Workshop Session | Thursday, June 28 | 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Track: Data & Measurement

The learning and development profession is undergoing a fundamental shift from a training function to a highly strategic business consultant. With the advancements of machine learning, multiple data points now reveal previously hidden connections between what your employees know and the results your business will achieve. Organizations can measure behavior change and predict future business outcomes based on learning data. These learning insights provide the opportunity for businesses to take strategic action before a negative predicted outcome becomes reality. Join this session to hear how getting to Kirkpatrick Level 4 is possible. We will outline how this data can be captured and how it predicts business outcomes. You will also hear how best-in-class organizations like FedEx, At Home and Walmart are using learning data to predict and change business outcomes and the results they’ve achieved.

What will you learn?

  • What learning data now reveals using new technologies.
  • How that information can be used to alter business outcomes.


JD Dillon, Principal Learning Strategist, Axonify
JD Dillon is the principal learning strategist with Axonify, where he works with an award-winning team to boost employee knowledge, organizational capability and business results for leading organizations through the application of modern learning practices and cutting-edge technology.
JD has spent his 20-year career designing and implementing learning and performance strategies for respected global organizations, including The Walt Disney Company, Kaplan, Brambles, and AMC Theatres. With his practical approach and unique ability to integrate science, technology, storytelling and pure common sense, JD delivers modern solutions that enable employees and drive results.