Rob Green

Director, Sales - B2B Marketplace
Chair, ATD Board of Directors

Session: Trends in Talent Development

Rob Green is the Director & GM of Amazon Business’ go-to-market team. He leads Marketing, Sales, Selection Expansion and Account Management across a diverse portfolio of B2B merchants. Rob recently Joined the Amazon Business team after leading the Amazon Marketplace North American Sales organization from 2013-2015. Prior to Amazon, Rob spent more than 20 years at Oracle in development, consulting, and training leadership roles. From 2010-2013 he led Oracle’s global customer education business, which served more than 500,000 student annually in 120 countries worldwide. He has more than 20 years’ experience in technology development, implementation, and services.

Rob holds a BA in Economics from Harvard University and an MBA in Finance and Business Strategy from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. A native of Halifax, Canada, he has lived in the US for almost 30 years and done business in more than 30 countries around the world.


Tony Bingham

President and CEO, Association for Talent Development (ATD)

Session: Driving Innovation through Talent Development

Tony Bingham is the president and CEO of the Association for Talent Development, formerly ASTD, the world’s largest professional association dedicated to those who develop talent in organizations. Tony works with a staff of 130, a Board of Directors, and a worldwide network of volunteers to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace. 

Tony believes in creating a culture of engaged, high-performing teams that deliver extraordinary results. Deeply passionate about change, technology, and the impact of talent development, his focus is on adding value to ATD members and the global community of talent development professionals. He believes that aligning talent development efforts to business strategy, while utilizing the power of social and mobile technology for learning, is a key differentiator in business today.


Peter Cappelli 

Professor of Management, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Session: Why We Love to Hate HR . . . and What HR Can Do About It


Peter Cappelli is the George W. Taylor Professor of Management at The Wharton School and Director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources.  He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA, served as Senior Advisor to the Kingdom of Bahrain for Employment Policy from 2003-2005, and since 2007 is a Distinguished Scholar of the Ministry of Manpower for Singapore.  He has degrees in industrial relations from Cornell University and in labor economics from Oxford where he was a Fulbright Scholar. 

He has been a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution, a German Marshall Fund Fellow, and a faculty member at MIT, the University of Illinois, and the University of California at Berkeley. He was a staff member on the U.S. Secretary of Labor’s Commission on Workforce Quality and Labor Market Efficiency from 1988-’90, Co-Director of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center on the Educational Quality of the Workforce, and a member of the Executive Committee of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center on Post-Secondary Improvement at Stanford University.  Professor Cappelli has served on three committees of the National Academy of Sciences and three panels of the National Goals for Education.  He was recently named by HR Magazine as one of the top 5 most influential management thinkers, by NPR as one of the 50 influencers in the field of aging, and was elected a fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources.  He received the 2009 PRO award from the International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruiters for contributions to human resources.  He served on Global Agenda Council on Employment for the World Economic Forum and a number of advisory boards.