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- 06/28/17--03:08: Kate Lander Joins Eukleia Training as Chief Strategy Officer
- 06/29/17--03:26: The Pracuj Group Announces Strategic Investment from TCV
- 07/05/17--06:41: Applied Recognitions Ver-ED Enables Lenovo AirClass Emotion Insights
- 07/06/17--01:22: NIIT Forms Strategic Relationship with Cornerstone OnDemand
- 07/06/17--04:07: Comply365 and Luminate Capital Announce Strategic Investment
- 07/06/17--07:20: TrivWorks Announces Gene Jones as Newest Special Talent Emcee
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London, U.K. - June 27, 2017 - Eukleia Training, the Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) training specialist, is pleased to welcome Kate Lander to its expanding senior management team. Kate brings a unique set of financial, training and digital expertise to Eukleia Training in the newly created role of Chief Strategy Officer, based in Eukleia’s London office.
Kate started her career as a qualified Chartered Accountant and Financial Analyst, before moving into education and becoming a financial trainer specialising in asset management and taxation. Prior to joining Eukleia Training, Kate was Global Chief Learning Officer at Fitch Learning, Head of Education (EMEA) at the CFA Institute and Senior Vice President at Northern Trust. She also sits on the board of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
“The Eukleia name has always had a fantastic reputation and I look forward to bringing my focus on content and quality to the organisation and the wider Learning Technologies Group,” said Kate. “Requirements around compliance and regulatory training, and organisations’ needs from a technical and content point of view are evolving rapidly. As Chief Strategy Officer, it’s my responsibility to create stability for clients in a time of near-constant change.”
"Innovation in compliance training has never been more important, so I am delighted that Kate is joining the team,” said Michael Sacks, Chief Executive Officer at Eukleia Training. “Her experience in both workplace learning and the financial services industry will be invaluable as Eukleia continues to develop new techniques to deliver training that has a real impact on behaviour."
“I’m delighted to welcome Kate to the senior team at Eukleia. Her experience adds an invaluable additional perspective to Eukleia’s offering and I look forward to working together to further develop Eukleia and LTG’s specialist content services,” said Jonathan Satchell, Chief Executive Officer of Learning Technologies Group.
For more information, visit http://www.eukleia.com.
About Eukleia: Eukleia was first established in 2005, and has gone from strength to strength as a specialist Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) training consultancy. Eukleia has offices in both London and New York, catering to an international clientele, including many of the world’s leading banks.
Our capabilities cover all aspects of training, from initial course design through to delivery and assessment. As part of Learning Technologies Group plc, we create engaging and accessible learning, partnering with our sister companies where appropriate to offer a wide variety of training solutions, including classroom training, e-learning courses, videos and games.
London and Warsaw, Poland - June 29, 2017 - The Pracuj Group (Grupa Pracuj), a leading provider of Human Resources (HR) solutions that help companies recruit, retain, and develop employees in Central Europe, today announced that TCV has agreed to make a minority investment in the company. The closing of TCV’s investment is subject to customary closing conditions. TCV provides growth equity capital for both private and public technology companies in the U.S., Europe, and internationally. The Pracuj Group intends to use the funding to fuel international expansion and expand its product suite. As part of the investment, John Doran and David Yuan, General Partners at TCV, will join the company’s supervisory board.
With more than 17 years of experience in the online recruitment market in Poland, the Pracuj Group oversees four companies: Pracuj.pl, a job board; applicant tracking system eRecruiter; Rabota.ua, a Ukrainian job board; and emplo.com, a platform to support communication and HR processes in companies.
As of today, 40,000 businesses use the Pracuj Group’s products on an annual basis. Its flagship brand, the Pracuj.pl job board, is growing with 2.5 million monthly users and 1,000 new clients joining each month.
Przemysław Gacek, President of the Pracuj Group’s Management Board, said, “At the Pracuj Group, we are continuously striving to learn and innovate and hence were looking for an investor that could provide both knowledge and inspiration. TCV is a perfect fit since they invest in and establish long-term partnerships with technology-driven companies such as ours.
We look forward to working with TCV as we continue to develop and further expand our business. TCV brings decades of sector knowledge and deep experience in helping companies scale. We welcome their expertise as we continue to grow Pracuj Group’s core businesses and expand successful SaaS solutions.”
Today’s announcement marks TCV’s first investment in Poland.
John Doran, General Partner at TCV said, “The Pracuj Group is a great example of the type of company TCV looks to invest in. Led by Przemysław Gacek, the company has established itself as a market leader across Central Europe and shows incredible potential for further growth and international development. We look forward to working alongside the founders and the Pracuj Group’s management team to support the acceleration and growth of its human resource solutions.”
Grupa Pracuj was advised in this investment process by Trigon and GCA Altium (financial) and by Greenberg Traurig (legal). TCV was advised by Weil, Gotshal & Manges (legal).
London - June 29, 2017 - Blackjack Promotions, the staffing solutions, travel retail and experiential specialist, has linked up with Penny Blake Associates (PBA), the acknowledged experts in training luxury brand retail personnel, to take its client services offering to the next level.
PBA’s founder, Penny Blake, will not just be running courses for Blackjack’s specialist luxury retail staff in the latest tactics and best practices in engaging with high-value customers, she will also be providing Blackjack’s managers with coaching and leadership modules and identifying and educating select staff to become accredited trainers themselves.
Under the training programme ‘Succeeding in the Luxury Arena’, Blackjack team managers will cover off a range of topics including ‘The Luxury Arena’, ‘Emotional Intelligence”, ‘Moments of Truth’, ‘Creating a Wow Experience’ and ‘Luxury Sales Model’.
Leanne Nutter, Head of Client Services at Blackjack Promotions, says: “Luxury brands rightly demand best-in-class brand ambassadors, and over the years Blackjack has invested significant resources in developing our retail staff. Our latest training programme, however, takes things to another level. The clients we’ve already told have been very excited – they have all heard of Penny and her team and many of them have used her services themselves.”
Penny Blake of PBA says: “Blackjack’s commitment to training its staff in how best to engage with high-value customers in the luxury retail space is highly commendable - they realise that people are an organisation’s best asset which sets Blackjack apart as the market leader in recruitment.”
PBA works with many luxury brands internationally, many of which are also Blackjack clients.
About Blackjack Promotions
Blackjack Promotions is the UK’s leading staffing solutions, travel retail and experiential specialist. Everything it does is committed to connecting consumers with brand experiences that are exciting, engaging, immersive, and that ultimately provoke a real emotional response. Its core service offering falls under four headings: travel retail, customer service, experiential and logistics. It also works hand-in-hand with agency partners and media owners using its experiential expertise to bring brands and briefs to life.
