The education landscape has rapidly changed over the past three years. The panel will explore this transformation as well as a number of pressing questions.
- How have new technologies, startup partnerships and acquisitions affected the ecosystem?
- What are the results of these collaborations? What went well, what hasn’t, and what do we need more of?
- How does an education startup get to market?
Get an inside view from industry experts about experiences to date and the changes yet to come.
6:00pm- 7:00pm- Registration, Networking, Light Appetizers and Beverages
7:00pm- 8:00pm- Panel Discussion
8:00pm- 8:15pm- Q & A
8:15pm- 9:00pm- More networking
Diana Stepner leads a team at Pearson which explores future trends while building prototypes using new digital devices, tools, and frameworks. She also helps all the business units accelerate digital innovation. Diana ensures best practices are shared, drives global projects, and builds relationships with developer communities, including incubators and start ups. She has a MIMS from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Boston University.
Bob Glushko is an Adjunct Full Professor at the University of California at Berkeley in the School of Information, where he has been since 2002. He has over thirty years of R&D, consulting, and entrepreneurial experience in information systems and service design, content management, electronic publishing, Internet commerce, and human factors in computing systems. He has founded or co-founded four companies.
International media executive with comprehensive management experience in traditional and new media and a successful track record identifying, developing and delivering significant new business and business expansion with a particular focus in Asia.
Rosemary Kendrick hails from a background in both education technology startup operations and public policy analysis. Currently, she is Director of Operations at the education technology startup BloomBoard as well as a Visiting Education Research Fellow at the think tank Innosight Institute, where she focuses on blended learning schools and disruptive innovation in education. In the past, she worked at education technology companies Fidelis Education and LeapFrog and spent several years working in Washington, D.C. as a senior education policy researcher with the American Enterprise Institute, where she headed analyses on topics including educational entrepreneurship. She received her MBA from Harvard Business School.
Jesse is the CEO & Co-Founder of MindSnacks. Prior to MindSnacks, Jesse worked as an information architect and strategist at Razorfish, a leading digital marketing agency owned by Publicis. There, he developed websites, mobile applications and online marketing campaigns for brands such as Victoria’s Secret, Ford, Ralph Lauren and CondÃ© Nast.
Tony is responsible for much of the content in the original EdSurge newsletter. Tony is also the co-founder of Luckybird Games, where he can be found awake at odd hours working on Equatia, an RPG-style game focused on arithmetic fluency (think Zelda with math). He has previously managed websites and online publications for a Bay Area think tank and served as editor for the Stanford Journal of East Asian Affairs. When he's not playing video games as part of his "research," he's working on his golf game, which has plateaued since his high school days.
Startup. Blast off. RocketSpace is an accelerator for high- growth, seed funded tech startups. We provide the fuel that every startup needs to accelerate: access to top talent, tier 1 venture capital, and blue-chip brands representing millions of potential customers. Located in the heart of tech & new media in San Francisco, RocketSpace currently hosts over 130 of the hottest startups in mobile, gaming, and the web 2.0 as well as an alumni network including Uber, Zaarly, PocketGems, Zaapos, and Podio.