Leadership Award

Leadership Award Shortlist

The award for leadership goes to the individual that is continually raises the bar when using EdTech in their institution for the greater good of students and staff alike. Demonstrating outside-the-box thinking and modelling best practice.

Anirudh Gupta

CEO, DCM Group of Schools, India
At an early age, Mr. Gupta has scaled glorious heights of success and is endowed with lot of rare qualities of head and heart. He is a leading Edupreneur, an Eminent Writer, enthusiastic Social Worker and qualified Environmental Engineer having done his Master’s in International Trade and Finance. As a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, he has worked on various projects for effective traffic management in India and has extensive knowledge in the areas of education, solid waste management, environment protection. His work has been acknowledged with numerous awards like Educational Entrepreneur of the Year -2016 by Indian Education Congress, Young Entrepreneur Award and more.

Tzu-Hua Wang

Associate Dean and Professor, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
College of Education at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan embarked on an initiative called 'Tsing Hua STEAM School to better prepare K-12 students in Taiwan for Industry 4.0 and beyond’, with the goal of providing all students with quality STEAM education and increasing employability. The initiative was was advocated and promoted by Prof. Chi-Hui Lin and Prof. Tzu-Hua Wang since 2018, and a new teaching model named "DDMT Teaching Model" has been created. Apart from alignment to curriculum standards, students are encouraged to create solutions to daily problem revolving technology. Eventually, they hope students will integrate AI and IoT at high schools.

Derek Haoyang Li

Founder and Chairman, Squirrel AI Learning by Yixue Group, China
Derek Li, a serial entrepreneur, founded Squirrel AI in 2014 after co-founded Only Education the first education company listed in China’s A-shares market. Squirrel AI is China's unicorn company to apply an adaptive learning to K-12 education. Li’s charisma attracted and retained international talents to collaborate the best of their strengths and diverse technological backgrounds. Lee believes that adaptive learning technology will revolutionize global education, solving unfairness and the disparate development of educational resources.

Pradeep Nair

Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Chief Academic Officer, Taylor's University, Malaysia
As a foremost leader who shifted paradigm in curriculum design, Professor Dr Pradeep Nair has been transforming learning and teaching practices in the Malaysian higher education sector since 2012. As a role model who thinks outside-the-box, he was invited to share experience on Taylor’s fluid and organic curriculum in the government driven forums and to academic team of other universities locally and internationally. These modules won the First Prize in Malaysian Education Minister's AKRI Award and championed the launch of “Preparing 21st Century Teachers for Teach Less, Learn More Pedagogies” book published by IGI Global as a core reference title for Education in Dec 2019.
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