At Perspectives 2020, Skillsoft and SumTotal announced Program of the Year Award winners. This year, Perspectives 2020 transformed into a global digital experience, which inspired the new approach for Skillsoft and SumTotal award program, spotlighting the innovative ways customers across four different geographies are leveraging learning and talent development to drive tangible business impact in their organizations.
The Indian chapter of the first-of-its-kind 24 hours digital global conference witnessed the participation of eminent authors, global industry analysts, and industry leaders. Neelam Dhawan, Head of India Advisory Board, IBM graced the event as the keynote speaker. Other esteemed panelists who were present at the global conference included Aruna Jayanthi, MD, APAC, and Latin America Business Unit, Capgemini; Madhavi Lall, Managing Director, Head HR, India, Deutsche Bank; Mukesh Rathi, SVP, CIO & CDO, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, and Nikhil Arora, VP & MD, GoDaddy India.
All dignitaries shared their views on a plethora of issues faced by organizations worldwide. The speakers highlighted the need for overall well-being and virtual engagements and also stressed upon the importance of training and reskilling during such times to reinforce the foundation of businesses.
Skillsoft and SumTotal clientele in India discussed specific business challenges pertaining to compliance, corporate learning, talent development, technology & development, recruiting, and leadership. The speakers further engaged in live Q&A with audiences via text messages post address.
Kamal Dutta, the Managing Director for Skillsoft and SumTotal India, said, “Due to the unrivaled contribution of esteemed participants, the event has been successful in underlining the core issues faced by the industries across the world today. It will act as a catalyst to bring a definitive and positive change to guide the organizations into the future course of action.”
This award recognizes an organization in each region that has developed and implemented a leading-edge program utilizing Skillsoft or SumTotal solutions, which enable organizations to unlock the full potential of their employees. Award-winning programs are multifaceted; they demonstrate business impact, cost savings, and feature innovations that infuse a renewed energy across the organization. Now more than ever before, providing on-demand learning and skills development tools is absolutely mission critical as organizations must rely almost exclusively on digital experiences to enable continued growth for employees.
“The positive and demonstrable business impact our Program of the Year Award winners have been able to achieve is outstanding,” said Ron Hovsepian, executive chairman, Skillsoft. “Our customers are driving an astounding 63 percent lower annualized turnover rate by mapping career journeys and providing the training needed to accelerate them; achieving a 10-point engagement lift in just 18 months by prioritizing skills development; and delivering mobile learning to all employees, enabling access to those who don’t have a company-issued computer.”
“We are thrilled to see these customers leverage Skillsoft and SumTotal solutions to carve out competitive advantages and unlock the full potential in their most valuable assets–their people–particularly at this time when employee development is paramount,” continued Hovsepian.
Skillsoft and SumTotal recognized the following Program of the Year Award winners:
Skillsoft Program of the Year Winners
This award recognizes organizations that have developed and implemented an innovative program utilizing Skillsoft solutions with measurable impact on employees and the organization. This class of 2020 honorees have demonstrated a clear commitment to their employees by investing in skills development, prioritizing career enablement, and leveraging learning to drive innovation, optimization, and transformation. Congratulations to the Skillsoft Program of the Year winners:
- APAC: Super Retail Group
- EMEA: Canon EMEA
- India: The Tata Power Company Limited
- North America: ManTech
SumTotal Program of the Year Winners
This award recognizes organizations that have utilized SumTotal solutions to power learning and talent development programs that drive significant value for employees and tangible business impact. The 2020 honorees have consolidated learning onto a single, digital solution and are making learning more accessible for all employees. Congratulations to the SumTotal Program of the Year winners:
- EMEA: SITA
- India: Wipro Limited
- North America: Cox Enterprises