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October 12, 2020 - Comments Off on KNOLSKAPE welcomes Bruce Marks as Senior Vice President (Americas)

KNOLSKAPE welcomes Bruce Marks as Senior Vice President (Americas)

Bruce Marks - Senior Vice President (Americas) - KNOLSKAPE

KNOLSKAPE welcomes Bruce Marks as Senior Vice-President (Americas)

KNOLSKAPE is pleased to welcome Mr. Bruce Marks as the Senior Vice President (Americas). Based in Delaware, US, Bruce will focus on growing KNOLSKAPE through enterprise customers and strategic partnerships in the Americas.

Bruce Marks has extensive experience of over the past 14 years growing organizations in the Learning Content, Technology, Assessment, and Coaching space with organizations such as DDI (Vice President), AMA (Senior Vice president), and BetterUp (Regional Vice President). Additionally, he has advised several startups and mid-stage companies on Go-To-Market Strategy, Execution, and Revenue Growth. Bruce is passionate about the learning space and the positive impact it creates on people's lives.

"I am highly confident that Bruce's deep industry expertise and extensive global experience will take KNOLSKAPE to new heights. We have made many inroads across various industries over the last decade or so. With the rate at which organizations, industries, and businesses are changing, we believe that Bruce's leadership will help rapidly propel KNOLSKAPE forward", says Rajiv Jayaraman, Founder & CEO of KNOLSKAPE.

According to Bruce, "KNOLSKAPE has intrigued me for a while. I am excited and humbled by the trust and confidence placed in me to take on this key role at a growing organization. I look forward to working closely with the team to bring together my expertise with KNOLSKAPE's award-winning products and solutions to create a massive impact on learning and development. I am sure that together, we can build a system of success and growth."
KNOLSKAPE welcomes Bruce into the family and hopes to see many great things happen under his leadership!

ABOUT KNOLSKAPE

KNOLSKAPE is one of the world's best experiential learning platforms. Leveraging one of the largest libraries of online business simulations, rich talent intelligence, and a cutting-edge learning experience platform, KNOLSKAPE helps leaders and organizations build current and future capabilities to achieve exponential growth.

With direct presence in the US, India, Singapore, Malaysia, and partner offices in 45 cities globally, KNOLSKAPE serves a rapidly growing global customer base across 12 industries. More than 375 organizations across 25 countries have benefited from KNOLSKAPE's award-winning new-age learning methodologies.

A certified Great Place to Work® organization, KNOLSKAPE has been recognized as a global top 20 gamification company and a leader in experiential learning by Brandon Hall, Frost & Sullivan, and Bersin by Deloitte.

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  • July 8, 2020 - No Comments!

    KNOLSKAPE and FocusU Engage announce partnership for accelerated employee development

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    Bengaluru, INDIA: KNOLSKAPE today announced a new partnership with FocusU Engage. This partnership will enable KNOLSKAPE’s library of experiential learning solutions to reach a larger audience and fast track the people’s transformation agenda of organizations at a much rapid pace.

    According to Rajiv Jayaraman, Founder & CEO of KNOLSKAPE, KNOLSKAPE has grown over the years by leveraging the strength of strategic partnerships. We are thrilled with this partnership with FocusU as it brings to our clients, an unmatched experience provided by KNOLSKAPE’s immersive award-winning business simulations and FocusU’s deep expertise in facilitation.

    “The FocusU-Knolskape partnership is a powerful combination. The deep understanding of Leadership models and Team dynamics, the expertise in Facilitation, and Experiential learning that we bring are uniquely complementary to the cutting-edge Digital simulations that Knolskape brings to the table. We believe that this partnership will allow us to drive far more learning impact for our clients,” said Rakesh Balachandran, Co-Founder of FocusU Engage.

    With technology playing an increasingly critical role in every aspect of business, companies recognize that they need to accelerate the development of digital solutions to ensure they remain on the competitive vanguard. Through this partnership, KNOLSKAPE and FocusU will leverage their expertise with blended solutions – facilitation expertise powered by experiential technologies such as simulations and gamification.

    About KNOLKAPE:

    KNOLSKAPE creates experiential solutions that transform your organization into a modern workforce. Our core belief is that desired business outcomes are achieved best with an engaged workforce, but traditional methodologies for doing so require a new, more updated approach. Keeping with this philosophy, we develop engaging, immersive, and experiential solutions for talent assessment, development, and engagement. KNOLSKAPE, a global Top 20 gamification company, has been a three-time recipient of Brandon Hall awards, and has also been recognized as a company to watch out for in the Talent Management Space, by Frost & Sullivan, and as a top disruptor in the learning space, by Bersin by Deloitte.

