"We wanted to create something that inspires our children to achieve great things, empowers them to solve problems and gives them the creative confidence to look at the world differently and innovate. And that's exactly what Riva Learning does." - Gobind Bansal, Founder and Lead Teacher.
To be a successful future leader, inventor or creator, an understanding of technology will be a core skill, not a choice. The internet was invented by an English engineer (see more), yet the greatest high-tech and internet businesses are all born out of the US – why? At Riva, we believe that the training to dream big and to invent starts early. With that vision in mind, Riva aims to offer
"the most inspiring and engaging computing courses. Ever".
Our goal is to train our students in computational thinking, which is the ability to analyse problems deeply, break them into smaller parts and creatively apply past experience to solve them.
We have set ourselves very high standards, and everything we do at Riva must excel our already high standards.
Riva was started by Gobind Bansal, who has spent over a decade exploring his love for technology while working alongside the greatest minds at Amazon, Google and IBM. He strongly believes that early education is the most effective vehicle to develop strong leaders for tomorrow. In his own words, "computing knowledge is as essential as learning Maths and English - if not more - in today's highly digital world where computers are driving your cars and ordering your favourite food".
Founder and CEO
Computer scientist by training, he has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), a dual Masters degree in Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and National University of Singapore (NUS), and an MBA from London Business School. He has worked in various technical and business leadership roles with Amazon, Google, IBM and M&S.
Head of Design
Surabhi has been integral to Riva right from the start. She comes with rich experience in business management, primarily in the fashion industry, and has managed global marketing portfolios for many top retail brands. She's a foodie at heart and dreams of being a travel journalist someday to experience foods from all of the world.