Created in 2007, the Knowledge Academyâs mission is to train Odysseyâs clients, partners and employees to maximise the potential of Odysseyâs solutions. The first courses were on Odysseyâs TripleâA PlusTM platform. Twenty five modules dealt with all the solution 's features. In addition, a 10 days certification course has been created. After successful completion of a test, trainees are rewarded with a recognised diploma. The TripleâA PlusTM certification course âBronze levelâ is already available, and the âSilverâ one is about to be delivered before year end 2008.
The Knowledge Academy has awarded diplomas to more than 80 professionals over the last six months and plans to increase certification to more than 200 candidates by the end of the year.
Chiel Steinvoort, Business Analyst, ABN AMRO Private Clients, who was one of the first to attend the Bronze Certification Programme on TripleâA PlusTM in November 2007, commented, âThis programme met my requirements in terms of content and quality of the presentations â especially the trainers who interacted with the audience. What I also much appreciated were the practical exercises.â
The expansion of the Knowledge Academy follows the growing uptake of Odysseyâs solutions and demand for training by its clients worldwide. Odyssey has established professional training rooms in Lausanne, Brussels and Singapore and will soon open a new centre in Toronto. Recognising a growing demand for customised training programmes for specific clientsâ needs, Odyssey now also provides courses at its other offices worldwide.
Alexandre Gaudissart, Knowledge Academy Manager, Odyssey Financial Technologies, explains: âIn the increasingly complex and competitive global market, financial institutions need to take full advantage of technology to streamline operations, improve efficiency and increase revenue. Each of the courses at the Knowledge Academy provide participants with relevant theoretical and practical knowledge. Our trainers are experienced consultants and analysts who are specialists in their fields.â