The event will be held at the Millennium Conference Centre, in Kensington, on 6th April 2006 and will be followed by a dinner at the nearby Bombay Brasserie.
Last February, some 150 of Europe’s top exponents of e-learning, including a large number of TIS clients, met at the inaugural TLF to discuss the industry’s key trends and issues.
Attendance at the TLF is by invitation only, making it the most prestigious e-learning conference in Europe.
“Over the next few months, not only will we be refining our TLF guest list – to ensure that the key people among the e-learning user community are invited to take part in the TLF – but we’ll also be asking those on the guest list to tell us their key issues for this industry today,” commented Alan Samuel, head of the TLF team in the UK.
Samuel added: “The TLF in London is part of a worldwide series of conferences organised by TIS. TIS held a TLF in Boston, in the USA, in September, and one in Sydney, Australia, in November.
“Each of these conferences – at which attendance is by invitation only – examine important issues in e-learning that relate to each of these regions, in which TIS is active.”
In addition, delegates to these TLFs around the world have access to a TLF website, which helps to build an online community of best practice through enabling members to network, sharing their knowledge and discussing key learning issues. According to Samuel, the online community is an extension of the ‘on-ground’ event that will enable the members to interact with each other at all times – not just at each TLF conference.
“So far, our experience with these events shows that, while there are regional differences in approach, the key themes within e-learning are how to make learning relevant to the needs of the business; how to measure the impact of this learning on the business, and – increasingly – how to deliver this learning efficiently and effectively as and when required, at the learner’s point of need,” Samuel explained.
“Those who attend a TLF – in the UK, USA or Australia – will be able not only to network with their peers in that particular region but will also be able to join the growing number of ‘blue chip’ TIS clients throughout the world who network and benchmark with each other.”
Invitations to the TLF in London will be going out in February. Those who would like to be considered to receive an invitation to this prestigious event – and the accompanying dinner at one of London’s top restaurants – should contact Alan Samuel at TIS on 020 7235 8281, or email alans[.]tatinteractive.com as soon as possible.
About Tata Interactive Systems (TIS)
Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) is a global pioneer in e-learning. A part of the £7bn Tata Group – one of the largest and most trusted business conglomerates in India, TIS has 15 years of experience in designing and developing innovative and cutting-edge e-learning solutions.
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. Its service bouquet includes Simulations, Systems Training, New Hire Training, Business Processes and Skills Training, Regulatory and Compliance Training, Sales and Customer Service Training, Adaptive Assessments, Story-based Learning Objects and EPSS. Powered by creative talent, sound processes and technological excellence, TIS has developed over 950 e-learning solutions for more than 300 clients – including 50 Fortune 500 companies – across the UK, Europe, US, Australia and Asia. Its client roster includes leading corporations, renowned educational institutions and government bodies such as British Airways, BECTA, Citibank, Colgate-Palmolive, ExxonMobil, GlaxoSmithKline, HP, McGraw-Hill, NHS, ntl, Orange, Pearson Education, Qwest, Royal Mail, Swiss Re, UNICEF, University of Phoenix, University of Maryland and Vodafone.
Apart from holding ISO 9001 and BS7799 certification, TIS is the only e-learning organisation in the world to be assessed at Level 5 in both the SEI CMM and P-CMM frameworks. TIS’s quest for excellence is reflected in 23 prestigious industry awards, including BETT 2004 Best Product Award, Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards in 2004 and 2005, APEX 2004 Award of Excellence and being shortlisted for the ‘Team of the Year’ in the UK’s E-Learning Awards.
About the Tata Group
The Tata Group, established in 1904 by the great visionary Jamsetji Tata, is one of India’s largest and most trusted business houses. The group pioneered the industrial revolution in India by founding, among other things, the first steel plant, power plant and chain of luxury hotels.
The Group employs more than 220,000 people in 91 companies across diversified industry sectors including steel, automobiles, cement, telecom and IT. Generating revenues to the tune of $17.8bn (some £10bn) per year – 2.9 per cent of India’s total GDP – it is recognised as a leader in several industry segments such as such as steel, power, software exports and chemicals. It is also the parent company to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Asia’s largest software producer.