Varun Arora is the CEO of the education technology company OpenCurriculum, which uses expert systems and NLP technologies to help K-12 teachers design pedagogically effective curriculum and instruction, using research and evidence from classrooms around the world. Previously, Arora was a Senior AI Product Leader at one of the largest search engine companies, where he worked on AI research productization of speech and NLP technologies.
He has served as a Partner at Accelerated Studio, and worked in several edTech product, engineering, and business intelligence roles at Inkling, the United Nations, and on a One Laptop Per Child deployment in Polynesia, apart from brief teaching stints in an elementary school and a university. He advises various education technology startups. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University.