Speakers at this year'sTata Interactive Learning Forum - including Gary Dickleman, president and CEO of EPSS Central; Germany’s top business simulations expert, Christiane Zimmer; Terry Lehmann, of Baker Hughes Oilfield Services, based in Houston, Texas, and Charles Jennings, of Reuters - will speak on topics covering:
• Living in a simulated world – looking at the increasing use of simulations in e-learning and examining their ability to meet both business and learning objectives.
• Planning and developing e-learning programmes for roll-out effectively across large organisations and to large audiences.
• Performance support – examining the situations in which performance support is most effective and the benefits it brings.
• Measuring e-learning – exploring the business case for e-learning.
The conference format is expected to be highly interactive, with discussion and debate by the audience and a panel of experts including:
• Toby Thomson, of Cranfield University,
• Jane Knight, founder of the e-Learning Centre and now head of research for Learning Light and
• Market analysts David Wilson, of elearnity, and Steve Rayson, of Kineo.
Sanjaya Sharma, CEO of Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) and Manoj Kutty, TIS’s worldwide president of sales and marketing, will be on hand to provide a worldwide perspective on other key e-learning issues, including the growth in popularity of story-based e-learning.
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About Tata Interactive Systems (TIS)
Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) is a global pioneer in e-learning, with more than 15 years of experience in designing and developing innovative and cutting-edge e-learning solutions. TIS is a part of the $18 billion Tata Group – one of the largest and most trusted business conglomerates in India.
TIS employs a global team of over 900 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, M-Learning and EPSS. TIS also has a K12 math practice and a K12 content practice, as well as having substantial experience in developing learning content and tools across keystages and subject areas.
Powered by creative talent, sound processes and technological excellence, TIS has developed e-learning solutions for more than 300 clients – including 50 Fortune 500 companies – across the US, the UK, Australia, Mainland Europe, Japan, UAE, Canada and India. Its client roster includes leading corporations, renowned educational institutions and government bodies such as American Airlines, British Airways, Citibank, Colgate-Palmolive, ExxonMobil, GE, GlaxoSmithKline, HP, McGraw-Hill, ntl, Orange, Pearson Education, Qantas, Qwest, Royal Mail, Swiss Re, UNICEF, University of Phoenix, University of Maryland and Vodafone, along with Hodder, Oxford University Press, Granada Learning, Nelson Thornes, Research Machines PLC, Compass Learning, Florida Virtual School, Harcourt, Prentice Hall and, in the government sector, BECTA, UFI and DODEA.
Apart from holding ISO 9001 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 numerous prestigious industry awards, including a Silver Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Award 2005 and 2004, APEX 2005 Award of Excellence, BETT 2004 Best Product Award, and two Business World–NID Design Excellence 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 the first steel plant, power plant and chain of luxury hotels, to name but a few.
The Group employs more than 220,000 people in 93 companies across diversified industry sectors including steel, automobiles, cement, telecom and IT. Generating revenues to the tune of $18 billion per year – 2.9 % of India’s total GDP – it is recognized 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.