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Welcome to GLEAC TALKS, Lovely Human 😉

A lot of times, we hear about jobs and careers, and have no idea what skills are required for them. GLEAC Talks goes into depth with our speakers on how they got their jobs and isolates the [hard and soft] skills that got them there. The purpose of talks is to provide access to those who may not have a network of senior leaders to ask, “Hey, how did you get that job?”

How did you get that job... Data Scientist?

SANTANU BHATTACHARYA

Dr. Santanu Bhattacharya, who is a seasoned executive in Digital Transformation, B2C Internet and Data Sciences. He’s also led multi-billion-dollar global digital businesses. Santanu has a Ph.D in Astrophysics from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and is an Alumna of MIT and IIT in Bombay.
Currently, the Chief Data Scientist at Airtel, one of the world’s largest telco with 400 million+ subscribers, Santanu is leading data-driven digital transformation.

SANTANU BHATTACHARYA

Dr. Santanu Bhattacharya, who is a seasoned executive in Digital Transformation, B2C Internet and Data Sciences. He’s also led multi-billion-dollar global digital businesses. Santanu has a Ph.D in Astrophysics from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and is an Alumna of MIT and IIT in Bombay.
Currently, the Chief Data Scientist at Airtel, one of the world’s largest telco with 400 million+ subscribers, Santanu is leading data-driven digital transformation.

How did you get that job... Sales Leader?

KONSTANTINA BYIALA

Konstantina is a fulfilled 48 years old woman, wife and proud mother of 16 years old twin boys. She has a Bachelor degree in Tourism Enterprises Management and another in Business and Economics, followed by an MBA.
 A position in a continuously transformed, global organization, IBM.
She encourages people to reach their own potential, sharing, couching & empowering others, was always my consistent passion.
Konstantina’s obsessed with fairness and great believer that being truthful & conscious to yourself and to others, always wins.

KONSTANTINA BYIALA

Konstantina is a fulfilled 48 years old woman, wife and proud mother of 16 years old twin boys. She has a Bachelor degree in Tourism Enterprises Management and another in Business and Economics, followed by an MBA.
 A position in a continuously transformed, global organization, IBM.
She encourages people to reach their own potential, sharing, couching & empowering others, was always my consistent passion.
Konstantina’s obsessed with fairness and great believer that being truthful & conscious to yourself and to others, always wins.

How did you get that job... Digital Learning & Experience Leader?

ZSOLT OLAH

Zsolt Olah is a Manager, Digital Learning & Experience at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he leads the digital learning and content curation in the workforce development team. Previously, he worked as a creative learning consultant at Kineo, and as a Director, Innovation and Learning Solutions at Performance Development Group. Zsolt has over 15 years of L&D experience with proven success with designing and implementing technology-driven learning and performance solutions. He is a frequent speaker at learning conferences on the intersection of digital learning, engagement, and game thinking for L&D. Top contributor on elearningindustry.com and author of the book, Engage the WORL&D!.

ZSOLT OLAH

Zsolt Olah is a Manager, Digital Learning & Experience at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he leads the digital learning and content curation in the workforce development team. Previously, he worked as a creative learning consultant at Kineo, and as a Director, Innovation and Learning Solutions at Performance Development Group. Zsolt has over 15 years of L&D experience with proven success with designing and implementing technology-driven learning and performance solutions. He is a frequent speaker at learning conferences on the intersection of digital learning, engagement, and game thinking for L&D. Top contributor on elearningindustry.com and author of the book, Engage the WORL&D!.

How did you get that job... Consulting in Digital Transformation?

KUSHAL SHAH

Kushal Shah is a Senior Partner at Roland Berger’s Dubai office and Head of Digital Practice of Asia and Middle East. Joining the firm in 2011, he leads the telecommunications business  and works with several large telecommunication clients across the MENA Region. Kushal is also a co-founder and board member of Dubai Angels Investors, one of the region’s largest micro venture capital firms. Further, he recently co-founded the Saudi Angel Investors.

He is an expert in the gaming and esports sector in the region and has helped to develop the esports strategy for a leading regional telecom operator and advised with the launch of its esports platform.

KUSHAL SHAH

Kushal Shah is a Senior Partner at Roland Berger’s Dubai office and Head of Digital Practice of Asia and Middle East. Joining the firm in 2011, he leads the telecommunications business  and works with several large telecommunication clients across the MENA Region. Kushal is also a co-founder and board member of Dubai Angels Investors, one of the region’s largest micro venture capital firms. Further, he recently co-founded the Saudi Angel Investors.

He is an expert in the gaming and esports sector in the region and has helped to develop the esports strategy for a leading regional telecom operator and advised with the launch of its esports platform.

XAVIER ANGLADA

Xavier brings 25+ years of combined management consulting and operational
experience in the digital, fintech, high-tech, media and telecommunications industries
in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
At Accenture, Xavier leads the overall Strategy and Consulting Business and the
Innovation program in the region.  

He holds an MBA from ESADE in Barcelona and MSc in Electrical Engineering and
BSc in Telecommunications from La Salle Engineering in Barcelona. Xavier has lived
in 4 continents and led assignments in over 30 countries.

XAVIER ANGLADA

Xavier brings 25+ years of combined management consulting and operational experience in the digital, fintech, high-tech, media and telecommunications industries
in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. At Accenture, Xavier leads the overall Strategy and Consulting Business and the Innovation program in the region.  

He holds an MBA from ESADE in Barcelona and MSc in Electrical Engineering and BSc in Telecommunications from La Salle Engineering in Barcelona. Xavier has lived in 4 continents and led assignments in over 30 countries.

What do YOU think?

The events were great learning experiences that I have benefited a lot from, looking forward to many more in the future!

4.9/5

Muntaha Eisa

GLEAC Talk Attendee

The event was amazing! Regardless of its virtual nature I felt more passionate and driven towards my future by the interactions and speaker’s emphasis on displaying one’s self to move forward in life.

5/5

Lana Badruddin

GLEAC Talk Attendee

The ambiance was great. Enjoyed every second of it. Would definitely attend this event again!

4.8/5

Asal Afzali

GLEAC Talk Attendee