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Josh Bersin is CEO and president at Bersin Associates in Oakland, Calif. He has worked with hundreds of companies to deliver high impact employee learning, leadership development and talent management. In 2001, he founded Bersin & Associates to provide research and advisory services focused on corporate learning.
Today, the firm says it is the "go to" source for learning and HR decision-makers seeking product and market data, insight on trends and expert advice on enterprise learning and talent management.
Bersin is a frequent speaker at industry events including the HR Technology® Conference, the ASTD International Conference, and the Learning Technologies Conference.
In addition, he has been a columnist since 2007 for Chief Learning Officer magazine and is a frequent contributor to other leading training and HR publications. He has been quoted on talent-management topics in BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, on BBC Radio and National Public Radio.
In 2010, Bersin was named by HR Examiner magazine as one of the "Top 100 Influencers in HR" and the "Top 25 Online Influencers in Talent Management." Bersin also serves on the editorial advisory board for Workforce Solutions magazine and as a volunteer on the scholarship committee for the SHRM Foundation.
He is the author of The Training Measurement Book: Best Practices, Proven Methodologies, and Practical Approaches (April 2008, Pfeiffer) and The Blended Learning Book: Best Practices, Proven Methodologies, and Lessons Learned (October 2004, Wylie/Pfeiffer).
Earlier in his career, Bersin spent 25 years in product development, product management, marketing and sales of e-learning and other enterprise technologies at companies including DigitalThink (now Convergys), Arista Knowledge Systems, Sybase and IBM.