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  • Mo Dhaliwal

    Director of Strategy at Skyrocket Digital

  • Ross Uchimura

    CEO at Solariv, Inc

  • Ramona Pierson

    CEO at Declara

  • Rahim Rajan

    Senior Program Officer, Postsecondary Success at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Radhika Seshan

    Associate Dean, Business Development & COO at UCLA Extension

  • Peter Marcoux

    Professor, English at El Camino College

  • Peter Bencivenga

    Chief Academic Officer at IO Education

  • Pam Washburn

    Business Development Executive at Cooley, LLP

  • Nicholas Ross

    Professor of Data Science at University of San Francisco

  • Ned Renzi

    Partner at Birchmere VC

  • Ryan Craig

    Managing Director at University Ventures

  • Missy Sherburne

    Chief External Relations Officer at College Advising Corps

  • Mike Berlin

    Partner at Entangled Solutions

  • Michelle Risconcente

    President at Designs for Learning, Inc

  • Michael Berman

    Chief Innovation Officer at California State University

  • Matthew Cohen

    Managing Director at Cohen Strategy Group, LLC

  • Mark Givens

    Attorney at Mark S. Givens Law Corporation

  • Maggie Beers

    Executive Director of Academic Technology at San Francisco State University

  • Laurence Roth

    Partner at Education Design Lab

  • Kris Clerkin

    Executive Director at College for America

  • Toby Liang

    Associate Professor at National Waiwan University

  • Mehul Agarwal

    Director at

  • Aimee Gonzalez-Cameron

    Founder, UX Lead at Aimee Gonzalez Consulting

  • Michelle Riconscente

    President at Designs for Learning

  • Sarah Holloway

    Faculty, Director EdTech Program at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs

  • Gabe Sulkes

    Landing Pad Manager at Australian Trade and Investment Commission

  • Chian Gong

    Principal at Reach Capital

  • Vinit Sukhija

    Associate at Learn Capital

  • Sabrina Manville

    Director of Marketing & Strategy at College for America

  • Grant Taylor

    CEO, Co-Founder at Quotanda

  • Kevin Greaney

    CEO, Founder at Assessment Innovation, Inc.

  • Tina Lee

    CEO, Founder at MotherCoders

  • Thomas Squeo

    Strategist, Founder at Continuum Education

  • Thomas Arnett

    Senior Research Fellow, Education at Christensen Institute

  • Ted M. Kahn

    CEO, Chief Learning & Future Careers Strategist at DesignWorlds for Learning, Inc. | DesignWorlds for College & Careers

  • Steven Oxman

    Academic Innovation Lead at DeVry Education Group

  • Sheryle Bolton

    Professor of Practice at Hult International Business School

  • Seema Mishra

    Managing Director at Northeastern University

  • Sarah K. Lee

    Vice President of Strategy at Higher Ground Education | Edventures Group

  • Borre Ulrichsen

    Chief Information Officer at Gonzaga University

  • Craig Dane Roberts

    Chief Learning Officer at TechSmartKids

  • Clay Ostrom

    Owner, Founder at Map & Fire

  • Cheryl Vedoe

    CEO at Apex Learning

  • Cheryl Heller

    Partner, Chair at Common Wise

  • Charles Thornburgh

    CEO, Founder at Civitas Learning

  • Charles Eason

    Small Business Sector Navigator at CA Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Dev. Prog.

  • Cat Alexander

    Founder / CEO at Cat Alexander Consulting Group

  • Cabot Brown

    CEO at Carabiner LLC

  • Bridget Burns

    Director at University Innovation Alliance

  • David Bergeron

    Vice President, Postsecondary Education at Center For American Progress

  • Bob Regan

    Director of Education at bgC3

  • Binh Thuy Do

    Director, Higher Education Innovation at Education Design Lab

  • Barbara Illowsky

    Chief Academic Affairs Officer at Online Education Initiative, FHDA CCD

  • Ashish Rangnekar

    CEO at Bench Prep

  • Andrew Trickett

    Co-founder at Merge VR

  • Andrew McCann

    Founder at 11trees

  • Andrew Cohen

    CEO, Founder at Brainscape

  • Amy Bevilacqua

    Chief Innovation Officer at American Public Education, Inc.

  • Adrian Sannier

    Chief Academic Technology Officer at ASU Online

  • Henry Smith

    Professor at JHU Education

  • Kate Lee Carey

    Special Counsel at Cooley, LLP

  • Karen Cator

    CEO, Founder at Digital Promise

  • Josh Reibel


  • Joseph Moreau

    Vice Chancellor of Technology, CTO at Foothill-De Anza Community College District

  • Jon Stowe

    CTO at Donor Concierge

  • John Sexton

    CEO at

  • Jill Leafstedt

    Executive Director, Teaching & Learning Innovations at CSU Channel Islands

  • Jessica Brondo Davidoff

    CEO, Founder at Admittedly

  • James Sparkman

    Partner at Alpha Education, LLC

  • Abigail Seldin

    CEO, CoFounder at College Abacus

  • Gordon Wishon


  • George Straschnov

    Managing Director at Bisk Ventures

  • George Siemens

    Executive Director at University of Texas Arlington

  • Gary Brahm

    Chancellor at Brandman University

  • Gagan Singh Rana

    General Manager at Chegg

  • Esther Tricoche

    Associate Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund

  • Doug Lynch

    Senior Fellow at USC Rossier School of Education

  • David Harris

    Editor in Chief at Rice University | OpenStax