Dr. Jean Paul Jacob, Researcher Emeritus at IBM, Scholar in Residence at U.C. Berkeley’s Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society

A visionary who’s been inspiring engineers and entrepreneurs from around the world. The Brazilian scientist Dr. Jean Paul Jacob has more than 50 years of work at IBM and calls himself a futurist. He believes that innovation is born from collaboration and predicts that in 10 years most of us will have a Watson computer…

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EdTech in Latin America – how technology is transforming learning across the region

Date: Thu, June 25, 6pm–9pm Location: Coursera headquarters, 381 East Evelyn Ave. – Mountain View, CA The ability of accessing information anywhere and learning within a personal schedule and pace has been charming people around the world, especially Latin America. From basic math or science lessons to sophisticated specialization courses such as data mining or business…

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Stéphanie Durand, Market Development Manager for LatAm and Europe at Coursera

Investments in online education technologies in the U.S. hit a record $1.36 billion, up from $1.2 billion in 2013, aimed largely at Silicon Valley companies such as Coursera. The company just launched a series of new courses in Brazil, its third largest market outside the U.S. In a conversation with BayBrazil, Stéphanie Durand, Coursera’s Market…

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Social entrepreneurship in Brazil

Brazil faces many challenges such as poverty, income inequality, and social unbalance. Some entrepreneurs in the country are dedicated to address these issues and promote better lives for fellow Brazilians. You will meet some of them in a series of stories published on BayBrazil. In the first article of the series, meet leading organizations and…

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