Senior Director - Global Partnerships, Advisory & Consulting - Connecta®, Adjunct Faculty - Assumption University, Former Global Director Technology & Risk Management - GEMS Education, Former CIO - Athena Education.

Dr. Manoj Varghese is a senior technology, education technology & innovation leader with over two decades of international experience. He is an EdTech researcher with strong knowledge of BYOD, STEM Education & 21st century learning skills. Manoj traveled over 40 countries and keep exploring.

As Sr. Director at Connecta Education Ltd, Manoj leads consultancy, innovation initiatives, business strategy&strategic partnerships with schools, colleges and partners.

Connecta Education is a global education innovation company focusing on School&College Audit, Consulting & Advisory, Technology Advisory and Consulting, Web Portals, Conferences, Summits & Workshops.

Multinational consulting team associated with Connecta Education has over 200 man years of proven international education experience with the world’s leading organisations.

Manoj worked as Sr. Director-Innovation, Strategy&Partnerships(consultancy) at Consilience earlier, where he led innovation initiatives, business strategy&strategic partnerships.

Manoj was the Global Director – Technology&Risk Management at GEMS Education(World’s largest private school operator) leading the Technology Strategy, Executive Strategic Planning, Technology Governance, Compliance, Security, Risk&Audit for 250+ GEMS’ global and partner schools, and related businesses in 10 countries.

As a Project Director at GEMS, Manoj led all aspects of Pre-Operational ICT for over 45 new International School projects in North America, UK, Europe, Africa, Middle East, India, Singapore, Malaysia&China, and two prestigious Higher Education projects for its university campuses in Dubai.

He was the Project Director of GEMS’ SAP ERP project, where SAP S/4 HANA was implemented over 180 schools integrated with School Management System. He was the Architect of GEMS proprietary ERP, VLE&School Bus Management Systems.

Manoj is an IT Engineering Graduate, has completed the MBA program in Systems and has an MS and PhD in E-Learning Methodology.

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