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BairesDev Recognized by EdTech Digest at the 2021 EdTech Awards

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 3:02pm

b'SAN FRANCISCO, April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BairesDev, the leading software outsourcing and technology solutions company from San Francisco, was recently recognized by EdTech Digest for its commitment and contributions to education technology.

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  • b'SAN FRANCISCO, April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BairesDev, the leading software outsourcing and technology solutions company from San Francisco, was recently recognized by EdTech Digest for its commitment and contributions to education technology.
  • This honor took place in the latest edition of the EdTech Awards, where the company shared the spotlight with several other renowned organizations, including Adobe, ViewSonic, edX, and Lucid for Education.\nEach year, EdTech Digest brings together the best and brightest innovators, leaders, and trendsetters in education technology for their outstanding contributions in transforming education.
  • As a company driven by talent and innovation, BairesDev is proud to use technology to build a better future for learners and leaders.
  • "\nFor more information on EdTech awards and a full list of this year\'s finalists, visit https://www.edtechdigest.com/2021-finalists-winners/\nBairesDev is a leading technology solutions company based in San Francisco.

Draper University Launches Business Competition to Accelerate New Talent

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 1:01pm

b'SAN MATEO, Calif., April 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Draper University along with global online learning platform edX.org announced the launch of "Be the Startup Hero: Draper University Business Plan Competition.

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  • b'SAN MATEO, Calif., April 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Draper University along with global online learning platform edX.org announced the launch of "Be the Startup Hero: Draper University Business Plan Competition.
  • "\n"The world needs more heroes right now and we are bringing the top experts and operators in Silicon Valley to train them through our online program," said Tim Draper, Founder of Draper University.
  • edX and Draper University are committed to empowering people to unlock their potential and use their ideas to change the world.
  • Draper University alumni are spread across 84 countries and have raised over $350M in venture funding.\nView original content to download multimedia: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/draper-university-launches-busin...\n'

Draper University Launches Business Competition to Accelerate New Talent

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 1:01pm

b'SAN MATEO, Calif., April 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Draper University along with global online learning platform edX.org announced the launch of "Be the Startup Hero: Draper University Business Plan Competition.

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  • b'SAN MATEO, Calif., April 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Draper University along with global online learning platform edX.org announced the launch of "Be the Startup Hero: Draper University Business Plan Competition.
  • "\n"The world needs more heroes right now and we are bringing the top experts and operators in Silicon Valley to train them through our online program," said Tim Draper, Founder of Draper University.
  • edX and Draper University are committed to empowering people to unlock their potential and use their ideas to change the world.
  • Draper University alumni are spread across 84 countries and have raised over $350M in venture funding.\n'

Stats Perform to Present Two Key Sports AI Research Papers at the 2021 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 1:00pm

Stats Perform, the Sports Tech leader in data and AI, today announced that two research papers authored by the companys AI team will be presented in the research track at the 2021 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.

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  • Stats Perform, the Sports Tech leader in data and AI, today announced that two research papers authored by the companys AI team will be presented in the research track at the 2021 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.
  • Each year the conferences Research Paper Competition highlights cutting-edge research that influences the way media and professional teams across various sports analyze performance.
  • These two papers represent some of the pioneering work of our AI team, and I am thrilled to see them recognized by the judging panel at Sloan, Stats Performs Chief Scientist Dr. Patrick Lucey said.
  • In the past five years, Stats Perform has reached the MIT Sloan Best Research Paper Track finals four other times, winning best paper in 2016 and runner-up in 2017 and 2018.

Beantown Throwdown Part Two: Multi-University Start-up Pitch Competition Slated for April 14

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 1:31pm

Hosted by MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Cambridge , the Boston-areas premier multi-university pitch competition has been updated for the virtual world and organized into two sessions: Fall 2020 [ Meet the winners, watch the video ] and Spring 2021.

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  • Hosted by MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Cambridge , the Boston-areas premier multi-university pitch competition has been updated for the virtual world and organized into two sessions: Fall 2020 [ Meet the winners, watch the video ] and Spring 2021.
  • The second half of the regions longest-standing and largest cross-college entrepreneur face-off will feature presentations from the following teams targeting a diverse array of markets, products and services:
    [ Boston University ] Go Off!
  • For more details and to register for this event, please visit the event page .
  • The MIT Enterprise Forum Cambridge is the founding chapter and one of the worldwide chapters comprising the MIT Enterprise Forum, Inc .

