He has been heading up TIS’s activities within the publishing and education sector of the UK market, as well as looking after the requirements of TIS customers British Airways and the Royal Mail for the last four years or so. Before joining TIS Alan Samuel spent a number of years working within the Tata Group of Companies, which generates revenues of some £7bn per year or 2.6 per cent of India’s total gross domestic product (GDP).
TIS, which provides custom-built e-learning materials and related consultancy services across all sectors of the UK economy, including the education and public sectors, is continuing to further develop its UK-based instructional design, project management and technical consultancy activities. It now employs some 20 people in the UK, which places TIS among the largest developers of e-learning in the UK – not only in terms of turnover but also in terms of headcount.
“This developing capacity and capability within the UK to increasingly support our growing client base here is set to be enhanced by further enlargement of our UK team,” commented Alan Samuel.
“Having grown rapidly – by over 45 per cent CAGR – in the last decade, TIS is poised for further expansion and utilisation of market opportunities,” commented TIS’s CEO, Sanjaya Sharma. “Alan Samuel and his growing team in the UK will help TIS to further cement its position as one of the UK’s leading e-learning developers.”
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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 20 prestigious industry awards, including BETT 2004 Best Product Award, Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Award 2004, APEX 2004 Award of Excellence and three nominations for the prestigious WOLCE 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 330,000 people in 91 companies across diversified industry sectors including steel, automobiles, cement, telecom and IT. Generating revenues to the tune of £7bn per year – 2.6 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.