A Day in the Life of a STEM Education Director


Meet Pallavi Malhotra, and hear about her career, the widening digital skills gap, and her mission to recruit fresh STEM talent – in particular, young women – and develop a more productive post-pandemic economy.

Pallavi is Director for the Huawei ICT Academy Programme in Western Europe, a not-for-profit programme developed by Huawei Technologies in response to the global Digital Skills shortage and aid in addressing the global Digital Skills gap. She also sits on the IoT Board for Barking & Dagenham College, SELEP DSP Board and represents Huawei on the TechUK Skills and Diversity Council. As a pioneering female telecommunications engineer, she spent 18 years with British Telecommunication before going on to an esteemed career in academia, as a lecturer and Head of School for Computing in the Further Education Sector. As an academic Pallavi has developed and managed various vendor academy programmes since 1997 and since starting work with Huawei in December 2015, has grown the Huawei Academy programme throughout Western Europe.

Join Pallavi to hear more about her work with universities, colleges and schools across Western Europe, enabling academia to offer globally recognised ICT industry certifications to their students and helping to solve the digital skills gap.