Marginal becomes Mainstream – How Assessments are Embracing Technology in 2020 and Beyond


The UK India Business Council (UKIBC), in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), are delighted to invite you to our upcoming webinar looking at the future of online assessments.

Date: Wednesday, 3 February 2021
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 (GMT) / 15:30 – 16:30 (IST)
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UKIBC Associate Director Tara Panjwani will chair the discussion with our industry experts Graham Hudson, Special Adviser to Assessment Professionals Internationally – a long-standing member of the educational assessment community – and Nikhil Sharma, Business Development Manager, TCS iON at Tata Consultancy Services.

As we prepare to embrace the new normal, higher education institutions in both the UK and India have started to implement cutting-edge technology across every aspect of their operations. One area where this has been particularly important is in assessments. Accordingly, universities and training providers have increasingly begun to pivot their assessment model to explore remote digital delivery solutions. In this interactive session, as well as answering your questions, our experts will explore:

  • How the pandemic catalysed the adoption of innovative technologies in the field of assessments and transformed the way assessments will be conducted in the future
  • Challenges faced by education providers in implementing new technology in this sector
  • Whether the future of assessments will be in line with the ambitions of India’s New Education Policy
  • What technology and new innovations are available for online assessments – including an overview of TCS iON’s capability in artificial intelligence (AI)


Graham Hudson – Graham has been a member of the assessment community for over 35 years. He has worked in General Qualifications and been a part of the educational reforms during this period. He ran the marking of National Tests for QCA for England. He went on to develop, with colleagues, one of the electronic marking systems now used both in the UK and globally.

He thrives on helping professional organisations, government ministries and development programmes get better outcomes from their examinations and assessments. Delivering measurable improvements, working to immovable deadlines and supporting strategic change come with his years of practical experience.

He provides specialist skills and knowledge that combine successful implementation of large-scale systems with a practical understanding of the pressures that examination and assessment bodies face daily. He specialises in helping organisations find the right systems for their needs, drawing upon experience of procurement and tendering at varying scales.

Nikhil Sharma, TCS – Nikhil has been a member of the assessment community for over 10 years and currently takes care of business development of TCS iON – the education unit of Tata Consultancy Services in the UK. He brings in huge experience of consultation and business development in Education domain across the globe and represents TCS for some of the largest clients of TCS in assessment domain.

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