The 2022 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Awards

Online Trading Academy a leader in innovative trading and investing education provider, won a coveted Brandon Hall Group Gold award for excellence in the Unique Advance in Emerging Learning Technology category. Online Trading Academy’s win was announced on December 8, 2022.  Repeating on last year’s Gold for CliK, our proprietary trading and analysis platform OTA is the only Financial Education company to be honored with Gold in these awards. The winners are listed at

Computer driven applications are prevalent in today’s world. While the applications are expansive in their capabilities and functionality, many such applications do suffer from the drawback of having a steep learning curve in order to be an effective and efficient user of the application or to otherwise benefit from many of the available features.  In fact, many users of these relatively complex applications may never get to the point where they can leverage the true power of the application due to the inherent complexity and difficulty in learning how to use and access various features.  Imagine being an instructor where 1/3 of the students have accomplished the tasks, 1/3 have jumped ahead to the next lesson and the other 1/3 have a blank screen.  How does the instructor get everyone back on the same page?  Enter Stratos!  In 2022, OTA introduced Stratos - an interactive teaching engine designed to take guided computer-based instruction to a new level.  It allows a group of learners to follow along with the instructor, explore on their own and be brought back to the lesson in real-time – allowing students to keep pace with the experience.

Online Trading Academy has emerged as the clear industry leader in developing retail traders and investors through education. Few, if any, others provide the scale, scope, and technology enablement of deep learning experiences like OTA does. CliK, the proprietary trading analysis platform extends and accelerates OTA’s leadership position as the hub of its enabling technology. Stratos when applied to CliK, has a direct impact on skill-building which is essential to trading with confidence, ensuring no student is left behind.  All helping students better follow the desired arc of their learning journey of building skills, evolving proficiency, and developing confidence.

Eyal Marmareli, OTA’s Chief Technology Officer shared, “It is truly an honor to be recognized for Stratos, our innovative learning technology. Receiving this Brandon Hall excellence award is a true testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire technology and education teams. We are committed to providing our students with a world-class education that is innovative and equipping our instructors with Stratos, will help us to continue to ensure that no student would be left behind.”

“From our research, we know that more than half of organizations say it is critical to advance the HCM technology ecosystem to succeed in the future of work. Winners of our Excellence in Technology awards are the pacesetters in ensuring employers have the leading-edge tools they need to evolve and prosper in the challenging environment we all work in,” said Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer and awards program head Rachel Cooke.

 “We are honored to celebrate the foresight and ingenuity of our Technology award winners!” said Brandon Hall Group CEO Mike Cooke. “More than 80% of employers are optimistic about advancing digital transformation in 2023, our research shows, and that is because these organizations and individuals who are laser-focused on technology innovation.”

Entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon these criteria:

Product: What as the product’s breakthrough innovation?

Unique differentiators: What makes the product unique and how does it differ from any competing products?

Value proposition: What problem does the product solve and/or what need does this product address?

Measurable results: What are the benefits customers can expect to experience as a result of using this product?

Winners of our Excellence in Technology Awards are scheduled to be honored at Brandon Hall Group’s HCM Excellence Conference, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2023, at the Hilton West Palm Beach, Florida.