Leon Young is the founder and CEO of Cogniss, a platform anyone can use to create sophisticated learning and behavioral apps, and 2and2, an award-winning educational games company. He has over twenty years’ experience in executive management roles in a range of businesses, from start-ups to publicly listed companies.
His entrepreneurial journey can be traced back to LYSCo, the first business he founded at the age of 14 in 1983 to distribute computer games he developed. Within a year, LYSCo had grown to represent 20 independent games developers.
Leon started working in online learning in 1999 and has since developed a deep interest in the intersection of psychology and neuroscience. He has dedicated himself to the practical application of these fields to inform the design of technology-based solutions that help improve people’s quality of life.
Leon’s work in educational technology has been recognized internationally, with the team he leads winning over 50 major awards in the USA, UK and Australia. He sits on a number of higher education panels and boards, and regularly speaks at conferences and higher education institutions on the application of technology to learning and behavior change.