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Kelly Palmer

KELLY PALMER, Chief Learning Officer, Degreed. Arespected thought leader on the future of learning and career development, Kelly was the Chief Learning Officer at LinkedIn. Prior to LinkedIn, she was VP of Learning at Yahoo! and held executive positions in learning, M&A, and product development at Sun Microsystems. She speaks regularly at industry conferences around the world, and has been featured in Big Think, Forbes, and Chief Learning Officer (CLO) magazine where she writes a regular column on the employee experience.

DAVID BLAKE is cofounder and CEO of Degreed. He has spent his career innovating higher education and lifelong learning. Prior to Degreed, David helped launch a competency-based, accredited university and was a founding team member at Zinch (acquired by Chegg). David was selected as a Top EdTech Entrepreneur by the Stanford d.School EdTech Lab, sponsored by Teach For America and NewSchools Venture Fund. He has been published in the Harvard Technology Review, Business Insider, TechCrunch, and Huffington Post. He has spoken around the world on the topic of the future of learning, including the ASU Education Innovation Summit, EdTech Europe, and TEDx.

DEGREED ( is a Silicon Valley EdTech company whose web-based platform allows users to discover, curate, share, track, and measure learning from any source. Since 2013 Degreed has raised over $30 million in VC funding. Among Degreed's clients are Airbnb, Intel, Microsoft, Bank of America, Mastercard, Gap, and Xerox.