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Hardeep Gulati

Hardeep Gulati


San Diego, CA USA

"Our job as educators and technologists is to challenge the status quo. We can make a difference. We can make an impact."

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Hardeep's work combines: Education, Technology, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life


I lead an education technology platform for K-12 students.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Computer Science

    Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

  • Graduate Degree

    Computer Science

    Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology

  • Graduate Degree

    Strategy and General Management

    The Wharton School

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a CEO:

Bachelor's Degree: Computer Science

Graduate Degree: Computer Science

Graduate Degree: Strategy and General Management

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    I grew up in India.

  • 2.

    Having always had an interest in math and science, I initially thought I’d become an engineer but ended up pursuing a degree in computer science instead.

  • 3.

    I went on to explore the field further by pursuing a master’s degree.

  • 4.

    I built my career working in various roles throughout the technology industry before transitioning into education.

  • 5.

    I’ve spent the last 10 years working in education, first in corporate education and higher ed, and now for K-12 students.

  • 6.

    I currently work as CEO for PowerSchool, with the goal of providing tools to empower educators to create a more equitable learning environment for students.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    You're a good technologist but do you have the capabilities to create a larger impact?

  • How I responded:

    This wasn't necessarily discouragement but rather motivation for me to better develop my skills and gear myself more towards impact and problem-solving. It's not enough to just be a good technologist—if you want to solve big problems with technology, you need to have an impact-driven mindset and work on the skills that support that.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • People notice my turban and beard first. As a minority, I've received unkind looks and comments. When facing negativity, I remember that society is also good. I lean on the confidence and support I've received from my parents, teachers, and others.