OVA, an innovative Immersive Computing leader, won the highly-coveted Brandon Hall Group Silver Award for Excellence in the Technology category. OVA’s win was announced on December 14th, 2017. I vincitori sono elencati in http://www.brandonhall.com/excellenceawards/excellence-technology.php?year=2017#Best Advance in Unique Learning Technology.

The project was the result of a collaboration between OVA, the company that developed the software; Co-DOT, the research laboratory who provided the cognitive sciences expertise; and Ville de Québec, the client via its programme Vitrine Technologique.

The outcome of the project is a civil security collaborative immersive simulation that simultaneously prepare supervisors (police, fire, paramedic, civil security) to adequately manage a threat in a public place. The trainees were unanimous that it greatly reduced the logistics and costs associated with this kind of training. Most of them also noted that it greatly stimulated information retention and that it trained necessary field reflexes.


Harold Dumur, OVA’s Chief Executive Officer, often says, “Teamwork makes the dream work,” and this time he specifies how, “this phrase embodies the project as a whole. Not only does it reflect how we went about the project, but it also rings true to the collaborative spirit that was at the heart of it all. As this award recognizes the cutting-edge technology we’ve developed at OVA, it’s also a promise that in the years to come, people will be able to collaborate in virtual reality all the more often. At OVA, we love to think that we can change the world. Oggi, we are more than happy to receive this Excellence in Technology Award from the prestigious Brandon Hall Group; proof that our virtual and augmented world echoes our lives in the ‘real’ world.”

“Human capital management is evolving faster than at any time in its history, and it is powered by innovative technology developed and implemented by organizations big and small,", Ha detto Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer di Brandon Hall Group e direttore del programma di premi. “The technology innovators who won Excellence Awards this year were focused on providing users with a better overall experience. That is what our research says employers want, and our award winners are leading the way.”

Mike Cooke, Amministratore Delegato di Brandon Hall Group, suddetto, “Our technology award winners are truly outstanding and set a high bar for others. We have learned a great deal from what they have accomplished. The awards programs supplement our quantitative research in providing our team with unique insights to share with our members and clients.”

Un gruppo di veterani, esperti indipendenti del settore di alto livello, e gli analisti e dirigenti Brandon Hall Group hanno valutato le voci sulla base dei seguenti criteri:

  • Prodotto: Qual è stata l'innovazione rivoluzionaria del prodotto?
  • Differenziatori Unico: Ciò che rende il prodotto unico e come si differenzia da qualsiasi prodotti concorrenti?
  • Value Proposition: Che problema non risolve il prodotto e / o che bisogno fa questo indirizzo prodotto?
  • Measurable Results: What benefits can customers expect to experience as a result of using this product?


About OVA

OVA is an immersive computing company. OVA’s next-level virtual and augmented reality tools and services empower organizations to reach new summits. Specificamente, OVA’s Civil Security and Public Security platform and services have drastically simplified interoperability training logistics and greatly reduced asset mobilization costs. Our platform is a tool that improves retention, quickly develop field reflexes, and allows the effective measurement of crisis management skills acquisition.

About Co-Dot

Co-DOT is a research laboratory for the study of human Cognition, its Distribution across individuals, its Organization when dealing with complex situations and the Technologies that can augment its capacity. The laboratory is designed to conduct research on complex Command & Control (C2) tasks and addresses team cognition challenges, using simulations of crisis management and strategic planning or decision making for complex situations. The Co-DOT laboratory (www.co-dot.ulaval.ca) specializes in the investigation of means to increase human performance at the individual and team levels.

A proposito di Brandon Hall Group, Inc.

Con oltre 10,000 clients globally, e 25 years of renowned world-class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is the most reputable and established research organization in the performance improvement industry. Brandon Hall Group ha una vasta repository di leadership di pensiero, la ricerca e le competenze in apprendimento e lo sviluppo, Talent Management, Sviluppo della leadership, Talent Acquisition e Risorse Umane (www.brandonhall.com).

For more details regarding the immersive simulation, clicca qui: https://vimeo.com/230937675/a554211762

Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, eventi di ricerca e di gestione del progetto. Prima di entrare in Brandon Hall Group, Rachel era il Chief Operating Officer Co-fondatore di crescita AC. Rachel ha oltre 15 anni di esperienza nelle vendite, marketing, lo sviluppo delle imprese, e la gestione delle performance delle vendite. Prima di crescita AC, ha ricoperto diversi ruoli di senior management ed è stato nel team di leadership a Bersin & Associates, una società di analisi pioniere in e-learning e la società leader nel settore delle risorse umane e il talento Research Company. Nel suo ruolo di Senior Director, Rachel ha sviluppato la strategia e ha portato l'esecuzione commerciale del fornitore di soluzioni verticali, e cresciuto verticale nel più grande segmento di mercato della società. Nel suo ruolo di Direttore Vendite, Rachel ha sviluppato e guidato un team di dirigenti di conto focalizzata sulla acquisizione di clienti strategici globali. Rachel era l'unico responsabile per lo sviluppo di relazioni di business con oltre novanta aziende tra cui icone del settore, come: Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Oracolo, Starbucks, Avnet, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway Inc., Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox e Affiliated Computer Services. Rachel ha iniziato la sua carriera nel settore bancario, industrie dei media e ospitalità. In questi settori, Rachel ricoperto diversi importanti incarichi di vendita senior management ed esecutivi. Rachel ha ricevuto una laurea in studi scientifici interdisciplinari e sociali con lode presso la Florida Atlantic University. Rachel ha continuato la sua formazione post-laurea, completando una serie di corsi di formazione manageriale executive dalla American Management Association.

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