The recognition proves that the persistent work for building the perfect enterprise learning technology is being recognized also by a third party.

BOSTON, December 23, 2016 – Arcusys, international forerunner in the digital transformation of learning, has been awarded an esteemed Brandon Hall Group Silver Award for excellence in the Best Advance in Unique Learning Technology category with their Valamis – Learning Experience Platform. 

The ability to measure learning and development impact to business outcomes is most important for all organizations,” said Janne Hietala, CCO of Arcusys. “This is not an easy feat to accomplish and we are incredibly honored to receive this award. A personalized learning experience and actionable analytics are only a few examples of capabilities that the Valamis – Learning Experience Platform combines very effectively for large enterprises. 

Valamis is an award-winning open source learning experience platform developed by Arcusys. Providing organizations a solution for turning the digital transformation of learning into a competitive advantage, the Valamis platform brings organizations a cost effective and flexible way to grow and manage their learning. Developed with revolutionary design and a fast development cycle, Valamis innovatively responds to both current and future enterprise learning needs. 

We congratulate our Technology Award winners, and also thank them for leading the way in designing and utilizing technologies that empower organizations to enhance – and in some cases transform – their organizations,” said Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group and head of the awards program. “Our research shows that Human Capital Management technology is a primary driver of innovation, and our award-winning organizations serve as models of success. 

Entries for these coveted awards were evaluated based upon the following criteria:

Product: What was the product’s breakthrough innovation?

Unique differentiators: What makes the product unique and how does it differ from any competing products?

Value proposition: What problem does the product solve and/or what need does this product address?

Measurable results: What are the benefits customers can expect to experience as a result of using this product? 

About Arcusys

Arcusys is an internationally growing IT company specialized in the digitalization of learning. The company was recently listed in Gartner’s 2016 Market Guide for Corporate Learning Suites as a Representative Vendor of the product Valamis. Valamis – Learning Experience Platform helps customers convert the benefits of the digital transformation into a competitive advantage. Arcusys’ customers are large organizations in both private and public sectors. With its headquarters in Joensuu, Finland, Arcusys has a total of six offices in Finland, the US and Russia. For more information, visit 

About Brandon Hall Group, Inc.

With more than 10,000 clients globally and 20 years of delivering world class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is a well-known and established research organization in the performance improvement industry. The group conducts research that drives performance, and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results. For more information, please visit 

For more information:

Mika Kuikka, President, Arcusys Inc.,, 1(617) 959-7438

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.