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Marks & Spencer Joins Kineo and City & Guilds Panel Discussion at HRD 2013

City & Guilds Group, which now includes e-learning leaders Kineo, will be joined by learning professionals from leading organisations including Marks & Spencer at the CIPD’s annual HRD conference on 24 and 25 April 2013. The Group is hosting a seminar and panel discussion at the event to explore the ‘10 Learning Technology Trends That Deliver Strategic Benefits to Leading Organisations.’

Following in-depth research into workplace learning conducted by Kineo at the end of 2012, ten key trends were identified that are delivering real benefits to organisations today. The session will share these and other valuable insights from leading companies including Tesco, Civil Service Learning, Lloyds Banking Group, Bupa and Vodafone. Amongst the panellists will be Jane Daly, , Head of Head office Learning and Development at Marks and Spencer, who will share her insights on what HR leadership can do to maximise the results of their learning strategies, and the M&S experience.

Those not attending the HRD event can still take part by contributing their thoughts and questions to the Twitter hashtag #HRDLTinsights. There will be a written report of the debate’s main points and findings available after the event.

Kineo director Stephen Walsh comments, ‘Our research is based on qualitative analysis of how technology-led learning and development leads delivers strategic benefits within organisations. Real-world experts like Jane Daly are on the front line of delivering strategic benefits and as a result, we’ll be revealing very practical advice that can be applied to help HRD attendees – and those not attending via the social media coverage – start to deliver these benefits right now.’

At HRD 2013, Kineo and City & Guilds will showcase their solutions as part of the expanding City & Guilds Group. The combined experience and portfolios promises an exciting new approach to workplace learning and development.

The seminar and panel discussion is on day two of the event and the new look City & Guilds Group will be on Stand 283 for the duration of the show. More information on the Group can be found here: http://www.kineo.com/kineo-events/cipd-hrd-2013.html

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Notes to Editors

The original Kineo Insights report is available now and is based on information and analysis gathered through a series of qualitative interviews and meetings with heads of learning, strategic HR professionals, managing directors and CEOs of more than 30 large organisations. The research team is available for comment and copies of the full report can be requested via the supplied contact details.

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About Kineo

Kineo is a leading e-learning solutions company passionate about learning and technology. It provides complete solutions including consultancy, e-learning content development and learning platforms. The Kineo team creates innovative solutions using open source software such as Totara LMS (a custom distribution of Moodle for corporates), virtual classrooms and blended solutions.

Kineo has the privilege of working in partnership with a wide range of clients such as Tesco, Nikon, BP, NHS, Vodafone, McDonald's, NSPCC, Canon and many more. Read a selection of e-learning case studies or browse a wide range of free e-learning resources.

About City & Guilds

• City & Guilds is the UK's leading vocational education organisation. Around 1.9 million people are currently working towards a City & Guilds qualification.

• The City & Guilds Group operates from three major hubs: London (servicing Europe, the Caribbean and Americas), Johannesburg (servicing Africa), and Singapore (servicing Asia, Australia and New Zealand).

• The City & Guilds Group comprises the Institute of Leadership & Management (management and leadership qualifications), City & Guilds Land Based Services (land based qualifications) and the Centre for Skills Development (a not for profit research and development body that works to improve the policy and practice of vocational education and training worldwide).

• City & Guilds, unlike many other awarding bodies, is a charity and any surplus made through its work is reinvested into education or used for student support programmes.

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