Our weekly web mingle is designed to give you some insight into the puzzling world of HR technology, discuss news from around the world that we find interesting, talk about upcoming events in our industry, and provide insightful interviews with people of our industry – who they are, what they do and why you should care. The WebMingle has become the most popular live Internet show in the HR technology industry!
The 50-minute WebMingle on May 1, the milestone 20th in our WebMingle series, featured both Kimberley Kasper, VP of Marketing, and Jon Ciampi, VP of Product Management with SumTotal Systems. It was another fascinating WebMingle and we touched on a number of issues related to talent management and learning management including:
- The recently announced proposed acquisition of SumTotal Systems
- Some exiting new customer wins and customer case studies
- The learning market and SumTotal’s leadership – i.e. highest ranking company in Gartner’s LMS Magic Quadrant, leader per Bersin & Associates, previous HRchitect Employee Performance Management Beauty Pageant winner
- Social Networking’s impact on Learning
- The performance management market and SumTotal’s leadership position
- SumTotal’s upcoming user conference (TotalConnection)
- Why tying learning to performance is critical
- …and more
About SumTotal Systems
SumTotal Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUMT) is the market leader and a global provider of talent development solutions. SumTotal deploys mission-critical solutions designed to align goals, develop skills, assess performance, plan for succession and set compensation. SumTotal’s solutions aim to accelerate performance and profits for more than 1,500 companies and governments of all sizes, including six of the world’s 10 biggest pharmaceutical makers, six of the 10 largest automotive companies in the world, four of the five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, three of the world’s top five airlines, five of the six largest U.S. commercial banks and two of the world’s top five specialty retailers. Mountain View, Calif.-based SumTotal has offices across Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. For more information about SumTotal’s products and services, visit www.sumtotalsystems.com.
About Kimberley Kasper, VP of Marketing with SumTotal Systems
Kimberley Kasper joined SumTotal in March 2008 as vice president of Marketing. She is responsible for all aspects of corporate marketing, including branding, messaging, corporate communications and demand generation. Additionally, she guides marketing initiatives and strategies for online and customer channels.
About Jon Ciampi, VP of Product Management with SumTotal Systems
Jon Ciampi is the vice president of Product Management for SumTotal Systems. In this role, he oversees activities for all of the company’s product marketing and management organizations, while driving the ongoing development of corporate product strategy.
If you missed this past week’s WebMingle, or any of our past WebMingles, please visit our web site at www.HRWebMingle.com. You will see a complete list of upcoming guests and will be able to listen to past shows.
Our next WebMingle will take place on May 8 with Henry Griendling, Founder and Managing Partner, and Joanne Bintliff-Ritchie, Chief Strategist, from DoubleStar. We look forward to welcoming Henry and Joanne to the WebMingle and hope to have you join us as well.
We hope to have you join us!
Matt Lafata, HRchitect