Jackson Smith

Co-Founder & CTO, Learning Economy, USA

Jacksón Smith is a co-founder and the CTO of the Learning Economy, a modern infrastructure to fuel tailored learning and solve the skills gap based in Washington, DC. He is a storyteller, technology architect, and lifelong learner. The work is guided by the mantra: technologies are tools that should be radically accessible to everyone and wielded for good and only good. Upholding this doctrine, Jacksón built augmented reality applications for street workers to see beneath the ground, inventory control systems for satellites to safely reach the stars, video games for students to learn English, report cards for parents and realtors to gauge environmental toxins, and algorithms for insurance companies to quantify the value of preventative health care. Notably, his work extends beyond building tech. Jacksón writes about blockchain and value transfer, the changing nature of work, and the future of education for people and global forums across 140 countries. In his upcoming novel 'Community of One', Jacksón wrestles with the fundamental questions of our epoch: in particular, how to find meaning in a world obsessed with data, optimization, and happiness. He is a Frank Seaver Leader and Edward J. Sexton Fellow. Jacksón a holds a B.A. in philosophy, politics, and economics from Claremont McKenna College, USA. He is a Fellow of Session 633, Education for Tomorrow's World, in 2019.


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