In The Age Of Google And Netflix... Why Is It Still So Difficult To Learn? Enter the Knowledge Cloud
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In this latest episode of our ‘Learning Leaders’/Season 5 stream of the podcast, I have the privilege of sharing one of the most stimulating conversations I’ve had since starting ‘Learning Is The New Working.’ It’s with a true Workplace Learning giant - global Influencer, serial entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist engineer, former Obama Digital Fellow and one-time public servant Karl Mehta. Gain the benefit of our near-hour of conversation and insights the CEO (or as he jokes, ‘Chief Plumber and Problem Unblocker’!) we uncover with the Founder of what he calls the ‘AI-powered Knowledge Cloud’ that’s EdCast. Karl gives us an overview of a very busy life running not just that company but a bunch of great non-profits like Code for India, as well as: a life journey from growing up in India and adopting an engineering but also an entrepreneurial mindset from very early on; the personal reasons behind his comparatively recent move into the $7bn edtech market; his conviction that Learning and Working can and should be the same thing; a deep dive into the EdCast product story - and why 250,000 Indian IT experts are already on-board with it; the story of his time in the White House; why, and soon, the L&D department will have to get involved in the learning and training of robot talent; why edtech procurement can get so (needlessly) complicated; why there can be no digital transformation without workforce transformation; if there's a specific Indian approach to education, and is it one America wants or not; and much more.
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