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Thursday, January 1



Christopher Adams

Principal Consultant

Performance Change Strategies LLC

Christopher Adams, PhD, is a consultant and designer with over 25 years experience helping organizations improve the performance of people and systems to produce business results. Chris frequently writes and speaks on the topic of performance consulting and is passionate about supporting learning and talent teams that apply the performance consulting approach.

Iuliia Algasova

Manager, Senior Instructional Designer, Head of Content Design Center

EPAM Systems

Iuliia Algasova’s professional journey began as an English and Spanish language tutor in her first year of university. After three years, she became a language trainer at IQ Consultancy company, where she planned and delivered lessons, prepared teaching materials, and helped students improve their language skills. Simultaneously, she worked part-time as a content writer at Livingston Research, honing her skills in producing well-researched content and collaborating with a writing team.

After finishing her master’s degree she joined EPAM as a language instructor, developing goal-oriented courses for IT specialists and assessing students in IELTS format. After one year on the job, she started creating customized ESL courses for IT specialists, which deepened her enthusiasm for instructional design and led her to a senior content specialist role in the Content Design Center department. She progressed through the roles of lead content specialist and associate manager to her current position as the head of the Content Design Center. Overall, her professional journey gave her great experience in managing instructional designers, overseeing learning content development, and creating departmental strategies.

Jess Almlie

Chief Consultant

Learning Business Advisor Consulting

Jess Almlie is a learning strategist with over 25 years of experience across multiple industries. She began her work in facilitation, design, and leadership roles, and more recently served as a vice president of learning experience in the benefits division of WEX. Jess holds an MS in educational leadership, a BA in organizational communication, and a certificate in improving human performance from ATD. She volunteers as a tutor for adult English language learners and as an ATD National Advisor for Chapters. Jess is also a member of the Talent Development Think Tank, a group of worldwide talent development thought leaders.

Susanne Ambros

Head of Relations and TeamLead QualityLearning

QualityMinds GmbH

Susanne Ambros is head of relations at QualityMinds, as well as team lead of the QualityLearning Team. Applying agile principles to learning in her role of an Agile Learning Coach has become a real passion for her. Before joining QualityMinds, Susanne co-founded a company specializing in learning operations in 2002. As part of the management team, Susanne successfully developed sustainable learning support businesses for large national and international corporations until 2017. She studied to become a teacher with geography and economics as her main subjects and still teaches business management at the Chamber of Commerce in Munich, Germany.