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Thursday, June 26 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm
How Technology can Rebuild and Innovate Chicago's (and America's) Education System

Shawn Gaines

Director of Marketing Communications, kCura
Shawn Gaines is the director of marketing communications for kCura, developers of the e-discovery and investigations software Relativity. Shawn provides communications support for the company and their global network of partners, including social media, web content, messaging strategy, and community relations. He also helps manage kCura’s philanthropic efforts, including their kCura Gives program, in which the company provides a complete... Read More →


Alan Anderson

Year Up Chicago
Before he began his role as the founding executive director in 2010, he led a new citywide education and advocacy process for Chicago Public Schools. Serving as the acting chief school design officer in the Chief Administrative Office, Alan was determined to improve the quality of education available to students and decided to mobilize parents and community leaders to develop solutions to fix failing schools. At Year Up, he built a foundation... Read More →

Steve Gould

Chicago Innovation Mentors
Steven A. Gould, M.D. has extensive and broad-based experience in both scientific research in an academic environment, and executive management throughout the entire life cycle of an entrepreneurial biotechnology company. He is the Founder and Principal of The Gould Consulting Group LLC, which provides advisory services to companies and universities seeking to develop and capitalize on biotechnology and life science innovations. In his current... Read More →

Martin Moran

Director of Education Innovation, Parker School
Martin Moran is the Director of Education Innovation at the Parker School and a Google Certified Teacher. He has over 12 years experience in schools and was recently named an NAIS “Teacher of the Future” for his use of technology and innovation in the classroom. Martin is also a technology in education consultant for Bennett Day School, an independent JK-8 independent school. He has presented at SxSWEDU, the National Conference for... Read More →

Todd Thibodeaux

Todd Thibodeaux is the president and chief executive officer of CompTIA, the leading trade association representing the business interests of the global information technology (IT) industry. He is responsible for leading strategy, development and growth efforts for the association. Before joining CompTIA in July 2008, Thibodeaux spent more than 17 years with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), where he served in a wide range of roles... Read More →

Thursday June 26, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
2. SingleHop Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654