Vikas Gupta, Chairman and Managing Director of Miles Education and Futurense Technologies, is recognized as a progressive thought leader in the ed-tech, publishing, and talent transformation industry. In his current role at Miles Education and Futurense Technologies, he defines and evolves strategic directions to ensure both organizations scale to their full potential. Under his guidance, both companies have remarkably influenced the e-learning and career acceleration spectrum.
Prior to this, in a joint venture with John Wiley and Sons in India, Vikas Gupta helped establish and broaden their horizon in the Indian marketplace across the ed-tech, publishing, and talent transformation sphere. As the Managing Director of Wiley India, Vikas conceptualized the WileyNXT business in order to radically pivot the idea of learning towards a technology-enabled personalization model, aimed at the challenges of the future. Under his leadership, WileyNXT was recognized by Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2020 for its outstanding innovations in education. Under his directorship, he operationalized the entire Mthree business in India, Wiley’s Talent as a service solution, which was a tour de force that yielded exponential growth within 2 years. He eventually parted ways with John Wiley and Sons and sold his share back to the company.
Earlier to his endeavors with Wiley, Vikas Gupta was the co-promoter of Pustak Mahal. During his time with Pustak Mahal, he expanded the reach of the Rapidex English Speaking Course, of which 40 million copies were sold. He has authored/co-authored 15 books to date and made a significant impact by bringing multiple global titles to India. His book, Rapidex Computer Course, brought computer literacy to the masses for the first time and has sold over two million copies worldwide.
It has been a wholesome period of three decades of building and scaling education services in India, where Vikas has been the neoteric of multiple products and business models. He has made monumental contributions as the former President of the Association of Publishers in India (API) and the promoter-member of the Education Promotion Society of India (ESPI). He has been awarded the ‘Business Excellence and Innovative Best Practices Academia Award 2019’ by Dr. Manmohan Singh, the former Prime Minister of India, for Innovative Strategy in Digital Content, Contribution to Entrepreneurship Ecosystem, Exemplary contribution to Academic Knowledge and Building Brand India through Business.
Vikas holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering and an Executive MBA from ISB in association with Kellogg School of Management, the Wharton Business School and Fundação Dom Cabral, Brazil. He also holds a PG Diploma in Printing and Publishing from London School of Printing.