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Northrop Grumman Corp.


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Leading vendors will be available to demonstrate and discuss their offerings throughout the conference. We’ve invited companies with solutions and tools in a variety of areas – LMSs, leadership development, talent management, outsourcing, and more.

Premier Sponsors

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PDI Ninth House

PDI Ninth House is the premier global leadership solutions company with distinctive expertise in accelerating leadership effectiveness to maximize organizational performance. We help clients identify, manage, develop, and promote superior leaders, across all levels of the organization. We use a unique combination of innovative, field-tested strategies, state-of-the art technology, and proven processes to tailor specific solutions for our clients. With 750 team members in over 30 offices around the globe, PDI Ninth House partners with the world’s leading organizations, enabling them to address critical leadership challenges with innovative solutions. We have the privilege of serving over 2000 clients, including 80 percent of U.S. Fortune 100 firms and 75 percent of Forbes Global 100. Our aim is simple – the well-placed confidence that clients’ current and future leaders are distinctively stronger than their competition, resulting in sustained, superior performance.

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Plateau Systems, LTD

Plateau is a leading provider of talent management software, content, and services designed to increase workforce productivity and drive business success. Plateau’s award-winning software is powering talent management initiatives across some of the world’s most successful organizations, including the American Red Cross, Capital One, General Electric, the Internal Revenue Service, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and Reuters. Industry analysts at Bersin & Associates, Forrester Research and other leading information and technology research and advisory firms continue to recognize Plateau’s leadership in delivering best-in-class functionality, technology and customer satisfaction. Plateau is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with offices across the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific.

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RWD Technologies, LLC

RWD Technologies is a leading provider of human and operational performance improvement solutions that help employers maximize the return on their investments in people, processes, technology, knowledge, and customers. Since 1988, RWD has helped thousands of clients globally to enhance organizational productivity through its broad range of integrated products and services. Based in Baltimore, Maryland, RWD is privately held, with over 1250 employees in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific.

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SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL) is a leading provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses. SkillSoft enables business organizations to maximize business performance. Content offerings include business, IT, desktop, compliance and consumer/SMB courseware collections, as well as complementary content assets such as Leadership Development Channel video products, KnowledgeCenter™ portals, virtual instructor-led training services and online mentoring services. Books24x7® offers online access to more than 20,000 digitized IT and business books, as well as book summaries and executive reports. Technology offerings include the SkillPort® learning management system, Search-and-Learn® and SkillSoft® Dialogue™ virtual classroom.

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In the 21st century, the level of human skills will determine organization success. 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. We understand the competition you face. Your success depends on people who have the skills to handle the challenges beyond the reach of technology. We’re experts in developing these skills, and it’s these skills that turn your strategies into business success in the 21st century. These 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 prepares you for that world.

ACS Learning Services

Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS) is a global Fortune 500 company providing human capital, business process outsourcing, and information technology solutions to world-class commercial and government clients. ACS helps clients increase the value of their people and their businesses through the deployment of effective, efficient, and performance-based talent management and learning solutions that are aligned to strategic business goals and outcomes. Buck Consultants (, an ACS company and one of the world’s largest HR consulting firms, helps organizations link talent management to their overall business and people strategy and helps them develop and implement policies and programs for recognition, rewards, and career advancement. ACS Learning Services, a business unit of ACS, is a leading provider of end-to-end learning outsourcing services that are integral to a comprehensive talent management strategy.

Bellevue University

What does it take to be a leader? Over the past five years, Bellevue University has gained a reputation for innovative thinking and solid know-how in human capital. Our leading-edge studies and examples of real-world applications are showcased on our website and at Today we are the university that corporations who are serious about investing in human capital turn to. They know we can help them design strategy-moving learning programs and demonstrate tangible ROI.

CERTPOINT Systems Inc.

CERTPOINT is a privately held global corporation providing software solutions and services to facilitate the fast and efficient transfer of knowledge to sales, distribution and support channels in an organization. Our All-in-One learning management suite, CERTPOINTVLS™, brings together key elements of Learning Technologies such as Learning, Content, Competency, Goal and Talent Management under a single integrated solution.  CERTPOINTVLS™ is an easy-to-use and implement, multilingual, e-Learning solution used to create, deliver, track and assess your organization’s learning, training, and performance activities both online and offline. The product has proven itself with the most demanding global companies such as Toyota, Honda, Black & Decker and the United Nations.

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand, the only true software-as-a-service Learning and Talent Management solution, helps companies like yours solve complex business problems by delivering a fully integrated suite for employee onboarding, learning, social networking, compliance, performance, compensation, and succession management, as well as solutions for training the extended enterprise, and sophisticated reporting and dashboards for managers. Come see us in action in the Demo Center at Bersin’s IMPACT 2009 and talk to a Company representative about Cornerstone OnDemand’s industry leading learning and talent management solution.

