Education in elementary, secondary and university systems has stubbornly resisted substantial change. The lack of scalable cost-effective educational software systems is a major contributor to the unmet potential of world’s population to grow and fill society’s needs. Edtech—including digital delivery of content, Artificial intelligence with big data, virtual reality and insights from brain science, are just a few of the advances that are on the horizon. Come join inspiring edtech entrepreneurs to understand the range of innovative approaches available and the potential impact.
Co-founder & Partner of LearnLaunch
Jean in growing the New England Edtech cluster. LearnLaunch is comprised of LearnLaunch Institute, Accelerator, and Campus, which together support innovative firms and educator in the edtech sector. Jean is an active angel investor, a co-founder of the Boston forum of Golden Seeds (which invests in women-managed businesses) and a member of Launchpad Venture Group and Hub Angels. She was the co-founder of two technology startups in the Boston area, AXON Networks and Quarry Technologies.
Founder & CEO CueThink
Sheela specializes in product design and technology management. Prior to founding CueThink, Sheela worked with CAST and Pearson. She has also conducted workshops and presented at national and international conferences on the importance of creating ‘universally designed’ curriculum. Sheela obtained her Masters degree in Education Technology from Michigan State University.
Dharmendra “Dee” Kanejiya
Founder and CEO Cognii
Dee has over 15 years of experience in Artificial Intelligence and natural language processing industries at companies such as Vlingo and Nuance where he developed the virtual personal assistant technology S-Voice for Samsung Galaxy devices. He studied PhD in Electrical Engineering at IIT Delhi and post-doc research at Carnegie Mellon University.
Founder and CEO Pragya Systems
Ramji was most recently at Movik Networks, where as Founder/CEO and CTO he led the company to raise over $40M in venture capital and deliver ground-breaking RAN-aware solutions to help mobile operators deal with the rapidly increasing rich media internet content in their 3G/4G networks. Prior to founding Movik, Ramji was General Manager of Networking Business Unit of Telsima (acquired by Aviat), where he ran a multi-national organization building market leading WiMax and IPTV backhaul products for emerging markets. Prior to Telsima, Ramji was the Founder and CTO of Coriolis Networks before which he held senior leadership roles at Digital/Cabletron and Motorola.