ATLANTA, Oct. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- NIIT Limited, a global leader in Skills and Talent Development, today announced that it will strongly focus on Digital Training and Development for leaders and their organizations in India, China, and Emerging Markets such as Indonesia, Vietnam, and Nigeria. With a goal of becoming a leader in the Digital Learning World, and to further accelerate NIIT's own growth and profitability, the company has charted a two-pronged business strategy:
- First, an internal initiative addressing the digital transformation of its entire business model to drive growth, value, and profitability; and
- Second, an external Initiative focusing on training and consulting of individual and corporate customers to enable them to succeed in the digital world.
To this end, NIIT has entered into an exclusive partnership with OpenMatters LLC, the leader in Business Model Science. Under this partnership, NIIT will bring the content and expertise developed by OpenMatters for Wharton's SEI Center, Knowledge@Wharton, and Harvard Business Review (HBR) to the India, China, and Emerging Markets to address the leadership and management needs of the CXO/VP/Middle Management community.
In a related move, NIIT has appointed Barry Libert, CEO of OpenMatters LLC as the Digital Advisor to the NIIT Board. Barry Libert, is a Senior Fellow at the Wharton School and an author and columnist at HBR, Knowledge@Wharton, Forbes and the WSJ. As an expert in Digital Leadership and Business Model Transformation, Barry has co-authored numerous books, articles, training material, workbooks and faculty guides. Barry leads a team of experts who continuously research digital leadership and business models using machine learning and advanced text mining while exploring the underlying drivers of value and growth in the age of platforms and networks.
NIIT's current digital transformation initiatives, StackRoute and DigiNxt focus on Digital Innovator training and Digital Developer training respectively. The new partnership with Barry Libert and OpenMatters LLC will expand NIIT's digital offerings - Digital to Leaders, and allow NIIT to address the end-to-end needs of organizations and governments seeking to reskill their entire workforce from CXOs to frontline workers to succeed in the digital age.
Speaking on this significant development Rahul Patwardhan, CEO NIIT Ltd., said, "This two-tiered partnership is in line with our strategy to play a leadership role in the Digital Learning World, leveraging the exciting new age Digital Technologies that are impacting every industry and every company and their business model. First, we are delighted to have Barry Libert as a Digital Board Advisor, whose valuable advice will help us build and execute a digital transformation roadmap for companies in India, China and Emerging Markets and our own company; and second, we are going to leverage the training materials developed for Wharton and HBR in the India, China and Emerging Markets."
Speaking on his appointment as a Digital Transformation Advisor to the NIIT Board, Barry Libert said, "This is indeed an exciting role that will allow us to offer our insights and advice to NIIT in order to partner with NIIT to help leaders throughout India, China and Emerging Markets drive their digital transformation agenda starting with leadership transformation and ending with more valuable business models."
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