Professor Dr. Pradeep Kumar NairDeputy Vice Chancellor
Dr Pradeep Nair is highly experienced as an educator and leader, having been in HE for 24 years. Key positions held include: COO, Taylor’s College, Petaling Jaya & Taylor’s Business School (2005-2009); COO, Taylor’s School of Hospitality & Tourism (2001-2009); and currently, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Taylor’s University (TU) since 2009. Under Dr Pradeep’s leadership, awards earned include: Culinary Institution of the Year (2012 World Gourmet Summit); Hospitality Institution of the Year (Hospitality Asia - 2008, 2010, 2012 & 2014); Putra Brand Gold Award for TU (2010 - 2014 consecutively); and Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand Gold Award for TU, from 2011 - 2014 consecutively. Dr Pradeep himself is also highly decorated for his contributions, in 2012 winning the World Education Congress Leadership Excellence Award for Exemplary Leadership in HE, and also being selected as one of the Top 100 Personalities in Hospitality by Hospitality Asia Magazine (2008). For his contributions to TH&E education, in particular the setting up of the National Hotel Industry Apprenticeship Scheme, he received the PATA Gold Award for Education and Training and, later, the title KMN (Officer of the Order of the Defender of the Realm) by His Majesty, the King of Malaysia. In 2014, he became the first Asian to be made a Fellow of the International Centre of Excellence (THE-ICE) in Tourism and Hospitality Education. In 2015, he awarded the National Outstanding Educator Award (University Category) for his contributions to private higher education in Malaysia.
9:55 AM [Panel Discussion] Digital Disruption Trends and how Universities Can Effectively Ensure Sustainability
- Gearing up for the evolution of new education delivery models: MOOCs, online degrees, and learning analytics – the commercial opportunities
- Strategic Ed tech investment and strengthening the capabilities of your CIO an ICT department
- Seamlessly marrying new technologies with traditional teaching methods for more effective outcomes
- Change to be the new constant: Leveraging learning analytics to drive the informed changes