Global Head of Student Operations - Udacity
Ishan Gupta is the Global Head of Student Operations for Udacity. Prior to this, he has been the Managing Director for Udacity, India. Udacity is empowering careers through tech education. It offers affordable and accessible Nanodegree programs for people around the world to get the jobs they want to improve their lives. Head- quartered in Silicon Valley with operations in China, Germany, India, Brazil and the UK, Udacity provides online education to millions of students in collaboration with top employers including Google, Facebook, AT&T, IBM Watson, Amazon Alexa, Mercedes, Didi Chuxing, FlipKart and more. The company’s Nanodegree program, a credential built and backed by industry, is designed to give students the skills they need to be in demand for the global workforce. The company offers Nanodegree programs across a range of subjects including self-driving cars, virtual reality development, AI engineering, machine learning, web and mobile development, and data analytics. Ishan’s role in Udacity as the Global Head for Student Operations is to help drive successful outcomes for students around the world. As the Managing Director for India, Ishan worked to build a strong team, launch more India-focused courses and take the Indian business to new heights. Ishan was until end of 2016, the Vice President(Business) at Paytm (India's largest mobile commerce company, valued at $6Bn). Before that, he was running EduKart in India, which he had founded in 2011. The company went on to become the largest education marketplace of India. The team at EduKart was acqui-hired by Paytm in early 2016. Ishan has earlier worked at Facebook as a growth manager for India, founded an education company and established a corporate development division for a telco services company. He did his engineering from University of Delhi and MBA from Stanford University, California, USA. Besides that, Ishan has published a book on entrepreneurship titled “Make the Move- Demystifying Entrepreneurship” and has spoken on topics of entrepreneurship and ed-tech at various prestigious venues in India and outside.