Partnerships & Alliances (Sept.-Oct. 2020)

The latest training industry mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and more.

  • Phenom, a global leader in Talent Experience Management (TXM), and Collaborative Solutions, a global finance and HR transformation consultancy, entered a strategic alliance agreement to help new Phenom users quickly implement, adopt, and optimize the artificial intelligence-driven TXM platform that covers the candidate, recruiter, employee, and management experience.
  • Perceptyx, an employee survey and people analytics platform, acquired the Employee Insights business of data, insights, and consulting company Kantar.
  • EdCast, a learning experience platform (LXP) that delivers upskilling and training to employees at Global 2000 companies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide, formed a partnership with General Assembly, which has provided training to nearly 80,000 learners in high-demand fields such as data science, digital marketing, and user-experience design. Through the initiative, General Assembly will offer its programs, courses, and certifications through the EdCast Marketplace.
  • AVATAR Partners, an innovator in augmented and mixed reality (extended reality or XR, collectively) software solutions for heavy-duty industry and defense, was awarded a contract to provide its Mixed and Augmented Reality for Nondestructive Evaluation (MARNE) solution for the U.S. Air Force. Responsible for employing noninvasive methods to inspect the insides of metal objects, USAF Nondestructive Inspection specialists identify possible defects in systems and equipment before dangerous problems arise. AVATAR Partners also introduced Avatar CONNECT, an ARenabled remote workforce solution that delivers a user-friendly, robust, and low-cost way to connect remote team members via real-time collaboration anywhere in the world and on any AR-enabled device.
Lorri Freifeld
Lorri Freifeld is the editor/publisher of Training magazine. She writes on a number of topics, including talent management, training technology, and leadership development. She spearheads two awards programs: the Training APEX Awards and Emerging Training Leaders. A writer/editor for the last 30 years, she has held editing positions at a variety of publications and holds a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University.