Globant signals major edtech arrival

Globant, which has announced the launch of a dedicated edtech studio, is already a significant player in the IT and software development world, with annual revenues well in excess of $1 billion

A major new player has entered the world of edtech, with IT and software development company, Globant, announcing the launch of a dedicated studio.

The studio, says Globant, will allow it to leverage its technology skills and industry expertise to offer educational organisations improved life-long learning programmes via strategic consulting, design, and digital solutions.

“We are in an era where technology enables innovative ways of learning, providing everyone the opportunity to reinvent themselves constantly,” said Javier Scher, VP of technology at Globant’s edtech studio.

“Our teams have the best engineering, design, and strategy talent to help our customers break through in education.”

It may find itself in a new field, but the digitally native company will likely not be lacking resources.

Founded in Buenos Aires in 2003 and headquartered in Luxembourg, Globant today boasts more than 23,500 employees and works across 18 countries for companies including Google, Rockwell Automation, Electronic Arts and Santander.

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The firm has been enjoying an unbroken period of growth stretching back more than a decade. Revenues broke the $1 billion mark for the first time in 2021, with the $1.3 billion figure representing year-on-year growth of over 59%.

Now it’s looking to bring its technological know-how to a new sector, such as by applying big data to measure learners’ progression or make strategic decisions to increase retention.

The edtech studio also plans to create immersive lessons via augmented and virtual reality, together with incorporating emerging offerings ranging from Web3 technologies to micro-credentialing and adaptive learning, as well as metaverse and game-based learning solutions.

“As digital transformation impacts communities, businesses, and entire industries, the education sector needs to review their approaches and methodologies to create compelling and attractive experiences,” said Diego Tártara, chief technology officer at Globant.

“Through our new edtech studio, we seek to expand our proven track record building successful digital experiences to learning so that everybody has the opportunity to reach their full potential through high-quality education.”

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