The Modern Subject Matter Expert (SME):
Agile, Responsive and Digital


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Architect of, Chief Learning Officer of Vignettes Learning
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Executive Producer, Vignettes Learning
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SMEs are important sources of knowledge taught to others. Traditional SMEs are isolated and are not in synch with the immediacy of demand for their knowledge. They become roadblocks to rapid transfer of skills. In contrast, the modern SMEs are in constant motion and feeding the right knowledge as they are needed by learners and workers. They focus on the impact and value of their contributions to immediate results.

How does one become a modern SME? How does an SME re-skill for the new rapidly changing workplace?

In this session, Ray will cover the following topics:
  • What are the expertise models that SMEs use? Which ones are dated and which ones are new trends?
  • How is knowledge transfer changing and how does this impact the way workers and learners learn?
  • What are the skills of the modern SME - the outlook, the packaging of knowledge, the tools, the delivery and transfer options.
  • What jobs and roles do the modern SMEs start to embrace?

About Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.

Ray Jimenez, Ph.D., spent 15 years with Coopers & Lybrand in the areas of management consulting and implementation of learning technology solutions. As a management consultant, Ray has worked with various experts from different domains and industries. Over the past few years Ray has been dedicated to the development and creation of Ray is the author of Microlearning for Disruptive Results (soon to be released), Microlearning Impacts Report, 3-Minutes eLearning, Scenario-Based Learning, Do-It-Yourself eLearning, Story Impacts Learning and Performance eBook and Story-Based eLearning Design.

Ray has worked with American Bankers Association, Neiman Marcus, the U.S. Air Force, NASA, Blue Cross, Goodwill Industries, Pixar Studios, Edison Missing Group, Dendreon, Netafim, Progressive Insurance, Bridgepoint Education and California Institute of Technology, to name a few. He is the Chief Learning Officer of and architect of He has taught at the University of California, Irvine; University of Texas Southwest Medical Center, Dallas; Assumption University, Bangkok and Open Learning University, Hong Kong. He is a sought-after expert and workshop facilitator for Training Magazine, eLearning Guild and ATD Conferences.

Workshop participants describe Ray as “fun,” “engaging,” “technically savvy,” “provocative,” “inspiring,” and “has depth and experience in Story-based eLearning Design.”

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About Johnny Hamilton

Johnny is an experienced learning content developer/producer/manager, instructional designer, and credentialed teacher with extensive experience in online professional development and project management. He is an expert in course authoring platforms and has developed branding/style guidelines and course templates, system/standardization processes, and innovative award-winning content for large and small companies. He holds design certifications in UX, Micro Learning, Gamification (expert), Story-Based, Scenario, Virtual Training, and Instructional Design. He has recently been internationally recognized by eLearning Magazine as a 2016 Learning Champion (High Performer) for his work ( You can learn more about him with his online gamified resume at

About the UMU Platform
UMU (You, Me, and Us) brings together everything you need for blended, social, and microlearning in one easy-to-use platform. As a global company UMU is industry recognized winning 3 international awards including Most Popular Training Brand of the Year, Training Magazine China, October 2016, Top 10 Most Innovative Products, March 2016, and Best HR Service Provider, April 2016. Founded by Mr. Dongshuo Li, an accomplished trainer and internet technology thought leader who contributed his talent to Google, HP, and LG, UMU functions as an innovative learning and engagement solution to both the live event and microlearning industries. UMU provides an innovative way for groups to interact, author content, and facilitate learning in one place; highlighting the flipped/blended learning models as it engages before, during, and after training programs. Discover more about UMU at UMU.COM.


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