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.
June 26, 2020

How Corporations Can Empower the Global Workforce of the Future

Talent is the number one issue, according to CEOs, and 25% of current jobs may be automated in the next few years, increasing the need for employees to possess more advanced skills and knowledge.

June 26, 2020

Why Restaurant Employees Crave Education Programs

Now is the time for brands to start preparing their future workforces.

June 26, 2020

Why companies must consider a strategic approach to employee education

In the current labor market that favors job seekers, this new generation of workers are looking for meaningful jobs with employers that are committed to their continuing education.

June 26, 2020

Why Investing in Your Tech Talent Is Still Imperative

In the face of fierce competition, large tech companies continue to bid up the cost of tech talent.

June 26, 2020

Will COVID-19 push online workforce education to its tipping point?

In the middle to long term, it’s likely that accelerated adoption of online workforce education will come from both the demand and supply sides.

June 26, 2020

How Education Can Help Your Company and Workforce Succeed Post-COVID-19

In order to address these challenges and invest in the future, companies have implemented strong employee education programs to provide their employees access to higher education and upskilling opportunities.

June 26, 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. 

June 26, 2020

How Education Can Help Manufacturers and their Workforce Succeed Post-COVID-19

Prior to the pandemic, manufacturing witnessed a growing skills gap that led to more than 500,000 unfilled jobs in recent years.

June 26, 2020

Crisis Leadership – 8 Lessons from 8 Global Leaders

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

January 17, 2019

How are retail incumbents weathering the digital tsunami?

With digital innovation disrupting traditional business practices of incumbent retail companies, how can these brands match the evolving expectations of shoppers and stay relevant?