Skillsoft Announces 2017 Perspectives Innovation Award Winners

Leading Companies Honored for Driving Impactful Programs in Learning, Talent, Compliance, and Leadership

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Skillsoft, the global leader in eLearning, and SumTotal, the leading provider of talent management solutions, announced the Innovation Awards winners at their annual user conference, 2017 Skillsoft Perspectives. These awards recognize Skillsoft and SumTotal customers and partners for their success, innovation, and expertise in learning and development, talent, and workforce management.

“We congratulate the award winners who have achieved excellence in learning and talent management with Skillsoft and SumTotal,” said Bill Donoghue, chairman and CEO, Skillsoft. “This year’s event showcases how our customers and partners are using innovative ways to engage with their modern learners. Technology and accessibility is changing the shape of learning. Networking discussions focused on key trends, such as eLearning, micro-learning, multi-modal content, social learning, and mobile accessibility, that are critical for today’s global companies. We are honored to recognize those who have creatively used our beautiful technology and engaging content to create a quantifiable impact for their employees and organizations.”

Awards have been given in the following categories:

Program of the Year: Skillsoft | SumTotal

This award recognizes an organization that has developed and implemented a leading-edge program utilizing Skillsoft and/or SumTotal solutions with measurable impact on employees and the organization.

  • Healthcare: Florida Blue
  • Public sector: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Retail: BJ's Wholesale Club
  • Technology services: Capgemini
  • Honorable mention: FedEx

Talent Development Champion of the Year: Skillsoft | SumTotal

This award honors an organization's HR or L&D champion who has achieved exceptional and consistent success throughout the year.

  • Business services: iQor
  • Financial services: Black Knight Financial Services
  • Healthcare: Anthem Inc.
  • Metals and mining: Joy Global Inc.
  • Technology services: CGI Group Inc.
  • Honorable mention: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Compliance and Ethics Excellence: Skillsoft

This award recognizes an organization that has taken steps to mitigate risks while promoting ethical behavior amongst employees.

  • Compliance and Ethics Excellence: UPS
  • Honorable mention: Domtar Corporation

Creating an Impact: Skillsoft | SumTotal

This award honors an organization that develops and implements best-in-class integrated learning and/ or talent programs that demonstrate strong results. Programs feature innovation to overcome challenges and realize success.

  • Chemicals: Praxair, Inc.
  • Financial services: ATB Financial
  • Higher education: Syracuse University
  • Manufacturing: Corning, Inc.
  • SMB: Catalina Marketing
  • Honorable mention: DXC Technology
  • Honorable mention: General Electric (GE)
  • Honorable mention: University of California

Channel Partner of the Year: Skillsoft | SumTotal

This award recognizes the Skillsoft Channel Partner that has developed and marketed a unique and innovative reseller solution to drive business results.

  • Skillsoft Channel Partner of the Year: ADP, LLC.
  • SumTotal Channel Partner of the Year: Cognizant
  • Skillsoft Channel Partner of the Year - Honorable mention: HealthcareSource

The awards were judged by an independent panel of thought leaders including industry analysts and subject matter experts from Skillsoft and SumTotal.

About Skillsoft
Skillsoft is the global leader in eLearning. We train more professionals than any other company and we are trusted by the world's leading organizations, including 65 percent of the Fortune 500. At Skillsoft, our mission is to build beautiful technology and engaging content. Our 165,000+ courses, videos and books are accessed more than 130 million times every month, in 160 countries and 29 languages. With 100% cloud access, anytime, anywhere.

About SumTotal Systems
SumTotal Systems, LLC, a Skillsoft Company, is the world’s most popular Talent Management Solution. SumTotal’s award winning Talent Management Suite enables companies to attract, know, mobilize, develop, progress and reward their workforce. With over 150 million users, SumTotal is continuously investing to allow for the changing demands of customers and their users. The Talent Expansion Suite includes four key components –Talent, Learn, and Work.

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Director of Corporate Communications

Source: Skillsoft