The annual program is now accepting entries in thirty categories across three program areas.

Brandon Hall Group, the preeminent research and analyst organization focused on developing learning, talent management and business research to help drive organizational performance, announces the kickoff of the 2012 Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Awards (

The 2012 Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Awards includes thirty categories in three program areas:

  •    The Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Technology
  •    The Brandon Hall Excellence in Talent Management Technology
  •    The Brandon Hall Excellence in Sales & Marketing Technology

The deadline for submitting entries to the Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Awards Program is September 17th, 2012.

“The Excellence in Technology Awards recognizes both mature and emerging organizations focused on delivering business results”, said Rachel Ashkin chief operating officer of Brandon Hall Group. “Our award winners tend to be the most recognizable and successful organizations in the world based on the results we see from their award entries. We look forward to judging the next wave of companies delivering cutting edge solutions that leverage the power of the cloud, social, and mobile technologies.”

Mike Cooke, chief executive officer of Brandon Hall Group, commented: “Executives and technology buyers, more than ever, need to make sure they are investing in credible providers that can execute and have proven results – winning an Excellence in Technology Award is a good first step for any provider.”

For more information about the Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Awards, including the online entry form, visit:

About Brandon Hall Group: Having worked with more than 10,000 clients globally and after 20 years of delivering world-class solutions, Brandon Hall Group is the preeminent research and analyst organization focused on developing research-driven solutions to drive organizational performance for emerging and large organizations. Brandon Hall Group has an extensive repository of thought leadership, research, data, and expertise in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Sales Effectiveness, Marketing Impact, and Executive Management.

For additional information please contact Mike Cooke: (561) 865-5017 or,

Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, research events and project management. Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer Co-founder of AC Growth. Rachel has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and sales performance management. Prior to AC Growth, she held several senior management roles and was on the leadership team at Bersin & Associates, a pioneer analyst firm in e-learning and now industry leading HR and talent Research Company. In her Senior Director role, Rachel developed the strategy and led the commercial execution of the solution provider vertical, and grew the vertical into the company’s largest market segment. In her role as Director of Sales, Rachel developed and led a team of senior account executives focused on acquiring global strategic accounts. Rachel was solely responsible for developing key business relationships with over ninety companies including industry icons, such as: Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Oracle, Starbucks, Avnet, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway Inc., Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox and Affiliated Computer Services. Rachel began her career in the banking, media and hospitality industries. In these industries, Rachel held several key senior management and executive sales positions. Rachel received a BA in social science and interdisciplinary studies with honors from Florida Atlantic University. Rachel continued her postgraduate education by completing a series of executive management education courses from American Management Association.