Kaizen & INSEAD & NYU Stern Education
Symposium (KINSES) - 2016

“Global Trends; Local Realities”

Five most promising start-ups in Asia and Africa that are disrupting the education status quo with a mix of technology and innovative business models will be recognized.

27-28 Feb 2016
Dubai, UAE

2 Days, 11 sessions
Focus on Edtech Africa and Asia

50 Speakers
20 Nationalities

300 Participants
Investors, Policy Makers, Education CXOs


Dr. Jorg Drager

Member of the Executive Board, Bertelsmann Stiftung

Dr. Jorg Drager

Dr. Jorg Drager

Member of the Executive Board, Bertelsmann Stiftung

 

Born in 1968, Jorg Drager studied physics and business administration at the University of Hamburg before transferring to Cornell University in New York State, where he received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in theoretical physics. During his time in Cornell (1991-1996), he served as an academic assistant while completing his studies and doctoral thesis.

He began his professional career 1996 at the management consulting firm Roland Berger in Frankfurt/Main. In 1998, he returned to Hamburg to become executive director of the newly founded Northern Institute of Technology, a private institute of higher education that focuses on international MBA programs.


From 2001 to 2008, he served as Hamburg's (politically independent) minister of science and research and was a member of Germany's Permanent Conference of Educational Ministers as well as deputy representative to the Bundesrat, the federal body that represents the German states at the national level. From 2004 to 2006, he also held the office of minister of health and consumer protection in Hamburg.

Since July 1, 2008, he has been a member of the Bertelsmann Stiftung Executive Board where he is responsible for the program areas of education, integration and democracy. He also serves as Executive Director of the CHE Centre for Higher Education. In January 2012, Drager has also been appointed Adjunct Professor for Public Management at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.

Sandeep Aneja

Founder and Managing Director, Kaizen Private Equity

Sandeep Aneja

Sandeep Aneja

Founder and Managing Director, Kaizen Private Equity

 

Sandeep's passion for investing in innovative companies is driven by his belief in the ability of entrepreneurs transforming the way in which societies and nations live, learn and grow. His believe is that young and growth-oriented companies often are best positioned to find creative yet simple solutions to problems as such companies do not have the burden of legacy.

One of his professional commitments is to promote and improve the overall education environment, by investing in companies that have a progressive impact on the economic growth of people and industry. He founded Kaizen Private Equity in 2010, which is India’s first and only education focused private equity fund.


Currently he serves as the Managing Director of the fund and he has been instrumental in building the firm's knowledge and client network across India, U.S and Asia. He believes in forming trusted partnerships with companies and their management teams on a shared commitment to excellence and growth.

Sandeep has been a part of the venture capital and private equity industry over two decades and has been credited with numerous successful transactions.

He has a MBA from the Graduate School of Business of Stanford University.

Peter Blair Henry

Dean, Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Dean Richard R. West Professor of Business
William R. Berkley Professor of Economics & Finance

Peter Blair Henry

Peter Blair Henry

Dean, Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Dean Richard R. West Professor of Business
William R. Berkley Professor of Economics & Finance

Peter Blair Henry is Dean of New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business. The youngest person to hold the position, he assumed the Deanship in January 2010 and joined the NYU Stern Faculty as the William R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Finance. Henry joined NYU Stern from Stanford University, where he was the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of International Economics and Associate Director of the Center for Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.


Henry also serves as a member of the board of directors at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; as a Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution; and as a member of the board of directors for Citi. An expert on the global economy, Henry led the external economics advisory group for then-Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign in 2008. Following the victory on November 4, Henry was chosen to lead the Presidential Transition Team's review of international lending agencies such as the IMF and the World Bank.