The company was founded in 1995 and acquired by OmniServ Limited, the European division of Air Serv Corporation, owned by ABM, in 2013. Its UK headquarters are in London, where it employs approximately 1,000 staff, in addition to its database of 8,000+ field staff. Blackjack is an IPM member agency and has been ranked in the top 10 league tables for both experiential and field marketing. Find out more at www.blackjackpromotions.co.uk.
About Penny Blake Associates
Established in 1990, Penny Blake Associates meets the needs of global organisations for business focused training that really builds people’s confidence and skills, at all levels of the organisation, so that they can achieve their business aims across a wide range of management functions. It achieves this by drawing on the extensive business experience of its highly knowledgeable consultants, who help participants turn theoretical knowledge into practical skills that can be used in the workplace to achieve specific desired business outcomes.
All of PBA’s programmes are tailored to suit individual client needs, and are delivered with a passion and commitment that has become well known in the industry. Its team of consultants have now expanded to enable PBA to provide a truly international service, delivering workshops in emerging and global markets in the local language.
Boston - June 30, 2017 - ClearCompany, the leading talent management software solution that helps companies identify, hire and engage more A-players, today announced a partnership and industry-leading integration with ADP, the comprehensive global provider of cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions that unite HR, payroll, talent, time, tax and benefits administration.
Together, customers of the two software providers can seamlessly experience ClearCompany's next generation talent management platform combined with ADP's payroll, time and attendance, and benefits administration. The combined service offering will address the needs of SMB and mid-size organizations that are looking for a modern cloud experience for all aspects Human Capital Management. ClearCompany is now also available to ADP clients through the ADP Marketplace.
"By combining ClearCompany with ADP services, we are bringing a complete, modern and comprehensive HR solution to millions of employees currently leveraging both ADP and ClearCompany solutions," said Andre Lavoie, CEO of ClearCompany. "Available today, ADP customers can experience a cutting edge recruiting, onboarding, performance and goal management platform that is seamlessly integrated with their payroll, time and attendance and benefits," Andre said.
With a large percentage of ClearCompany clients using ADP, the company is thrilled to have strengthened the connection between the two providers, saving time for mutual clients by allowing candidate and new hire data to flow automatically between platforms.
About ClearCompany: For more than a decade, ClearCompany has helped companies identify, hire and engage hundreds of thousands of A Players from among millions of applicants. We designed and built an organic, unified platform to deliver better hiring experiences, seamless onboarding, company-wide goal alignment and performance management, all driven by best practices.
Chicago, IL - July 5, 2017 - ClientLoyalty changes name to Performitiv, broadening its measurement technology to focus on line of business performance improvement.
Founded in 2015, ClientLoyalty began as a technology to connect buyers and suppliers to measure, communicate and improve relationships. Today, the company becomes Performitiv, reflecting its roots in supplier management and its expertise in transformational performance improvement within lines of business that include supplier management, talent development, customer success, information technology and sales and marketing functions.
Performitiv is not about traditional performance management but moves past dated perceptions. It delivers against a more dynamic set of performance improvement expectations to create game changing value. Today's companies need data-driven software to know they're improving strategic, visible and costly programs (ex. L&D), processes (ex. IT Support) and partners (ex. Suppliers or Clients). Performitiv replaces traditional scorecards and evaluations with a persistent, active management platform –a highly scalable and integrated data collection, analysis and reporting system.
"When we began our journey we learned that managing partner relationships was highly fragmented and in need of improvement. At the same time, true improvement extends beyond the buyer and supplier partnership and impacts programs and processes too, hence the name change and refinement of our technology," cited Kent Barnett, CEO of Performitv.
Performitiv's team has expertise in building performance improvement software having done so in areas like learning, supplier management and project management. Performitiv aggregates and analyzes operational, survey, sentiment and risk data complemented by automation and workflow tools to improve manager agility. The result is clarity into quality, impact, compliance and value.
"The ability to improve performance of strategic programs, processes and partners is at the heart of what Performitiv does. Whether you're running major L&D programs, operating critical IT support functions or managing strategic supplier relationships, Performitiv will not only measure but more importantly improve what you do and how you do it," cited Barnett.
About PerformitivPerformitiv is a performance improvement technology company. Our solution measures and improves programs, processes and partnerships for lines of business. The system serves as a centralized platform for key performance indicators (KPIs) derived from any data. We have transformed tactical tasks into an automated, strategic process that improves quality, impact, compliance and value.
Tysons, VA - July 5, 2017 - DXC Technology (NYSE:DXC), the world’s leading independent, end-to-end IT services company, today announced that it has acquired Tribridge, one of the largest independent integrators of Microsoft Dynamics 365. The combination of Tribridge with the existing DXC Eclipse business solidifies DXC’s position as a leading global systems integrator for Microsoft Dynamics.
The acquisition includes the Tribridge affiliate company, Concerto Cloud Services. Under the acquisition agreement, which is effective immediately, Tribridge will be known as Tribridge, a DXC Technology Company. Financial terms were not disclosed.
“The combination of Tribridge with DXC Eclipse significantly strengthens DXC’s role as a leading Microsoft Dynamics 365 systems integrator, greatly enhancing our ability to address client needs,” said Mike Lawrie, DXC chairman, president and CEO. “This acquisition, the first since the formation of DXC Technology, fits with our vision of leading clients on their digital transformation journeys and aligns with our strategic growth objectives.”
DXC Technology was formed in April by the combination of CSC and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. The company has nearly 6,000 clients in 70 countries around the world.
“Enterprises are constantly demanding end-to-end integration with hybrid-cloud platforms to rapidly develop, deploy, execute and protect next-generation applications,” said Troy Richardson, DXC senior vice president and general manager of Enterprise & Cloud Applications, who will lead the combined business. “The combined capabilities of DXC Eclipse and Tribridge offer clients a complete end-to-end solution, one that significantly differentiates DXC as a leader in the marketplace.”
Tribridge offers mid-market and enterprise customers software services and cloud solutions in the areas of finance and operations, customer engagement and human capital management.
The addition of Tribridge will bring significant value to the existing DXC Eclipse business in the Americas, and will allow DXC to expand and enhance its offerings in healthcare, state and local government, consumer packaged goods and professional services.
“Our single focus for nearly 20 years has been to help organizations solve their toughest business challenges through the latest technologies and a commitment to exceptional customer service,” said Tony DiBenedetto, Tribridge co-founder and CEO. “We are excited to become part of a global company with a shared vision, and look forward to continuing our growth trajectory with DXC Technology. This is a unique opportunity for the Tribridge team to drive innovation for our clients.”
Speaking about the acquisition, Judson Althoff, executive vice president of Worldwide Commercial Business at Microsoft, said: “Our partnership with DXC centers on empowering our mutual customers to transform customer relationships, operations, employee productivity and product development. This acquisition reflects DXC’s commitment to that shared goal by helping companies connect their data sources, drive intelligent decisions and optimize business processes with Dynamics 365.”
