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105 How to Prepare Your Company for New Technologies

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM ET
Monday, November 7

Tracks: Strategies

Room: Monterey 1

We’ve all experienced challenges when trying to introduce new technologies to our organizations. Some people are open to change while others are not. Future-thinking companies engage with innovative training. A two-tier system is beginning to emerge between the companies that are investing in cutting-edge training platforms and the ones that aren’t.

In this session, we will discuss steps to build a successful implementation plan. I’ll share examples and checklists from my enterprise implementations. If businesses want to avoid falling behind in a post-vaccine economy—due to declining innovation, reputation and, ultimately, market share—they need to take a bold approach to upskilling. I’ll provide the framework and clear steps to use when investigating, selecting, and implementing new technology.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to investigate technologies that will solve problems for your company
  • How to assemble the right implementation team
  • Why a pilot program is the key to success
  • How to launch and fine-tune your program

Debbie Richards


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Debbie Richards is a learning architect, self-proclaimed geek, and early adopter of learning technologies. A learning architect ensures a clear vision with a clearly defined roadmap, bringing together tools, platforms, and content into a form that is easy to use, scales, and delivers a great user experience. Passionate about working with and mentoring other talent development professionals, Debbie is the past president of the ATD Houston chapter and a past national advisor for chapters.