Our next Technapex event is right around the corner so we thought it was about time we revealed a little more about what you can expect and who you’ll meet!
We’re introducing a panel of stellar edtech companies who will discuss the shift to digital in the classroom, how their respective companies are improving learning through the shift to digital, what’s being lost, how schools can bridge the digital divide, and what this means for the future of education. This happy hour event in San Francisco is a mixer for those who can’t make SXSWedu in Austin in March or people who want to meet fellow attendees before the conference. Our mixer will be held at Parisoma (169 11th St.) on Monday, February 25 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. We’re pleased to announce that participating panelists will include local SF edtech companies, including Kno, Edmodo, GlassLab (collaborators on Sim CityEDU), and Meograph.
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We’ll have drinks and appetizers followed by the panel discussion, moderated by Tina Barseghian, the founder and editor and of NPR’S MindShift, a news website about innovations in learning. MindShift was launched more than two years ago as a medium to understand and dig into how progressive teaching tactics and technology have the potential to make learning relevant to students.
About the Panelists
Crystal Hutter: Edmodo
Crystal Hutter is the Chief Operating Officer at Edmodo, an organization committed to ensuring that all learners reach their full potential. In this role, Crystal oversees daily operations and manages the marketing, community engagement, institutional outreach and business development teams. She joined Edmodo in 2010 as part of the founding team. Prior to Edmodo, Crystal made global investments in microfinance, mobile banking, and education ventures for Omidyar Network. Previously, she worked as a senior engineer at Oracle Corporation where she provided technical consulting for Oracle’s North American government, education, and healthcare groups. Crystal has an MBA from Columbia Business School.
David Straus: Kno
David Straus leads Kno’s product group, which includes product strategy, product management, user experience and support. David has driven marketing and business development for both consumer and enterprise solutions at multiple companies including Hewlett-Packard, OpenVision Technologies (acquired by Symantec), TSW International (acquired by Indus), and OnDemand (acquired by Pega System). David has been actively involved in startups as an executive and investor for the past 20 years. Nearly every Apple product created within the last 6-12 months can be found on David’s desk.
Jessical Lindl: GlassLab (collaborators on Sim CityEDU)
Jessica Lindl is responsible for overseeing GlassLab, who is in collaboration with EA to create Sim CityEDU. She has spent over 15 years leading teams that design, develop, market and sell learning games to the global education market. In her work at organizations like Scientific Learning, Riverdeep (now Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and The Learning Company, she strived to improve learning outcomes for all children by blending effectiveness with engagement. She also serves on the board of Education for Change, a Charter Management Organization serving Oakland, California’s most disadvantaged youth. Jessica is a graduate of the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, where she received a Masters in Business Administration with a focus on entrepreneurship and education. She loves testing new learning games with her husband and two sons.
Misha Leybovich: Meograph
Misha Leybovich is the Founder and CEO of Meograph. Prior, he consulted with McKinsey & Company in Atlanta and Shanghai. While at MIT, he earned Masters degrees in both Aerospace Engineering and Technology & Policy, and did research at the Judge Business School at Cambridge University. At UC Berkeley, he earned his BS in Engineering Physics and served as the President of the student body. Misha has prolific international experience, having visited 70 countries and lived/worked on 4 continents.
Get to Know Our Sponsor
Another big thanks to our sponsor, Wix! The local Wix team, WixLoungeSF, is a mobile community initiative dedicated to sharing a complete toolkit to grow your online presence. They offer dynamic panels, networking events, workshops, collaborations and more throughout the California area. The WixLoungeSF team also hosts programs in different locations, teaches workshops on web design and site management, attends community events and does everything they can to support the growth of your online presence.