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Walmart Asia, Ernst & Young, Volvo India Pvt Ltd, Intuit, Wipro Ltd, Titan, Synopsys, Manhattan Associates, Convergys,
etc. to name a few.
The Future of Corporate Education on September 05, 2014 at Hotel Matthan, Bangalore
Venture capital investments into Educational Technology firms have crossed the US$ 1Bln mark for two years in a row,
with over US$150 million being invested in high-profile start-ups like Coursera, Udacity & EdX. An estimated 10 million
learners have enrolled themselves on various MOOC programs thus far! There are a slew of start-ups and giants battling
it out there to bring innovations to the classrooms & the way we learn; and the future definitely looks interesting! To get
experts views about these trends, debate ideas and provide a peek into a future that is fast-changing, Indo American
Chamber of Commerce organized its annual education event, “The Future of Corporate Education” on Friday, September
05, 2014 at Hotel Matthan, Bangalore. The event was organized on the occasion of ‘Teachers Day’. The objective of the
event was to give answers of questions to the audience, such as Will MOOCs revolutionize Corporate Learning; How will
Serious Games & Simulations shape the way we learn; What role will technology play in Corporate Education; Will
Analytics help us personalize learning and deliver learning outcomes for every individual.
With a view to bring Corporate Executives, Academics and Entrepreneurs together on a single platform, to enable
interaction and to create networking opportunities, IACC organized this event. The event was equally beneficial for all
the three different fraternities, such as- Corporate Executives gained insights on how to leverage different trends for
building a high-performance organization; Academics got a glimpse into future of Executive Education and
Entrepreneurs saw tremendous possibilities that exists at the intersection of technology & learning.
Mr. Madan Padaki, Committee Member – IACC Karnataka Chapter, welcomed the participants and introduced the
panelists and a moderator.
Mr. Madan Padaki, Committee Member – IACC Karnataka Chapter, welcoming the guests
The event was well received and attended by 200 participants of known organizations and institutions like Infosys,
Mindtree Ltd, Amazon.com, Birla Sun Life Insurance Company Ltd., Coffee Day, ING Vysya Bank, ISBR Business School, L
& T - Valdel Engineering Ltd., R.V.College of Engineering, Tata Hitachi, Times of India, Manipal Global Education Services,
Acharya College, Titan Company Limited, Wipro, Christ University Institute of Management, Hindustan Aeronautics
Limited, etc., to name a few.
As the event was organized on Teachers Day, IACC recognized four transformational teachers & honored them by
presenting bouquets and cash vouchers, sponsored by Azim Premji Foundation. Mr. Balachandar N, Group Director – HR,
Coffee Day Group and VP- NHRD, presented vouchers and bouquets to the recognized teachers.