LX 2018 Conference session videos and highlights


Thursday, April 12, 2018 | By Lauren Jack

Last week the SS&C Learning Institute hosted the first LX 2018 event at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The event brought together leaders in learning and development across the financial industry for an engaging afternoon focused on the Learner Experience (LX). Attendees heard from three global leaders in the fields of artificial intelligence, neuroscience and culture development as they explored how to shift programs away from ticking the box and into an adaptive, intelligent paradigm focused on real-time personalization, comprehension and results.

“A core pillar of the SS&C Learning Institute is thought leadership and our first event of 2018 certainly delivered. Over sixty learning professionals sat in on three topical sessions in an intimate setting. The feedback has been tremendous and we look forward to hosting many more.” said Grant Kreft, Vice President at SS&C.

Explore videos of the speakers and what attendees thought of the content. Session Highlights included:

Machine Learning is the Future of Human Learning with Paul Walker, Senior Advisor, Volley

In the last decade, Artificial Intelligence has changed the way we think about shopping, media, communicating, driving, medicine, finance and so much more. As AI technologies continue to expand at a breakneck speed, learning and knowledge capture could be the next frontier.

This session shared some of the history of AI and today’s capabilities, by describing the intersection of AI and language and showing real examples of how AI is already changing learning and education.

How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Using the Science of Total Motivation Learning with Simon Bray, Principal, Vega Factor

CEOs, managers and entrepreneurs are aware that culture is an important part of their employees’ performance, but few know how to build and sustain a high performing one.

This discussion shared Vega Factor’s approach and techniques through storytelling and exercises. Their approach is based on the finding that motivation is at the heart of any company’s performance: why people work determines how well they work and the most important “whys” are play, purpose and potential. Attendees gained a deeper understanding of performance, motivation and culture and a set of ideas and tactics for how to take action.

Using the Brain in Business with Moran Cerf, Professor of Neuroscience and Business, Kellogg School of Management

Recent years have revealed new ways to expand our understanding of clients by learning how they think. This is done using tools and techniques that peek into the brain of the clients and eavesdrop on the ways by which they decide, learn and engage with content. Now, we can see how people understand and remember messages, emotionally connect with brands and choose what they like and want. Replacing traditional tools of marketing like focus groups or surveys, neuroscience now offers a variety of options to business managers that enable a deeper insight into the mind of the individual.

In this talk some of those tools were exposed, along with the way one can go about expanding the knowledge and ways to use them.

LX 2018, New York is the first of many thought leadership events to be hosted by the SS&C Learning Institute. With constantly evolving markets and emerging technologies, we will continue to promote the learner experience by leveraging our network of global experts to stay at the forefront of learning. For those who couldn’t attend, we hope to see you at our future events.



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