Claude Werder runs Brandon Hall Group's Talent Management Practice, focusing on solving corporate's challenges in developing and retaining talent. He takes a strategic, unified approach, with a keen eye on leveraging technology to drive efficiencies that enable leaders to better engage employees and drive performance. He conducts research that focuses on developing new insights and solutions to help members and clients make talent development a competitive business advantage. Before joining Brandon Hall Group in 2012, Claude spent more than 25 years as an executive and people leader in mid-market and Fortune 500 multi-media publishing organizations, including a decade as producer of the HR Technology Conference and Expo. He helped transform it from a small event to the world's largest HR technology conference. He also has subject matter expertise in learning, hiring, and core HR and does advisory work in all of Brandon Hall Group's HCM practices. He is a judge for the global Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards and Excellence in Technology Awards.