Monday, May 19, 2008

Anand and Yogish

"What Tally has done to accountants we need to replicate for teachers too. Tally has taken away the drudgery of record-keeping from the accountant's routine and freed him for more meaningful tasks such as analysis and interpretation of data. The drudgery in most teachers' daily lives is mostly to do with tracking of a heterogeneous set of students, to minute details such as marks, performance in assignments etc. In the process, we get lost in marks and lose focus on learning. We can take the drudgery out of teachers' lives by delegating the routine tasks computers and go to even granular and finer details, otherwise humanly impossible. With computing, we can model the learning process, and with historical data stored, we can get with a click of a button the most relevant parameters pertaining to a student's progress. The teacher can then be free to play the role of a mentor, interpreter, facilitator and path-charter."

Anand Kannan and Yogish, Valued Epistemics Private Ltd, Chennai

May 19, 1 pm

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WIZDOM.in is developed and offered by Valued Epistemics Private Limited, a learning and mobile technology company located in Chennai, India.
VEPL was founded by graduates of IIT, IISc, IT-BHU and Purdue who have themselves written GRE and worked through their higher studies. The company has several experts and experienced teachers and subject experts who have been involved in GRE training, GRE coaching and GRE, GMAT, SAT classes for over two decades. The company also employs experienced authors and instruction designers who have authored several widely used textbooks at school and college level and communication campaigns for leading organizations. The company also has a core team of dedicated technology experts specializing in the delivery and tracking of learning. Adaptive Learning was invented here with a patent pending for its ALMI technology. Our student facilitators are the best and the brightest and diligently assess track and advice students as they work through our sessions.



Anand Kannan, Managing Director


Anand Kannan (anand.kannan@vepl.com) was born in Kumbakonam, India. He obtained his B.Tech degree from IIT, Madras, India, MSc(Engg) degree from IISc, Bangalore, India and PhD from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA. Subsequently he worked in Nokia as part of its Research Center in Irving, Texas for several years as Research Engineer and then as Manager, New Business Development. He also did a short stint at Arraycomm, Inc in San Jose California during its start up days. During his tenure in Nokia he was involved in several projects in Wireless LAN research, GSM and CDMA radio technology, entry level mobile application development and business model development for low income markets. His interests lie in communication technology, system development, digital signal processing, algorithm and architecture development, economics, entrepreneurship and management.



Yogish Lavanis (Director and Vice-President(R&D))


Yogish Lavanis (yogish.lavanis@vepl.com) was born in Goa, India. He obtained his B.Tech degree from IT-BHU, Varanasi, India and MSc(Engg) degree from IISc, Bangalore, India. Subsequently he worked in companies such as Tata-Elxsi and C-DoT as Research Engineer. He was with Motorola for a long period of time in protocol engineering, architecture and design for GSM, UMTS, WAP technologies in senior technical and project management roles. During his tenure in Motorola he received the Chairman of the Board's challenge award. He has guided and mentored several deeply technical teams towards challenging goals. His interests are in mobile and cellular communication technologies, system engineering, mobile applications for productive and positive usage for the Indian Market. He also has a deep interest in the visual arts - photography, painting, architecture and sculpture.









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