Technologist Mark Finnern imagines a world where classroom time is spent solving real-world problems and sharing solutions. Children create budgets, build teams, brainstorm solutions, set milestones, track progress and present solutions. Initiating, collaborating, and adapting will prepare students to thrive in our ever-changing world.

Mark is the Chief Community Evangelist for German software giant SAP as well as founder of Future Salon, a group that explores possible futures. A decade of hosting Future Salon and community work at SAP give Mark unique insights into what lies ahead and innovative ideas for bringing schools into the 21st century.