    About FocusU:

    FocusU Engage is one of India’s foremost names in the field of Experiential Learning & Engagement. Since 2010, FocusU has been on a mission to transform corporate training in India. The inspiration behind FocusU is a line from Walt Disney that says “Laughter is no enemy to learning”. Today, 600+ customers across India swear by the FocusU experience when it comes to workshops around Leadership, Innovation, Team Dynamics, Team Engagement, and HR Solutions. With offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Mauritius, FocusU today has amongst the largest pool of Facilitators with International experience in the Experiential learning methodology. They run around 600 experiential workshops (physical and virtual) every year that touches the lives of 40000 people on an average.

    January 28, 2020 - No Comments!

    KNOLSKAPE appoints Vivek Chopra as Executive Chairman

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    KNOLSKAPE, one of the world’s leading experiential learning platforms, announces that Vivek Chopra who has been Senior Advisor to the Board since early 2019, has taken over as the Executive Chairman of KNOLSKAPE. Vivek brings rich experience in helping organizations scale and in creating exceptional customer value through innovative business solutions in transformative technologies and business process services.

    In the last 12 months, as Advisor to the Board and CEO of KNOLSKAPE, Vivek has been instrumental in understanding KNOLSKAPE’s business, identifying gaps and uncovering new business opportunities. In his new role as Executive Chairman, Vivek will play a vital role in spearheading KNOLSKAPE’s global growth through a robust sales presence in the US & Europe and strategic partnerships globally. He will also leverage his experience in orchestrating strategy, sales, delivery, potential acquisitions and developing partnerships.

    “The learning function is increasingly becoming a strategic arm to business. The rules of the game are changing, and we need to look at the distinct value we can provide to organizations in the long term. KNOLSKAPE is at the forefront of the learning and transformation digital ecosystem as organizations pivot to stay relevant, competitive and successful in the times ahead. I hope to help KNOLSKAPE significantly up the scale at which it brings value to its customers, leveraging a platform for talent development and transformation” said Vivek about his appointment.

    Vivek’s roster of past roles include experience across various functions and senior management capacities within organizations like Wipro, IBM, CSC, L&T Infotech and HPE. “Working with Vivek over the last 12 months, as our advisor has been a fantastic learning experience. He has already added tremendous value in our approach to solutions and learning delivery. His expertise is vital for us to expand on a global scale, and I am personally excited about what the future holds for us with Vivek at the helm,” says Rajiv Jayaraman, Founder & CEO of KNOLSKAPE.

    About KNOLSKAPE

    KNOLSKAPE is one of the world’s best experiential learning platforms. Leveraging the world’s largest library of online business simulations, rich talent intelligence and a cutting-edge learning experience platform, KNOLSKAPE helps leaders and organizations build current and future capabilities to take their businesses from 1x to 10x growth.

    With direct presence in the US, India, Singapore, Malaysia, and partner offices in 45 cities across the globe, KNOLSKAPE serves a rapidly growing global customer base across 12 industries. More than 375 organizations across 25 countries have benefited from KNOLSKAPE’s award-winning new-age learning methodologies.

    A certified Great Place to Work® organization, KNOLSKAPE has also been recognized as a global top 20 gamification company and a leader in experiential learning by Brandon Hall, Frost & Sullivan and Bersin by Deloitte.

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  • January 13, 2020 - Comments Off on KNOLSKAPE Growth Story Year 2019

    KNOLSKAPE Growth Story Year 2019

    2019 has been an amazing year for us. We’ve worked hard, had some fun, and been abundantly rewarded. We now have a platform to achieve greater things this year. Here’s a look at KNOLSKAPE 2019:

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    ABOUT KNOLSKAPE

    KNOLSKAPE is one of the world’s best experiential learning platforms. Leveraging the world’s largest library of online business simulations, rich talent intelligence and a cutting-edge learning experience platform, KNOLSKAPE helps leaders and organizations build current and future capabilities to take their businesses from 1x to 10x growth.

    With direct presence in the US, India, Singapore, Malaysia, and partner offices in 45 cities across the globe, KNOLSKAPE serves a rapidly growing global customer base across 12 industries. More than 375 organizations across 25 countries have benefited from KNOLSKAPE’s award-winning new-age learning methodologies.

