David Liu is the chief operating officer of Knewton.
With Knewton, every student gets a more personal learning experience. Leading education companies around the world use Knewton to power digital course materials that dynamically adapt to each student’s unique needs. As COO since 2010, David Liu is responsible for helping Knewton launch and scale its platform and operations while expanding its presence globally. He oversees the company's technology, product management, design, marketing, communications, finance and business operations functions. Previously, David served as AOL's senior vice president of global messaging, where he rebuilt and launched an open global messaging platform for AIM and ICQ; founded and grew AOL.com into one of the top web portals in the world; and founded and grew Lifestream into one of the largest social aggregators of content on the web. Together David and his teams created web products and communications platforms that have served over 100 million users worldwide.
Prior to AOL, David served as a management consultant for A.T. Kearney advising Fortune 500 companies on corporate and operating strategy. David currently serves on the board of Knewton and has been a board advisor/angel investor to Assistly, ChatID, and several other tech startups. He has been awarded a U.S. patent for web-based content personalization. David received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
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