Can you address some of the issues with Sun Microsystems?

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Kelly Palmer (Author & CLO at Degreed)

Kelly Palmer talks about the missteps made by Sun Microsystems, where she was the Senior Director of Learning Products early in her career. She points out that the company which was once the backbone of the tech industry failed to reinvent themselves as the marketplace changed. She provides an example of a company that has been able to stay relevant and invests in the continuous reskilling and upskilling of employees.

 

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Kelly Palmer

Author & CLO at Degreed

Kelly Palmer is on a mission to change the way the world learns. A well-known thought leader on learning, business, and career development, she is currently on the executive team of Degreed and was formerly the chief learning officer of LinkedIn. Prior to LinkedIn, Kelly was vice president of learning at Yahoo! and held executive positions in learning, M&A, and product development at Sun Microsystems. She speaks regularly at companies and business conferences around the world, has been featured in the Financial Times, Fast Company, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., Chief Learning Officer (CLO), and on Bloomberg radio. Kelly has a bachelor of arts in English/communications and a master of science in adult learning and education technology.

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