Lucian Tarnowski

Founder and CEO, BraveNew.com

United States

@LucianT

Lucian Tarnowski

Lucian is Founder and CEO of BraveNewTalent, the enterprise platform for knowledge sharing communities. BraveNewTalent ‘Communities of Purpose’ enable organizations such as Lockheed Martin, Mercer, Manpower and the Collaborative Health Network to use curated content to connect, engage and develop stakeholders inside and outside of the company around any initiative such as Veterans, STEM, Women, Diversity, Health, Sustainability and Leadership development.   BraveNewTalent is creating the ‘Knowledge Graph’ by mapping members informal learning.  Through peer-to-peer learning communities BraveNewTalent is helping its client break down the knowledge silos that exist everywhere and over time identify collective intelligence of communities.  The company has been awarded the Best Advance in Social Learning Technology by Brandon Hall Group.

Lucian lives with his wife in San Francisco.  He has been honored as a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum and is winner of the Global Enterprising Young Brit.  He has served on the Steering Board for a World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Talent Mobility and has been Topic Champion for Employment and Skills.  He obsesses over the social science behind communities and believes communities give humans both meaning and context in increasingly complex world.  Lucian is passionate about using technology and communities to disrupt the way people learn and has worked in vocational education from the age of 9.

In his spare time he runs Take Heart India, a 50 year old no overheads charity started by his father that provides blind and handicapped people in rural India with the vocational employment skills to required to get lifelong employment or start a small business.  He sits on the Board of Innovate Educate, a US Foundation that aims to bridge the skills gap with a demand driven approach to jobs.  He has spoken to audiences around the world about the convergence of talent and technology and its impact on the future of the global workforce and learning.

"The Global Teacher Prize recognises the too often unsung heroes in society - our teachers. The teaching profession is going through some major changes with new technologies and global competition in the workforce. This prize recognises teachers for their innovation and impact. I am thrilled to support it."