Prof. SS Dubey is a practising academic with 35 years of IT services sector experience, including top roles at IBM and Tata Group. His path has been eventful, with many ups and downs.
Prof. SS Dubey is a practising academic with 35 years of IT services sector experience, including top roles at IBM and Tata Group. His path has been eventful, with many ups and downs. He earned his B Tech from NIT Jamshedpur and his PG Diploma in Steel Plant Operations, SNTI, from Tata Steel. His most recent post was as IBM’s Asia Pacific Services Delivery leader (1995-2016), where he was responsible for overseeing IT for 17 IBM countries spanning over five time zones.
Prof. Dubey maintained an academic bent throughout his corporate tenure. Since July 2016, he has served as Chairman of the BIMTECH Online Centre COOLS, as well as Professor and Director of the IT Department. He has supervised numerous big IT Transformation Consultation and Delivery projects with budgets totaling more than $200 million USD.
A great team builder, mentor to startups and young talent, and sought-after conference and seminar speaker. Since 2012, he has served on the Management and Entrepreneurship and Professional Skills Council-MEPSC (Govt. of India). He has written 12 academic publications and instructed over 15,000 pupils. In 2009, he got the Indian Society of Training and Development’s Best Management Book Award.
The edtech business has enabled the education ecosystem to rapidly develop across universities, schools, and autonomous institutions. During the pandemic years 2020-21, the edtech industry ramped up its efforts to provide learning access to a very broad segment of underserved learners.
Almost 500 million individuals in India are between the ages of 15 and 24. The Edtech business, in collaboration with universities, had reached out to a significant segment of society for excellent education via online methods. The education market was valued at 117 billion two years ago, and it is expected to grow to 225 billion by fiscal year 2025.
Skill development and employability education leading to the granting of a degree are the two driving elements of the post-pandemic edtech business.
This is a win-win situation and a pressing necessity for India, which seeks to improve its GER (Gross Enrollment Ratio) from 27% to 50% by 2030, as outlined in the National Education Policy 2020.