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Sarah Toms

Co-Founder, Executive Director

Sarah E. Toms is executive director and co-founder of Wharton Interactive. She is a demonstrated thought leader in the educational technology field, fueled by a passion to find and develop innovative ways to make every learning environment active, engaging, more meaningful, and learner-centered. Her drive to modernize, transform, and democratize education led Sarah and her team to co-invent, an open source simulation framework. She has spent more than twenty years as a leader in the technology sphere, and was an entrepreneur for over a decade, founding companies that built global CRM, product development, productivity management, and financial systems. In addition, she is coauthor with Peter S. Fader of The Customer Centricity Playbook. She is dedicated to supporting women and girls in the technology field through her work with the Women in Tech Summit and Follow her on twitter at @SarahEToms.

Ethan Mollick

Co-Founder, Faculty Director

Professor Ethan Mollick is Faculty Director and Co-Founder of Wharton Interactive. He studies innovation and entrepreneurship, and has published award-winning papers in top academic journals on topics ranging from crowdfunding to entrepreneurial strategy. He also co-authored Changing the Game: How Video Games Are Transforming the Future of Business, which was named one of the American Library Association’s top ten business books of the year. He has studied the way that games can be used to motivate performance and to educate. His award-winning entrepreneurship simulations and games are used globally.