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B.C. to A.D.: The Dawn of The Age of Digital Learning — The GSV Virtual Summit Series

Kami Viswanathan

Kami Viswanathan is Founder, work4.0capital,

  • October 19, 2020
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Kami Viswanathan is Founder, work4.0capital, a cross-border investment firm focused on the future of learning and work. Kami was co-founder and co-CEO of Lumina Datamatics, a leading provider of educational content and technology solutions to the US and European markets with over 3000 employees across 7 locations in the US, Germany, Bosnia and India. Prior to co-founding Lumina, Kami headed Mergers & Acquisitions and project implementation at OfficeTiger, a content solutions partner to global investment banks and consulting firms. She started her career with Arthur Andersen’s business advisory practice helping multinational companies negotiate joint ventures and set up operations in India. Kami is a fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network and serves on several not-for-profit boards including The Music Academy Madras, Harvard Business School Club of India and the American International School Chennai. She is a gold-medalist from the National Law School of India with the BA, LLB (Hons.) degree, and also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

(Palo Alto) June 24, 2020 —

While the pace of layoffs might be

Intellispark, an education

Jamie Casap

Jaime Casap is the Education Evangelist at

  • October 19, 2020
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Jaime Casap is the Education Evangelist at Google. Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of technology and the web as enabling and supporting tools in pursuit of promoting inquiry-driven learning models. Jaime collaborates with school systems, educational organizations, and leaders focused on building innovation and iteration into our education policies and practices. He speaks on education, technology, innovation, and generation z, at events around the world. In addition to his role at Google, Jaime is also an author and serves on a number of boards for organizations focused on education, innovation, and equity. Jaime teaches a 10th-grade communication class at the Phoenix Coding Academy in Phoenix and is an adjunct professor at Arizona State University, where he teaches classes on policy, innovation, and leadership.

(Palo Alto) June 24, 2020 —

While the pace of layoffs might be

Intellispark, an education

Adam Freed

Adam Freed is an experienced, multilingual,

  • October 19, 2020
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Adam Freed is an experienced, multilingual, and generally affable technology leader who is currently Chair of the Board of Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT). For more than four years, Adam led TpT as its Chief Executive Officer as well. The company is the go-to destination for educators to get teacher-created, innovative, classroom resources. During Adam’s tenure, the company grew to an unprecedented annual reach of more than 70% of all teachers in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. TpT recently launched an expansion of its offering, selling to educational institutions directly. The company is beloved by teachers and remains mission-driven as it continues to expand. Prior to joining TpT, Adam was Chief Operating Officer of Etsy, the world’s largest marketplace for handmade goods. The company saw consecutive years of growth in revenue and organizational size under Adam’s leadership. Adam also led both customer- and product-focused teams at Google in an extended period of hyper-growth for that company. Adam’s work was particularly focused on Google’s international expansion, as he led teams in Dublin, Zurich, Tokyo, Beijing, London, Paris, and Hamburg, among others. In his first career, Adam spent a nearly a decade as a TV reporter and anchor. Adam reported first in Japanese for NHK, Japan Broadcasting, then in his native English for News 12 New Jersey, NBC 7 San Diego, and MSNBC. Adam is an awardee of the Knight Journalism Fellowship at Yale University. Adam serves as a Trustee and former Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. He also serves on the board of technology start-up Table 22 and formerly served on the board of online grocer Good Eggs. Adam is a language lover who is proficient in 11 languages, including Spanish, French, Japanese, Italian, Turkish, and Finnish. He received his undergraduate A.B. in Linguistics from Harvard and earned a Master’s Degree from Yale Law School. Adam lives in Brooklyn with his husband, their two children, and a very busy puppy named Kiki.

(Palo Alto) June 24, 2020 —

While the pace of layoffs might be

Intellispark, an education

Sergey Karayev

Sergey Karayev is the head of AI for STEM at

  • November 26, 2019
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Sergey Karayev is the head of AI for STEM at Turnitin where he explores paths to accelerate development of AI technologies for STEM assessment. Sergey began at Turnitin in 2018, following Turnitin’s acquisition of his company Gradescope, which he co-founded in 2014. Gradescope enables instructors to grade paper-based exams, online homework, and programming projects on one platform, with AI assistance. Sergey holds a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley where he researched deep learning for visual style recognition, reinforcement learning for object recognition, point-cloud-aided object detection, and probabilistic visual features. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Washington.

(Palo Alto) June 24, 2020 —

While the pace of layoffs might be

Intellispark, an education

Scott Kinney

Scott Kinney is the Managing Director in

  • November 26, 2019
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Scott Kinney is the Managing Director in Education Technology at Devonshire Investors where their investment ideology is to invest in technology businesses that are committed to making our education system more effective, more accessible, and more affordable. Scott is passionate about leading and supporting innovation in education at all levels with the primary objective of helping more individuals achieve their educational and career goals as efficiently and affordably as possible. While president of Capella University, Scott led efforts to develop new and innovative ways of offering high quality higher education that better serve both students and employers. Prior to joining Capella, Scott served as president of West Education Group at Thomson Reuters Corporation, where he led a group of five businesses providing legal education products and services to academic and legal professional customers around the world. Scott’s experience lies across a variety of industries, with an emphasis on technology and information-driven businesses.