Tribridge’s affiliate company, Concerto Cloud Services, is a provider of advisory services and fully managed private, public and hybrid cloud solutions to clients and strategic channel partners in the mid-market. The affiliate will go to market as DXC Concerto.
“Concerto Cloud Services was founded with a mission to support our customers and partners on their respective journeys to the cloud and to help them realize its numerous business benefits,” said Steve Terp, president of Concerto Cloud Services. “Concerto comes from a rich legacy of application expertise, and becoming part of DXC Technology’s mature hybrid cloud business is a natural evolution for our team. This is a tremendous opportunity to provide organizations with innovative services on a broader and more global scale.”
Based in Tampa, Fla., Tribridge has 740 employees across North America and Europe, and was founded in 1998. A Microsoft Dynamics 365 partner since 2004, the company offers the full suite of Dynamics 365, ERP and CRM business applications and has been recognized as the MS Dynamics 365 Worldwide and U.S. Partner of the Year six times. Tribridge also sells proprietary software built on the MS Dynamics 365 CRM platform in key vertical markets including healthcare, and justice and public safety.
Tribridge also has strategic relationships with Cornerstone OnDemand and Oracle NetSuite.
DXC Eclipse is a leading global Microsoft Gold Partner delivering Microsoft Dynamics 365, ERP, CRM, business process, analytics, and collaboration solutions on premise and in the cloud. With a single, global team of Microsoft consultants, DXC Eclipse has helped over 1,700 customers achieve successful digital transformation projects using the full suite of Microsoft technologies and applications. DXC Eclipse operates across a large geographic span in the Pacific (Australia, New Zealand and Fiji) and in North America (U.S. and Canada).
About DXC Technology
DXC Technology (DXC: NYSE) is the world’s leading independent, end-to-end IT services company, helping clients harness the power of innovation to thrive on change. Created by the merger of CSC and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC Technology serves nearly 6,000 private and public sector clients across 70 countries. The company’s technology independence, global talent and extensive partner network combine to deliver powerful next-generation IT services and solutions. DXC Technology is recognized among the best corporate citizens globally. For more information, visit www.dxc.technology.
Toronto, ON - July 5, 2017 - Applied Recognition, Inc. announced today that their emotion detection and analysis solution, Ver-ED, is enabling the distinctive Emotions Insight feature in Lenovo's new virtual training solution, AirClass, the comprehensive virtual training platform that helps corporate trainers to harness the flexibility and breadth of options that virtual training offers. Emotion detection enables corporate trainers to track the level of student engagement and attention, bringing more real-life feedback into the virtual classroom environment. Emotion Insights, powered by Ver-ED, estimates engagement by measuring eye state (open or closed) and level of attendee focus on the material being presented, as well as whether the attendee has a positive or negative disposition based on a spectrum of common emotions (e.g., happiness, surprise, sadness, fear, anger, disgust, contempt, confusion, and frustration.) The data is anonymously captured and aggregated across attendees to enable an instructor to assess the effectiveness of both their delivery and their material through a single graphical interface.
According to Training Magazine1, the $70 billion corporate training industry is embracing the digital transformation. Businesses are spending more per learner -- 73% of companies surveyed used virtual classroom delivery methods -- yet employees are engaged in 5% fewer face-to-face instruction hours. A report from corporate training company, Corporate Visions2, indicates that 65% of companies plan to increase their investments in virtual training.
"Lenovo is committed to making corporate online training more effective and impactful for trainers and participants", said Rick German, general manager, Lenovo Software. "AirClass helps corporate trainers get closer to their attendees by providing insights to improve curriculum, instruction and the overall effectiveness of distance learning."
Built on the FaceLocate™ algorithm, trained for over a decade
Ver-ED is built on Applied Recognition's face detection algorithm, FaceLocate, trained for over a decade on hundreds of thousands of faces. Ver-ED maps the basic human emotions using advanced detection techniques and determines pose by tracking facial landmarks.
"We are very pleased to work with Lenovo Software to bring our emotion recognition solution to corporate training environments. We see this as a first step in bringing advanced face detection and authentication technologies to the growing distance learning market", said Don Waugh, co-CEO of Applied Recognition.
Ver-ED is available as a cross-platform SDK with support for PCs, Macs, iOS, and Android devices.
Introducing the all-new AirClass from Lenovo, where it's easy to keep people engaged with online training. AirClass makes it feel like participants are in the room with you, and provides insights that let trainers see beyond the screen to accurately read emotions and measure engagement. Use real-time polling, virtual whiteboarding, video annotating, activity streams and more to keep everyone actively involved. Even breakout rooms are divided up based on live engagement scores -- so you'll never have a virtual room without productive levels of participation.
It's virtual training for modern learning.
About Applied Recognition
APPLIED RECOGNITION INC. is a leader in face detection, recognition and authentication technology delivering innovative products for consumers, enterprises and application developers. Since 2005, Applied Recognition has been perfecting facial recognition technology, with an extensive portfolio of patents in facial recognition and indexing, and enterprise-grade, biometric authentication technology.
Applied Recognition serves a broad range of customers, including financial services providers, IoT device manufacturers, and leading software publishers. Licensing is available for software development kits; some solutions can be delivered via API. To learn more, visit www.appliedrecognition.com.
New Delhi - July 6, 2017 - NIIT Limited, a leading provider of managed training services, announced today that it has formed a strategic relationship with Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD), a global leader in cloud-based learning and human capital management software.
The two companies will collaborate in the areas of implementation, business consulting, technical and content consulting, and outsourced administration. As part of the agreement, NIIT will add Cornerstone certified administrators and resources to its implementation and support teams across the globe, with the initial implementation in Canada. NIIT will in-turn, support Cornerstone in training content rebuild with high quality, modern learning content - specifically for modern learner engagement, audience management, content reduction, governance and non-mandatory services.“We envision that the collaboration will combine the best of both worlds – NIIT’s high quality managed training services with Cornerstone’s powerful platform. We look forward to providing our customers with better and more improved business-aligned services with this relationship,” said Sailesh Lalla, Senior Vice President, Business Development at NIIT.“We’re thrilled to add NIIT to our ecosystem of global implementation and consulting alliances. In particular, NIIT’s significant Canadian presence will benefit our continued expansion in the region,” said Dave Mortell, Vice President of Alliances for Cornerstone OnDemand.
