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Skillsoft and SumTotal Announce Innovation Awards Winners at India Perspectives 2019 

Leading Indian companies recognized for driving impactful programs in learning, leadership, talent and technology and developer programs

MUMBAI, India – 17 May 2019 – Skillsoft and SumTotal today announced the 2019 India Innovation Awards winners at its India Perspectives 2019 conference. These awards recognize and celebrate Skillsoft and SumTotal customers for their innovation and powerful programs in learning, leadership and business skills, talent and technology and developer programs. This is the third year Skillsoft and SumTotal have hosted Perspectives and the Innovation Awards in India.

“The amazing success stories we heard from this year’s Innovation Awards winners has been truly inspirational,” said Chad Gaydos, chief operating officer of Skillsoft. “These organizations stand out in their ability to harness our innovative technology and world-class content solutions to fuel the success of their talent, enhance employee engagement and create a quantifiable impact for their organizations.”

Skillsoft and SumTotal presented awards in the following categories:

Talent Development Champion of the Year
This award recognizes an organization’s HR or L&D champion who has achieved exceptional and consistent success throughout the year. This individual showed remarkable skill in delivering a transformational program leveraging Skillsoft and/or SumTotal solutions.

  • Skillsoft
    • Winner: Deepa V. Mukherjee, NIIT Technologies Ltd.
    • Honourable Mention: Susan Cutinha, Atos Syntel
  • SumTotal
    • Winner: Uttama Sharma, Head HR Technology, Tata Steel Ltd.

Program of the Year
This award honours an organization that has developed and implemented a leading-edge program utilizing Skillsoft and/or SumTotal solutions with measurable impact on employees and the organization.

  • Skillsoft
    • Winner: KEC International Ltd.
    • Honourable Mention: HCL Technologies Ltd.
  • SumTotal
    • Winner: Tata Steel Ltd.

Creating an Impact: Technology and Developer, Leadership Development, Business Skills and Talent Development
This award acknowledges an organization that developed and implemented best-in-class integrated learning and/or talent programs that demonstrate strong results. Recognized programs featured innovation to overcome challenges and realize success.

  • Technology and Developer
    • Winner: HCL Technologies Ltd.
    • Honourable Mention: Zensar (an RPG Group Company)
  • Leadership Development
    • Winner: TATA Communications Ltd.
    • Honourable Mention: Adani Enterprises Ltd.
  • Business Skills
    • Winner: Firstsource Solutions Ltd.
    • Honourable Mention: JSW Steel Ltd.
  • Talent Development
    • Winner: Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd.

Thinking Big: Small and Medium Businesses
This award honours Small and Medium Businesses that developed and implemented best-in-class integrated learning and/ or talent programs that demonstrated strong results.

  • Winner: Nestle Skin Health India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Honourable Mention: Mungi Engineers Pvt. Ltd.

Debut of the Year
This award recognizes and distinguishes the organization which has recently implemented Skillsoft and/or SumTotal solutions (within a time period of 1 year), witnessed measurable impact and unlocked desired outcomes with regards to their talent pool and the organization.

  • Skillsoft
    • Winner: Nucleus Software Exports Ltd.
  • SumTotal
    • Winner: Hexaware Technologies Ltd.

The Innovation Awards were judged by subject matter experts from Skillsoft and SumTotal.

About SumTotal Systems
SumTotal Systems provides a unified, comprehensive and flexible Talent Development suite spanning the entire employee lifecycle. The award-winning solution for attracting, retaining, developing and engaging today’s multi-generational workforce is grouped into four HR Suites – Talent Acquisition, Learning Management, Talent Management and Workforce Management – all on a common platform.

SumTotal is forged on decades of experience providing learning and talent solutions to companies of all sizes, in all industries including, airlines, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals.  The company’s beautiful technology provides a gateway to all content libraries, including seamlessly integrated access to the largest corporate learning library from Skillsoft. SumTotal also supports content aggregation leveraging the latest standards, including xAPI and CMI5. Learn more at


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