Berj Akian is the founder and CEO of ClassLink. Founded in 1998, ClassLink is the leading provider of tools that help students and instructors have instant single sign on access to their resources and for educators to use analytics to improve outcomes. ClassLink serves over 1,000 institutions and 9 million students and instructors in the United States and about a dozen other countries. Recognized with many awards for the products ClassLink brings to education and as an industry visionary Berj loves helping educators improve learning experiences for their students.
What started as an effort to help one local school with their technology plan became ClassLink. Today, ClassLink serves students and teachers around the world. Berj has been a panelist, presenter, and moderator at hundreds of conferences and webinars with industry experts on various aspects of education technology. His ongoing work with school and industry leaders for almost two decades gives him a front row seat on technology in the learning process and the use of data to improve learning outcomes. He has authored many articles for industry journals and has judged many education and technology industry award programs.