Jennifer Ferrari

CEO & President of Education Research & Development Institute

Learning leader with an entrepreneurial mindset focused on ensuring bright futures for all students. Advocating for and leading research and development efforts to promote and enhance high quality public education opportunities for all. Supporting professional growth and development through rich dialogue and discourse, collaborative learning, and meaningful feedback. Expertise in PK-12 education, strategic planning, leadership development, curriculum & instruction, and the PK-12 education market. Striving for deep impact through thought leadership and collaboration between district and industry leaders.

2:00 - 2:30

Friday Day Two Nov 3rd

2. A CanAm Lens to Empowering, Courageous Leadership in achieving Sustainable Digital Transformation in Education embracing both AI & HI

Moderator: Kathy Hurley, President, Kathy Hurley Consulting LLC, Co-Founder, Girls Thinking Global & Former EVP Pearson Foundation and Industry Consultant


  • Lisa Schmucki, Founder & CEO, edWeb.net
  • Jennifer Ferrari, CEO & President,  Education Research & Development Institute
  • Kristina Ishmael, Deputy Director, Office of Ed Tech U.S. Department of Education
  • Berj Akian, Founder & CEO, ClassLink
  • Julia Fallon, Executive Director, SETDA