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Morning Keynote Address - Speaker Bio

Lila Ibrahim - Coursera

Lila Ibrahim is President of Coursera, as well as a co-founder of Team4Tech and an operating partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB).

After earning a BS EE from Purdue University, Lila spent 18 years at Intel, first as a microprocessor designer and later as the point person for Intel's role in establishing DVD standards for PCs, driving Intel’s developer program, and growing their global education business. During her time at Intel, she also served as the chief-of-staff to the CEO & Chairman and was responsible for running the education platform team that focused on K-12 education platforms. Lila joined KPCB in 2010, where she led KPCB's business development efforts, key partnerships and strategic initiatives.

Lila also serves as the co-founder of Team4Tech, a non-profit organization that partners with NGOs and tech company employees to deliver K-12 education technology in developing countries. Team4Tech was born from Lila’s experience in building a computer program at the orphanage where her father was raised in Lebanon. Lila also regularly speaks at universities supporting women in STEM, and has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and a Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.

Through her work, Lila has lived and worked in the US, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, and traveled to over 75 countries.

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