Speakers

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Sophie Adelman
Sophie Adelman

Sophie Adelman

Co-Founder

WhiteHat

Dr Mary Ashun
Dr Mary Ashun

Dr Mary Ashun

Principal

Ghana International School

Sophie Bailey
Sophie Bailey

Sophie Bailey

Founder & Host

The Edtech Podcast

Alex Bell FRSA
Alex Bell FRSA

Alex Bell FRSA

Director

Portland Education

Karin Bjerde
Karin Bjerde

Karin Bjerde

Head of Strategic Growth

Kognity

Euan Blair
Euan Blair

Euan Blair

Co-Founder & CEO

WhiteHat

Jamie Brooker
Jamie Brooker

Jamie Brooker

Founder

Kahoot!

Patrick Brothers
Patrick Brothers

Patrick Brothers

Co-Founder & Managing Director

HolonIQ

Dr Lee Clinton Buddy Jr.
Dr Lee Clinton Buddy Jr.

Dr Lee Clinton Buddy Jr.

Principal

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Svenia Busson
Svenia Busson

Svenia Busson

Co-Founder

LearnSpace

Vince Chan
Vince Chan

Vince Chan

Co-Founder and General Partner

Creta Ventures

Anand Chopra-McGowan
Anand Chopra-McGowan

Anand Chopra-McGowan

Head of EMEA

General Assembly

Sam Conniff Allende
Sam Conniff Allende

Sam Conniff Allende

Author

Be More Pirate

Justin Cooke
Justin Cooke

Justin Cooke

Investor & Adviser

Olivier Crouzet
Olivier Crouzet

Olivier Crouzet

Head of Pedagogy

42

Bani Dhawan
Bani Dhawan

Bani Dhawan

Head of Education, India and South Asia

Google

Dave Eisenmann
Dave Eisenmann

Dave Eisenmann

Director of Instructional Technology & Media Services

Minnetonka Public Schools

Mia Eskelund Pedersen
Mia Eskelund Pedersen

Mia Eskelund Pedersen

Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director

Sky School

Annemieke Frank
Annemieke Frank

Annemieke Frank

Co-Founder

EduHeroes Club

Kevin Fullbrook
Kevin Fullbrook

Kevin Fullbrook

Middle School Principal

Al-Bayan Bilingual School

Alexandra Goat
Alexandra Goat

Alexandra Goat

CEO

Livity

Eric Goldreyer
Eric Goldreyer

Eric Goldreyer

Co-Founder & CEO

bulb Digital Portfolios

Jaime B. Goldstein
Jaime B. Goldstein

Jaime B. Goldstein

Director of Strategic Projects and Innovation Grants

Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching

Dr Ger Graus OBE
Dr Ger Graus OBE

Dr Ger Graus OBE

Global Director of Education

KidZania

Katie Grootegoed
Katie Grootegoed

Katie Grootegoed

LEAD STEM Fellow, Director of Technology Enhanced Learning

Breakthrough Schools

Babur Habib, Ph.D
Babur Habib, Ph.D

Babur Habib, Ph.D

Co-Founder & CEO

Portfolio School

Tom Hall
Tom Hall

Tom Hall

Head of LEGO® Education International

LEGO® Education

Meg Hamel
Meg Hamel

Meg Hamel

Director of Research

EdSurge

Joel Hellermark
Joel Hellermark

Joel Hellermark

CEO & Founder

Sana Labs

Simon Henderson
Simon Henderson

Simon Henderson

Head Master

Eton College

Richard Henderson
Richard Henderson

Richard Henderson

Director, Global Education & Retail Solutions

Lenovo

Ellen Heyting
Ellen Heyting

Ellen Heyting

Head of G11 & G12

The International School of Helsinki

Ed Hidalgo
Ed Hidalgo

Ed Hidalgo

Chief Innovation and Engagement Officer

Cajon Valley Union School District

Russell Hobby
Russell Hobby

Russell Hobby

CEO

Teach First

Paul Hunter
Paul Hunter

Paul Hunter

Director, Digital Learning

IMD, International Institute for Management Development

Nick Kind
Nick Kind

Nick Kind

Independent Strategy Consultant

Lord Jim Knight
Lord Jim Knight

Lord Jim Knight

Chief Education Advisor

Tes

Milla Kokko
Milla Kokko

Milla Kokko

CEO & Co-Founder

Hei Schools

Anders Krohn
Anders Krohn

Anders Krohn

Co-Founder & CEO

Aula

Priya Lakhani OBE
Priya Lakhani OBE

Priya Lakhani OBE

Founder & CEO

CENTURY Tech

Melody Lang
Melody Lang

Melody Lang

CEO

edvinca

Bob Lenz
Bob Lenz

