eWandzDigital Wins Two Silvers at the International Omni Media Awards!

May 24, 2019: eWandzDigital is the proud recipient of two Silver awards at the prestigious Omni Media awards, Spring 2019. eWandzDigital received these awards for excellence in instructional media in its microlearning solutions for clients.

The Omni awards recognize engaging, empowering, and enlightening uses of media in film, TV, animation, videos, web, or mobile. Over the years, the Omni Awards have received entries from all the states in the United States and over 47 countries across the world. The Omni Awards committee uses a panel of experts and peer professionals who judge each entry based on a standard set of criteria.

In the past, the Omni Awards have been presented to several companies like Dreamworks, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Phillips Design Group, Allen Communications, etc.

eWandzDigital has achieved a high level of media quality through combining creative media design with sound instructional strategies, UX design, and interactive media capabilities. We leverage diverse, cutting-edge technologies to provide engaging training and communication that achieves measurable business results.

“We’re proud of and encouraged by the recognition,” said Pankaj Kumar, Director at eWandzDigital. “This is a reinforcement of our commitment to provide high-quality solutions to help our clients meet their business objectives. We are focusing on constantly innovating to meet the changing needs of our customers.”

Annual Bash at eWandzDigital

eWandzDigital annual party on Friday, May 24, 2019 at the Smash –Noida Bar Exchange

May 24, 2019: eWandzDigital held its annual party on Friday, May 24, 2019 at the Smash –Noida Bar Exchange. The bash was a fun-filled event with music, dance, and scrumptious food. The HR team had also organized games that everyone enjoyed.


The CEO of eWandzDigital, Preeta Chandran, said, “Kudos to the HR at eWandzDigital
for making the event a huge success. We thank the team for the meticulous planning.
Such activities add fun and excitement to the workplace and strengthen relationships by bringing everyone together.”

eWandzDigital at the National BPO Summit and National Conference on OSPs – 2019

May 13, 2019: It was a fruitful day for eWandzDigital as delegates at the National BPO Summit and National Conference on OSPs. Founder Director, Pankaj Kumar Saxena and CEO, Preeta Chandran represented eWandzDigital Services at the summit.

BPOs provide employment to millions of people in India and generate revenues of billions of dollars. The Other Service Provider (OSP) regulation is the framework that enables the operation of BPOs in India. This conference was a forum bringing together all stakeholders ranging from the industry to the government, to deliberate existing challenges threadbare to come up with solutions and approaches to give a boost to the BPO industry in India.


The conference was organized by CMAI Association of India and BPO Council of India with technical association and guidance from Microsoft. Khaitan & Co. was the Knowledge Partner for the National Conference. Industry was represented by delegates from organizations like Microsoft, British Telecom, HCL Technologies, Accenture, amongst several others.

The Conference focused on OSP-related issues prevalent in India and submission of recommendations. The vision of the conference was to create a flourishing BPO/OSP industry, which is spread across India and provides job opportunities. Some of the initiatives and outcomes included interaction with the Department of Telecommunications, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Ministry of Information Technology, Ministry of Law, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Finance, Software Technology Parks of India, Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and Financial Institutions to help address challenges and requirements, discussing impact of new business models and emerging technology trends like Cloud and IOT, and addressing issues like Data Security, data sovereignty, etc.

eWandzDigital CEO at the Indo-US Indian Youth Leadership Summit (2019) by IAC and US State Department

Feb 1, 2019: It was a proud day for eWandzDigital as her CEO, Preeta Chandran, was chosen as a promising Indian Youth Leader to further strategic partnerships between India and the United States. 30 youth leaders across North India were chosen as part of this program. The first event as part of this program was a two-day workshop at the India Habitat Center, where a panel of experts comprising several eminent personalities interacted with the leaders and shared their perspective on a range of topics from Blockchain to cybersecurity, from Indo-US relations to terrorism, and many others.

The program is the brainchild of the Indo American Center in conjunction with the American Embassy and has been sponsored by the US Department of State.

The ever-evolving Indo-American bilateral relations has the potential to become the most defining and positive country to country partnership in the 21st century. The chosen leaders have been considered as the future of a strong and resurgent India as the quintessential building blocks of that partnership. The vision for this group is to become a place where issues of Indo-US bilateral interest and global implications to be researched, discussed, and debated with utmost respect for differing opinions so that India’s leaders of tomorrow can form their own learned perspectives.

Eminent personalities such as the national spokesperson of the Indian National Congress, a former Ambassador to the US, the Foreign Service Officer at U.S. Department of State, Senior Fellow U.S. India Policy Studies at Center for Strategic and International Studies, and several economists of repute were part of the panel of experts.

eWandzDigital at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) National Education Summit 2018

October 5, 2018: A fruitful day for eWandzDigital as delegates at CII’s Education Summit. Great insights and discussions on a range of topics including learning outside the classroom, flipped classroom, and microlearning, by industry leaders, academia, and representatives from the HRD Ministry.

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CII annually holds a School Conference and a Global Higher Education Summit called the University – Industry Congress as part of its mission to promote excellence in India’s education sector. The events brings together policy makers, industry captains and academic leaders on one platform to exchange ideas and ink MOUs for concrete action and outcomes.

This time, the two conferences were held as a part of the CII National Education Summit 2018.It was a two-day mega event covering the entire gamut of education. The summit was supported by the Ministry of Human Resource Development and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). This event was held at the AICTE Auditorium, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi on October 4 and 5, 2018.

