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EdTech is here: what does this mean for equity in post-secondary education? - Presented by Top Hat

START DATE: 04/29/2021

Start Time:6:30 PM EDT

Duration:90 minutes


    Do online learning environments have the power to foster the discussions and reflexions that are so urgently needed to create an equitable society, and dismantle racist systems? Are EdTech tools going to make college and universities permanently virtual, or is there an opportunity to transform post-secondary institutions so that they are more accessible and equitable? What does it mean to level the playing field for all students?

This masterclass, presented by Top Hat, is going to be a powerful discussion on how EdTech is charting a new path for post-secondary education. It will also make room for frank assessments about the limitations of these technologies, and challenges that lay ahead.

Are you:
A student or education professional who is curious about what your future will look like?
An EdTech enthusiast or professional looking to understand the opportunities and challenges that the industry faces?
A Black professional looking to meet hundreds of industry peers?

Then join us! This Masterclass is for you

About BPTN
Black Professionals in Tech Network (BPTN) bridges the talent gap in the tech industry by providing Black technical and business professionals with access to senior executive sponsorship, skill development and a strong peer network to support their career growth

About Top Hat
Top Hat is a higher education teaching app that makes active learning come to life. Their suite of easy-to-use tools address four teaching challenges: student engagement; textbook affordability and customizability; student comprehension; and secure test administration.


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Nina Angelo - Top Hat

VP of Product Marketing and Corporate Strategy

Top Hat

As Top Hat's Vice President, Product Marketing and Corporate Strategy, Nina Bilimoria Angelo is responsible for Top Hat's overall message and value proposition for the market and customers. Nina is a seasoned executive who led teams at Pearson and HP, and advised Fortune 500 companies as a management consultant. Nina has built a career modernizing and improving higher education, with a focus on bringing equity to learning for all. Nina holds a BA in International Relations & Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Linkedin Profile-

Sorit Seid

Customer Success Specialists & Co-chair of Mosaïk

Top Hat

Sorit is a Customer Success Specialist at Top Hat and one of the co-founders of Top Hat’s anti-racism ERG, Mosaik. Passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion she enjoys organizing company-wide events to engage Tophatters in the conversation of racial and gender equity in the workplace. When she’s not working on Mosaik at the side of her desk, she consults with educators across North America to support them in developing engaging course material for their students. Outside of work Sorit is a lifelong learner and active volunteer in her community, who’s always interested in connecting with like-minded people. LinkedIn profile:

Tinukwa Boulder, PhD

Director of Innovative Technology and Online Learning, Associate Prof of Practice

School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Tinukwa Boulder is an Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leading (TLL) and the Director of Innovative Technologies and Online Learning in the Office of the Dean at the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her doctorate in Instructional Systems and Workforce Development at Mississippi State University. She has over 10 years’ experience in higher education with expertise in instructional design, faculty development, project management, innovative technology integration, consultative leadership, and teaching at the college level. She has experience creating content using different instructional technologies to develop pedagogically sound online courses that accommodate the needs of diverse learners. Recently, she is learning about liberatory pedagogical approaches to instructional design. Linkedin Profile-

Dave Savory



Dave Savory is the Co-Founder of Riipen, which is North America’s largest marketplace for project-based experiential learning by enabling learners from all backgrounds and geographies to access impactful work-integrated learning opportunities throughout their education. He has over 15 years of business development and leadership experience and focuses on promoting the vast benefits of project-based experiential learning by working closely with academic and industry partners to drive scalable experiential learning opportunities for students. Since 2015, Dave and the entire Riipen team have worked with over 5,000 educators and 10,0000 industry partners to create and support 80,000 student experiences. Linkedin Profile-

Susmita Dutta

Author, Founding Partner and CEO

Global Book Publishing (GBP)

Susmita started her career as an editor with Macmillan publishers. For the past 10+ years, She had worked with the world’s leading publishing houses like Oxford university press, Cambridge university press, Wolters Kluwers, and many more. She has managed end-to-end production of more than 500 books so far. She is now the founding partner of global book publishing where she helps authors in making their dream book become a reality. Along with her publishing career, she is also one of the top instructors with Udemy. She is also the only instructor teaching design thinking and product designing at Learn@Forbes. Linkedin profile-

Cher Jones

Social Media Trainer & Personal Branding Strategist

Socially Active

Cher Jones is a Corporate Social Media Trainer & Personal Branding Coach with the love of technology hardwired into her personality. As the founder of Socially Active Training, she leverages over 20 years of PR, marketing and broadcasting experience to help professionals, leaders and consultants develop a credible and strategic online presence while teaching them how to use social media at work for work. Her passion, knowledge and expertise have many referring to her as one of North America's leading experts in online personal branding for professionals. She has worked internationally with a wide variety of organizations including Rogers, Hong Kong Police, PokerStars, BlackBerry, Industrial Alliance, The City of Toronto, MPI, The UK Trade and Investment, The Ontario Ministry of Education and CBC to name a few. Cher is also the host of a weekly LinkedIn livestream called #JustAskCher LIVE where she offers tips and advice to help you develop a powerful and professional brand online! Linkedin profile-
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