    A certified Great Place to Work® organization, KNOLSKAPE has also been recognized as a global top 20 gamification company and a leader in experiential learning by Brandon Hall, Frost & Sullivan and Bersin by Deloitte.

    January 8, 2020 - Comments Off on KNOLSKAPE welcomes Manu Nanda as Chief Business Officer for India Business

    KNOLSKAPE welcomes Manu Nanda as Chief Business Officer for India Business

    KNOLSKAPE is happy to announce that Mr. Manu Nanda has joined our organization, with effect from November 18th, 2019 in the capacity of Senior VP and Chief Business Officer- India. At KNOLSKAPE, Manu will focus on growing regional businesses in India across existing as well as newer clients, while supporting sales strategies for the other predominant geographic regions KNOLSKAPE works with such as APAC and USA.
    In his previous avatars, Manu has been instrumental in accelerating revenue growth across B2B, B2C and B2G business models, across organizations such as Mobil Corp., ExxonMobil, Reliance Industries Limited , Kinetic Motors, and Heromindmine. Manu joins KNOLSKAPE after nearly a decade’s stint with Dale Carnegie India.

    Manu’s 25-year long career so far has had him help organizations create competitive advantages for themselves by creating successful sales strategies, revenue growth and multiple long-term partnerships. He has been involved in developing and successfully implementing consulting and marketing strategies, transforming customer experience and has assisted several B2B companies in transforming to the Thought Leadership Marketing technique.

    “Bringing Manu onboard could not have been timelier. Manu’s experience on the field and expertise in capitalizing on market opportunities for KNOLSKAPE’s growth at this juncture is crucial, in keeping with our goals and aspirations. We have made many inlays across various industries over the last decade or so. With the rate at which organizations, industries and businesses are changing, we believe that Manu’s guiding hand will help propel KNOLSKAPE forward rapidly, and I for one, am ecstatic about what the future holds for KNOLSKAPE with Manu at the helm,” says Rajiv Jayaraman, Founder & CEO of KNOLSKAPE.

    According to Manu, “KNOLSKAPE has intrigued me for a while. The portfolio of products, the way solutions are stitched together and the value that learners and organizations derive from the experience is phenomenal. During my career, I have been associated with various other companies and have had the privilege of leading them to path breaking results. I am excited to bring together my expertise with KNOLSKAPE’s award-winning products and solutions to create massive impact on learning and development. I am sure that together, we can build a system of success and growth.”

    KNOLSKAPE welcomes Manu into the family and hope to see many great things happen under his leadership!

    ABOUT KNOLSKAPE

    KNOLSKAPE is one of the world’s best experiential learning platforms. Leveraging the world’s largest library of online business simulations, rich talent intelligence and a cutting-edge learning experience platform, KNOLSKAPE helps leaders and organizations build current and future capabilities to take their businesses from 1x to 10x growth.

    With direct presence in the US, India, Singapore, Malaysia, and partner offices in 45 cities across the globe, KNOLSKAPE serves a rapidly growing global customer base across 12 industries. More than 375 organizations across 25 countries have benefited from KNOLSKAPE’s award-winning new-age learning methodologies.

    A certified Great Place to Work® organization, KNOLSKAPE has also been recognized as a global top 20 gamification company and a leader in experiential learning by Brandon Hall, Frost & Sullivan and Bersin by Deloitte.

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  • August 2, 2019 - No Comments!

    KNOLSKAPE Certified as One of the 2019 India’s Best Mid-size Workplaces by Great Place to Work®

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    Great Place to Work has honored KNOLSKAPE as one of the 2019 Best Mid-size Workplaces in India. The ranking considered thousands of employee surveys from mid-sized companies across India. Great Place to Work, a research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included communication, professional development, and recognition related to innovation. KNOLSKAPE took the 37th spot on the list.

    The organization has become a certified Great Place To Work organization for having excelled on the five dimensions considered by Great Place To Work® as the hallmark of a High-Trust, High-Performance Culture™ – Credibility, Respect, Fairness, Pride and Camaraderie.

    KNOLSKAPE boasts of an outstanding culture where management cares about employees and a family feel exists. Leadership is just a message/call away and the open-door policy is practiced for real. New ideas and perspectives are always encouraged in this workplace where flexibility in terms of work timings and policies allows employees to strike a wonderful work-life balance.

