Datavant’s Ignite Leadership Accelerator Program Wins a Silver in the 2023 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards™

Publish Date
September 7, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and WEST PALM BEACH, FL, Aug. 18, 2023 – Datavant, the leader in enabling organizations to securely connect health data, won a coveted Brandon Hall Group Silver Award for excellence in the “Best Development for Frontline Leaders” category. The 2023 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards™ recognizes best practices for initiatives in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, Sales Performance, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and the Future of Work.

Datavant was awarded a Silver for The Ignite Leadership Accelerator Program on August 17, 2023.

The Ignite Program, designed and deployed by Polly Gray, a global leadership development expert, is an exclusive, nomination-based leadership accelerator, meticulously designed to cultivate high-potential individuals into exceptional leaders. Over an intensive six-month period, participants undergo a comprehensive regime of functional knowledge acquisition, practical project execution, self-esteem enhancement, and substantial exposure to experienced leaders, while fostering a robust community. This holistic approach not only readies participants for elevated leadership roles, but also empowers them to become immediate high performers in their respective fields.

“Participating in the graduation and seeing first-hand the quality of the investment we are making in developing the future leaders of the company was one of my proudest moments with Datavant.” said CEO, Pete McCabe.

“Excellence Award winners are shown to be organizations that truly value their employees and invest in them through their human capital management programs. These HCM programs have been validated as best in class for business value and the impact on the employees themselves,” said Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke, HCM Excellence Awards program leader.

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

  • Alignment to their business need and environment
  • Program design, functionality, and delivery
  • Adoption, integration, user experience, innovation, and creativity
  • Overall effectiveness, impact, and measurable benefits

Excellence Award winners will continue to be honored at Brandon Hall Group’s HCM Excellence Conference, February 13-15, 2024, at the Hilton West Palm Beach, Florida, where they will have the opportunity to share their practices.

“Our award winners are relentless in their pursuit of excellence,” said Brandon Hall Group Chief Executive Officer Mike Cooke. “We have received some of the most innovative use of HCM strategy that we have seen in the last 30 years, and in most cases, technology and collaboration across departments have helped them achieve amazing business results.”

The complete list of winners is available at:

About Datavant

Datavant’s mission is to connect the world’s health data to improve patient outcomes. Datavant works to reduce the friction of data sharing across the healthcare industry by building technology that protects the privacy of patients while supporting the linkage of patient health records across datasets. Learn more about Datavant 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 30 years, we have empowered, recognized, and certified excellence in organizations worldwide, influencing the development of over 10 million employees and executives. Our HCM Excellence Awards program was the first to recognize organizations for learning and talent and is the gold standard, known as the “Academy Awards of Human Capital Management.”

The awards recognize the best organizations that have successfully developed and deployed programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems, and tools that have achieved measurable results. We are honored to receive applications from organizations worldwide ranging from small, medium, large, and global enterprises to government, not-for-profits, and associations.

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