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Beth Porter
Co-founder & CEO
Beth Porter has pioneered research and developed products that transform online teaching and learning. A former VP at Pearson Education and edX, Porter has led multiple product and engineering teams to deliver customer-focused EdTech products. Porter launched the Open edX initiative at edX, an open-source digital learning software used by more than 60 million learners worldwide, and she was the architect of the original Texas OnCourse program, a state-funded career and college counseling platform serving all Texas schools. As part of her work building edtech products that truly solve higher education’s engagement problem, Porter is co-founder, President and COO of Esme Learning, an AI-powered digital learning platform. Porter also co-founded Riff Analytics, AI-enabled collaboration software that was acquired by Esme Learning in 2021. Porter is a lecturer at Boston University’s Questrom School of Management.