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Leading vendors will be available to demonstrate and discuss their offerings throughout the conference. This year’s sponsors have market-leading solutions spanning a variety of areas, including leadership development, talent management, assessment, recruiting outsourcing, and much more.

Premier Sponsors

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Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand is a leading global provider of a comprehensive learning and talent management solution delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS). We enable organizations to meet the challenges they face in empowering their people and maximizing the productivity of their human capital. Our solution consists of five integrated platforms for learning management, enterprise social networking, performance management, succession planning and extended enterprise. Our clients use our solution to develop employees throughout their careers, engage all employees effectively, improve business execution, cultivate future leaders and integrate with their external networks of customers, vendors and distributors. We currently empower more than 4.9 million users across 164 countries and in 23 languages.

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Development Dimensions International (DDI)

For over 40 years, DDI has helped the most successful companies around the world close the gap between where their businesses need to go and the talent required to take them there. Our areas of expertise span every level, from individual contributors to the executive suite: success profile management, selection and assessment, leadership and workforce development, succession management, and performance management. DDI’s comprehensive, yet practical approach to talent management starts by ensuring?close connection of our solutions to your business strategies, and ends only when we produce the results you require. You’ll find that DDI is an essential partner wherever you are on your journey to building extraordinary talent.

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Impact Achievement Group, Inc.

Impact Achievement Group is an assessment, leadership development, and performance management training and consulting company, focused on retention and employee engagement. Through assessments, story-based interactive workshops, simulations, and coaching, we provide managers/supervisors with the skills and tools they need to diagnose, coach, and inspire performance for results. Impact Achievement Group offers organizations a unique opportunity to assess how well managers create an engaging work environment, effectively set expectations, hold employees accountable, and conduct effective workplace communications. By combining the power of the ”Leadership Impact Survey™ and the Harrison Assessment™, leaders can determine the “what” and the “why” of how well performance is being managed throughout the organization. Services are tailored to the client’s unique needs; delivering flexible, interactive learning experiences. Through integration of the world’s best assessment processes, training, coaching and measurement programs, Impact Achievement Group helps organizations improve human performance to achieve bottom line results.

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MindLeaders is an elearning company devoted to learning as a key to talent management support and structure. We are excited to announce our new Talent Management coaching content, developed in partnership with Bersin & Associates. Based on the WhatWorks® framework, it will provide you with actionable best-practices. This catalog lends instant support to your employees, your managers, and your Human Resource department. Topics include building performance plans and setting goals that really motivate and direct employees, effective coaching and mentoring skills for managers, and managing careers and succession plans in your company. MindLeaders has been designing learning programs that promote the success of people and companies for over 25 years. We offer over 4,000 award-winning courses, personal learning advisors, and an online reference library and mentoring service.

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It’s a digital age. One where people are free to learn, think, collaborate, and create, allowing technology to do the routine. AchieveGlobal inspires the 21st century workforce to better sell, service and lead – the 3 core disciplines for an organization in the digital age. There are things technology can’t do. Think. Learn. Solve problems. Listen. Motivate. Explain. People with these skills have a bright future in the 21st century. AchieveGlobal provides exceptional development in interpersonal business skills giving companies the workforce they need for business results. Located in over 40 countries, we offer multi-language, learning based solutions – globally, regionally and locally.

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Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information. Transform ideas and information into innovation, action, and enterprise business results through engaging content, flexible delivery, and rapid deployment. Adobe eLearning solutions include industry-leading authoring tools, real-time collaboration, effective curriculum management, and robust reporting capabilities. Adobe® Connect™ for eLearning provides novices and experts alike with the capability to easily create and deliver compelling self-paced online courses, conduct highly interactive virtual classes, and efficiently manage training programs.

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General Physics Corporation

General Physics Corporation (GP) employs more than 1,900 learning professionals worldwide. Founded in 1966, GP provides training, technical support and outsourcing services to large multinational companies and government customers to assist them in meeting the learning and development needs of their employees. GP is a full-service learning and development organization with expertise and experience in all aspects of training program design, development, and implementation, from instructor-led classroom, on-line and blended training solutions, to global training outsourcing. GP’s capabilities in project management, on-site leadership, curriculum and instructor management, content management, training logistics and administration allow us to meet all the learning and development needs of our clients. GP’s approach is designed to flex when service expertise is required, yet minimize costs so that our clients ultimately pays only for the services required, when they are required &nd?sh; in essence, a just-in-time training approach.

