Tata Interactive Systems' Serious Games Webinar Attracts Worldwide Attention

Jan 19, 2010, 01:12 ET from Tata Interactive Systems

MUMBAI, India, January 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Serious Games Webinar held on 8th January by learning solutions global leader Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), witnessed enthusiastic participation by attendees from around the globe.

About 400 participants across industry verticals from the US, Europe, and Asia converged to make the Serious Games Webinar sponsored by TIS on 8th January 2010 a huge success. Helen Harries-Rees, senior director, training and development for DHL Express in the UK and Ireland, and Chandra Shekhar Ghildiyal, practice head, serious games for TIS, anchored the session on serious games and their impact on corporate learning.

Participants included companies like Intel, Verizon, Fedex, Merck, ExxonMobil, Amadeus, Accor, Best Buy, and Raytheon, among others. Several participants expressed that the webinar provided extremely valuable information or insights that they can apply on the job.

According to Chandra Shekhar Ghildiyal, "Not long ago, games were just another way to kill time, but not anymore. Today, innovative game-based programs can add a whole new dimension to your corporate training initiatives, getting people excited and engaged, ensuring a rapid and deep viral spread among your audience, and, most importantly, capturing the response and evolution of the audience as they interact with your message."

This Training Industry webinar, sponsored by Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), shed light on organizational issues, including how:

    - Serious games can improve organizational performance
    - Immersive gaming can help decrease drop-out rates
    - Organizations are increasingly adopting games for training
    - Organizations can improve learning effectiveness through serious games

Participants found the webinar to be extremely useful as it provided real-life examples of how serious games could work in a corporate context and translate into measurable business results.

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    About Tata Interactive Systems (TIS)

Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) is the world's leading developer of learning solutions. TIS' learning solutions are designed to enable organizational initiatives across industry verticals including Education; Government and Defence; Telecommunications and ICT; Pharmaceuticals and Health Care; Banking, Financial Services and Insurance; Airlines, Transportation, Logistics and Hospitality; Consumer Package Goods; and Manufacturing, Energy and Construction.

With a team of over 600 multi-disciplinary specialists, TIS creates 3000+ hours of learning content across 160+ concurrent projects every year. TIS' solutions have proven their effectiveness at more than 60 Fortune 500 companies, leading educational institutions and government departments.

TIS' clients include Barclays Bank; Citibank; HSBC; London Stock Exchange; BP-Amoco; United Nations; British Telecom; Siemens; Vodafone; McGraw-Hill; Unilever; British Airways; Emirates; the Royal Mail Group and the University of Phoenix.

TIS is the only learning solutions organization in the world to be assessed at Level 5 in both the SEI-CMM and P-CMM frameworks. Its solutions have won prestigious awards including Brandon Hall, APEX, BETT and BIMA.

Areas of Business

TIS caters for three segments - Corporate, Education and Government. It offers clients learning solutions including:

    - Game-based Learning - to enhance learner engagement
    - Web-based Training & Courseware
    - Simulations - to offer immersive learning experiences
    - Electronic Performance Support Systems - to provide on-the-job support
    - Software Solutions

The scope of TIS' learning solutions encompasses on-boarding, sales training, process training, product training, curriculum design, assessments, soft skills training and technical training.

Location

TIS has development centres in Germany, Switzerland, and India. Its sales and marketing operations span the US, Canada, the UK, mainland Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and Asia.

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    Further information from:

    Rajesh R. Jumani
    Chief Marketing Officer
    Tata Interactive Systems
    +91-22-6643-8000
    rajeshj@tatainteractive.com

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