Vikraman Poduval Vikraman Poduval

As a seasoned leader in the IT industry, Vikraman Poduval has more than 20 years of IT solutions, business systems, innovation and product management experience.

Alef is a new AI-powered digital learning platform developed in the UAE. Poduval leads the IT strategy for Alef, which uses hypermedia content powered by artificial intelligence, and its design adopts natural language processing, advanced data science, and technology-enhanced content to deliver a system that engages students and encourages self-learning. 

Alef's educational design uses concepts like thematic interdisciplinary learning – where children learn to make connections between different fields and subjects; experiential learning – which encourages learning through experience and experiment; customised remediation strategies – which respond to the individual abilities and knowledge level of each student; and metacognition – where a student is encouraged to understand their own thought process. This design is then powered by natural language processing, advanced data science and technology enhanced content to deliver a system that engages students and encourages self-learning.

Previously, Poduval served as director of service portfolio and enterprise architecture at Injazat Data Systems, where he delivered strategic solutions across various fields, including artificial intelligence, cyber security and enterprise cloud. 

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.
 

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.