IMPACT Presents: David Levin, President and CEO and Stephen Laster, Chief Digital Officer of McGraw-Hill Education

Atlanta, GA

Please join the Scheller College of Business and the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship for a talk by David Levin and Stephen Laster from McGraw-Hill Education. 

David Levin

David Levin is the president and CEO of McGraw-Hill Education, a leading learning science company, and is responsible for the growth and management of its global business. He assumed this role in April 2014.

Previously, David was the chief executive of UBM, a multinational media company headquartered in London. Over his nearly nine years leading UBM, he reoriented the company's business mix toward emerging markets, while growing its U.S. revenues. He also shifted UBM's business models away from print and toward live events and online communities, and renewed the company's culture, fostering an open, collaborative, and social environment. Under his leadership, UBM realigned its portfolio through more than 100 acquisitions.

Before joining UBM, David was chief executive of Symbian Software, a U.K.-based software group that built the operating system to power the first generation of smartphones. Previously, he served as chief executive of Psion PLC, a London-based consumer and business technology company. He also served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC and as the president of Institutional Investor, the financial information business. He served for seven years as a non-executive on the Finance Committee of the Oxford University Press.

David holds a bachelor's degree in politics, philosophy, and economics from Oxford University and a M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Stephen Laster

Stephen was appointed chief digital officer of McGraw-Hill Education in August 2012. He is responsible for creating compelling student experiences, and developing breakthrough teaching and learning solutions. Prior to joining McGraw-Hill Education, he led Intelligent Solutions, LLC, a firm that engages with universities and businesses to leverage their digital technology and collaborative tools. At the same time, he served as the chief information and technology officer of the Harvard Business School and as a member of the HBS administrative leadership team, overseeing the school’s academic, research and administrative computing teams.

Stephen taught courses at the undergraduate, graduate level and executive/ professional level in technology leadership, problem solving, software design, and eLearning product development. Prior to joining Harvard, he held several leadership positions at Babson College including chief technology officer for Babson's for-profit eLearning company and director of Curriculum Innovation and Technology. Earlier, Stephen held leadership positions at a number of companies where he was responsible for information technology, technology product development, and major re-engineering and implementation efforts. He is a former trustee of Babson College and is on the board of the Sloan Consortium for Online Learning. Stephen holds a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College and a MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.

Levin and Laster  will speak at Georgia Tech's IMPACT Speaker Series on Monday, August 31 2016.  

About the Impact Speaker Series:

Since 2002, the IMPACT Speaker Series has brought highly successful business leaders from a variety of industries to campus to share their experiences and give advice to students and other entrepreneurs on topics ranging from "building a venture around intellectual capital" to "successful entrepreneurship in large organizations" and "socially responsible leadership". The weekly series provides Georgia Tech students, alumni and the Atlanta business community an opportunity to network and learn from successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and notable business and non-profit leaders. The lecture series is sponsored by the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship

The series is free and open to the public, reservations are not required.


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