SOURCE: Plateau Systems

talent management software

September 21, 2010 09:00 ET

Plateau Systems Announces Keynote Speakers for Insights 2010

Author and Humorist Dave Barry Joins HR Leaders From Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Office of the Director of National Intelligence to Present at Plateau's Premier User Conference Event

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - September 21, 2010) -  Plateau Systems, a leading provider of enterprise-class SaaS solutions for talent management, today announced keynote speakers for Insights 2010, its 15th annual user conference, from November 1-4 at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami, Fla. United under the conference theme, "Riding the Talent Management Wave," the gathering of Plateau's global customers, industry thought leaders and technology partners will provide an interactive forum to discuss how organizations can make the most of their talent management programs through shared best practices, informative sessions and workshops, and networking with industry peers.

Notable keynote speakers for Insights 2010 include well-known author and humorist Dave Barry, Robert Amelio, Vice President of Diversity and Talent Management at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Mary Byers, Director, HR Information Systems, Office of the Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Human Capital. Plateau executive presenters will include Paul Sparta, Plateau's Chairman and CEO, Ed Cohen, Plateau's Chief Technology Officer and Joe Herman, Plateau's Senior Vice President of Product Management and Alliances.

  • Robert Amelio will be presenting a keynote focused on "Talent Management's Critical Role in Supporting A Prominent Nonprofit's Overall Mission." He'll be examining how Dana-Farber is using integrated talent management across its 4000+ employee workforce to align strategic initiatives and goals throughout the organization and how employees have become more engaged in their careers, providing visibility into how their contributions are impacting the organization's goal. 
  • Mary Byers' keynote, "The Strategic Value of Bringing Together a Global Community on a Common Learning Platform," will describe how the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in partnership with the Defense Intelligence Agency launched a global initiative called the Advanced Global Intel Learning Environment (AGILE) to create one learning platform designed to serve the entire intelligence community.

Throughout the conference, attendees will have an opportunity to participate in more than 45 additional customer, partner and Plateau-led sessions focused on various aspects of business and technical topics related to talent management. The content at Insights will span a broad selection of customer best practices, product training workshops and a look at Plateau's roadmap Additional speaker highlights include:

"We take tremendous pride in developing a user conference that leaves our attendees with the knowledge and best practices they need to strengthen their organization's own talent management initiatives," said Jeff Kristick, SVP of Global Marketing at Plateau Systems. "With the speakers, sponsors, and sessions we have slated for Insights 2010, the conference content is certain to provide value to our users and help accelerate their overall talent management results."

During Insights 2010, winners of Plateau's 7th annual Customer Excellence Awards will be announced. The Awards program honors Plateau customers who have created outstanding value and addressed a variety of business challenges in their organizations through the use of Plateau's product and service offerings. To nominate your organization for a 2010 Customer Excellence Award, visit

Plateau consistently leverages its alliance with leading business partners to deliver best-in-class solutions to its customers. Throughout the conference, attendees will have access to Plateau's ecosystem of partners via the Partner Expo. Sponsors of Insights 2010 include:

For more information about Insights 2010 and to register online, visit To stay up to date with Insights 2010 on Twitter, follow @PlateauSystems or the hashtag #plateauinsights.

About Plateau
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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