Degreed Recognized as Learning Technology Leader with Debut on 2017 Fosway 9-GridTM Analysis

January 31, 2017

Learning Technology Company’s Innovative Solutions and Rapid Global Expansion Lead to Selection by Leading European HR Analyst Firm

SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON – January 31, 2017 – Degreed, the fast-growing company building an engaging, beautiful and intuitive solution to empower and recognize all forms of career-long learning, today announced its first appearance in two new Fosway 9-GridsTM, for Learning Systems and Digital Learning.

The Fosway Group, the leading European HR analyst firm, produces its 9-GridTM model to provide greater context to organizations investing in learning and human capital management technologies. The model provides insight into a vendor’s position in the market, showing their performance, potential, market presence, total cost of ownership and expectations for their future trajectory. The 2017 Fosway 9-GridTM categorizes Degreed as a Potential Challenger, thanks to its fast-growing global presence.

“We are deeply honored that Fosway has recognized Degreed’s global momentum. In 2016, we made a substantial investment in expanding our product, business and user-base beyond the United States,” said David Blake, CEO and co-founder of Degreed. “In addition to acquiring Gibbon, a European developer of advanced tools for curating learning experiences, we also internationalized and adapted Degreed for nearly a dozen local languages, and hired key people in Canada, Australia, Asia and Europe.”

Degreed’s inclusion in the Fosway 9-GridTM follows a year of intense product development and rapid growth, including further expansion across the Americas, Europe and Asia. A growing user-base in multinational corporations and recent client wins in Europe, such as Spanish infrastructure conglomerate, Abertis, and French food services and facilities management company, Sodexo, clearly demonstrate the global demand for Degreed’s award-winning solution.

“This year’s 9-GridsTM for learning reflect major changes we are seeing in the market, as learning becomes increasingly digital and solutions evolve to meet next generation needs,” said David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group. “The Fosway 9-GridTM for Digital Learning reflects a major change in scope as vendors have evolved to now deliver many formats of digital content, new platforms and strategic services to help their customers.”

The Degreed platform, which is now accessible via iOS and Android apps, was created in response to the changing learning needs of today’s workers and employers. By integrating organizations’ internal learning and talent solutions with the world’s largest ecosystem of open learning resources (including millions of online courses, videos, articles and podcasts as well as assessments, books, live events and classes), Degreed helps organizations and individuals to target learning at their skills gaps — however and wherever they build their expertise.

Representatives from Degreed will be on hand to demonstrate Degreed’s unique solution at the Learning Technologies exhibition and conference in London on February 1 and 2, 2017. During the February 2 session, “People, Process, Then Technology: The Digital Learning Playbook,” Degreed’s vice president of product marketing, Todd Tauber, and Intel’s Learning Experience Manager, Tom Rynkowski, will discuss how Intel is transforming its employees’ learning and development experience.

HR and learning professionals interested in hearing more are encouraged to visit company representatives in Booth No. Q6 at Learning Technologies. Additional information about the event is available at:

For more information about the Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems and Digital Learning, visit:

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