Infographic: Are Learning Leaders Prepared for Digital Learning?

Infographic: Are Learning Leaders Prepared for Digital Learning?

Did you know:

  • Millennials make up 42% of the current workforce
  • 64% of L&D professions believe increasing the amount of informal learning is critical
  • 40% believe they are unprepared to increase the amount of learner-contributed content

This is a sample of the information compiled by the Brandon Hall Group to address the growing concern of how learning and development professionals will prepare themselves for the changes they are facing in the infographic below.

Along this topic, there was an exciting webinar led by David Wentworth, Principal Learning Analyst for Brandon Hall Group, and Becky Willis, Principal and Co-founder of WillLearn Consulting, defining how the landscape of learning and development is changing and the skills needed prepare for the future of learning.

Moving to Digital Learning means bringing together all of the changes that we have made in the past decade and bringing learning to the employee in a way that they can absorb it.  This means that the roles of those of us in L&D and Sales Enablement are also changing. You can access the webinar recording of the “Skills for Tomorrow’s L&D Leaders. Curator, Digital Librarian, and more…” to learn more.

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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 Named Top 20 Online Learning Library

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EdCast Named Top 20 Online Learning Library

Training Industry has announced its Top 20 Online Learning Library Companies List, as part of its mission to continually monitor the training marketplace for the best providers of training services and technologies. EdCast is honored to make the list.

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.

View the 2017 Top 20 Online Learning Library Companies

Selection to the 2017 Top 20 Online Learning Library Companies List was based on the following criteria:

  • Industry visibility, innovation and impact
  • Breadth and quality of courses and content
  • Company size and growth potential
  • Quality of clients
  • Geographic reach

“We are excited to announce our first annual Top 20 Online Learning Library Companies List,” said Ken Taylor, president of Training Industry, Inc. “This list was created to aid organizations in identifying the best resources for high quality, on-demand learning content and solutions. The organizations that qualified for this list show tremendous diversity in their course offerings while also providing innovative features and analytics that meet the need of modern learning and development.”

“The inaugural Top 20 Online Learning Library Companies List was developed because we recognize how important it is to provide effective and accessible training content in the corporate L&D environment, including making that content available on demand to the individual,” said Doug Harward, CEO of Training Industry, Inc. “We look forward to seeing this segment of the industry continue to excel in providing organizations and learners with the content they need, when they need it and how they need it.”

Webinar: Skills for Tomorrow’s L&D Leaders

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WEBINAR – Skills for Tomorrow’s L&D Leaders:

Curator, Digital Librarian, and more…

You are invited to join us July 26 at 10a PT / 1p ET for an exciting webinar led by David Wentworth, Principal Learning Analyst for Brandon Hall Group, and Becky Willis, Principal and Co-founder of WillLearn Consulting.  In this webinar, they will define how the landscape of learning and development is changing and the skills needed prepare for the future of learning

Moving to Digital Learning means bringing together all of the changes that we have made in the past decade and bringing learning to the employee in a way that they can absorb it.  This means that the roles of those of us in L&D and Sales Enablement are also changing.

Don’t miss the opportunity to discuss the skills you need to be an L&D leader. Click the button below to register for this no-cost event:

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AI Powered Knowledge-Cloud Platform that Drives Performance

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EdCast: AI Powered Knowledge-Cloud Platform that Drives Performance

Humans are endowed with the most sophisticated, impeccable and unequaled tool by nature, The Brain. This natural computer needs to be fed constantly to make the rest of the auxiliary parts of the human body, purposeful. This is the tricky part, and this very feeding part has become even more complex with the advent of various digital resources.

Our mind has a conscience which is based upon the received knowledge. So, it is evident that all the decisions that we take are built upon the things we know. For various business houses, skill upgradations are essential to extract the right business value. Simply put, the right people should be able to figure out the right actions at the right moment.

There is a massive deluge of information and an equally desperate need to scavenge through this information at the earliest. Apart from this external content, each enterprise has content locked in their SME (Subject Matter Expert) minds, which is “tacit knowledge”. The $100 billion problem is that corporate employees spend 15% of their time in unproductive search. We could easily avoid this $100B loss by incorporating sophisticated technologies such as AI and ML. This is where EdCast comes in to the rescue by infusing AI and ML along with cloud and mobile to bring the right content to the right user through intelligent curation and routing. 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.

