Tuesday, April 18, 2023

10:10 am
10:55 am
Mission Beach B, Level 3
Fireside Chat
Higher Ed
Building and Investing in EdTech

Build vs. Buy, a fireside chat with Edson Barton, CEO, YouScience and Gavin Cooney, CEO, Learnosity

With recent rapid changes in the edtech landscape, there is a sharper focus than ever on delivering software on time and profitably. The session discusses the classic build vs. buy dilemma - looking at the key influences and drivers of the strategic decision of when to build software in-house and when to license it from a vendor.

Edson Barton shares his CEO perspective and insights, in conversation with Gavin Cooney, on what to consider when deciding to go down the buy route, exploring:

* Why they made the decision to look at building or buying software

* Exploring where business value and IP truly reside

* Product roadmap and feature prioritization considerations

* Practical tips on how edtechs can make the right decision for their business