SOURCE: Plateau Systems

Plateau Systems

August 19, 2009 08:03 ET

Plateau Announces Keynote Speakers for Insights 2009

Leading Talent Management Analyst Josh Bersin Joins HR Leaders From DCP Midstream and Bio-Rad to Present at Plateau's Premier Talent Management Event

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - August 19, 2009) - Plateau Systems, a leading provider of enterprise-class, SaaS-based talent management software, solutions and services, today announced keynote speakers for Insights 2009, the company's 14th annual user conference to be held September 21-24, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco.

Josh Bersin, CEO and president of Bersin & Associates, will kick off this year's event, themed "Building Bridges to Talent Management: Leveraging Human Capital to Achieve a High Performing Workforce," with a keynote titled, "Seven Strategies for Building a People-Performance Organization." This presentation will focus on key strategies for building business value through talent and learning and will include specific examples of how organizations can implement similar strategies. During this keynote, Bersin will also discuss highlights from his recent research, including "The Talent Management Factbook" and "High-Impact Learning Practices."

Additional Insights 2009 keynotes include:

"DCP Midstream energizes its workforce for success"

Jim Marchiori, DCP Midstream, Director, Organization Capability, Learning & Development, Organization Change Management

As one of the nation's largest natural gas gatherers and processors and one of the largest natural gas liquids producer and marketers in the United States, part of DCP Midstream's success is dependent on developing its employees to reach career goals and empowering them to manage their own professional growth. Marchiori will discuss how DCP Midstream motivates its employees by rewarding outstanding individual performance, rewarding outstanding corporate performance and rewarding personal growth, and how DCP Midstream uses Plateau's Talent Management Suite to bring this philosophy together to manage everything from mandatory compliance training and career development training to tying performance to compensation.

"Building Bridges: From Learning Management to Integrated Talent Management"

Colleen Corey, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Corporate Human Resources Director

With more than 6500 employees, Bio-Rad Laboratories is a leading multinational manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostic products. During this keynote, Corey, corporate human resources director for Bio-Rad, will discuss how automating Learning Management in one of their businesses dovetailed with the company's broader Talent Management strategy. Corey will discuss the importance of managing talent holistically and how automation is key to delivering a comprehensive strategy from a corporate priority standpoint.

Insights 2009 offers a wide range of sessions tailored to Plateau's customers, partners and industry experts on talent management best practices, including the importance of constructing and implementing a comprehensive talent management strategy that focuses on linking employee skills with organizational goals and priorities. In addition to the customer keynotes, HR leaders from Plateau customer organizations, including Genzyme, Thomson Reuters, Rolls-Royce, Boston Scientific, Idaho Power, Southern Nuclear, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, National Science Foundation, the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, the U.S. Department of Labor and Defense Logistics Agency, will present case studies demonstrating how their use of Plateau's learning and talent management solutions is generating tangible business value for their organizations. Attendees are also encouraged to attend technical and business breakout sessions and hands-on educational labs to learn how they can maximize their current talent management investments to meet immediate and long-term business goals amid today's challenging business conditions.

View the full agenda and register for the event at For more information about Plateau, visit

About Plateau

Plateau led the charge in transforming corporate workforces in the mid-'90s with its award-winning learning management system (LMS) platform, which streamlined the management and delivery of learning and training across some of the world's most respected organizations, including General Electric, the United States Air Force and Capital One Services. Plateau expanded its LMS platform, and in early 2000 delivered the industry's first fully integrated, J2EE-based talent management platform that allowed organizations to link learning and training with employee performance on a single platform, making it possible for organizations to align employee goals with corporate objectives. Today, organizations around the world rely on Plateau's SaaS-based software and solutions to drive innovation, facilitate collaboration and connect people in ways that support the organization's most critical business objectives. Customers and industry analysts continue to recognize Plateau as a customer satisfaction leader and for its continued leadership, vision and technology innovation. Plateau is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia and has offices across the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit

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