The Learning Alliance, a talent development company that has worked at the enterprise-level for international companies for years, announces the launch of a new company. The Learning Alliance has organized its virtual and augmented reality businesses into Regatta VR. The new company will focus on the exploitation of immersive media technology for corporate training.
“Spawning Regatta VR offers this business a tremendous advantage,” says Bill West, who will continue as CEO of both companies. “The business models of a large-scale outsourcing company like The Learning Alliance and an early market pioneer like Regatta are dramatically different. Operating them as two companies provide the focus they both need to succeed.”
The operational staff of both companies will co-reside in Bloomington, IN, while the production staff for Regatta will be split between Bloomington and their remote studios.
“Our core base of instructional design talent, which is our competitive strength, will cross-over between the Alliance and Regatta as needed,” notes West.
Bill West, the founder of the Learning Alliance, has developed learning solutions for the world’s greatest companies for over 25 years, including Amazon, Microsoft, Bank of America, and leading brands from nearly every industry from finance to consumer products to health care. His businesses won their first international award in CBT in 1989 and now has over 30 international awards to its credit. The company’s groundbreaking efforts were featured on CBS 60 Minutes and cited as “the potential of elearning” in 2001.
They are poised to break new ground again. Both the Alliance and Regatta have seen exponential growth over the past six months. “There’s a strong demand in the market and we’re singularly qualified to meet it,” states Simon Kuntz, managing director. “The Learning Alliance has an innovative ability that other larger companies can’t match, while Regatta can leverage the capabilities of the Alliance to rollout VR solutions on a massive scale.”