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How to Launch a Digital Learning Platform: A Case Study

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Ashish Rangnekar, Co-founder and CEO, BenchPrep and Chris Tiné, Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer, Richardson

In the competitive global sales training market, first-mover advantage is crucial to maintain market share and maximize value. Richardson, a global sales training organization, was faced with the challenge of how to achieve its next generation of blended learning training in less than nine months. In doing so, the company had to ensure its latest training methodologies equally delighted both sales professionals and their executives.

In this webcast, Chris Tine, SVP and chief product officer at Richardson, will detail how he implemented and launched a digital learning platform, Richardson Accelerate, that’s improved learner engagement and bottom-line revenue. Joining Chris will be Ashish Rangnekar, co-founder and CEO of BenchPrep, the advanced online learning platform that hosts and delivers Richardson Accelerate.

This webcast will detail best practices that Richardson utilized to revolutionize its sales training curriculum to achieve:

  • Time to market: In the hyper competitive sales training market, Richardson and BenchPrep delivered a game-changing competitive offering in less than nine months.
  • Blended learning: Learn the behind-the-scenes formula of how Richardson leverages technology to provide a reimagined digital, blended learning architecture that sustains and scales for customers.
  • Global scale: Not only did Richardson launch in under nine months, it also scaled new learning features, such as bite-sized and self-guided learning that can be tailored to small groups of 20 to more than 10,000 learners.  


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Ashish Rangnekar
Ashish Rangnekar

Co-founder and CEO, BenchPrep

Ashish Rangnekar is the co-founder and CEO of BenchPrep, where he leads the company’s mission to enable training companies, associations, and credentialing bodies to improve the learning experience for professionals and accelerate their careers. As a co-founder, Ashish has successfully raised $28.2 million in venture funding and grown BenchPrep into a profitable company. As CEO, he helps leading education and training organizations redefine their learning strategies and spurs their digital transformations to maximize engagement rates and revenue opportunities.

To date, more than 4 million learners have used BenchPrep to get their credentials, professional certifications, and occupational licenses. In 2018, the company served 1.2 million learners who collectively completed 140 million learning activities. BenchPrep’s success story has been recognized by industry peers both locally and around the globe, with recent accolades including Talented Learning’s 2019 Best Learning System and Brandon Hall’s 2018 Best Advance in Unique Learning Technology. 

Chris Tiné
Chris Tiné

Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer, Richardson

Chris Tiné is senior vice president and chief product officer at Richardson. He leads the company's product development and innovation activities, including global responsibility for content development, facilitation, consulting, data analytics, and digital products. Prior to joining Richardson, Chris was vice president of product development at TwentyEighty Strategy Execution (formerly ESI International and IPS Learning) and head of product solutions at Macmillan Learning, where he led a full redesign of the company's higher education interactive courseware products.

Chris brings together expertise in digital consumer and education products with a background in media production. From 2007 to 2013, he worked at NBC as a digital content producer and digital product leader. He helped launch iCue.com and NBC Learn---the company's first digital education business---and was tapped as head of digital for NBC News Education Nation in 2011, where his responsibilities included websites, blogs, social media, interactive journalism, and content partnerships.

Chris is the recipient of a 2010 Emmy award, four Emmy nominations, and a 2012 Webby award. He lives in New York City and enjoys traveling and Instagramming.


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