Pensare Forms E-Learning Partnership With Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Creates New Content and Tools Based on the Book ‘Blur: The Speed of Change In the Connected Economy’
LOS ALTOS, Calif. – Jul. 26, 2000 – Pensare, Inc., a leading provider
of eLearning solutions, has formed a strategic partnership with Cap Gemini Ernst
& Young US, LLC, the top IT consulting services provider in North America, to
develop new proprietary eLearning modules based on concepts from the best-selling
book Blur: The Speed of Change in the Connected Economy, co-authored by Stan
Davis and Christopher Meyer.
Davis and Meyer define Blur as “the accelerating rate of change
in the new economy, characterized by speed, connectivity and intangibles.” Pensare’s
new eLearning modules will consist of a framework providing presentations and
analytical tools to help participants of the course understand Blur and how
to incorporate it into their businesses. As part of the agreement, Cap Gemini
Ernst &Young, which owns the copyright to Blur, will also have the right to
distribute the new eLearning courseware.
“Pensare’s eLearning programs and Learning Platform are structured
around the delivery of applied performance tools in a collaborative environment
to affect transformation and change within corporations. By applying this methodology,
corporations will be able to study the concepts contained within Blur and then
utilize tools that will offer solutions to strategically transform their businesses."
“By partnering with Pensare, corporations will not only have access
to the innovative Blur eLearning module but they will also benefit from the
interactivity encouraged by use of Pensare’s unique learning tools,” commented
Christopher Meyer. In addition to co-authoring Blur, Meyer is a Vice President
of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and Director of the Center for Business Innovation.
He is a twenty-year veteran of the consulting industry, having worked with numerous
firms to anticipate and capitalize on rapidly changing business environments.
Stan Davis is the author of several previous books, including
Future Perfect and 2020 Vision and since 1987, has dedicated his efforts full-time
to researching and writing about the future of business as an independent author
and consultant. Prior to that, he was a professor at the Harvard Business School.
The co-developed Blur content and tools will be incorporated into
Pensare’s extensive suite of eLearning solutions provided through the Company’s
partnerships with thought leaders in their fields and top-tier academic institutions.
Other business topics included in Pensare’s programs include marketing, management,
leadership, customer relationships, finance, information management/operations,
strategy, entrepreneurship and global business.
Pensare is the leading provider of eLearning solutions that combine
superior branded content with collaborative and applied learning experiences
for the global corporation. Pensare Knowledge Community™ solutions catalyze
business transformations through branded courseware and customizable tools.
The solutions use a unique Internet-based delivery mechanism that incorporates
knowledge capture and sharing, multi-user simulations, online discussion groups,
and interactive exercises to provide measurable business results. Pensare partners
with industry experts and top-tier business schools such as Duke University’s
Fuqua School of Business and Annenberg Center for Communication at the University
of Southern California. Pensare’s financial partners are Battery Ventures, GE
Equity*, Media Technology Ventures, Associated Venture Investors, Arcadia, AIG,
and W.R. Hambrecht & Co. For more information, visit Pensare’s Web site (www.pensare.com)
or call (650) 967-5000.
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arm of GE. Pensare and Knowledge Community are trademarks of Pensare, Inc. All
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