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Harvard Business Publishing

Harvard Business Publishing, the premier source for management practices, programs, and content, partners with organizations, corporate clients, and government institutions to understand their learning objectives and works with them to develop and implement a customized portfolio of content and services uniquely suited to their leadership and management development strategies. Harvard Business Publishing’s integrated portfolio includes eLearning, virtual classroom, and content solutions tailored to meet the needs of global organizations. Offerings include the award winning Leadership Direct virtual classroom program, Harvard ManageMentor on-line learning and performance support platform, and custom learning portals. Harvard Business Publishing provides scalable solutions that deliver the world’s best content to both emerging and experienced leaders.

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Kelley School of Business, Indiana University

The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, ranked #1 in global custom executive education public universities by the Financial Times, specializes in executive development programs that don’t just inform a business; they transform a business. With a wide variety of content and delivery options, Kelley strives to provide corporations maximum business impact through engaging and innovative approaches to leadership development. From action learning projects to alternate reality games, Kelley is known for cutting edge approaches that do more to develop strong leaders than any mere classroom experience can. Utilizing world class faculty, flexible locations, and state-of-the-art technology, Kelley designs and delivers solutions customized to a client’s needs, industry, and learning style. We believe that executive development is only as valuable as the impact it has on your business. To this end, we provide extensive support for assessment, implementation, and measurement to ensure the highest return on investment.

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Founded in 2003, LinkedIn is the world’s largest and most powerful professional social network. Every day millions of people around the world turn to LinkedIn to share professional insights, learn from their peers, network and find their next big opportunity. LinkedIn Recruiting Solutions have transformed the way organizations recruit. We provide thousands of recruiters, ?R professionals and hiring managers with highly effective ways to find, contact, influence and hire the world’s best talent. Our solutions run the gamut, from sourcing and pipelining through high viral job distribution to recruitment branding and media. Our customers include over 70% of the Fortune 100 and corporations from every industry around the globe.

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Plateau Systems, LTD.

Plateau Systems is the industry’s premier provider of enterprise-class SaaS talent management suites. Major global corporations and government agencies, including General Electric, the U.S. Air Force and Capital One Services are using Plateau’s integrated talent management solutions to improve productivity and facilitate strategic workforce initiatives around learning, performance, compensation and career and succession management. Plateau is widely recognized throughout the industry for its commitment to customer satisfaction, forward-thinking vision and for consistently delivering best-in-class functionality. Founded in 1996, Plateau is headquartered in Arlington, Va. and has offices across the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific.

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SkillSoft is a leading provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses. SkillSoft enables organizations to maximize business performance through the intelligent use of online learning. Content offerings include business, IT, desktop and compliance courseware, as well as complementary content assets such as Leadership Development Channel, KnowledgeCenter™ portals, virtual instructor-led classes and online mentoring services. Books24x7® offers access to more than 25,000 digitized IT and business books, as well as book summaries and reports. Technology offerings include the SkillPort® LMS, Search & Learn®, Dialogue™ virtual classroom and inGenius™ social learning layer.

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StepStone Solutions

StepStone Solutions delivers world-class technology for finding, recruiting, retaining, managing and developing people. Our global talent acquisition and talent management solutions are available in many languages, with seamless, internet-based access. With the support of our experienced professionals they can be quickly and reliably implemented anywhere in the world, using SaaS or on-premises delivery, to give rapid return on inve?tment. Over 1,600 organisations in 50 countries rely on StepStone Solutions every day to improve their business performance, to build effective talent strategies, and to help their people have more effective, enjoyable and rewarding careers. StepStone Solutions operates in 16 countries and employs around 550 people. Its global customers include Emerson Electric, CSL Behring, Munich Re, Checkpoint Systems, Sara Lee, Ash Grove, Merck, Carlson Wagonlit, France Telecom, Deloitte, Deutsche Telekom, Grupo Azucarero Mexico, Heineken, Huawei, Lufthansa, PUMA, and Virgin Atlantic.

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The RightThing

The RightThing is one of the nation’s leading recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) providers. Harnessing the power of unmatched proprietary technology, The RightThing continues to lead the industry with innovative, scalable solutions that help clients find, recruit, hire and retain top talent. Dedicated to recruitment leadership, technology and outsourcing, The RightThing offers recruiting solutions to small, medium and large organizations serving many of the world’s leading companies. The RightThing is also parent company to AIRS, the leading provider of recruitment training.

Gold Sponsors

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At ADP, we’re committed to providing you with easy-to-use solutions that help to control costs, so you can focus on what you do best. Organizations of all sizes, in every industry, trust ADP’s proven expertise and technology for all of their employer needs – from recruitment to retirement – including payroll, tax, HR and benefits administration. Wherever you do business, across the street or around the globe, you can count on ADP to help you succeed.

