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Tweets from Davos: Our Founder Live Tweets the WEF Annual Meeting 2012

Posted in Ed Tech on January 24, 2012 by

Jose, Founder here at Knewton, is in Davos, Switzerland this week for the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of 2012. We’ve put together a dedicated page for Jose’s trip; be sure to check out  In addition to his live tweets, the page will feature a daily “Tweets from Davos” comic strip illustrating Jose’s thoughts and reactions to each day’s sessions, hallway chats, and lavish parties.

Here’s a small section of the 2011 Tweets from Davos, as a preview of what’s in store:

Last year, Jose was at Davos representing Knewton’s selection as one of the 2011 Technology Pioneers. This time around, he’ll be drawing on that experience while speaking at the IdeasLab “Shaping New Models with Technology Pioneers” on Saturday afternoon. Jose and other Tech Pioneer CEOs will discuss how disruptive technologies are impacting various industries and benefiting society. Jose’s talk is specifically about “Transforming education using adaptive learning technology”.

In addition, Jose will be participating in another session on Friday entitled, “Nurturing Success: Is There a “Right” Ecosystem for Fostering Entrepreneurship?” The session will look at entrepreneurial successes emerging from non-traditional locations like Israel, Taiwan, and Denmark, and explore the factors involved in the success or failure of these new entrepreneurial ecosystems. The session will be facilitated by Daniel Isenberg, a Professor of Management Practice at Babson; Jose will serve as a “firestarter,” presenting his perspective on the issues and helping to encourage conversation and debate.

Finally, Jose will also be guest-blogging on the official WEF blog ( this Thursday, with a post about why entrepreneurs should dare to tackle big problems. Check back in for the link when the post goes live!

Check out the Knewton at Davos page for more!