Skillsoft Unveils Innovations at 2016 Perspectives

Industry Experts Discuss the Future of Talent, Learning and Workforce Management; New Content Delivery Platform and SumTotal Talent Expansion® Suite to Support Self-Developing Organization

Skillsoft, the global leader in eLearning, today announced a series of innovative content and technology product releases at their 2016 Global User Conference in Las Vegas. Skillsoft CEO Bill Donoghue announced the company will undertake a complete refresh this year of their Business Skills and Leadership content, as well as investing significantly in IT, Compliance and Digital Skills.

As part of the unified SumTotal Talent Expansion® Suite, Skillsoft unveiled the upcoming release of an entirely new industry-leading approach to talent acquisition that will help organizations not only attract top talent, but uncover and align employees' skills and interest with opportunities for internal career mobility to drive engagement and retention. As part of the robust solution, SumTotal Talent Acquisition will include a modern onboarding portal that delivers a unified experience across the suite to streamline the process and speed new hire time-to-productivity.

Donoghue also announced a brand new content delivery platform, codenamed Artisan. Artisan will deliver a beautiful user experience and interface, state of the market search and discoverability and the latest social and community functionality.

Skillsoft also released a new version of Skillport, called 8i, which launches today. Skillport 8i delivers a new fresh contemporary user interface and improved search and discovery.

"Building beautiful technology and engaging content, and ready for consumption by the millennial generation is our number one priority," commented Donoghue. "All our announcements today reinforce our commitment to our customers' success."

To further enable organizational agility, Skillsoft launched the new Skillsoft Learning and Talent Maturity Framework™ at the conference. The framework provides customers with the ability to benchmark their learning and talent strategies. As organizations ascend up the framework, HR teams become more nimble in responding to shifts in business strategy. The framework also includes a personalized diagnostic that provides best practice prescriptions based on Skillsoft's observations of 6,700 organizations in a wide spectrum of industries around the world.

Conference highlights include:

  • Keynote speakers Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, named one of "The World's 50 Greatest Leaders" by Fortune Magazine and motivational psychologist Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson will inspire business leaders from hundreds of world-class organizations who will come together to discuss HR trends and challenges.
  • Bersin by Deloitte Vice President of Solution Provider Research Christa Degnan Manning will moderate an industry thought leader panel, Demanding or Developing Diversity: The Modern Employment Marketplace Dilemma. Lear Corporation Vice President of Global Leadership Development Noelle Gill; Joy Global Director of Learning and Development Scott Farley; Chief Learning Officer editor Kellye Whitney; analyst William Tincup; and Skillsoft Vice President of Leadership Product Strategy Priti Shah will join in a lively conversation on diversity and equity in the workplace on the mainstage from 9:10 – 10:10 a.m. on Wednesday.

Throughout the conference, attendees will have access to general sessions, 70 workshops and breakout sessions – all featuring more than 100 industry experts, including more than 50 customers, who will discuss today's talent management trends and challenges. For more information on Perspectives or to view the full agenda, visit

About Skillsoft

Skillsoft is the global leader in eLearning. We train more professionals than any other company in the world. We are trusted by the world's leading organizations, including 65% of the Fortune 500. At Skillsoft, we believe that knowledge is the fuel for innovation and innovation is the fuel for business growth.

Our 100,000+ courses, videos and books are accessed over 130 million times every month, in 160 countries and 29 languages. With 100% cloud access, anytime, anywhere. Our key product areas are in Business Skills, IT Skills, Digital Skills and Compliance.

Since we began in 1998, we have trained over 400 million users and one billion learning materials. Find out how we can help you lead a culture of innovation.

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Tara O'Sullivan

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