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getAbstract, inc.

getAbstract is the leader in compressed knowledge. We provide rapid, on-the-go access to the vast expert knowledge of top business leaders and authors. Our library includes over 7,000 business book summaries (in five languages), which client organizations and executives use to evolve their learning culture and develop their employees into leaders. Some of our clients include the most sophisticated and knowledge-driven firms in business today, such as Microsoft, Citigroup, DaimlerChrysler, Ernst & Young, Pricewaterhouse?oopers, McDonald’s, Boeing and more. We have relationships with over 470 leading publishing houses, including a unique partnership with Harvard Business Publishing Press, and ensure that our customers stay up to date on the latest business information, trends and best-practices. Our 5-page summaries can be delivered to all of the latest computing devices, online, in print and audio – and fully integrated and customized into a company’s learning programs and knowledge base.

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IBM Global Process Services HR, Learning and Recruiting Outsourcing

IBM has over 400,000 employees and contractors worldwide, serving clients in 174 countries, and speaking more than 165 languages. IBMers around the world invent and integrate hardware, software and services to enable forward-thinking enterprises, institutions and people everywhere to success. IBM delivers HR, Learning and Recruiting solutions that accelerate business results by optimizing workforce and business performance. IBM offers a full menu of HR services, ranging from recruiting, payroll, contact center, employee data management and benefits to learning to reporting and analytics. Clients employees, managers and HR professionals can enjoy a quality experience delivered through web, voice or chat options. By providing the flexible, tactical HR support needed, IBM can help reinvigorate our clients HR strategy and increase their employee satisfaction. For nearly a century, IBM has created and applied technology and processes to make the world work better and smarter.

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I Love Rewards

I Love Rewards is the leader in employee rewards and recognition solutions. Top employers in North America choose I Love Rewards for its proven best practices in launching and sustaining successful web-based programs. Our focus is to recruit, retain and inspire employees and align them to company goals. We believe that engaged, motivated employees drive the results most important to business success. I Love Rewards’ investors customers include: 3M, Ceridian, Eli Lilly, ConAgra Foods, BlueCross BlueShield, Clarke’s, New Balance and many more.

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Lawson delivers ERP software and services to 4,000 customers across 40 countries. Under the Lawson Strategic HCM system there are three distinct suites: Lawson Talent Management; Lawson Human Resource Management; and, Lawson Workforce Management. Our Strategic HCM solutions can help you develop your employees in ways that benefit them and you. Simply put, we provide you wi?h the information you need to maximize employee potential. We can also help you with key pain points. For instance, many HR executives struggle to provide information that help workforce-related decision making. Strategic HCM delivers actionable information about your people in support of your business strategy.

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rapidLD is a professional services firm devoted to helping organizations identify and subsequently create value from their purchase of learning and talent management technology. Our principals have been in the learning business long before it became an ‘e’ business and have developed an array of best practices around self-directed learning. Our structured approach to organization analysis allows us to create a defensible business case and technology roadmap best suited to the customer’s specific environment. As a true consulting partner, we can then use our deployment framework to assist the customer through the entire life-cycle of learning and talent technology acquisition and deployment.

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Richardson is a global sales performance improvement and training company that helps leading organizations improve performance, drive results, and execute their vision. We do this by making sure they have a best practice sales process integrated with their CRM, the right people in the right roles, training and development of the sales team, and coaching and tools to sustain it all. What is unique about Richardson is how we create truly customized solutions that are relevant to their team, ensure sustained behavior change, and provide measureable results.

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Saba (NASDAQ:SABA) provides a new class of people systems that combine people learning, people performance and people collaboration solutions. Today’s people-driven enterprises are using Saba solutions to mobilize and engage people around new strategies and initiatives, align and connect people to accelerate the flow of business, and cultivate, capture and share individual and collective knowhow to effectively compete and succeed. Saba’s premier customer base includes major global organizations and industry leaders in financial services, life sciences and healthcare, high tech, automotive and manufacturing, retail, energy and utilities, packaged goods, and public sector organizations. Saba’s solutions are available in the cloud (both the public and private) and are underpinned by global services capabilities and partnerships encompassing strategic consu?ting, comprehensive implementation services, and ongoing worldwide support.

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SumTotal Systems, Inc.

SumTotal Systems, Inc. is the global leader in complete talent management software that enables organizations to more effectively drive business strategy. Recognized by industry analysts as the most comprehensive talent management solution, SumTotal provides full employee lifecycle management, including a core system of record, from a single provider for improved business intelligence. The company offers customers of all sizes and in all industries the most flexibility and choice with multiple purchase, configuration, and deployment options. With more than 1,800 customers and 25 million users worldwide, we have increased the performance of the world’s largest organizations including Sony Electronics (NYSE: SNE), AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN [ADR]; London: AZN), Amway, GKN (London: GKN), and Seagate (NYSE: STX).

