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Michael Chai

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Senior Vice President of Learning Services Technology, Pearson

Michael is Senior Vice President of Learning Services Technology for Pearson, responsible for accelerating the move to effective digital business models that reimagine the customer experience with Pearson digital products and services.  In this role, he works with technology and business leaders to drive and integrate the K20 roadmap across technology, product and business strategies.  His role is also a member of the PT senior leadership team to ensure global alignment.  Prior to Pearson Michael spent six years at LeapFrog Enterprises as global head of product development and engineering (devices, content, ecosystem) where he learned tremendous lessons in transforming a company’s product strategy and business model in response to consumer technology and mass retail forces.  Before that he spent fifteen years at EFI as a key management team leader that created the industry standard Fiery(tm) front-end for digital color printing worldwide.  The company rapidly grew from small startup to mature public company through many cycles of competition and growth.  Prior to that he was a Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories and a Software Engineer at the NYIT Computer Graphics Lab.  He holds an MS Computer Science degree from Stanford University and a BS Mechanical Engineering degree from Yale University.

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