The future of education is going to be research and innovation led: Experts discuss at Xebia & ObserveNow conference

In a one of its kind Edu-tech summit, ObserveNow partnered with Xebia on Xebia presents XGrad 2021- Industry academic partnership- A key to innovation and growth. 

Xebia Academic Alliance is the Higher Education initiative of Xebia ( a global IT consulting services company )that facilitates to bridge the Industry & Academic knowledge gap by empowering students and faculty with the cutting-edge tools and technologies. 


The agenda of running the research led virtual conference was to bring together industry thought leaders together on one platform to understand how post the announcement of one of the most progressive policies of our current government; NEP can be a game-changer in the Indian education space. Experts discussed how some of the metrics defined under the NEP on making India a global leader in education based on research and innovation-based can be put into action. Experts also discussed the action plans,  challenges and the changing curve of education  Industry. For that we have mapped out India’s top educationalists, policy makers who will walk us through the historic change we are all set to welcome in the education space. 


The conference was flagged off by Mr Anand Sahay, CEO, Xebia Global, who talked about the need to understand the need to develop supporting technologies to support the new phase of digitising in education. 


The Chief Guest for the conference was Mr Anil Sahastrebuudhe, Chairman AICTE who addressed the audiences on the sweeping changes in the education system followed by the NEP ( New Education Policy) and its imperative measures to bring them in action. He spoke about how ABC (Academic Bank of Credits) will be rolled out to monitor the credit scores of the system for students. The formation of the ‘National Research Foundation’. The goal of which will be to promote and expand research and innovation along with funding and seeding research in universities and colleges across the country. 


Other esteemed speakers for the conference were: 


·Ms Taniya Tikoo, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder, ObserveNow 

·Navin Mittal Commissioner Collegiate Education & Technical Education, Government of Telangana

·Dr Prem Vrat Pro - Chancellor The Northcap University 

·Dr. (Ms) Pankaj Mittal SG Association of Universities

·Dr. Padmakumar Nair Dean & Professor LM Thapar School of Management

·Utpal Ghosh Governing Body Member UPES  

·      Dr Sandhya Executive Director, IT ITeS Sector Skills Council & VP Nasscom

· Dr Sandeep Sancheti, VC, SRM Institute of Science and technology

·Dr T Sasiprabha, VC, Satyabhama, Institute of Science and Technology

·      Mr Tathagat Varma, Sr Dir Tech and Strategy Walmart Labs  

· Mr Brijesh Kohli, Director, Xebia Academy 

·Mr Rajat Gupta, Chief Digital Officer, Xebia 


The conference was attended by more than 200 plus education leaders. 

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