Towards Maturity Welcomes our New Founding Ambassador: LEO

by | Jul 8, 2014 | Articles

Last night we said a very fond farewell to Epic and Line Communications – two of Towards Maturity’s founding Ambassadors – and welcomed LEO, the new Learning Technology Group (LTG) company formed from this merger of equals.

As we said goodbye to two outstanding brand names in the industry, Jonathan Satchell, the CEO of LTG, took a trip down memory lane to remind us of the innovation and approach of the two organisations.

EPIC was established in 1984, and Line Communications in 1989. Both organisations led the way in the usage of CD-ROM, DVD and early mobile learning. Over the next decade, they created award-winning simulations, immersive scenarios, online learning and games using Flash and HTML. Simultaneously, they pioneered mobile learning on the earliest personal mobile devices such as Palm, PDA, Nintendo DS and iPod, followed swiftly by Epic’s in-house multimedia device authoring tool GoMo, and LineStream.

Augmented reality, virtual worlds, Learning record stores, google glass , Occulus Rift and gestural technologies are all part of their pioneering activity in the last few years. And now we have LEO: a company of 275 staff across 3 uk sites, with offices in Zurick, New York and Rio.

Jonathan described the new organisation with 5 characteristics:

  • Pioneering
  • Learning-experts
  • Internationalists
  • Confident
  • Accountable

Piers Lea, the new Chief Strategy Officer for LTG, highlighted that LEO intends to look forward through increased capabilities, R&D investment, increasing global reach, investing in top talent, providing a boutique service (it’s not just one size fits all) and focussing on multi-sector specialisms.

We were also introduced to Laura Ansloos, the new MD of LEO EMEA. 

 

Exciting times!

For me, both companies embodied the characteristics shared by Towards Maturity Ambassadors; being interested not just in innovation and technology, but delivering bottom-line impact and finding the right solution for each situation.

These are exciting times for all of us in the L&D industry. Talent, technology and change are shared priorities for both L&D and business leaders; there is a unique opportunity for us all to embrace innovation. However, we need to focus on delivering value, not just courses. LEO represents the new breed of provider who can help us do just that.

 

Find out about LEO at www.leolearning.com
Follow them on Twitter @LeoLearning

Find out more about our Ambassador Programme

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