About NIITNIIT is a leading Skills and Talent Development Corporation that is building a manpower pool for global industry requirements. The company, which was set up in 1981 to help the nascent IT industry overcome its human resource challenges, today ranks among the world's leading training companies owing to its vast and comprehensive array of talent development programs. With a footprint across 40 nations, NIIT offers training and development solutions to Individuals, Enterprises and Institutions. NIIT has three main lines of business across the globe – Global Corporate Business, Global Retail Business Skills and MindChampion Learning Systems Limited.NIIT's Global Corporate Business (GCB) offers Managed Training Services (MTS) to market-leading companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. The Global Retail Business (GRB) delivers a diverse range of learning and talent development programs to millions of individual and corporate learners in areas including Digital Transformation, Banking, Finance & Insurance, Soft Skills, Business Process Excellence, Retail Sales Enablement, Management Education, Multi-Sectoral Vocational Skills, Digital Media Marketing, and new-age IT. As NIIT's wholly owned subsidiary for its K-12 school learning initiative - MindChampion Learning Systems Limited (MLSL), provides futuristic NIIT nGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprising, interactive Classrooms with digital content, technology-driven Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School - an Education Resource Planning software. The Training.com learning platform is an NIIT initiative for advanced career programs, which are delivered live by industry experts in an immersive and interactive online mode, combining instructor-led classrooms with the convenience of accessing the training sessions from anywhere.As the Most Trusted Training Brand in India for 5th year in a row (Brand Trust Report, 2017), NIIT's learning and talent development solutions, continue to receive widespread recognition globally. NIIT has been named among the Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies for the past nine consecutive years by Training Industry, Inc. USA. Further, leading Indian ICT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the 'Top Training Company' award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category. NIIT has also been featured as the 'Most Respected Education Company'- 2016 by leading financial magazine, Business World. NIIT.tv – a disruptive innovation by NIIT, won the prestigious award for 'Educational Technology, at the Indo-American Education Summit 2016.
New Orleans - July 6, 2017 - Workforce Opportunity Service (WOS)—the leading non-profit organization geared towards aligning individuals from underserved groups with transformative career opportunities—has teamed up with GE and Louisiana State University to create a training program designed to alleviate the tech skills gap and create career pathways for individuals looking to break into the industry.
Research shows that nearly 54 percent of tech leaders project that the most pressing issue they will be faced with in the coming year is finding tech-savvy candidates who can fulfill their talent needs. WOS has joined forces with several major corporations throughout the country—including General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, Prudential, and others—to develop training programs with local universities as a solution.
The GE Java Development Program, launched in 2016, is a 34-week intensive training program where non-traditional candidates take courses on Java and technical information systems. Participants also take professional development courses to aide them in strengthening their soft skills. Upon completion of the program, students earn a certificate from Louisiana State University and are given the opportunity to further their careers at GE.
Today seventeen individuals, including military veterans, who have completed the GE Java Development Program will graduate at The University of New Orleans.
"The program has been a life changing opportunity for these 17 young women and men," said Jessica Miller, Associate Director of Academics, WOS. "We are so proud of what the graduates have accomplished thus far and are thrilled to see the impact they will have on the technology industry and the New Orleans community in the future."
About Workforce Opportunity Services
Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS) is a next-generation 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that transforms early career professionals by cultivating their talents. We connect leading companies all over the world with a network of thousands of ready-to-work professionals who reflect diverse communities and customers. Our partners rely on us to recruit, educate, and train employees with the highest potential who will remain committed to their work over the long term.
Every day, we promote upward mobility, professional success, financial independence, and lifelong learning. We are experts in helping companies identify and assimilate the skills of veterans and underserved jobseekers. We offer hands-on support services to ensure that promising employees stay on a steady career path.
Launched at Columbia University in New York City, our scientifically-based program offers cutting-edge research and analytics in partnership with top-tier academic institutions. Since our founding in 2005, we have partnered with more than 50 corporations in 35+ locations around the world. For more information, visit wforce.org.
Los Angeles - July 6, 2017 - Enterprise data science platform provider DataScience.com has partnered with The Data Incubator, a data science training organization, to bring comprehensive data science education to its platform customers.
DataScience.com customers will now be able to opt in to The Data Incubator’s highly customizable data science employee training offerings. Ranging from 2-3 day workshops to multi-week modules, these programs focus on the latest techniques and technologies, from machine learning to Hadoop and Spark. All training will be conducted by The Data Incubator in the DataScience.com Platform, enabling customers to familiarize themselves with the platform’s advanced tools while simultaneously acquiring valuable new skills.
“Our customers’ demands for advanced machine learning, artificial intelligence, and deep learning techniques often exceed the capabilities of their in-house teams,” said DataScience.com Chief Strategy Officer William Merchan. “Our mission is to ensure that data science practitioners can provide value at the enterprise level. We do this in a number of ways, from optimizing workflows to providing access to high-value educational content. The Data Incubator’s variety of training programs will ensure that our customers’ teams can keep pace with the tremendous growth in demand for new applications of data science techniques across their organizations.”
“We are excited to utilize The Data Incubator’s content expertise and DataScience.com’s comprehensive, integrated platform to enable smart collaboration at the enterprise level,” added The Data Incubator CEO, Dr. Michael Li.
DataScience.com and The Data Incubator will be hosting a webinar on August 8. For more information, email: email@example.com.
To learn how to access The Data Incubator’s training programs on the DataScience.com Platform, visit www.datascience.com.
DataScience.com provides an enterprise data science platform that combines the tools, libraries and languages data scientists love with the infrastructure and workflow that their organizations need. The DataScience.com Platform maximizes the way data scientists like to do work, so they can solve the right problems, create better analyses, amplify their results, and put more work into production — all from one place.
About The Data Incubator
The Data Incubator is a Cornell-backed data science education company based in NYC, DC, and SF, with both corporate training as well as recruiting services. For corporate training, it offers customized, in-house corporate training solutions in data and analytics. For data science hiring, the company runs a selective free 8 week fellowship training PhDs to become data scientists.
Beloit, WI and San Francisco - July 5, 2017 - Comply365, LLC ("Comply365"), the leading provider of mobile-first, enterprise content management solutions to the aviation industry, received a strategic growth investment from Luminate Capital Partners, a San Francisco-based investment firm.
Comply365 provides a mission-critical, mobile-first content management software platform that initially transformed the aviation industry with the electronic flight bag, software that provides pilots access to the most up-to date and compliant manuals and notifications electronically. Today, the company has expanded the solution to enable mobile-first content management throughout the airline including flight operations, flight services, maintenance and other divisions. Comply365 continues to drive the next wave of digital disruption in the aviation industry with innovative, high-value communication and content solutions, such as Mobile Maintenance Manuals, Digital Briefing and ProChat.
"Our clients are using our mobile applications in mission-critical environments to work smarter, solve problems, ensure compliance and deliver a great customer experience. We're excited to lead the next wave of transformation with mobile-first solutions and real-time intelligence. Luminate Capital is an ideal partner to fuel our growth strategy and help us deliver even more value to existing clients as well as to the broader aviation ecosystem," said Kerry Frank, CEO of Comply365.
