By Pam Boiros, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Skillsoft
The Enterprise Learning! Conference and Expo (ELCE) was held in Anaheim, California this week. The event is produced by B2B Media Company, the publishers of Elearning! Magazine and Government Elearning! Magazine. Co-located with California HR Conference, this combined event attracted a few thousand HR, talent and learning professionals. The event featured keynote speeches by Liz Wiseman (who will also be appearing in an upcoming Live Event for Skillsoft’s Leadership Development Channel™ on Oct 16), Dan Pontefract of TELUS, Tom Kalinske from LeapPad and more. In addition, panels, breakout sessions featuring innovative elearning programs, workshops and exhibits rounded out the three days.
One of the highlights of the event is the awards presentation of the Learning! 100 Awards. The Learning! 100 features a ranked order listing of the best Learning programs and initiatives in organizations today – both in the public and private sector. The winners included household names such as Cisco, Hertz, LinkedIn and Verizon as well as smaller, innovative organizations. Being included on the Elearning 100 is quite an honor and comes with serious bragging rights. The full list is in the latest issue. We were pleased to see that several Skillsoft customers, who won our own Skillsoft Global Perspectives Innovation Awards in May, got recognized on the Learning! 100, including TELUS (at an impressive #6), Carrington Mortgage Holdings, Lawrence Livermore National Labs and more. In fact, over half of the Learning 100 Award winners are Skillsoft customers. We extend our congratulations all of the winners!
Also a highlight for us was the annual Best of Elearning! Awards. These awards are presented to vendors based on nominations and votes from the Elearning! Magazine readership. Stay tuned for more on how Skillsoft products ranked in the various award categories. Hint: we needed an extra set of hands to carry all of our plaques off the stage!