Gary Walker has spent more than twenty years working in human performance and learning, most in support of global ERP implementations with the last four years supporting Workday. Gary founded Walker Strategy Associates in 2011 with a desire to bring his years of experience to the Workday arena, where he saw a need for more effective end-user training. He believes that technology is only as powerful as the performers using it. Hence our tagline:
People • Technology • Performance.
At Walker Strategy Associates, Gary has direct Workday experience with large global projects supporting thousands of end users. Gary has managed Workday implementation and deployment efforts for one of Workday’s most complex customers over a three-year period. He has also managed over a dozen Workday M&A conversion and integration efforts for acquired businesses in 10 countries globally. He has supported end-user training for large commercial and government organizations including training technology selection, training development and delivery, and rapid training development workshops. He has also supported solution design efforts for other major ERP initiatives and provided strategic advisory services to the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation and Training.
As an SVP at RWD Technologies (1994 to 2010), Gary led the product development group for the RWD InfoPak (later RWD uPerform) suite of products, formerly sold by SAP as SAP Productivity Pak. He also led RWD’s international operations, eLearning, and Applied Technology Solutions groups. Throughout his career, he has been responsible for supporting end-user training initiatives for Workday, SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle, JDE, SFDC, and others.
Gary has direct consulting experience in engagements ranging from plant floor environments to corporate strategic initiatives. He has spoken at a variety of conferences on accelerating human performance in critical environments.
Gary’s perspective on learning and its role in operational performance is influenced by his experience as a naval aviator and instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy. Gary has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering (Astrodynamics concentration) from the U.S. Naval Academy and has completed graduate courses at the Johns Hopkins University.