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Radio Show #106: Kevin Oakes, CEO, Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp)

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Kevin is the CEO and founder of the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), the fastest growing and largest corporate network focused on the practices of high-performance organizations. i4cp’s vendor-free community facilitates innovation by giving members – among the largest and most respected organizations in the world – access to Peers, Research, Tools and Technology. With more than 40 years of experience and the industry’s largest team of human capital analysts, i4cp is the definitive destination for organizations seeking innovative ways to improve workforce productivity.

Kevin is currently on the board of directors for privately held KnowledgeAdvisors, a provider of learning measurement software that improves the effectiveness and business impact of learning. For the last several years Kevin has also served on the advisory board for Intrepid, a Seattle-based provider of outsourced workplace productivity solutions and on the advisory board of Longworth Ventures, a Boston-area venture capital firm.

Kevin has been a leader in the human capital field for the last two decades, and was previously the Founder and the President of SumTotal Systems, the largest provider of talent and learning solutions in the world, which he founded in 2003 by merging Click2learn (NASDAQ: CLKS) with Docent (NASDAQ: DCNT).Prior to the formation of SumTotal, Kevin was the Chairman & CEO of Click2learn, which was founded in 1985 by Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft. Prior to joining Click2learn, Kevin was president and founder of Oakes Interactive, an award winning technology-based training company in Needham, Massachusetts. Oakes Interactive was purchased by Click2learn (then called Asymetrix) in 1997, which Kevin helped take public a year later.

Completing a five-year board term, Kevin was the 2006 Chairman of the American Society of Training & Development (ASTD), which is the largest association in the world dedicated to workplace learning and performance with a global membership of over 70,000 members. Kevin was the 2008 Chair of the ASTD Board Selection Committee, and also serves on ASTD’s Talent Management Task Force. Kevin was also the Chairman of Jambok, a social learning start-up company which was founded at Sun Microystems and was purchased by SuccessFactors in March 2011.

Kevin is a frequent author and international keynote speaker on talent management and using human capital strategically in organizations and recently released a new book, titled The Executive Guide to Integrated Talent Management, published by ASTD Press. Kevin resides in Medina, Washington with his wife and three children.