(Palo Alto) June 24, 2020 —

While the pace of layoffs might be

Intellispark, an education

Rick Levin

Rick Levin is an internet executive, academic

  • November 26, 2019
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Rick Levin is an internet executive, academic leader, and board level advisor with over 40 years of experience. Rick’s focus is on innovation, business strategy, and general management of mid to large size companies and institutions, but his experience includes corporate development, business operations, business development, and international relations. Prior to serving as CEO of Coursera until June 2017, Rick was President of Yale University for a twenty-year term. Rick played an integral role in growing the university’s programs, expanding its resources, building its reputation internationally, investing in the local community, and launching Yale’s foray into online education. Before taking over as President, Rick held leadership roles in teaching, research, and administration at the university. Rick serves on a variety of public service, corporate, advisory and non-profit boards. He also served on the boards of President George Bush’s Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the U.S. Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction, President Obama’s Council of Advisors for Science and Technology, and co-founded the World Economic Forum’s Global University Leaders Forum. Rick’s specialties include board management, business development, business operations, for and non-profit governance, general management, industrial research and development, international relations, leadership, strategy.

(Palo Alto) June 24, 2020 —

While the pace of layoffs might be

Intellispark, an education

Neil Frye

Neil Frye is currently serving as the interim

  • November 26, 2019
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Neil Frye is currently serving as the interim VP of People at Alto Pharmacy. Neil has experience in HR and Talent Management spanning the course of his career from his start at Accenture, where he worked with companies in the consumer goods, retail, high tech, and utilities industry. From there, Neil spent time at Google working on a range of HR products, processes, and overseeing successful HR Tech implementations. In July 2016, Neil joined the team at Dropbox as the Global Head of Recruitment with a focus in HR operations and technology. In October 2019 Neil began working at Alto on an interim basis, helping to fulfill Alto’s mission to fulfill medicine's true purpose—to improve the quality of life for everyone who needs it. Alto recently raised a Series C, surpassed 300 employees across four locations, and is on track to achieve $1B ARR by the end of 2020. As the Interim VP of People, Neil is helping the Alto leadership team design the People agenda and make key hires for the People and Workplace Services team.

(Palo Alto) June 24, 2020 —

While the pace of layoffs might be

Intellispark, an education

Mike Smith

Mike Smith is the past Edgerley Family Dean

  • November 26, 2019
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Mike Smith is the past Edgerley Family Dean of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), and is currently a Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor. Mike joined Harvard’s Computer Science department in 1992, and served as FAS Dean from 2007 through late 2018. During his tenure, he recruited the most diverse group of world-class faculty in FAS history, and created the Dean’s Faculty Resources Committee in 2016 to support these strategic efforts. In addition, Mike implemented a tenure track process, and established the Dean’s competitive Fund for Promising Scholarship, seeking to assist professors doing experimental and forward-leaning work. Mike holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, along with a B.A. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from WPI.

(Palo Alto) June 24, 2020 —

While the pace of layoffs might be

Intellispark, an education

Jessie Woolley-Wilso …

Jessie joined DreamBox Learning® in 2010 as

  • November 26, 2019
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Jessie joined DreamBox Learning® in 2010 as Chair, President, and CEO. The startup software company had pioneered Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ in 2006 and began partnering with schools soon after Jessie joined. Thus far, DreamBox serves nearly 3 million K-8 students and approximately 120,000 teachers. The company provided more than 350 million math lessons across the U.S. and Canada in 2017. Jessie recently secured a $130 million investment in DreamBox from The Rise Fund, a global impact investing fund managed by TPG Growth. Prior to joining DreamBox, Jessie served as president of Blackboard’s K-12 Group and LeapFrog SchoolHouse, the K-12 division of LeapFrog Enterprises. Jessie also served in leadership positions at collegeboard.com, the interactive division of The College Board, and at Kaplan, the leading test preparation company in the U.S. Jessie supports the broader K12 industry by serving on the boards of several educational organizations including Rosetta Stone, Newsela, the Western Governors University Board of Trustees, and Ursuline Academy. She is also a board member for Boeing Employees Credit Union, Pacific Science Center, and The Bullitt Foundation. She has been a featured speaker at international events including TEDx Rainier, SXSWedu, DENT and GeekWire Summit 2018. Jessie is a two-time recipient of EdTech Digest’s EdTech Leadership Award for her work in transformative innovation in education and honored her as one of 2018’s Top 100 Influencers in EdTech. Seattle Business Magazine awarded Jessie the 2015 Executive Excellence Award in the CEO of the Year category and Forbes placed her on its “Impact 15” list for being a disruptor in education. The Puget Sound Business Journal honored Jessie as a “Woman of Influence” and 425 Magazine named her as one of eight “Unstoppable Eastside Women” for having a clear focus on the greater good. Additionally, The New York Times has profiled Jessie and her leadership style in their Corner Office column. Jessie holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from the University of Virginia. She is also a 2007 Henry Crown Fellow and moderator for the Aspen Institute.

(Palo Alto) June 24, 2020 —

While the pace of layoffs might be

Intellispark, an education

Jessica Lindl

Jessica is the Global Head of Education at

  • November 26, 2019
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Jessica is the Global Head of Education at Unity Technologies. Jessica has a strong marketing and product management background from her time at Riverdeep, a subsidiary of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and at Scientific Learning. Jessica gained executive experience as the CEO of GlassLab, Inc., an online portal for educational games, followed by her tenure as COO of LRNG by Collective Shift, which seeks to redesign learning for the connected age so that all youth have an opportunity to succeed. Jessica joined Unity in May 2017 where she works on the cutting edge of technology and gaming development for their learning and education business. In addition to sitting on the GSV Strategic Advisory Board, Jessica is a Pahara-Aspen Fellow and is an advisory board member for California State University.

(Palo Alto) June 24, 2020 —

While the pace of layoffs might be

Intellispark, an education

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