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Chairman and Managing Director
Vikas Joshi is a business leader who is passionate about product development and technology entrepreneurship. His mission is to help create software products that make a difference. A key part of that mission is to inspire tech professionals and entrepreneurs to grow and develop.
As founder and CEO Vikas leads Harbinger Group, a reputed software company with a global customer base. Harbinger Group helps tech companies in building enterprise software products. For e-learning users, the firm markets its own innovative products and provides custom content solutions. Vikas holds two US patents for his inventions at Harbinger in education technology.
As writer, speaker and educator, Vikas shares his passion for tech entrepreneurship with others. He holds a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, where his research in entrepreneurship addresses the co-evolution of technology firms and founders. This work, showing how entrepreneurs learn and develop, has been honored by American Educational Research Association.
Vikas is a Harvard Business School alum. Earlier, he studied mechanical engineering at IIT Bombay and completed his masters in computer science at Syracuse University. He enjoys as many books, movies, and songs as he can while 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.
Chief of Sales – eLearning
Harbinger Interactive Learning
Jayant provides leadership and guidance to the sales team at Harbinger Interactive Learning. He has over 30 years of professional experience in the diverse fields of interactive content development, eLearning software, CAD/CAM software, and manufacturing software.
Prior to his current role, Jayant headed the content services business at Harbinger as Executive Director for 16 years. Under his leadership, the company got recognized as a leader in eLearning content development services globally. He has been instrumental in establishing successful business relationships for Harbinger in North America, Europe, UK, India, and East Asia. He has traveled extensively to these countries and has represented Harbinger in international conferences and exhibitions on eLearning and training.
During his tenure at Harbinger, Jayant also served as the Executive Director of Harbinger Knowledge Products, a provider of market-leading products for building interactive content. Earlier in his career, he worked at Caterpillar USA, in Manufacturing Engineering Applications.
Jayant holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Pune.
Jayant is fond of music. He is presently learning to play Tabla, an Indian percussion instrument. He is also involved in many social and cultural activities.