Catherine Lang

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Catherine Lang is Appirio’s Chief Learning Officer. Catherine is responsible for ensuring that Appirio’s employees are experts in cloud-based technologies, and that every employee brings a unique set of skills and capabilities to each customer engagement. She oversees Appirio’s innovative customer training program, driving widespread adoption and enabling every user to get the most out of deployed solutions.

Previously, Catherine served as Senior Vice President of Crowdsourcing Solutions and Community for Topcoder. She joined Appirio from Google Enterprise, where she designed and implemented Google Enterprise Partner University, to rapidly build the sales and technical skills of the global partner ecosystem. At Google, Catherine provided design expertise to transform the community and enablement programs, and introduced new learning methodologies and technologies. Earlier in her career, she was the Vice President of Training and Certification at Salesforce, where she was responsible for the rapid growth of the training catalog, the introduction of subscription-based training and “gamified” programs, and the architecture of large-scale training programs for worldwide enterprise customers.

Catherine has consulted with a wide range of organizations on the design and deployment of learning technologies, agile course development techniques, and education program design. She also serves on advisory boards for several learning associations.

She recently joined the Board of Directors of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), and holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.