Laurent Fauville Laurent Fauville

Laurent Fauville is the new head of IT at Taaleem, which is the second largest operator of premium schools in the UAE. His responsibilities include future IT strategy and coordinating all applications, infrastructure and support for Taaleem schools. He is also responsible for data management and security.

His immediate focus is to ensure that Taaleem, as a group, is VAT ready for the changes coming on January 1, 2018. Alongside this, Taaleem’s strategy is to move more of its operation into the cloud and into an extremely agile model. This will give all their schools much more flexibility to use technologies such as virtual reality that enhances learning opportunities. Data intelligence will also play a key part in the first year to enable all levels of leadership within the organization to have accurate, real time information to enable smarter, dynamic, decision making.

Laurent is a strong supporter of empowering those in the education sector to create digital, and hands-on learning experiences that are customisable, adaptable, and highly relevant. He also strongly believes that central to his operational role is the enhancement of opportunities in schools and the development of the young people needed to fill the ever-increasing demand for talent in the digital world.

Prior to joining Taaleem, Fauville was head of IT in a variety of organisations ranging from luxury brands to the military sector. Before coming to the UAE, he had over 13 years of experience as a head of IT and IT manager in the financial, FMG, search and rescue industries. 

Hitesh Bhagat

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Laurent Fauville

Head of IT, Taaleem

Laurent Fauville is responsible for Taaleem's future IT strategy and coordinating all applications, infrastructure and support.

Mark Steed

Director, Jumeirah English Speaking School

Mark Steed has a particular interest in how new technologies can be used in education.

Meera Kaul

Founder and President, Foundation and Women in STEM

Meera Kaul has incubated, financed and promoted technology enabled ventures in US, Europe and the emerging markets of Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Sheeraz Ahmed

Head of Information Technology, Fortes Education

Sheeraz Ahmed provides leadership for the continued development throughout the Fortes Education's schools and nurseries.

Vikraman Poduval

Chief Technology Officer, Alef

Vikraman Poduval has more than 20 years of IT solutions, business systems, innovation and product management experience.
 

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.

Laurent Fauville

Head of IT, Taaleem

Laurent Fauville is responsible for Taaleem's future IT strategy and coordinating all applications, infrastructure and support.

Mark Steed

Director, Jumeirah English Speaking School

Mark Steed has a particular interest in how new technologies can be used in education.

Meera Kaul

Founder and President, Foundation and Women in STEM

Meera Kaul has incubated, financed and promoted technology enabled ventures in US, Europe and the emerging markets of Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Sheeraz Ahmed

Head of Information Technology, Fortes Education

Sheeraz Ahmed provides leadership for the continued development throughout the Fortes Education's schools and nurseries.

Vikraman Poduval

Chief Technology Officer, Alef

Vikraman Poduval has more than 20 years of IT solutions, business systems, innovation and product management experience.