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Wiley planning to make India the Global R & D Powerhouse

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Wiley has launched Wiley Innovation Advisory Council (WIAC) as an initiative to create a core forum of seasoned analytics and AI thought leaders, industry experts, academicians and influencers to work together on smart content.

Wiley also hosted a round table in Bengaluru on this initiative. The round table was attended by top 45 top leaders in emerging technologies. They have discussed need of industry and academia working jointly to build the future workforce as well as the education curriculum. During the round-table, the future landscape of learning and work was also discussed.

According to Matthew S. Kissner, Chairman of the Board, Wiley, “With our 210+ years of existence, we aspire to bridge the higher education gap by delivering content solutions in innovative ways to enrich the learning experience of our readers and help them develop skills that are necessary to succeed.”

Of Wiley’s three business verticals, research is the largest division that contributes to 60% percent of the total revenue share, while the rest of the business comprises of products in knowledge and learning.

Wiley is committed to collaborations and investments in India to build skills that provide world-class job readiness. It considers India as the preferred destination in applied research and emerging technologies like Data Science, AI and IoT. The Indian education market is expected to almost double to $180 billion by 2020.

Vikas Gupta, Managing Director, Wiley India, said, “As part of our continued investments and engagements with our stakeholders, Wiley has recently shifted to a new office space and will be hosting local forums as part of our growing market presence. We foresee India as the hub of innovation where new means of learning and content will be developed for other parts of the world.”

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