Shaping the Future of Work, Together

Welcome to MindLab 2021, a fully virtual and interactive conference. We know that Zoom fatigue is real and we all miss hugging and cheers-ing one another in person. So, we've curated this conference to include shorter sessions, more frequent breakouts, and interactive games to encourage the connection we all need a little more of right now.

In addition, you can look forward to:

  • Actionable strategies to grow your business
  • Opportunities to connect and share knowledge with your fellow Partners
  • A-ha! moments from industry leaders

This LIVE two-day event will be full of invaluable insights and powerful connections that will propel you towards success at this critical inflection point. We can’t wait to see you all there!

Join us LIVE Tuesday, April 20 & Wednesday, April 21 from 10 am–12:30 pm Chicago (3–5:30 pm London) for this can’t-miss event.

This event is now closed.


Romain Mallard

SVP, General Manager, Professional Learning

DiSC Style: DC

Romain is passionate about education, technology, and branding. With an engineering degree earned in France, he started his career as an entrepreneur co-founding an e-learning company in Brazil acquired by Wiley in 2014. Romain moved from Rio de Janeiro to Minneapolis in 2018 to join the Wiley Brand team and support our Partner community.

Fun Fact: He loves to travel with friends and family, listen to vinyl records, and run around the beautiful lakes in Minnesota.

Special Guests

  • Jacky Wright

    Chief Digital Officer and Corporate Vice President, Microsoft US

    Jacky Wright is the Chief Digital Officer and Corporate Vice President, Microsoft US, where she inspires and leads teams to help businesses leverage technology to drive innovation, adopt sustainable and accessible business models, and digitally transform.

    Wright is widely recognized as a transformational global leader, innovative technologist, and recognized STEM advocate. She uses her broad platform to drive thought leadership, not just for the positive impact of digital transformation for business, but also for social, economic, and environmental change.

    As a woman of color, her passion, advocacy, and influence to create a truly inclusive world are demonstrated in the various forums where she regularly speaks on diversity, digital inclusion, and the power of inclusive leadership.
  • Natalia Pedroza

    Senior Manager, DE&I

    DiSC Style: iD

    Natalia has been working in the diversity and inclusion space for more than ten years. Add 15+ years of experience in the talent space including talent acquisition, talent development, and program management—and she finds herself in a career that matches her passions with her experience.

    Fun Fact: Natalia was born in Argentina, but her roots are Colombian. Her favorite quote is, "It's a beautiful thing when a career and passion come together." Bob Dylan


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

  • 10:00am   •  Welcome with Jidana James
  • 10:10am   •  Activate with Catalyst™: Migration Success Stories with Katie Fuhrmann
  • 10:45am   •  Break
  • 10:55am   •  Closing the Virtual Teamwork Skills Gap with Tricia Weinhold
  • 11:35am   •  Closing Remarks with Cherryl D'Souza
  • 11:50am   •  Networking Reception

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

  • 10:00am   •  Welcome with Jidana James
  • 10:05am   •  Unlocking Human Potential with Romain Mallard
  • 10:20am   •  The Future of Catalyst™ with Dr. Mark Scullard
  • 10:55am   •  Break
  • 11:05am   •  The Culture Connection: Why Inclusion Matters with Natalia Pedroza & Becky Halat
  • 11:25am   •  Digital Transformation: A Fireside Chat with Jacky Wright & Cherryl D'Souza
  • 11:55am   •  Closing with Jidana James
  • 12:00pm   •  Networking Reception