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Krishnan Gopi

Group Chief Disruption Officer

GEMS Education

Krishnan Gopi is the Group Chief Disruption Officer at GEMS Education, the world’s largest private educator. He has more than two decades of international experience & proven track record of spearheading technology-led business transformation for fortune 100 corporates including Citigroup, Fidelity Investments, and regionally First Abu Dhabi Bank, BankMuscat & QIB Group. Besides, running IT as a business & creating alternative revenue streams; he has also successfully built, scaled & exited product companies as an entrepreneur.

As an experienced change agent/turnaround specialist, Krish is passionate about disrupting organizations from within; leading business turn-around strategies & technology leap-frogging journeys while being bullish on leveraging Digital & AI as a game-changer, business enabler & competitive advantage. He has successfully transformed multiple analog businesses into digital enterprises; and created several digital-first products aimed at improved profitability, top-line growth, increased efficiencies, product innovation, service excellence, and positive customer experiences.

Krish is recognized as a Technology Thought Leader having regularly featured in keynote speeches, cover stories, and articles; and won numerous awards for leadership, transformation expertise, product building, and implementation services at global & regional events. He is also a member of the prestigious Global Council on Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4), UNESCO, and Forbes Technology Council.


30 October, 2023 | 13:40 to 14:00
AI in Education

AI has been in the news and has come a long way. From a piece of AI generated picture winning the first prize in an art competition, to Saudi Arabia granting citizenship to a robot for first time ever, to the first Humanoid Robot being appointed CEO of a Chinese Company. AI is increasingly being used as a strategic differentiator per a Gartner study. In fact, Dubai has the world’s ministry of AI and a dedicated UAE National Strategy for AI 2031. In this talk, we discuss how AI is the new electricity and how AI is revolutionizing the Education space. We also touch base on some of the innovative AI use cases we have implemented in GEMS Education for enhanced teaching & learning outcomes.