Tom Adams is the CEO of Rosetta Stone. Since joining the company in 2003, Adams has changed the way the world learns languages by ensuring learners rediscover the joy of the language-learning journey. Under Adam’s leadership, Rosetta Stone has grown into one of the world’s leading language-learning solution providers, offering more than 30 different languages in more than 150 countries. In recognition of his accomplishments, he was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2009 overall national winner.
Karen Cator is the Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education. She has devoted her career to creating the best possible learning environments for students. Prior to joining the department, Cator directed Apple’s leadership and advocacy efforts in education. In this role, she focused on the intersection of education policy and research, emerging technologies, and the reality in schools. Cator joined Apple in 1997 from the public education sector, most recently leading technology planning and implementation in Juneau, Alaska.
Dan Coates brings two decades of experience in technology and survey research to his position as President of Youth Pulse,Inc.. Based in New York, He is a veteran within the online research space. Prior to joining the Ypulse team, Coates was co-founder of SurveyU, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Polimetrix, served as Vice President at SPSS and was a co-founder of PlanetFeedback.com . He spent the first decade of his career developing cutting edge research practices and methods, enabling companies to develop online marketing insight.
Sean Devine joined CourseSmart in 2006 with 25 years experience in the development, sales and marketing of online information services. Prior to CourseSmart, Sean spent six years as CEO of Safari Books Online, and has also held leadership roles at ibooks.com, Books24x7.com, D&B, UMI/Bell & Howell, Ziff Davis and The Thomson Corporation.
Jose Ferreira is the founder and CEO of Knewton, the world’s leading adaptive learning company. Knewton’s cloud-based platform uses concept-level data to create uniquely personalized learning plans, allowing educators to tailor their content to the exact needs of individual students. The World Economic Forum at Davos named Knewton a 2011 Technology Pioneer. Ferreira was formerly an executive at Kaplan, where he led a company-wide engineering effort to redesign the company’s courses. Most recently, he was a Partner at New Atlantic Ventures, investing in new media and SaaS companies.
Josh Fischman supervises technology, research and faculty coverage for The Chronicle of Higher Education as a senior editor. He has written about attempts to reinvent the Internet, concerns about illegal file downloads, and teaching classes using blogs, tablet PCs, and cellphones. Previously he was a senior writer and editor at U.S News &World Report, editor-in-chief at Earth, deputy news editor at Science, and a senior editor at Discover. He has won the Blakeslee Award for excellence in medical reporting. Josh is the author of a recent National Geographic magazine cover story on the science of bionics.
Recognized by Fast Company magazine as an e-learning pioneer, Jinny Goldstein has been at the forefront of innovative education using technology. As PBS Senior Vice President for Education, Goldstein launched cutting-edge services, including TeacherLine, LiteracyLink and the Adult Learning Service. She launched and served as the President/CEO of PBS The Business Channel, a for-profit, media-based training company. Goldstein later joined Smarterville, LLC, a division of Educate, Inc. as Vice President for Education and Strategy. She is President of The Goldstein Education Group, which provides strategic advice on education and media, and serves on the President’s Advisory Council of Teachers College, Columbia University and the NYU-DC Center Steering Committee.
Cheryl Goodman is Director of Marketing for Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Inc (QMT). Goodman oversees global marketing and communications efforts. She also serves as QMT’s liaison to the publishing industry and provides strategic market research and product development strategies in context with Qualcomm’s award-winning display technology, Mirasol. Before joining QMT, Goodman managed Qualcomm’s industry analyst and public relations efforts for FLO TV and FLO Technologies divisions. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Goodman served as the director of public relations and marketing for Lindows.com, creator of a Linux-based operating system, and led public relations efforts at MP3.com
Josh Gottheimer serves as the Chairman’s strategic advisor on policy and legal matters with particular responsibility over the legislative, communications, intergovernmental affairs, and public liaison functions of the agency. He also focuses on steps the FCC can take — including considering the recommendations in the National Broadband Plan – to help the FCC build the 21st century communications infrastructure that this country needs to compete and win in the global economy. Gottheimer served previously as Executive Vice President, Worldwide at Burson-Marsteller, a global communications firm; Senior Advisor to the United States Commission on Civil Rights; and Special Assistant to President Bill Clinton.
