Kim Jones is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Curriki. Kim is active in driving policy initiatives, evidenced by her testimony before the Congressional Web based Education Commission in the USA. She is also regularly featured as an honorary speaker on the impact of technology in education at influential meetings around the world, including NCTET, WISE, the Worldwide Education & Research Conference (WWERC) in the United States, Europe, and Asia, and other key public sector forums. In addition to her role at Curriki, Kim is a member of the MIT Open Courseware Industry Advisory Council.
Prior to joining Curriki, Kim was an executive with Sun Microsystems for more than 20 years, where she headed up a team committed to providing advanced technologies and services to key constituencies in the public sector. During this time, Kim established education as an independent line of business for Sun and Curriki was incubated in the education development community of Java.net, better known as the Global Education and Learning Community. Realizing the value that such a contribution would bring to the teaching community, Kim was instrumental in leading the charge to make Curriki a nonprofit, committed to advancing the open source educational resources movement.
Kim has received numerous awards and recognition throughout her career including the Sun Leadership Award, the prestigious YWCA Award for Women in Business, and in 2006, she was inducted into the Women in Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame. Kim has an honorary Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, San Diego.