Henry received his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1997. Prior to attending MIT, Henry was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University where he received a BA in mathematics and a Full Blue in basketball. He also holds a BA in economics with distinction and highest honors from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Peter Zemsky

Deputy Dean, INSEAD
Dean of Strategic Initiatives and Innovation, INSEAD
The Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Strategy and Innovation

Peter Zemsky

Peter Zemsky

Deputy Dean, INSEAD
Dean of Strategic Initiatives and Innovation, INSEAD
The Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Strategy and Innovation

 

Professor Zemsky joined the INSEAD strategy area in 1994 after receiving his Ph.D. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was supported by a doctoral grant from the National Science Foundation. His B.A. is from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was recognized as the outstanding graduating economics major.

Professor Zemsky has been a member of the INSEAD leadership team since 2010,


first with global responsibility for the faculty and then with global responsibility for the school’s MBA and EMAB degree programmes. He served as the Acting Dean in 2012 and then as Interim Dean in 2013. As the current Deputy Dean of the school, Professor Zemsky plays an important role in external relations and alumni outreach. As Dean of Strategic Initiatives and Innovation, he is responsible for leading the school’s many digital initiatives, as well as advancing other strategic priorities including the development of the Abu Dhabi Campus.

Professor Zemsky has taught core strategy courses across the school’s educational programmes, with a particular focus on analyzing, shaping and responding to industry dynamics. He has several nominations for best MBA core teacher, including when he was a visiting Professor at Wharton in 2003. He has been an active Programme Director in Executive Education including launching the school’s Blue Ocean Strategy open-enrolment programme.

Professor Zemsky is a leading contributor to the value-based approach to strategy that develops rigorous economic treatments of the verbal theories traditionally used in the strategy field. Areas of research include the sustainability of competitive advantage, disruptive technologies and the choice of generalist versus specialist strategies. His research has appeared in leading economics and strategy journals including American Economic Review, RAND Journal of Economics, Strategic Management Journal, and Management Science. His doctoral students have been hired by leading business schools including Wharton, NYU, HEC, and IESE and have been recognized three times for having the best dissertation in strategy by the Academy of Management.

Deborah Quazzo

Deborah Quazzo

Deborah Quazzo

Founder and Managing Partner of GSV Advisors

 

Deborah is the Founder and Managing Partner of GSV Advisors, a broker dealer providing advisory services to the education and human capital sectors. In addition, she is an active angel investor having made over 40 investments in the education and employment technology sectors. She also co-hosts, with Arizona State University, the annual ASU GSV Education Innovation Summit. This event, now in its 7th year, with over 2,500 in attendance, celebrates innovations and innovators across the global education and human capital landscape.

In 2001, Deborah co-founded ThinkEquity Partners, an investment bank with offices across the U.S. which was acquired in 2007. She was previously a Managing Director in Investment Banking and head of the Global Growth Group at Merrill Lynch & Co.


Deborah currently serves on the board of Degreed and Web.com (NASDAQ: WWWW). She is a member of the boards of The Chicago Public Education Fund, The Common Ground Foundation, KIPP: Chicago, Marwen, National Louis University, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and The Board of Dean’s Advisors at Harvard Business School. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition. She has also previously served on the board of a number of education organizations including the Chicago Board of Education, America’s Promise Alliance, Teach for America Chicago, and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Chicago. Deborah graduated cum laude with a BA in history from Princeton University in 1982 and an MBA from Harvard University 1987.

Jerry Hultin

Senior Presidential Fellow, New York University

Fred Swaniker

Senior Presidential Fellow, New York University

Michael Moe

Michael Moe

Michael Moe

Co-founder, CEO and Chief Investment Officer - GSV Capital
Co-founder - GSV Asset Management
Advisor - GSV Advisors. 


Michael Moe is co-founder of GSV Asset Management, as well its CEO and Chief Investment Officer. He has also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors, CEO, and President of GSV Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: GSVC) since the company’s inception in 2011.Michael is well known and regarded as one of the world’s preeminent authorities on growth investing.”His insights are routinely solicited by everyone from CNBC to Barron’s to Congress.


  Recognized as one of the best and brightest investors on Wall Street, his honors include Institutional Investor‘s “All American” research team, The Wall Street Journal‘s “Best on the Street” award, and being named by Business Week as “one of the best stock pickers in the country.”


