ProtonMedia, RWD partner to bring 3D to HR

Press Release: Enterprise Human Capital Management Goes 3-D

RWD Technologies, LLC and ProtonMedia forge partnership to deliver world’s first 3-D immersive workplace for human capital management

BALTIMORE & LANSDALE, Pa. — RWD Technologies, LLC , a global company that develops and implements human and organizational performance solutions, and ProtonMedia, the developer of the ProtoSphere virtual collaboration environment for the high-performance workplace, today announced a multi-year partnership that will add a new dimension to workforce learning, collaboration, and performance.

Conversation in ProtonMedia's ProtoSphere virtual world platform about a life sciences R&D topic. (Image courtesy ProtonMedia.)
Conversation in ProtonMedia's ProtoSphere virtual world platform about a life sciences R&D topic. (Image courtesy ProtonMedia.)

The RWD-ProtonMedia alliance will result in the world’s first 3-D immersive human capital management solution for enterprises. It will be built by integrating RWD’s human and operational performance improvement solutions into ProtonMedia’s ProtoSphere 3-D virtual workplace product, giving enterprises a high-performance collaborative platform that quickly connects people to their colleagues and to the information they need to meet their customer and workforce requirements.

Organizations that use this new solution will unlock a high-performance workplace—one that improves employee workflow and productivity; increases operational efficiency; and helps develop, manage and secure the organization’s top talent.

“Integrating a 3-D virtual environment into the job performance model immerses the employee into the process and creates a collaborative environment to obtain the learning and performance capability at the moment of need,” says Patricia Begley, executive vice president, North America, RWD.

Ron Burns, CEO of ProtonMedia, commented: “Few partnerships are as well aligned as our relationship with RWD. We are creating a multi-faceted collaboration platform that can measurably enhance workforce productivity while empowering the individual, and better serving customers. The result is a more effective organization, accelerated employee development, and most importantly, immediate access to information for all.”


RWD is a leading provider of human and operational performance improvement solutions that help employers maximize the return on their investments in people, processes, technology, equipment, knowledge and customers. Since 1988, RWD has assisted clients and partners in enhancing organizational productivity through its broad range of integrated products and services, which include human capital management and IT consulting services, business transformation and lean process improvement, end-user training, change management, knowledge management and operator effectiveness management. RWD’s solutions are used in thousands of organizations globally, and in industries such as manufacturing, energy, automotive, aerospace, healthcare, life sciences, consumer products, financial, telecommunications, services, higher education and the public sector.

Based in Baltimore, Maryland, RWD serves Fortune 500 and other organizations around the world. RWD is privately held, with two dozen offices in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit

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ProtonMedia is the developer of ProtoSphere, the market-leading virtual collaboration environment for the high-performance workplace, and the #1 virtual environment for collaborative product life cycle management in life sciences. ProtoSphere’s virtual environment provides an arsenal of business-focused collaboration and communication tools that help companies accelerate decision-making and raise productivity, improving workplace performance overall. The company is a Gartner “Cool Vendor in the High-Performance Workplace” for 2010. Its customers include some of the world’s most respected brands, including AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Merck Inc., BP, Chevron, Duke University, Deloitte, TIAA-CREF, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Cisco. A trial version of ProtoSphere can be downloaded at For more information, visit