September 17 - 20, 2017
Hyatt Regency | Savannah, GA
Building on the Past. Growing in the Present. Innovating in the Future.
Ray Jimenez, Chief Learning Architect & Founder
Ray Jimenez is the Chief Learning Architect and Founder of VignettesLearning.com. He designed the principal architecture of TrainingMagNetwork.com, with over 100,000 members. Ray's passion focuses on helping organizations, learning leaders and learners to apply context-driven and micro-content learning design and delivery. Based on his applied research and work with clients, Ray has developed learning design methodologies and software application that reflect such context-driven learning concepts. The core of his expertise is in Story-Based Learning Designs (SBLD) and Contextual Learning Platforms (CLP). He invented the kernel learning design called "SRIA" - Set up, Relate, Interpret and Apply. SRIA applies to all modalities including micro-elearning and mobile learning. Ray is the author of the "Story-Based eLearning Design", "3-Minute e-Learning", "Scenario-Based e-Learning", "Do-It-Yourself eLearning" books and several papers and publications. He is a sought-after speaker and thought leader and presents in conferences for ATD, Training Magazine, eLearning Guild, ISPI, DevCon mLearning and others. He started his career as a management consultant for Coopers and Lybrand in the areas of information management systems and management development. Among his clients are Booz Allen Hamilton, Ernst & Young, Psychological Associates, Transamerica Financials, Boeing Company, Pearson, Darden, Oracle Corporation, Cisco, Pixar, Dendreon, U.S. Air Force, Oakwood Worldwide, Aramark, Lyondellbasell, BridgePoint Education, Netafim, Nexans, California Institute of Technology, Edison Mission Group, Chipotle Restaurants, Progressive Insurance and National Aeronautic Space Administration (NASA). Ray is an adviser and presenter to eLearning programs for the University of California, Irvine, University of Texas - Southwestern Medical Center and Assumption, Bangkok. He completed his PhD from St. Peter's College and Studies in Interactive Media from the University of California, Los Angeles. Workshop and briefing participants describe Ray as "fun", "engaging", "technically savvy", "has depth in e-learning experience", "balances theory and hands-on experience" and "inspiring".Ray has developed award-winning software, which clients call, "innovative with breakthrough designs."