Launched in 1990, The Campus Computing Project is the largest continuing study of the role of computing, eLearning, and information technology in American higher education. The project is widely cited as a definitive source for data, information, and insight about IT planning and policy issues affecting US colleges and universities. The author or editor of a dozen books and published research reports and more than 90 articles and commentaries in academic and professional publications, Dr. Green received the first EDUCAUSE Award for Leadership in Public Policy and Practice. Green’s blog, Digital Tweed is published by Inside Higher Education.
Obadiah leads business development for Google Apps for Education, providing Google’s cloud-based communication and collaboration tools to faculty, students, and staff in K-12 and higher-education institutions. He also created YouTube EDU which provides open educational videos from over 350 leading colleges and universities worldwide. Obadiah has worked in educational technology for over 15 years beginning with CD-ROM development at Scholastic, Inc. Prior to joining Google, Obadiah led UC Berkeley’s initiatives to automatically capture and deliver webcasts of full courses and events to students, educators, and self-learners around the world.
Dr. Ittelson is the Director of Outreach for the California Virtual Campus. He also serves as a consultant to CalStateTEACH Project for CSUMB. Additionally, Ittelson is the co-facilitator of the EPAC, a national group focused on using ePortfolios and the co-chair of the Academic ePortfolio Workgroup for PESC. He has been appointed an Apple Distinguished Educator and Adobe Educational Leader and sits on several boards, including the National Board of the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration. Ittelson was a faculty member for 30 years, first at CSU Chico and then as a founding faculty member at CSUMB.
Josh Jarrett is a Senior Program Officer for Postsecondary Success in the U.S. Program. In this capacity, Jarrett has been helping to architect and launch the foundation’s new Postsecondary Success strategy. Within Postsecondary Success, he leads the learning innovations and technology portfolio. This portfolio invests in new teaching and learning solutions and new organizational models to increase low-income student success. Previously, Josh served as an Engagement Manger in McKinsey & Company’s Nonprofit Practice, leading organizations on issues of strategy, operations and organization. Jarrett also was an entrepreneur, helping to launch a customer service software company.
Jack Kang joined Marvell in February 2006 and is currently Director of Marvell’s Application Processor Business Unit. He has been in the semiconductor business for over five years and has held previous positions in design engineering. Kang oversees multiple market segments, including education, eReaders, gaming, tablets, and other connected consumer devices. He also serves as a technical expert on CPU technology and has over 10 patents pending in the field of CPU technology.
After graduating from Princeton University in 1981, John founded the Princeton Review. He served as President and CEO from 1981-2007; during that time, the company grew into one of the strongest brands in education. In 2008, John founded 2tor, Inc., a private company that partners with preeminent institutions of higher education to deliver rigorous, selective degree programs online. Katzman’s innovative ideas on education reform have made him one of the nation’ s leading authorities on testing, post-secondary admissions, and data-differentiated instruction.
Patrick Kenny directs the Virtual Patient Simulation Lab at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies. He is the lead Principal Investigator researching and developing advanced Artificial Intelligence and virtual human technology to create realistic medically based avatars with mental and physical disorders. Kenny has over 20 years of experience in research and industry in AI, Robotics, Simulation and Games. His interests are in creating virtual humans with personality integrating neuroscience and AI.
Dr. Maiden joined the faculty and senior administration of the USC School of Social Work in 2007 as vice dean of faculty and student affairs, bringing 27 years of expertise in the field of workplace human services. He is editor of the Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health and has published extensively in the areas of employee assistance programs, substance abuse and workplace legislation. Maiden has twice been the recipient of Senior Fulbright Scholar awards to Russia and South Africa with a focus on workplace substance abuse and workplace violence.
