Umesh Parekh
Umesh Parekh
Global Head of Technology
Education Development Trust

For the last 10 years Umesh has been a senior technology leader within the Not-for-Profit (NFP) sector. He was an early adopter of cloud, moving his first NFP organisation into MS Office 365 and a private cloud environment.

He has been a strong advocate of remote working, his dissertation for his MBA was on ‘Cross Cultural and Virtual working’, which he completed during his time with Unilever.

Now working in the Education sector, for a global organisation he has had first-hand experience of how the pandemic has affected working practices around the world. In addition to this he has seen how schools and educators have had to respond to providing remote learning.

Umesh has not met any of his colleagues in person for over a year and often wonders if he is plugged into the Matrix.