Sarah Toms

 

Sarah E. Toms is executive director and co-founder of Wharton Interactive. She is a demonstrated thought leader in the educational technology field, fueled by a passion to find and develop innovative ways to make every learning environment active, engaging, more meaningful, and learner-centered. Her drive to modernize, transform, and democratize education led Sarah and her team to co-invent simpl.world, an open source simulation framework. She is also on the executive committee of the QS Reimagine Education Conference.

Previously, Sarah was the director of Wharton’s Al West Jr. Learning Lab, where she built an award-winning team, who continue to create and deliver dozens of simulations used by hundreds of faculty and tens of thousands of students globally.

Sarah has spent more than twenty years as a leader in the technology sphere. She was an entrepreneur for more than a decade, founding companies that built global CRM, product development, productivity management, and financial systems. She is a certified ITIL practitioner, and led a global ITIL change initiative that touched every aspect of the technology lifecycle for a pharmaceutical company.

In addition, she is coauthor with Peter S. Fader of The Customer Centricity Playbook. She is also dedicated to supporting women and girls in the technology field through her work with the Women in Tech Summit and techgirlz.org. Follow her on twitter at @SarahEToms.