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Vikas Joshi

Vikas Joshi: Chairman and Managing Director, Harbinger Group

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.

 
 
 
Jayant Kulkarni: Executive Director, Harbinger Knowledge Products

Jayant Kulkarni: Executive Director, Harbinger Knowledge Products

Jayant leads the award-winning Content Services business at Harbinger Knowledge Products. Under his leadership, the company has won recognition for its world-class eLearning content development capabilities. He has also promoted the innovative Custom Interactivity Building Solution (CIBS), which leverages Harbinger’s market-leading products.

Jayant has been instrumental in establishing successful business relationships for Harbinger in India, North America, Europe, UK and East Asia. He has represented Harbinger in international conferences and exhibitions on eLearning and Training.

 

At Harbinger Group, Jayant nurtures a special interest in organization development, with a focus on sales team effectiveness.

Jayant has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from University of Pune, and has over 24 years of professional experience in the diverse fields of interactive content development, eLearning software, CAD/CAM software and Manufacturing software. He has traveled extensively to US, UK, Middle East and Singapore during his various work assignments. Earlier in his career, he worked at Caterpillar USA, in Manufacturing Engineering Applications.

Jayant is fond of music. He is also involved in many social and cultural activities.

 
 
 
Swati Ketkar: Executive Director, Harbinger Systems

Swati Ketkar: Executive Director, Harbinger Systems

As Executive Director, Swati spearheads the rapid growth of Harbinger Systems, a global provider of software services. Since 1990, she has held various positions in the organization, involving engineering, project management, business development and leadership roles.

Swati’s leadership in sales and account management has helped Harbinger Systems establish a sound customer base worldwide. To support the rapid growth, Swati led the expansion of Harbinger Systems’ Redmond (WA) US headquarters and established its Santa Clara (CA) satellite office.

 

Swati believes in going that extra mile to give value to customers and delivering beyond their expectations. This mantra, which has helped Harbinger Systems build marquee customers such as Microsoft and Cisco, has also helped build enduring relationships with several smaller companies and technology startups.

In her successful professional journey, Swati has given a special emphasis to cadre building. She has been passionate about building highly motivated and effective teams, to carry the baton to a winning finish. She has achieved this by creating an environment that is nurturing and supportive to taking challenges for high level of performance benchmark.

The Institution of Engineers (India) honored Swati in the year 2003 with the Woman Entrepreneur award, commemorating Leelawati Mehendale.

Swati holds an MBA from University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Science, Pune University, India.s.

Swati is a founder member of the Harbinger Group.

 
 
 
Seema Chaudhary: President, Harbinger Knowledge Products, Inc.

Seema Chaudhary: President, Harbinger Knowledge Products, Inc.

Seema joined Harbinger Group in 2002 to leverage her knowledge and diverse experience in marketing, sales and business development for international markets, after 13 years of professional career in US.

During her years with Harbinger, Seema helped establish the company’s US headquarters in Redmond; created innovative and effective marketing campaigns to launch several products in the international market; and developed crucial long-lasting relationships with prominent and influential experts in the eLearning industry.

 

Seema has built a world class multi-shore marketing and sales team that has generated significant revenue growth every quarter. In addition, she has developed and maintained an excellent global network of partners that has propelled Harbinger's flagship products towards market leadership.

Seema has a Masters in Landscape Architecture from State University of New York (Syracuse) and a Bachelors in Architecture from University of Bombay, India. She is a Member of the eLearning Guild and American Society of Training and Development.

Seema serves on City of Redmond Arts Commission and pursues her passion for art thru various channels in the business and the community. She lives in Redmond, Washington with her husband and two sons.

 
 
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