January 29th, 2014


When: Wednesday January 29th, 2014 from 5:30PM to 8:30PMWhere: Loeb & Loeb
345 Park Ave
New York, NY 10154

Don’t miss this opportunity to talk EdTech with industry insiders and discover exciting prospects for investment and collaboration.

Keynote Speaker:

Stephen Smyth, President at Amplify Access
Stephen Smyth is the President of Amplify Access, the platform business of the digital education company Amplify (the Education Division of News Corporation). He was formerly the CEO and Co-founder of Twigmore, a social travel startup. From 2006 to 2008, Stephen was the General Manager and Senior Vice President of the Thomson Reuters media business in the Americas, driving advertising, e-commerce and licensing revenues from online, mobile, interactive TV, out-of-home and digital syndication services. Before that, he was Vice President in charge of Reuters emerging media products globally. Before joining Reuters in 2003 to lead media strategy and business development, he was a Director of Business Development at Bertelsmann and worked on a number of properties including American Idol and partnerships including Napster. Stephen received his B.A. and B.A.I. from Trinity College, University of Dublin and his M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Presenting Companies:

Degreecast helps prospective college students find all their degree program options in one comprehensive search experience. The search engine crawls the web collecting information on as many relevant programs as possible and returns organized and filterable results. In just a few clicks, users can be reading about relevant program options directly from college and university websites. It’s as easy as searching for a job on Indeed.com or a real estate listing on Zillow.com.

Open Assembly is a plug-and-play platform providing a simple, intuitive toolkit for educators to assemble digital curricula and content: to remix collections or create their own; select granular content from textbooks and articles; add rich media; combine it all into a CoursePilot™ (interactive course player); and deliver it to students on any device—all as easily as an iTunes playlist.
Open Assembly is developing a robust e-learning platform for the college market that radically lowers course material costs– while leveraging the potential of digital and networked media to facilitate social learning. Key to our solution are Open Educational Resources – which enables the affordability, sharing, and remixing of digital media on our platform – as well as channel partnerships with publishers.



5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Registration

6:00 – 6:45 p.m. Cocktail and networking reception

6:45 – 6:55 p.m. Introduction, Joe Daniels, partner, Loeb & Loeb

6:55 – 7:30 p.m. Keynote speaker: Stephen Smyth, Amplify
7:30 – 8:15 p.m. Presentations by:
* Caleb Gandara, Founder & CEO, DegreeCast
* Domitilla Enders, Founder & CEO, Open Assembly

8:15 p.m. Networking

Sponsored by:

Organized by:
Saddlerock Advisors

Contact the event organizer:  ted@saddlerockadvisors.com