Degreed Announces Alexandra Cavoulacos, Founder and COO of The Muse, and Dan Lyons, Writer and Co-producer of HBO’s Silicon Valley, As LENS Conference Keynote Speakers

Degreed LENS is a day-long event focusing on lifelong learning and career development, exploring the latest approaches to continuously building the skills that businesses need and workers want.

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Degreed, the world’s first career-long learning platform, today announced Alexandra Cavoulacos as the opening keynote speaker, and Dan Lyons as the closing keynote speaker, for Degreed LENS. Alexandra Cavoulacos, Founder and COO of The Muse, and author of The New Rules of Work: The Modern Playbook for Navigating Your Career, and Dan Lyons, author of Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble, and writer and co-producer of HBO’s Silicon Valley, join an already robust lineup of speakers at the day-long conference. 

Alexandra will speak on the millennial worker and how the contract between employers and employees has changed dramatically in the past decade. She will also share how to engage the kind of talent that not only sticks around, but secures your company’s future.

Dan will speak on how the new workplace is casting unprecedented challenges for older workers. He examines how older workers and HR departments can adapt to the changing career perspective, and how to overcome the bias against older workers.

“We’re bringing together the world’s best learning, talent and HR leaders to showcase how employers are powering the growth of their biggest asset – their people,” said Degreed CEO, David Blake. “Everyone else is still talking about the future of work. With LENS, we are focusing on how the most innovative organizations are already adapting, and will illuminate the path forward for others. Alexandra’s unique expertise on millennial mindsets and Dan’s perspective on the challenges facing older workers, are the perfect bookends to open and close the event.”

Alexandra and Dan’s keynotes will fit with the theme of this year’s LENS event, Welcome to the Expertise Economy, which explores how forward-thinking learning, talent and HR leaders are adapting to the new world of work.

In addition to these two keynotes, the conference will feature thought leadership, professional development workshops and case studies on the latest innovations in lifelong learning and career development led by business leaders from Accenture, Airbnb, Caterpillar, GE, Deloitte, UC Berkeley, Mastercard, Xilinx and more.

LENS will take place Thursday, September 28th at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois. Those interested in attending can find more information or register at

About Degreed  
Degreed is an award-winning learning platform built for the way today's workers really build their skills and grow their careers. Degreed integrates organizations' internal talent systems with the world's largest ecosystem of open learning resources -- millions of courses, videos, articles, books, podcasts and more from thousands of sources. So now, organizations and their people can personalize, share and track all their development, however and wherever they learn. Founded in 2012, Degreed is headquartered in San Francisco with additional offices in Salt Lake City and Amsterdam.

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