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November 19, 2020
18:00 GMT+8 | 11:00 BST | 03:00 PDT

Our Speakers


Managing Director, India & APAC

Raghav leads Coursera in India and APAC. He is responsible for growing Coursera’s consumer and enterprise business in the region, thereby bringing the world’s best education to learners across Asia Pacific.

Raghav has 20 years of experience across consumer, internet and management consulting industries in India, Southeast Asia and Europe. Previously, Raghav led the Retail Practice of Strategy (erstwhile Booz & Co.) in India, and served as President of Technopak Advisors.

Raghav holds an MBA from INSEAD in France. He did his post graduation in fashion business management from the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi.

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Joyce Teo Siew Yean


Assistant Vice Chancellor and Vice President (Global Affairs)
Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Dr Joyce Teo Siew Yean is the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Vice President (Global Affairs) of Universiti Brunei Darussalam. With considerable experience in university internationalisation, she oversees the university international and internationalisation initiatives, with a particularly focus on activities and partnerships of university-wide strategic importance that support the university’s Vision and Mission.

She received her PhD Economics from University of Queensland, where she majored in Labour Economics and Econometrics. Her research focuses on applied economics and economics policy. Much of her work have been on economics policies and international trade. She is the first Bruneian econometrician and also one of the senior economists in the country. Her specialization extends to matters pertinent to international trade relations especially on Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) where her professional appointments include Member of APEC HRD Working Group (Capacity Building Network), and she also served on several international committees for projects involving ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), East Asia Free Trade Area (EAFTA), and Comprehensive Economic Partnership for East Asia (CEPEA), etc.

She was the Distinguished Speaker invited for the 13th AsiaEurope Lecture Tour and also has been Visiting Fellow at Sanford School of Public Policy (Duke University). Dr Joyce Teo is also a Member of Competition Commission Brunei Darussalam.


Vice Chancellor
SRMIST, Chennai

Dr Sandeep Sancheti, known as Institution Builder, holds a Ph D from Queens University of Belfast UK, M.Sc. (Engg.) from DTU Delhi and B.Tech (Electronics) from NIT Warangal.

He is currently the Vice Chancellor, SRMIST, Chennai and also the Past President of Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi. Formerly he was the President of Manipal University Jaipur, Director NIT Delhi and Director NITK Surathkal.

He is also serving different professional bodies like SPIC MACAY, FICCI, CII,
EPSI, Atal Innovation Mission, DRDO, RAC etc. in different capacities. In addition, he is on various national level bodies of UGC, AICTE, AIU for higher education related matters and has been a part of Indian delegations abroad.

In past he was a Member of XIIth Plan Preparation Committee for MHRD, Member
Executive Council – AICTE New Delhi, Chairman AIEEE, Chairman DASA Scheme of MHRD, Academic Advisory Board of Microsoft India etc.

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Officer-in-Charge, Office of the Deputy Executive Director; and
Director, International Affairs Staff
Commission on Higher Education, Philippines

She completed programs on Intellectual Property Training Course for Intellectual Property under JICA grants, Advanced courses on GATS WTO and Free Trade Agreements with APEC grant, and Adult Education Training Program with the OISE- University of Toronto.

Presently, she is the Secretary-General of the University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP) Philippines National Secretariat, the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Focal for higher education in the Philippines and Philippine focal for the UNESCO Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications in the Asia-Pacific Region among other representations. She has chaired several senior-level meetings within the region and spoken and presented on various topics on higher education in global platforms. She also leads numerous international and local projects for the Commission and partners.

She has also been recognized by the University of the Philippines College of Law for her distinguished achievements in public service.

Her most notable achievement however, is her two sons, Jeffrey and Enzo, who takes on her best qualities and more.


Vice Chancellor
KL Deemed to be University, Vijayawada, India

Dr L SS Reddy have 35 years of experience in teaching, of which 30plus years as administrator and 18 years as head of institutions. He holds a rich experience at all levels of teaching , and last 6 years as Vice Chancellor of a premier institute in the country. He is Vice Chancellor at K L University which has NAAC A++ and is a category 1 status. Under his leadership KL University is among the top universities in the country.



Editor and Program Designer
QS Quacquarelli Symonds

Anton John Crace is Editor and Program Designer in the QS Intelligence Unit in Singapore. Through his role, he edits QS’ university news and rankings supplements. He has worked within international education for almost a decade including within an education provider, education agent training platform and media.

He was the Asia Pacific Editor of The PIE News, an international education media outlet, and broke stories including the decision of some universities to pay Indian agents GST and the New Zealand government’s decision to scrap a review into in-study work rights for international students. For many years he was also a familiar face on the conference circuit throughout the Asia Pacific through live tweeting – follow him on Twitter @antoncrace.

Anton was recognized as the Universities Australia Higher Education Journalist of the Year in 2019 at the National Press Club of Australia, and received the Excellence Award for Professional Commentary from the International Education Association of Australian in 2018.


Past Episodes

Students and graduates face new challenges in the education and job markets. We discuss what skills students in Eastern Europe need to prepare for tomorrow.

– Nayeli Wild, Director, University Partnerships. Coursera
– Olga Mamaeva, Deputy Head Of Elearning, Hse University
– Peter Szakal, Director, Directorate For Academic Affairs, University Of Szeged
– Ekaterina Lyubimova, Director Of Digital Content Service, University 2035

As the world changes, the skills graduates and workers require for employment are also changing. We look at the findings of QS’ Global Skils Gap report and discuss with employers.

– Sean O Ferguson, Associate Dean, Asia School of Business (ASB)
– Esra Aldhaen, Executive Director, Quality Assurance and Accreditation, Ahlia University Bahrain
– Alex Chisholm, Head of Analytics, QS Quacquarelli Symonds

Many students expect they will be able to find a job after their studies and undertake an internship during it. How are universities engaging with employers and how can they continue to do so during a period of social distancing?

– Beverley Oliver, Emeritus Professor and Principal Consultant, EduBrief
– Kym Nguyen, Director, Global Market Development, QS Enrolment Solutions
– Gordon Scott, Managing Director, Successful Graduate Pty Ltd

Partnerships are integral for growth and innovation. Private sector and education provider collaboration has driven excellence, but creating that collaboration is not straightforward. This episode considers how reputation can be used to foster partnerships for the future.

– Andy Free, Head Of Partner Markets, Impero Software
– Ann Gabriel, Senior Vice President For Global Strategic Networks, Elsevier
– David Reggio, Frsa, Global Head Of Consulting, Qs Quacquarelli Symonds

The traditional classroom model is in many ways a controlled environment which eliminates many distraction. Online, however, removes control from lecturers and tutors. How can institutions maintain student engagement online and avoid losing to other distractions?

– Dr Betty Vandenbosch, Chief Content Officer, Coursera
– Alex Chisholm, Head of Analytics, QS Quacquarelli Symonds
– Dr Gog Soon Joo, Chief Futurist, Chief Skills Officer, Chief Research Officer, SkillsFuture Singapore