Mr. Stefaan Van Hooydonk is a senior industry leader – have had long stints with global majors like Philips,Nokia & Agfa. He set up a corporate university for Nokia in Greater China. In this role he was responsible for global e-learning strategy for Nokia’s employees, partners as well as end users – setting up structures & processes to reach out to over 200 million users. He was also the driving force behind company’s goal of introducing mobile learning and edu-gaming to users around the world. In Philips Mr. Stefaan took over the responsibility as Chief Learning Officer of Lighting division, globally. He introduced the notion of “speed to knowledge” resulting in a big focus in Philips on Digital Learning, knowledge transparency and informal learning. He is currently associated as Chief Learning Officer with Flipkart, India’s largest on line retailer. Mr. Stefaan is setting up Flipkart university as a vehicle for people and organizations to accelerate their (un) learning in 21st century.
Mr. Marc Dunham is a senior business leader with a rich global experience in the areas of Sales, Project Management, Product Management, Marketing and Business Development. He has been associated at senior management levels with global majors – Alcatel-Lucent, Siemens, Telefonica UK, Nortel. In his last assignment at ALU, he led the Alcatel-Lucent University business for the Americas. Previous to that role Mr. Dunham led Customer Operations for Wireline and Wireless Convergence Services business for the North American market, providing network planning, design, integration, optimization and convergence services to Tier 1 & Tier 2 carriers, cable operators, government & enterprise customers. Mr. Dunham spent 14 years in Europe in a variety of management roles with Alcatel, Telefonica and Siemens.
Mr. Dunham is currently with Methode Electronics in Texas as a Vice President and General Manager of the Data Solutions Group, a diversified portfolio of products supporting the telecommunications, data communications and data center industries with versatile data center infrastructure; structured cabling, UPS and managed services.
Mr. Ruediger Kortmann is a senior business leader with a broad wealth of global experience with leadership in multinational corporations, ranging from software engineering, customer project management, product line management to corporate learning in the telecommunication industry. He has been holding senior leadership positions in the last 25 years in all of these fields, most of them with a global responsibility. Mr. Kortmann did spearhead several global transformations including the one with Alcatel Lucent university, with the result that the entity became one of the front ranking corporate universities in telecommunication space globally.
Mr. Kortmann currently is engaged with Nokia education as its Chief Operating Officer and spearheading another major global transformation.
Manjula Sridhar is the founder of ArgByte Technologies an online platform for cyber security for Individuals. She has an extensive background in technology industry. In her previous roles, she was a Senior Director with Arcot a payment security company (acquired by CA Technologies). Before Arcot she was the founder and CTO of Aujas Network.
She spent large part of early career with Lucent Technologies and worked in wireless network domain. She is a fellow at ispirt a think tank for Indian Entrepreneurship and a mentor at IIMB’s incubation center NSRCell as well as Microsoft Ventures.
She also runs a bootcamp for early entrepreneurs at ikenstartup.org
Malvieka Joshi has 27+ years of experience and for the last 17 years it has been in the Telecom domain. Prior to joining Ciena she worked as Assistant Vice President with Fibcom India Limited which was a joint venture of Tellabs. She has also worked with OSRAM India a multinational FMCG Company. She has been wearing both the legal and HR hats in the previous organizations and has handled mergers and acquisitions well. Her exposure in FMCG, Banking and electronics domain have given her the necessary experience to handle all kinds of talent and workforce.
She is a FCS from the Institute of Company Secretaries and has done a certificate course from Cornell University in General Management with HR. She is also Director Memberships and Secretary of Internal coach Federation, Delhi NCR Chapter. She is a certified coach and has many awards to her credit including the superwoman achiever award, 2016.