GLL initiative EdTech Lithuania gains a new CEO, as educational innovation expert Šarūnas Dignaitis is appointed to lead the community of educational technology start-ups and enthusiasts. By decision of the founders of the community, the CEO took up his position on October 1st.
Šarūnas Dignaitis has worked in the non-governmental sector for five years in developing educational programs and leading the organization “School of Success”. He has held a leading position in one of the leading Lithuanian IT academies, the Code Academy. Currently, Šarūnas is running the LRT radio technology show “Ateities kodas”.
The new CEO says that his experience will be applied to strengthen and grow the EdTech community in Lithuania. “I believe that education and innovation lead society forward. […] It is time to strengthen the educational technology sector, to implement real changes for the benefit of people, organizations and education in Lithuania. Of course, we already have a lot to be happy about, but I believe that we can do even more together”, said Š. Dignaitis.
EdTech Lithuania currently operates as part of Global Lithuanian Leaders (GLL), but is to become an independent umbrella organization in the near future.
“It is time for the young Lithuanian EdTech community to take it to the next level and turn from an initiative into an associated organization that can strengthen the fast-growing sector in Lithuania, create more lasting relationships with international EdTech organizations, and help achieve common goals. We believe that Šarūnas’ experience, knowledge and, most importantly, enthusiasm will bring new life to growing this community in Lithuania”, said Danielius Stasiulis, head of the start-up BitDegree and one of the founders of EdTech Lithuania.
“We are proud that Lithuanians who have reached career heights abroad become a strong support for new, progressive initiatives in Lithuania, and GLL serves as an incubator of such initiatives,” said Aušra Kukelkaitė, CEO of GLL.