FICCI, CEO Speak 2016
Mr. Vikas Gupta participated in the fourth edition of CEOSpeak over Chairman’s Breakfast 2016 (co-organized by FICCI and NBT- National Book Trust) on 10th Jan. The event witnessed participation of more than 125 CEOs/MDs/Senior Executives of major publishing houses, including 60 participants from China.
Mr. Gupta delivered a presentation on ‘Innovations in Higher Education and Learning: The Changing Role of Publishing,’ in which he highlighted key issues, such as the low employability rate of graduates due to a skill gap created by traditional academic models, which focus on theoretical knowledge and not industry-relevant skills. In this scenario, he stressed on thenew role of the publisher- to bring together academia, industry, technology and content to facilitate an ecosystem of skill development and bridge the gap between academia and industry.