Zsolt Olah is the Director, Innovation and Learning Solutions at PDG. He’s responsible for a team to deliver innovative learning and performance support solutions that drive business results for clients. Zsolt has 20 years of experience in the learning and development space, where he’s been focusing on the synergy of applied technology, creative design and behavioral/neuroscience (engagement and motivation). In his previous role, as a Senior Program Manager at Comcast University, Zsolt’s dedication on innovative learning solutions has earned him the reputation of a respected, energetic, creative leader.
Zsolt’s passion to combine innovative learning technology with neuroscience goes back to his thesis project where he built an artificial neural-network, capable of learning how to add numbers together (today, this is known as machine learning). Since then, Zsolt has been deeply involved in gamifying learning to boost learner engagement.
Zsolt has conducted various interactive presentations on gamification, contributed to the ATD Learning Technologies blog, participated in the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania’s G.A.M.E. initiative, and presented on game thinking at the ATD TechKnowledge conference in Las Vegas, NV. Zsolt holds an M.S. degree in Information Technology and a B.A. in English. He’s also a certified Death-by-PowerPoint Resuscitator.