Kawai Lai is a strategy consultant helping organizations understand, design and reminagine their business model. Previously, she served as the Vice President of Strategic Innovation at the National Association of Independent Schools, a non-profit serving over 1,800 schools and 730K students across the country and abroad. In her role, she helped schools reimagine education, build capacity to innovate, and share stories of authentic progress. Prior to a career in education, Kawai spent over a decade in consulting and technology, implementing large scale technology systems with Deloitte, working in different industries including healthcare, biotech, and aerospace. After Deloitte, she joined the founding team of an ed tech start-up, Education Elements, where she worked with the most forward-thinking districts and charter schools across the country.