MARCH 29 - APRIL 1, 2020


Ekpedeme "Pamay" Bassey

Pamay Bassey  is Chief Learning Officer for the Kraft Heinz Company, where she drives the company’s global Learning and Development strategy through Ownerversity, Kraft Heinz’s corporate university. Pamay has deep expertise in learning theories derived from artificial intelligence research and practical experience designing and developing highly-rated learning solutions and transformative professional development programs.

Prior to Kraft Heinz, Pamay served as the Global Head of Learning Platform and Professional Development for BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management company. Before that, she was president of The Pamay Group, an e-learning design and strategy company.
Pamay is also Chief Experience Officer of the My 52 Weeks of Worship Project, through which she facilitates courageous conversations about cultural and interfaith diversity, inclusion, and understanding. Her 2018 TEDx talk, Navigating Sacred Spaces, is based on her project work and her book: My 52 Weeks of Worship:Lessons from a Global, Spiritual, Interfaith Journey.
Pamay serves Chair of the National Advisory Board of The Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University, is past co-president of the Stanford National Black Alumni Association, and is a Diamond Life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, a public service organization.
Pamay earned a B.S. in symbolic systems from Stanford, with an artificial intelligence concentration, and a M.S. in computer science from Northwestern. She is also a graduate of the Second City Conservatory program in Chicago, an advanced study of improvisational comedy and theater.

She has been an invited speaker at Ilisagvik College in Barrow, Alaska, Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, the Stanford Black Alumni Summit (NY, ATL, Chicago, LA),  the iVentiv Conference, and the National Bar Association (Section for Business Law) in Abuja, Nigeria to speak about personal and professional topics, and has also been invited to speak about her “My 52 Weeks of Worship Project” at DePaul University in Chicago, IL, Washington University in St. Louis, Trinity United Church of Christ, and the Chicago chapter of the Black Data Processing Association.

She will present a breakout session at the LinkedIn TalentConnect conference in September, 2019, and keynote at the i4CP Next Practices Now Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona March, 2020.


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