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TEDS® helps businesses excel through workforce planning, management and optimization. TEDS’ fully-integrated and comprehensive enterprise-wide talent management solution is based on the proven principles of People Resource Planning™. TEDS manages competencies, compliance, performance, learning and development, talent acquisition, on-boarding, career planning, workforce planning, succession, and compensation. All of TEDS’ fully integrated Talent Management modules were designed and developed by TEDS from the ground up to communicate seamlessly with each other. Employing a single platform, TEDS strategically aligns business objectives with all facets of the talent lifecycle and simplifies employee gap identification and closure for strategic workforce management. TEDS products and services are deployed at some of the world’s largest organizations and are available individually, in any combination, or as a comprehensive solution.

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Founded in 1996, Technomedia develops best in class strategic applications for Human Resource professionals to better identify and focus on talent development; and to empower the individual to manage and develop their career. Technomedia leads the way in online talent management solutions. The flagship product TM Sigal® is an integrated and configurable, web-based platform that empowers managers and their employees to develop their talent throughout the employee lifecycle, from recruitment to succession. Used every day by over 1.3 million people worldwide, TM Sigal was recog?ized by Bersin & Associates in December 2010 as the number one talent management solution for Global Enterprise Organizations.

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Towers Watson

Towers Watson is a leading global professional services company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. With 14,000 associates around the world, we offer solutions in the areas of employee benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital management. Our focus is on giving you the clarity to make the right decisions and take the right actions. And our approach is grounded in perspective – the kind that comes from our deep experience working on a wide range of issues. But more important, our perspective begins at eye level – with a clear understanding of your organization, the way you work, your goals and your challenges. By connecting the big picture and your picture, we help you achieve real-world results.

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Vangent, Inc.

Vangent helps organizations achieve mission-critical goals by analyzing key performance issues, building job-essential skills, driving behavior change, and measuring the results. Vangent’s custom developed solutions leverage performance consulting, on-demand and e-learning, classroom-based training, performance support, learning evaluation strategies, and blended delivery interventions. Through Vangent-developed programs, hundreds of clients have successfully: launched new products, implemented new systems, deployed new business processes, achieved compliance mandates, improved customer service, and increased productivity. We offer complementary solutions in talent acquisition and leadership and organizational development including industry-leading assessments the System for Testing & Evaluation of Potential (LH-STEP™) – a leadership skills and potential assessment, Campbell™ Leadership Index (CLI®) – a robust 360º leadership feedback tool, Campbell-Hallam™ Team Leader Profile (TLP®), Campbell-Hallam™ Team Development Survey (TDS™), and Campbell™ Organizational Survey (COS™).

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Enspire Learning

Enspire Learning provides high-quality, value-creating business training solutions to organizations across the world. Our products, programs, and consultative solutions generate learning opportunities that prepare high potentials for leadership positions, transform individual contributors into managers, and improve employee productivity. Our simulation-based programs each meet a specific leadership or management development need and scale easily for cost-effective, global delivery. We also bring a highly consultative approach to custom e-learning development, crafting each solution to fit the specific needs of each client. Our winning combination of engaging interactivity and sound instructional design guarantees that our custom solutions drive growth and enhance employee productivity.

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Sonic Foundry

Look for Sonic Foundry in action at IMPACT 2011 as we webcast the video and visual aids in real-time during key sessions. You can watch one track of presentations live online or watch again in the break room immediately after they end – and find all past IMPACT conference webcasts in the Bersin & Associates Research Library. Mediasite® by Sonic Foundry, a Bersin & Associates Learning Leader, is the global leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management. Fortune 500 companies, universities and government agencies trust our Mediasite webcasting platform and Event Services group to cost-effectively webcast training, executive briefings and all-hands meetings, instantly building knowledge libraries for corporate communication and professional advancement.

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Turning Technologies

Turning Technologies is the global leader of response technology for creating engaging, interactive environments during training, meetings and events. With TurningPoint, speakers are able to build polling questions within PowerPoint presentations as easily as inserting a new slide. Participants respond to questions with handheld keypads or any Internet-connected device. Real-time feedback is displayed on screen and collected in numerous, detailed reports for further analysis. Participants are instantly engaged and understanding is confirmed, providing for a unique learning experience. Our portfolio of solutions allow for polling in PowerPoint, in ANY PC or Mac application, without a computer or projector, remotely or via the web.

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