ATP’s Innovation Fast-Pitch will offer attendees a chance to witness revolutionary technologies, products, or services that could be “game-changers” for the industry. The selected finalists for the Innovation Fast-Pitch must try to convince the judges that their innovation is the new upcoming technology, product, or service in the assessment industry.
ATP’s Innovation Fast-Pitch selected finalists will be invited to pitch their innovations to you, the conference audience in a judged session on the Innovations in Testing main stage during the Day 2 General Session. The judges—tough, industry leaders—will search to find the best innovation that the fast-pitch participants have to offer. Whichever way the pitch may go, attendees will be glad they watched the unpredictable presentations of the ATP Innovation Fast-Pitch inventors and entrepreneurs.
Certiverse is powering The Future of Work by democratizing the exam development process. Its revolutionary online platform uses industry-leading psychometric standards, intuitive machine learning, and asynchronous contributions from experts to quickly create rigorous, cost-effective exams. Certiverse is an industry innovator empowering organizations to engage, expand, and diversify their pools of subject matter experts, rapidly develop valid test content at scale, and create exams with lower environmental impact.
Presenter: Ruben Garcia, CEO & Founder
We are educational innovators who believe in transforming and improving the teaching experience and in turn positively impact students' learning and maximize their potential. Blees AI’s experienced team of cognitive architects leverages AI deep learning models and uses advanced natural language processing capabilities. The AI model was trained collaboratively with experts from education in order to analyze unstructured content and extract domain- specific concepts in student responses. Blees AI provides a no-code platform that automates the process of grading students' essays and instantly provides consistent and personalized feedback at scale. Our client, a large certification body representing a Canadian professional, experienced 84% scoring accuracy, 38x faster scoring results, and a 60% cost reduction opportunity by applying Blees AI’s technology.
Presenter: Sojin Lee, Co-Founder & CEO
Since 2009, OpenEyes Technologies delivers comprehensive IT services, including custom software development, apps, and innovative software products including learning management systems, a survey platform, and assessment platform products that create new capabilities, efficiencies, and reliability for assessment organizations, professional associations, corporations, educational institutions, and government agencies. Headquartered in Washington, DC, OpenEyes’ working teams are located in the United States and India where we design and build software and products that make lives better and easier. Certification, quality, and security are integral to our work, so we have earned ISO 9001 Quality Management and ISO 27001 Information Security Management certifications.
Presenter: Robert Pedigo, Chief Operating Officer
Vikas B. Wadhwani
Vikas Wadhwani is an experienced Learning and Certification professional; passionate about building high impact education and credentialing programs for the future workforce. He has an engineering background focused on solving business challenges with creative solutions through research, design, implementation, and operational excellence. Throughout his career, Vikas has led, coached and mentored teams with a strong bent towards customer advocacy, data driven decision support systems, process automation and risk management. Currently, Vikas is the Director of Learning and Certifications at Meta. His responsibilities include empowering millions of businesses and communities through innovative, immersive and impactful learning programs and serving marketing professionals, creators, developers and jobseekers with best-in-class Certifications and Training.
Benjamin Cobb joined Eastside in 2009 and focuses on the fund’s investments in higher education, healthcare and B2B software & services. Most recently, he led the fund’s investment in AllCloud. He is actively involved in all aspects of the fund’s operations, including sourcing investment opportunities, due diligence, executing transactions, portfolio management and fund administration. Prior to joining Eastside, Benjamin worked with Accenture Development Partnerships and the Namibian Ministry of Education to design, implement and manage national K-12 curriculum reform centered on information and communication technologies. Benjamin has been actively involved with nine Eastside portfolio companies, including Accelarad (acquired by Nuance Communications), BrightWhistle (Influence Health), Hygia Health Services (Stryker) and Medseek (Silver Lake). Benjamin earned a BA in Economics from the University of Georgia. He currently serves as a Director at Meazure Learning, AllCloud, Rachio and Curiteva.
Dr. Li-Ann Kuan
Dr. Li-Ann Kuan is an educational psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the testing industry. At Prometric, she serves as Senior Vice President and leads a team of measurement experts who are responsible for creating reliable measures that provide valid interpretations of candidate performance. Dr. Kuan provides ongoing leadership in the development, improvement, and evaluation of all existing and future assessment products.