ZS wins 2 gold excellence awards from Brandon Hall Group

Jan. 12, 2022 | Press Release | 3-minute read

Evanston, Ill.—January 12, 2022—The creative and design practice at ZS, a global professional services firm, won two gold Excellence in Technology awards from Brandon Hall Group for the Zimmer Biomet Virtual Discovery Game immersive learning tool developed in collaboration with Zimmer Biomet. The awards include “Best Advance in Unique Learning Technology” and “Best Advance in Sales Training Online Application.”


Brandon Hall Group selected winners based on their ability to demonstrate breakthrough innovation, unique product differentiation, value and measurable results.


Designed in response to the challenges of learning and training in a remote environment, the game delivers a virtual escape room-style experience. Sales teams collaborate and explore a hospital for product and selling clues on key growth products. Along the way, they engage with interactive content and compete against colleagues in skill-based exercises to master Zimmer Biomet’s product details and sales strategy.


“While the virtual discovery game was inspired by pandemic working conditions, we believe it advances what’s possible with learning and training models, regardless of what’s going on,” Elliot Langerman, executive creative director at ZS. “It’s customizable and scalable, and it drives next-level engagement.”


Phillip Neal, director of Zete Performance at Zimmer Biomet, said: “This was a unique opportunity to increase knowledge, learn and consider community situations as a team.”


The full list of Excellence in Technology award recipients was announced in December 2021.

About ZS

ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. We leverage our deep industry expertise, leading-edge analytics, technology and strategy to create solutions that work in the real world. With more than 35 years of experience and 10,000-plus ZSers in more than 25 offices worldwide, we are passionately committed to helping companies and their customers thrive. To learn more, visit or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Zimmer Biomet

Zimmer Biomet is a global medical technology leader with a comprehensive portfolio designed to maximize mobility and improve health. Zimmer Biomet seamlessly transforms the patient experience through its innovative products and suite of integrated digital and robotic technologies that leverage data, data analytics and artificial intelligence.


With 90+ years of trusted leadership and proven expertise, Zimmer Biomet is positioned to deliver the highest quality solutions to patients and providers. Zimmer Biomet’s legacy continues to come to life today through its progressive culture of evolution and innovation.


For more information about Zimmer Biomet’s product portfolio, its operations in 25+ countries and sales in 100+ countries or about joining its team, visit or follow Zimmer Biomet on Twitter at

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 27 years, we have empowered, recognized and certified excellence in organizations around the world influencing the development of over 10,000,000 employees and executives. Our HCM Excellence Awards was the first to recognize organizations for learning and talent and is the gold standard, known as the “Academy Awards of Human Capital Management.”


Our cloud-based platform delivers evidence-based insights in the areas of Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management for corporate organizations and HCM solution providers.


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