WESTPORT, CT--(Marketwired - Oct 13, 2015) - A leading HR software strategy executive tells a personal story of how helping his two young sons with learning issues influenced his approach to cloud innovation on the next edition of "Firing Line with Bill Kutik®" beginning today on YouTube.

Dmitri Krakovsky, senior vice president for all HCM products at SuccessFactors, an SAP company, said he discovered that personalized learning approaches used to help children with challenges could be key to creating more effective corporate learning tools.

Krakovsky gained the insight when he took a two-and-a-half-month leave from work to help find new schooling options for his sons, nine and seven.

He said he discovered that many new, emergent technologies can be applicable to corporate learning.

Krakovsky said combining personalized approaches, personalized study lists, recommendations from peers, peer-to-peer learning, collaboration, use of different media, including video, could create a completely different way to learn in the workplace.

"Dmitri Krakovsky's very personal story of discovery provides a rare look into the process of software innovation in our industry that viewers will find both moving and informative," said Bill Kutik, host and managing editor of "Firing Line with Bill Kutik®."

"It's another example of the kind of unique reporting and storytelling that we bring to our viewers with every episode of our program."

The monthly "Firing Line" series has received more than 21,000 views on YouTube since its debut in February. Watch the new episode at http://bit.ly/KutikFiringLine.

SAP (NYSE: SAP) is the inaugural sponsor of "Firing Line with Bill Kutik®," and additional vendors will be sponsoring in the future.

About Bill Kutik

As the HR industry's leading independent analyst, Bill Kutik is considered one of the top four influencers in the HR technology marketplace. For 25 years, he has been Technology Columnist for "Human Resource Executive"®, and served as founding co-chair of the magazine's famous annual HR Technology® Conference & Expo, since it began in 1998 through 2013.

The Bill Kutik Radio Show®, an online talk show with industry leaders, now has 183 programs in the archive for listening on-demand at http://bit.ly/KutikRadio. Kutik has also created and moderated 106 industry panels.

In 2012, Human Resource Executive named him one of the 10 "Most Powerful HR Technology Experts" and The Huffington Post in 2013 listed him in "Top 100 Social HR Experts on Twitter."

Previously, he reported for "The New York Times" and "The New York Daily News." He has a BA degree from Harvard University. He can be reached at Bill@Kutik.com.