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Caspian Learning Appoint John Higgins as President of US Operations and Opens First US Office

London UK, 11th January 2010

Caspian Learning, award winning developer of Thinking Worlds, a commercially available software platform that enables the rapid development of highly engaging 3D immersive learning simulations and games announced the appointment of John Higgins as President of US Operations today.

Prior to joining Caspian Learning, John served as the global Senior Director of Innovation Deployment for Accenture HR & Learning BPO Services. John has also held senior leadership positions with BearingPoint, KPMG, and IBM.

The appointment marks a positive step for Caspian Learning in the face of industry cutbacks and newly appointed US President John said that “working for Caspian would provide an exciting challenge in a tough climate where opportunities for growth exist for companies that offer innovative and cost-saving products to the marketplace,” and that he was “confident that Caspian’s globally unique technology would set even higher standards in the rapid development of browser based, 3d immersive simulations for training and engagement.”

John’s appointment has facilitated the opening of Caspian’s first US office in Irving, Texas and Caspian’s US operations now include a number of US-based employees whose goal will be to drive the company’s expansion into the new market.

Graeme Duncan, CEO of Caspian Learning, said that “John’s appointment and the establishment of our US headquarters represents our ongoing commitment to continuously deliver immersive, engaging 3d simulations for training and engagement to a growing portfolio of international corporations.”

About Caspian Learning

Founded in 2002 by two neuroscientists, Caspian Learning is the developer of the award-winning 3d authoring tool, Thinking Worlds. Caspian’s Thinking Worlds uses globally unique technology that allows instructional designers to create fully immersive 3d simulations at costs previously restricted to 2d development. Thinking Worlds has been utilised in the rapid development of immersive 3d simulations for clients including, QinetiQ, Volvo UK, cBeebies and the European Union.