Dr. Joseph Nettikaden Dr. Joseph Nettikaden

Dr Joseph Nettikaden is responsible for setting the technology vision and strategy for Esol Education, with over nine international schools around the world. He oversees the integration of technology into Esol schools’ curricula, with a strong focus on the administration, operations and implementation of technology programmes.

As part of his mandate, Nettikaden also explores new, innovative technologies to enhance teaching and learning at all Esol Education schools. He manages the technology departments at all Esol schools, which strive to provide an exceptional user experience to students and teachers, by taking advantage of organisational synergies and the standardisation of operational processes.

With the growth of Esol Education, and the recent launches of new schools in Hong Kong, Dubai and Bahrain, Nettikaden is currently leading turnkey technology implementation projects at each school, integrating enrolment management, learning management, student information and financial management systems, as well as directing the schools’ hardware and IT operation needs, in advance of school operations commencing.

Prior to joining Esol Education, Nettikaden was vice president for information for a market research company focusing on qualitative research. He was instrumental in providing a common technology services platform and integrated services model for standardising technology operations at Fieldwork Inc.

Prior to this, he has played key roles at leading software companies (Infor and CA), in the implementation of customer relationship management software and web-based technologies.

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Dr. Joseph Nettikaden

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Dr Joseph Nettikaden is responsible for setting the technology vision and strategy for Esol Education.

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Ashith Piriyattiath

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Dr. Joseph Nettikaden

Chief Information Officer, Esol Education

Dr Joseph Nettikaden is responsible for setting the technology vision and strategy for Esol Education.

Gordon Stewart

Chief Information Officer, GEMS Education

Gordon Stewart leads GEMS Education’s MENASA's information technology department and manages related products and services.

Hitesh Bhagat

Group Head – Educational Technology, Innoventures Education

Hitesh Bhagat is responsible for consolidating the efforts at the group level to maximise the integration of technology into teaching and learning.

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