Future of Education and Workforce Summit

3 October 2019. ITC Gardenia, Bangalore.


Ideas, insights and connections for the new learning and talent economy.

The HolonIQ ‘Future of Education and Workforce’ Summit Series convenes 1,000 leaders across nine invitation-only events around the world, generating ideas, delivering insight, and making the connections that help shape the new learning and talent economy.

Invitation Only

HolonIQ Summits are invitation-only, intimate one-day events designed for leaders, executives and investors shaping the global learning & talent economy. We create unique opportunities for executives to discuss and learn from peers who share their own experiences and perspectives. Request an Invitation.

Exclusive Data & Research

Expect exclusive data and research with breaking news from our speakers, fireside chats and interviews with CEO’s of leading global education disruptors and incumbents, sessions with the entrepreneurs shaping tomorrow’s education and talent landscape and investors who are fueling and supporting innovation.

No Panels. No Pay-to-Play

Our moderators are global experts and top journalists from around the world. They pack punch with challenging and well-researched questions, and our speakers respond in kind. Presenters cannot pay to speak so there are never any sales pitches on stage.

Networking made easy

We dedicate time and space for networking and give you the tools to engage in an unlimited number of 1:1 meetings. Together, our Global Summits will see over 10,000 new connections made around the world.


Thursday, 3 October 2020


Registration. Coffee and Morning Tea


Global Education Landscape (Plenary)

As 2019 comes to a close, we reflect on a decade of innovation, investment and technology in education and look ahead towards scenarios for education in 2030. Asia’s rapid rise and cross-border live-online tutoring markets. US admissions, student debt, and political pressure. Europe’s inertia and momentum. Africa’s Next Billion. Global student flows in a de-globalizing world.

Maria Spies

Managing Director and Co-Founder, HolonIQ

Patrick Brothers

Managing Director and Co-Founder, HolonIQ


Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Personalised Learning

Artificial Intelligence is the fastest growing advanced technology category in education. AI is being deployed across all parts of the education value chain, with the greatest value being delivered in learning processes, student support and identity/security. Greatest potential for AI is predicted in assessment and language learning.

Live Case Study

To be announced


Patrick Brothers

Managing Director and Co-Founder, HolonIQ


The Future of K12 in India and around the World

Tracing the footsteps of Educational Initiatives and the evolution of K12 in India and around the world towards 2030. Leveraging the twin levers of cutting-edge educational research and a technology-based solutions approach to revolutionize how children engage in the K-12 education space.

Srini Raghavan

CEO Educational Initiatives


Patrick Brothers

Managing Director and Co-Founder, HolonIQ


Networking Break


UpGrad and India's Online Higher Education Evolution

Mayank Kumar

Co Founder and Managing Director, UpGrad


Monica Mehta

Executive Vice President, Wadhwani Entrepreneur at Wadhwani Foundation



Anand Narayanan

Chief Product Officer, Simplilearn


Monica Mehta

Executive Vice President, Wadhwani Entrepreneur at Wadhwani Foundation


Education to Employment – Emerging Paradigms

Look out education, here comes talent. Enterprise is moving up the human capital value chain and taking on learning to enable digital transformation, re-skilling, smarter acquisition and contingent workforces. The massive and growing skill gap in India and around the world demands a more integrated approach to learning and talent engagement.

Guruprasad Srinivasan

COO – India, Quess Corporation

Gurpreet Singh

Co-Founder, Awign


Kami Viswanathan

Founder, work4.0capital


Networking Lunch


The Rapid Rise of China's Education Technology Market

Connie Tang

Strategic Investment, TAL


Maria Spies

Managing Director, HolonIQ


US Higher Education and the Global Post-Secondary Market

Tom Horton

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at Kaplan Inc


Maria Spies

Managing Director, HolonIQ


Innovation and Digital Evolution of Post Secondary Education


Alper Utku

President and Co-Founder. European Leadership University

Dhawal Shah

CEO, Class Central


Svenia Busson

Founder, Learnspace


Networking Break


Navigated Learning and GPS for Education

Education is a basic human right, yet educational access and opportunity--both nationally and internationally--is limited and unequal. While we have seen local success with amazing teachers or prestigious academic programs, we do not have success at scale. The tenacious hold of the current model of education means students lack agency to learn in a variety of ways.

Prasad Ram, PhD

Founder & CEO, Gooru


Anshul Arora

Co Founder Edvance


Khan Academy. 10 years of Innovation and Impact

Vipul Redey

Head – School Enablement at Khan Academy


Anshul Arora

Co Founder Edvance


Networking Break


Innovation and New Product at Pearson

Ujjwal Singh

Vice President – New Product & Solutions at Pearson


Utkarsh Lokesh

CEO, EdTech Review


Innovation & Investment in India and Emerging Markets

The rise of education investment and innovation in India. Emerging trends in financing education. ISAs and institutional accountability. Regional and cross-border venture capital flows. PE’s bricks and mortar obsession. The evolution of EdTech accelerators.

Pranjal Kumar

Head of Education Fund Investments, CFO, Bertelsmann India Investments


Patrick Brothers

Managing Director and Co-Founder, HolonIQ


Networking Reception


Networking Dinner and VIP Panel

ITC Gardenia, Bangalore