Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Michael Horn

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Education, Innosight Institute


Michael Horn is the Co-Founder and Executive Director for Education at the Innosight Institute, a California think tank devoted to applying the theories of disruptive innovation to problems in the social sector. The institute is affiliated with Innosight Ventures, which works with a range of portfolio companies to shape IP, interesting technologies and new business ideas into disruptive, fast-growing businesses. Horn is the co-author of Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns.The book uses theories of disruptive innovation to identify the root causes of schools′ struggles, and suggests a path forward to customize an education for every child in the way he or she learns. Horn has been a featured keynote speaker at many conferences, including the Virtual School Symposium and Microsoft′s School of the Future World Summit. He holds an A.B. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.


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