We are honored to announce visionary entrepreneur, committed philanthropist, and pioneer of the personal computer revolution, Bill Gates, as a keynote speaker for the ASU+GSV Summit! He will be joined on Stage X by Jessie Woolley-Wilson for a fireside chat on Tuesday, April 18.
As co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates shapes and approves foundation strategies, advocates for the foundation’s issues, and sets the organization’s overall direction. He works with grantees and partners to further the foundation’s goal of improving equity in the United States and around the world.
Bill co-founded Microsoft Corporation in 1975 with Paul Allen and led the company to become the worldwide leader in business and personal software and services. In 2008, Bill transitioned to focus full-time on the foundation’s work. Through his private office, Gates Ventures, he pursues his work in climate change and clean energy innovation, Alzheimer’s research and other healthcare issues, interdisciplinary education, and technology. He is also the founder of Breakthrough Energy, which works to address climate change by supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs, big thinkers, and clean technologies.
In 2010, Bill, Melinda French Gates, and Warren Buffett founded the Giving Pledge, an effort to encourage the world’s wealthiest families and individuals to publicly commit more than half of their wealth to philanthropic causes and charitable organizations during their lifetime or in their will.
Bill Gates will be joined on stage by Jessie Woolley-Wilson, President and CEO of DreamBox Learning® (mathematics and reading education technology provider) and 2023 Power Of Women Award winner. Prior to joining DreamBox, Jessie held executive positions at multiple leading EdTech companies, including Blackboard, LeapFrog, and Kaplan. A two-time recipient of EdTech Digest’s “EdTech Leadership Award” for her work in transformative innovation in education, Jessie has been named an Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur Of The Year®” in the Pacific Northwest region and a “Top 100 Influencers in EdTech,” with Forbes placing her on its “Impact 15” list for being a disruptor in education.
We are thrilled to have Bill Gates and Jessie Woolley-Wilson on Stage X at this year's summit, don't miss what promises to be an inspiring and thought-provoking event! Register to attend live in San Diego or join us virtually.