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Our Awards

We approach every client engagement with the same level of enthusiasm, creativity, and innovative thinking as those represented in these highly-respected industry awards.

Origin Learning won the Silver at the 17th Annual Davey Awards, in recognition of its finest creative work and exceptional achievement from over 2000 entries from across the US and from around the world. The Daveys are judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA).

2021

General – Branding

The Daveys are judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA). Origin Learning won the Silver at the 17th Annual Davey Awards, in recognition of its finest creative work and exceptional achievement from over 2000 entries from across the US and from around the world.

2021

 Features – Art Direction

Origin Learning, together with our client Juniper Networks, has won the coveted Gold medal in the Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards. The scenario-based, interactive bite-sized Code of Conduct learning program created a wave of renewed interest in compliance training among 13,500 employees and contractors.

2021

Best Advance in Compliance Training

Origin Learning and Mulesoft (a Salesforce Company) have won the Bronze medal in the Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards. With this training solution, the training effectiveness at the organization, determined by a Net Promoter Score increased by 20% YOY.

2021

Best Unique or Innovative Learning and Development Program

Conferred by the Training Industry, Fractal LXP has been shortlisted among global contenders based on a thorough analysis of its features and capabilities, technology, innovation, impact on industries, and growth potential.

2021

Watchlist – Top Learning Experience Platform

The APEX Annual Awards program recognizes excellence in publishing by professional communicators. Fractal EDU was awarded on the basis of excellence in graphic design, editorial content, and the ability to achieve overall communication excellence.

2021

Winner – Origin Fractal EDU for Publication Excellence in Higher Education Websites

Origin Learning’s Fractal LXP won Bronze in the Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for External Training. Our winning entry was for “Learning Experience Platform for Customer Training”. This is our twelfth award from Brandon Hall Group, a leading research analyst firm focused on Learning and Development.

2020

Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for External Training

Learning Technologies is Europe's leading showcase of organizational learning and the technology used to support learning at work. Origin Learning and CognitiveScale won the Bronze Award in the Best Learning Technologies in the International Commercial Sector category in November 2020.

2020

Best learning technologies project – international commercial sector

Every year, eLearning Industry evaluates hundreds of eLearning content development companies to determine which ones stand out for their long-standing, enterprise-wide commitment to eLearning content development excellence. Origin Learning is on the 2020 Watchlist for Top Content Development Companies.

2020

Watch List – Top eLearning Content Providers

eLearning Industry is a leading publishing platform that delivers industry-specific content to eLearning professionals. Origin Learning secured a place among the best content providers with scenario-based content expertise in 2020.

2020

Top Content Provider For Scenario- Based Learning

Origin Fractal LXP won the Brandon Hall Silver Award for Excellence in Learning Management Technology. Origin Fractal LXP is a powerful, cloud-based, mobile-first learning experience platform that places the learner at the center of the learning ecosystem.

2019

Best Advancement in Learning Management Technology (LMT)

Design4India initiated in 2016, is a NASSCOM initiative that recognizes efforts to spur innovation and applauds design that strongly impacts global communities. Origin Learning is a proud winner of the Design Awards 2019 under the Mobile category for its flagship Fractal – Learning Experience Platform app.

2019

Design4India Award

Our client – a leading cloud and virtualization software company wanted us to enhance their existing ILT program. Origin created a learning solution, which incorporated 'interactive video simulations' in a sales training program to drive learning forward. The solution helped improve course completion rates to 96%.

2017

Best Advancement in Sales Enablement & Performance

Origin won the award for a solution developed for a Fortune 500 List-member; one of the pioneers in passenger and freight locomotives. The solution integrated NFC and Virtual Reality to offer an engaging learning experience to train field and service engineers. Training time reduced by 73% and travel costs reduced by 40%.

2015

Best Advancement in Custom Content

Origin won the award for a solution developed for a leading transportation and engineering player based out of North America. Designed to hasten the onboarding time of new trainee engineers and support staff the solution was created after a comprehensive JTA. This solution helped the client save time and money on training.

2014

Best in Competencies & Skill Development

Violence at the Workplace is an important issue that employees and employers need to understand and tackle with care. Awareness and mitigating the stigma associated with violence and gender sensitivity was highlighted using videos. The client integrated the award-winning learning solution in a mandatory training program for all employees.

2014

Best use of Video for Learning

Our client a leading name in the luxury travel retail business needed an enhanced learning management system that would offer ample customization and powerful user-analytics tracking features. We deployed our proprietary social learning platform ‘Konnect’ for the client. The client reported improved learning and faster training after we deployed Konnect.

2014

Excellence in Social Learning

Origin created a unique social learning ecosystem for one of the world’s largest luxury travel retailers. Taking the concept of the learning management system a step forward, we deployed existing eLearning programs on our proprietary social learning platform Konnect. This offered the client unique data on learner-behavior and user-analytics information.

2014

Best Advance in Social Learning Technology

Origin created a unique social learning ecosystem for one of the world’s largest luxury travel retailers. Taking the concept of the learning management system a step forward, we deployed existing eLearning programs on our proprietary social learning platform Konnect. This offered the client unique data on learner-behavior and user-analytics information.

2013

Best Advance in Social Learning Technology

Origin Learning won the Brandon Hall Group Silver Excellence in Learning Award under the ‘Best in Learning Technology Implementation’ category. We created an HTML5-based learning solution that was compatible on both Android and iOS devices. The application allowed users to extract content from the client’s existing LMS and download it on their device when needed. The client – a leading manufacturer of diesel-electric locomotives is now adapting this learning solution to other areas of their business-conglomerate.

