Director Education Microsoft
An educationist with a rich blend of academic leadership and corporate experience. My work at Microsoft enables me to live my dream of contributing for larger impact in education segment every single day. Passionate about my work in education and the possibilities to enable others to do more and achieve more is a great goal to strive for!
Have rich experience of managing large scale education projects in a programmatic manner involving work with Education Boards at Central and state level leading to strong learning outcomes for educators and students. Working with Govt and large chains to drive impact through education transformation and collaborating with them on multiple solutions. Have effectively managed programs like Showcase School and MIE Expert Educator programs. Have worked in multi -cultural environment and have contributed to policy initiatives . Have worked with various policy leaders across states and lead policy level discussions on Transformation in Education and have a very clear understanding on transforming education systems for impact. We have managed Education Transformation Framework Workshops for hundred’s of Education leaders over the last few years.
Have engaged with Government bodies , State Boards of Education and Niti Ayog on Atal Tinkering Labs impacting nearly a 5 lac teachers. Have worked with public and private Universities on Saksham and AI Digital Labs programs. Worked with CBSE on Artificial Intelligence curriculum.
Authored 13 books – Services Management, Innovation, Technology Management published by Oxford Press, Springer-Germany and Apple Press New Jersey. Published over 100 papers in leading international and national journals . Launched and edited two journals- Journal of Services Research and Journal of Technology Management for Growing Economies.
Have received several Awards at Microsoft
• 2014-15 Public Sector Heroes Award ;Greg Butler Award in the World Wide Evangelism Team for outstanding contribution to education evangelism for 2014-2015; Champion PS team for FY 14-15 for exceptional work ; Quarterly PS Hero for FY 15 Q4- Greenest Subsidiary and achievement of scorecards ; Award – Brand Enabler in PS India for the year FY 16-17;Award -Compliance Champion in FY 18-19;Award for “ Making a Difference” in July 2019 at The MS Company Kick off in Gurgaon; Recognition for work on Remote Learning in FY 20 May.
Awarded Innovator Award in worldwide Open Innovation Team at HP Labs for the year 2009 -2010. Rewarded Empower Challenge Grant at HP India in 2009.
“Building the Next new Normal – Education Refresh”