Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), the global e-learning pioneer, has held its second Tata Learning Forum (TLF) in Chicago IL. Described as ’the place where the e-learning industry’s thought leaders meet to share ideas, innovations and insights, this symposium heard how to:
• Make Product Training work for Agents and Support Staff – from Karen Scott of Allstate Insurance
• Create exciting Compliance Training Solutions – from Pam Yourek and Susan Jones of American Airlines
• Use Simulations to teach Policy Training – from Terry Lehmann of Baker Hughes
• Use Advanced Distributed Learning Platforms to Accelerate the Implementation of Effective Blended Learning Solutions – from Bob Danna of Knowledge Management Solutions Inc.
Delegates – drawn from the top users of e-learning in the U.S and nominated by invitation only - also heard Raytheon Professional Services’ tips and experiences on Outsourcing Training, along with presentations on the ‘state of the art’ and trends in e-learning from Manoj Kutty, Worldwide President of Sales and Marketing at TIS, and Tij Nerurkar, TIS’s Vice President - Corporate and Government.
The TLF enabled 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 in the U.S.
“We figure that if we let our clients share their experiences, we can also learn a lot. So it’s a new way of learning for us as well”, Manoj Kutty said.
Delegates at the TLF were drawn from some of the key users of e-learning in the U.S, including Kraft Foods, Pepsi Co, McGraw-Hill, Motorola, Northwest Airlines, Abbott Labs and Cook Inc.
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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 20 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.
TIS offices in the USA:
California: 7227 Spoonbill Lane, Carlsbad CA 92009
(Phone 760-476-9191; Fax 760-476-0350 Email tomp[.]tatainteracive.com
1762 Technology Drive Ste 112, San Jose CA 95110
(Phone 408-452-5752; Fax 408-452-5745; Email veena[.]tatainteractive.com)
Georgia: Phone 848-250-9723; Email kashyapv[...]tatainteractive.com
Illinois: 701 Main Street, Evanston IL 60202
(Phone 847-866-7474; Fax 847-866-7575; Email chetan[.]tatainteractives.com)
Massachusetts: 56 Roland St, Suite 102B, Boston MA 02129
(Phone 617-625-0024; Email dtbeauchamp[.]tatainteractive.com)
New Jersey: Suite 509 Levinson Plaza, 2 Lincoln Highway, Edison NJ 08820
(Phone 732-906-0002; Fax 732-906-9222; Email kshitij.nerurkar[.]tatainteractive.com)
Texas: 3601 Branchwood Drive, Plano TX 75093
(Phone 972-403-1451; Email chris.macrorie[.]tatainteractive.com)