Press Release

Apisero Wins 2023 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Award

August 24, 2023

The 2023 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards™ recognizes best practices for initiatives in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, Sales Performance, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and the Future of Work.

Apisero, an NTT DATA Company Wins Silver

Apisero, an NTT DATA Company, a global digital business, and IT services leader, won a coveted Brandon Hall Group Silver award for excellence in the “Best Advance in Competencies and Skill Development” category for Learning & Development.


Apisero won the Silver award for its program UDAAN on August 17, 2023. You can view the complete list of winners here:


Apisero is the trusted source of Salesforce and MuleSoft platform solutions for commercial, mid-market, and enterprise customers. Our certified consultants are skilled in the delivery of mission-critical solutions that help our customers adapt to the evolving needs of their business and accelerate digital transformation initiatives.


As a global leader in consulting, technology services, and digital transformation, Apisero combines years of deep technical experience and cutting-edge solutions that enable businesses to innovate and go digital faster.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by the Brandon Hall Group,” said Apisero’s Chief Learning Officer Charles D’Souza. ”This Silver award recognizes UDAAN as a top-tier initiative that creates business value and makes a positive impact on our employees. We look forward to continuing our best efforts in delivering such transformative L&D programs that power up the emerging talents and make them ready for the IT industry.”

“Excellence Award winners are shown to be organizations that truly value their employees and invest in them through their human capital management programs. These HCM programs have been validated as best in class for business value and the impact on the employees themselves,” said Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke, HCM Excellence Awards program leader.

Entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts, and executives based on these criteria: 

  • Alignment to their business need and environment
  • Program design, functionality, and delivery 
  • Adoption, integration, user experience, innovation, and creativity
  • Overall effectiveness, impact, and measurable benefits

Excellence Award winners will continue to be honored at Brandon Hall Group’s HCM Excellence Conference, February 13-15, 2024, at the Hilton West Palm Beach, Florida. Select winners also will serve as presenters in breakout sessions, sharing their leading practices during the conference.

“Our award winners are relentless in their pursuit of excellence,” said Brandon Hall Group Chief Executive Officer Mike Cooke. “We have received some of the most innovative use of HCM strategy that we have seen in the last 30 years, and in most cases, technology and collaboration across departments have helped them achieve amazing business results.”

About Apisero, an NTT DATA Company

Apisero, an NTT DATA Company, a global digital business and IT services leader, is a MuleSoft Strategic and Salesforce Summit Partner led by an innovative team with more than 25 years experience across the integration space. 


Apisero takes great pride in its highly skilled workforce, which is nurtured and trained by its exceptional Learning and Development team. With more than 2200 certified and trained personnel, the Learning and Development team at Apisero has been highly dedicated to developing and implementing programs and initiatives that promote the development and growth of these employees within the company. They curate initiatives to improve employee competencies, knowledge, and abilities through training and development initiatives, such as the UDAAN program, APIthon program, and more.


Apisero won the Silver award for its UDAAN program led by Senior Director – Competency and Talent Development, Amitkumar Goudar. Amitkumar Goudar and his team deserve special recognition for spearheading the UDAAN initiative since its commencement in December 2021. UDAAN stands for “Upskilling And Driving Apiseroans To Achieve Their Next,” a rigorous result-oriented program designed to groom our young talents and make them project ready. Over the last year and a half, the program has had more than 137 resources in UDAAN, and 47 of them have been promoted through the UDAAN promotion framework. Furthermore, UDAAN laid the groundwork for the development and execution of some highly successful programmes such as APIstone, APIthon, and APISPoCC.


Last but not least, the program’s success is also a testament to the resources that participated in the UDAAN program with unwavering dedication, tenacity, and a drive to achieve excellence.

About Brandon Hall Group™

Brandon Hall Group is the only professional development company that offers data, research, insights, and certification to Learning and Talent executives and organizations. The best minds in Human Capital Management (HCM) choose Brandon Hall Group to help them create future-proof employee development plans for the new era.


For over 30 years, we have empowered, recognized, and certified excellence in organizations worldwide, influencing the development of over 10 million employees and executives. Our HCM Excellence Awards program was the first to recognize organizations for learning and talent and is the gold standard, known as the “Academy Awards of Human Capital Management.”


The awards recognize the best organizations that have successfully developed and deployed programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems, and tools that have achieved measurable results. We are honored to receive applications from organizations worldwide ranging from small, medium, large, and global enterprises to government, not-for-profit, and associations.


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