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July 7, 2015
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Utah Native and Innovation Pioneer to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
Clayton Christensen to receive achievement award that will bear his name
Provo, UT – On July 15, 2015, well-known innovation expert, Harvard professor and Utah native, Clayton Christensen, will receive a lifetime achievement award during the Personalized Learning Summit hosted by Agilix, an industry leader in empowered student learning. Known as the “Father of the Theory of Disruptive Innovation,” Christensen’s work has been a transformational force in countless industries and countries anxious to adapt to the forces that determine success in business, education and life.
“Clayton Christensen has been an agent of life change for people who have embraced his viewpoints on innovation,” saidCurt Allen, CEO of Orem-based Agilix Labs, Inc. “His best-seller, Disrupting Class, has had a direct impact on our company’s view of how education for students in grades K-12 could be radically improved. It’s remarkable to think that the man once named the world’s most influential living management thinker hails from our state. We’re excited to honor him.”
Not only is Christensen the first-ever recipient of the award, but also its namesake in the years to come. As part of the Agilix commitment to innovation, the Clayton Christensen Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented annually during the company’s Personalized Learning Summit to pioneering innovators in education.
Born and raised in Utah, Christensen attended Brigham Young University on his way to a career as a best-selling author that included eleven books and more than a hundred articles. He is currently the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and received the 2015 Edison Achievement Award for his significant and lasting contributions to innovation. His first book, The Innovator’s Dilemma, not only received the Global Business Book Award as the best business book of the year (1997) but was also named by The Economist as one of the six most important books about business ever written. However, he considers “How Will You Measure Your Life?” as his most impactful book.
“Clayton Christen has a brilliant mind and an even bigger heart for people and their advancement in life,” concluded Allen. “He exemplifies the best of our state and is wholly deserving of this award.”
ABOUT THE PERSONALIZED LEARNING SUMMIT
This exciting two-day event brings together a hand-picked slate of leading voices in the global conversation around personalized learning. Set in beautiful Utah Valley at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo, PLS2015 will place an emphasis on both understanding the current landscape of personalized and blended learning, and providing a hopeful glimpse into the not-so-distant future of education. Visit www.PLS2015.com to learn more.
Agilix Labs, Inc. is a leader in learning empowerment solutions for K-12 students, their teachers and families. With roots in the early days of online content and communities, the company grew to critical mass while developing custom solutions for education giants like Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Pearson Education, providing technology infrastructure for their market-leading products. That innovative technology now takes center stage as Buzz, a learning empowerment toolbox that allows teachers to hover less and coach more as it provides personalized support for students in a blended learning environment. For more information, visit www.Agilix.com.
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