GuideMe’s In-App Training Solution for Salesforce Featured at Dreamforce

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GuideMe’s In-App Training Solution for Salesforce Featured at Dreamforce

GuideMe by EdCast to showcase the acceleration of Salesforce training and Lightning adoption with case studies from F500 companies

At Dreamforce, EdCast will showcase GuideMe, the fastest and most secure in-app training and authoring solution for software applications. Attendees will see how organizations can accelerate Lightning adoption and roll-out customized instances of Salesforce for their employees at Salesforce’s annual Dreamforce event, taking place November 6-9, 2017 in San Francisco, CA.

Live GuideMe demonstrations will be available at GIGA #22 booth in the Developer Forest. Visitors can see how developers and administrators are integrating GuideMe into Lightning and other customized Salesforce instances with the AppExchange approved app. Training can be created in more than 30 languages with audio- and video-based guides.

GuideMe will lead a 20-minute Theater Session on Monday, Nov. 6 at 12:30p PT at Moscone West, Frontier Theater. There will be a 40-minute Breakout Session for an in-depth discussion on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 12:30p PT in Moscone West, Room 2011 to show how GuideMe became the most secure and fastest-to-deploy solution at improving Salesforce training efforts.

“At this year’s Dreamforce, Salesforce Administrators will see how quickly they can provide in-app training that is easy to create and deploy,” says Karl Mehta, Founder and CEO of EdCast. “Getting more out of your Salesforce investment in the most secure way possible is why companies are choosing GuideMe.”

EdCast recently won a Brandon Hall Group Gold Award for excellence in the Best Unique or Innovative Learning and Development Program category and is a 2017 Cubic Award Finalist at Corporate Learning Week for the Learning Technology of the Year.

About EdCast
EdCast is the AI-Powered Knowledge Cloud solution for unified discovery, personalized learning and knowledge management across the enterprise. Its award-winning platform is used globally by Fortune 500 companies and government organizations to solve the discovery, curation and recommendation problems of content fragmentation across external, internal and tacit knowledge sources. EdCast’s solutions include its Learning Experience Platform (LXP) and GuideMe’s multi-language in-app content authoring solution, which are now being used by visionary companies that include Accenture, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dell EMC, Walmart and McDonald’s, among others.

EdCast Attracts Key Industry Leaders from HPE, Skillsoft, Degreed and Wipro

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EdCast Attracts Key Industry Leaders from HPE, Skillsoft, Degreed and Wipro

Two established Learning & Development leaders join EdCast’s executive team; Digital transformation expert joins Advisory Board.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — October 19, 2017 — EdCast, the AI-powered Knowledge Cloud for enterprise-wide unified discovery, knowledge management and personalized learning, is pleased to announce its executive leadership team continues to expand to meet its growing demand and opportunities.

Becky Willis joins EdCast as the Vice President of Enterprise Engagement. She spent 16 years in key executive roles at Hewlett Packard and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Becky also co-founded WillLearn Consulting, which advised enterprise customers on digital learning strategy and management development. She comes to EdCast with over 20 years of experience in the learning and development industry.

Ryan Bertrand was recruited to EdCast to fill the key role of Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, leading the growing revenue-generating division of the company. Ryan has spent his career delivering results in the learning and knowledge management industry, including leadership positions at Skillsoft, IBM, SuccessFactors and Degreed.

Finally, EdCast is thrilled to welcome Abhijit Bhaduri to its advisory board. Abhijit is the author of the best-selling book The Digital Tsunami and is the founder of a digital transformation consulting service. His extensive background includes leadership positions with PepsiCo, Colgate-Palmolive, and most recently Wipro, the India-based consulting firm with over 165,000 employees, where he served as Global Chief Learning Officer.

“As EdCast continues to expand, we remain committed to attracting the top talent to help us meet our short and long-term goals of bringing our AI-driven Knowledge Cloud to the marketplace,” says Karl Mehta, Founder and CEO of EdCast. “We welcome Becky, Ryan and Abhijit to the EdCast team and look forward to their help in growing our business and fulfilling our vision.”

EdCast recently won a Brandon Hall Group Gold Award for excellence in the Best Unique or Innovative Learning and Development Program category for working with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) to deliver the SDG Academy.

Abhijit Bhaduri and Becky Willis are joining forces to lead an EdCast-hosted webinar entitled “How to Build a Culture of Curiosity” on November 8, 2017.

 

About EdCast
EdCast is the AI-Powered Knowledge Cloud solution for unified discovery, personalized learning and knowledge management across the enterprise. Its award-winning platform is used globally by Fortune 500 companies and government organizations to solve the discovery, curation and recommendation problems of content fragmentation across external, internal and tacit knowledge sources. EdCast’s solutions include its Learning Experience Platform (LXP), SalesU sales enablement suite, and GuideMe’s multi-language in-app content authoring, which are now being used by visionary companies that include GE, Accenture, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dell EMC, Kraft-Heinz and Walmart, among others.

