Poly become Patron Member of Learnovate

Posted by Learnovate

Darren McGee, Poly

The Learnovate Centre is delighted to announce Poly as a new Patron Member of the global research and innovation centre in learning technologies.

Learnovate, an industry-led technology centre funded by Enterprise Ireland, provides thought leadership to the world’s learning and development community on the innovative use of learning technology. Based at Trinity College Dublin, it empowers organisations through the exploration and application of transformative technology solutions.

Poly is the latest company to join Learnovate’s list of Patrons. This is the highest form of Learnovate membership and Patron members sit on the organisation’s Thought Leaders’ Circle and participate in its Research Working Groups.

Poly, a global leader in video and voice solutions, creates premium platform-agnostic audio and video products that bring unified communications platforms like Zoom, Teams and more to life.

The US company has its headquarters in California but has more that 6,500 people working in 75 office and remote locations across the world, evangelising the hybrid way of work for many decades for its own workforce. Poly has recently announced the establishment of an R&D Centre of Excellence in Galway, Ireland.

Learnovate Director, Nessa McEniff, said:

We are delighted to have Poly join us as a Patron Member of Learnovate. Poly has been ahead of the curve in supporting hybrid working for its employees for many years, and we look forward to learning from their experience and insight as we work towards the best possible outcomes for hybrid learning.”

Poly’s Senior Alliance Manager EMEA, Darren McGee, said:

“For us, one of the main attractions of joining Learnovate was the opportunity to develop a credible thought leadership network and to be able to contribute to positive change from within. Central to our brand promise are the principles of equality and inclusion, so we felt that Poly could bring a lot of practical insight from an industry partner perspective.”

“With over 50 years of communication and collaborations experience, we want to help educators and learners alike as they transition to the new world of hybrid learning.  We also want to help education institutions struggling to fully exploit the digital disruption as well as extend our own network within EdTech. Within the EdTech ecosystem, we see Learnovate as the perfect vehicle within which to actively contribute to the ongoing initiatives to improve learning outcomes for all stakeholders.”

Read an interview with Darren McGee here:
Meet the Patrons Q&A with Poly’s Darren McGee

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