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ArdorComm New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2023 held at Chennai, Tamil Nadu on 28th April 2023 #ELSAChennai #ELSATamilNadu

ArdorComm Media Group (A Media Start-up) hosted the ‘New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2023’ as the 1st & Biggest ‘Physical Event’ in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on 28th April 2023. ELSA Chennai was the Sixth successful event of the NEW NORMAL – ELSA series.

The Summit’s theme focused on “Vision 2030: Expanding Boundaries of Education, Skill and Employability”.

The symposium brought together Pre-school, School & Higher Education Leaders, Innovators, Policymakers and EdTech Experts, to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the education sector in the post-pandemic world.

The Knowledge forum witnessed who’s who from government, pre-schools, schools, universities, colleges, engineering institutes, B-schools, skill institutions, and experts from corporate, EdTech companies & education startups. Deliberating, showcasing & presenting best & next practices in school, higher, skill and technical education. The event celebrated the success stories of all educators who have been continuously working for the betterment of the current teaching-learning scenario.

Chandan Anand, Founder, CEO & Group Editor of ArdorComm Media Group, emphasized on the event theme saying, “Vision 2030 is a strategic plan that aims to expand the boundaries of education, skill, and employability. This plan envisions a future where people have access to quality education and training that prepares them for the changing demands of the workforce. It also aims to develop and implement innovative solutions that increase employability and bridge the skills gap. By investing in education and training, Vision 2030 seeks to create a workforce that is equipped with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to succeed in the global economy. This approach will not only benefit individuals but will also lead to economic growth and development for nations as a whole.”

The Presenting Partner of the event was LinkedIn, the Platinum Partner was Anthology. The Gold Partner            was KALOREX, Silver Partners was ERP LOGIC – SAP Partner. The EdTech Partner was D2L, Acoustic Partner was Knauf, Admission Automation Partner was ExtraaEdge. The Associate Partners were, DigitalEd, CHRYSAALIS i-Maths, Q&I. The Exhibitors were Matific, Jodo, Furtados school, SpaceBasic.

The Chief Guest of the event was Thiru Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi, Hon’ble School Education Minister, Govt. of Tamil Nadu. The Special Guests were Dr. M. Jayaprakasan (I.S.D.S), CEO, Naan Mudhalvan Skill Initiative, TNSDC, Govt. of Tamil Nadu and V Santhanam, Regional Director, National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), NIOS Regional Centre – Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Dr. G. Geetha, Director of Collegiate Education (FAC), Department of Higher Education, Govt. of Tamil Nadu.

The Eminent Guest Speakers were Dr. Uma Kannan, Founder Principal, Sri Venkateswara Group of Schools, Ambattur, Dr. Manjula Pooja Shroff, MD and CEO, Kalorex Group and Jayanth Prakash, Account Director & Regional Lead – South, Academics & Government, LinkedIn.

The Eminent Panel Speakers representing the schools, higher education and industry were, Anantha Krishnan B, CEO- Operations, Kalorex Group, R.S. Geetha, Principal, Sri Venkateswara Group of Schools, Narayanan Hariharan, Senior Associate Vice President and CE, AMM Foundation, Dr. K. Krishnasamy, Founder, Thaamarai World School, Dr. D. Dhanapal, Correspondent, Kovai Vidyashram Coimbatore and Kangayam, Dr. T. Sanjeevee Jayram, Founder and Managing Director, Cholan Group of Educational Institutions, Arunkumar G, Director and Founder, Newton’s Apple Public School, Sudhakar Joshi, Head – Marketing and Client Servicing, Chrysaalis I-Math India Pvt Ltd, Dr. K. Porkumaran, Principal, Sri Sairam Engineering College, Dr. S. Sriman Narayanan, Vice Chancellor, VELS Institute of Science Technology & Advanced Studies, Dr. Chadaram Sivaji, Vice Chancellor, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Dr. Sridhar. R, Vice Chancellor, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education (CARE), Prof. Dr. D.Viswanathan, Rector – Research and Development, Former Vice chancellor (Anna University), Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute, Jayanth Prakash, Account Director & Regional Lead – South, Academics & Government, LinkedIn, Dr. Prem Das Maheshwari, Business Director South Asia, D2L, Dr. L. Mahesh Kumar, Registrar, St. Peter’s Institute of Higher Education and Research, Dr. Sanjay Singh, Dean – School of Engineering and Technology, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan University, Dr. Ramesh S, Principal, Jerusalem College of Engineering, Prof. Padmanabhan Krishnan, Director, Academic Staff College, Vellore Institute of Technology, Dr. Shaleesha A. Stanley, Pro Chancellor, Jeppiaar University, Dr. D. Senthilkumar, Principal, T I Matriculation Higher Secondary School (AMM Foundation), Dr. R Meenakshi, Director Academics, Curriculum R and D, Cambridge PDQ Program leader IN 868, Vels Group Of Schools, Er. Dr. A. S. Prabu, EMD, SPK groups of companies, Chairman, SPK Gems Schools, Dr. A. V. Mayakkannan, Dean, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering and Technology, Dr. K Maran, Director, Sri Sai Ram Institute Of Management Studies, Swetha Balakrishnan, Secretary, Excel Matric HR Sec School.

The industry presentations were given by Raj Mruthyunjayappa, Chief Digital Officer and President, India, Anthology, Jayanth Prakash, Account Director & Regional Lead – South, Academics & Government, LinkedIn, Phillip Samuel Babu.S, Head Higher Education Skilling India & Subcontinent, SAP India, A. Varun Kumar, Head South, Knauf Ceiling Solutions, Supreetha Gonsalves, AVP, ExtraaEdge, Akash Gautam, Academic Head, Q&I and Thomson Digital

There were two Leadership Talk Sessions- A Roundtable Discussion that also took place at the summit, one was moderated by Anthology where education leaders spoke on the topic, “Innovating Education with Digital Infrastructure: Best Practices and Trends,” another was moderated by D2L where education leaders spoke on the topic, “Supporting Educators with Effective Learning Management Systems for Pedagogical Innovation.”

The Prestigious ArdorComm Education Leadership Awards 2023 aimed to acknowledge those Individuals, Educational Institutions, EdTech & Startups who have been tirelessly and fiercely working for the betterment of the Education Community.

Key Discussion Points of ‘ArdorComm New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2023’ #ELSAChennai #ELSATamilNadu :-  

  • Blended Education, Hybrid Class & Flipped Learning: Future of School Education in India.
  • The ‘New-Age’ Teaching Mechanism & Upskilling: Empowering 21st Century Learners.
  • Enabling Innovation in Admission, Enrolment, Examination & Assessment: A Sustainable Approach in HE.
  • Digital First: The Future Readiness with Robust and Flexible Digital Infrastructure.
  • Decoding NEP: Shaping India into a Global Knowledge Superpower

ArdorComm New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2023Chennai, Tamil Nadu was an important knowledge-sharing platform of the education community that cared deeply about imparting education and making teaching-learning process smoother and accessible to all. It highlighted a glimpse of the pre-school, school & higher education fraternity comprising India’s top educators, innovators, and dignitaries who came together to share their best practices and views. Let’s vow to be the game-changers in the education community in 2023. Thank you for participating & witnessing the ‘ArdorComm New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2023’. #ELSAChennai #ELSATamilNadu

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