Powerful Answers Award Final Round

I spent time last week judging the final round of Verizon’s Powerful Answers award at their Innovation Center in San Francisco (the shot below is from their main innovation showroom).

Leaders from ten organizations around the world made the cut from just over 6,800 submissions.  Finalists came from Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas to present their ideas on how to transform education in our society.  The winner will receive $1,000,000, 2nd and 3rd place will each receive $250,000 along with each organization gaining extensive support from Verizon’s innovation and technology teams.

The winners will be announced in New York City in January 2015.  I’ll share more details on the winning ideas early in January.

View from the main floor of Verizon's Innovation Center in San Francisco.

View from the main floor of Verizon’s Innovation Center in San Francisco.