Digital Transformation

EPAM Wins Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards

EPAM’s innovative leadership education program wins Silver and Bronze for successfully training hundreds of senior-level executives from Mercedes-Benz Group AG and Liberty Mutual

EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM), a leading digital transformation services and product engineering company, today announced they won two coveted Brandon Hall Group Silver and Bronze awards for excellence in the categories Best Unique and Innovative Learning and Development Program [Mercedes-Benz Group AG] and Best Use of Blended Learning in partnership with Liberty Mutual Insurance.  Entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon these criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and overall measurable benefits. 

“In today’s fast-paced technology modernization economy, digital upskilling is critical at all levels of a corporation, especially for organization leaders who must be equipped with the technical, data and management skills necessary to execute successful transformation,” said Sandra Loughlin, PhD, Managing Principal and Head of Client Learning & Talent Enablement at EPAM. “With a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, data scientists, organizational change consultants and learning experts, EPAM is uniquely positioned to create immersive blended learning advisory programs and capability academies that holistically equip global workforces with the tools needed to accelerate growth.”

The recognized entries#TwiceAsFast Certified Learning Program for Mercedes-Benz Group AG Senior IT Leaders and Accelerating Digital Transformation Through IT Leadership Development at Liberty Mutual—represent EPAM’s innovative approach to helping IT executives and senior managers develop critical technical and leadership capabilities. The programs used a capability academy approach. Josh Bersin, a global industry analyst, calls it ‘the future of corporate training.’

“We wanted to ensure our IT executives and senior managers had the leadership and technical capabilities required to move #TwiceAsFast,” said Jan Brecht, CIO at Mercedes-Benz Group AG. “The program was truly successful.”

“Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards in 2021 provide much-needed and well-deserved recognition to organizations that went above and beyond to support their stakeholders during the unprecedented disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Brandon Hall Group COO and leader of the HCM Excellence Awards Program Rachel Cooke. “The awards provide validation of best practices in all areas of HCM at a time when they have never been more important to employers, employees and customers.”

“As part of our digital transformation journey, we wanted to develop a continuous learning program that increased the technical knowledge and confidence amongst our leadership team,” said Lesley Dickson, VP, Sr. Director of Technology, Liberty Mutual.  “The award-winning program we developed with EPAM deepened collaboration across the organization and gave us a framework and confidence to support change from within. We now have a program that can scale with the organization, upskilling leaders as we continue on our transformational journey.”

“We added several awards categories this year to specifically address critical needs, including how organizations addressed the new dynamics of work and embedded the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in their HCM practices,” Brandon Hall Group CEO Mike Cooke said. “Winning organizations in all categories demonstrated a people centric approach while driving superior business results under challenging and unprecedented conditions. Demonstrating HCM’s impact on the business is what sets our awards apart.”

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