David Topolewski

David Topolewski is CEO of Qooco, a provider of mobile spoken language and vocational training solutions for the hospitality industry. Mr. Topolewski is responsible for business development, technology development, and strategy. He has developed the relationships with luxury hotels as well as industry partners, such as Samsung, Bali Hotels Association, and others. A strong proponent of m-learning, Mr. Topolewski has pursued the development of learning solutions to empower hotel associates to deliver better service, more efficiently and memorably, as well as to upsell to guests, driving hotel RevPAR higher. He has been a speaker at numerous mobile, technology, education, m-learning, and hospitality conferences in the US, China, Thailand, Singapore, Australia, and Europe.

As part of Qooco’s commitment to lifelong learning and helping the underserved, Mr. Topolewski is working with a number of social businesses to help serve students in poor communities in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, and Myanmar. Part of this effort is focused on getting support for One-Tablet-Per-Child with the WholeTree Foundation and Grameen Creative Labs, founded by Professor Yunus, so that many children will have the opportunity for a good, affordable education, and break out of the poverty cycle.

Before going into the education business, Mr. Topolewski was in the video game business, where he served as Executive Producer for a number of titles, including Anpanman, one of the most famous animated characters in Japan, for Bandai, the large Japanese toy company. He also licensed the character of Jackie Chan for the Sony PlayStation game, Jackie Chan’s Stuntmaster, and served as the Executive Producer. At 7th Level, Mr. Topolewski planned and built a state-of-the-art production studio, completing award-winning TuneLand, featuring Howie Mandel, and Monty Python games, and helped the company go public on NASDAQ.

Mr. Topolewski earned his BA in Economics at Yale University and his MBA at the Wharton School, at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Finance, with concentrations in Management and Operations.

Minghetti Valeria - Senior Researcher, CISET – Ca’ Foscari University
Minghetti Valeria - Senior Researcher, CISET – Ca’ Foscari University

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