Playbook for Adopting an Automation-first Mindset
Vice President of Content, Udacity
Sidney Madison Prescott
Global Head of Intelligent Automation, Spotify
- Kirk Werner
VICE PRESIDENT OF CONTENT, UDACITY
Kirk Werner is the VP of Content for Udacity, responsible for the strategy, development, and ongoing innovation of Udacity’s content programs. Prior to joining Udacity, Kirk was the Director of Content at Coupa Software and the Director of Instructional Design and Content Production at LinkedIn Learning/lynda.com. Over the last 15 years, Kirk has led teams building online educational experiences on topics ranging from programming languages to Photoshop, executive leadership to financial services, and almost everything in between. In his time at lynda.com, Kirk led the hypergrowth in course production and adoption that led to its growth from 60 courses a year to 2,000 a year and its $1.5 billion acquisition by LinkedIn in 2015.
- Sidney Madison Prescott
GLOBAL HEAD OF INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION, SPOTIFY
Sidney Madison Prescott is a senior technology leader, keynote speaker, author, and robotics evangelist specializing in the creation of Robotic Process Automation Centers of Excellence for Fortune 500 companies. Sidney currently heads up the Global Intelligent Automation initiative at music streaming powerhouse Spotify. In addition to her enterprise technology expertise, Sidney is an executive board member for three global non-profit organizations, where she contributes valuable automation insights to enhance overall program objectives. To round out her career accolades, Sidney was also named a global recipient of the 2020 Top 50 Technology Visionaries award.