His insights are routinely solicited by everyone from CNBC to Barron’s to Congress. Recognized as one of the best and brightest investors on Wall Street, his honors include Institutional Investor‘s “All American” research team, The Wall Street Journal‘s “Best on the Street” award, and being named by Business Week as “one of the best stock pickers in the country.


He has also written extensively about investing in the emerging growth equity markets. His acclaimed 2006 book ‘Finding the Next Starbucks: How to Identify and Invest in the Hot Stocks of Tomorrow’ (Penguin Group), details Michael’s investment process and philosophy which he’s refined over more than two decades in the investment community. Additionally, he is Co-Author of the white papers, ‘2020 Vision: A History of the Future and American Revolution 2.0’, ‘How Education Innovation is Going to Revitalize America and Transform the U.S. Economy’. A business best-seller, Finding the Next Starbucks has gone through three printings in five languages and been lauded for its insights into investing in premier emerging growth companies.


Prior to starting GSV, Michael co-founded and served as chairman and CEO of ThinkEquity Partners, an asset management and investment banking firm focusing on venture capital, entrepreneurial and emerging growth companies. Before ThinkEquity, he held positions as Head of Global Growth Research at Merrill Lynch and Head of Growth Research and Strategy at Montgomery Securities.

Jerry Hultin

Jerry Hultin

Senior Presidential Fellow, New York University

 

Jerry Hultin strives to promote the innovative use of technology for a better world, especially to increase jobs and economic growth, and educate young people progressively. Currently, he serves as a Senior Presidential Fellow at New York University, the largest private university in the United States with portal campuses in New York City, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. At NYU, Jerry helps design global and local programs for innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship and economic growth. Jerry mentors students and leaders throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.


Previously, Jerry was president of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, where he led Polytechnic in substantial growth, including a 60% increase in enrollment; its merger with NYU; a rise in graduate engineering program rankings; an expansion of graduate online education; award-winning K-12 STEM programs; and an increased presence in China, India, and the Middle East. NYU-Poly’s new business incubators are ranked top-20 world-wide and have generated over $250 million in economic activity.

During William Clinton's presidency, Jerry served as Under Secretary of the Navy. He helped manage the Navy's $100+ billion budget and led its "revolution in business affairs," helping design and procure the Navy Marine Corps Corporate Intranet, which improved IT performance and reduced costs by 33%, saving $1 billion annually.

Earlier in his life, Jerry practiced law, managed small businesses, and consulted in technology, defense, health care, finance, and environment sectors.

Jerry is a graduate of Ohio State University and Yale Law School, and a naval officer with Vietnam service.

Fred Swaniker

Fred Swaniker

Founder, African Leadership Academy


Ten years ago Fred Swaniker graduated from Macalester with an economics major. He immediately joined the prestigious consulting firm McKinsey & Company in South Africa and then went on to obtain an MBA from Stanford. Although poised to live a life of riches, Swaniker had another dream: Founding the African Leadership Academy, a two-year, coeducational boarding school that would develop leaders and entrepreneurs with dual passions for Africa and public service.

Swaniker has lived in six African countries and is uniquely qualified to launch a school with lofty, pan-African goals. He personally helped launch a top private elementary


school in Botswana and the leadership development program Global Leadership Adventures, with campuses on three continents. He gained entrepreneurial experience as a founder of Synexa Life Sciences, a biotechnology company in Cape Town.

Located on the outskirts of Johannesburg, the African Leadership Academy opened in September 2008 with a class of 106 students from 29 countries. In its first year, its admission process was already more competitive than Harvard’s. At least 50 percent of ALA’s students will pay nothing to attend, but this is no grant; it’s a "forgivable loan," forgivable only if graduates employ their talents in Africa and do not emigrate. Simply put, this Academy aims to transform Africa.

