Hariraj Vijaykumar - Leading L&D Innovation using Evidence-based Practice
Hariraj Vijayakumar is a business leader turned chief learning officer and now an entrepreneur. I first met Hariraj when he was a learning leader at Cognizant. Hari saw the value of using analytics to improve learning outcomes much before it was popular. With a deep interest in science, Hari has been a proponent of evidence-based practice and an influential advisor in the design of our evidence-based talent management curriculum. During his time as the chief learning officer at Cognizant, he reskilled his team in evidence-based talent development and leveraged it to drive innovation. His passion for innovation, evidence-based practice, and the ability to influence his staunches critics make him exceptionally good at what he does. In our conversation, we explore all of these areas and more.
Hariraj Vijayakumar is the founder and CEO of Designs in Change, a firm that enables enterprise transformation. Prior to starting his firm, Hari was the Chief Learning Officer at Cognizant, where he championed the development of Cognizant’s 250,000 global workforce. Under his leadership, Cognizant ranked #1 among learning organizations for two years consecutively (2013 and 2014). Hariraj has an undergraduate degree in engineering and executive education from the Goizueta School of Management at Emory University.
This podcast is hosted by Dr. Shreya Sarkar-Barney