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A Training Industry Insight presentation at the Gilfus Education Group’s Innovation Showcase Theater: “Learner on the Move” presented by Vinay Nilakantan, Director of Product Development and Research at Meridian Knowledge Solutions. Recorded at the annual ASTD Conference, Denver. May 2012.
Meridian Knowledge Solutions is the number one ranked human capital management company for customer loyalty with a documented customer retention rate of 98 percent. Our mission is to provide integrated HCM products and subject matter expertise which empower organizations to optimize their business processes and drive breakthrough results.
Vinay and his team manage the development of Meridian’s flagship product, the Meridian Global LMS, as well as the company’s learning-management mobile and analytics tools. Vinay also defines the product path and oversees quality assurance for the LMS software maker. Vinay’s prior role was as the company’s director of commercial and government accounts, a team that implements Meridian’s learning management system. Since joining Meridian in 2004, Vinay has successfully implemented enterprise editions of Meridian’s Learning Management System (LMS) for some of America’s largest employers. Vinay also led the effort to put in place a skills assessment solution for one of the federal government’s largest competency management projects. As one of Meridian’s senior directors, he is a member of the VIP Meridian Leadership Group, which charts the strategic direction for Meridian’s products and services.
Before Meridian, Vinay held a variety of senior-level project management roles with both software makers and services firms.
Vinay graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Madras in India. He also holds a Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute.