Vivek Agarwal is Chief Executive Officer at LIQVID, one of India’s fastest growing eLearning companies. He graduated from IIM- Calcutta where he majored in Finance and Business Strategy. In 1998, he came out with a dynamic venture called eGurucool, which raised it flag high with over US$11 million in venture capital financing and emerged as the pioneer in the field of elearning in India. After a successful journey with eGurucool, he established LIQVID in November 2002. Ever passionate about education, Vivek added another feature in Liqvid’s cap with the introduction of EnglishEdge. With over 1600 hours of content & 200,000 satisfied users every year across the country, EnglishEdge has emerged as a front-runner in this industry. Vivek is committed to make quality education and training available to billions of people at a cost that they can afford and at a place that they can access. He is also a visiting faculty at the International Management Institute, New Delhi.
Manish, Co-founder and Chief Evangelist of LIQVID, has been educated at IIT, Delhi & BIT, Mesra. He has over 19 years of experience in the elearning industry and has earlier worked with NIIT and Lionbridge Technologies earlier. Amongst his key assignments he has managed the eLearning content division of a 10 Million USD Offshore Development Center (ODC) for one of the world’s largest publishing company. As part of his responsibilities here he built a team of nearly 200 eLearning professionals where he also helped roll out SEI-CMM Level 5, ISO 9001 and PMI certifications. He has also managed projects for Several Fortune 500 companies like Intel, Standard Chartered P&G, HP, Microsoft, Motorola, Apple, Cisco etc. In the K-12 segment, he helped shape the Smart schools project for the Ministry of education –Malaysia and has created several Edutainment CD ROM titles for the school (K-12) audience.
In LIQVID he was earlier responsible for the entire operations of the Services business including pre sales. He contributed in building a good client base of Fortune 500 companies such as HP, CISCO, Adobe, Motorola, Standard Chartered etc. He now heads the English language product development function at Liqvid and apart from the popular LAN based products is working on new educational technology areas particularly mobile, internet and learning devices (tablets) related learning technologies and approaches. He also supports the Services and English product business for acquiring customers and in overall sales function.
He believes that quality with scale can only be achieved through the intervention of technology. He regularly writes about educational technology/ eLearning for leading publications in India. He is also a member of PHD Chamber of Commerce’s education sub- committee and FICCI’s Education sub-committee on MOOCs.
Pankaj heads the Enterprise business at LIQVID. He has over 18 years of experience in the domain, working on myriad customer segments across Corporates, Government, Higher Education and K to 12.
He joined LIQVID as part of the founding team in 2004 and has been instrumental in building the bespoke custom content business at LIQVID.
Prior to joining LIQVID, he worked on key assignments at General Electric. He was instrumental in building the Center of Excellence for GE Security and was a key member in setting up large account teams for GE Medical Systems, Williams.
Prior to General Electric, he worked with NIIT and as part of the core group, helped successfully set up team for the large scale Multimedia Super Corridor initiative of the Ministry of Education in Malaysia.
Pankaj is passionate about the domain and is always looking to explore new challenges in the Education Technology space. Besides, having significant experience in driving ‘Change’ at a business level, he has also identified and driven key business strategies and worked through several global level partnerships to help increase 'Value to customers and partners', in the ever changing volatile global scenario.
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