Vishwas Mudagal is an Entrepreneur, a CEO and a Management coach with hands-on technology and management experience, a proven record of building brands and products and a history of creating sustainable enterprises. He comes with over a decade of diverse experience across technology, entrepreneurial & corporate spheres – in Internet, Mobile, Education, Telecom and Software domains. Vishwas has his own popular blog site http://www.vishwasmudagal.com where he talks about his subjects. We interview Vishwas to better understand his prime focus on the education industry and his views and plans for different education markets in US, India, and elsewhere around the globe.
Hello Vishwas, please tell us about your journey so far in the corporate world.
Well, I have a proven record of building brands and products and a history of creating sustainable companies. I helped several global companies (MNCs, SMEs & Startups alike) to set up and scale software development centers, sales, operations and strategy in India and in Global markets. The journey has been rewarding as I have always done what I’m passionate about.
You received a very prestigious award recently?
Yes, I received the ‘Star Entrepreneur Award‘ from Indira India Innovation Summit 2011 in recognition for my contribution to entrepreneurship and innovation in India.
Your current focus is on Education Industry in India and U.S.?
I am currently serving as the CEO of Castle Rock Research India, the technology division of Castle Rock Research Corporation – a leading educational resource development company in Canada, offering print and digital educational resources. Founded in 2008, Castle Rock Research India is a world-class product development company with 100+ employees, 2 R&D centers – Bangalore and Kolkata, India.
My prime focus currently is to lead the company to be a pioneer in educational products in global markets. Our agenda right now is to make education affordable (or even free) and pretty much 'kill the textbook' by adopting mobile/tablet based products and innovative revenue models. We are a strong supporter of open access education resources and our product Solaro is aimed towards this and is free for schools.