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Chairman and Managing Director
Dr. Vikas Joshi is a technology entrepreneur who believes in building innovative products that make a difference. As founder, chairman, and managing director at the Harbinger Group, he leads a growing organization serving global customers with its cutting-edge software products and services. Vikas is passionate about interactive e-learning, and is also a recognized thought leader in this domain. He holds two US patents based on his inventions in education technology. His best-known product innovation is Raptivity ™ , the world’s first rapid interactivity builder, which makes learning engaging and fun.
Leveraging Harbinger’s core capabilities, Vikas and his team have developed a service model that helps other companies build their own products. Today, Harbinger is a well-established provider of software product development services to some of the world’s best known technology companies. Large global firms use Harbinger’s content development services to build custom e-learning.
A Harvard Business School alum, Vikas earned his doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania, where his research in entrepreneurship addressed the co-evolution of technology firms and founders. American Educational Research Association recognized his work as Dissertation of the Year 2017. Earlier, he completed his undergrad engineering degree at IIT Bombay and masters in computer science at Syracuse University.
As a business leader, Vikas believes in inspiring and developing leaders and professionals. He encourages continuous learning in his team of over five hundred employees.
Vikas enjoys sharing his creative reflections on work and life with others through his writings and speeches. His favorite topics include interactive learning, product innovation, and entrepreneurship. He is a member of the World Entrepreneurship Forum in Lyon, France. He divides his time between Silicon Valley and Pune, India.
Harbinger Interactive Learning
Poonam is a seasoned professional with more than 12 years of experience in eLearning industry. She started her career as a programmer with device driver programming; and eventually got associated with the product division at Harbinger. In the products division, her key responsibilities spanned across a varied range of functions, right from product design, engineering, and management to leading product marketing.
Poonam heads the Harbinger Interactive Learning business operations along with sales planning and strategy. Poonam is enthusiastic about new learning technologies and leads the thought leadership team at Harbinger. She also works closely with marketing for online, direct, buzz, viral and social media marketing.