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2012 Skillsoft Perspectives London

Forget the Olympic fanfare − Perspectives 2012 was the event on everyone’s lips in London on 12 July.

Bigger and better than ever before, more than 200 HR, training, L&D and IT delegates flocked to the capital for Skillsoft’s annual customer event. Skillport® 8, Skillsoft’s groundbreaking cloud-based LMS platform, proved a big hit and more than half of the attendees got hands-on with product demos of the social learning environment.

Customers on the day certainly thought the new interface was a breath of fresh air, and learning leaders are eagerly awaiting the scheduled release later in the year. Attendees loved Skillport 8’s crisp, clean appearance and were thrilled with the new recommendation feature, which introduces the most positive aspect of social networking to an elearning platform for the very first time.

Speakers at the event were among the top ten most influential in the UK, including David MacLeod, chair of the Taskforce on Employee Engagement, who reminded businesses they are in charge of their own destinies and that engaged workforces can achieve so much more. Another popular speaker with the crowd, David Fairhurst, Chief People Officer, McDonald’s, told attendees that employees are likely to stay with a business that invests in their future.

Kevin Young, Vice President and Managing Director, EMEA, Skillsoft, concluded: “I was thrilled to see the opportunity to network with fellow Skillsoft customers being grabbed with both hands. I heard senior executives from the likes of Expedia, Superdrug and Virgin Atlantic discuss how, with Skillsoft’s help, they are seeing light at the end of the recession tunnel. With the launch of Skillport 8, the future now looks a shade brighter.”

For more information about this year’s event, watch our video. See you next year!

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