John Ambrose, SVP, Strategy Corporate Development and Emerging Business at Skillsoft, explores why big data is one of the hottest buzzwords in technology. Big data is already changing industries from retail to healthcare to transportation and more.
How can the learning industry benefit from big data? Skillsoft is undertaking groundbreaking research in collaboration with IBM, the biggest name in big data. John Ambrose shared some of the early findings of a multi-phase joint development agreement between Skillsoft and IBM Research to leverage the learning interactions of millions of learners to create more personalized, adaptive enterprise learning experience – in order to predict what content and topics learners will need based on a variety of factors including job role, company, and even day of the week.
In addition to sharing Skillsoft's efforts to harness the power of big data to transform enterprise learning, John shared other new developments and areas of strategic focus that Skillsoft is working on to bring the latest in learning innovation to our customers.