This is a wonderful and festive time of year as we wrap up 2015 with the announcement of our Excellence in Technology Award Winners

technology-awardsThe Technology Awards, part of the prestigious Excellence Awards program completing its 21st year, honors organizations for their advancement in technologies that enable and enhance the fields of Learning & Development, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, Workforce Management, and Sales Enablement. Winners receive Gold, Silver and Bronze awards in more than 50 different categories.

Top winners are CrossKnowledge, Instructure and Intrepid Learning, with three awards apiece. Other multiple award-winners are Dell, Docebo, Geenio, Litmos by Callidus Cloud, Montage, NetDimensions, Playware Studios Asia, Rehearsal VRP, SAP, Skillsoft, The Boeing Company, Torch LMS, TTN Learning, Upside Learning Solutions, and Xerox Learning Services.

Our award winners are the most visionary and innovative developers of HCM technology solutions that move organizations forward in serving employees, customers and investors. Everyone can learn from the achievements of our award recipients. Over the next couple of months we will be publishing a series of case study entries to our research membership center.

For the complete list of winners and categories for 2015, please visit this page.

The entries were evaluated by an international panel of independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executive leadership based upon the following criteria:

  • Product Innovation
  • Unique Differentiators
  • Product Demo
  • Value Proposition
  • Measureable Results

Winners from the 2015 Excellence Awards program announced in September, and winners from the Technology Awards, will be honored at Brandon Hall Group’s HCM Excellence Conference 16 at a ceremony and gala on Thursday, January 28th. For more details on this exciting conference and to register, click here.  

The launch of the 2016 Brandon Hall Group Awards Program – for Excellence in Learning & Development, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, Workforce Management and Sales Performance — will be January 11, 2016.  For more information, please contact us at The 2016 Technology Awards program will launch May 16, 2016.

Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer,
Brandon Hall Group


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.