YIDAN PRIZE SUMMIT 2017
10-11 DECEMBER 2017 HONG KONG
HONG KONG CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE
GRAND HYATT HONG KONG
Anant Agarwal
CEO, EdX

Anant Agarwal is the CEO of edX, an online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT. Anant taught the first edX course on circuits and electronics from MIT, which drew 155,000 students from 162 countries. He has served as the director of CSAIL, MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT. He is a successful serial entrepreneur, having co-founded several companies including Tilera Corporation, which created the Tile multicore processor, and Virtual Machine Works.

Anant won the Maurice Wilkes prize for computer architecture, and MIT's Smullin and Jamieson prizes for teaching.  He is also the 2016 recipient of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize for Higher Education, which recognized his work in advancing the MOOC movement. Additionally, he is the recipient of the Padma Shri award, the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India. He holds a Guinness World Record for the largest microphone array, and is an author of the textbook "Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits."

Scientific American selected his work on organic computing as one of 10 World- Changing Ideas in 2011, and he was named in Forbes' list of top 15 education innovators in 2012. Anant, a pioneer in computer architecture, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a fellow of the ACM.

He hacks on WebSim, an online circuits laboratory, in his spare time. Anant holds a Ph.D. from Stanford and a bachelor's from IIT Madras.

 

OUR SPEAKERS
Alex Rappaport
Co-Founder & CEO, Flocabulary
Anthony Salcito
VP of Worldwide Education, Microsoft
Bruce Rodrigues
Deputy Minister Responsible for Early Years and Child Care
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education
Carol Dweck
Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
Cherie Blair CBE, QC
Chancellor, Asian University for Women; Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
Clive Lee
Chief Executive Officer, Yidan Prize Foundation
Dr Charles Chen Yidan
Founder, the Yidan Prize
Dr Qian Tang
Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO
Ellen Pinchuk
Deputy CEO, Mikhailov & Partners;
former correspondent for Bloomberg News TV and bureau-chief for CTV Canada in Moscow
H.E. Dr. Ahmed AI Eissa
Minister of Education, Saudi Arabia
Jaime Saavedra
Senior Director, Education,
The World Bank Group
Jan Smejkal
Head of China and APAC, Startup Grind
John McDermott
Public Policy Editor,
The Economist
John Wood
Founder, Room to Read
Jonathan Schor
CEO, CodeMonkey
Koichi Saito
Founder & General Partner, KK Fund
Li Yuan
Columnist, The Wall Street Journal
Lord Jim Knight
Chief Education and External Officer
Tes Global Ltd
Martin Lau
President, Tencent Holdings
Matt Greenfield
Managing Partner, Rethink Education
Michael Gold
Editor, The Economist Intelligence Unit
Miho Taguma
Senior Policy Analyst/ Project Manager of the OECD Education and Skills 2030, Early Childhood and School Division, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD
Peter Lewis
Presenter of “Money Talk”,
RTHK Radio 3
Prof Fernando M. Reimers
Professor of the Practice in International Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Richard Baraniuk
Founder and Director, OpenStax
Ryan Craig
Co-Founder, Managing Director, University Ventures
Sandeep Murthy
Partner, Lightbox
Stanley Buchesky
Partner and Founder, EdTech Fund
Vicky Colbert
Founder, Fundacion Escuela Nueva
Yves Daccord
Director-General, International Committee of the Red Cross