Washington, DC.—Fast Company announced the winners of its 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards today, honoring clean technology, innovative corporate initiatives, brave new designs for cities and buildings, and other creative works that are supporting the growth of positive social innovation, tackling social inequality, climate change, and public health crises. Data Society’s LXCP (Learning Experience Communications Platform), meldR, received honorable mention in the Workplace category for pioneering a new category of learning platform that will enable rapid adoption of data science skills for the workforce of tomorrow.
meldR was born out of the evolving challenges of our current work environment due to the pandemic and its widespread workplace disruption. Data Society created a new category of product, understanding the urgent need for organizations to upskill and reskill their workforces to meet rapidly evolving industry demands. What distinguishes an LXCP from its predecessors, the LMS and LXP, is its innate responsiveness to the emerging requirements and expectations of today’s workers and employers. Using AI, the meldR Engine powers the integration of communication, community, progress tracking, learning pathways, and a comprehensive dashboard into a single learning platform.
“It is an honor to be so well received and recognized for our timely development of a new category of learning platform. meldR will forever change how virtual live instructor-led training will be delivered to large organizations and Federal Agencies looking to rapidly upskill their employees with data science and AI training,” said Merav Yuravlivker, CEO, Data Society. “Our LXCP allows accessibility, convenience, and the immediacy of the real world to be transferable to the virtual world to which learners have become accustomed.”
Now in its sixth year, the World Changing Ideas Awards showcases 39 winners, 350 finalists, and more than 600 honorable mentions—with climate, social justice, and AI and data among the most popular categories. A panel of eminent Fast Company editors and reporters selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 2,997 entries across transportation, education, food, politics, technology, health, social justice, and more. In addition, several new categories have been added this year, including climate, nature, water, and workplace. The 2022 awards feature entries from across the globe, from Switzerland to Hong Kong to Australia.
“We are consistently inspired by the novelty and creativity that people are applying to solve some of our society’s most pressing problems, from shelter to the climate crisis. Fast Company relishes its role in amplifying important, innovative work to address big challenges,” says David Lidsky, interim editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Our journalists have identified some of the most ingenious initiatives to launch since the start of 2021, which we hope will both have a meaningful impact and lead others to join in being part of the solution.”
About the World Changing Ideas Awards: World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors chooses winners, finalists, and honorable mentions based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With the goals of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start working on solving the problems that affect us all.