Join Richard Gerver, SLA President, in conversation with Karthik Krishnan.

Richard said: "I was lucky enough to talk to Karthik for the first time at the end of 2020. I remember saying to him then, “I wish people had been able to hear our discussion.”

His passion, insight and knowledge around education and equity are so powerful and so resonant, especially given the times we are living through. I am thrilled therefore that he has agreed to join us for our next in conversation with. We will explore his incredible personal story and his vision for our children’s future… we may even touch on the future of Encyclopaedia Britannica itself!" 

Karthik is the CEO if Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Since 2012, he has been an Adjunct Professor at New York University Stern School of Business teaching about the media industry and how it is being reshaped by digitization and consumer-created content. He is on the board of nonprofit Urban Upbound which helps those in New York public housing to access job training, financial services and education. 

Part of the World Economic Forum Expert Network, Karthik is recognized as an expert on Future of Information, Education & Skills, and Future of Health and Healthcare. He is also recognized as a Top 100 global influencer in Education Technology. He serves as an advisor to UNICEF and Global Coalition for Education on Youth Skills and Education. 

Karthik believes in the transforming power of education and is passionate about enabling lifelong learning. In his role as the Global CEO of Britannica Group (Britannica, Merriam-Webster, Britannica Knowledge Systems, and Melingo), he is focused on elevating reliable information in the digital sphere and transforming learning both inside and outside the classroom.

 

Richard has been described as one of the most inspirational leaders of his generation. He is an award-winning speaker, bestselling author and world-renowned thinker.

He began his career in education, most notably as headmaster of the failing Grange Primary School. In just two years, he famously transformed the school into one of the most acclaimed learning environments in the world. He was celebrated by UNESCO and the UK Government for its incredible turnaround.


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Speaker Info

Speaker Name

Karthik Krishnan - the CEO of Encyclopaedia Britannica

Speaker Details

Karthik believes in the transforming power of education and is passionate about enabling lifelong learning. In his role as the Global CEO of Britannica Group (Britannica, Merriam-Webster, Britannica Knowledge Systems, and Melingo), he is focused on elevating reliable information in the digital sphere and transforming learning both inside and outside the classroom.