In response to unprecedented technological disruption, many colleges and universities have begun to organize for innovation, creating more agile and responsive campus communities that can benefit more quickly and more profoundly from new discoveries in an era of rapid change.
Gus Schmedlen, Ed.D. is Vice President for Worldwide Education at HP, where he directs HP’s $2.5B+ education business unit, including oversight of strategy, solution development, marketing, and channels in over 160 countries and territories.
Gus serves as an advisor to many education policy organizations, including the Brookings Institution Center for Universal Education, the World Economic Forum New Vision for Education Initiative and the Global Business Coalition for Education. To assist governments in improving workforce development and measure the economic impact of investments in education, Gus created NETA, the National Education Technology Assessment process. NETA combines macroeconomic data, hyper-local insights, and predictive econometrics to help leaders shape the most effective human capital development policies. To date, NETA studies have been executed in Ecuador, Hungary, Indonesia, Oman, Peru, Rwanda, and Idaho (USA). Gus was awarded US Patent US20170046459A1, a method applying predictive econometric algorithms to education data, predicting future learning, economic, and social outcomes.
Gus awarded an Eisenhower Fellowship by former US Secretary of State, Gen. Colin Powell, to study human capital development systems in the European Union, focused on the democratizing force of pervasive mobile technology. In 2017, Gus was awarded CoSN’s Hurley Prize for private sector advocacy in educational innovation. He earned a BA in Classics from Colgate University, an MBA from Duke University, and an EdD from the University of Pennsylvania.