Keynote Speaker

Prashant Shukla

Managing Director, Udemy Inc., India

New Trends in Design Technology

9:30 AM IST Nov 08, 2020


Technology Design is breaking new frontiers on many sides. First, Human Computer interaction is gaining more importance during the design phase to make use of machines easier and more intuitive. Second, artificial intelligence is making the interfaces on HCI smarter and more resilient. Third, new policy challenges come into play as the pervasive interfaces gather data and a new meaning needs to be given to data privacy. The interplay between all these areas are providing new opportunities for Technology Design as well new challenges to be overcome. These are many other similar technology trends will be discussed during this talk.


Prashant Shukla’s career over the last two decades spans successful leadership roles in marketing, sales, product management and software development in US and India.

Currently, Prashant is the Managing Director for Udemy (UFG) business for India and South Asia. Udemy, a San Francisco based company, is one of largest and most popular Online learning system offering 100,000 courses from leading experts in tech courses and soft skills courses to 37 million users worldwide through its online portal at

Earlier Prashant has had a long career with Microsoft. During his tenure as National Technology Officer for Microsoft India, he successfully drove the first TV Whitespace implementation to provide an alternative for rural internet, led Microsoft’s first Azure Blockchain implementation with Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, drove the framework for the first Indian digital village at Harisal, helped implement UP 100 Emergency Response System, helped implement Azure based video surveillance for UP Elections among others.

Prior to this, Prashant has worked with Microsoft and Novell Inc in USA. Prashant has also worked in senior leadership positions in India that includes leading CMC, A TATA Enterprise, as its Chief Operating Officer and Tech Mahindra as its Senior Vice President. Raised in India, Prashant graduated from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Later he pursued his MBA degree from USA.