Innovation Awards Bring Learning Technology Leaders to Silicon Valley

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EdCast’s Innovation Awards Bring Learning Technology Leaders to Silicon Valley

3rd Annual Future Learning 2020 Summit to feature Innovation Awards gala with recipients that include GE, HPE, Walmart, McDonald’s, Accenture and others

Mountain View, CA – July 27, 2017 – EdCast, the award-winning AI-powered Knowledge Cloud for personalized learning and sales enablement, is proud to host the 3rd Annual Future Learning 2020 Summit on August 23-24, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Santa Clara, CA.

EdCast will also host the Innovation Awards gala on Thursday, August 24, after the Summit daytime program concludes, with exclusive access to revolutionary learning leaders. EdCast is also excited to have television host and actress JJ Snyder (2 Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men, On The Red Carpet) host the Innovation Awards dinner. For more information, go to https://www.edcast.com/corp/summit2017/#awards.

At this year’s Summit, the Innovation Awards gala will honor the most well-respected individuals and businesses making impactful changes to the corporate learning industry. Award winners were selected based on the processes these organizations used to address key learning and knowledge-sharing challenges, how their respective solutions were implemented, and the measurable outcomes of their efforts.

A sample of 2017 Innovation Award winners are below:

Accenture

SDG Academy McDonald’s

Salesforce

GE

Walmart NASSCOM

JP Morgan Chase

Chemtronics

Shire Dell EMC

Kraft Heinz

Tech Mahindra Sprint HP Life

GP Strategies

In addition, the ceremony will be highlighted by the issuance of Lifetime Achievement Awards recognizing Josh Bersin, Founder and Principal of Bersin by Deloitte, honoring his unique leadership role and achievements in the L&D industry, and Esther Wojcicki, author of Moonshots in Education and an accomplished journalism teacher.

The agenda and event details for the August event can be found at the Future Learning 2020 Summit event page. The summit will be a thought-provoking event for senior leaders interested in the changing landscape of training and knowledge-sharing and will feature key focus areas that include Design Thinking, AR/VR and AI/ML technologies.

“We are thrilled at the growing interest in our Future Learning 2020 Summit and in this year’s Innovation Awards gala,” said Karl Mehta, Founder and CEO of EdCast. “We are honored to welcome many of the world’s visionary learning leaders and discussing the most important challenges in the corporate learning space.”

Among the notable industry leaders who will be speaking are Rahul Varma, Accenture’s Talent and Learning Officer, Karie Willyerd, Head of Global Education at SAP Successfactors, Rob Nail, CEO of Singularity, Sarah Franklin, SVP Developer Relations at Salesforce, Charles Atkins, VP & CLO at Dell EMC, Kristofor Swanson, ‎Executive Director & Head of Digital Learning at JPMorgan Chase, and Charles Jennings, Co-Founder, 70:20:10 Institute.

EdCast has partnered with great organizations to make the Summit successful, including edX, Amazon Web Services, Tsunami AR/VR, iVentiv, I4CP, Global Mindset, and the Corporate Learning Innovation Council.

Space is limited, and the Summit is almost sold out. Registrations can be made online at: https://www.edcast.com/corp/summit2017/.

About EdCast

EdCast’s award-winning Knowledge Cloud uses artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics to weave together internal content, expert insights, and millions of external resources. The result is an easy-to-use, distributed personalized knowledge discovery platform. EdCast’s solutions, including its Learning Experience Platform (LXP) and SalesU suite of sales enablement tools, are now being used by more than 50 global companies, including GE, HPE, Dell EMC and Accenture. EdCast’s executive team has a track record of building large-scale transformational technology solutions and is passionate about enhancing enterprise knowledge-sharing, training and learning experiences for organizations around the world.

EdCast Acquires Content AI Start-up Sociative

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EdCast Acquires Content AI Start-up Sociative

Sociative’s hybrid human/machine content technology–driven by 15+ million social media influencers–to be integrated with industry-leading Knowledge Cloud

Mountain View, CA, June 20, 2017EdCast, the leading Knowledge Cloud platform for unified discovery and personalized learning, today announced the acquisition of Corte Madera-based Sociative, Inc. Founded in 2010, Sociative has developed highly focused content-discovery technology, using topical influencers, personalization and machine learning.  

Sociative founders Michael Tolson and Brad DeGraf, are pioneers in the development of algorithmic inference technology for making sense of the real-time Web. “We are thrilled about joining forces with EdCast, given its mission and innovative technology that has been embraced by leading Fortune 500 companies worldwide,” said Michael Tolson, Co-founder & CTO of Sociative, Inc. “We are looking forward to fully integrating our machine learning technology, which has gained so much traction across various applications.”

Sociative is EdCast’s second acquisition in the past 12 months, after EdCast acquired Seattle-based Sales University (SalesU.io) last June. EdCast’s AI-powered Knowledge Cloud is used by Fortune 500 companies that include GE, HPE, EMC, Accenture and many others.