The following were the key highlights of the Summit:

  • Plenary sessions on key issues in the education sector, dialogues on policy, and showcasing of sector best practices
  • Results of the 7th AICTE-CII Survey of Best Industry-Linked Technical Institutes 2018; Union Minister for HRD Mr. Prakash Javadekarwas invited to give away the awards.
  • Release of the CII Annual Status of Higher Education (ASHE) report, flagging latest developments in higher education, plus a snapshot of each state’s performance field

The summit provided a unique platform for networking, collaborations and showcasing of role models. It also offered unique branding opportunities for companies, educational groups and institutes committed to enhance the knowledge base and quality of education in this country.

Benefits of Applying Data Analytics to Learning & Development

Author: Preeta Chandran

There is immense body of knowledge around Kirkpatrick’s levels of evaluation of training effectiveness. Nevertheless, the single biggest challenge faced by learning organizations and learning leaders is to evaluate the effectiveness of their learning interventions.

Measuring effectiveness of learning programs ˗̶  Challenges faced by CLOs and their teams

L&D professionals understand that learning is crucial to business performance. However, proving the value of L&D to other parts of the organization, including business leaders and decision makers, is an uphill task. Why do CLOs and their teams struggle in this area? The answer lies in the practical challenges they face in measuring the effectiveness of learning programs, and hence, the challenge in showing impact to business imperatives or performance.

There are frameworks to enable measuring learning effectiveness, the most notable being the Kirkpatrick’s Model. However, where organizations run into obstacles in leveraging these frameworks is the lack of real tools to put the framework to use. At each level of the Kirkpatrick Model, the first step would be to collect data, which in itself is a difficult task for beyond Level 2 for several organizations. As per a State of the ROI of Learning survey report by Udemy, most companies still rely on metrics at Level 1 of the Kirkpatrick Model. The majority of companies were measuring training satisfaction and completion rates.

Also, even with the availability of data, how does one go about analyzing the mass of information and generating valuable insights and enabling decisions? That is the bigger challenge.

This is where Data Mining and Analytics come into picture. The key objective is to start a thought process on how to address an age-old challenge faced by learning organizations, by leveraging cutting-edge, new-age technology.

Data mining, sentiment analysis, predictive analytics, and Artificial Intelligence-based Learning Management Systems can bring in a whole lot of order into the chaos and generate meaning, actionable insights for immediate and continuous improvement.

Benefits of leveraging data mining and analytics in L&D

The benefits of continuous improvement powered by learning analytics can have positive effects at all levels of the organization.

Right measurement and accurate insights into learning effectiveness will help drive continuous improvement and performance enhancement. L&D, through these tangible contributions to the business, can establish that it is not just a cost center but a key business partner.

Insights on skill levels, alignment of employee skills to business needs, and the impact of learning on key organizational metrics can enable informed decisions not just on what courses are to be designed or how are they to be designed and delivered, but also larger decisions on hiring, staffing, and competency development.

Personalized, adaptive learning is likely to make learners more engaged and more empowered to apply learning at work.

For L&D teams, basing recommendations and budget requests on learning analytics adds a degree of professionalism and credibility and also enables them to better align with business goals.

Finally, business stakeholders benefit from being able to see the results of their investment of money and time. They can see how the learning organization is addressing and impacting key business imperatives, including operational efficiency, employee performance, and ultimately business results.

Author: Preeta Chandran



Tags: measurement, analytics, learning, digital, eLearning, digital learning, learning effectiveness, learning analytics, data analytics

Spiritually Positive

In difficult times, we often get advices of staying positive and to stay strong. Sounds easier than done!  The little voices within our head keep projecting negativity and make it difficult for us to see through our situations. We become so immersed in our sad thoughts that we fail to see there is a power that runs this world and it is capable of healing you.  Yes, you heard me right! Now all you need to know is how to attract that positive energy into your life.  

Asking to be positive becomes simple, once you put forward your spirituality to start your day. Every day brings new sunshine, hope, warmth, and purpose. Happy and spiritual people live life with positivity. They realize and connect themselves with hope and faith. So, try starting your morning with a spiritual routine of expressing gratitude for what you possess and most importantly, for the fact that you are alive and breathing to experience this beautiful life.

Embrace positive mindset. Breathe! Tell yourself – No matter what, it is going to be a great day! To feel the positive energy around, one need to learn to focus on what is important to her or him. If you are dissatisfied with your job, you will need to focus on changing your thinking or the job. If you are unhappy with your relationship, then address the communication gaps, intimacy factors, or other related issues with your partner. If you are upset with repeated failure in sports or studies, take time to figure out the possible options to succeed in the next attempt. Anything that drains you mentally is toxic. Focus on creating space for what makes you feel good and fade out the negative vibes. If we dwell in our past, constantly controlling the outcome, we may miss the sight of daily miracles.

Final thoughts on being Spiritual to stay positive would be… One needs to trust that the Universe is conspiring to bring the best for you. The energy does ebb and flow, so sometimes, we don’t get what we want. Perhaps it may be testing your patience for a surprise later. This way we may feel happier, lighter, and spiritually connected to the Universe. Learning how to orient oneself to receive  and attract healthy energy is a learning process, but it’s one worth undergoing!

Author: Priya Nair