Comply365's solutions enable airline employees to access mobile manuals, complete checklists, review digital flight plans, complete training and stay in compliance in a highly-regulated environment in real-time on any device. Over 75% of North American airlines, including the largest airlines, low cost carriers such as Spirit Airlines, as well as regional and cargo carriers, rely on Comply365 solutions daily to support operations, and Comply365 plans to double its international footprint this year. Over 525,000 users including pilots, cabin crews, maintenance technicians, vendors and contractors use Comply365's mobile productivity, training and safety solutions to get the content they need at their fingertips.
"We are excited to partner with Comply365 to help accelerate their growth. They are the market leader with the expertise, passion and mobile-first solutions that users love," said Hollie Haynes, Founder & Managing Partner at Luminate. "We share their passion for building an aviation-focused software business that provides high performing solutions. They are poised to continue to grow and deliver mission-critical solutions to the industry."
"Comply365's digital expertise, mobile enterprise platform, innovation, strong client base and reputation is best-in-class," added Mark Pierce, Operating Partner at Luminate. "We look forward to building on this success with the Comply365 team."
Hollie Haynes, Mark Pierce, and Sanjay Palakshappa will join Comply365's Board of Directors.
Comply365 is a leading mobile-first software company empowering a digital workplace. Comply365's secure, mobile enterprise platform and full suite of mobile solutions give organizations the agility, speed and intelligence they need. Comply365 helps companies leverage digital content and mobile technologies to connect, communicate and collaborate to drive unprecedented efficiencies and compliance throughout their ecosystem. To learn more visit comply365.com.
About Luminate Capital Partners
Luminate Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in software and software-enabled services companies. Luminate partners with management teams to provide flexible capital to drive strategy, growth and operational improvements. For more information visit luminatecapital.com.
New York - July 6, 2017 - TrivWorks™, a corporate event entertainment & team building company specializing in trivia events, has teamed up with veteran corporate entertainer and trivia master Gene Jones to offer an unrivaled new trivia entertainment format.
Dubbed “America’s Trivia Guy” by the media, Gene Jones is the nation’s go-to trivia expert for live event entertainment. Armed with a unique encyclopedic knowledge of every conceivable category, Gene has been wowing audiences large and small for over 30 years with his unique GIMME A HINT! Trivia Game Show, spontaneously asking attendees questions about any topic of their choosing. Through this special collaboration with TrivWorks™, Gene will now bring his decades of emcee and trivia hosting skills to corporate audiences nationwide seeking customized trivia entertainment, with a unique twist unlike anything else.
Available for both “roving” interactive entertainment or to emcee formal team trivia contests, Gene arrives prepared with a combination of carefully customized trivia questions tailored to the specific audience in attendance, as well as a staggering amount of memorized trivia at his fingertips. Engaging individuals, small groups or the entire room with his fast-paced style and charming sense of humor, the mix of Gene’s spontaneous trivia with TrivWorks™’ customized material and event production guarantees a supremely dynamic competitive experience guaranteed to delight everyone in attendance.
“The best way to engage a group of any size is to make the content fun and relevant to the specific audience,” says TrivWorks™ founder & CEO David Jacobson, an expert in corporate trivia production with over 15 years’ experience in event entertainment. “What Gene Jones delivers that is so unique is not only extreme professionalism and decades of experience hosting trivia, but the ability to spontaneously engage audience members with material that’s perfectly suited for them.”
Established in 2009 in New York City, TrivWorks™ is the industry leader in producing trivia events for professional audiences nationwide. Renown for utilizing professional corporate event emcees, fully-customized questions, and unparalleled expertise engaging corporate audiences with live trivia, TrivWorks™ offers diverse trivia-based experiences and formats suitable for a range of event formats and needs. Servicing small businesses to Fortune 500 clients nationwide, TrivWorks™ has been featured in U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, Successful Meetings, BizBash and other media outlets. In 2016, TrivWorks™ expanded by opening Long Beach, CA office, to better service clients from coast to coast.
Gene Jones is a veteran corporate event entertainer, game show creator and host. A former Associate Editor of the Guinness Book of World Records, he has spent decades perfecting a unique blend of comedic improvisational skills with immense trivia knowledge, truly making him “America’s Trivia Guy.” Highly engaging and with an affable personality, Gene has made regular TV appearances over the past 30 years, including The Martha Stewart Show, 20/20 and Nightline. As part of his long and illustrious career in trivia and event entertainment, Gene is looking forward to taking on this new corporate entertainment collaboration.
“I am thrilled to be a part of the TrivWorks™ team, which shares my vision that in addition to being a great source of entertainment, trivia is important because it stimulates the mind. Blending my style of presenting trivia with the TrivWorks™ formula makes both styles more exciting and powerful. ”
West Palm Beach, FL - July 6, 2017 - Oasis Outsourcing, the nation's largest privately held Professional Employer Organization (PEO), has acquired DHR Services Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries (DHR). Oasis now serves more than 7,500 clients and 230,000 worksite employees nationwide. Since 1996, DHR has provided a broad range of Human Resources services to its diverse client base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"The acquisition of DHR, our fourth acquisition in the past two years, is another important step in our growth strategy," said Mark Perlberg, President and CEO of Oasis Outsourcing. "This transaction allows us to provide DHR's clients additional technology solutions, best-in-class partnerships and broader worksite employee support, while Oasis gains access to a team of experienced and knowledgeable HR professionals."
"Joining forces with Oasis Outsourcing is a win-win for DHR and its clients," said Jim Valenzuela, CEO of DHR. "Oasis' demonstrated success in offering innovative workforce solutions will only elevate the DHR client experience. Our employees look forward to continuing their service-obsessed client relationships under the Oasis umbrella."
This acquisition will further expand Oasis' geographic footprint in the Western region of the United States.
About Oasis Outsourcing Holdings, Inc.
Oasis Outsourcing is a Florida-based Professional Employer Organization (PEO) serving more than 230,000 employees and 7,500 clients nationwide. Founded in 1996, it specializes in providing human resources services, employee benefits administration, payroll and tax administration, risk management services and staffing solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses throughout the United States. Oasis is accredited by the Employer Services Assurance Corporation (ESAC), ensuring the highest level of ethical, financial and operational standards in the PEO industry and has received SOC 1 Type II (formerly SAS 70) certification for its high level of accuracy and performance. Offices are located in Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Boca Raton, FL; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Edison, NJ; Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Jacksonville, FL; Los Angeles, CA; Manhattan, NY; Miami, FL; Minneapolis, MN; Nashville, TN; New Haven, CT; Orlando, FL; Phoenix, AZ; Provo, UT; San Diego, CA; Sarasota, FL; St. Louis MO; Tampa, FL; Tucson, AZ; and West Palm Beach, FL. For more information about Oasis Outsourcing, visit www.oasisadvantage.com.
