Adam is a proven entrepreneur and business leader in Digital Learning and Technology. Most recently, Adam served as president of SkillsTutor, a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). After selling his former company, Impact Education, to HMH in 2010, Adam spent the next two years ensuring SkillsTutor's successful integration.
After receiving his B.A. in Economics from Columbia University, Adam worked in investment banking at JP Morgan in New York City prior to co-founding Impact Education in 2000.
As the rapid advances in technologies continues to present new opportunities and challenges to educators and learners, Adam considers it his mission and avocation to help stakeholders in navigating the best course to meet their specific needs. With four young children of his own, Adam and his wife, Angie, consider themselves critical stakeholders in this pursuit to bring the best technologies and solutions to market.
Adam serves on the board of directors for the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) and is heavily involved as a member of the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN).
Adam and his family reside in Ft. Myers, Florida.
Dr. Steve Miller is an acclaimed and accomplished scientist, researcher and entrepreneur in the fields of neuroscience and experimental & physiological psychology.
Steve recently completed work with the Sally Ride Science Center where he was responsible for overseeing the business development activities to drive revenue and develop long-term partnerships. He has extensive academic and business experience in the transfer of technology into rapidly growing science-based start-ups. Previously, Steve was on the executive team at NeuroFocus managing the staff and operations for their global neurolab laboratories that provided neuromarketing research for Fortune 100 companies in the US and abroad.
Miller’s prior leadership roles included the co-founding of Scientific Learning Corporation, a neuroscience-based technology company helping to improve the learning abilities of K-12 students. Scientific Learning was a technology-transfer project that included UCSF Medical Center and Rutgers University. He was a co-investigator on the academic research based at Rutgers University. He worked extensively on the technology transfer, business incorporation; venture financing and start-up phases of the company culminating in a successful IPO.
Steve’s academic experience includes serving on the research faculty at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and as a visiting scientist at NYU Medical Center in the Department of Biophysics. Steve received his Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bloomsburg University, a Master’s degree in neuroscience from the University of Hartford, and a Ph.D. in experimental & physiological psychology from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Steve has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications including 15 commercial software programs and more than 40 US Patents.
Steve and his family reside in the Bay Area of California.
Kathy Hurley is a 40+ year veteran of the education industry. Throughout her career, Kathy has served in top positions in both publishing and technology companies, which includes executive positions with Pearson and IBM. In December of 2014, Kathy retired from Pearson where she spent ten years and served as Executive Vice President for Education Alliances at the Pearson Foundation. Kathy utilizes her expertise in education policy, sales, marketing and business development to help further the work of top businesses, executive level customers, associations and foundations. In 2013, Kathy was selected as a Fellow of the Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI) at Harvard University. Upon completing her fellowship, Kathy co-founded a global non-profit organization called Girls Thinking Global, whose mission is to connect global change-makers to empower adolescent girls around the world. In April 2015, Kathy Hurley published her first book, Real Women, Real Leaders (Wiley) with co-editor, Priscilla Shumway. Kathy holds a B.A. degree in special education from the University of Dayton and a Master’s degree in education from Jersey City State College. She is a former NJ teacher and resides in Arlington, VA with her husband, Charles Blaschke.