Keynote & Plenary Sessions

Breakfast Keynote December 5
Santeri Koivisto, Founder, 5 More Minutes, LTD

Investor Panel | Slides
Robin Warner, Managing Director, DeSilva + Phillips, LLC
Matthew Greenfield, Managing Partner , Rethink Education
Ash Kaluarachchi , Co-Founder, StartED
Jason Palmer, General Partner, New Markets Venture Partners

Hello, Watson? How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Education | Slides
Phaedra Boinodiris, Senior Strategy Lead EdTech , IBM

Lunch Plenary: Positioning for Acquisition | Slides
Stuart Udell, CEO, K12 Inc.

The New Acquisition Model: Where Do Content Companies Fit In?
Peter Cohen, President, University of Phoenix

Lunch Plenary: How the Big Players are Changing the Education Market
Michele Molnar, Associate Editor, EdWeek Market Brief
Richard Langford, Senior Education Solutions Specialist, Microsoft
Jessica Naeve, Sales Director, LinkedIn
Leo Zhadanovsky, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Breakout Sessions

What's Real? Can Augmented and Virtual Reality Transform Education? | Slides
Irene Spero, Chief Strategy Office, CoSN
Lisa Casteneda, Co-founder and CEO, foundry10
Jussi Kajala, Ph.D., Chairman & COO, 3D Bear

Working with Millenials
John Richards, President, Consulting Services for Education
David Kozhuk, Founder, Uconnect
Angela Nelson, President, Stages Learning Materials

How Your Customers Make Purchasing Decisions: Partnering for Success
Deborah Delisle, CEO, ASCD
Joshua Starr, CEO, PDK International

International Markets
Neal Goff, President, Egremont Associates, LLC
Kalthoom Al Balooshi, Executive Director of Education Development, Knowledge and Human Development Authority
Tim Klasson, Chief Operating Officer, MetaMetrics, Inc.
Mark McCusker, CEO, Texthelp Ltd.

New Strategies for Financing Growth
Jason Palmer, General Partner, New Markets Venture Partners
Hannah Craven, Co-Founder & General Partner, Stone-Goff Partners
Johanna Wetmore, CEO and Co-Founder, EvoText

Content or Platform? Which is the Winner in Education Today?
Ashley Andersen Zantop, Chief Content Officer, Capstone
Todd Brekhus, President, myON
Kevin Gray, Director, K-12 Publishing Services, Westchester Publishing Services
Marc Rubner, General Manager, K12 Community Engagement, Blackboard
April Wathen, Teacher Librarian, Saint Mary's County Public Schools

Where's the Gold? Preparing Students for Jobs of the Future
Shelby Marshall, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Product Solutions, Fablevision
Scott Kirkpatrick, President & COO, General Assembly
Trace Urdan, Managing Director, Tyton Partners
Troy Williams, Managing Director, University Ventures

The Pivot Imperative: How Do You Know If and When You Should Pivot Your Business or Product? Can You Pull It Off?
Karen Meaney, Analyst/Editor, Simba Information
Patrick Devanney, VP, Interoperability Services, ClassLink
Jim McVety, Managing Partner, First Step Advisors
Randy Wilhelm, CEO and Co-Founder, Knovation

Why You Can't Ignore AI, the IoT and Machine Learning
Seth Haberman, President, Sense Education
Wyatt Kash, VP, Content Strategy, Fedscoop

WTF is Blockchain, and what does it have to do with education?
Carl Schonander, Senior Director for International Public Policy, SIIA | Slides
Simon Tindall, Open University, Head of New Business | Slides

What's Wrong With Educators Anyway?
Henry Smith, Asst. Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Education

Alternative Markets | Slides
Laurence Cocco, Digital Learning Evangelist, Consultant
Judith Bunnell, Education Entrepreneur, Independent
Duncan Young, CEO, Envision

An Update on Student Privacy & 2017 Education Policy in 2017
Sara Kloek, Director, Education Policy, Programs and Student Privacy, SIIA

Can the SBIR Help You Grow Your Business?
Edward Metz, SBIR Program Manager, U.S. Department of Education

The Channel Panel
Michael Campbell, Founder & Principal Advisor, Forward Thinking EDU
Jim McGarry, President/CEO, Educaton Market Association
Joyce Whitby, Co-founder, Lollapalooza Consultant Group

Innovation Showcase Presentations

Janice Gobert, CEO, Apprendis
Eyal Rav-Noy, Co-founder, Capit Learning | Slides
Steve Ward, CEO, Future N Focus | Slides
Ilya Zeldin, Founder & CEO, | Slides
Sarah Blodgett, Creator & Founder, Noah Text | Slides
Mim Ingvarson, Co-founder and CEO, MoxieReader | Slides
Matt Nupin, Co-founder, InsertLearning
Nancy Weinstein, CEO, Mindprint Learning | Slides


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