HCMx Radio 190: Why Integrations and Automation Are Critical to the Future Of L&D

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HCMx Radio 190: Why Integrations and Automation Are Critical to the Future Of L&D

Guests: Bret Kramer-VP, Sales at Qstream and David Cariello-Integrations Lead at Qstream

Bret Kramer is the VP of Sales & Customer Success at Qstream. He began his career as a software developer working on F-16 test stations, then spent the next 15 years selling and deploying software development tools with Rational Software (later acquired by IBM) in various roles including technical pre- and post-sales, sales, management and enablement. He left IBM in 2009 and moved into the exciting world of SaaS, where he has since held sales and sales management positions over the past 12 years. Bret has a proven track record of helping clients in the work management and learning spaces solve their most pressing business challenges and increase the value of their SaaS ecosystem through integration, automation and thoughtful deployment of technology. Bret is a graduate of Purdue University with a BS in Computer and Electrical Engineering and also holds an MS in Engineering Management from Southern Methodist University. Fun fact: Bret lives in Dallas where he raised his two boys, Kyle and Mark. He now fills the empty nest with his dog, Annie, and enjoys traveling near and far with his girlfriend, Darla.

David Cariello is the Integration Lead at Qstream. He is an experienced cloud software engineer turned integration lead with specialties in Workato and Integromat. He is professionally focused on designing and developing delightful project management tool-centered solutions via both of these iPaaS offerings. Dave has a successful track record in training a diverse range of enterprise teams on solution platforms, scalable architecture and the entire integration life cycle. He’s passionate about innovative automations and helps Qstream customers make learning efficient and effective with powerful integrations.  Fun fact: Dave was track and field decathlon athlete in college — a competition that consists of ten track and field events.

Qstream is a leading enterprise microlearning solution proven by science and in practice to boost learner performance at scale through knowledge reinforcement, engagement, and analytics. Since 2008, Qstream has been on a mission to make people in the workplace better at what they do. Today, over 600 global organizations rely on Qstream to build high-performance teams by delivering a precision microlearning experience that reinforces job-critical knowledge and skills in minutes a day. Resulting in 93% average learner engagement levels and 17% average proficiency improvements, Qstream gives companies the tools they need to get a real-time view of performance readiness and take action where it is needed most.

Social Media Links

  • linkedin.com/company/Qstream
  • twitter.com/Qstream
  • instagram.com/qstreamers

Topics include:

  • Engage, Learn, Reinforce, Analyze
  • The most critical learning needs facing businesses
  • Transitioning to the future of L&D
  • The challenges around integrations today
  • The key metrics of proficiency, engagement, retention and content performance
  • Why L&D is often at the bottom of the priority list for IT
  • Siloed systems mean manual data entry and less real-time visibility into how learning programs are performing
  • How these metrics can be tied to business outcomes
  • Integrating microlearning with the systems employees use every day
  • The no-code solution that eliminates the obstacle of burdensome integration
  • How microlearning is combined with traditional courses in the LMS to make programs more engaging and impactful
  • Insights from Bret and David’s journey
  • And more!

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