WERN Highlight of the Year

Keynote Speaker: Mrs. Judith Edge
Corporate Vice President, Human Resources for FedEx Corporation

Special Guest Speaker: Mr. Sean O’Brien
Navigator Development Group, Inc.

Demonstration of learning systems/tools
Institute of Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis
Navigator Development Group, Inc.
Vcom3D, Inc

  • Time: 10:00 am — 2:00pm, April 14th, 2008
  • Location:FedEx Institute of Technology, The University of Memphis

About Mrs. Judith Edge

Judith H. Edge is Corporate Vice President, Human Resources for FedEx Corporation, a $34 billion global transportation and business services holding company. She is responsible for leading the Human Resources Function for FedEx Corporation, which includes executive development, employee benefits strategies, and executive compensation.

FedEx has been widely acknowledged for its commitment to total quality service and has consistently been ranked on Fortune magazine’s industry lists, including “World’s Most Admired Companies” and “America’s Most Admired Companies.”

Edge is an adjunct member of the FedEx Strategic Management Committee, which is responsible for developing and reviewing the corporation’s strategic business activities. She joined the company in 1983 as a Customer Service Representative, and has held a variety of Human Resources positions throughout her FedEx career. Edge earned her master’s degree in business administration from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Professionals and WorldatWork Organization.

In her WERN keynote speech, Mrs. Edge will address “The Workforce of the Future” from a Human Capital Perspective

About Sean O’Brien

Sean O'Brien Sean O’Brien joined the Navigator team years of experience in fortune 100 experience in strategic planning, program management and condition based sales. He brings to the team his operational excellence, his expertise in technology installation and upgrades and systems implementation.

His extensive resume includes; Executive Vice President of Business Development Division EON Reality, Irvine, California; Founder & Principal O/S, Orlando, Florida; EVP/CEO Modis Technologies, Phoenix, Arizona and Jacksonville, Florida; Production Manager INTEL Corporation, Santa Clara, California; and US Army Special Operations.

As a senior-level technical professional he has sold and developed innovative software solutions and has conceived, designed, sold, developed and deployed successful multimillion dollar simulation environments for both Department of Defense and the US Semiconductor Industry.

Through his efforts with NAVTech, LLC Sean has produces products that employs the use of experiential technology that cre¬ates a “WOW” factor. His vision for NAVTech, LLC was to create a global market to integrate traditional Knowledge Management applications with real time visualization and simulation that change the user from being a spectator to becoming a participant. NAVTech, LLC products migrate the audience from being a spectator to becoming involved participants by:

  • Communicating a vision and message audiences more effectively
  • Collaborating ideas with audiences to generate lower costs and save time while improving quality
  • Accelerating the decision making to increase revenue and reduce sales cycles

Sean is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder Colorado with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. He also speaks Spanish, Italian and German.

About Navigator Development Group, Inc.

Navigator is a service disabled veteran-owned small business whose expertise is to develop, administer and integrate advanced business solutions and lifecycle management processes for defense, commercial and international markets.

From design planning to implementation, Navigator utilizes its resources – people, relationships, contracts, technology, materials and past performance – to deliver the right solution across the lifecycle of your project/product. Our team continues to manage the different phases of the process by focusing on current and emerging needs.

By integrating our strategic partners into the business solution, we provide our customer a unique and competitive advantage to seek new and innovative opportunities. Our multi-national business alliances provide our clients the full spectrum of possibilities on a global scale.

Combining our core competencies, team commitment and tailored client services positions us as your prime integrator of choice. Established in September 1997, Navigator has grown from a small, two-man organization to a multi-million dollar company with locations world-wide. Navigator has been recognized by state and national organizations for its commitment to customer service and its employees.

  • A member of Team Boeing since 2000—beginning with the Concept Development of the Future Combat Systems (FCS) program—Navigator was the first recipient of the 2008 Diversity Advocacy Roundtable Team (DART) Achievement Award in the service disabled veteran-owned small business category.
  • As a service disabled veteran-owned business, whose co-founders have rated disabilities from the Veteran’s Administration, the most prestigious award was being named the National Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Small Employer of the Year 2007.
  • Navigator was nominated for the national award after being named Alabama’s DAV Small Employer of the Year 2007.
  • Navigator was the first recipient of the Alabama Governor’s Trade of Excellence in Exporting Award 2006. The governor’s Trade Excellence Award seeks to recognize Alabama companies that have made a significant contribution to, or had success in international business, in the areas of agriculture, manufacturing and services.
  • In 2004, Navigator was recognized by Boeing for “Exceptional Performance” in delivering key products supporting the Future Combat Systems Program.

About Vcom3D, Inc.

Vcom3D, Inc. was founded in 1997 with a vision to revolutionize education, training and communication accessibility. Since that time we have positioned the company as a leader in providing multi-cultural, context sensitive, virtual communicator characters for enhanced learning. We have created and patented a number of new technologies and won numerous awards for our innovation in the use of 3D simulation and virtual human technology and compelling and engaging media. Virtual human technology provides 3D animated characters that communicate through body language (including gesture or sign language), facial expression and lip-synched speech.

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