Dr. Alexandros Papaspyridis
Tertiary Education Industry Director, Microsoft Asia

Dr. Alexandros Papaspyridis is the Tertiary Education Industry Director for the Asia region of Microsoft, which covers India, Greater China Region, Asia Pacific, Australia and Japan. His focus is the Digital Transformation of Higher Education to enable the future student cohorts prosper in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Key priorities are research transformation through the cloud and helping Universities leverage AI.

Dr. Papaspyridis holds a PhD in Electronics Engineering, a Master’s in Management and a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, London. He also holds the Microsoft Professional Program certificate in Artificial Intelligence. He has been with Microsoft since 2008 holding various positions in business development and sales across Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa and in Asia Pacific Japan. Prior to Microsoft he has worked in Information Technology and telecom companies and has founded two startups.

He is a member of the Industrial Liaison Boards at the Dept of Computing and Dept of Electrical Engineering at Imperial College and he has conducted research on innovation ecosystems and startups.

Topic: Learn, Collaborate and Lead with Confidence in the Age of AI

In a world where every company is going digital, organisations of all sizes need to embrace tech intensity to thrive and maximise their impact. At Microsoft, our mission in education is to empower every student on the planet to achieve more. Through that lens, we believe education leaders should consider opportunities to introduce new technologies like AI into the design of learning and technological blueprint to expand the horizon for driving better outcomes and efficiencies for every student and institution around the world.

Globally, learners and leaders in education, government and industry can leverage on wide range of resources from Microsoft Learn; Microsoft AI Business School, a master class series that aims to empower you to lead with confidence in the age of AI (Read more here) to modern platforms like Microsoft Teams to build collaborative classrooms, connect in professional learning communities, and connect with colleagues and learners.

In Singapore, SkillsFuture Singapore and Microsoft have also recently formed new collaborations on enhancing the nation’s tech intensity from partnering with the Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) to develop industry-relevant curriculum for relevant SkillsFuture programmes to offering curated list of free online Microsoft courses on SSG’s MySkillsFuture portal on topics such as Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Join us on a session to find out more on how Microsoft continues to innovate and work with industry, institutions and partners to drive learners’ success.