Innovation Spotlight

How the Innovators Build Their Products

Recorded Friday, March 5, 2021 | 11:00AM MT


In this panel, you’ll get a glimpse into the world of some of the product leaders who are creating the future of language learning and assessment. Learn where they get their inspiration from and what processes they use to create new, state-of-the-art technology. 


  • When creating new technology, teamwork is absolutely essential, so make sure you’re choosing the right people as you’re starting out.
  • Frequent, clear communication with consumers is integral for innovating and creating lasting products that will continue to disrupt the market.
  • To make impactful, successful products, you need to put yourself in the user’s shoes and try to solve your own problem while holding onto the “why” that makes it all worth it.
"When I look at my why...I’ve seen firsthand the power that learning language can have in someone’s economic life. It can improve their job opportunities, it can improve their educational opportunities, I think it can make the world a better place. So I think that connecting people through language is something I can really get behind."
Jacob Burdis
Cofounder and VP of Product, Emmersion