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EdTech Leader Interviews with Todd Hand

Episode 1: Intro to EdTech Leader Interviews
Meet Todd | @HandTodd | /in/toddhand
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  • Todd Hand, Managing Director of the Education Practice at BSG
  • Understand the genesis behind the podcast series.
  • Why it exists, who should be listening; and what can be expected.
Episode 2: Jaime Casap, Chief Education Evangelist at Google
Meet Jaime@jcasap | /in/jaimecasap
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  • The “future of learning” and how to really create Personalization
  • The current models of learning are not set up to take advantage of technology
  • What is the Phoenix Coding Academy?
  • How does Google think about the future of education?
  • The power of virtual reality
Episode 3: Alana Dunagan, Research Fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute
Meet Alana | @alanadunaganed | /in/alanadunagan
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  • The Innovator’s Dilemma hits higher Ed with Purdue’s acquisition of Kaplan U.
  • Is this evidence of the “unbundling” of the higher education industry?
  • Are Purdue and Kaplan equaling sharing the risk?
  • Is Mitch Daniels ahead of the curve?
  • What’s next for PPP’s?
Episode 4: Rob Lytle, Managing Director, Co-head of Education at Parthenon-EY
Meet Rob | @robert_s_lytle | /in/robertslytle
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  • Identifying growth sectors in the for-profit education industry
  • Will there be more consolidation in K-12?
  • Will PPP’s increase in Higher Education?
  • How are bootcamps changing Higher Education?
  • State of the consumer in education
Episode 5: Jane Swift, Former Massachusetts Governor and EdTech Executive
Meet Jane | @janemswift | /in/governorjaneswift
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  • Crisis management
  • Increasing the ranks of women executives in education
  • Recruiting tech talent from outside of education
  • The new administration’s impact on states’ efforts to be laboratories of education change
Episode 6: Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, CEO at Hogan Assessment Systems
Meet Tomas | @drtcp | /in/drtomaschamorro
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  • Talent management and the psychology of human capital
  • Good leaders build good systems
  • Over-used strengths become weaknesses
  • How authenticity is misunderstood
  • “Moderate misfits”
Episode 7: Interview with Deborah Quazzo, co-founder ASU GSV Summit & Managing Partner GSV Acceleration Fund
Meet Deborah | @asugsvsummit | /in/deborah-quazzo
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  • Overview of the Education Sector
  • Why PreK-12 is ahead of the market
  • The challenge of Higher Education
  • The evolution of Corporate Learning
  • Increasing number of women execs in education
  • What to look for at ASU-GSV this year
Episode 8: Interview with Chad Johnson, Managing Director, Partner at Cherry Tree Companies
Meet Chad | @ChadEJohnson | /in/chad-johnson
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  • Overview of Cherry Tree
  • Buy Side vs. Sell Side
  • What’s changed over the last couple of years in the education space?
  • Cherry Tree’s research
Episode 9: Meet BSG's Education Practice | An Interview with Todd Hand, by Meaghan Corson
Meet Todd | Contact Meaghan@handtodd | @MeaghanCorson/in/toddhand | /in/meaghancorson

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  • The focus of BSG’s Education Practice
  • Insights from an executive recruiter into the For-Profit Education industry
  • How does BSG’s Education Team view leadership?
  • How authenticity is misunderstood
  • BSG’s process
Episode 10: Interview with Frank Britt, CEO of Penn Foster
Meet Frank | @frankbritt |  /in/fbritt 

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  • The dynamics of the Workforce Development industry
  • What are the factors that will shape WD?
  • Disruptive deals that might happen in the future
  • Investment climate for WD
Episode 11: Interview with Daniel Smith, GM of Global Education at Amazon
Meet Daniel | @amazon |  /in/daniel-l-smith/ 

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  • How is Amazon thinking about K-12, Higher ED and corporate learning?
  • What is Amazon’s education marketplace?
  • How is Amazon revolutionizing procurement in EdTech?
  • Democratization of vendors and users
Episode 12: Interview with Susan Wolford, Managing Director and Group Head of BMO Capital Markets' Technology and Business Services
Meet Susan | @BMO |  /in/susan-wolford/

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  • Current hot market in Education Sectors
  • China’s interest in U.S. education companies
  • What might a recession bring
  • BMO’s upcoming “18th Annual Back to School Conference”
Episode 13: Interview with Darrell Silver, co-Founder and CEO of Thinkful
Meet Darrell | @darrellsilver |  /in/darrellsilver/ 

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  • Conversation with Darrell Silver, co-founder and CEO of Thinkful

Episode 14: Interview with Jamie Candee, CEO of Edmentum
Meet Jamie | @CandeeJamie |  /in/jpost/ 

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  • How did a preschool teacher become CEO at Edmentum?
  • Edmentum’s personalization strategy
  • Preparing students for an uncertain future
  • The need to build standardization around Big Data in schools
  • An under-reported success story about English Language programs
Episode 15: Interview with Jeanne Allen, Founder & CEO at The Center for Education Reform
Meet Jeanne | @JeanneAllen |  /in/jeanne-allen/ 

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Episode 16: Interview with Harsh Patel, Chief Product Officer at Galvanize Inc
Meet Harsh | @Galvanize |  /in/harshpatel/ 

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  • How does a biomedical engineering grad become a school teacher and then an entrepreneur
  • Selling Hack Reactor to Galvanize
  • The future of coding schools
  • Lessons for entrepreneurs on exiting
Episode 17: Interview with Sehba Ali, CEO of KIPP: Texas Public Schools
Meet Sehba | @Sehba_KIPP |  /in/sehbaali/ 

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  • The history and exciting future of KIPP Texas
  • The mission to educate 100K underserved kids
  • Sebha’s background and commitment to education
Episode 18: Interview with Tyton Partners Chris Curran and Adam Newman, Founders & Managing Partners
Meet Chris & Adam | /in/curranchristopher/ |  /in/adam-j-newman/ 

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  • Tyton Partner overview
  • View on deal climate
  • Management consulting practice
  • View on the education markets
Episode 19: Interview with Shoshana Vernick , Managing Director, Sterling Partners
Meet Shoshana | @ShoshanaVernick |  /in/shoshanavernick/ 

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  • What makes Sterling Partners unique
  • What is good leadership
  • The most effective boards
  • What is ahead in the education sectors
  • Promoting diversity

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