March 3, 2020 | Houston, TX

Norris Conference Center

Thank you to all attendees for making Waves 2020 a success!
We look forward to seeing you next year.

What we heard about Waves 2020

How helpful was the content?

"The introduction by your CEO and subsequent product/system road mapping was very informative however the inclusion of your present client testimonials and case scenarios were invaluable. Those really brought your system and services to a complete circle and tied off your overall conference."

What was the single most valuable thing you learned at Waves?

"Capturing experience without having to conduct assessments/validations from past roles."

What was the single most valuable thing you learned at Waves?

"How change management is a huge component in making the competencies stick."

What was the single most valuable thing you learned at Waves?

"How change management is a huge component in making the competencies stick."

What was the single most valuable thing you learned at Waves?

"That your system can capture and migrate date from one system to another to allow the client the flexibility to use the date to make intelligent decisions on employee development and competencies."

WAVES is the first conference solely focused on the application of technology to address the challenge of competency and skills management. Whether your competency programs are geared towards competency assurance to satisfy regulations or focused on workforce development to meet the challenges of tomorrow, Waves is not to be missed. Attendees will hear from leading-edge organizations about how they have successfully implemented competency and skills-based programs into their Human Capital Management processes. And of course, there will be plenty of “show and tell” covering all of the new and exciting developments from our best-in-class competency platform, Kahuna!

The conference will provide you with the opportunity to network with your peers who share experiences in one of the fundamental issues facing Learning/Development & Operational leaders; utilizing competencies and skills to retool the workforce of the future.


9:00 AMWelcome
Jai Shah, Kahuna CEO
9:45 AMKeynote: Microsoft
Ayman Husain, Director, Customer Success Unit
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AMKahuna’s Roadmap “A Look Ahead”
Tom White, Director, Product Management
11:30 AMLunch
12:45 PM

Voice of the Customer: Aggreko
Walter Davis, Global Talent & Learning Technology Manager
Matthew Barry, Technical Curriculum

1:30 PMVoice of the Customer: Intermountain Healthcare
Brie Dance, Clinical Operations & Education  
2:15 PMBreak
2:30 PMVoice of the Customer: Fugro
Darren Walley, Global Competence Manager
3:15 PM

ATD Capability Model
Debbie Richards, President

3:45 PMVoice of the Customer Panel 
Allan Lefebure, Marathon Oil, Corporate Field Training Manager
Ben Borcher, Marathon Oil, Field Training Professional
Kristin Munn, TechnipFMC, Project Manager, Corporate Talent Management – People & Culture
Shelby Bybee, Pacific Drilling, Manager, Competency Development
Jorge Leuro, Workforce Impact, Talent Management Executive
Mark Walus,Lockheed Martin, Talent & Organizational Capability
4:00 PMClosing Remarks
4:30 PMNetworking Event
Radio Milano @ The Moran Hotel

"Technology has played a huge role because it has helped us simplify the [competency] process itself and [enable us] to extract usable data that gives points we need in order to be successful...we hadn't been able to do that prior to having a true, fit-for-purpose competency management system."

Shelby Bybee, Pacific Drilling


WAVES will take place at the Norris Conference Center in the Magnolia meeting room. The venue offers complimentary parking and Wi-Fi. The recommended hotel for out of town attendees is The Moran Hotel as it is within walking distance to the conference. Other hotels in the area are The Westin Houston, Four Points by Sheraton, Hotel ZaZa, and Holiday Inn Express.

Norris Centers – Houston/City Centre
816 Town & Country Blvd.
Suite 210
Houston, Texas 77024

The Moran Hotel
800 Sorella Ct.
Houston, TX 77024