Honoring the 2020 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award Winners: Games and Simulations, Video, Virtual Works

Best Use of Games and Simulations for Learning

Accenture’s Gamified India Premier League Improves Analysts’ Capability Development Accenture Solutions Pvt. Ltd.’s learning program, “Indian Premier League,” was designed to make ongoing learning more engaging and effective for tenured Analysts. It took advantage of the love for the game of cricket to drive the desired results of knowledge retention and improvement in production quality numbers. Accenture Solutions Pvt. Ltd. was honored with a Gold Award for Best Use of Games or Simulations for Learning in the 2020 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards.

We also honor these other award-winning organizations in this category: AA Insurance New Zealand, Abilitie, Accenture (2), Accenture Solutions Private Limited, Advantexe Learning Solutions, Aveda, Bank of America Corporation, Bank of America Corporation, BTS, Cognizant, County of San Diego, Fiserv, Inc., IBM, Infopro Learning, Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank, LemonadeLXP, MPS Interactive Systems, MPS Interactive Systems, MPS Interactive Systems, NIIT, PwC, PwC/PU – Games, Roche Diagnostics Intl. Ltd, Siyona Tech Ltd, Siyona Tech Ltd, SweetRush, Tata Consultancy Services, Vretta Inc.

Best Use of Video for Learning

Learning Tribes’ Video Learning Helps Beat Cultural Barriers for Capital One Agents Capital One was introducing a new credit card in partnership with Walmart. They needed to train more than 6,000 contact-center agents around the world to assist customers with the new credit card transition. Video training from Learning Tribes was identified as the most effective way to quickly train all agents in an immersive way to tackle all geographic and cultural barriers. Capital One and Learning Tribes were honored with a Gold Award for Best Use of Video in the 2020 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards/

We also honor these other award-winning organizations in this category: AbbVie, Accenture (3), Accenture Solutions Private Limited, American Airlines, Blackmores Institute, Cognizant (2), Cox Communications, Inc., DBLX, Dell Technologies Education Services (2), Deloitte LLP, eLearning Brothers, Garanti BBVA Bank, Infopro Learning, Inkling, Inno-Versity, Kelley Blue Book, Learning Tribes, Mortgage Champions, MPS Interactive Systems (2), NIIT, Northwestern Mutual, Ricochet Partners (2), SweetRush

Best Use of Virtual Worlds for Learning

Swiss Federal Railways Uses VR to Safely Teach Electrical Safety Swiss Federal Railway’s Switching Off and Earthing App is a virtual training program, designed with the help of MPS Europa AG, where the user can execute various exercises related to electrical lines and power pylons in a virtual area. Employees get to experience real-life situations on the track area without getting exposed to the risks they face on-site, and training sessions can now be done more often as the participants don’t have to travel to specific locations in other regions of Switzerland. Schweizerische Bundesbahnen SBB (Swiss Federal Railways SBB) and MPS Europa AG earned a Bronze Award for Best Use of Virtual Worlds in the 2020 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards.

We also honor these other award-winning organizations in this category: Accenture, ASM Assembly Systems, CrossKnowledge, EY, Miele & Cie., MPS Europa AG, NIIT, SweetRush

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Chief Executive Officer of Brandon Hall Group Mike Cooke Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Mike Cooke was the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of AC Growth. Mike held leadership and executive positions for the majority of his career, at which he was responsible for steering sales and marketing teams to drive results and profitability. His background includes more than 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, management, and operations in the research, consulting, software and technology industries. Mike has extensive experience in sales, marketing and management having worked for several early high-growth emerging businesses and has implemented technology systems to support various critical sales, finance, marketing and client service functions. He is especially skilled in organizing the sales and service strategy to fully support a company’s growth strategy. The concept of growth was an absolute to Mike and a motivator in starting AC Growth, in order to help organizations achieve research driven results. Most recently, Mike was the VP and General Manager of Field Operations at Bersin & Associates, a global analyst and consulting services firm focused on all areas of enterprise learning, talent management and talent acquisition. Tasked with leading the company’s global expansion, Mike led all sales operations worldwide. During Mike’s tenure, the company has grown into a multi-national firm, conducting business in over 45 countries with over 4,500 multi-national organizations. Mike started his career at MicroVideo Learning Systems in 1992, eventually holding a senior management position and leading all corporate sales before founding Dynamic Minds. Mike was CEO and Co-Founder of Dynamic Minds, a custom developer of software programs, working with clients like Goldman Sachs, Prentice Hall, McGraw Hill and Merrill Lynch. Also, Mike worked for Oddcast, a leading provider of customer experience and marketing solutions, where he held a senior management position leading the company into new markets across various industries. Mike also serves on the Advisory Board for Carbon Solutions America, an independent sustainability consulting and carbon management firm that specializes in the design and implementation of greenhouse reduction and sustainability plans as well as managing the generation of carbon and renewal energy and energy efficiency credits. Mike attended University of Phoenix, studying Business Administration and Finance. He has also completed executive training at the Chicago Graduate School of Business in Chicago, IL.