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Speaker’s Profile : Viplav Baxi

Director, Product and Digital Transformation, OUP

Viplav Baxi is Director, Product and Digital Transformation, at Oxford University Press (OUP), and an education researcher with about 24 years of experience in elearning and technology, He has a rich and diverse senior management experience and has held positions in the past in Technology (CTO) and Operations (President), Chief Product Architect and as a CEO for a start-up.

He has pioneered initiatives in technology and learning in India, such as prototyping one of India’s earliest learning and assessment portals in 1997 at IGNOU, the nation’s largest open distance learning university, building the technology infrastructure (2000-02) for egurucool.com, India’s first K12 online learning portal, and creating a pioneering 18-month long blended learning programme for the nation’s premier management institute, the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (2003-04). He was also the technology architect behind the acclaimed product for English language training (English Edge) in 2004, created with BBC Worldwide.

Apart from his work on education and technology for some of the leading education companies in India, he is a contributor to government and industry association-led committees on technology in education for K12, Higher education and Teacher Education. He is a frequent blogger, featured on eLearningLearning.com and has authored about 300 blog posts and articles.