    “To me, great workplaces are those where leaders inspire trust, the right action and taking pride in individual accomplishment, as well as creating a nurturing environment that makes people the best versions of themselves,” says Rajiv Jayaraman, Founder & CEO of KNOLSKAPE. “Our single-minded focus has been to unlock the greatness in people, and people achieve greatness when they get learning opportunities and the freedom to pursue their passion. I believe that we have been able to consistently do this at KNOLSKAPE.”

    According to Chief Human Resource Officer, Vijayaraghavan Pisharody, “Present and potential employees of KNOLSKAPE will always be assured a highly engaging and inspiring work culture where meritocracy is the common denominator across the levels. Every Knolly is respected for their individuality and their contribution. Our goal is to help them identify their purpose and achieve their goals by constantly nudging and encouraging.”

    Best practices at KNOLSKAPE that cemented the organization’s certification as a great place to work include work-vacations, Tech-talks which are presentations by employees on a technical topic, and K-Talks which allow employees to educate their peers about a topic of their interest. These initiatives help employees to connect through common interests, quality time and allows them to make connections outside of work.

    About KNOLSKAPE

    KNOLSKAPE is an end-to-end learning and assessment platform for accelerated employee development. Our core belief is that desired business outcomes are achieved best when learning needs are aligned with business requirements. To do so, capability development methodologies require an updated approach. Keeping with this philosophy, we offer engaging, immersive and experiential learning and assessment solutions to suit every learning need.

    More than 370 global clients across industries such as banking and finance, consulting, IT, FMCG, retail, manufacturing, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, engineering, auto, government and academia have benefited from our award-winning experiential solutions.

    Learn more at knolskape.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

    About Great Place to Work

    Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.

    Learn more at Greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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  • July 26, 2019 - No Comments!

    KNOLSKAPE Named to 2019 Training Industry Top 20 Gamification Companies List

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    Raleigh, NCJuly 25, 2019 – Training Industry announced that KNOLSKAPE has been named to the 2019 Top Training Companies™ List for the gamification sector of the learning and development market. Training Industry, the leading research and information resource for corporate learning leaders, prepares the Training Industry Top 20 and Training Industry Watch List reports on critical sectors of the training marketplace to better inform professionals about the best and most innovative providers of training services and technologies.

    View the 2019 Top 20 Gamification Companies and Watch List

    Selection to the 2019 Training Industry Top 20™ Gamification Companies List was based on the following criteria:

    • Gamification features and capabilities.
    • Innovativeness of offerings.
    • Company size and growth potential.
    • Quality and number of clients/users.
    • Awards, recognition and competitive differentiation.

     

    “This year’s Top 20 Gamification Companies continue to showcase the latest gaming designs and concepts to corporate training, making them engaging and entertaining for the learner, while focusing on moving the needle on their clients’ KPIs” said Ken Taylor, president of Training Industry, Inc. “These companies are enhancing their products and services, including training simulations, serious games and leaderboards. Learners can compete against each other or participate individually in an interactive experience that rewards learning and development.”

    “In 2018, KNOLSKAPE introduced simulation-based, interactive self-paced courses that combine technology with content and immersive gamification,” said Danielle Draewell, market research analyst at Training Industry, Inc. “Its simulation-based learning library contains over 30,000 learning objects that clients can use to create unique learning experiences and solutions.”

    About KNOLSKAPE

    KNOLSKAPE is an end-to-end learning and assessment platform for accelerated employee development. Our core belief is that desired business outcomes are achieved best when learning needs are aligned with business requirements. To do so, capability development methodologies require an updated approach. Keeping with this philosophy, we offer engaging, immersive and experiential learning and assessment solutions to suit every learning need.

    More than 370 global clients across industries such as banking and finance, consulting, IT, FMCG, retail, manufacturing, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, engineering, auto, government and academia have benefited from our award-winning experiential solutions.

     

     

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  • July 10, 2019 - No Comments!

    Platform Thinking Expert Sangeet Paul Choudary partners with KNOLSKAPE to help organizations win in the digital economy with platform business strategies

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    KNOLSKAPE, an end-to-end learning and assessment platform for accelerated employee development is proud to announce a partnership with international best-selling author and a global Top 50 thinker.

