Beth is Cofounder and CEO of Riff Learning Inc

Beth is Cofounder and CEO of Riff Learning Inc, a scrappy AI startup out of MIT that measures conversational dynamics in order to help people build situational and social awareness, especially when they collaborate. Beth’s philosophy is that people learn best from each other, and learning fosters both personal growth and organizational innovation and change. She teaches IT Strategies to MBAs at Boston University, where her students work in small, peer learning groups throughout the course, and learning innovation in Media Ventures at the MIT Media Lab. Prior roles include VP Product for edX, VP Software Product Management for Pearson Education, and senior engineering and product management positions at Mathsoft and PTC. Through her consulting practice, Geeklight LLC, she also advises education, publishing, and technology clients on strategy, vision and execution for end-to-end online learning solutions that meet business needs.

“In 1981, The Soul of a New Machine lauded the obsessive pursuit of a technology innovation that highlighted the feverish dedication of a few bright minds. The transHumans Code reminds us that humans remain at the center of automation’s evolution, with a collective responsibility to bring our unique sensibilities to bear, whether we are technologists or not. The transHuman Code invites everyone to be a part of the conversation.”

Beth Porter