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We’ve Asked Our Founding Members to Explain Why They Have Come Together to Spearhead Velocity Network

Watch Velocity Network Foundation’s board directors from founding member organizations talk about Velocity.

An Interview with SumTotal’s Dan Boccabella

We sat down with SumTotal’s Vice President of Product Management, Dan Boccabella to chat about the future of the Velocity Network and why SumTotal is all in on building the Internet of Careers™.

Shift from Degrees to Skills

As seen in the Diplomatic Courier, Kelly R. Bailey writes about the Shift from Degrees to Skills, and the role Velocity Network Foundation plays. 

WEC joins consortium building the ‘Internet of Careers™’

The World Employment Confederation has joined the Velocity Network Foundation, a consortium that seeks to use blockchain technology to build an ‘Internet of Careers™’. By joining the network of partners brought together by Velocity, the World Employment Confederation will be directly involved in shaping the infrastructure for modern labour markets.

PAFOW Session: Internet of Careers: Owning Your Future Through Blockchain-Based Self-Sovereign Technology.

At the People Analytics & Future of Work that took place on October 15-16, 2020, Ken Lahti, Chief Science and Innovation Officer at SHL & Yvette Cameron, Co-Founder & EVP of Velocity Career Labs spoke about the Internet of Careers: Owning Your Future Through Blockchain-Based Self-Sovereign Technology.

People Own Their Careers: Providing Individuals Ownership and Visibility Into Their Data Helps Them Build Great Ones.

John Machado, CTO at UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) recently shared his thoughts with us about the Internet of Careers: “Many organizations have said ‘people own their own careers,’ but [until now] there has not been an easy way for individuals to really own and manage the data part. This is the time to solve that problem.”

A Conversation with Oracle’s Senior Vice President of Product Development, Nagaraj Nadendla

Yvette sat down with Nagaraj Nadendla, Senior VP of Product Development at Oracle, a founding member of the Velocity Network Foundation, to discuss the future of HR Tech.

The Future of Talent Matching: Digital Career Wallets

What is The Internet of Careers™ and how is it going to affect HR? We take a look into an HR crystal ball and get a sneak peek as to the technology that may change the world using technology that’s already making waves now.

Avoiding the “Original Sin” of the Internet: Why Tokenomics Powers the Internet of Careers™

The internet of today is a widespread information infrastructure that permeates every facet of our lives. Its history is complex and involves technological, organizational, and community aspects. Its influence reaches beyond just technical fields of digital communications. Throughout society, we use online tools in everyday life—for electronic commerce, to acquire information, and to build community.

A Conversation with SAP SuccessFactors’ Meg Bear

In this video, our own Secretary and Board Observer, Yvette Cameron, interviews Meg Bear, the Senior Vice President of Product, Engineering, Operations at SAP SuccessFactors.

Credential Transparency & the Internet of Careers: A conversation with Deb Everhart of Credential Engine

We recently sat down with Deb Everhart, Chief Strategy Officer at Credential Engine, where she’s leading the expansion of credential transparency initiatives that enable more effective connections between education and career opportunities.

Enterprise DLT Live – Dror Gurevich, Velocity Career Labs

Velocity Network is reinventing how career records are shared across the labor market, empowering individuals, businesses and educational institutions through transformational blockchain technology. They’re building the Internet of Careers™: a frictionless, open, democratic, collaborative way to manage career data. Public, open, trusted and self-sovereign. Verifiable, secured and truly global.

How to Prepare for the Internet of Careers as an Enterprise Leader

This episode of the SHL Talent Talks features a round table conversation with Ken Lahti, SHL’s Chief Science and Innovation Officer, Yvette Cameron, Co-Founder and EVP of Velocity Career Labs, Lidiya Nadych-Petrenko, Global Head of Talent Attraction for JTI, Adeline Looi, the Global Head of Talent & Leadership for Nestle, and Tanya Delany, the Head of Global Assessments for Philip Morris International.

Blockchain, Skills, and the Future of Work with the Velocity Network Foundation on We’re Only Human

How are organizations gathering skill data inside the business? Our research shows that the most common method is also one of the most biased: manager observations. However, Velocity Network Foundation is a nonprofit organization that aims to solve the problem of unverified, unvalidated employee skills through the power of blockchain.

