Pivoting to Face Disruption

Adam Pisoni, Abl Schools
In conversation with: Rachel Julkowski, Stanford University

Abl founder and executive chairman Adam Pisoni explains the importance of the “master scheduling” process, and describes how deeply COVID-19 disrupted that essential school district planning framework. Amid those disruptions and a pause in standardized testing, he sees a huge opportunity to rewrite school districts in the direction of equity. However, he observes, these disruptions have also required Abl to pivot, putting more emphasis on consulting services for districts and less emphasis on software solutions.