Category Archives: Designer Edge

AVEVA Unified Learning Launched

LONDON, UK, Sep 10, 2021 – AVEVA, a global leader in industrial software, driving digital transformation and sustainability, has announced the launch of AVEVA Unified Learning as part of AVEVA’s portfolio  available on AVEVA Connect, common cloud platform. The new cloud-based employee development solution helps AVEVA customers advance industrial workers from novice to expert by using blended custom and generic experiential training modules, including AVEVA’s Process Competency Training, Pipeline Competency Training, and The Operations Excellence Group’s OEG Knowledge Library*.

Harpreet Gulati, senior vice president, planning, simulation and optimization business, AVEVA commented, “Effective training programs are essential to help prevent industrial accidents and ensure safety, especially when the workforce is inexperienced or unaccustomed to new plant technologies. As the name suggests, AVEVA Unified Learning combines a set of development elements within one cloud-based platform so training managers can customize learning development to each member of their workforce wherever they are. Experiential learning can now be delivered in safe, simulation-based environments while workforce competence and operational excellence can be tracked at the same time.”

AVEVA Unified Learning drives competency and consistency through experiential learning on a single platform, serving as a unique offering at a time when companies are focused on improving skills to contend with radically altered business environments and an influx of new staff. Without AVEVA Unified Learning, training leaders face major challenges in managing learning programs across a diverse and dispersed workforce with varying skill levels. By eliminating deployment hurdles and simplifying program management, AVEVA empowers customers to improve the learning experience and extract greater value from their training investments.

AVEVA Unified Learning closes the competency gap between a retiring workforce and the new generation of connected workers. Overall, employees are empowered to perform better in a shorter time, thanks to targeted eLearning, video content, and simulation-based learning programs.

Since AVEVA Unified Learning simulators are entirely cloud-based and offered as Software-as-a-Service, organizations benefit from global accessibility and scalability. With training delivered directly to each worker’s device, cost, time and energy outlays are reduced alongside the organization’s carbon footprint.

AVEVA Unified Learning provides access to AVEVA’s vast portfolio of training and simulation applications in a single hub on AVEVA Connect. It is licensed via AVEVA FLEX, a flexible subscription program designed to simplify license purchase, usage and management. The product leverages AVEVA’s digital twin technology for ongoing operational excellence including operator training simulators and 3D virtual reality environments, delivering these on the Cloud.

The launch of AVEVA Unified Learning responds to a growing demand for learning solutions aimed at a digitally native workforce. By 2030, the bulk of the workforce will be made up of Generations Y and Z, most of whom are only familiar with a digital-first, mobile-first world. For these digital natives, workplace technology is now a factor in the choice of job. Over 90% of Generation Z – people born after 1996 – say technology offered by an employer influences their job choice.

For more, please visit the AVEVA Unified Learning page.

The Operations Excellence Group is an AVEVA partner that creates learning content for process operator training and is the developer of the Knowledge Library, a component of AVEVA Unified Learning.

About AVEVA

AVEVA is a global leader in industrial software, driving digital transformation and sustainability. By connecting the power of information and artificial intelligence with human insight, AVEVA enables teams to use their data to unlock new value. They call this Performance Intelligence. AVEVA’s comprehensive portfolio enables more than 20,000 industrial enterprises to engineer smarter, operate better and drive sustainable efficiency. AVEVA supports customers through a trusted ecosystem that includes 5,500 partners and 5,700 certified developers around the world. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with over 6,500 employees and 90 offices in over 40 countries.

Learn more at www.aveva.com.

ISIE Forms Subsidiary, Announces Executive Leadership

NEW YORK, NY, Sep 2, 2021 – The International Society of Interdisciplinary Engineers (ISIE), a for-profit subsidiary of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), has formed a new subsidiary, Global Knowledge Solutions LLC, as the holding company for the recent Techstreet acquisition and future acquisitions in support of delivering new innovative products, services, and technologies to the engineering community. ISIE acquired Techstreet, one of the fastest growing distributors of technical standards and a technology hub for engineers, from Clarivate Plc (NYSE: CCC) in November 2020.

“We’ve built the structure and assembled a strong team of business leaders to continue the expansion of Global Knowledge Solutions, opening the doors for new strategic partnerships and acquisitions beyond Techstreet,” says ASME chief strategy officer Michael W. Johnson, who also serves as president of ISIE and board chair of Global Knowledge Solutions. “We welcome conversations with others interested in serving the needs of the global engineering community.”

Michael Klinger

ISIE has named Michael Klinger to lead Global Knowledge Solutions as its chief executive officer and a member of its board of directors. Klinger has extensive financial operations and management experience in a variety of industries, including 20 years in the entertainment industry. He was an integral part of the leadership transition team in the merger of Polygram Records and Universal Music US to create the world’s largest entertainment group. Later, he joined Entertainment Distribution Co. LLC as executive vice president, CFO, and treasurer when it purchased various global operations from Universal Music. Most recently, he was a principal of Philips, Andrews and Associates, providing consulting services and guidance to entrepreneurs. Klinger received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., and a master’s degree in project management from Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis. He is a certified public accountant.

Todd Fegan

Todd Fegan has been named president of Techstreet LLC. Fegan has more than 25 years of experience in the information industry and has been vice president and general manager of Techstreet under its previous ownership. Under his leadership, the company has more than tripled in size and diversified its portfolio of subscription offerings. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Kettering University in Flint, Mich., and a Master of Business Administration degree from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich.

He is a member of the Global Knowledge Solutions executive management committee, reporting to Klinger.

About ASME

ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education, and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world. ASME recently formed the International Society of Interdisciplinary Engineers (ISIE) LLC, a new for-profit subsidiary to house business ventures that will bring new and innovative products, services, and technologies to the engineering community.

For more information, visit www.asme.org.