2013

Best in Learning Technology Implementation

Origin Learning won the Brandon Hall Group Gold Excellence in Learning Award under the ‘Best Use of Social/Collaborative Learning’ category. We deployed a customized LMS platform for one of South East Asia’s largest vegetable seed companies. The company with its headquarters in Thailand wanted a multi-lingual learning platform that would connect its 2,000 plus staff across South East Asia and offer them a unique learning experience.

2013

Best Use of Social/Collaborative Learning

Origin worked with a leading transportation company to deliver mobile-based learning content to its learners based on context-sensitive triggers. Developed using HTML5 this is a device-agnostic learning solution that can easily be adapted to different geographic locations and regional languages.

2013

Best in Blended Technology

Violence at the Workplace is an important issue that employees and employers need to understand and tackle with care. Awareness and mitigating the stigma associated with violence and gender sensitivity was highlighted using videos. The client integrated the award-winning learning solution in a mandatory training program for all employees.

2014

Best use of Video for Learning

Violence at the Workplace is an important issue that employees and employers need to understand and tackle with care. Awareness and mitigating the stigma associated with violence and gender sensitivity was highlighted using videos. The client integrated the award-winning learning solution in a mandatory training program for all employees.

2014

Best use of Video for Learning

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Nirmala Ravi

Associate Vice President – Solutioning

Over the last 20 years, Nirmala has worn many hats –  faculty, content developer, instructional designer, editor, technical writer, and documentation manager. Before joining Origin, she worked in the eLearning unit of various organizations, including NIIT, Sify Ltd, and Cognizant Technology Solutions.

As part of her core responsibilities, Nirmala has handled requirements and managed project delivery onsite and offshore for several Fortune 500 clients in the US, UK, Germany, and Bangkok across several domains, such as logistics, healthcare, life sciences, banking and finance, and publishing.

Nirmala holds bachelor’s degrees in science and education and a professional diploma in instructional design and systems management.

Shanmugam K

Vice President – Technology

Shanmugam (Shan) has vast experience spanning over two decades and played various roles, including faculty, programmer, technology consultant, and project manager.

Shan also has extensive experience in recruiting, training, and managing technology teams for several key Fortune 50 clients. His past work experience includes Aptech, Sify Technologies, and Macmillan, where he gained invaluable expertise in corporate learning and educational publishing domains.

He has set up and managed product engineering teams, developed web and mobile apps, and won Brandon Hall awards for projects on emerging learning technologies.

An engineering graduate with a post-graduate degree in management from LIBA, Shan’s unrelenting passion for technology is inspiring.

Douglas Lobo

Vice President – Customer Success & Solutions

Douglas has over 20 years of experience and has played various roles across operations, delivery, product management, and client relationship.

Before joining Origin Learning, Douglas worked with NIIT, Sify Technologies, Element K, and Lionbridge. He has managed teams of varying sizes to deliver multi-format products and custom learning solutions.

Douglas is a commerce graduate with a diploma in systems.

Lisho Scaria

Senior Vice President – Operations

Lisho has 20+ years of learning industry experience in instructional design and managing teams and projects.

Prior to joining Origin Learning, Lisho worked with NIIT and Hurix systems. He has extensive experience in managing projects for several Fortune 500 clients. Lisho has worked with clients in the UK, US, Australia, and Singapore,

Lisho is a mathematics graduate with a post-graduate diploma in systems.

Vinok D’ Silva

Senior Vice President – Global Sales & Marketing

Over the last two decades, Vinok has played various senior roles across different functions, including operations, solutions, delivery, product development, and client relationships.

Before joining Origin Learning, Vinok worked with NIIT, Sify Technologies, Element K, and MPS. He has been instrumental in building R&D  teams, establishing P&L, and consistently developing new business accounts.

Vinok received his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Communication from Mangalore University.

Swapna Reddy

Strategic Advisor

Swapna has over 20 years of experience conceptualizing, creating multi-modal instructional solutions, and matching technology with pedagogy.

Before founding Origin Learning, Swapna worked with Element K, Sify eLearning, and NIIT. Her varied educational profile, including a post-graduate degree in Psychology, a PGCPM from Indian Institute of Management – Kozhikode, and undergraduate studies in Literature, brings a unique perspective to training, operations, and research.

Vasanthi Balasubramanian

CEO, Origin Learning Inc, USA

Vasanthi has over 21 years of experience in operations, delivery, product management, client relationships, and business development. Before founding Origin Learning, Vas worked with Hurix, Element K, Sify, and NIIT. She has been responsible for building large teams and driving business goals in her previous roles.

Vas’s agility and positive energy bring confidence to the people working with her. She holds a post-graduate diploma in Business Administration and has completed her Senior Management Program from IIM-C.

Hari Kumar

Managing Director & CEO

Hari has over 30 years of experience in the training, education, eLearning, and publishing industries. Before founding Origin Learning, Hari worked with Manipal Education, Thomson Learning (now Cengage Learning), Sify eLearning, Firstware Software Solutions, and Brilliant’s Computer Centre / First Computers. In addition, Hari has handled multiple start-ups and managed large eLearning teams and projects with Fortune 50 clients. He holds a Master’s Degree in Commerce from Madurai Kamaraj University, India, and is very passionate about eLearning.

Rajith Kumar

Associate Vice President – UX and Visual Design

Rajith is a seasoned UX and visual design professional with 17+ years of experience in user experience design, interaction design, animation, and typography. Before joining Origin Learning, he worked with Hurix Systems and HCL Infosystems. His expertise is in managing UX and UI design and media content development for eLearning services.

Rajith has a Master’s Degree in Visual Communication Design from Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay. An avid singer and dancer, Rajith is passionate about new media design, visualization, and the performing arts. He is also an aspiring feature filmmaker with two short films to his credit.