Perspectives on digital innovation, corporate social impact, and the future of work
Vivek Sharma
Vivek Sharma teaches business innovation to graduate data science & MBA students at USC Marshall. He is CEO & Founder of InStride, a strategic enterprise education™ company, helping employers achieve business growth through career-boosting online education to their employees, in partnership with leading global universities across the U.S., Mexico, Europe and Australia. Previously, Vivek was SVP, Digital Guest Experience & eCommerce for Disney Parks, Experiences & Products, where he led global eCommerce, physical-digital convergence and AI integration.
Vivek also served as GM of Yahoo! Mail & Messenger, VP of product management for Yahoo! Search & Commerce, and as an associate partner in McKinsey & Company’s Technology practice. Vivek is an Independent Board Director and member of Audit committee for Jetblue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU). He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), US Chamber of Commerce Foundation's center for education and workforce and serves on the board of ASU EdPlus. He graduated from Indian Institute of Technology and holds an MBA from INSEAD.
January 25, 2021

The Post-Pandemic Economy Needs Stronger Workforce Education

Today, it’s more important than ever to support employees’ professional development and career advancement while holding workforce education accountable for business objectives such as growth, retention, productivity, culture and digital transform

December 07, 2020

HRChat Interview with Vivek Sharma: Providing Employees with Further Education

There are many barriers standing in the way of someone earning a degree, whether it be socio-economic, distance, lack of time, lack of resources, or the extra pressures created by the 2020 pandemic.

November 10, 2020

Why Restaurants Should Serve Up Career Advancement Opportunities

As quick-service restaurant sales bounce back, companies need to continue investing in their employees and prepare for what comes next.

October 07, 2020

Upskilling and Retraining are Keys to Revitalizing America's Workforce

We have an incredible opportunity to come together for the greater good by supporting the Upskilling and Retraining Assistance Act.

August 24, 2020

Uplifting the Leisure and Hospitality Workforce Through Education

Workers throughout the leisure and hospitality industry demonstrated their resilience throughout the pandemic and hold the keys to future success not only for themselves, but for companies who hire them.

July 29, 2020

The value proposition of joint ventures in employer-supported strategic education

Colleges and universities are grappling with myriad disruptive external forces and COVID-19 has accelerated the need for these institutions to intelligently diversity their offerings as part of a broader strategy to become more resilient.

July 24, 2020

Expanding Telehealth in a Post COVID-19 World through Workplace Education

Like many market segments, the healthcare industry continues to quickly adapt to the next normal, as healthcare professionals and patients use telehealth at unprecedented levels.

July 09, 2020

Cities Podcast Series: THE FUTURE OF WORK: What is Strategic Enterprise Education?

Vivek Sharma discusses how strategic enterprise education helps corporations achieve their business goals; why investing in your employees is critical, even during a pandemic; and the changing nature of education.

June 11, 2020

Post-COVID-19 employee challenges extend beyond automation

Even prior to COVID-19, financial services, like many other industries, felt disrupted by technological advancements. 

May 22, 2020

Crisis Leadership – 8 Lessons from 8 Global Leaders

Crises can define CEOs and cement their abilities to guide an organization.