Learning at AMD: A Transformative Change
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AMD is the 2nd-largest designer of x86 microprocessor. It is home to thousands of very talented engineers from around the world, whose innovative ideas brought you the 1st sub-$1,000 PCs in the late 1990s.
Today, millions of their server, PC, and laptop chips are found in machines from all the major manufacturers around the world. Their graphics chips are also found in game consoles.
Like most companies, AMD has had to go through a great deal of change through its relatively long history (43 years). The company's Learning and Development organization has been no exception.
Join us for lunch, and learn more about:
- The transformative changes that AMD's learning organization has been going through
- Internal and external factors that have necessitated the changes
- The changing culture of learning at AMD
- What the future might bring
Competencies for the Training & Development Profession:
- Industry knowledge [foundational]
- Global mindset [foundational]
Click here for more about ASTD's Competency Model.
About the Speaker:
Bijan Masumian is the Manager of Global Learning Technologies at AMD and has been a member of AMD's Learning and Development organization for over 17 years. He developed some of the earliest computer-based training (CBT) courses at the company in the mid-1990s and later managed a team of e-learning developers. For the past 6 years, he has been coordinating the global implementation of a variety of e-learning solutions from companies like SkillSoft, Element K, Harvard Business School Publishing, Aperian Global (GlobeSmart), getAbstract, and Safari Books Online.
Bijan has a Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology from the University at Texas at Austin and has been published in the fields of Instructional Design and Baha'i Studies. He lives in Austin with his Longhorn wife and their son who also just graduated from UT Austin. Bijan's hobbies include trying to stay fit, reading, research, and writing.