I’m Jason Suriano. Founder and CEO. I've been running Rocketfuel Productions (aka TIQ Software) for the past 18 years.
After I graduated from University with an MA in Digital Humanities, I started my career as an Instructional Designer and Project Manager. But my first love was always gaming.
When Rocketfuel Productions launched in 2015 we were an educational software company with a focus on "multimedia" - people would fill in the blanks and call us an edutainment, serious games, or a gamification studio.
We built custom online learning courses for customers that were platform agnostic - we would start from scratch every single time. New tech (whatever the customer had or wanted), new content, new design - new everything.
We produced some really cool stuff... but it was painful.
We needed our own set of tools - a content management system that followed my instructional design framework, an integrated scoring system to track the learner (points and badges), and the ability to create a polished, professional look and feel.
In 2015, we looked around and tested a few emerging Learning Management Systems but they didn't work. So we decided to use an open source Content Management System as the scaffolding, and built the rest from scratch.
We focused on building a comprehensive set of tools to ensure we could create custom-looking courses, with activities that met learning and development standards, and a robust points and badging system that tracked a learners progress not only for performance but content results (at aggregate) so that we could improve the learning material over time.
We started using the system in 2018, and it took off.
We created over 300 custom interactive learning courses for startups, mid-size, and Fortune 500 companies on any subject matter - from employee onboarding to compliance training (and everything in between).
Although customers could use the platform to make changes, it was far too complex and had so many moving parts, that only my team could mange it (or so I thought).
One day, a customer with limited expertise wanted to use the editor that we thought was too too challenging but she learned how to use it and did some impressive work on her own.
I set up meetings with our customers, and they told me the same thing - we need a platform that is easy to edit, interactive, and lives outside our firewalls - our learning should be accessible at any time, on any device, with any email address.
Enter Quickify AI
It was 2020 during the height of the pandemic.
No one cared about corporate learning (everything was on hold).
I started to reflect on what we had built and where we were going - what if we could put our tools in the hands of the customer once and for all?
So for more than 2 years, me and my team got to work.
We focused on building a simple collection of our tools that anyone could use to create agile learning programs - a complete cloud-hosted portal, courses, and analytics dashboard.
But there was still one nagging problem - my customers almost always had limited or no content or images to create their courses.
Little did we know that AI was the missing piece to the puzzle.
We realized quickly that we could include ChatGPT (content) and Dall-E (images) in our tool kit to help customers get up and running fast - in days, not months, or years.