    As part of this partnership, Choudary’s video course ‘The Platform Playbook – Applying platform strategy for digital transformation’ will now become available in KNOLSKAPE’s suite of Digital Solutions for organizations to transform themselves at the speed of Digital.

    Digital native organizations are outperforming industrial incumbents primarily because they operate with a platform business model. For traditional organizations to compete in the current business climate, it is important to either become platforms themselves or part of the platform ecosystem. Choudary’s video-based course, enabled on KNOLSKAPE’s gamified AktivLearn Plus platform, empowers organizations to develop the arsenal needed to do so.

    Sangeet Paul Choudary is best known for his work on platform economics and network effects, and the co-author of Platform Revolution: How networked markets are transforming economy and how to make them work for you. Choudary's work on platform economics was selected as one of the top 10 management ideas globally by the Harvard Business Review and included in the collection HBR’s 10 Must Reads 2017 as well as HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Business Model Innovation. For his contributions to the field of platform economics, Choudary was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2017. Choudary has also consulted 30 of the Fortune 500 firms on platform strategy and works with several global bodies including the WEF and the UN on their expert panels.

    Referring to his partnership with Knolskape, Choudary says, “Platform strategy is becoming centrestage to any firm’s digital ambitions but there are few options for high quality executive education on this topic. Knolskape is a leading player known for their innovation in education delivery solutions and I am thrilled to partner with them to launch this course on platform strategy.”

    About this partnership, Rajiv Jayaramam – Founder & CEO of KNOLSKAPE says, “There is no doubt that organizations need to reimagine the way they do business. Only a small percentage of organizations are either digital-ready or on their way there. Most are still figuring their way out. Our aim at KNOLSKAPE is to help organizations accelerate their transformation journey and Sangeet’s expertise on platform thinking elevates our ability to do so.”

    About KNOLSKAPE

    KNOLSKAPE is an end-to-end learning and assessment platform for accelerated employee development. Our core belief is that desired business outcomes are achieved best when learning needs are aligned with business requirements. To do so, capability development methodologies require an updated approach. Keeping with this philosophy, we offer engaging, immersive and experiential learning and assessment solutions to suit every learning need.

    More than 370 global clients across industries such as banking and finance, consulting, IT, FMCG, retail, manufacturing, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, engineering, auto, government and academia have benefited from our award-winning experiential solutions.

     

     

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  • July 1, 2019 - Comments Off on KNOLSKAPE launches Design Thinking Simulation to enhance innovation capabilities

    KNOLSKAPE launches Design Thinking Simulation to enhance innovation capabilities

    KNOLSKAPE launches Design Thinking Simulation to enhance innovation capabilities

    KNOLSKAPE announces the launch of ‘Design Thinking Simulation’. This launch is in line with the organization’s goal to expand their product suite. The Design Thinking simulation is the first in a series of simulations the organization is working on to develop new-age skills to help organizations build future-ready workforces.

    The business landscape of the future will be driven entirely by the customer, and the customer experience is paramount. To deliver exemplary customer experience, organizations must now be design and creativity-led, altering how they approach and solve problems for maximum customer delight. KNOLSKAPE’s Design Thinking Simulation allows learners to:

    • Unlock innovation in the organization to deliver stellar value to customers
    • Build a culture of innovation in the organization
    • Improve innovation success
    • Solve complex real-life challenges through the process of structured design thinking

    Rajiv Jayaraman, Founder & CEO of KNOLSKAPE had this to say about the new simulation - “Our focus so far has been on improving leadership capabilities. However, what has gotten organizations to their current state will not take them ahead. Our aim is to help organizations get ahead of digital disruption by developing new skills need to succeed in the digital age. You will soon be hearing about some of the other new-age skill-based simulations we have been working on as well.”

    It has become increasingly important for organizations to invest in design thinking capability for continued and exponential growth. Design Thinking has reported to improve the working culture within teams, bring the organization 1.5x greater market share, and have higher customer loyalty.

    About KNOLSKAPE

    KNOLSKAPE is an end-to-end learning and assessment platform for accelerated employee development. Our core belief is that desired business outcomes are achieved best when learning needs are aligned with business requirements. To do so, capability development methodologies require an updated approach. Keeping with this philosophy, we offer engaging, immersive and experiential learning and assessment solutions to suit every learning need.

    More than 370 global clients across industries such as banking and finance, consulting, IT, FMCG, retail, manufacturing, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, engineering, auto, government and academia have benefited from our award-winning experiential solutions.

     

     

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