Education & the Future of Work


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Mark Turrell, CEO Orcasci / WEF YGL & Tech Pioneer / Author 'Scaling'
Pierre Dubuc, from OpenClassrooms
Elma Hrustic, Area9 Innovation
So-Young Kang, Founder & CEO | Gnowbe
Christian Busch, Ass. Professor & Director, CGA Global Economy Program, New York University (NYU); Author, The Serendipity Mindset")


Mark Turrell
Mark is an educator, strategist, author, and entrepreneur. He is a Professor at Hult International Business School, was a Research Fellow at the THNK School of Creative Leadership, and the author of “Scaling". His work combines collective intelligence with AI, networks, complex systems, behavioral science and neuroscience. His current focus is the challenge of how to teach 21st century work-life skills to 100 million learners, kids and adults, over the next five years - Previously Mark founded Imaginatik plc, a pioneer in crowdsourcing and collaborative problem solving for innovation. The World Economic Forum nominated him a Technology Pioneer and a Young Global

Pierre Dubuc
Pierre Dubuc has been working on creating the education of tomorrow for the past 20 years, creating his first-ever online course in 1999, at age 11. Pierre Dubuc is on a mission: make education more accessible. He is now the CEO of OpenClassrooms, the platform he founded in Paris, now powering 1,000+ courses and 50 fully certified diplomas. The company has 200 employees and a faculty of 1000 mentors training 3000 degree students a month across 140 countries. By 2025 the company should place one million-degree students in the workforce every year.
In 2016, Pierre appeared among Forbes "30 under 30" for social entrepreneurship.

Elma Hrustic
Elma is driving digital transformation with world’s leading company within adaptive learning technologies. She has extensive experience with digital transformations, always with the focus on technology enabling the human capital to better reach their potential. Educational and training practices are still largely rooted in 20th and some cases 19th century thinking. Addressing today and tomorrow’s talent challenges requires rethinking learning and approaches we use to develop talent. Personalized approaches to learning - powered by AI partnered with human instructors and already in use in organizations - show us what the future of talent development is becoming

So-Young Kang
So-Young helps organizations and individuals stay human in an increasingly digital world. She is the CEO and Founder of Gnowbe, an award-winning mobile microlearning and experience solution that is revolutionizing how people learn. By democratizing how people learn and how people teach through the world’s first mobile content authoring platform (patent pending), Gnowbe empowers anyone to create and share content in participatory ways. Gnowbe helps people in 45 countries be better prepared for the future of work. So-Young has been a nominated Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum since 2014 and is a global speaker, author, thought leader.

Christian Busch
Dr. Christian Busch is the author of The Serendipity Mindset: The Art and Science of Creating Good Luck (Penguin Random House). Dr. Busch teaches at New York University (NYU) and the London School of Economics (LSE). At NYU, he directs the CGA Global Economy program. Previously, he co-directed the LSE's Innovation and Co-Creation Lab and served as a course leader. He is a co-founder of Sandbox Network, a community of young innovators active in over 20 countries, as well as Leaders on Purpose, an organization convening high-impact leaders. He is a member of the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Expert Forum and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Dr Busch was a finalist in the FT/McKinsey Bracken Bower prize as well as for the Thinkers 50 'Distinguished Achievement' Award for his work on serendipity. He holds a PhD and MSc from the LSE.


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