Bob Lenz

Executive Director

Buck Institute for Education

Professor Rose Luckin
Professor Rose Luckin

Professor Rose Luckin

Professor of Learner Centred Design & Director EDUCATE London

UCL Institute of Education

Nikki Lucyk
Nikki Lucyk

Nikki Lucyk

Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

University School of Milwaukee

Jan Lynn-Matern
Jan Lynn-Matern

Jan Lynn-Matern

Founder & CEO

Emerge Education

Litzie Maarek
Litzie Maarek

Litzie Maarek

Partner

Educapital

Matt Mead
Matt Mead

Matt Mead

Head of Education & Innovation

Chelsea FC Foundation

David Millage
David Millage

David Millage

VP of Education

Sphero

David Miyashiro
David Miyashiro

David Miyashiro

Superintendent

Cajon Valley Union School District

Reuben Moore
Reuben Moore

Reuben Moore

Executive Director of Programme Development

Teach First

Sigamoney Naicker
Sigamoney Naicker

Sigamoney Naicker

Chief Director: Inclusive Education

Western Cape Education Department

Bernhard Niesner
Bernhard Niesner

Bernhard Niesner

Co-Founder & CEO

busuu

Essie North
Essie North

Essie North

Managing Director

Big Change

Pia Pakarinen
Pia Pakarinen

Pia Pakarinen

Deputy Mayor, Education Division

City of Helsinki

Maria Perillo
Maria Perillo

Maria Perillo

Chief Learning Officer

ABA English

Dr Swati Popat Vats
Dr Swati Popat Vats

Dr Swati Popat Vats

President

Podar Education Network & Early Childhood Association

Tim Praill
Tim Praill

Tim Praill

Head of Navitas Ventures

Navitas Ventures

Professor Kylie Readman
Professor Kylie Readman

Professor Kylie Readman

Pro Vice Chancellor (Education)

Murdoch University

Ron Reed
Ron Reed

Ron Reed

Founder & Executive Producer

SXSW EDU Conference & Festival

Ana Rold
Ana Rold

Ana Rold

Co-Founder & Chief Communications Officer

Learning Economy

Nicolas Sadirac
Nicolas Sadirac

Nicolas Sadirac

Co-Founder & General Secretary

42

Dan Sandhu
Dan Sandhu

Dan Sandhu

Chief Executive

Sparx

Ricardo Santos
Ricardo Santos

Ricardo Santos

Education Lead, Cisco Latin America

Cisco Systems

John Short Ring
John Short Ring

John Short Ring

Deputy Head

King's College School Wimbledon

Lisa Short
Lisa Short

Lisa Short

Group Managing Director

ChangerInc. Global

Yvonne Simon
Yvonne Simon

Yvonne Simon

Chief Learning Architect

Southern New Hampshire University

Arunabh Singh
Arunabh Singh

Arunabh Singh

Director - Principal

Nehru World School

Jon Smith
Jon Smith

Jon Smith

CEO & Co-Founder

Pobble

Jacksón Smith
Jacksón Smith

Jacksón Smith

Co-Founder & CTO

Learning Economy

Jessica Spencer-Keyse
Jessica Spencer-Keyse

Jessica Spencer-Keyse

Head of Global Research

HundrED

Maria Spies
Maria Spies

Maria Spies

Co-Founder & Managing Director

HolonIQ

Alex Spiro
Alex Spiro

Alex Spiro

Managing Partner

Brighteye Ventures

Danielius Stasiulis
Danielius Stasiulis

Danielius Stasiulis

Co-Founder, CBDO

BitDegree

Joe Sweeney
Joe Sweeney

Joe Sweeney

President

Pay It Forward Enterprises

David Taylor
David Taylor

David Taylor

CEO

Academies of Inspiration

Saku Tuominen
Saku Tuominen

Saku Tuominen

Creative Director

HundrED

Jacob Waern
Jacob Waern

Jacob Waern

Founder & CEO

EduMe

Beth Watson
Beth Watson

Beth Watson

Director of Channel and Partner Marketing - Education

Microsoft

Michelle Wikum
Michelle Wikum

Michelle Wikum

Director of Curriculum

Fusion Education Group

Dr Mathias Wildgrube
Dr Mathias Wildgrube

Dr Mathias Wildgrube

Founder Education Lab, Volkswagen Group Academy

Volkswagen AG

Josephine Wise
Josephine Wise

Josephine Wise

Director - Education Services

Independent Schools Queensland

Dr Lin Zhou
Dr Lin Zhou

Dr Lin Zhou

Program Director

IBM Watson Education