MUMBAI, India, December 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The former CEO of ASK Learning Pty Ltd., Steve Hill, recently joined global learning leader, Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) as Vice President - Asia Pacific.

Steve Hill joined TIS, moving from his role as Chief Executive of ASK Learning Pty Ltd. He will be based in Sydney, Australia and will handle TIS' Asia Pacific operations. With 35 years experience in ITT as well as the Learning sector, Steve has also worked with Cisco Systems Pty Ltd and Cray Communications Pty Ltd.

According to Rajesh Jumani, Chief Marketing Officer, TIS, Steve has rich experience in leading an e-learning organization. He also brings his vast regional experience to Tata Interactive Systems, and we look forward to his contribution in expanding our presence in the APAC region.

Companies and learners in the region are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their use of technology-enabled learning and the challenge for learning solutions providers is the need to meet these demands for more engaging and technically more complex solutions whilst at the same time, meeting the requirements of shrinking budgets.

Steve commented, It is exciting to be part of an organization like Tata Interactive Systems, which is well placed to meet these challenges and in addition to award-winning custom e-learning capabilities, is leading the way with the use of innovative solutions including simulations, serious games, 3D animations, and much more.

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Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) is the world's leading developer of learning solutions - with a team of over 600 multi-disciplinary specialists, TIS creates 3000+ hours of learning content across 160+ concurrent projects every year.

Backed by an unmatched 19 years' experience, TIS develops unique and innovative learning solutions that are designed to enable clients achieve their organizational goals. Whether it is performance and productivity gains, streamlining operations and financials, developing leadership and decision-making skills, enabling smooth product development, reducing time to market, boosting employee motivation, or any other corporate or learning initiative - TIS' solutions have proven their effectiveness at more than 60 Fortune 500 companies, leading educational institutions and government departments worldwide.

TIS' clients include more than 60 Fortune 500 companies, leading educational institutions, and government departments worldwide such as GlaxoSmithKline; Lippincott, Williams Wilkins; NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; American College of Sports Medicine; British Telecom (BT); Motorola; Orange; Vodafone; British Airways; Royal Mail; Barclays Bank; Citibank; HSBC; London Stock Exchange; Granada Learning; McGraw-Hill Group of Companies; Pearson Education; University of Maryland University College; University of Phoenix Online; BECTA; UNICEF; United Nations; and US Department of Defense.

TIS is the only learning solutions organization in the world to be assessed at Level 5 in both the SEI-CMM and P-CMM frameworks. Its solutions have won widespread industry recognition with prestigious awards including Performance Centered Design, ASTD, IT Training, Brandon Hall, APEX, BETT, BIMA, SIIA Codie, FICCI BAF and Business World-NID awards.

TIS caters for three segments - Corporate, Education, and Government. It offers its clients innovative learning solutions including:

- Web-based Training Courseware - to help achieve learning goals - Simulations - to offer immersive learning experiences - Electronic Performance Support Systems - to provide on-the-job support - Software Solutions - to leverage technology in learning - Game-based Learning - to enhance learner engagement

The scope of TIS' learning solutions encompasses on-boarding, sales training, process training, product training, curriculum design, assessments, soft skills training, and technical training, among others. TIS has extensive experience across diverse industry domains including pharmaceuticals and healthcare; banking, finance, and insurance; IT; communications and telecom; publishing; virtual and online schools and universities; transportation; government and defense; and not-for-profit organizations.

TIS has development centers in Germany, Switzerland, and India. Its sales and marketing operations span the US, Canada, the UK, mainland Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, and Asia.

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