There was so much to celebrate at Connect 2021 — Skilljar’s annual Customer Education conference — with over 1oo customers from Asana to Zendesk representing the most talented and dedicated experts in external LMS training today. Day two of the event, held at the Fairmont Sonoma in the heart of Northern California’s wine country, came with an additional reason to celebrate — Skilljar was named a 2021 Technology Fast 500 winner by Deloitte!
In Good (Technology Fast 500) Company
Recognizing the fastest-growing companies in technology, the Technology Fast 500 was created to acknowledge the passion and dedication it takes to be an industry disruptor. “We are so pleased to be named a Technology Fast 500 company, as it places us alongside an impressive list of other businesses who are leading and redefining their own industries, just as Skilljar is for customer and partner education in the LMS market,” said Sandi Lin, CEO and Co-Founder of Skilljar.
And we are equally as delighted for many of our customers who also placed in the Technology Fast 500, including those who shared their innovative external training strategies as Connect speakers, panelists, and Education Expo participants — Amplitude, AuditBoard, Credly, DataRobot, FiscalNote, Gong, and Pendo.
Recognition of Skilljar as a fast-growing company lends further credence to our Connect conference mantra, “A customer trained is a customer retained.”
Special Recognition for Safety at Connect 2021
As our customers gathered live and in-person for two days of insight-rich keynotes, expert panels, and compelling roundtable discussions dedicated to creating best-in-class customer training and certification programs, a feeling of renewal and opportunity permeated the crisp fall Sonoma air. For most of us, it was the first in-person event we’d experienced in two years. Skilljar had many protocols in place to ensure not only a successful event, but a safe one as well.
The Celebration (and the Recognition!) Continues
While 2021 presented a new set of challenges that caused all companies to pivot strategies quickly, Skilljar emerged with much to celebrate. In addition to the Technology Fast 500 recognition, Skilljar won two APPEALIE awards for being a top SaaS application and delivering excellence in its approach to customer success. Skilljar was once again named as a Top 20 Corporate Learning Management System (LMS) by G2, as well as one of the top 40 learning systems by the research and consulting firm, Talented Learning.
Connect 2021 gave us many ways to celebrate our own accomplishments and those of our customers who continue to inspire us with their innovative uses of our platform and their generosity in sharing and learning from one another. Each year, we award seven Golden Skillets to the most innovative, impactful, and successful companies powering their Customer Education programs on the Skilljar platform.
Congrats to the 2021 Golden Skillet recipients:
As our VP of Marketing, Michael Freeman has said, “Our customers are the true leaders and we all learn so much from their unique experiences and perspectives.”
Connect 2021 also gave our customers an eye toward significant product enhancements on tap for the best software for customer onboarding and training on the market. Armed with the knowledge, expert insights, and peer-to-peer learning they gained at Connect 2021, our customers are poised to continue their meaningful work of turning their users into product experts and evangelists. We look forward to celebrating the future accomplishments and recognition 2022 is sure to bring to the burgeoning Customer Education industry.
‘Til then, enjoy some more highlights from Connect 2021!