Fred holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Macalester College and also a MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

 

Overview

The education industry is undergoing a shift wherein fast emerging global trends are shaping local dialogues around learning outcomes, education delivery and consumption, content and its value. Many of the global trends are influenced by factors including technology, policies and international economic realities. Read More

8 keynote
speakers

KINSES2016 keynote speakers bring to life and energize the debate on "global trends and local realities" through their global research-driven perspectives and examples from their experience in overcoming education and training related challenges at scale. This is a rare opportunity for delegates and participants to interact with the keynote speakers and share thoughts and solutions in a highly interactive forum.
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Online discussion
and communities

KINSES2016 is the first in a series of similar events to be hosted during the upcoming years. The community being created as a part of this Symposium is expected to result in networking and business development opportunities for KINSES2016 delegates. Before and after the Symposium, this community can participate in the online forum to share ideas and discuss potential solutions to challenges facing the sector.

KIES 2014
highlights

The Kaizen & INSEAD Education Symposium, 2014 - "Global Trends, Local Realities" debated and discussed global trends in the context of local challenges.

Leading global organization in addition to INSEAD and Kaizen Private Equity that were committed to making this Symposium a success from thought leadership, discourse and networking perspective were participated.
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Quality of the symposium sessions at KIES 2014 was excellent.

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Sessions were very proactive, relevant, and important and conducted extremely well.

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Excellent pedagogy of panellists and the diversity of the delegates worked very well.

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Great line-up of speakers and moderators.

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Taking questions before the panel discussion, a great format.

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Keynote session was substantive in content and excellent delivery.

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Quality speakers and a responsive organizing team.

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Content, Speakers and networking were great.

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Keynote speaker gave a great perspective and exercised the mind.

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Liked the suggested pre and post session participation.

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Agenda

ED-TECH AND AFRICA SESSIONS AND EDUAWARDS

Registration & Breakfast Meeting

Symposium 2016 – Opening Remarks:

Sandeep Aneja - Managing Director, Kaizen Private Equity and Peter Zemsky - Deputy Dean, INSEAD

Keynote Speech:

Peter Blair Henry - Dean, NYU, Stern School of Business

Ed-Tech Session 1:  The New Connected Classroom

Moderator: Hans Christensen - DSO, DTEC
Panellist 1: Chhaya Shastri - MT Educare
Panellist 2: Amit Mahensaria - Impartus
Panellist 3: Takuya Homma- Quipper
Panellist 4: PJ Gunsagar - Kidaptive

Coffee Break

Ed-Tech Session 2:  Innovation in Blended Learning – The New Wave

Moderator: Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet - IBIS Capital
Panellist 1: Tuan Pham Minh - Topica
Panellist 2: Pankaj Makkar - Bertelsmann India
Panellist 3: Harman Singh - WizIQ
Panellist 4: Amir Rao - Udemy

Ed-Tech Session 3:  Spectrum of Mobile Learning Only Opportunities

Moderator: Gaurav Mehra - Kaizen
Panellist 1: Allison Baum - Fresco Capital
Panellist 2: Douglas Hoernle, Re-think Education
Panellist 3: Mark Dorman - McGraw Hill
Panellist 4: Arpit Jain - SplashMath

Lunch

Important Trends & Investment Insights From African Start-Ups

Moderator: Julia Moffett - Equity Group Foundation
Panellist 1: Jussi Hinkkanen - Fuzu
Panellist 2: Jennifer White - Student Finance Africa
Panellist 3: Oliver Sabot - Nova Academies
Panellist 4: Tonee Ndungu - Kytabu

Interviews with Innovators Addressing Some of Africa’s Biggest Education Challenges & Opportunities

Moderator: Julia Moffett - Equity Group Foundation
Panellist 1: Caitlin Baron - Speed School Fund
Panellist 2: Fred Swaniker - ALU
Panellist 3: Dr. Shannon May - Bridge Academy

Coffee Break

Managing Higher Educational Institutions in Turbulent Times - Steve Riehs and Amit Sevak

EduAwards:

EduAwards – Five Shortlisted Business Plans to be Showcased ; Hosted by Mike Michalec

Cocktails & Networking

Dinner by Invitation:

Dinner by Invitation: Speech by Jerry Hultin

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