DJ Anderson

VP, Communications

Mariangel Babbel

Director, Communications

Apr 28, 2017

Pluralsight Executives to Speak at the 2017 ASU + GSV Summit

CEO and Co-founder Aaron Skonnard to Present on the Technology Skills Gap

CMO Heather Zynczak to Participate on a Panel About the Mission-Critical Role of the CMO

SILICON SLOPES – Pluralsight, the enterprise technology learning platform, today announced that its CEO and co-founder, Aaron Skonnard, and CMO, Heather Zynczak, will speak at the ASU + GSV Summit on Monday, May 8 at The Grand America in Salt Lake City, Utah. Both Skonnard and Zynczak will present on the importance of addressing the growing technology skills gap.

Skonnard will discuss the devastating impact of the estimated global shortage of approximately 40 million highly-skilled workers by 2020. He will share how Pluralsight is accelerating the way enterprise technology teams and professionals can learn these in-demand skills to increase their competitive advantage. Skonnard speaks at 2:00 p.m. MDT on the ASU + GSV Leader Track.

“Companies and individuals that aren’t using the latest technology will fail," said Skonnard. “It doesn’t matter what industry we’re talking about — investing and integrating in new technologies, whether it’s cyber security or AI, is one of the biggest differentiators today."

At 4:00 p.m. MDT, Zynczak will participate on the main stage panel, "Madmen: The Mission Critical Role of the CMO in the Future of Work" with Leela Srinivasan, CMO at Lever; Harsha Mokkarala, CMO at 2U; Kurt Apen, CMO at Coursera; and moderator Mikel Chertudi, modern marketing and sales executive at Adobe. During this session, Zynczak will share how investing in the technology skill set of marketing teams plays an integral role in a company’s ability to understand buyer behavior and outpace the competition.

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About Pluralsight 

Pluralsight is the leading technology workforce development company that helps companies and teams build better products by developing critical skills, improving processes and gaining insights through data, and providing strategic skills consulting. Trusted by forward-thinking companies of every size in every industry, Pluralsight helps individuals and businesses transform with technology. Pluralsight Skills helps enterprises build technology skills at scale with expert-authored courses on today’s most important technologies, including cloud, artificial intelligence and machine learning, data science, and security, among others. Skills also includes tools to align skill development with business objectives, virtual instructor-led training, hands-on labs, skill assessments and one-of-a-kind analytics. Flow complements Skills by providing engineering teams with actionable data and visibility into workflow patterns to accelerate the delivery of products and services. For more information about Pluralsight, visit

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