The Network for the Lifelong Learner

The Current Knowledge economy that we live in is no longer about developing a skill for the first 25 years of your life and then applying it to the rest of your life. Everyone should become a lifelong learner to adapt to the ever-changing scenarios of the industry.

The present culture is profoundly influenced by the popularity of the social media and people are dedicating a significant part of their activity on these social media platforms. EdCast taps into this behavior, but with the purpose of enriching their user’s life by giving them knowledge and a healthy learning experience.

The basic structure of EdCast has been built in accordance with the currently popular social media platforms so that people who are familiar with these platforms could easily relate themselves with EdCast. The familiarity begins with the feeds, where a user could post SmartBites and Pathways. These feeds are based on the channels the user subscribes to and it obviously pertains to their area of interest. The Pathways are a kind of a micro-learning course that is mostly curated by professional trainers and trusted authors. EdCast has also introduced Live Feed Feature. The SmartBites enables the user to share a web page or a video on their feeds.

Users can also download the EdCast App on their mobile phones to instantly post SmartBites on their feeds. The members of EdCast powered organizations can take both micro-content  and macro-courses and consequently receive credentials, badges and  certificates.

Today, EdCast’s solutions such as Learning Experience Platform (LXP) and SalesU (www.salesu.io) Suite of sales enablement tools are being used by more than 50 companies, including GE, HP, Dell EMC, Salesforce, Shire, and Accenture.

The Disruption to the Traditional Learning

With the track record of building large-scale transformational technology solutions, EdCast’s executive team is passionate about enhancing enterprise knowledge-sharing, training and learning experiences for organizations around the world.

In phase 1, EdCast is focused on solving the problem at large enterprises that include Fortune 500 or G2000. The wide exploitation of the digital world has generated a large amount of fragmented and disparate data that needs a unified discovery. This is exactly where EdCast is showcasing all its pioneering innovations. With a globally scaled customer base, the team at EdCast is scaling their capabilities to a whole new level.

The Man with the Heart for the Financial Nomads

Karl MehtaCEO and Founder of EdCast has donned many hats. He is a Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, Engineer, Author and a Civil Servant. He has over 20 years of experience in founding, building, and funding technology companies in the U.S. and International markets.

This Computer Science Engineer has a strong background in building large-scale platforms for the complex technical problem. Karl has leveraged the encouraging ecosystem in Silicon Valley and has taken more risks early on in his life to building companies from the ground up. As of today, all his companies enjoy several million dollars of exit value, which his investors, employees, and co-founders cherish. He is passionate about leveraging technology and entrepreneurship to make a difference to about 4 billion people. Karl is always obsessed with the idea of improving daily access to knowledge and learning that is personalized and drives performance for everyone. Karl firmly believes that the income gap we see in the world is a direct result of the skills gap and he wants to solve that problem and bring more economic equality through EdCast.

Karl Mehta was a Venture Partner at Menlo Ventures, where he focused on finding and funding interesting and world-changing companies. Karl has worked as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at the White House in its inaugural batch. During his short stint as a civil servant, he learned about different problems at national and global scale and was instrumental in devising solutions for the same. It was during this time that Karl was struck with the idea of the now popular “Code for India.” He had founded PlaySpan, a virtual currency based Wallet Company which VISA later acquired. Karl has penned down his experience at White House and his endeavors as an entrepreneur in his book titled “Financial Inclusion at the bottom of the Pyramid.” In this book, he has described how entrepreneurial skills can be extended to the less fortunate people in the world.

Spreading Knowledge for the Betterment of Mankind

If we glance back into the future, then it is evident that all the progress of humanity has stemmed from those unique unreasonable people who have customized the world as per their wish. And of course, today we call them entrepreneurs. Karl advises to be that unreasonable crackerjack, one needs to have confidence, courage, and conviction to challenge the status quo and propose innovation.

