Reskilling a Workforce at Scale

About This Episode

Reskilling a Workforce at Scale

Helen Sussex, the Director of Global Learning Design and Creation at CGI, discusses how CGI has navigated reskilling, upskilling, and futureproofing its workforce amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

About Our Guest

Helen Sussex

Helen has spent more than 30 years in IT services organizations and 25 years involved in learning in some way. She has done just about every learning role possible, both with IT training suppliers and internal learning organizations at national and global levels. For the last 7 years she has led the CGI Global Learning Design and Creation team, a specialist CoE, where she is responsible for delivering memorable global learning, managing global learning technologies and vendor partnerships and guiding the CGI global learning governance process. In 2017 Skillsoft recognized her as a Talent Development Champion.

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.