Future-Proof Your Learning Ecosystem with Design Thinking-Driven Strategy

Presented at ATD TechKnowledge 

Technology Strategy for Leaders Track 

In this session, you will learn models and tools that will help you more effectively partner with the business to transform the value of learning.

  • We'll cover a model for an adaptive learning organization that has discrete measurement dimensions and used to benchmark an organizations capabilities and define further transformation
  • Look at learning ecosystems and innovation frameworks as Design Thinking tools to map your current state, explore potential futures, and chart right-sized innovation that drives organizational impact
  • Learn about enterprise modeling techniques that enable a deeper understanding of the enterprise and set you up for an effective investment of L&D resources for business impact

Presented by Dr. Daniel McCoy and Michael Hruska

Future-Proof Your Learning Ecosystem with Design Thinking-Driven Strategy

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About the Presenters

Dr. Daniel McCoy | Strategic Learning Leader and Solutions Architect


Daniel McCoy is an experienced Chief Learning Officer and strategic learning leader for industry, education, and Government sectors. Dr. McCoy is an admired presenter regarding electronic and distributed learning and has spent his career deploying learning as a key strategic asset to develop adaptive organizational cultures and talent strategies built on scalable, personalized, and embedded performance systems, distributed technologies, and just-in-time analytics. Dr. McCoy earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Florida and has held positions as a software developer, product designer, creative director, editorial supervisor, and executive producer for learning platforms developed for dental and medical education, professional development in early learning, mental health treatment, graduate and professional education, and college-level curriculum. 


Michael Hruska | Chief Customer Success Officer and CRO 

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Michael Hruska is a technologist and design thinking (DT) practitioner with experiences spanning across standards, emerging technologies, learning, and science. He is a former researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Mike provides technology, business model and innovation solutions to Fortune 500, government and startups. He researches, strategizes, designs, and makes advanced technology solutions and products. His team has built award-winning products and delivered solutions that support millions of users and billions of hits of daily web traffic.  Michael’s experience spans the continuum between advanced research on adaptive learning ecosystems and emerging technology solution/product design in a variety of industries.