Blockchain’s Role In Reshaping The Future Of Work

With unemployment numbers at record highs, millions of people around the world are embarking on the daunting task of job hunting – which is even more challenging for both candidates and recruiters in today’s world of remote work.

For Self-Sovereign Digital Identities, It Takes an Industry

For the last several years, there’s been intense interest around the future of work (FOW): what it will mean, what it will look like and how organizations can prepare for it. One of the most promising concepts to surface in these FOW considerations is that of verified self-sovereign identity

Why can’t self-reported career data be trusted?

It has been widely recognized that individuals’ resumes, LinkedIn profiles and other self-reported career records, cannot be taken as a trustworthy source of information. According to HireRight’s 2018 employment screening benchmark report, 84% of employers have identified lies or misrepresentations on applicants’ resumes; up dramatically from 2012, when 66% reported finding fabrications

We’re driving towards a cliff and HCM vendors are competing over who offers better tire pressure

Skills shortage, accelerated turnover, contingent workforce and gig economy drive
a volatile and disruptive labor market. Yet, individuals and businesses still rely on costly, self-reported and slow methods to exchange former employment, professional achievements, and educational certifications data, that are key to most employment-related processes. This broken data exchange system is a fundamental threat to the entire HCM industry

What is the Internet of Careers™?

The way career data is being shared hasn’t been working. Resumes and CVs might be better than stone tablets—Leonardo da Vinci probably thought so, when he invented the first one in the late 1400s—but the HR and EdTech worlds really need to get with the times.

Velocity Network to Demonstrate the Art of the Possible for the Internet of Careers™

Velocity Network Foundation is reinventing how career records are shared, empowering individuals, businesses and educational institutions through transformational blockchain technology, an initiative known as the Internet of Careers™. Development of the VEC is underway now, with public demonstrations expected to begin in Fall 2020.

Velocity Network to Demonstrate the Art of the Possible for the Internet of Careers™

Enabling Multi-Vendor Interoperability Across Individuals, Organizations and Industries to Provide, for the First Time, Real-Life Job Market Experiences in Self-Sovereign Career Credential Management.

‘Let’s Talk About Skills, Baby’

Internet of Careers. Blockchain. Trusted Learning & Career Records. Yvette Cameron, the passionate Co-Founder of Velocity Career Labs, on this week’s episode of ‘Let’s Talk About Skills, Baby’ by Kelly R. Bailey.

Velocity Network Foundation Announces Testnet Plus New Members, Strengthening Pathways between Education and Employment

Testnet Deployment Indicates Technical Readiness of Velocity Network, Allows Participants to Test Applications Across Labor Market Use Cases with Multi-Vendor Interoperability.

Dror Gurevich, Velocity Career Labs, at RECEX: The TED talk of talent acquisition

The Velocity Network Foundation aims to solve some of the most critical challenges for the future of work while addressing the growing need for data privacy and security.

HRExaminer Executive Conversations w/ Yvette Cameron, Velocity Career Labs

HRExaminer Executive Conversations. This week Yvette Cameron, Velocity Carrer Labs. Great conversation about the ‘Internet of Careers’ – an emerging credential sharing and validation network.

INTERNET OF CAREERS™: in conversation with Ike Bennion of Cornerstone

“A vendor-agnostic consortium is essential to make sure data and HR providers can integrate the tech capabilities throughout their platforms.”

Self-sovereign identity (SSI) and The Velocity Network

The question is how do you trust digital credentials if they are stored and owned by the individual?

Using Blockchain Technology to Usher in The Internet of Careers

Ken Lahti, Chief Science and Innovation Officer at SHL, having our Yvette Cameron as a special guest to discuss the Velocity Network.

Owning Your Career Identity

Will Self-Sovereign Identity and Blockchain Build the New Talent Marketplace? Yvette Cameron of Velocity Career Labs sits down with NinetoThriveHR from the Human Capital Institute (HCI) to explain how Velocity Network helps.

The ‘Future of Work’ is no longer futuristic

Listen to Yvette Cameron of Velocity Career Labs and Jason Averbook of Leapgen on the NowOfWork podcast talking about why the #FutureOfWork is no longer futuristic.

The COVID-19 crisis as catalyst for innovation

A new white paper delves into post-Covid-19 scenarios, and sees real opportunities for the Velocity Network in the flex- and intermediary job market.