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Cornerstone OnDemand Unveils Agenda for Convergence 2009 Annual Client & Partner Conference

Analyst and industry expert presentations, talent management case studies, interactive product labs and more to reveal how to “Grow Your Workforce without Growing Your Headcount”

Santa Monica, Calif., April 16, 2009 Cornerstone OnDemand Inc., a leader in on-demand, integrated learning and talent management software and services, today unveiled the speaker line-up and agenda for its annual Convergence 2009 client and partner conference, scheduled for May 13 – 14 at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif. With shifting business conditions and the economic downturn creating several workforce challenges for learning and HR leaders around the globe, this year’s conference theme is “Grow Your Workforce without Growing Your Headcount."

“The Convergence conference brings together valued clients and partners with top thought leaders and industry analysts, providing a rich, interactive forum for addressing today’s most challenging human capital management issues,” said Adam Miller, President and CEO, Cornerstone OnDemand. “The most efficient way for businesses to grow productivity without increasing total headcount is by managing and developing their employees. As a trusted partner to our clients, we aim to provide attendees with the insight and knowledge they need to optimize their workforce programs for more impact on their businesses.”

The Convergence conference agenda includes a mix of presentations from premier industry experts and Cornerstone executives, hands-on product labs, product roadmap sessions and more. Highlights include:

Keynote Speakers – Jason Corsello, Vice President, Center of Excellence for analyst firm Knowledge Infusion, will speak to the impact of social collaboration on talent management strategies. Beth Thomas, Vice President and Managing Director for Sequent’s Consulting and Organizational Development practices, will address the importance of developing and engaging employees for improving an organization’s bottom line.

Industry Analyst Panel – HR Executive technology columnist Bill Kutik will moderate a dynamic panel discussion on the topic of “Critical Trends in HR Technology.” Leading analysts on hand to share their expert insights and guidance include Leighanne Levensaler of Bersin and Associates, Zach Thomas of Forrester, Cushing Anderson of IDC and Jason Corsello of Knowledge Infusion.

Talent Management Case Studies and Presentations – Several Cornerstone clients and partners will be on hand to share their success stories and best practices in leveraging learning and talent management solutions to optimize their workforces. Topics range from extended enterprise, global implementations and corporate social networks, to succession planning, talent pooling, client/vendor collaborations and more. Participating companies include: AJ Gallagher; Barclays Capital; General Physics; Hallmark; Intrepid Learning Solutions; Kelly Services; Pearson; Pitney Bowes; Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide; and TrendMicro, among others.

Interactive Product Labs – Led by Cornerstone’s expert team of trainers, attendees will participate in interactive Cornerstone product labs, where they can discover cost-effective ways to increase the ROI of their learning and talent management strategy.

Convergence also will feature several educational sessions regarding Cornerstone’s talent management software suite and services, as well as several networking events for connecting with and learning from peers. Conference sponsors include Cornerstone service and distribution partners General Physics Corporation, Intelladon and Intrepid Learning Solutions, as well as content partner Element K.

For more information about the Convergence 2009 conference agenda or to register for the event, please visit

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Cornerstone was founded with a passion for empowering people through learning and a conviction that people should be your organisation’s greatest competitive advantage.

Cornerstone is a global human capital management leader with a core belief that companies thrive when they help their employees to realize their potential. Putting this belief into practice, Cornerstone offers solutions to help companies strategically manage and continuously develop their talent throughout the entire employee lifecycle.

Featuring comprehensive recruiting, personalised learning, development-driven performance management, and holistic HR planning, Cornerstone’s human capital management platform is successfully used by more than 3,500 global clients of all sizes, spanning more than 42 million users across 192 countries and 43 languages.

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