Mike Tarrant

Head of Global EdTech and Partners, AWS Global Education

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Mike Tarrant is the Head of Global EdTech and Partners for AWS Global Education. In this role, Mike leads a team focused on partnering with education technology companies to accelerate innovation at all levels of education and equip learners with the skills needed for in-demand technology jobs.Mike previously served as Vice President and General Manager at 2U, Inc., parent company of the global online learning platform edX, where he oversaw the development and growth of digital degree programs and non-degree technical boot camps in partnership with leading universities. Prior to joining 2U, Inc., Mike held senior positions at the University of North Carolina where he led strategic initiatives and managed partnerships with business, non-profit, and government leaders. In 2008, Mike was awarded a Henry Luce Scholarship to live and learn in Asia, one of 18 scholarships awarded nationwide. As a Luce Scholar, Mike worked at the National University of Singapore, assisting in the development of the university's global strategy, including the establishment of Yale-NUS College, one of the first liberal arts colleges in Asia.Mike graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned his BA in political science and communication studies as well as an MBA in strategy, leadership, and entrepreneurship.