As Founder and CEO of Bluedrop Performance Learning, Emad is a recognized pioneer and leader in eLearning, entrepreneurship and corporate leadership. He co-founded his first company in 1992 before finishing his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at Memorial University. His third company, Bluedrop, was spun out in 2004 with a mission to revolutionize workforce training for the organizations and people left behind by the eLearning industry. The company is now globally recognised for its success in empowering Extended Workforce Ecosystems.
In addition to publishing numerous articles about learning organizations, corporate leadership, and consulting excellence, Emad has been featured in publications and media for his thoughts on learning and credentials in the workforce.
Emad has chaired several not-for-profit boards and sits on an advisory Board for the National Research Council. In 2013, he was honored with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Emad was honoured as one of Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40″ before he was 30 and was featured in a TIME Magazine cover story as one of eight “Young Dynamic Entrepreneurs Who Will Create the 21st Century.”
Bluedrop Performance Learning has been developing eLearning solutions globally for over 20 years. Over the years, its work has transitioned from pure content development to providing complex solutions for workforce super-systems. And while technology is important, it is often the more intimate details around collaboration and partnership that make a program successful.
Bluedrop’s Founder and CEO, Emad Rizkalla, will offer his perspective on how to power growth through public private partnerships. It will cover how technology is leveraged to streamline workflows, connect disparate stakeholders simultaneously and facilitate collaboration. But more importantly, he will delve into the issues that often get brushed aside: awareness, adoption and long term sustainability – all in the quest of ensuring that all parties “win”.