Published: November 22, 2016

Area9 Learning Powers Hitachi To Three Learning Awards

Hitachi Data Systems recognized by three leading industry groups for initiatives based on Area9 Learning’s adaptive learning methods.

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Three Leading Industry Groups Awarded HDS Academy

Global IT solutions company Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) knew that implementing Area9 Learning’s adaptive solution generated great business results, and that the resulting programs were some of the most innovative in the industry. Now leading industry groups have agreed.

ATD Award

The Association for Talent Development (ATD), the world’s largest professional membership association that supports those who develop the knowledge, skills, and performance improvement of employees and organizations, recognized HDS Academy as a 2016 BEST award winner.  HDS Academy was recognized for the work done in transforming the delivery of training in innovative ways through training that adapts to the learners needs.

CLO Award

The Chief Learning Officer Learning in Practice awards recognized HDS Academy for demonstrating excellence in the design and delivery of employee development including programs built around the Area9 adaptive solution.

Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award

Brandon Hall Group’s Excellence Award Program is often referred to as the “Academy Awards” by learning, talent, and business executives.  It recognizes the best organizations that have successfully developed and deployed programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems, and tools that have achieved measurable results. John Kostek from HDS Academy received the bronze award in the Emerging Stars category for the work done designing a development program that included Area9’s adaptive solution as a core component.

"We are thrilled to earn these awards for our innovative approach to generating business value," said Terri Casady, Senior Director of HDS Academy. "Area9's platform transformed how we design learning, how our employees learn, and dramatically reduced the time employees needed to achieve mastery."

About Area9 Learning

Area9 Learning is an adaptive learning company that has specialized in developing adaptive eLearning courses for corporate education in industries such as energy, retail, consumer goods, industrials, transportation and hospitality. Adaptive learning is an effective and efficient way to deliver personalized training that can be used for competency development and to ensure employee proficiency.