Everyone is in possession of certain kind of knowledge; knowledge which is supposed to be shared to help others. This is the very purpose behind the idea of EdCast. Karl is on a mission to enable all the competent around the world to give back to the world the knowledge that they have received and put it out without any inhibitions or reservations of any sort. By virtue of EdCast, many people are connected to each other who are all sharing their knowledge with each other. With EdCast, Karl, the entrepreneur, has proclaimed to the world that wealth is not just about money. It is about creating the wealth that helps to give back to the society. His ‘Code for India’, a non-profit organization in Silicon Valley, brought together a community of techies, both in India and around the world, to help in the development of India from a digital standpoint and hence aid in nation building. Since it complements the Digital India initiative, Karl has received all the backing from the Prime Minister of India when he attended the Hackathon session held in Silicon Valley, in association with Google.

Keeping Customer at the center of all activities

The core value of the EdCast team is to be customer focused. They solve a problem from the customer’s point of view and apply the most cutting-edge technology to come up continuously with better solution. Karl and his team have great respect for the engineering culture that has the enthusiasm and talent to solve the hardest problem. They partner with enterprises in building the problem statement and co-creating the use-cases and economic impact models. Their close collaboration with their clients goes all the way to deploying and implementing their knowledge.

Karl cites an interesting instance that showcases EdCast’s unmatched customer service. EdCast was invited by a Fortune 100 Pharma & Life Sciences company to solve their issue of personalized knowledge discovery. Karl and his team built integrations to over 10 internal systems including their SABA LMS, and also built a white list of over 500 sites externally that they should be tracking daily. They have also trained the SMEs of this pharma company to record their tact knowledge. These content pipes are now pushing content to EdCast’s own NLP that is calibrated with the taxonomy engine. This way EdCast can drive AI and ML driven personalization and unified mobile app and web app to provide a seamless user experience. EdCast is continuously  expanding its API framework to support more work apps. This way they could compress the distance between working and learning to nothing.

Giving EdCasters a reason to Rejoice

There is no doubt that EdCast has a great future ahead and it will transform the entire world by bringing daily lifelong learning in the palms of everyone. Although it seems like EdCast is just getting started, they are already on-board with the idea of implementing AR/VR to bring more knowledge and learning with immersive experience.

Webinar: Microlearning & MOOCs to Revolutionize Corporate Training

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Micro to Massive:

How Enterprises are Using Microlearning & MOOCs to Revolutionize Corporate Training

You are invited to join us July 19 at 11a PT / 2p ET for an exciting webinar led by Anant Agarwal, Founder/CEO of EdX.  In this webinar, we will define MooCs and Microlearning and explore how these can apply to the future of your learning and development efforts.

A change in the global-scale job skills training model is looming ahead. EdX and EdCast are committed to providing an important parts of the solution, which are underutilized in the corporate workplace, Massive Open Online Course (MooCs) and Microlearning.

EdX has been revolutionizing online learning since founded in 2012 at Harvard University and MIT. EdCast is the leading developer of artificial intelligence and analytics to provide an easy-to-use, distributed personalized knowledge discovery platform. Together, the organizations are changing the way people learn and share information.

Specifically, this webinar will focus on:

  • How MOOCs fill the void in traditional corporate learning by reinventing knowledge management
  • What Universities have learned over the last four years and how that relates to corporate learning
  • How Microlearning is meeting learner’s demands and will stay at the center of future corporate knowledge acquisition

Don’t miss the opportunity to interact with leaders that are ushering in the future of corporate learning with big potential implications for your organization. Click the button below to register for this no-cost event:

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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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Webinar: 5 Stages to Stop the Sales Insanity

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Stop the Sales Insanity:

How 5 Stages can Transform your Sales Force

In this webinar, Sales Enablement & Training expert Mike Kunkle will address a number of common sales challenges faced by companies across industries, including:

  1. How to decrease new hire ramp-up
  2. How to significantly improve sales force productivity
  3. How to consistently increase quota attainment
  4. How to increase pipeline size and boost pipeline velocity

Mike will do so by outlining the common traps that mid-to-large companies fall into and how they can break free with a straightforward 5-Stage Sales Learning System. The webinar will also address how mentoring, coaching, AI and machine learning are playing increasing roles in helping the most successful sales organizations meet their revenue goals.

This webinar will be hosted by SalesU, the sales productivity suite recently launched by EdCast, whose knowledge management solutions are now being used by 50+ companies, including GE, HPE, Dell EMC, Salesforce, Shire and Accenture.

