Oct. 21, 2011 SVForum New Wave Education and Technology

On Friday, October 21, 2011 in Palo Alto at PARC, SVForum held the “Education and Technology Conference: The New Wave.” Key leaders took a critical look at how technology and business model innovation are changing education as we know it.

The opening keynote was by Vivek Wadhwa, Scholar, Entrepreneur, who spoke about “Global Education and Entrepreneurship.”

Lisa Petrides of the Institute for the Study of  Knowledge Management in Education moderated panelists Marleen McDaniel of Onsophic and Ben Nelson of Minerva on the topic “Education for Everyone – New Models in Higher Education.”

Naveen Jain of Singularity University spoke about “How to Reinvent Education Using Neuroscience.”

Dr. James C. Spohrer of IBM University Programs Worldwide moderated panelists John Danner of Rocketship Education, Dr. Paul Kim of Stanford University, Dr. Raymond Ravaglia of Educational Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) at Stanford University and Jason Willis of San Jose Unified School District on the topic “Voice of Academia.”

Cynthia Ringo of DBL Investors moderated panelists Tom Kalinske of Alsop Louie Partners, Ted Mitchell of NewSchools Venture Fund, Sergio Monsalve of Norwest Venture Partners and Tory Patterson of Catamount Ventures on the topic “Investment Landscape.”

Claire Lee of Microsoft moderated panelists Colin Barceloux of Bookrenter, Holly DeLeon of Livescribe, Andrew Maguire of InternMatch, Elaine Sigal of STIZZiL and Shantanu Sinha of Khan Academy on the topic “Technology Innovations.”

Margaret Heffernan, author of “Willfull Blindness” gave the closing keynote address.

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