Future of Education and Workforce Summit

San Francisco. 12 November 2019.
InterContinental Hotel.

Aerial Cityscape view of San Francisco and the Bay Bridge at Night

Ideas, insights and connections for the new learning and talent economy.

The HolonIQ ‘Future of Education and Workforce’ Summit Series convenes 1,000 leaders across nine invitation-only events around the world, generating ideas, delivering insight, and making the connections that help shape the new learning and talent economy.

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Invitation-Only

HolonIQ Summits are invitation-only, intimate one-day events designed for leaders, executives and investors shaping the global learning & talent economy. We create unique opportunities for executives to discuss and learn from peers who share their own experiences and perspectives.

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San Francisco Agenda

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

08:30

Registration. Coffee and Networking

09:00

Global Education Landscape (Plenary)

As 2019 comes to a close, we reflect on a decade of innovation, investment and technology in education and look ahead towards scenarios for education in 2030. Asia’s rapid rise and cross-border live-online tutoring markets. US admissions, student debt, and political pressure. Europe’s inertia and momentum. Africa’s Next Billion. Global student flows in a de-globalizing world.

Maria Spies

Managing Director and Co-Founder, HolonIQ

Patrick Brothers

Managing Director and Co-Founder, HolonIQ

09:30

Degreed. Skills as the Future Currency of Work

Fresh from a $75m fundraising, the founder of Degreed discusses major shifts in the global skills market, the impact of artificial intelligence and the future of credentials.

David Blake

Founder & Executive Chairman

Moderator:

Patrick Brothers

Managing Director and Co-Founder, HolonIQ

10:00

Owl Ventures

Owl Ventures is one of the most experienced EdTech VC firms globally, has just raised a third fund of $300m and has over $600 million in assets under management. This session provides a strategic perspective on global EdTech investment, trends in the US and other markets.

Amit Patel

Managing Director at Owl Ventures, LP

Moderator:

Patrick Brothers

Managing Director and Co-Founder, HolonIQ

10:30

Networking Break

11:00

InStride

Jonathan Lau

Chief Learner Officer & Co-Founder, InStride

Moderator:

Maria Spies

Managing Director and Co-Founder, HolonIQ

11:30

Foundry College

Led by renowned neuroscience academic and ex-Harvard Dean, Foundry College represents a new type of online two-year college. This session discusses new models for adult education, the science of learning and how technology is supporting new frameworks for learning

Stephen Kosslyn

President and CEO at Foundry College

Moderator:

Patrick Brothers

Managing Director and Co-Founder, HolonIQ

12:00

Western Governors University

WGU is one of the world’s largest online Universities. We hear from the University Development team’s Head of Strategic Research and Insights on skills as a new currency of learning and earning, building an engine for social impact and a new model and architecture for innovation in higher education.

Michael Morris

Head of Strategic Research and Insights at Western Governors University

Moderator:

Maria Spies

Managing Director and Co-Founder, HolonIQ

12:30

Networking Lunch

13:00

Liulishuo

With over 120m registered users, Liulishuo is one of the world’s largest English language learning apps with artificial intelligence at the core of its product. This session focuses on how AI is driving outcomes through speech recognition and real-time personalized feedback and will discuss what we can expect in language learning over the next 5 years.

Chuhan Wang

Head of Global Strategy & IR at LAIX

Moderator:

Maria Spies

Managing Director and Co-Founder, HolonIQ

13:30

Sana Labs

Based out of Sweden, Sana Labs partners with education providers for personalized learning solutions. In this session, the CEO provides insights about the use of AI in learning processes across global markets and discusses both the issues and impact of AI in education.

Joel Hellermark

Founder and CEO, Sana Labs

Moderator:

Patrick Brothers

Managing Director and Co-Founder, HolonIQ

14:00

Udacity

Leah Wiedenmann

Head of Global Communications at Udacity

Moderator:

Patrick Brothers

Managing Director and Co-Founder, HolonIQ

14:30

Networking Break

15:00

Coursera

Coursera is the world’s largest MOOC, with over 44m learners and 200 university partners. Recently raising $103m, the company is now considered a Unicorn. This session discusses the future of post-secondary education, learning and work, and what the next decade might look like for Coursera.

Tom Kovats

Vice President, Finance at Coursera

Moderator:

Maria Spies

Managing Director, HolonIQ

15:30

Stanford

Mitchell Stevens

Faculty Chair, Education Enterprise, Stanford University Graduate School of Education

Moderator:

Patrick Brothers

Managing Director and Co-Founder, HolonIQ

16:00

Sphero

Robotics in education is set to double in value with global spending of $3.1b by 2025. Traditionally a fragmented marketplace, recent consolidation signals a maturing market. Sphero CEO discussed the recent acquisition of littleBits, how artificial intelligence might impact robotics and how the market is likely to shape up over the next 10 years

Paul Berberian

CEO at Sphero

Moderator:

Maria Spies

Managing Director and Co-Founder, HolonIQ

16:30

Closing Session

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Maria Spies

Managing Director and Co-Founder, HolonIQ

Patrick Brothers

Managing Director and Co-Founder, HolonIQ

17:00

Networking Reception

Recent Research

Global International Student Flows

7 November 2019. 

International Education in 2030

Q3 2019 Global EdTech VC Update

8 October 2019. 

Q3 marks more than $5B of Education VC invested through 2019. We expect to see $6.5B for the full year from a lower number of larger transactions.

OPM, meet OPX. New models and the $3.5B+ global online higher education services market

9 September 2019. 

Part 2. Launching our 4,900+ OPM Program dataset, sizing up the new $3.5B+ OPX category and sharing our Open Source OPX Capability Framework.

2019 Robotics in Education Report

29 August 2019. 

HolonIQ’s 2019 Robotics in Education Report includes Market Maps and Segments, Growth and Key Players.