Meet our 2022 speakers

Tom Aerts



Richard Vass is a dynamic, experienced consultant and professional facilitator with over 25 years in the field of human performance and development. As at ELB Learning, Richard has forged relationships with leaders in the field of professional learning services and has provided significant contributions to an impressive list of clients. In 2008 Richard was recognized by the Association of Talent Development (ATD) as a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance.

Jack Gayler

Digital Learning Designer,

Video Interact

A well-rounded, award-winning digital designer with several years of experience in a fast-paced, ever-changing eLearning industry. Creative thinker and team player with a proven track record of turning client briefs into award-winning materials.

Duncan Brown

Immersive Learning Specialist

Video Interact

360VR producer focusing on immersive digital learning. A specialist in film-based 360VR.

Jay Stephens

President & CSMO

Damage Prevention Academy

Jay Stephens works with thoughtful organizations and helps them thrive by making highly effective, engaging learning experiences that close skill gaps while utilizing the latest technology alongside the best of custom and blended learning.

Jay is a proud father, loving husband, passionate business owner, fitness-focused, fast car driving, beard sporting, tattooed, coffee, and bourbon addict! Basically, he's living proof that nobody is perfect and that life's failures are truly the building blocks of success.

Carlo Tognoni


W.Training S.r.l

Carlo Tognoni graduated in Solid State Physics with full honours. After working in the industry as a researcher and marketing manager, Tognoni started his own business in 1990, focusing on innovative ways of delivering knowledge and training. He is the CTO of a small company based in Italy and acts as a consultant for companies in Italy and abroad on eLearning issues and museum exhibits.

John Blackmon


ELB Learning

As Chief Technology Officer for ELB Learning, John is responsible for all aspects of development and strategy for the company’s eLearning products. Prior to joining ELB Learning, John was Co-Founder and CEO of Trivantis, where he created the flagship products, Lectora and CenarioVR. John was also Co-Founder and Lead Engineer at BocaSoft, a company that created various software utilities for the OS/2 operating system. John regularly speaks at various eLearning industry events on topics ranging from xAPI to VR.

Martina Thomas

Product Sales


Martina has a strong commercial background in Learning & Development and HR.

Robert Bjällhag

 Learning Developer


Robert is a multi-skilled Learning Designer who leads projects, writes scripts and films, and develops. He has extensive experience in developing concepts and tailoring training programs.

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