Visual Insight works with a consortium of experts with highly innovative and successful approaches to communication, information management, learning, leadership, marketing, and collaboration. We enable clients to quickly define issues, crystalize strategy, and diffuse new ideas that lead change in their industries.
Founder and President of Global Learning Resources
Kevin is a globally known speaker, author, teacher and consultant in human capital acquisition and development, as well as in corporate education. His extensive career, global client base, and research affiliations make GLR a leading provider of both human resource strategy and process advice and counsel.
He is the author of numerous articles on human resource development, career development, recruiting, and on establishing corporate universities. He is a frequent speaker at conferences. He writes a weekly Internet column on recruiting and staffing, which can be found at www.erexchange.com , and pens a monthly column for Corporate University News magazine.
He serves as adjunct faculty at San Jose State University, the University of San Francisco and on the business faculty at San Francisco State University. He has been the Senior Vice President for Staffing and Workforce Development at the Charles Schwab Corporation, the Vice President of Human Resources for Alphatec Electronics, Inc. in Thailand, and served in a variety of human resources roles at National Semiconductor Corporation.
Founder of Jeff Saperstein & Associates
JEFF SAPERSTEIN is a well-respected marketing instructor, writer, and consultant to government, product, and service companies and NGOs. He has consulted and taught in Japan, France, Israel, Latin America, and on the Global Development Learning Network with Ghana. Jeff teaches at San Francisco State University Graduate School of Business, UC Berkeley International, and as a guest lecturer at universities in Europe and Asia.
Founder of Learning Conversations
Facilitating learning conversations across disciplines for 25 years.
* High technology
* New paradigm business
* Health and wellness
* Contemplative and spiritual
Claudia L’Amoreaux offers a wholistic approach to expansive learning–one that incorporates body, mind and spirit. Claudia founded her consulting company, Edge-ucation, in 1995 to take a leading role in creating the future of learning. Consulting clients span Education (UCSC, Virtual High School), Entertainment (OZ Interactive, multiplayer 3D gaming), Business (Perceptronics, E-learning), Government (UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre, E-learning). She has worked in the Pacific Islands, North and South America, the Middle East and Europe. Her work as a global “edge-ucator” has been featured on BBC World Radio in their Essential Guide to the New Millenium, 3/2000, on the internationally syndicated television show, New Media News, and in the film, On the Wild Side–Meetings with Remarkable Women.
Chuck Sieloff, Ph.D.
Chuck Sieloff is an “idea practitioner”, whose work has been profiled in the new Tom Davenport/Larry Prusak book, What’s the Big Idea? (Harvard Business School Press, 2003). The authors describe idea practitioners as individuals who use business improvement ideas to bring about change in organizations, providing the critical link between innovative ideas and practical action.
In Chuck’s case, this role spanned a 28-year career at Hewlett-Packard, which included a variety of Information Technology management jobs. Examples of ideas that he helped identify, adapt, and successfully implement within an IT context include:
* The application of TQM methods to software development
* The use of prototyping techniques for application design and development
* IT as a catalyst for business process reengineering
* The widespread adoption of formal change management methodologies
* The use of scenario analysis for IT strategic planning
* The use of graphic facilitation, history timelines, and graphic templates to support major change initiatives
* The design of balanced scorecard performance metrics to drive process improvement initiatives
* The early adoption of knowledge management concepts and practices
After retiring from HP in 1999, he continued his interest in working with innovative business ideas as a Research Affiliate with the Institute for the Future in Menlo Park, CA. At IFTF, his work has focused on the organizational and social impact of emerging technologies, the role of innovation in large organizations, and the future of R&D. He has also helped individual companies evaluate their current capacity and future potential for innovation within their IT organizations.
Chuck has a B.A. from Wesleyan University (Connecticut), as well as M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in European history from Stanford University. He has published articles on a variety of topics, including IT strategy, knowledge management, scenario planning, and organizational innovation.
Betsy Burroughs has over 25 years experience in marketing, advertising, sales and publishing. She has marketed products ranging from Informix software and NEC semiconductors to Redken Haircare, Sun-Maid raisins, Zee paper towels and Purex–working in account management at leading international advertising agencies including Foote, Cone & Belding; D’Arcy-McManus Benton & Bowles; and TFB/BBDO. She has held sales and sales management positions at Computerworld and Computer Systems News. At both her own advertising agency and at her marketing consultancy, her clients have included both large consumer and high technology companies and major publishing houses.
For decades Betsy has used a method to help her develop marketing programs for her clients. By the late 1990’s she’d refined this technique and used it over and over in her marketing consulting business. With it she can quickly tap into the heart of her client’s marketing message to help her produce strategies and campaigns that emotionally excite both her clients and their customers.
Betsy believes the most effective ideas and solutions can come from within a company, not from the outside. By expanding on several well-established brainstorming techniques that open up new points of view, Betsy’s methods tap into a company’s knowledge of itself to reveal new ideas and solutions to their business and marketing issues.
Artist & Writer christinewalker.net
Christine Walker is a visual artist and writer skilled in communicating through words and images. In her story-imaging approach to graphic facilitation, she translates the essence of meetings into dynamic illustrated wall journals and follow-on materials. She draws on her experience as educator, entrepreneur, and multi-disciplinary artist to focus group creative process and reveal the synergy of content. Her published books include “A Painter’s Garden: Cultivating the Creative Life,” (Warner, 1997) and “Wooleycat’s Musical Theater” (Tortuga Press, 2003). She is an exhibiting painter, songwriter, novelist, and writer of communications, naming/branding, and marketing for corporations and non-profit organizations. She has a Masters in Interdisciplinary Creative Arts from San Francisco State University and lives in Sonoma County, California, with her husband and son.
Clark Quinn, Ph.D.
Director of Quinnovation; Author of Engaging Learning: Designing e-Learning Simulation Games
Clark’s been passionate about using technology to improve the ability to think and learn since he first connected the dots between learning and computers while an undergraduate at UC San Diego. He created his own major in Computer-Based Education, and hasn’t looked back. (His senior project was on using email to conduct classroom discussion; as this was in 1979, he can truly say he’s been doing eLearning for over 20 years!)
From UCSD he connected with DesignWare and designed and programmed educational computer games, which has led to an ongoing fascination with, and investigation of, the ways games can be used to facilitate learning. Reading about a thing called “cognitive engineering”, Clark returned to UCSD to focus on applying cognitive science to thinking and learning processes and systems.
After conducting research on educational tools at San Diego State University’s Center for Research on Mathematics and Science Education while finishing his Ph.D., Clark took a postdoctoral fellowship at the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh. There he conducted research on tools for supporting model-based reasoning in science while developing a game for investigating analogical processes in thinking.
Clark moved to Australia to take up a position at the University of New South Wales, teaching Human-Computer Interaction while continuing research into how engagement and learning can be mutually beneficial. He stepped up to support two Australian government-sponsored initiatives on new media and online learning, first Open Net and then Access Australia CMC.
Returning to California, Clark took up the task of designing and leading the development of an intelligently adaptive learning system, before moving out to independently support initiatives in learning technology through OtterSurf Labs. Also interested in improving organizational processes through a focus on learning to learn, he’s a founding fellow of the Meta-Learning Lab.