“We are excited to welcome the Sociative team to EdCast to grow our AI and machine learning expertise,” said Karl Mehta, founder & CEO, EdCast, Inc. “The future of knowledge and learning is about deep personalization and contextualization, so that learning and working can become more fully integrated.”

Both Sociative founders have now joined EdCast’s management team. Michael Tolson is Vice President of AI, and Brad DeGraf is Vice President of Customer Engineering. Both will work closely with Michael Khait, EdCast’s Vice President of Engineering.

About EdCast

EdCast’s award-winning Knowledge Cloud uses artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics to weave together internal content, expert insights, and millions of external resources into an easy-to-use, distributed personalized knowledge discovery platform. EdCast’s solutions, including its Learning Experience Platform (LXP) and SalesU suite of sales enablement tools, are now being used by more than 50 global companies, including GE, HPE, Dell EMC and Accenture. EdCast’s executive team has a track record of building large-scale transformational technology solutions and is passionate about enhancing enterprise knowledge-sharing, training and learning experiences for organizations around the world.

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EdCast Launches SalesU for Faster Ramping of Sales Teams

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EdCast Launches SalesU for Faster Ramping of Sales Teams

 

The SalesU Productivity Suite Features Three Key Sales Acceleration Solutions Complementing EdCast’s Industry-leading Knowledge Cloud

 

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EdCast, the award-winning knowledge management and learning platform, announces the launch of SalesU™, the most robust end-to-end sales ramp suite available to mid-to-large enterprises. EdCast’s SalesU allows enterprises to seamlessly train and coach their sales teams using its AI-powered SaaS platform.

The SalesU Suite includes three core SaaS solutions that help sales ramping in terms of both training newer sales reps and helping experienced reps learn new products, skills or target prospects’ details:

  1. AI-powered role-play and mentoring app for perfecting sales pitches and demos called EdCast Coach™
  2. Real-time contextual knowledge and information from both internal sources and external premium content providers (e.g., Bloomberg, Dow Jones, Hoovers, Crunchbase, Pitchbook, Mattermark) from a Salesforce AppExchange app called EdCast Insights™
  3. EdCast’s GuideMe™, an in-app guidance and training app for software, websites and online services that sales ops managers and administrators use to create personalized walkthroughs of companies’ customized instances of sales tools (e.g., Salesforce, Apptus, Steelbrick, Five9)

“We are thrilled that EdCast’s SalesU solutions have already been embraced by many of our large enterprise customers,” says EdCast CEO and founder, Karl Mehta. “Sales enablement is one of the most important aspects to our partners’ success, and we have designed our SalesU Suite to address these specific needs as both a complement to the EdCast Learning Experience platform and as a stand-alone offering to new customers.”

With current customers that include GE, HP, Accenture, Shire, Dell EMC and other Global 2000 companies, EdCast is already making its SalesU Suite available to these and other customers in addition to their current EdCast Knowledge Cloud solutions. In addition, new customers can also buy or test EdCast’s SalesU solutions via the SalesU.io website on a no-cost trial basis.

Mehta reiterates EdCast’s commitment to enterprise sales teams with his recent blog post, stating, “Making salespeople highly productive is absolutely mission critical.”

This notion is reinforced by industry experts.

“It is clear that companies across industries have a common need to quickly ramp their sales teams to accelerate sales cycles and to grow pipelines,” says Amy Slater, Founder and CEO of Amy Slater Consulting and former Vice President, Enterprise Corporate Sales for Salesforce.com. “EdCast has a great track record of success with its enterprise knowledge platform, and its SalesU Suite represents a new and innovative approach to address the challenges we consistently see in sales enablement.”

For more information, contact EdCast at SalesU@EdCast.com.

About EdCast

EdCast’s Knowledge Cloud uses artificial intelligence and analytics to weave together internal content, expert insights, and millions of external resources into an easy-to-use, personalized knowledge discovery platform. EdCast’s solutions are now being used by 50+ companies and organizations, including GE, HPE, Dell EMC, Salesforce, Shire and Accenture. The EdCast executive team has a track record of building large-scale transformational technology solutions and is passionate about enhancing enterprise knowledge-sharing and learning experiences for organizations around the world.

EdCast Featured in the March Edition of Chief Learning Officer Magazine

 

EdCast Featured in the March Edition of Chief Learning Officer Magazine

Everyone is hearing and reading a lot about AI these days. At EdCast, we have embraced AI, Machine Learning and Natural Learning Processing (NLP) technologies in the development of our updated Knowledge Discovery and Knowledge Creation solutions. These will not only facilitate highly targeted and highly relevant learning – but they will do so in real-time.

Our Chief Evangelist, Amar Dhaliwal, recently authored a piece in the March 2017 issue of Chief Learning Officer magazine, which we are excited to feature HERE:

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Please read and let us know your thoughts/questions. With AI, Machine Learning and NLP advances coming fast, what implication or prospective result are you most excited about in your organization?

We at EdCast look forward to hearing from you.