CPP, Inc.

For over 50 years CPP, Inc. has been a leading publisher and provider of innovative products and services for individual and organizational development for business of all sizes, including many of the Fortune 500. Led by the flagship brand the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument, the company’s hundreds of offerings have been used by millions of individuals in more than 100 countries, in more than 20 languages, to help people and organizations grow and develop by improving performance and increasing understanding. Among CPP’s other world-renowned brands are the Strong Interest Inventory®, Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI), FIRO-B®, and CPI 260® assessments.

Fierce, Inc.

When you think of Fierce®, think passion, integrity, authenticity, collaboration. Think cultural transformation. Think leadership. Fierce, Inc. delivers training to entrepreneurial and Fortune 500 organizations focused on developing leaders, executing corporate strategies, enhancing customer relationships and transforming cultures. Our diverse and growing client list underscores a basic truth: Business is fundamentally an extended conversation – with colleagues, customers, partners, and the unknown future emerging around us. Whether your focus is on implementing key initiatives, talent management, improving customer acquisition and retention, developing leaders, or simply igniting productive dialogue that generates clarity and impetus for change – success occurs one conversation at a time.

GeoLearning, Inc.

GeoLearning is the leading provider of on-demand learning and performance technology. The company’s products and services are used by more than 500 corporations, government agencies and non-profit organizations to manage human capital development, accelerate critical business processes, and drive organizational performance. GeoLearning’s Software as a Service model means there is no hardware or software for clients to install. As a result, the company’s Web-based GeoMaestro and GeoExpress learning management platforms can be deployed quickly, allowing clients to efficiently manage enterprise-wide learning, development and knowledge acquisition.

Harvard Business Publishing

Harvard Business Publishing is the premier source for management practices, programs and content. The company partners with its corporate clients to understand their learning objectives and works with them to develop and implement a customized portfolio of content and services uniquely suited to their talent development strategies. In its client engagements, Harvard Business Publishing delivers thought leadership applied to real-world problems for measurable results. Harvard Business Publishing stands out in the marketplace because of the unique transformational learning experience it delivers for business leaders at all levels, from a company’s most senior executive to its high-potential performers.

LearnShare LLC

LearnShare is a technology company that specializes in the development and implementation of integrated software and related professional services to provide clients with tools to manage the performance, development, and plan the talent of their workforce on a global scale. LearnShare’s Talent Management System provides Learning Management, Performance Management, Talent and Succession Planning. Each function can stand alone, or better yet, be integrated as a complete talent management solution to provide cross function efficiencies and powerful analytical business reports. The brainchild of distinguished human resource professionals, LearnShare uses a proprietary process to adapt its flexible, integrated suite to the unique needs of its clients. LearnShare’s talent management software gets personal. In exceptional irony, most talent management software is rigid and isolated and offers only perfunctory customer support. This is in sharp contrast to the brand experience of LearnShare, one differentiated by personalized service, adaptable products, the ability to grow, and a peer community.

Organization Metrics

With a history of proven leadership and innovation, OrganizationMetrics (OMI) has established itself as an enterprising pioneer with valuable insights and solutions in the rapidly emerging talent management systems market. From its establishment in 1984 as an inventive consulting firm specializing in workplace performance for large, global companies, to the introduction of its breakthrough TMS (talent management system) solution that is both a customized client/server and a SaaS solution, OMI continues to lead the industry with its TMS Foundation platform design. This world-class approach provides the flexibility for customers’ business success now, while maximizing their future growth. This flexibility is a critical strength, enabling OMI to empower and energize clients worldwide.

Profiles International

Profiles International is the world’s leader in assessment solutions used to select and develop high-performance workforces. Our robust family of assessment solutions provides the valuable insight managers need to make better talent-based decisions throughout the employee lifecycle. Our solutions are used by over 40,000 clients in over 118 countries to hire and retain top-performing employees, coach employees to achieve top performance, build highly effective work teams, and to measure and develop leadership competencies.

Saba Software, Inc.

Founded in 1997, Saba (NASDAQ;: SABA) is the premier global provider of strategic human capital management (HCM) software and services. Saba’s people management solutions are used by more than 1,300 organizations and over 17 million end users worldwide. Saba’s solutions increase organizational performance by aligning workforce goals with organizational strategy; developing, managing and rewarding their people; and, improving collaboration. Saba product offerings address all aspects of strategic HCM and are available both on-premise and OnDemand ( To ensure long-term customer success, our global services capabilities and partnerships provide strategic consulting, comprehensive implementation services, and ongoing worldwide support. is a leading provider of on-demand compensation and talent management solutions helping businesses and individuals manage pay and performance.’s highly configurable software applications, proprietary data and consulting services help HR professionals, executives and managers automate, streamline and optimize critical talent management processes including: market pricing, compensation planning, performance management, competency management, development and succession planning. Built with compensation and competency data at the core, solutions provide businesses of all sizes with the most productive and cost-effective way to manage and inspire their most important asset – their people.

