Learning’s New Deal: The Social Compact Between Employer and Employee

About This Episode

Learning’s New Deal: The Social Compact Between Employer and Employee

Today, there is a new social compact emerging between employer and employee. Continual learning and skilling is something employers must be able to provide employees, and making the most of those opportunities is something employees must deliver back to employers. Both parties must hold up their end of the bargain. And, when they do, there are positive, measurable outcomes for all involved. In this first episode of The Edge Season 3, we glean insights from both the employer and the employee perspective, as we welcome a passionate learning leader and a prolific — and prodigious — learner. Host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek sits down with Black Knight's Rich Baker, Enterprise LMS Administrator, and Matthew Noto, Manager for Cybersecurity and White Hat to discuss how they have created this social compact and culture of learning across their organization.

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About Our Guest

Rich Baker

Rich Baker is the Enterprise LMS Administrator for Black Knight where he has overall responsibility for all learning systems used by employees and clients.  In addition, Rich is the founding chair of the Knights of the DEI Roundtable at Black Knight where he focuses on open discussions around DEI topics among interested employees. In the community, Rich focuses on support for LGBTQ+ youth charities and initiatives.

About Our Guest

Matthew Noto

Matthew Noto is a Cyber Security Manager at Black Knight Inc. who oversees a team of ethical hackers that conduct penetration tests against Black Knight’s applications and assets in order to protect the company and its clients. Matthew has his MBA in Information Security Management as well as various industry certifications including Security+, Pentest+,  and CySA+. When Matthew is not in an engagement, he acts as a Black Knight Guru and a mentor for his peers, interns, and aspiring cybersecurity professionals. He is dedicated to inspiring our future cybersecurity warriors and is devoted to continuing education, security and privacy rights.

About Our Host

Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek

As Chief Marketing Officer, Michelle leads a global marketing organization, focused on transforming today’s workforce for tomorrow’s economy. Since joining the company, she has been responsible for Skillsoft’s global marketing strategy, which includes generating awareness, driving preference, and building affinity for Skillsoft. Additionally – and perhaps most importantly – Michelle serves as the company's brand evangelist, helping to build a vibrant community of passionate learners.

With more than 25 years of marketing, branding, and strategy experience, Michelle has made it her personal mission to support the advancement of women in business. Prior to Skillsoft, she served as Chief Marketing Officer of IBM Watson, where she was instrumental in developing the first “Women Leaders in AI” program, which honors women who put AI to work across industries and around the globe. She also served as the global head of marketing for The Weather Company, an IBM Business, helping companies understand how to anticipate, plan for, and ultimately make better decisions – with greater confidence – in the face of weather.

Michelle is a prolific speaker on a range of topics, including the war for talent, digital transformation, and marketing in a post-pandemic world. She covers these topics and more as the host of Skillsoft's podcast, The Edge, now in its second season. She has authored countless papers covering a range of business and marketing topics, was at the center of Skillsoft’s leadership role in DEI through free “Leadercamps,” and has taught two Percipio courses on the Pink Pandemic and Public Speaking.

Michelle is also a founding member of CMO Huddles, a group dedicated to bringing together and empowering highly effective B2B CMOs to share, care, and dare each other to greatness. Michelle holds a Master’s degree from Simmons University and sits on the pro side of the Oxford comma debate.