Bill Hughes is President and Founder of Open4 Learning, an ed tech solutions company.  Prior to this, Bill was Chief Strategy Officer at Learning Objects, where he led its growth strategy, resulting it an acquisition by Cengage in 2015.  Bill was Vice President of Global Strategy and Business Development at Pearson, leading innovation, partnerships and new ventures in post-secondary education.  He launched Intellus Learning, Pearson Writer and the transformation of Pearson’s learning products into the MyLabs platform.. Over the past 20 years he has held leadership positions at Sapient, Mercer and the Cambridge Innovation Center.  He has invested his time philanthropically as a venture partner at New Profit and a trustee of Kaplan University and AISNE.  Bill earned his AB from Harvard and his MBA from the MIT Sloan School, where he was a Seley Scholar.