Safeguarding Against the Undercurrent of Volatility

About This Episode

Safeguarding Against the Undercurrent of Volatility

Increased regulation, emerging technology, climate change, worker protections, the ongoing-pandemic – these are just the beginning of risks and threats organizations will have to react to and safeguard against in 2021 and the years to come. Skillsoft VP of Compliance Products, Norm Ford, joins host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek to build upon the predictions he set for 2021 and share insight into how organizations can foster workplace cultures that are safe, ethical, and better prepared to do the right thing in times of volatility.

About Our Guest

Norm Ford

Norm Ford is VP of Compliance Products at Skillsoft. Mr. Ford has over 30 years’ experience in Conduct of Operations, Nuclear Operations, Training Drills, Qualification, Certification, Training Procedure and Technical Training issues while serving organizations including Lockheed Martin, the US Department of Energy, and the US Department of Defense.

About Our Host

Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek

As Chief Marketing Officer, Michelle is responsible for the leading global marketing strategy for the Skillsoft group of companies, focused on driving growth, generating brand awareness and increasing demand for Skillsoft’s solutions among learners, customers and partners. Since joining the company in 2019, she has overseen customer marketing, corporate communications, demand generation, marketing operations and business development.

Michelle brings more than 25 years of marketing, branding and strategy experience to her role. Prior to Skillsoft, she held several executive positions of increasing responsibility in the high-tech sector, including as Chief Marketing Officer of IBM Watson, where she was responsible for marketing the company's artificial intelligence (AI) products and solutions. Michelle also served as the Global Head of Marketing for The Weather Company, an IBM Business, where she helped companies understand how to anticipate, plan for and ultimately make better decisions – with greater confidence - in the face of weather.

Michelle holds a Master's of Science from Simmons University.