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Pluralsight Navigate 2023 day one recap: Announcing the Best in Tech Awards winners

We announced the Best in Tech Awards winners across cloud transformation, security, upskilling, developer delivery, and tech fluency and teased product updates.

Oct 18, 2023 • 4 Minute Read

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Pluralsight Navigate is our exclusive, in-person conference for leaders across the tech landscape to come together, build meaningful connections, and get the insights they need to hit objectives, close skills gaps, and meet the future head-on.

We’re giving you an inside peek so you can score some of these expert strategies for yourself. Read on to learn what went down on the first day of Navigate, including the winners of the Best in Tech Awards: the people and organizations leading the charge in tech upskilling. 

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2023 Best in Tech platinum award winners

Tech changes constantly. We’ve seen it with cloud computing. We’re seeing it with generative AI. In an industry that requires adaptability and innovation, some people, teams, and organizations go above and beyond. They’re the leaders and change-makers who set new standards and inspire those around them.

We launched the Best in Tech Awards to recognize this excellence, and on the first day of Navigate 2023, we unveiled this year’s platinum winners. 

Developer Delivery: BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon is the largest custodian bank in the world with $46 trillion under custody or administration and $1.9 trillion under asset management across 35 countries. By focusing on more specific metrics and boosting visibility into developer productivity with Pluralsight Flow, they were able to better understand challenges and improve the developer experience. BNY Mellon adopted Pluralsight to achieve greater efficiencies and streamline operations.

Cloud Transformation: Prudential

Prudential is a global leader in investing, insurance, and retirement security. To continue to be a landing point for top tech talent and cloud computing, they launched an Integrated Technology and Data Strategy initiative with high-quality courses, interactive labs, and skill assessments. They’ve seen a 30% increase in AWS certifications and a 200% increase in skill-ups, with an average skill gain of 53%.

Learn more about how Prudential is leading the charge on cloud transformation.

Upskilling & Reskilling: Workday

With offices in more than 25 countries, Workday needed a way to accommodate different learning styles and provide a variety of flexible learning options. Through their just-in-time learning, they saw a 200% increase in engagement, encouraged demand for cloud-based knowledge, and supported professional development.

Learn more about how Workday is empowering individuals with just-in-time learning.

Security: Sage

Sage exists to knock down barriers so everyone can thrive. Customers trust their finance, HR, and payroll software to make work and money flow. Sage wanted to create a culture where everyone, especially engineering teams, felt empowered and confident in security. They formed the Security Champion Network, a group of 180 engineering employees who dedicate 3.5 hours a week to helping the security team implement new tooling, raising security issues, and serving as a general point of contact for the organization. They’ve seen an 82% reduction in time to address security vulnerabilities since partnering with Pluralsight.

Learn more about how Sage empowered their teams to deliver customer-centric security.

Tech Fluency: Blue Shield California

Blue Shield of California is a nonprofit health plan serving more than 4.8 million members with a vision of creating a health care system that is worthy of its friends and family and sustainably affordable. Blue Shield needed their workforce to keep pace with new tech and develop an understanding of key tech topics. They partnered with Pluralsight to give employees a way to assess competency gaps, follow tailored learning paths, explore professional growth, and satisfy their curiosity about a variety of tech topics. The result? An average of 36.17% skill growth.

Learn more about how Blue Shield California is advancing healthcare through tech fluency.

Changemaker: Caitlin Carpenter

An agricultural construction teacher by trade, Caitlin Carpenter wanted more flexibility to better support her family. She turned to Pluralsight to learn SQL, Tableau, and data analytics. Now with over 68 courses completed, she’s gained the skills and confidence to search for a full-time data analyst role—while growing a LinkedIn community of nearly 2,000 followers. She’s a true changemaker using her story to inspire others. 

Learn more about Caitlin’s story.

2023 Best in Tech gold award winners

We also recognized our gold winners. These organizations are setting a high standard of excellence in building future-ready teams:

  • Utah Tech University

  • Dell

  • Epsilon

  • Lincoln Financial Group

  • Morgan Stanley

  • Cvent

  • ANZ Bank

  • Evertz

  • Macquarie

  • U.S. Bank

  • VMware

That wraps it up for day one of Pluralsight Navigate 2023. On day two, Pluralsight Co-founder & CEO, Aaron Skonnard, will take the stage to unveil exciting updates and highlight the essential skills and strategies organizations need to navigate the new frontier of tech. 

Our product teams will also share some announcements—including new research from our Developer Success Lab and a partnership with a well-known leader in AI tech.

And with a keynote with Alexis Ohanian, Founder of Seven Seven Six & Co-founder and former Executive Chairman of Reddit, as well as sessions on developing a generative AI strategy, upskilling for the future, and moving towards cloud maturity, it’s sure to be a day packed full of expert insights.

Can’t wait until then? Watch all of the sessions from this year's event on demandCheck out on-demand sessions from last year’s Navigate.

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