Cengage Learning’s Michael Hansen to Deliver Remarks at 2015 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting
World Leaders Convene in Davos, Switzerland to Address Global Challenges
Boston, MA, January 20, 2015 – Joining the world’s leaders from business, economics, education and government, Michael Hansen, CEO, Cengage Learning, will participate in the 45th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. This year’s meeting centers around political, economic, social and, above all, technological transformations resulting in an entirely “new global context” for decision-making.
The agenda of this year’s meeting uniquely suits leaders in education, as the industry is undergoing a shift in culture and technology. Similarly, as a global education leader, Cengage Learning is also having a major cultural transformation of its own that enables the creation of cutting-edge digital innovations for teaching and learning, while operating with a renewed and heightened focus on the student. Using technology and content that deeply engages students, the company aims to turn learners into thinkers.
“I am looking forward to participating in this year’s World Economic Forum and engaging with other leaders to discuss real challenges and opportunities in education where together we will make an impact,” said Hansen. “At Cengage Learning, we’re changing the lives of learners all over the world – in higher education, K-12, professional and library markets – by providing them with the critical skills and knowledge they need to succeed in today’s global workforce. The spirited discussions on the future of education and issues around information sharing facilitated by the World Economic Forum at its annual meeting will be valuable as we evolve to meet the changing needs of today’s students.”
Hansen will deliver remarks as a panelist at this year’s meeting where, alongside other leaders, he will discuss ideas for reshaping education to enhance quality, relevance and accessibility of education worldwide. In addition, he will contribute to a panel on the subject of intellectual property (IP), which is evolving to promote open-source collaboration and information sharing.
About Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement and transform the learning experience. Cengage Learning is headquartered in Boston, MA with an office hub located in San Francisco, CA. Cengage Learning employees reside in nearly 40 different countries with company sales in more than 125 countries around the world. www.cengage.com.