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Pluralsight is #20 on the Forbes Cloud 100 list. But we've set our sights higher.

By Aaron Skonnard    |    July 14, 2017

This week, we learned that Pluralsight was named to the Forbes Cloud 100 list. Forbes describes this list as “the hottest companies in cloud computing in 2017.” These companies are doing amazing things with technology, and I’m thrilled and honored to see Pluralsight among them. 

Our week got even better when we received extra recognition for the role we’ve played in creating the growing tech scene in Utah—something we’ve been committed to since day one. It means a lot to us to build collaborative relationships with other companies in our community to foster the growth of technology here.

As proud as I am of this recognition, I’m far prouder of the fact that so many of the other companies on Forbes’ Cloud 100 list are Pluralsight customers. These companies are building forward-thinking businesses that are disrupting entire industries. Our technology learning platform makes it possible for them to innovate faster and create new products and opportunities that improve the world around us. 

And they’re not the only ones. Our customers now include more than 40% of the largest U.S. companies because the platform we’ve built helps shrink the growing skills gap and allows technology leaders to know what skills exist on their teams. When companies like those on the Cloud 100 partner with us, they not only have a platform that helps measure and develop the skills they need, but they also have immediate access to an unparalleled network of technology experts who create our courses and act as on-demand mentors.

With our platform, anyone can talk with an experienced technology professional at the click of a button. These mentors are available to help learners solve complex technology problems or simply walk through a conceptual issue. Once connected, our experts can review code, share new ideas and help learners overcome their roadblocks faster. 

Our leading-edge content, the ability to measure and close skills gaps, and the capability to connect mentors with learners combine to provide a solution that is completely changing the way organizations develop technology skills. And our solution scales to work for groups of any size.

Honors like the Cloud 100 are great—our people work hard and deserve the recognition—but we know we have a lot more work to do. We believe that the more we enable technology learning, the more we can help people who work in other organizations grow, the more progress we’ll create for humankind. That’s fundamentally what Pluralsight is all about. And we’re excited to make it happen.

About the author

Aaron Skonnard is the CEO of Pluralsight (NASDAQ: PS), a fast-growing enterprise technology learning platform. Aaron cofounded Pluralsight in 2004 and has since grown the company to more than 1,000 employees and 1,500 expert authors. As CEO, Aaron focuses on business strategy, future direction, product development and strategic partnerships. On a day-to-day basis, he works closely with the entire executive team in different capacities, including recruiting, brand management, marketing, sales, feature planning and content acquisition.