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The digital revolution is pushing demand for tech skills like never before!
Computer scientists, AI developers, data analysts, app builders, coders, software engineers - these are the jobs of the future, not to mention doing your own thing as a tech entrepreneur!
But how do you turn your passion for technology classes at school into a career you’ll love?
Learn the algorithm to kickstart your future in tech:
Jamie Beaton | CEO, Crimson Education
Jamie Beaton is the young Kiwi entrepreneur who co-founded Crimson Education, the online education company that supercharge students' ability to get accepted into the world's most competitive universities.
A graduate of King’s College, Auckland, Jamie was ranked first in his year group for all five years. He sat 10 CIE A Levels and received eight A* and two A’s, including a Top In The World in A2 English Literature, Top In The World of IGCSE English Language and multiple top in the country awards.
After applying to 25 of the top universities around the world -- including Harvard, Cambridge, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, University of Pennsylvania’s Huntsman Program and Columbia -- Jamie was the first New Zealander to be accepted to all of them.
He ultimately chose to attend Harvard, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Applied Mathematics & Economics as well as a Masters in Applied Math, two years ahead of schedule while also working as the youngest analyst at Tiger Management. At the age of 20, Jamie became one of the youngest students ever accepted to Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Jamie was awarded NZ Young Innovator of the Year Award in 2015, and was a finalist in 2016. In 2017, he spoke at the UN about eradicating poverty and was listed in Forbes Asia 30 Under 30. In 2018, Jamie earned a coveted Rhodes Scholarship and is pursuing a Doctor of Philisophy in Public Policy at the University of Oxford. In 2019, Jamie graduated as the youngest ever Arjay Miller Scholar at Stanford Business School with an MBA and MA in Education.
Guy Sherman | CTO, Crimson Education
As a child, the only thing Guy ever wanted to do “when he grew up” was to program computers. Learning to program at age 6, on an Atari 800, and teaching himself several other programming languages over his childhood, Guy studied a Bachelor of Engineering (Software), at the University of Auckland, graduating with First-class Honors in 2007.
After university, Guy went to work for New Zealand’s leading engineering consultancy, Beca, where he worked for 6 years, working on everything from enterprise line-of-business systems to military training simulators. Guy’s favourite achievement from those years was building a training simulator for the Royal New Zealand Airforce that paid for itself after its first two weeks of operation.
Guy left Beca in 2013 to take his first CTO role at a fledgling digital studio. There guy lead teams delivering everything from mobile games to experiential marketing projects; even building a system which allowed a match of tennis to be played with real balls and rackets, by players in two different cities.
Moving to the United Kingdom in 2015, Guy took a job as CTO of a company building a digital-first curriculum for the rural, sub-Saharan African market. Guy witnessed the challenges that arise when talented teachers are in short supply; this is where Guy became passionate about online education as the way to solve Africa’s looming education crisis, seeing Crimson as the best opportunity to advance the state-of-the-art of online learning.
Guy is currently the CTO for Crimson Education, leading all tech operations for the global edu-tech company.
AJ Tills | CMO, Crimson Global Academy
AJ has recently joined Crimson as Chief Marketing Officer for the Crimson Global Academy (NZ's first online high school). Prior to Crimson, AJ has spent the last 6 years at Uber. During this time, the industry saw significant change, and AJ has experienced the rapid scaling first hand of one of the fastest growing companies of all time.
AJ initially joined Uber in 2014 to launch and grow the New Zealand market, before moving to Sydney to build out the regional Marketing team. For the past 2 years AJ has been based in New York as US & Canada Chief of Staff.
Before joining Uber, AJ completed a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Marketing, at the University of Sydney with a particular interest in utilising a scientific approach to Marketing to grow companies.
Our mission is to help students fully unlock their potential and gain access to the world's most prestigious universities. Crimson students have received 220 offers to the Ivy League, 99 to Oxford and Cambridge, and over 1,100 to top 50 US universities.
Transformative education, cutting-edge tech. We secure admissions to the world's best universities. We value ambition, self-improvement and global citizenship.
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