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CEdMA Honors Talend as Leader in Customer Education Services with 2019 Innovation Award

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Today at the Customer Education Management Association (CEdMA) Training Leadership Conference, CEdMA announced that the Talend Technical Enablement Team is the recipient of the 2019 CEdMA Innovation Award for their new continuous learning program, Talend Academy.

The CEdMA Innovation Award seeks to recognize a CEdMA member company with an innovative approach to solve a problem or address an opportunity. This prestigious award recognizes creativity and innovation among the CEdMA membership. Presented annually, the Innovation Award selects one high-tech company or individual for outstanding innovation in education business methods or practices on a project completed within the last 12 months.

Talend transformed their business with Talend Academy, an innovative continuous learning program, providing unlimited access to a library of hands-on, online training for all licensed users of Talend software. This innovative approach drives users to adopt Talend products quickly and easily. The ambitious project also streamlined the Talend Technical Enablement team internal operations.

“We are honored to receive this award from CEdMA for our innovative approach to training customers through Talend Academy,” said Pat Durante, Senior Director, Technical Enablement at Talend. “With Talend Academy, our learning subscription customers now have access to unlimited online training for all licensed users. When customers adopt Talend software quickly, they more easily meet their project goals. In addition, our continuous learning platform allows Talend customers to keep up with the rapid evolution of Talend technology and the data integration ecosystem.”

Danielle Campbell, CEdMA Board President, points out, “Today’s software users have reduced time and a greater need for information at their fingertips. Talend’s all-you-can consume subscription model allows customers, partners, and employees to be better at their jobs. They easily learn what they need, when they need it, in one simple platform. We are delighted to recognize the efforts of the Talend Technical Enablement team with the 2019 CEdMA Innovation Award.”

The flexible training options available with Talend Academy allow customers to quickly and easily access the courses they need to fill their skills gaps. Frederique Martin Sainte-Agathe, Enablement Manager at Talend points out, “Since we started offering courses with shorter durations and with fewer dependencies between courses, we’ve seen a direct correlation in improved customer satisfaction. Our newfound understanding of customer interest is driving the Talend Academy roadmap, and we look forward to this continued success in years to come.”

The Talend Technical Enablement team will showcase the innovation it delivers during the annual CEdMA Training Leadership Conference in 2020. Previous award winners for the CEdMA Impact, Innovation, and Services awards can be found at Submissions are now open for the 2020 CEdMA Impact Award. You can find the application form and details on our blog at

About CEdMA

Established in 1991, CEdMA is the premier professional networking organization for training executives, managers, and professionals within hardware and software technology companies. CEdMA’s nearly 400 members representing 100 technology companies, benefit from a range of exclusive services including industry surveys, conferences, newsletters, an “ask the members” forum, and special interest groups. Follow us @CEdMANews and the CEdMA LinkedIn group. For more information about CEdMA, please visit or contact Donna Weber at

About Talend 

Talend (NASDAQ: TLND), a leader in cloud data integration and data integrity, enables companies to transform by delivering trusted data at the speed of business. Talend Data Fabric offers a single suite of apps that shortens the time to trusted data by solving some of the most complex aspects of the data value chain. Users can collect data across systems, govern it to ensure proper use, transform it to new formats and improve quality, and share it with internal and external stakeholders.

Over 3,500 organizations across the globe choose Talend to rely on trusted data to make business decisions with confidence. Talend has been recognized as a leader in its field by leading analyst firms and industry publications including Forbes, InfoWorld and SD Times.

For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter: @Talend.