byteXL Adds Education and Technology Visionaries to New Advisory Board

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byteXL Adds Education and Technology Visionaries to New Advisory Board

Posted on March 14, 2022

byteXL – one of the leading experiential learning platforms for aspiring IT careers, announced the onboarding of two prominent advisory board members – Mr. Lalitha Prasad, a former scientist at the ISRO and former Director of Corporate Learning Center, TCS and Leadingindia’s Dr. Deepak Garg. ai, dean of the school of computer science and engineering at Bennett University. Tech industry and academic leaders hold a repertoire of experience on 5 and 2 decades respectively and proven capabilities in higher education, learning and development, deep reinforcement learning, emerging technologies and data analytics.

Mr. Lalitha Prasad brings to the table a wealth of experience with nearly 5 decades of expertise as a Scientist at Vikram Sarabhai Space Center, ISRO, and as Head – Corporate Learning Center at Tata Consultancy Services. The seasoned expert earned his master’s degree in applied mathematics in 1972 from Andhra University and was a scientist at the space center for 24 years. During his tenure at ISRO, he was also a member of the ISRO Software Engineering Standards Committee and also qualified as an auditor for ISO 9001. He has extensive Unix training experience , C, C++, OOP, web technologies, Python and Python-based tools for 10-25 years, in large organizations like World Bank Group, Quest Global, IIITMK, among others. His basic science and math skills help him bring astute analytical abilities and critical thinking. As head of the Corporate Learning Center at TCS, he has empowered his trainees with crucial decision-making, business leadership and problem-solving skills and helps them to be at the top of innovation through strategic partnerships.

Dr. Deepak Garg is a key figure in Indian academia and startups with his IEEE leadership and social connection. He is director of the NVIDIA-Bennett AI Research Center and also director of leadindia.ai – a national AI research and skills initiative, dean of the school of computer science and engineering at Bennett University. He has extensive experience in delivering projects on time and with quality metrics, higher education, research project management, deep reinforcement learning and data analytics. . With a view to transforming higher education, it is able to hire quality professors, generate international grants, establish industrial and foreign collaborations are its strengths in addition to achieving the objectives of Industry Scale Consultancy.

After the induction of the eminent members of the advisory board, Mr. Karun Tadepalli, CEO and Co-Founder – byteXL noted, “EdTech has revolutionized the way students learn now, from kindergarten through college. byteXL takes the trend a step further by preparing career-ready candidates than just academics so students can handle any what the industry’s situation is from day one of their employment.We are encouraged to go the extra mile with the addition of the right kind of expertise to join us in driving our vision of improving the employability quotient of IT students Mr. Prasad and Mr. Garg bring a wealth of experience in delivering unique industry solutions by identifying critical business requirements and giving them a competitive edge.Their insights and knowledge of new era technologies and the higher education will be an asset to byteXL as we plan to expand multiple times in 2022.”

“The company already works with 72,000 students and aims to grow more than 3 times reaching more 2,40,000 students. As byteXL is growing at a rapid pace, we needed experienced advisors to guide the business through this phase,” Mr. Tadepalli added.

“Indian IT students have been facing a disconnect with industry demands. This issue of immense importance needs to be addressed. I found the byteXL team has done a wonderful job in helping institutes to manage this. It is a privilege for me to be part of the byteXL team and contribute to the development of highly skilled technology professionals for the country,” said Dr Deepak Garg be part of the byteXL team.

On his new role at byteXL, Mr. Lalitha Prasad commented, “In my 50 years of professional journey, I have noticed all along that there is no shortage of talent in India, but how we help them shape their career path has been the missing link. .byteXL, in a short time, has done important work in this area, and I would like to support them in this nation-building task by enabling students to become more skilled in emerging technologies and obtain appropriate employment opportunities. By partnering with byteXL, I hope to bring years of both scientific and consulting expertise.

byteXL has seen incredible growth in just two years since launch and has gained tremendous traction from engineering schools. More than 72,000 students from 70 colleges actively learn about the byteXL platform with a commitment rate of more than 90%. byteXL has partnerships with Microsoft, GoDaddy Academy, Fortinet NSE, Leading India AI and Skysthelimit.org for program verification and certifications.

Sam D. Gomez