About the webinar


Join us for a complimentary webinar featuring D. Raphael Beuthner, Head of IT & Digitization (CIO), EBZ Business School GmbH where we will discuss how technology can enable the continuity in exams and learning. Find out how EBZ Business School is using technology to run scalable, secure and credible online examination.

Key discussion points: 

  • Impact of the ongoing disruption on examinations and learning
  • How educational institutes are coping with these challenges
  • What modern technologies can be leveraged to ensure the continuity of education and learning


D. Raphael Beuthner, Head of IT & Digitization (CIO) | EBZ Business School GmbH 

D. Raphael Beuthner is a CIO at EBZ Business School since 2019. Before that he spent 3 years as Head of Training Academy & HR Management at EASY Software AG. 


His career has been gaining momentum since 1997 when he worked as an IT Specialist at Daylesford Abbey, moving to Accenture as Lead Technologist, further gaining experience as Academic Director at IATE Institute, and changing roles from CIO to Chancellor at The Priory Institute.


He holds a B.Sc. Degree from Cabrini University in Pennsylvania, a Graduate Diploma from Dublin College of Management and IT and a MA Degree from the University of Bonn.


Siddhartha Gupta, Chief Executive Officer Mercer | Mettl 

Siddhartha Gupta is the CEO of Mercer I Mettl. Siddhartha’s role prior to this appointment was as the CRO of Mercer I Mettl. His tenure as the CRO saw Mercer I Mettl grow from an early stage startup to be the largest corporate online assessment entity in India and one of the fastest growing HR Tech Startups in the World. With revenues growing multi-fold, the customer count has swelled to 2000+ from 90+ countries.


As the new CEO, Siddhartha envisions to elevate Mercer I Mettl to realize its initial vision of being the next unicorn to emerge from the Indian startup ecosystem by establishing itself as the largest assessment entity globally. A feat, he believes, made easy because of joining hands with Mercer, a global leader in HR Consulting and a wholly-owned subsidiary of highly credible Marsh & McLennan Companies.


Before Mercer I Mettl, in a career spanning two decades, he has held key leadership positions at global IT companies such as HP and SAP, where he has been instrumental in building several business verticals from scratch and scaling them. Siddhartha holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from Xavier Institute of Management.




Thomas Gruhle, Principal, Central & Eastern Europe | Mercer 

Thomas Gruhle is a Principal and member of Mercer’s Rewards Leadership Team for Central & Eastern Europe. Based in Frankfurt, he is the Practice Leader of Mercer’s Workforce Products business.


As a passionate HR consultant for more than 15 years, he provides advice in regards to international compensation and benefits, employee engagement and talent assessments. Thomas and his team support universities and businesses in transforming exams using the Online Examination Platform and Mercer | Mettl’s Proctoring Services in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


Prior to joining Mercer, Thomas was Head of Productized Services at a leading global consulting firm, leading the product and services business in Germany & Austria in the areas of compensation & benefits management, talent management/diagnostics and employee surveys. He holds a Diploma in Business & Computer Science from the Technical University of Chemnitz. 


Tuesday, 26 May, 2020


10:00 AM GMT Summer Time | 11:00 AM CET