Simon Brown

Simon Brown

 United States
Timezone: America/New_York

Simon is Chief Learning Officer at Novartis and author of the Amazon #1 hot new release ‘The Curious Advantage’. He is a commercially-minded learning leader with experience across a range of the world's leading organisations. Having co-founded Brightwave, one of the UK's leading e-Learning companies, Simon moved to Accenture to consult for companies including BT, BP, Microsoft, and Canon. He then focused on the Banking industry, working with Barclays, HSBC and RBS. Following a series of projects with Lloyds, Simon moved over to deliver the Academy strategy he had designed. This role then developed into creating the business case for, and then leading the bank-wide learning transformation. In 2012 Simon was awarded the Chief Learning Officer, Silver Strategy Award for his work at Lloyds Banking Group, and in 2013 he received the global accolade of 'Learning Champion of the Year, Honorable Mention Award'.

In 2013 Simon moved to Novartis global HQ in Switzerland, to set up the Learning Team in the Capability Building Academy, responsible for enhancing effectiveness of learning for the global pharma salesforce and commercial business. In 2016 he moved to the development world and created the cross-divisional 'Global Development University', before progressing in September 2017 to take over the Novartis-wide Learning CoE and Novartis Universities, and also define the strategy for digital capability building. Simon also hosts, with his co-authors, the popular podcast The Curious Advantage, which is in the top 10% of podcasts globally, and has been in the Apple Management Podcasts Top 5 in 20 countries. He is a regular keynote speaker at events internationally.

Date & Time (EDT) Title Role
Friday, November 19, 2021
8:00am - 9:00am
Curiosity Unleashes the Power of People Presenter


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