Krishna Kumar founded Simplilearn.com in 2009 and in the years following he has built the company into a leading global player in training for professional certification courses.
As the CEO of Simplilearn, Krishna is responsible for accelerating growth and driving new business opportunities for the organization’s integrated suite of e-learning courseware and services. His focus is on guiding end-to-end strategy to advance Simplilearn’s position in high-growth markets across the globe.
In a short span, his enterprise has trained over 400000 professionals across 150+ countries; earning its place in the spotlight.
As a leader, Krishna brings a rare combination of creative, analytical and operational skills. He believes in balancing technology with human interaction in delivering a world class learning experience. Under his leadership, the business has dramatically expanded across continents, enhancing its advance capabilities to impart learning solutions.
Krishna attributes much of his success to learning from his earlier entrepreneurial venture. Previously, Krishna was the Co-founder & COO of TechUnified – a software product business for enterprise customers, which he exited successfully in 2007 by selling it to a listed company. Prior to the acquisition, TechUnified was known for its best-in-class products in areas of mobile banking, voice banking and telecom self-care.
Krishna began his career as a software engineer with Infosys. He earned his engineering degree from NIT, Suratkal. Apart from exploring his entrepreneurial skills, Krishna is fond of athletics, is interested in reading books of all genres and has a passion for teaching and learning.
Today, India is home to more than 365 million youth with immense potential to fast-track its growth. The National Policy for Skill Development (NPSD), 2009 has espoused a target of 500 million trained youth by 2022. The recent developments in online learning come after realization of the fact that lack of education infrastructure, up-to-date course curricula and qualified teachers are some of the main reasons behind the unskilled white collared workforce in the country.
Rooted in a rich tradition of teaching and learning methodologies, India drew countless students many hundreds of years ago. However, we couldn't sustain this stature due to lack of innovation, sluggish regulations in the system and political motives which eventually resulted in hordes of graduates moving to the US and UK to get specialised in subjects that India was not able to offer. However, now, thanks to technology, India is becoming an education hub all over again.
Just a few years ago we were introduced to the advantages of e-learning over traditional classroom training. Today, we're going a step further with mobile-learning, a need of the future. Mobile-learning is more than merely learning on a portable device. It is a method of acquiring knowledge and skills on the go in an interactive and informal environment.