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Dean of Philips Lighting University, Stefaan van Hooydonk, a Key Customer of Tata Interactive Systems to Speak at Learning Technologies 2013

LONDON and MUMBAI, January 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Stefaan has Worked Closely With Tata Interactive Systems to Create 'Philips Enlightened City', a Serious Game That Won a Brandon Hall Silver for 'Best Use of Games in Learning'

Stefaan van Hooydonk, Dean of Philips Lighting University, will speak at a session on Blended Learning at the Learning Technologies 2013 conference on 30th January, track 2 - session 5, 14.00 onwards.

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In his session, Stefaan will reveal how he took his vision of joined-up, business-aligned learning and made it a reality at Philips Lighting, including an emphasis on informal learning and effective performance support while still focusing on a crucial need of the organisation - certification. Stefaan will deal with the business of taking organisational learning online effectively using a range of delivery devices. He will also look at:

  • 'Speed to knowledge' as a vital driver for organisational learning today
  • The importance of the learning group to success
  • Decentralized content creation
  • Demonstrating learning value and fit-for-work competence
  • Judging your organisation's learning maturity

Stefaan and Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) have worked closely to create Philips Enlightened City, a Serious Game that won a 2012 Brandon Hall Silver Award in the category 'Best use of games for learning'.

At stall #39, at the Learning Technologies event, TIS will be demonstrating its unique cross-platform, cross-device mobile learning solution LEARNowTM that can be employed to improve performance and productivity of a geographically dispersed workforce and shop-floor employees. Visitors to the stall will also receive information about the LEARNowTM Design Challenge and thought leadership materials on mobile learning, serious games, and simulations as free takeaways.

About Tata Interactive Systems:

Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), a part of the US$ 100 billion Tata group, is the world's leading developer of learning solutions. TIS's learning solutions are designed to enable organizational initiatives across industry verticals including education; government and defense; telecommunications and ICT; pharmaceuticals and health care; banking, financial services, and insurance; airlines, transportation, logistics, and hospitality; consumer package goods; and manufacturing, energy, and construction.

With a team of over 900 multi-disciplinary specialists, TIS creates 3000+ hours of learning content across 220+ concurrent projects every year. TIS's solutions have proven their effectiveness at more than 60 Fortune 500 companies, leading educational institutions, and government departments.

TIS is the only learning solutions organization in the world to be assessed at Level 5 in both the SEI-CMM and P-CMM frameworks. TIS's solutions have won 65 prestigious international awards till date including 4 Brandon Hall Awards for Excellence in Learning in 2012.

Areas of Business:

TIS caters to three segments - Corporate, Education, and Government. It offers clients learning solutions that include:

  • Educational Multimedia & Blended Learning
  • Web-based Training & Courseware
  • Simulations
  • Software Solutions
  • Game-based Learning

The scope of TIS's learning solutions encompasses on-boarding, sales training, process training, product training, curriculum design, assessments, soft skills training, and technical training.


TIS has development centers in Germany, Switzerland, and India. Its sales and marketing operations span the US, Canada, the UK, mainland Europe, the Middle East, and India.

For more information log onto http://www.tatainteractive.com/

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