Ramona Parkash Arora Ph.D.
Ramona Parkash Arora is the vice president of global talent development at Dell Technologies, serving as the organization's chief learning officer, overseeing the consultation, design, development and deployment of leading-edge learning solutions aimed to elevate the capabilities of 135,000-plus team members, leaders and executives across the company.
With a vision for continuously infusing a modernized approach to learning, Ramona’s leadership pushes the boundaries on learning and development, inspiring her team to transcend traditional classroom and virtual learning practices to create learning that incorporates the use of AI and chatbot technology, behavioral science, kinesthetic and simulation-based experiences, and even film.
From her roots as a high school teacher and Division 1 varsity boys basketball coach, Ramona brings over 22 years of experiences focused on helping people maximize their potential and supporting organizations in developing their people in meaningful ways. She is often called a “talent tinker” and “career connector,” and applied her keen interest in how talent intersects with career mobility to her doctorate degree from McGill University in Montreal. Here she studied the impact of (socio)economics, migration and cognitive decision-making on human capital trends through a critical lens and uncovered how nations and organizations cultivate, leverage and sustain diverse talent to meet the changing economic and strategic landscape of their workforce. Today, Ramona often finds herself in the learner seat as she interacts with the world through her three children – ages 10, 6 and 2.