Bruce D. Marcus was recently appointed senior vice president of Information Technology for McGraw-Hill Education, responsible for the company’s digital transformation efforts. Before this appointment, he was executive vice president and chief information officer of The McGraw-Hill Companies, providing overall technology leadership and working with business management to expand effective technology solutions across the enterprise.
Jim Marggraff is dedicated to creating innovative technologies, improving communication, and advancing human thought. Prior to founding Livescribe, Jim invented the LeapFrog FLY Pentop computer and LeapPad Learning System, which helped sell over $1 billion of LeapPads and educational content worldwide. Marggraff served as Leapfrog’s executive vice president of worldwide content and was the founding president of its Internet division. For many years, he focused his career on building companies from the ground up. He co-founded Explore Technologies (acquired by LeapFrog), StrataCom (acquired by Cisco), and now has founded Livescribe.
Dr. McCluskey, Provost of American Public University System (APUS), leads the Academic team for its two institutions of higher learning: American Military University and American Public University. Prior to joining APUS, he was Dean of Online Learning at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry NY, where he helped develop its distance learning program. McCluskey has served on online learning accreditation teams for New York State. He has published papers and given scholarly presentations on online pedagogy, active learning, and the administration of online learning in higher education. He is working on a book about the impact of digital learning on the modern university.
Gianpiero Morbello is Marketing & Branding Corporate Vice President for Acer Group. In 1995 he joined Texas Instruments as Marketing Manager of the Personal Productivity Product division. He later moved to Packard Bell NEC as Director for the NEC division. In1998, Morbello joined Acer Italy, and following a major company re-organization, he was appointed Acer EMEA eTechnology Director. As Marketing Communication & Channel Marketing Director, he boosted the Acer brand penetration and recognition across international markets and developed several on-line tools for channel partners and for the end-users.
Walt Mossberg is the author of the weekly Personal Technology column in The Wall Street Journal. He is co-creator and co-producer of the technology industry’s most prestigious annual conference, D: All Things Digital; co-executive editor of allthingsd.com and writes the Mossberg’s Mailbox column and edits the Mossberg Solution column in the Journal. The New York Times calls him a “protean critic of the new economy’s tools and toys.” Mossberg is a trustee of Brandeis University.
Felice Nudelman is the Executive Director of Education, The New York Times Company. Nudelman is responsible for college relations, developing national strategies, university partnerships, new business opportunities as well as overseeing The New York Times Knowledge Network, which was significantly expanded in September 2007 to pair Times content with faculty course material for credit-bearing and continuing education courses. She received The Times “GrandSlam Award” for her work. Before joining The Times, Nudelman served as executive director for Pace University’s School of Education.
Dr. Peinovich has served in leadership roles at institutions whose goals have focused on serving adult learners through innovative programs, services and delivery supported by accessible tehnology. Currently, President of The National Labor College (NLC), she also served as President of Walden University and was the Academic Vice at Excelsior College. NLC is the only accredited higher education institution devoted exclusively to educating union leaders and members. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, among others.
Osman Rashid is an accomplished entrepreneur and pioneer in education technology. His first foray into this market was in 2003 as co-founder of Chegg.com, an online textbook rental service. After leading the company as its CEO for four years, Rashid transferred to the position of Chegg.com’s Chairman. In 2009, Rashid co-founded and became the CEO of Kno, Inc., a digital textbook tablet and education platform launched in June 2010. Rashid has held various founder and executive roles at other software companies. Ernst & Young awarded him an Entrepreneur of The Year Award in 2009 for Consumer Products.
In July 2009, Dr. Regier recognized the tremendous opportunities in improving education delivered online and stepped down as executive dean at the W.P. Carey School of Business to accept the dean’s position at ASU Online. Regier now leads a team focused on delivering programs that are rigorous and engaging; student services that are responsive; and graduation rates that reflect student success, not volume. He had been executive dean at W.P. Carey for five years. Regier has published research on post-retirement benefits, corporate restructuring and market-based accounting.
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