Join Valamis at DevLearn 2019

Valamis is a proud exhibitor (come see us at Booth 909!) and premium sponsor of DevLearn 2019 located at the Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 23 - 25.

DevLearn attracts 4,000 people every year to discuss and identify new technologies to support learning and development initiatives at large organizations.

In addition to demoing the Valamis - Learning Experience Platform, the Valamis team will be showcasing multiple ways your organization can utilize AI in corporate learning: leveraging a digital learning assistant, cognitive search, content curation, and natural language understanding.

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Speaking Session:
How to Build High-Performing Teams and Successfully Transform a Failing Organizational Culture

Come and hear an interesting presentation in the exhibition area on the first day of the event at the reception! Dr. Charles Camarda will be speaking about his experience as an astronaut at NASA, and the power of psychological safety in building high-performing teams.

Presenter: Dr. Charles Camarda, Astronaut, Former Senior Advisor for Innovation, NASA
Location: Expo Learning Stage, Emerging Tech Stage, The Mirage Hotel, 3400 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Date: 23 October 2019
Session time: 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM (during the reception)
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Session Info

In 2003, the Columbia Space Shuttle tragically disintegrated during earth entry after 16 days in space. Aside from the technological causes, the Columbia Accident Investigation Board concluded in their assessment that "cultural traits and organizational practices detrimental to safety were allowed to develop," citing "reliance on past success as a substitute for sound engineering practices" and "organizational barriers and behaviors that prevented effective communication of critical safety information" among the problems found.

How could “good” engineers and managers misdiagnose the severity of the foam impact on crew safety and make such poor decisions? In this session, astronaut Charles Camarda will show you how to build a culture of learning and employ a strategy using intelligent fast failure to tackle the “epic” challenges your organization faces. How do you build high-performing teams that are equipped to solve new, ambiguous, and complex challenges? With the right organizational culture and the right tools, evoke imagination in your teams and fail successfully upward and beyond.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How a culture lacking in psychological safety resulted in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster
  • How to build a culture of learning
  • About the digital transformation of learning
  • How to tackle complex, multidisciplinary, “epic” challenges in your workplace
  • How to promote psychological safety and mitigate destructive cultural and cognitive biases
  • What kind of tools you need to create and analyze virtual collaboration
  • How AI, machine learning, and natural language processing can help personalize and scale learning
  • How to fail fast, smart, small, cheap, early, and often

Technology discussed:
Valamis Learning Experience Platform

Target audience:
Managers, senior leaders (directors, VP, CLO, executive), academics, educators


Dr. Charles Camarda, Astronaut, Former Senior Advisor for Innovation, NASA

Dr. Charles Camarda

Astronaut, Former Senior Advisor for Innovation, NASA

Dr. Charles Camarda, an astronaut and former senior advisor for innovation at NASA, received his undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, his MS from GW in mechanical engineering, and a PhD in aerospace engineering from VPI. He was head of the thermal structures branch at NASA’s Langley Research Center when he was selected to be an astronaut in 1996. He flew on the return-to-flight mission of Space Shuttle STS-114 in 2005. He held numerous positions at NASA before retiring in 2019. He was inducted into the Air and Space Cradle of Aviation Museum’s Hall of Fame in 2017. He currently teaches, consults, and is the founder/CEO of the Epic Education Foundation. An inventor, author, and educator, he speaks on subjects related to engineering, engineering design, innovation, safety, and organizational behavior.