Takeover at Top

New Kallidus CEO to Lead Next Phase of Growth

Stephen ReadCirencester (UK), July 2021 - Kallidus, an industry leading provider of HCM software and digital learning, has announced that founder Rob Caul will be stepping down as CEO. Having led the impressive growth of Kallidus over two decades, Rob will continue to support the business and its international expansion as a Non-Executive Director. Stephen Read will take over the role of CEO from August, joining the company from Darwin (formerly Thomsons Online Benefits), a leading global provider of employee benefits technology.

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Learning Platform Vendor

5App Sets the Stage for Scaling with Key Hires

London (UK), July 2021 - 5App, a learning and communications platform vendor, recently made further moves to strengthen its team for growth by hiring additional product design and business development expertise. Product and UX design expert Jim Banks is now 5App's Head of Design, and learning industry sales specialist Bekah Ashworth has joined as Business Development Manager.

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Continued Growth

Fosway Group Appoints Martin Couzins as Head of Content

Martin CouzinsCirencester (UK), July 2021 - Fosway Group, one of Europe's leading HR-industry analysts, has announced the appointment of Martin Couzins as its Head of Content. The appointment supports the continued growth of the firm and further enhances the impact and value of Fosway's research with corporate clients and the wider HR, talent, and learning markets.

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eCom Scotland

Gas Industry Should Embrace Innovative Learning Technologies

Helen Robertson Dunfermline (SCT), July 2021 - The gas industry's professional engineering institution, the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM), held its inaugural safety conference on 09 June. Supported by the Gas Industry Safety Group (GISG), the conference was held online. Conference delegate Helen Robertson of the digital learning and assessment specialist eCom Scotland commented, "Safety being a vital pillar of the gas industry."

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D2L Study

Students Prefer Hybrid Learning

Kitchener (CA), July 2021 - D2L, the developer of the cloud-based learning platform Brightspace, has released a report on the perspectives of students on remote learning amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The study provides insights on the challenges students face with remote learning, scope for improvement, and recommendations for blended learning in the future.

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Oracle Dynamic Skills

Oracle Helps Organizations Build a More Agile Workforce

Austin, TX (USA), July 2021 - Oracle has announced a new solution to help organizations better understand, manage, and grow the skills of their workforce. Oracle Dynamic Skills, part of Oracle Fusion Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM), gives HR and business leaders the insights needed to ensure they have the right talent, both now and in the future by providing a comprehensive view of the skills within their workforce.

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Investment and Board Addition

Kortext Raises £15m to Accelerate Platform Development Roadmap

Bournemouth (UK), July 2021 - Kortext, a university-focussed, digital teaching and learning platform  that is a leader in the UK market, has announced the finalisation of additional investment funding from dmg ventures. The company also disclosed that Paul Zwillenberg, CEO of DMGT will join the Kortext Board.

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Partner Ecosystem

Celebrating 100 Solutions from SAP.iO Startups

Walldorf (GER), July 2021 - SAP SE has announced that 100 startup solutions accelerated by SAP.iO are now available on SAP Store, the digital marketplace for SAP and partner offerings. The solutions integrate with or extend SAP core products to address customers' industry-specific challenges.

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Completion

Skillsoft Now on New York Stock Exchange

Bosten, MA (USA), July 2021 - Skillsoft Corp., a global leader in corporate digital learning, has announced that its common stock will commence trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SKIL". This follows the completion of Software Luxembourg Holding S.A.'s merger with Churchill Capital Corp II and combination with Global Knowledge Training LLC ("Global Knowledge") in June 2021, with the combined company now operating as Skillsoft.

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Call for Nominations

ICDE Prizes of Excellence 2021

Oslo (NO), July 2021 - ICDE is now seeking nominations for this year's ICDE Prizes of Excellence, which will be awarded in conjunction with the ICDE Virtual Global Conference Week, "Upskilling and upscaling for quality OFDL". The event is scheduled for 25 - 29 October 2021.

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Online Event

D2L Fusion 2021 Is Coming to Screen this July

Kitchener (CA), July 2021 - The all-new D2L Fusion experience brings together imagineers from across the education landscape and will include six days of online learning fun in July. Plus, when you register, you will get access to both live and on-demand sessions, giving you the flexibility to join whenever you choose.

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Annual Awards Program

Recognized Innovation in the Global Remote Technology Industry

Okemos, MI (USA), July 2021 - TechSmith Corporation, a leading provider of screen capture and video  editing tools for creating better training, tutorials, lessons, and everyday communication, recently announced its screen recording and editing tool Camtasia has been selected as winner of the "Employee Training Solution of the Year" award in the 2021 RemoteTech Breakthrough Awards conducted by RemoteTech Breakthrough.

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