Softscape, Inc.

Softscape is the pioneer in advanced people management technologies providing organizations unprecedented experience in solving complex business problems. Recognized by leading industry analysts as the most comprehensive integrated people management platform, Softscape’s award-winning web-based software enables customers to enhance productivity, improve effectiveness, facilitate long-term planning, reduce operational costs, and drive organizational performance. Softscape continues to advance the market with innovative technology to link each component of strategic human capital management (HCM) with unprecedented flexibility and ease of use. Moving beyond using technology as a way of automating existing processes, Softscape’s people-centric systems are redefining the standard for operational excellence to empower people and drive organizational performance and growth.

Sonic Foundry

See Mediasite in action at IMPACT 2009 as we record the audio, video and visual aids in real-time during key sessions. A Bersin & Associates Learning Leader, Mediasite® by Sonic Foundry is the global leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management. Fortune 500 companies trust our webcasting platform Mediasite® 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. (IMPACT session recordings are courtesy of Mediasite by Sonic Foundry.)

StepStone Solutions

StepStone Solutions is the leading provider of on-demand talent management technology. StepStone delivers a complete solution to reinforce each element of the recruitment and retention process – including recruiting and applicant tracking, performance management, compensation management, skills and competency management, career and succession planning, and learning management. With 900+ employees and operations in 28 countries, we provide our customers the international reach necessary to compete globally with solutions provided in over 25 languages and utilized by more than 1,500 customers worldwide. Most importantly, our unique customer success model merges implementation, delivery, support, and continued optimization into a function handled by a dedicated team that is compensated based on YOUR measured success, however YOU choose to define it.


SuccessFactors is the leading provider of on-demand employee performance and talent management solutions that enable organizations of every size across every industry and geography to achieve high-performing workforces by allowing goal alignment and execution, talent development and planning, and pay-for-performance initiatives. SuccessFactors currently has more than 1,950 customers across more than 60 industries, with more than 4 million end users in over 185 countries using the application in 22 languages. Founded in 2001 with offices all around the world, the company employs more than 700 people, all passionately focused on revolutionizing the future of work.

SumTotal Systems

SumTotal Systems is the market leader and global provider of talent development solutions. SumTotal Systems deploys mission-critical solutions designed to drive learning, align goals, develop skills, assess performance, plan for succession, and set compensation. SumTotal System’s solutions aim to accelerate performance and profits for more than 1,500 companies and governments of all sizes, including six of the world’s 10 biggest pharmaceutical makers, six of the 10 largest automotive companies in the world, four of the five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, three of the world’s top five airlines, five of the six largest U.S. commercial banks, and two of the world’s top five specialty retailers.

Taleo Corporation

Leading organizations worldwide use Taleo on demand talent management solutions to assess, acquire, develop, and align their workforce for improved business performance. Taleo combines software, best practices, and services so organizations can increase process efficiency, improve quality of hire, reduce risk, and return financial results. More than 3,600 organizations use Taleo to attract, hire, and retain top talent with 2,500,000 users processing more than 95 million candidates from 200 countries and territories in 25 languages. Requiring no capital investment, software as a service and on demand delivery offer 99.9% availability and 100% accountability.


TEDS® offers the only organic and comprehensive enterprise-wide talent management solution. TEDS manages competencies, performance, learning and development, compliance, talent acquisition, 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. 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.

Vangent, Inc.

Vangent helps Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies optimize workforce acquisition, development, and advancement. From industry-leading employee assessment and hiring solutions, to best-of-breed custom learning, organizational development, and talent management solutions, Vangent empowers clients to realize their human capital potential. The Vangent Talent Acquisition System enables clients to significantly boost quality of hire while reducing hiring time, costs, and complexity. Our P3 Talent Management™ Solution allows organizations to objectively identify high potential talent, build vital bench strength, and improve leadership development effectiveness through prescriptive learning. Vangent’s award-winning custom learning solutions help organizations achieve strategic goals by analyzing key performance issues, building job-critical skills, driving behavior change, and measuring the results. Our learning programs enable clients to successfully launch new products and systems, achieve compliance mandates, deploy new business processes, improve sales and service, and increase productivity.

Workscape, Inc.

Workscape delivers web-based software and services that are proven to help organizations reduce healthcare costs, improve adherence to compensation budgets and ensure alignment between employee activities and corporate goals. As a result, we help organizations to achieve the highest return on their greatest workforce expenditures: healthcare benefits and employee compensation.

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