Krishnan Gopi

Group Chief Disruption Officer at GEMS Education

Krishnan Gopi is a business-savvy Technologist with more than two decades of international experience and proven track record of spearheading Technology led Business Transformation Strategy & Execution for Fortune 100 companies. He is an experienced change agent / turnaround specialist who is passionate about disrupting organizations from within; leading Business Turn-around strategies & Technology leap-frogging journeys while being bullish on leveraging DIGITAL as a Game-Changer, Business Enabler & Competitive Advantage.

After working in Banking Technology & Operations domain (as CIO, CTO, CDO), Krish took up the role of Group Chief Disruption Officer at GEMS Education - the world’s largest K-12 private educator. He is currently in charge of Group Digital Transformation reporting to GCEO & managing CIO office, EdTech ventures, Information Security, Process Automation & Engineering across all GEMS Education schools & Group Services entities. With the mandate to disrupt from within and to create efficient, sustainable, scalable, future-ready technology capabilities for the needs of ‘Education of Today and Tomorrow’, Krish is now leading the efforts to establish an independent EdTech entity & generating additional revenue stream by IP monetization.

He was named as “Digital Disruptive Leader of the Year” by MIT Sloan / Khaleej Times at DIGITRANS 2019 and 2018, received DX Inspire Award for Top 15 Transformation Leaders across industries by Global CIO Forum 2020 and has been voted as "Digital Disruptor of the Year" at CDO Conclave 2018 in addition to numerous other honours and awards.