SEAN SUTHERLAND

AGE 45  I  MONTRÉAL, CANADA  I  SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES / CANADA
PRODUCT MANAGER

Sean Sutherland has a passion for innovation in education, a natural commitment given his own academic endeavors: he simultaneously earned bachelor’s degrees in music, and electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; one year later, he completed a master’s in the latter, again at MIT; nine years after that, an M.B.A. from McGill University; and another seven years later, an M.A. in Education, specializing in learning and design technology from Stanford University. He’s an entrepreneur at heart who loves finding solutions to pain points, particularly of students, teachers, and administrators; he ran a niche tutorial test prep service for a number of years. Now working as product manager for Codegence, Inc., in Toronto, Sean is currently interested in developing apps that improve the efficacy of learning outside of the traditional education space. He’s an active amateur pianist, returning to the Cliburn this year after a semifinalist finish in 2016, and has performed in California, Canada, Germany, Poland, Barbados, the Cayman Islands, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.