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NIIT Named Innovation Award Winner at Future Learning 2020 Summit; Announces Partnership with EdCast

New Delhi, India /Atlanta, GA, August 24, 2017: NIIT Limited, a leading provider of managed training services, announced that it will receive an Innovation Award at the Future Learning 2020 Summit in Santa Clara, CA later today. NIIT also announces that it has formed a strategic relationship with EdCast, the award-winning, AI-powered Knowledge Cloud provider with customers that include GE, HPE, Dell EMC, and Accenture.

NIIT is proud to be recognized as an industry leader in innovation, joining other recipients that include Walmart, McDonald's, Shire, Sprint, SDG Academy, UPenn and others. The Innovation Awards gala at this year's Future Learning 2020 Summit will honor the most well-respected individuals and businesses making impactful changes within the corporate learning industry. Award winners were selected based on the innovative use of personalized learning and knowledge-sharing technologies at their respective organizations.

NIIT is also pleased to announce its partnership with EdCast. The two companies will collaborate in the areas of corporate training and consulting, learning management and administration, and content management and creation for businesses around the world.

"We are thrilled at being recognized for our groundbreaking learning management efforts in receiving an Innovation Award at the 3rd Annual Future Learning 2020 Summit," said Sailesh Lalla, Executive Vice President, Business Development at NIIT. "We are also looking forward to our collaboration with EdCast, allowing us to provide industry-leading AI-powered learning management solutions that are completely mobile-accessible for our enterprise customers."

"We are honored to welcome to our Summit and Innovations Awards gala so many visionary leaders and world-class organizations for their achievement in learning innovation, including NIIT," said Karl Mehta, Founder and CEO of EdCast. "We are even more proud to add NIIT as another key learning management and training consulting partner of ours, enhancing EdCast's learning and content discovery capabilities around the world."

The Future Learning 2020 Summit began yesterday, August 23, and continues through tonight, August 24, with the Innovation Awards gala taking place on the evening of August 24. More information about the Summit can be found here:

About NIIT

NIIT is a leading Skills and Talent Development Corporation that is building a manpower pool for global industry requirements. The company, which was set up in 1981 to help the nascent IT industry overcome its human resource challenges, today ranks among the world's leading training companies owing to its vast and comprehensive array of talent development programs. With a footprint across 40 nations, NIIT offers training and development solutions to Individuals, Enterprises and Institutions. NIIT has three main lines of business across the globe – Corporate Learning Group, Skills & Careers Group and MindChampion Learning Systems Limited.

NIIT's Corporate Learning Group (CLG) offers Managed Training Services (MTS) to market-leading companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. The Skills & Careers Group (SNC) delivers a diverse range of learning and talent development programs to millions of individual and corporate learners in areas including Digital Transformation, Banking, Finance & Insurance, Soft Skills, Business Process Excellence, Retail Sales Enablement, Management Education, Multi-Sectoral Vocational Skills, Digital Media Marketing, and new-age IT.  As NIIT's wholly owned subsidiary for its K-12 school learning initiative - MindChampion Learning Systems Limited (MLSL), provides futuristic NIIT nGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprising, interactive Classrooms with digital content, technology-driven Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School - an Education Resource Planning software. The learning platform is an NIIT initiative for advanced career programs, which are delivered live by industry experts in an immersive and interactive online mode, combining instructor-led classrooms with the convenience of accessing the training sessions from anywhere.

As the Most Trusted Training Brand in India for 5th year in a row (Brand Trust Report, 2017), NIIT's learning and talent development solutions, continue to receive widespread recognition globally. NIIT has been named among the Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies for the past nine consecutive years by Training Industry, Inc. USA. Further, leading Indian ICT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the 'Top Training Company' award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category. NIIT has also been featured as the 'Most Respected Education Company'- 2016 by leading financial magazine, Business World. – a disruptive innovation by NIIT, won the prestigious award for 'Educational Technology, at the Indo-American Education Summit 2016.

About EdCast

EdCast is the AI-Powered Knowledge Cloud solution for unified discovery, personalized learning and knowledge management across the enterprise. Its award-winning platform is used globally by Fortune 500 companies and government organizations to solve the discovery, curation and recommendation problems of content fragmentation across external, internal, and tacit knowledge sources. EdCast's solutions include its Learning Experience Platform (LXP), SalesU sales enablement suite, and GuideMe's multi-language in-app content authoring tools, which are now being used by visionary companies that include GE, HPE, Dell EMC and Accenture among others.


For media queries, please contact:

Prateek Chatterjee

Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications & Marketing, NIIT Limited

Ph: (Cell) +91 9910201085, (Dir) +91 124 4293370


Swati Sharma

Corporate Communications & Marketing, NIIT Limited

Ph: (Cell) +91 9999601154, (Dir) +91 124 4293042


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