Leadership Development

ExecOnline Collaborates with the Amazon Web Services Generative AI Innovation Center

New York, NY (USA), January 2024 - ExecOnline, a pioneer in online leadership development, has announced its collaboration with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Generative AI Innovation Center (GenAIIC), a $100 million program to help AWS customers develop and implement generative artificial intelligence (Gen AI) solutions. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in the edtech space.

Through this collaboration, ExecOnline will use Amazon generative AI technologies, including Amazon Bedrock, and leverage the expertise of the AWS GenAIIC to develop an innovative B2B virtual assistant. By harnessing the power of generative AI and ExecOnline's proprietary data, this industry-leading virtual assistant will provide tailored learning recommendations aligned to the unique needs of an organization, its leaders, and their teams.

"We are honored to have been chosen by Amazon to team up with the AWS Generative AI Innovation Center," said Julia Alexander, co-founder and Chief Product Officer at ExecOnline. "In today's ever-changing business environment, ExecOnline's virtual assistant represents a significant leap in how HR, talent, and L&D leaders can access educational information and make decisions about their leaders' development and career journeys."

This joint effort between ExecOnline and the AWS GenAIIC is set to evolve the landscape of leadership development. By combining ExecOnline's market-leading expertise in delivering high-impact leadership development learning programs co-created with the world's best business schools and management experts, with Amazon's advanced AI capabilities, this tool is poised to lead the industry in providing an innovative solution for professional growth.

"Through the virtual assistant, we will leverage the fundamental goals of an organization, as well as their more nuanced needs to recommend the programs most likely to help our client's performance," added Barry Goldberg, ExecOnline's co-founder and Chief Technology Officer. "The assistant will continually evolve through user feedback and data analysis to provide increasingly accurate and helpful recommendations."

ExecOnline is excited to deploy this groundbreaking virtual assistant to all its clients this year, enabling them to unlock their leaders' full potential and drive organizational success. The partnership with Amazon's GenAIIC underscores ExecOnline's dedication to delivering unparalleled leadership development experiences that elevate both leaders and organizations.

"We are delighted to work closely with ExecOnline and help them build this virtual assistant that will unlock new opportunities and value for their clients," said Sri Elaprolu, global head of the AWS Generative AI Innovation Center. "We share ExecOnline's commitment to continually creating new edtech experiences by harnessing the power of data, generative AI, and the cloud."