Raleigh, NC - July 6, 2017 - Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services, today announced that it will open its next Technology and Innovation Hub in North Carolina and hire 2,000 American workers in the state by 2021.
This investment reinforces Infosys' commitment, announced in May 2017, to open four Technology and Innovation Hubs in the US and hire 10,000 American technology workers over the next two years. The announcement of the new hub in North Carolina, marks the second key milestone in Infosys' strategy to help drive American innovation and create the next-generation of American innovators. The company plans to hire the first 500 of these 2,000 North Carolina workers by the end of two years, with the remainder to be hired in the state by 2021. The first hub, announced in Indiana, will hire 2,000 American workers by 2021 and help boost Indiana's economy.
These new hires will include recent graduates from the state's prestigious network of colleges, universities and community colleges, as well as local professionals who will benefit from upskilling through Infosys' world-class training curriculum. As part of Infosys' commitment to create 2,000 jobs in the state of North Carolina, Infosys is partnering with the North Carolina community college system to create a customized program designed to train the workforce of the future. North Carolina is also contributing a $3 million grant towards upskilling these workers.
"It is our endeavor, and our passion, to be a leader in boosting American innovation in the transformation of core industries, and to help create the next generation of American innovators and entrepreneurs through world-class education and training," said Dr. Vishal Sikka, Chief Executive Officer, Infosys. "This is absolutely critical as we help our US clients, and every client, renew their core businesses and simultaneously innovate into new breakthrough areas, while empowering employees through learning and education. To this end, North Carolina was a clear partner for us, and we are really excited to announce one of the largest jobs commitments ever in North Carolina state history. With a talented technology workforce focused increasingly on progressive fields such as advanced manufacturing and clean technology, a diverse economy strong in financial services and life sciences, and a rich talent pool drawn from North Carolina's many top universities, research institutions and community colleges, these graduates and experienced professionals will leverage AI, machine learning, analytics, cloud, and more, to drive the transformation of core American industries such as aerospace, banking, biotech, and energy."
"North Carolina's central role in technology innovation makes our state a perfect fit for Infosys," said Governor Cooper. "Our world-class universities and our high-tech workers drive growth and attract companies from around the world that are looking to innovate."
The North Carolina Technology and Innovation Hub is part of Infosys' investment in the future of the U.S. tech workforce and will focus on cutting-edge areas, including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, user experience, emerging digital technologies, cloud and big data. The Hub will enable the company to more closely serve valued clients within North Carolina and the surrounding region, where increasing demand for co-innovation, requires skilled technology talent to be at zero distance to the customer. This investment also enables Infosys to build on the strength of its existing North Carolinanetwork of highly skilled professionals. The Hub will facilitate greater collaboration and advancement in key North Carolinian industries such as financial services, information technology, life sciences, clean technology, advanced manufacturing and more.
Infosys' investment in North Carolina and wider national commitment to hire 10,000 American workers is a natural evolution of the company's three-decade legacy in the United States, and builds on the company's commitment to continuous learning, ecosystem collaboration and focus on achieving breakthrough innovations for clients. This commitment to education also extends to the company's charitable foundation, Infosys Foundation USA. In North Carolina, the Foundation has provided multiple grants for classroom technology and computer science training to teachers and schools. To date, these grants have reached 2,400 students and 26 schools across the state.
For more information, please visit: http://www.infosys.com/american-innovation/nc
About Infosys Ltd
Infosys is a global leader in technology services and consulting. We enable clients in 45 countries to create and execute strategies for their digital transformation. From engineering to application development, knowledge management and business process management, we help our clients find the right problems to solve, and to solve these effectively. Our team of over 200,000 innovators, across the globe, is differentiated by the imagination, knowledge and experience, across industries and technologies that we bring to every project we undertake.
Visit http://www.infosys.com to see how Infosys (NYSE: INFY) can help your enterprise thrive in the digital age.
Des Moines, IA - July 17, 2017 - Prositions, Inc., a leading training content producer and distributor, proudly announces a new learning content partner, Vado. The Vado eLearning courses and their development methodology fit perfectly with the micro-learning and on-the-job mentality of Prositions’ own training productions. The addition of these micro-learning courses to their portfolio will give customers an even more robust offering of quality training content.
“We are pleased to partner with Prositions to provide unique learning content that is 'changing the face of learning,' comments Cindy Pascale, Vado’s CEO. “Research shows that 70% of development happens on the job, and Vado’s off-the-shelf eLearning courseware helps the learner apply learning on-the-job through step-by-step instructions. Our learning content is delivered in small, bite-sized chunks to maximize learning retention.”
Vado offers 350+ management development and employee soft skill development courses. Vado courses are for individual contributors, frontline leaders, and managers. The courses can be purchased in course bundles or in full learning tracks such as the award-winning Leadership Development Learning Track, Management Development, or Project Management. Vado’s content will be available through Prositions’ LMS and SCORM version of DashTrain.
“Short, targeted content is very popular with our clients and our own employees. With Vado’s content, learners are not only gaining new knowledge, but identifying clear action to apply what they learned on the job,” commented Frank Russell, CEO of Prositions. Prositions continues to see growth in the usage and popularity of our micro-learning platform, DashTrain, as well as our learning management system. Clients report that employees find Vado’s videos very engaging due to their shorter duration and the targeted learning they provide.”
Interested organizations can request a demo of the Vado eLearning courses online or via phone (515) 864-7200. Additional information about the program and a complete overview of the course can also be requested.
About Prositions, Inc. Prositions, Inc. is a leading provider of learning content and performance support libraries and offers a complete range of consulting, software, and service solutions. DashTrain, their new mobile-first application, contains thousands of micro-video and audio learning bites that enable organizations to give their employees instant access to the world’s leading “how-to” business libraries and best-selling authors, anywhere and at anytime. For more information about Prositions, visit http://www.prositions.com
Washington, D.C. - July 18, 2017 - American Institute of Artificial Intelligence announces alliance with Leathwaite to help provide business executives with A.I. market insight and education.
Al Naqvi, professor and CEO of American Institute of A.I. said, “Our institute is dedicated to providing guidance and training to C-Level executives on the responsible and effective adoption of A.I. solutions, and we were honored when we were approached by Leathwaite and asked to help them deliver this invaluable insight to their clients.”
Max Woolger, Head of New Partnerships of Leathwaite said, “One of the most valuable services our company provides is market intelligence regarding industry trends, and A.I. is the most common topic of conversation lately. We are pleased to have American Institute of A.I. to provide such powerful information to our clients.”
