Website : www.creyalearning.com
Hari K Verma
Co-Founder and CEO
An Engineer with a Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Management from NITIE Mumbai, Hari has held leadership positions in the technology and education management sectors in India and abroad. Prior to co-founding Creya, Hari was a Vice President at Knowledge Universe Education Digital, (KUED) responsible for the education leader’s marketplace and retail businesses. He also led KUED’s foray into India. Hari co-founded Creya with the vision of equipping children with the skills and attitudes necessary to thrive in the 21st Century. In a short span of two years under the leadership of Hari, Creya has propelled 25,000 children from 50 schools on to a transformative learning path towards 21st century learning. Hari has attended the “Future of Learning” and “Project Zero” Symposiums at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and has spent time at the Design thinking Institute at the Nueva School in Hillsborough, California, with fellow STEM educators from across the world and leading design thinkers from Stanford like David Kelley. Prior speaking engagements include EduTPro conference in Bangalore and the Conference on “Envisioning Tomorrow’s Schools Today” at Sancta Maria International School, Hyderabad. Hari has also conducted hands-on workshops with children across the country and takes a deep interest in being hands-on in the areas of 21st Century Learning, STEM, Design thinking in education and Experiential Learning.
In Hari's own words, "I like to look at education from a child's personal perspective. I believe that academic excellence alone, which is by far the most focused aspect of education in our country, plays a very little role in our children growing up to be successful and happy in life. My personal motivation is to guide children to discover their path to learning, careers and success in lifetime and to connect to learning communities across the world."
Praveen B Vudoagiri
Co-Founder and Coach
“In my past life (before you think I am hallucinating, I mean life before Creya), I held a Mechanical Engineering degree and made my living by defining and delivering software applications. My last three years have been as a product leader at KUED building end to end Enterprise Management Systems. And then CREYA happened!” says Praveen. He now works as a co-learner at Creya and is rediscovering the joy of learning, collaborating, reflecting and designing new things alongside a young generation of innovators, change makers and leaders… the learners of today.
Datla V Reddy
Co-Founder and Coach
He is a Co-Founder and Coach at Creya Learning. Before getting inspired to be part of the founding team of Creya, he was at KU Education Digital India, managing the development of curriculum, assessments and tutoring for the K-12 schools in the US. Despite his MBA from MDI, Gurgaon and an engineering degree to boot, he always felt the need and want for a few more essential skills while working as a consultant in different business situations across different continents. These are the skills that went beyond academics and typically don't get enough attention in schools.
As a concerned parent and a coach, Venky believes that the DNA of what, how and where we teach our school children should prepare them for realizing their true potential. Creya is his small attempt at building an open learning system that delivers those essential skills to school students and sets them on to a path of success in the 21st century.