Excellence at Work Episode 239: How Learning Drives Digital Transformation

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Excellence at Work Episode 239: How Learning Drives Digital Transformation

Speakers: Dr. Sandra Loughlin, Chief Learning Scientist | Global Head, Client Learning & Talent Enablement – EPAM

Topics include:

  • What is the definition of digital transformation?
  • Why did EPAM establish a division focused on client learning and enablement?
  • What are some of the learning areas that companies need to focus on to support digital transformation?
  • What do learning and talent leaders need to do differently to see the impacts of digital learning programs?
  • What does talent enablement mean in the context of digital transformation?
  • What are some tips for organizations who want to improve how they attract, retain and develop technology talent?
  • Insights from Sandra’s journey
  • And more!

Dr. Sandra Loughlin is a learning scientist and organizational psychologist focused on aligning people to digitally driven business transformation. As Chief Learning Scientist at EPAM Systems, Dr. Loughlin is responsible for bringing EPAM’s many internal and external-facing educational activities under one umbrella, and ensuring they incorporate cutting-edge educational practices and collectively drive business growth, quality and results.

Dr. Loughlin is also EPAM’s Global Head of Client Learning & Talent Enablement, responsible for translating EPAM’s internal learning and talent approach into a strategy that clients can implement, helping them recreate EPAM’s award-winning culture of engineering excellence and continuous learning for their own organizations. She also tailors EPAM’s industry-recognized talent management system for clients to help them successfully attract, retain and develop technology talent. Our client learning team’s innovative approach and demonstrable impact have garnered several industry awards and led to Dr. Loughlin being recognized as a 2022 Global Leader in Consulting by Consulting Magazine.

EPAM is a leading digital transformation services and product engineering company with expertise in technology, digital, data, product, and innovation. In the past 25+ years, EPAM has grown organically into a global, 60k-employee organization with virtually no advertising. The company’s strategy hinges on hiring, developing, and retaining world-class technology talent. EPAM has invested heavily in developing a continuous learning culture, skills-based hiring and talent management, and proprietary talent-related platforms and tools.

Recently, EPAM Continuum, the consulting arm of EPAM, began sharing EPAM’s approach and resources – content, practical exercises, mentorship model, competency matrices, skill assessments, and proprietary people platforms – as customizable accelerators to help clients cultivate top technical talent and grow leaders at all levels. EPAM also created a series of education programs for technology practitioners, executives in the business and IT, and employees across the business, based on EPAM’s technical expertise and practical, on-the-ground insights. Learn more at WWW.EPAM.COM.

 

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