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April 22, 2014

Mastery Brings Home Not Just One DiSciTech Award, but Two!

This spring Mastery was chosen as a recipient of a Corp! Magazine DiSciTech Award.  As a winner in the digital category, our VOD3 platform was recognized for making advances in mobile technology within the e-learning industry.  As the first in the industry to achieve creating a mobile-friendly (suitable for any mobile device, laptop, or desktop) VOD format, we stay ahead of the crowd in mobile e-learning, and not just by a minuscule number, but by offering hundreds of compatible courses.

Our iPad display counter, a new addition to our trade show products.

Our iPad display counter, allowing us to let people access a VOD on an iPad

Corp! Magazine believes Michigan companies are leading the way in innovation focused on digital, scientific, and technological pursuits. To recognize these cutting-edge organizations, Corp! initiated the awards to recognize companies that demonstrate the drive for innovation by pushing the boundaries of science, technology, and the digital world.  The event began with a networking hour, where we were able to show-off our new trade booth products from local Detroit company, Display Group. We then got to hear from; Jennifer Kluge, publisher at Corp! who welcomed us, keynote speaker Phil Bertolini, Chief Information Officer and Deputy County Executive for Oakland County, and finally,  Matt Roush, ‎Director of Communications and Public Relations at the Engineering Society of Detroit, who was emcee for the awards presentation.
Our President, Bill, Matt Roush, and our Publishing Coordinator, Lindsay

Mastery’s President, Bill Marker, Matt Roush, and Mastery’s Publishing Coordinator, Lindsay Marker

From over a hundred nominations, 47 honorees were awarded between two categories; digital, and science and technology.  For both categories, overall winners were chosen.  We knew, heading to the awards breakfast we would be accepting our DiSciTech Award in the digital category.   What we weren’t prepared for was winning the overall honoree title for the digital category!   We are extremely honored to be recognized for overcoming the many challenges the e-learning industry faces when developing mobile capabilities.
Taking home the overall digital honoree!
Lindsay, Meaghan, Rachel, and Bill... taking home the overall digital honoree!

Lindsay,PR Specialist Meaghan, Communication Coordinator Rachel, and Bill, taking home the overall digital honoree!

One of Bertolini’s points in his keynote described the increasing movement of mobile and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs in the workplace.  As he stated, mobile is here to stay and “growing faster than we could have ever imagined… for a modern workplace we need to embrace BYOD.”  This mentality is one Mastery has fully embraced in our organization.  It validates our beliefs and proves our VOD3 platform, as well as the employee mobile device plan in place at our organization, is preparing, embracing, and preserving our workplace culture as early adopters of technology.
Thank you, again, to Corp! Magazine for this honor, and congratulations to all of the 2014 DiSciTech winners!

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