The alliance constitutes research, solutions, and education. In addition to several applied A.I. courses, with the alliance, Leathwaite will be able to facilitate AiAi course offerings to their clients.
“We are very excited to partner with Leathwaite and help them bring A.I. expertise to their clients. A.I. technology is moving at an unprecedented rate. Business and strategy leaders are overloaded with tech hype and extravagant marketing, and struggling to maintain a competitive advantage in the A.I. Economy,” said Tiffany Parker, who is Head of Business Development and Operations. “Executives need a deeper understanding of business strategy as it pertains to artificial intelligence in order to bring realistic A.I. solutions to their firms, and that is what our coursework and certifications provide. We have simplified the subject matter and we deliver these courses in non-technical business terms. We are currently holding courses and seminars for C-Level executives in our Washington DC Innovation Center, and we are also able to provide customized training at any client location. With Leathwaite’s partnership we now have a global presence to offer these courses."
About American Institute of Artificial Intelligence Focused on Applied A.I. education, research, and solutions, AiAi is the world’s only institute that is devoted to developing business and government leaders to shape and lead the artificial intelligence revolution. Through outstanding applied research, education, and practice, AiAi creates leaders who specialize in artificial intelligence centric business strategy and management, who inspire innovation and push the boundaries of possibilities, and who do it ethically and responsibly. The institute offers unparalleled research, education, and experience – and a knowledge base that only exists at AiAi. The Institute is located in the Center of Innovation and Technology (CIT) building near Dulles Airport in the Washington DC area. For more information visit http://www.americanai.com
About Leathwaite Leathwaite is a leading international firm of human capital specialists with offices in London, New York, Hong Kong and Zurich. The company was established in 1999, has over 70 employees and a further 100 associates globally. With a leading reputation for delivering exceptional executive search, executive interim, management consultancy and market intelligence solutions, Leathwaite is seen as a partner of choice for some of the world's most innovative and ambitious companies. https://www.leathwaite.com/
Paris - July 18, 2017 - Coursera, a leader in online education and learning, is proud to announce a global partnership with AXA, the worldwide leader in insurance. AXA will adopt Coursera’s enterprise platform, Coursera for Business—which enables employers to draw on high-quality online learning content created by 150 top universities—to address their rapidly-evolving workforce development needs. As part of the strategic upskilling effort, Coursera will work with AXA to curate relevant content and integrate Coursera courses into existing learning paths with a goal to further equip the global workforce with the knowledge and in demand skills required to succeed in tomorrow's workplace and economy.
The partnership is a natural next step and expansion after a successful 3-month pilot, during which more than 1000 AXA employees registered as learners, with as many as 50% receiving certifications. It will provide all AXA employees in 64 countries with free, easy, and on-demand access to more than 300 top-quality courses in a variety of topics such as data science, digital marketing, and leadership. Upon completion, AXA employees will receive sharable electronic Course Certificates, which highlight the new skills they have gained to advance their careers. AXA will also explore creating custom content on the Coursera platform.
"We are delighted to partner with Coursera as we are setting the pace for an ambitious self-learning organization within AXA,” said Rino Piazzolla, AXA Group Head of Human Resources. “Our industry is undergoing rapid transformation, and providing direct access to the best academic knowledge will help our employees to drive this transformation and give them an opportunity to manage their learning curve and enhance their skill sets. Coursera will complement our broader learning offer by bringing the campus to our workplace.”
"We’re honored to partner with a forward-thinking organization like AXA as they innovate on their Learning and Development model and prepare their employees for the jobs of the future,” said Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera. “The success of AXA’s pilot program, with such enthusiastic participation from their employees, is a strong testament that learning is central to business agility and talent engagement in a changing world. AXA is once again leading the industry with their strategic approach to workforce development.”
Coursera has helped millions of learners worldwide succeed and grow in their careers. Coursera for Business builds on Coursera’s unmatched technology platform and content foundation to deliver an enterprise learning solution that helps companies meet modern business challenges. Coursera for Business customers benefit from many powerful features, including curated, in-depth content from top universities, reputable and stackable certifications, a robust and easy-to-use mobile platform, and centralized program management and progress tracking tools. Within a year of launch, Coursera for Business has been adopted by more than 90 large enterprise and government customers around the world, including top global brands such as L’Oreal, PayPal, Danone, JP Morgan Chase and AIR France-KLM.
Coursera is one of the world’s largest online platforms for higher education. It partners with 150 of the world’s top universities to offer courses, Specializations, and degrees that empower learners around the world to achieve their career, educational, and personal enrichment goals throughout their lives. Since launching in 2012, the company has grown to 26 million registered learners, 2,000 courses, 180 Specializations, and 4 online master’s degrees. Coursera is backed by leading venture capital firms such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, New Enterprise Associates, GSV Capital, International Finance Corporation, Laureate Education Inc. and Learn Capital.
Houston - July 18, 2017 - ProBility Media Corp. (OTCQB: PBYA), an EdTech company building the first full-service training and career advancement brand for the skilled trades, today announced that it has created a new online security and safety training academy, ProBility Safety Academy. ProBility Safety Academy is a joint venture between ProBility Media Corp. and Jonah Nathan, Vice President of Ranger Guard and Investigations, who retains a license and accreditation to have the academy accredited with the state of Texas.
ProBility Safety Academy offers courses, training and exam preparation materials for a variety of fields including Private Investigation, Private Security, Public Safety, Police Science and Criminal Justice programs. Offerings include online safety and security course content, books, and practice exams to students and professionals seeking careers and career advancement in the safety and security industry. The programs are extremely convenient and competitively priced for the aspiring professional with unlimited access to classes and materials 24/7.
"We are very fortunate to partner with Jonah, a proven industry veteran who has been involved with public safety and security ventures for over ten years," state Evan Levine, Chief Executive Officer and Noah Davis, President and Chief Operating Officer of ProBility Media Corp. "Jonah has in depth knowledge in both IT and security and as a result, we believe that ProBility Safety Academy is one of the most effective and efficient security and safety training programs in the industry."
"I am extremely excited to launch this new institution with ProBility, which offers comprehensive suites of career training, career advancement and compliance tools for the skilled trades," stated Jonah Nathan, President of ProBility Safety Academy. "Training and prevention are the first and most crucial steps to creating a safe environment. Unlike many other online institutions and traditional colleges offering security and criminal justice programs, ProBility Safety Academy is one of the only online institutions in the U.S. that is solely dedicated to these fields."
