As the ed-tech space continues to burgeon at a phenomenal pace, technology has been the major fuel boosting its progress. Organisations desiring to carve out a lion’s share of the market are investing massive sums of money on technological progress. upGrad is one of the key players in the ed-tech game. The edtech’s technology team is soaring to new heights, thanks to the persistent efforts of this week’s changemaker.
Meet Chintan Sheth, Vice President- Technology at upGrad
While leading a team of 80 strong, Chintan navigates upGrad across the ocean of fast-paced change. Today, we will be delving deep into his work, his achievements at upGrad, and his upcoming plans for this educational firm. Here we go!
Sparking the flames of technological interest
As a student, Chintan was always driven by his interest in the field of computer science. This coupled with his desire to teach learners and providing industry-relevant content made him join the ed-tech arena. So, after knowing about upGrad’s mission, my Changemaker decided to leverage his skills at this ed-tech firm.
Mr Sheth handles the performance, scalability, testing, quality assurance, and security of core platforms at upGrad, along with the data engineering and education support teams. Apart from this, enhancing the speed of the upGrad mobile app and the website comes under his purview. Furthermore, as Chintan plans to expand his team, he is also responsible for seeking out suitable talent for his team.
Chintan’s work at upGrad is all about making the platform more flexible for the smooth onboarding of learners. He also works to expand upGrad’s presence to even more nations and regions than before. Chintan is also involved in analysing the information churned out from the data analytics, data science, business analytics and product analytics teams. The data is then monitored and optimisation efforts are implemented whenever necessary.
Skills that propel Chintan’s passion for work
Chintan is imbibed with a strong skill set for people management and project management. Rearchitecting platforms and upskilling innovations for learners are other major areas that my Changemaker is well-endowed in. One of his greatest strengths is his in-depth and strong knowledge of network security.
Chintan leading the future of upGrad
As upGrad expands, both in learner capacity and revenue, Chintan wants to expand the new dynamic market generation platform.This entails creating subscription offerings from reputed international institutes. While for now it includes institutes such as University of Arizona, Michigan State University, and others, Chintan plans to extend the same benefits from Ivy-league universities such as Harvard and Princeton.
He is also working on rearchitecting upGrad’s network that will make learners across geographies use its services. To achieve this, the portal also has to be scaled to match the growing number of learners and introduce a global attendance capability to offer a seamless educational experience. These future projects are expected to boost upGrad’s market footprint, learner base and increase revenue inflow overall.
Factors boosting Chintan’s technological passion
Chintan’s work mantra is:
“Focus on Strategy, Planning, Design Thinking, Timely Execution and Precision.”
This helps Chintan to carefully plan his work and ensure its timely delivery. According to Chintan, a challenging environment is conducive to his growth. It helps him to go beyond his comfort zone and enhance his capabilities. He credits this aspect of him behind being the proprietor of vast knowledge about various domains.
Apart from his work, Chintan loves to be physically active and loves to spend an afternoon playing tennis.
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