Strategies for success in implementing learning and training programs and getting better ROI through innovations are among the key issues under discussion at the Tata Learning Forum (TLF) 2005. Championing the motto ‘interact, innovate, inspire’, TLF 2005 brings together senior executives from leading global organizations, and educational institutions, along with publishers of learning materials.
Being held, this year, at the Executive Leadership Center at the Boston University School of Management in Boston MA, on September 19 and 20, TLF 2005 contains a ‘corporate’ and an ‘education’ track, with speakers drawn from Aetna, Abbot Labs, ACS, UPS, and Raytheon, as well as Boston University, California Lutheran University and the University of Phoenix, among others.
Topics being covered include:
• Quality in online education
• Operational frameworks for effective learning strategies
• Diversity and cultural aspects of implementing global training programs
• HR and Training processes outsourcing and their impact organizational learning
• Innovative simulation based approaches to senior leadership and corporate strategy training
• A panel on the success factors for some of the largest and most respected programs in online education – including certification programs for finance professionals, degree programs in electrical engineering, simulation enhanced business education and so on.
The forum will offer an opportunity for senior level executives to interact with their industry peers, gain insights into creative solutions used elsewhere, learn about innovative training practices, and learn from the experience of some of the most successful e-learning initiatives around the world — including the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Manoj Kutty, the worldwide president of sales and marketing at TIS, commented: “Organized by Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), one of the world’s largest developers of custom e-learning solutions, the TLF underscores TIS’s’ leadership position in the industry”.
TLF 2005 comprises of a series of interactive sessions and panel discussions on a wide range of issues and opportunities in e-learning. Some 20 speakers and panelists will participate, drawn from Fortune 500 companies representing industry segments like banking, airlines, consumer goods, publishing, education, and telecom. These speakers will discuss different dimensions of training and development, such as blended learning, simulation-based learning, story-based learning, and adaptive assessments.
“Every time we meet a client, we talk to them about the experiences we have had with other clients and how that experience benefits a new assignment”, said Kutty. “TLF 2005 formalizes this process, allowing our clients to talk to each other directly and share their experiences”.
This is the second annual TLF. The first was held at the New Yorker Hotel in New York, in September 2004, and attracted over 100 representatives from more than 65 companies.
Further details of TLF 2005 can be obtained from Kashyap Vadapalli on 1-848 250 9723 or from TLF[.]tatainteractive.com
Press passes to TLF 2005
A number of press passes are available for journalists to attend TLF 2005. To claim your press pass, contact Kashyap Vadapalli at kashyapv[.]tatainteractive.com
About Tata Interactive Systems
Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) is a global pioneer in e-learning. A part of the $14 billion Tata Group—one of the largest and most trusted business conglomerates in India—TIS has 15 years of experience in training consulting, designing, and developing innovative and cutting-edge workforce performance enhancement solutions. Its service bouquet includes Consulting; Simulations and Simulation-based Learning Objects (SimBLs™); Story-based Learning Objects (StoBLs™); Game-based Learning Objects (GamBLs™); IT Application Training; Regulatory and Compliance Training; Adaptive Assessments; Sales and Customer Service Training; New Hire Training; Electronic Performance Support Systems (EPSS); and Business Processes and Skills Training.
TIS employs a global team of 850 multi-disciplinary specialists—a unique mix of Project Managers, Software Engineers, Instructional Designers, Content Developers, Visual Designers, and Animators. It has a strong presence in the US, with operations spread across seven cities—Atlanta, Boston, Carlsbad, Chicago, Dallas, New Jersey, and San Jose—serviced by its development teams stationed locally. In keeping with the co-shoring model, the teams are managed by on-site Project Managers who co-ordinate with the clients and drive the project operations.
Powered by creative talent, sound processes, and technological excellence, TIS has developed 950+ e-learning solutions for more than 300 clients—including more than 50 Fortune 500 companies—across the US, UK, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Its client roster includes leading corporations, renowned educational institutions and government bodies such as Allstate, American Airlines, Abbey National, American Honda Finance Corporation, British Airways, Citigroup, Cigna, ExxonMobil, Florida Virtual School, GE, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett Packard, Motorola, McKinsey & Co., McGraw-Hill, UNICEF, Unilever, University of Maryland, and University of Phoenix.
Apart from holding ISO 9001 and BS7799 certification, TIS is the only e-learning organization in the world to be assessed at Level 5 in both the SEI CMM and P-CMM frameworks. Classified as a Visionary in the Gartner Group’s coveted ‘magic quadrant,’ TIS’s quest for innovation and excellence is reflected in 22 prestigious industry awards, including Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Award 2004; APEX 2004 Award of Excellence; Best Product at the British Educational Training and Technology (BETT) Show 2004; Training Magazine’s APX Award 2003; and Best E-learning Provider, Best B2B Web Site, and Best Educational Total Comprehensive Solution at the SIIA Codie Awards 2002.