Saylor Academy is very excited to welcome Ken Eisner, Director of Worldwide Education Programs at AWS Educate, as a panelist at the Saylor Academy Summit on Closing the Global Skills Gap!
Ken is an education technology leader with 20+ years-experience spearheading initiatives that improve educational outcomes and disrupt traditional delivery models. Ken founded AWS Educate, Amazon’s global initiative to dramatically accelerate cloud learning and prepare students for a cloud-enabled workforce. Program demand has far outstripped projections, with membership composed of hundreds of thousands of students and over 2,400 institutions including all of the top ten leading global computer science higher education institutions.
Subsequent AWS Educate innovations include: 2016’s launch of “Cloud Career Pathways,” an education-to-employment environment with learning pathways, micro-credentials, and a job board; 2017’s opening up of the program to students 14 to 17 years-old and creation of Cloud Literacy content; and 2018’s launch of full degree offerings, beginning with vocational institutions and community colleges.
Ken’s roles prior to AWS included: Senior Vice President, Business Development and Marketing for One Economy, where he helped guide some of the largest public private partnerships in digital education; Vice President of Marketing for e-commerce textbook provider VarsityBooks, where he contributed to its IPO and launched its marketing services division; and strategic advisor to Sprint Nextel. In 2014,
Ken was appointed to the D.C. Mayor’s Technology and Innovation Inclusion Council, where he currently chairs the Workforce Development committee. He also sits on the edX customer advisory board and advises various educational institutions. Ken holds an MBA from Georgetown University, an MPP from the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, and a BA from Cornell University.Join @KenEisnerEDU, @LinaporlaEDU @pabacost and Dr. Manish Kumar of the National Skills Development Corp at our panel on aligning ed and employment. #globalskillsgap #saylorsummit19 https://summit.saylor.org/agenda-2019 Click To Tweet
The Saylor Academy Summit: Closing the Global Skills Gap is taking place on November 14-15, 2019 in Washington, DC. Register today and join us!
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