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Keynote Speakers

reed-hastings-photoReed Hastings, CEO, Netflix

Reed Hastings co-founded Netflix in 1997. In 1991, Reed founded Pure Software, which made tools for software developers. After a 1995 IPO, and several acquisitions, Pure was acquired by Rational Software in 1997. Reed is an active educational philanthropist and served on the California State Board of Education from 2000 to 2004. He is currently on the board of several educational organizations including CCSA, DreamBox Learning, KIPP, Pahara, and the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley. Reed is also a board member of Facebook, and was on the board of Microsoft from 2007 to 2012. Reed received a BA from Bowdoin College in 1983, and an MSCS in Artificial Intelligence from Stanford University in 1988. Between Bowdoin and Stanford, Reed served in the Peace Corps as a high school math teacher in Swaziland. Reed is married with two children.

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dr-steve-perryDr. Steve Perry, Principal, Capital Preparatory Magnet School

Dr. Steve Perry has become a national icon in the education revolution, a change agent who is tireless in his fight for providing equal and competitive opportunities for children who otherwise would not have a voice.

Dr. Perry’s commitment to excellence started as former principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut. Capital Prep has sent 100% of its predominantly low-income, minority, first-generation high school graduates to four-year colleges every year since its first class graduated in 2006. Subsequently, this success led him to start Capital Preparatory Schools in 2012 with the objective to open schools that provide as many low-income students/families with an educational experience that he considers a right not just an opportunity. As head of schools, Dr. Perry has been instrumental in advocating for, developing and opening the Capital preparatory Harbor School in Bridgeport CT, for the 2015-16 school year. His organization will also be opening the Capital Preparatory Harlem School, in the 2016-17 school year and will continue to open high quality, high performing schools.