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Speaker Bio

Ardis Kadiu
CEO and Founder

Ardis Kadiu, CEO and founder of Element451, is a pioneer in developing intelligent admissions and student engagement solutions. His journey in creating Element451 was fueled by a deep-seated passion for developing digital tools and AI-powered innovation to revolutionize how higher-ed institutions forge stronger, more personalized connections with students.

After graduating from NYU with an MS in Digital Media and an MBA, Ardis co-founded Spark451, a higher-ed communications agency, and began realizing his vision. As the Chief Technology Officer at Spark451, he designed what higher education professionals now know as the Element451 student engagement platform.

His industry expertise and vision have been pivotal in addressing a critical need in higher education: a personalized, scalable, data-driven approach to student engagement. Unlike traditional CRMs, Element451 is powered by a unique blend of AI, insightful student behavior data, and cutting-edge marketing automation, and is setting a new standard for higher education CRM solutions.

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Opening Remarks

Ben Nelson, Founder and Board Member, Minerva University

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Dr. Laura Huang, Distinguished Professor, Faculty Director of Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative, Northeastern University; Author, Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage

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Tom Andriola, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Data, Chief Digital Officer, University of California, Irvine

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