The mission of ProBility Safety Academy is to prepare students for excellence while seeking careers in Public and Private Safety and Security fields. Through a process of hands on, realistic scenario-based training and engaging academics, attitude and leadership development and fitness and discipline, ProBility helps students navigate, learn and excel. Additionally, we endeavor to scholastically, morally and ethically, through the cooperative efforts of our accomplished educators and staff, create independent thinkers and well-prepared professionals who contribute in a positive way to the improvement of their communities and respective industries.
For additional information on ProBility Safety Academy and its offerings, please visit www.ProBilitySafetyAcademy.com.
About ProBility Media Corp.ProBility Media Corp. is an EdTech company building the first full-service training and career advancement brand for the skilled trades. Through its divisions Brown Technical Media Corp., Brown Technical Publications Inc., Brown Book Shop, Inc., National Electrical Wholesale Providers, W Marketing, One Exam Prep, LLC, ProBility Safety Academy and its partnership with Globalsim Inc., ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the skilled trades training market place by offering high quality training courses and materials and preparing the workforce for excellence. ProBility services customers from the tradesman to the small business to the enterprise level corporation.
For more information, visit http://www.ProBilityMedia.com
Dublin - July 19, 2017 - Motivis Learning, a cutting-edge learning platform, has announced that it is to join forces with award-winning edtech company Learnosity to deliver more effective competency-based skills assessments.
The partnership aims to address the growing need for effective personalized learning solutions as employers increasingly hire candidates based on demonstrated mastery of core competencies rather than on academic credentials alone.
“Education is all about helping learners to develop and live up to their potential,” says Learnosity co-founder and CEO Gavin Cooney. “But the reality is that this can’t happen if students’ needs aren’t put first. Employers today are looking for candidates with transferable skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and cognitive flexibility. It’s difficult for educators to nurture these skills if they haven’t a reliable way of evaluating them. That’s a challenge that the best technologies can help educators overcome.”
This view is shared by Brian Peddle, CEO and founder of Motivis Learning.
“Our mission at Motivis is to empower educators and learners of all ages. We’ve developed a platform that helps remove the technological barriers to pedagogical innovation and experimentation. In our work supporting educators to make learning more personalized, more relevant, more durable, and more affordable, we know how critical high-quality assessment is for helping students succeed.”
“We’re delighted to partner with Learnosity because we feel it’s a perfect fit for us: it’s built to work at the kind of scale we need to make high-quality education available for students everywhere. Learnosity offers a huge variety of question types. It opens the range of ways educators can innovate and helps them realize the real potential of formative and summative assessment to truly support and evaluate learner progress. Adding this capability within the Motivis LRM will play a crucial role in enabling students to reach their goals and continue learning throughout their lifetime.”
Learnosity was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
The company offers a suite of assessment technologies (APIs) which enable organizations from a wide range of sectors, to easily incorporate powerful, interactive assessment capabilities into any digital product, new or existing.
With intuitive authoring, powerful analytics and over 65 technology-enhanced items (TEIs), Learnosity shortens development cycles, effort and time-to-market, without sacrificing quality or value.
Clients include Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Pearson, CenterPoint (formerly Parcc Inc.), Big Ideas Learning, and Mathletics.
200 million global uses of Learnosity’s APIs per month, primarily in the US.
Delivers 46 million tests per month.
Awards: SIIA – Best K-12 Enterprise Solution in 2014 and 2016; European Business Awards – National Champion for Innovation for 2016/2017.
For enquiries or information, visit https://www.learnosity.com/ or contact media(at)learnosity.com.
About Motivis Motivis Learning provides a Learning Relationship Management (LRM) platform that eliminates interoperability gaps among enterprise systems to make crucial data accessible to instructors, students, academic coaches, and administrators so that they can make real-time, data-informed decisions to help students succeed. The LRM unifies a learning management system (LMS), a student information system (SIS), and a social learning and engagement community, replacing the critical but disparate student success tools with a single platform to enable lifelong, personalized, and durable learning experiences for every learner.
New York - July 19, 2017 - SimCorp, a leading provider of investment management solutions and services to the global financial services industry, and FDM Group, an international IT and business services provider, today announce a collaboration to recruit and develop high caliber IT talent, to support SimCorp's rapidly expanding business in North America. The FDM Group Careers Program will ensure that SimCorp NA continues to operate with the scale and flexibility required to serve its current client base, and be poised for future expansion, amidst the rapidly changing asset management industry.
Through the collaboration, FDM Group recruits and trains talented individuals who are placed at SimCorp, to work on its innovative solutions for the global investment management industry. The individuals enter SimCorp as FDM Consultants, working in business, IT and financial roles, and can become permanent SimCorp employees after a two-year period. These individuals, play an important role in SimCorp's growing teams across New York, Chicago, Boston and Toronto. The successful joint program has also recently been rolled out to include SimCorp's London and Paris offices.
"We are committed to this program and the opportunity it brings us to scale to our clients' needs and be agile in our response to changing market conditions. By building a bespoke training package, we can ensure that FDM Consultants meet our high standards and that they are equipped with the essential skills required to add value to our clients," said James Corrigan, Executive Vice President & Managing Director of SimCorp North America. "The strong caliber of FDM Consultants has allowed us to quickly scale our market unit teams, bringing in young and diverse talent to continually advance our cutting-edge technology. This strategic foundation is crucial in supporting SimCorp's North American clients and the 180+ clients that rely on us worldwide."
Rod Flavell, Chief Executive Officer, FDM Group, explains: "FDM values its collaboration with SimCorp, which demonstrates how companies can achieve real results by being innovative in the way that they invest in their talent pipeline, to give them the competitive edge. This is particularly important in the current climate, when employers are finding it difficult to recruit people with IT skills. The added benefit is that, after two years, FDM Consultants can transition to permanent employees, allowing organizations to retain the knowledge, skills and resources long-term."
About SimCorp SimCorp provides integrated, best-in-class investment management solutions to the world's leading asset managers, fund managers, asset servicers, pension and insurance funds, wealth managers and sovereign wealth funds. Whether deployed on premise or as an ASP solution, its core system, SimCorp Dimension, supports the entire investment value chain and range of instruments, all based on a market-leading IBOR. SimCorp invests more than 20% of its annual revenue in R&D, helping clients develop their business and stay ahead of ever-changing industry demands. Listed on NASDAQ Copenhagen, SimCorp is a global company, regionally covering all of Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit www.simcorp.com.
About FDM Group FDM Group is a professional services provider with a focus on IT and a leading IT graduate employer. FDM Group's business model is both unique and robust, bringing people and technology together. We are renowned for our dynamic Careers Program, which provides graduates and military veterans award-winning business and technical training in core disciplines. They then progress to represent FDM Group on client sites as our Consultants for a minimum of two years. With over 180 clients worldwide, we help them achieve specific business objectives within various sectors, including financial services, media, retail and insurance. www.fdmgroup.com www.twitter.com/FDMGroup#FDMcareers