Perspectives Unleashed: 2021 Recap

About This Episode

Perspectives Unleashed: 2021 Recap

Perspective has been Unleashed! Skillsoft’s annual learning event for leaders and learners just took place on September 22nd and 23rd, 2021. But don’t worry if you were unable to join us – this episode will catch you up on everything you missed. Host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek sits down with Skillsoft’s CRO, Eric Stine, to recap Perspectives Unleashed 2021 and share key takeaways from the event. With a two-day, action-packed agenda, featuring world-class speakers and actionable guidance, Michelle and Eric discuss the sessions, lessons, news, and key announcements shared at this year’s event. This is one episode you won’t want to miss.

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The views expressed by guests are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Skillsoft.

Featured in Our Perspectives Unleashed Highlight Reel (By Order of Appearance):

  • Jeff Tarr, Chief Executive Officer, Skillsoft
  • Dorie Clark, Harvard Business Review Author and Duke University Fuqua School of Business Executive Education Professor
  • Kristy Wallace, Chief Executive Officer, Ellevate Network
  • Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek, Chief Marketing Officer, Skillsoft
  • Eric Stine, Chief Revenue Officer, Skillsoft
  • Jaz Ampaw-Farr, International TEDx Speaker, Thought Leader & Resilience Ninja
  • Apratim Purakayastha (AP), Chief Technology Officer, Skillsoft
  • Potoula Chresomales, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Skillsoft
  • Rashim Mogha, Customer Market Leader, Leadership and Business Solutions, Skillsoft
  • Kevin Metsners, Digital & Professional Learning Solutions, Learning & Professional Development Talent Enablement, HPE
  • Flavia Moreira, Global Diversity and Inclusion Director, Lenovo
  • Manoj Parthasarathy, Vice President, HR Digital Operations and Global Learning Solutions
  • Nick Boyd, Sr. Director, HR - Learning, Development, D&I, Culture + Experience, Target

About Our Guest

Eric Stine

A global technology executive with extensive strategy and growth experience, Eric joined Skillsoft as Chief Revenue Officer in 2021.

He previously served as Chief of Staff for the President of Global Sales, Services and Customer Engagement at SAP, where he supported global go-to-market strategy and operations. Prior to that, he was Chief Revenue Officer at Qualtrics and Chief Innovation Officer for SAP America.

Earlier in his career, Eric held positions of increasing seniority at SAP, Ciber, Virtustream and Blackboard.

Eric is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at Boston University School of Law and founder of the Eric & Neil Stine-Markman Scholarship, the first permanent endowment to dedicate scholarship funds to the LGBTQ+ community. He also plays active board and fundraising roles for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Yale Pediatrics and Northwestern University.

Eric holds a Juris Doctorate from the Boston University School of Law and Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and History from Northwestern University.

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.