Education & Technology – The New Wave



George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC 2011-10-21


Dana Bloomberg

Education & Technology – The New Wave

This event will feature key leaders and influencers taking a critical look at how technology and business model-innovation are changing education as we know it. Innovative technologies are spreading quickly across the globe to respond to the thirst for education. Companies have taken this opportunity to shape the future of learning and investors are searching for the future winners in the field. Who are the emerging leaders and how will the education technology sector be transformed?

full agenda at SV Forum -- some speaker/topic highlights include:

  • Opening Keynote by Vivek Wadhwa on Global Education and Entrepreneurship [see also his PARC Forum talk here]
  • Technology Innovations panel featuring Khan Academy and others
  • Closing Keynote by Margaret Heffernan, entrepreneur, chief executive, blogger, and author of  Willfull Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril
  • keynote by Singularity University's Naveen Jain on How to Reinvent Education Using Neuroscience
  • Education for Everyone panel discussion moderated by Lisa Petrides of the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education [related PARC Forum talk]
  • Investment Landscape panel discussion featuring representatives from DBL Investors, Alsop Louie Partners, NewSchools Venture Fund, Norwest Venture Partners, Catamount Ventures
  • Voice of Academia panel discussion moderated by Jim Spohrer (Director of IBM Almaden Services Research)/ IBM University Programs Worldwide and featuring representatives from Stanford University, San Jose Unified School District, and others

register online through SV Forum

Additional information

Focus Areas

Our work is centered around a series of Focus Areas that we believe are the future of science and technology.

Licensing & Commercialization Opportunities

We’re continually developing new technologies, many of which are available for Commercialization.


PARC scientists and staffers are active members and contributors to the science and technology communities.