In December 2019, Kallidus were recognised at the prestigious Learning Technologies Awards walking away with three accolades at the gala ceremony.
Taking top spot in the ‘Learning Developer of the Year’ category was Joe Turner, Content Developer at Kallidus. Joe is a great example of today’s talent in the learning technologies industry. His creative ideas and use of the latest technologies are helping to change the way people learn. A collaborator and team player, Joe has a passion for gaming which he uses to bring a fresh perspective to design projects and push e-learning boundaries. The judges praised Joe’s ability to understand his customers’ needs and to use the best solution to fulfil the brief. They said that what shone through his work was that the key focus is on the learning, recognising his ability to quickly learn new technologies so that solutions are never constrained by the tool or his current skill set.
User experience is central to Joe’s vision and this, combined with inventiveness and use of 3D tools, has driven his development of stand-out digital learning solutions, making them enjoyable, engaging and effective.
“Joe has been a really important part of the Kallidus team collaborating with us to develop highly creative and engaging mLearning. We now have mLearning that is interactive, fun for the learner and that has a good balance of theoretical and practical learning. I’m delighted to say that we are already seeing an impact with the new mLearning contributing to a 10% increase in turnover, a 40% increase in online sales and significant improvements in customer service and employee satisfaction levels since the content went live.” Ivana Dragić Topić, Training Manager, JYSK
“I’m full of praise for Joe and his original ideas and exemplary learning developer skills. Joe is a true team player and everybody I know enjoys working with him. He quickly grasps the brief, always thinking hard about the solutions he develops from the perspective of the learner while keeping the organisational needs in sharp focus. He is a real asset to our team and to our clients in developing solutions that are creative and successful.” Patrick Cannon, Chief Operating Officer, Kallidus
Philip Pyle, Chief Revenue Officer at Kallidus added: “All three award wins reflect how our people constantly strive to deliver business impact and value to our customers by using learning technologies that are innovative, easy-to-use and engaging. This year’s Learning Technologies Awards have provided a great opportunity for us to showcase how our customers are choosing a mobile-first strategy and our award-winning UX to deliver training programmes that drive behavioural change and business transformation.”
Kallidus was also recently named as a finalist for two prestigious 2020 Learning Awards: External Learning Solution of the Year in partnership with GTR and the Learning Platform Award with JYSK. Organised by the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI), the awards recognise outstanding achievement, best practice and excellence in corporate learning and performance. The winners will be announced on 20 February 2020 at the London Hilton award ceremony.