MIT Professional Education Boosts Portfolio With Three New AI Courses

Monday, April 5, 2021 - 12:45pm

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 5, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- MIT Professional Education added three new artificial intelligence (AI) courses to its robust technology training portfolio.

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  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 5, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- MIT Professional Education added three new artificial intelligence (AI) courses to its robust technology training portfolio.
  • These powerful new courses will provide the knowledge and the hands-on training needed to succeed in the rapidly changing world of goods and services," said Malgorzata Hedderick, Director of Short and International Programs at MIT Professional Education.
  • "MIT Professional Education is meeting the demands of innovation in industry," said Bhaskar Pant, Executive Director of MIT Professional Education.
  • For 70 years, MIT Professional Education has been providing technical professionals worldwide a gateway to renowned MIT research, knowledge and expertise, through advanced education programs designed specifically for them.

MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Chintan Vaishnav appointed director of India's Atal Innovation Mission

Monday, April 5, 2021 - 12:28pm

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --MIT Sloan School of Management recently announced that Senior Lecturer Chintan Vaishnav was appointed to serve as mission director of India's Atal Innovation Mission.

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  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --MIT Sloan School of Management recently announced that Senior Lecturer Chintan Vaishnav was appointed to serve as mission director of India's Atal Innovation Mission.
  • The Mission, housed atNITI Aayog, is the Government of India's flagship initiativeto create and promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • He joined the MIT Sloan faculty as a senior lecturer after finishing his PhD.In addition to his degrees from MIT, he holds a BA in Indian Classical Music from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya , India.
  • MIT Sloan has been a global leader in innovation and entrepreneurship, and this opportunity helps take this work to a nation of 1.3 billion people via the Atal Innovation Mission," says Vaishnav, who will be on a two-year leave from MIT to serve as mission director.

New MIT Sloan study applies gamification techniques to improve online teaching techniques and learning outcomes for students

Friday, April 2, 2021 - 12:05pm

A new study led by Andrew W. Lo , Professor of Finance at MIT's Sloan School of Management and Principal Investigator at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory ,finds that educators who borrow ideas and tools from the gaming community can improve their online teaching techniques, and improve learning outcomes for students.

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  • A new study led by Andrew W. Lo , Professor of Finance at MIT's Sloan School of Management and Principal Investigator at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory ,finds that educators who borrow ideas and tools from the gaming community can improve their online teaching techniques, and improve learning outcomes for students.
  • "Teachers around the country, thrown online by surprise because of COVID-19, discovered that using many traditional, in-class teaching techniques didn't translate as well to an online environment," said Prof.
  • "Gamification could be revolutionary for education, and a godsend for students with more visual and collaborative learning styles," said Prof.
  • The MIT Sloan School of Management is where smart, independent leaders come together to solve problems, create new organizations, and improve the world.

MIT Sloan Offers New Team Leadership Course Designed for Experienced Executives

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 2:05pm

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 1, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- MIT Sloan Executive Education announced today the innovative online leadership course ' Building Great Teams: The Enterprise Leader's Playbook ' debuting in June 2021.

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  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 1, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- MIT Sloan Executive Education announced today the innovative online leadership course ' Building Great Teams: The Enterprise Leader's Playbook ' debuting in June 2021.
  • The live online course is designed to give leaders the necessary skills to navigate the evolving enterprise structure.
  • 'Building Great Teams' has been created to help senior executives think differently about what constitutes effective leadership in this ever-evolving environment.
  • The online leadership course is designed for executives who are in leadership roles across different functions, geographies, units and practice areas, or who are on the path to serve on enterprise-level teams.

Show Me the Data: 15th Annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference to bring together leading figures in sports analytics, business and technology on April 8 and 9, 2021

Monday, March 29, 2021 - 12:35pm

This year's virtual Conference will host panels, presentations, competitions, workshops, and exhibitions that showcase the role of data analytics in the global sports industry.

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  • This year's virtual Conference will host panels, presentations, competitions, workshops, and exhibitions that showcase the role of data analytics in the global sports industry.
  • "This year, we are highlighting how industry leaders and our notable speakers are innovating during this time of new data, new consumers, and new technology."
  • "We are honored to be co-leads for the 15th Annual Conference and grateful for the learning opportunities that have come out of planning it."
  • Founded byDaryl Morey(MIT Sloan '00) andJessica Gelman(HBS '02) in 2006, the Conference is co-chaired by Gelman and Daryl Morey, and organized byMIT Sloan students.