Challenge Cup: San Francisco
- Business & Professional
- RocketSpace, San Francisco CA
Join Pearson, the leading learning provider in the world, for a panel on how Big Data and related new technologies are rapidly changing the landscape of education. Hear from thought leaders and gain a better understanding of emerging data and analytics trends that will shape the future of the industry.
6pm- Registration, Networking, Light Appetizers and Beverages
6:30pm-7:30pm- Panel Discussion
7:30pm-8:00pm- More networking
Pearson- Diana Stepner, Head of Future Technologies
Her focus is building prototypes using new digital devices and technologies. She also helps business units accelerate innovation by working with developer communities, incubators and startups.
Connections Education- Barbara Dreyer, President and CEO
Barbara is a serial entrepreneur who has started three companies, the most recent being Connections - which was acquired by Pearson in November of 2011.
Blackboard Analytics- Jim Hermens, General Manager
Jim manages the product strategy, direction and vision for the Blackboard Analytics Platform. Most recently, Jim was VP of Product Management at Spectrum K-12 School Solutions, a leading provider of comprehensive management solutions in K-12.
American Public University System- Dr. Phil Ice, VP of Research and Development
Phil's research is focused on the impact of new and emerging technologies on cognition in online learning environments.
Pearson- Andy West, VP Analytics and Adaptive Learning Technology
Andy is responsible for software services used across Pearson products. Prior to joining Pearson, he was the co-founder and original architect for Terma Software Labs, makers of a predictive analytics application for corporate job scheduling.
Starfish Retention Solutions- David Yaskin, CEO and Founder
Since its inception, David has managed Starfish Retention Solutions, a leading provider of enterprise student success platforms for higher education. Previously, David was the vice president of product strategy for Blackboard during its rapid growth from 1999 through 2007.
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