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Dr. David Tobey
Dr. David Tobey
Chief Executive Officer
VivoWorks, Inc.


Dr. David Tobey is the Founder & CEO of VivoWorks, Inc. Dr. Tobey leads an international collaborative researching and implementing new techniques for practice-based education which seeks to shorten learning curves as a solution to the growing international workforce skills crisis precipitated by the retirement of the baby boom generation. Dr. Tobey's research into the formation of expertise led to the development of a theory of human performance, the V-to-B Loop, which identifies the cognitive and neurological mechanisms that predict the transition of knowledge into skill. According to this theory, skill develops after sufficient practice leads to the formation of neural clusters deep in the unconscious that execute behavioral programs without the need to recall specific instructions or procedures—the brain’s equivalent to a software applet which Dr. Tobey labeled a thinkLet. The formation of thinkLets is detected by a new psychometric technique, Potential Performance Analysis (PPA)™, which VivoWorks uses to assess the level and potential of skill development and predict job performance. PPA is one component of the VivoWorks Assessment-Center-as-a-Service (ACAS)™ cloud-computing platform for modeling and assessing competencies and improving workforce planning and development. Prior to founding VivoWorks, Dr. Tobey was a serial entrepreneur whose companies have been listed among INC Magazine's 500 fastest-growing private companies, set international industry standards for systems configuration and integration, and became publicly-traded companies in the early 1990s. He has also served as a consultant, officer and/or board member for private and public companies in the distribution, financial services, hospitality, information technology, life sciences, publishing, and transportation industries.

Speaking Schedule
Tuesday, September 17, 3:00-3:55pm - Holistic Cyber Security Education: Balancing Breadth and Depth (1st panel)































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