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NextSteps 2017 London: A look back

NextSteps 2017, the event from sister-company NetDimensions which took place yesterday in London, is the year’s most important opportunity for their clients and partners to gain a new perspective on ways to meet their talent management challenges and have a positive impact on business results.

NetDimensions was acquired by parent company Learning Technologies Group (LTG) in March of this year, and this event gave a fantastic opportunity for LEO, alongside gomo learning – another sister-company under LTG, to meet our new colleagues.

Some 120 attendees including clients and resellers came together to connect with peers to discover best practices, hear from industry thought leaders and gain up-to-date insights on new trends.

LTG Chief Executive Jonathan Satchell gave a well-received opening speech alongside NetDimensions Managing Director Peter Gordon, and spoke about LTG’s ethos of ‘a first class customer experience every time’.

Jonathan Satchell on stage at NextSteps

Jonathan Satchell on stage at NextSteps

Piers Lea, Chief Strategy Officer at LEO, gave a seminar in the afternoon on the subject of measuring the business impact of learning, for those who are keen to understand the L&D market appetite – something we’ve been doing a lot of work on in recent months here at LEO. Piers discussed this work and suggested practical ways to help drive analytics forward at a strategic level – and deliver real benefits. You can download our most recent insight on the subject here.

Later in the day, Solutions Architect Peter Dobinson gave a fantastic talk around transforming learner experiences using learning portals, with Indre Sveikauskaite, Marketing Project Manager at 3Shape, an award-winning 3D scanning and CAD/CAM technology company. It looked at the NetDimensions Talent Suite and the reasons why clients might consider extending it with a customised learning portal, looking at some customer success stories.

gomo Managing Director Mike Alcock also spoke at the event on the subject of mobile content creation and delivery with NetDimensions Talent Slate and the gomo authoring tool. It was a fantastic day of thought leadership and learning across the LTG group.

LEO Programme Director, Sean Nugent, who attended the event said: “It was great to meet with NetDimensions users who were all excited to have face-to-face access to the services, tools and expertise available at NextSteps, including learning designers, content developers, technical experts and the gomo authoring tool.” Solutions Architect Peter Dobinson added: “It was a great opportunity to meet our new colleagues, see how NetDimensions is used by its customers and see where it’s going.”

The LEO stand was busy all day with plenty of knowledge sharing, networking and positive conversations being had by all. A drinks reception brought this fantastic event to a close – for now! NextSteps in New Orleans will take place May 16-18 and we can’t wait to get there. Visit the NextSteps website for details.

Want to know more? Read LEO’s insights into the top 10 components for measuring the business impact of learning