Upskilling a generation
We are upskilling learners digitally, including in underserved and unserved communities, through our network of trainers across three continents.
Research and Innovation
Enabling extensive research on modern pedagogy, learning and teaching systems and student experience practices to incorporate state-of-the-art gamification, Team-Based Learning, and innovative teaching & learning methodologies to revolutionise teaching globally.
OI is AI
Utilising our on-ground training expertise and extensive research to create the ultimate technological teaching system that will democratise education for 750 million students by 2025.

About Otermans Institute

  • We have created a cross-border training system for soft skills and professional development that is functional in 10 countries.
  • We are upskilling the world’s unserved and underserved populations at scale.
  • We are democratising our training throughAI technology and giving everyone a one-to-one AI teacher in their pocket.

Our trainers come from

Our team

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Formerly the Deputy Chair GU at the University of Cambridge and President of Brunel students, Pauldy is currently Lecturer (Education) at Brunel University London and External Trustee of University of Cambridge SU. Her expertise lies in curriculum development, innovative teaching & learning pedagogy, and education research. She also has experience as an academic at the University of East London and as a researcher at the University of Basel and École Normale Supérieure, Paris. Previously, she was part of a patent winning team with Philips.
Dr Pauldy Otermans
Principal & Chair
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An international award-winning educationist whose work has directly impacted the lives of 50,000 people globally, Dev Aditya has raised over £600,000 for social projects and has experience in governance and senior management of UK charities, student representation bodies, and a British University. Dev Aditya also worked with international stakeholders like Indian High Commission in London, British Parliament members, UN Organizations and government departments in India and Afghanistan.
Mr Dev Aditya
Managing Director
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As a researcher working with Brunel University London and Solar Botanic, Geert brings a wealth of experience in both research and start-up operations. Previously, he has also conducted research with the MTC in the UK. Prior to his work in the United Kingdom, he was involved with academia in the Netherlands - mainly in the area of student professional development and employability skills. Apart from education Geert is also a sustainable energy scientist.
Mr Geert Jansen
Operations Support
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A highly experienced full stack developer, Jason has worked across sectors in specialised IT and technology roles. He has worked for MNCs like Vodafone, supported scaling start-ups like Curve, and early start-ups like Tintin Technologies Ltd. He also has experience working with AI in CERN. Apart from his technology roles, Jason is also the Trustee of a £1.3 million annual revenue earning London-based Student Charity and is the Co-founder of Pawcket India.
Mr Jason Xavier
Head of Technology
A tech enthusiast who has developed and launched over 15 applications just in the past 2 years and was involved with launching Kenya's first online trading application. Apart from traditional software and application development, he brings a wealth of expertise in AI, Dev Ops, financial systems and end-to-end product management.
Mr Dipesh K Sharma
Project Management

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Our Journey So Far

Early Days

Research conducted across 3,200 km in 3 countries. First 1000 learners. First Government MOU signed.

Q4 2020

Spread cross-border upskilling model that trained large batch students for Governments and institutions, and also on a B2C model, across 3 continents.

Q4 2020

Using OI AI, built a working AI virtual teacher to provide training and delivered the first lesson in an UNHCR camp in Iraq and later in NWFP.

Q4 2020

Developed OI AI sign; an AI system to provide digital lessons using sign language. It can also function as a working live translator (currently in BSL).

Coming days

OI AI sign launch. OI AI Web App being used by 1 million learners and growing rapidly towards giving everyone on earth a one-to-one teacher in their pockets.

Our Advisors

Bicky Carlra is a strategic thinker with a huge bend on technology and innovation. He drives positive results through strong leadership developed with years of holding higher management positions in global businesses with a footprint across multiple geographies. Bicky has lived & worked in India, UAE, UK & Singapore. He is a serial entrepreneur and a strategic advisor to a variety of ventures with a few successful exits, including leading a listing on Nasdaq. He is the Founder & Principal Consultant at Best Capital Solutions – a debt finance syndication advisory with a disruptive business model & plan.
Bicky Carlra
Bian is an SDG expert, former investment banker, and founder of The Hungry Lab. In her current work, she sits at the crossroads of technology and education. Bian is an authority in her field and delivers several talks (including multiple TEDx) every year. She is a Global Karmaveer Fellow, 40 under 40 and Founder of the Hungry Lab.

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Bian Li
As a Business Analyst in the banking sector, Mark brings a wealth of knowledge and experience on analysis of business challenges and the design of solutions - including using AI and Data. He is currently an Analyst for a major bank in The Netherlands where he acts as a bridge between the business and information technology and he operates as a sounding board to advise on new opportunities.

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Mark Adriaanse
A Chartered Psychologist with a PhD in Affective Computing, Monica has a special interest in modelling human interactions to inform the design of emotionally intelligent machines and the ethics that come with capturing emotions. More specifically, her research interest lies in how the modelling of human interactions in the classroom can assist in the development of an embodied conversational virtual teacher to enhance access to learning - something we are doing with OI AI. Monica is also a Lecturer in Psychology, Deputy to the Chair and research scientist on the Volunteering Committee of ACM SIGCHI and is involved in organising CHI 2022.
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Dr Monica Pereira
As a MnA specialist at PwC Sweden, Nayan brings a wealth of understanding of valuations and strategic decision making. Nayan has formerly been at PwC Bangalore and also has a strong understanding of the Indian and South Asian markets.

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Nayan Agarwal
Currently in France, Judith has almost 3 decades of experience as a consultant in the NGO and underprivileged education space in India and South Asia. She brings a wealth of knowledge and many significant connections in this field and is also an author.
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Judith Crosland
Bringing in expertise of over a decade in digital transformation for many global Fortune 500 clients from the United States and in Japan, India and United Kingdom. Currently with Brillio - Bain & Company's forward looking technology arm - his previous key initiatives include multi-cloud management, DevOps adoption, iOS releases, security in the modern IT landscape, and more.
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Tushar Dwivedi
Professor Andrew George is an innovative strategic thinker with considerable experience in higher education, medical research and research ethics, He has occupied senior roles at Imperial College London and Brunel University London (including Deputy Vice Chancellor). He has non-executive roles in the Health Education England, the Health Research Authority and a mental health trust, as well as chairing Imperial College Health Partners. He is also chair of two colleges and has contributed to research governance, in particular research ethics. He has worked closely with business to address their needs, and to ensure that students are prepared for successful careers following graduation. He is also an executive coach and consultant and is internationally recognised for his immunological research. He was awarded an MBE for his work in research ethics.
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Professor Andrew George
A distinguished researcher at the University of London and founder of Seeding Stem. Dr Shah brings with him a wealth of expertise in education policy, research and outreach.
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Dr Shah Kamranur Rahman

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