Don’t miss the opportunity to interact with a sales enablement leader who is helping companies increase their sales productivity. Click the button below to register for this no-cost event:

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Bio:

Mike KunkleMike Kunkle is a respected sales transformation strategist & sales training / sales enablement expert.

He has spent 22 years as a corporate leader or consultant, helping companies drive dramatic revenue growth through best-in-class learning strategies and his proven-effective sales transformation methodologies. Today, Mike is leading Transforming Sales Results, LLC, consulting, writing, speaking, leading webinars, designing sales learning systems, and guiding clients through all aspects of their sales transformation.

 

 

Webinar: The Democratization of Knowledge and Learning

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The Democratization of Knowledge and Learning

Join us June 20 at 11a PT / 2p ET for an exceptional webinar discussing how to create a high performance organization and how the Democratization of Knowledge will redefine how we share information in the workplace.

Charles Jennings, the Co-founder of the 70:20:10 Institute and a visionary in the corporate learning space, will join Karl Mehta, the Founder & CEO of EdCast, Founder of Code for India, and noted Silicon Valley entrepreneur, to provide incredibly valuable insights regarding the future of corporate learning, which will include these key topical points:

  • “What got us here won’t get us there” research by the Corporate Executive Board
  • The world of information abundance challenging existing learning practices
  • The 5 characteristics displayed by high performers
  • How to unlock internal knowledge
  • The benefits of the Democratization of Expertise

Don’t miss the opportunity to interact with two leaders in today’s knowledge and learning revolution. Click the button below to register for this no-cost event:

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Charles Jennings picCharles Jennings is a leading thinker and practitioner the field of building high performance strategies and solutions. He has been working with the 70:20:10 model for more than 15 years and is known worldwide for his work in this area. Charles’ background includes roles as Chief Learning Officer for Reuters and Thomson Reuters, as an academic and business school professor, and as a member of advisory boards and steering groups for international learning, performance and business bodies around the world.

He is Co-founder of the 70:20:10 Institute and co-owner of Duntroon Consultants Ltd

 

Karl Mehta pic Karl Mehta is a serial entrepreneur, author, investor, engineer and civil servant with over 20 years of experience. He is currently Founder & CEO of EdCast , the revolutionary, AI-powered Knowledge Cloud solution driving high-performance teams in organizations of all sizes.

Previously, he was the Founder & CEO of PlaySpan Inc., acquired by Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Karl also served as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow, selected by the Obama Administration for its inaugural 2012-13 term. He was recently appointed by Governor Brown to the Workforce Investment Board of the State of California.

Karl is founder of several nonprofits including Code For India (http://CodeforINDIA.org) and Grassroots Innovation (http://grassrootsinnovation.org). He is author of “Financial Inclusion at the Bottom of the Pyramid” (http://www.openfininc.org).

Webinar: Why Your Sales Ramping is Way Too Slow

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Why Your Sales Ramping is Way Too Slow — and How to Accelerate It

Join us on May 18 at 11a PT /2p ET (CLOSED – View Recording) for a unique sales enablement-focused Webinar featuring author Amy Slater, Founder and CEO of Amy Slater Consulting and former Vice President, Enterprise Corporate Sales for Salesforce.com. The Webinar will also include Protik Mukhopadhyay, Principal Partner at Standav, a leading Systems Integrator that delivers business and technology solutions focused on CRM, Quote-to-Cash and Sales Enablement. And the Webinar will be moderated by Philip Levinson, a Business Insider contributor and Vice President of Product Marketing at EdCast, which just launched SalesU, a sales ramping software suite.

We will discuss the typical traps that sales organizations fall into that lead to slower-than-expected ramping of their sales efforts. These challenges include:

  1. Initial and ongoing training of sales team members
  2. Asynchronous sales education processes
  3. Rapidly-changing market and product environments
  4. Diffuse and varying sales efforts involving communications, presenting and demonstrating on behalf of the company

We will also review tools and methods that companies are using to overcome these challenges along with specific, real-world examples.

Sales enablement is a key priority for us, and you may have seen our press release about the launch of EdCast’s SalesU yesterday.

To watch the recording of this webinar, click the button below:

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