Speakers

Learnit’s speakers are luminaries, visionaries and entrepreneurs from the global education ecosystem.

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Sophie Adelman
Sophie Adelman

Sophie Adelman

Co-Founder

WhiteHat

Sarah Adil Shaw
Sarah Adil Shaw

Sarah Adil Shaw

Head of Section - Strategy Department

The Executive Office (Dubai)

Damian Allen
Damian Allen

Damian Allen

Director of People (DCS/DASS)

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

Jenny Anderson
Jenny Anderson

Jenny Anderson

Senior Reporter

Quartz

Ishani Ashok
Ishani Ashok

Ishani Ashok

Conrad Challenge Participant

Dr Mary Ashun
Dr Mary Ashun

Dr Mary Ashun

Principal

Ghana International School

Sophie Bailey
Sophie Bailey

Sophie Bailey

Founder & Host

The Edtech Podcast

Vikram Bala
Vikram Bala

Vikram Bala

Conrad Challenge Participant

Gregg Behr
Gregg Behr

Gregg Behr

Founder & Co-Chair

Remake Learning

Alex Bell FRSA
Alex Bell FRSA

Alex Bell FRSA

Director

Portland Education

Sean Bellamy
Sean Bellamy

Sean Bellamy

Co-Founder & Teacher

Sands School

Karin Bjerde
Karin Bjerde

Karin Bjerde

Head of Strategic Growth

Kognity

Euan Blair
Euan Blair

Euan Blair

Co-Founder & CEO

WhiteHat

Arjana Blazic
Arjana Blazic

Arjana Blazic

Teacher Trainer & Curriculum Designer

Experimental Program: School for Life

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

Deep Chandra
Deep Chandra

Deep Chandra

Conrad Challenge Participant

Charlotte Church
Charlotte Church

Charlotte Church

Campaigner, Entertainer & Founder

The Awen Project

Justin Cooke
Justin Cooke

Justin Cooke

Investor & Adviser

Lucian Cosinschi
Lucian Cosinschi

Lucian Cosinschi

Regional Director, Europe

Minerva Project

AJ Crabill
AJ Crabill

AJ Crabill

Deputy Commissioner

Texas Education Agency

Olivier Crouzet
Olivier Crouzet

Olivier Crouzet

Head of Pedagogy

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Richard Culatta
Richard Culatta

Richard Culatta

CEO

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

Dr Yaki Dayan
Dr Yaki Dayan

Dr Yaki Dayan

Founder & CEO

EdTech Israel

Joshua Devasundaram 
Joshua Devasundaram 

Joshua Devasundaram 

Conrad Challenge Participant

Bani Dhawan
Bani Dhawan

Bani Dhawan

Head of Education, India and South Asia

Google

Arjun Dhumne
Arjun Dhumne

Arjun Dhumne

Conrad Challenge Participant

Eva Domínguez
Eva Domínguez

Eva Domínguez

Founder & Director

NUSHU Earthling News in 3D

Dr Vilhjálmur Egilsson
Dr Vilhjálmur Egilsson

Dr Vilhjálmur Egilsson

Rector

Bifröst University

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

Charles Fadel
Charles Fadel

Charles Fadel

Founder & Chairman

Center for Curriculum Redesign

Serdar Ferit
Serdar Ferit

Serdar Ferit

Co-CEO

Lyfta

Annemieke Frank
Annemieke Frank

Annemieke Frank

Co-Founder

EduHeroes Club

Helen Freeman
Helen Freeman

Helen Freeman

Director

Publishing Operations & Home Sector - Oxford University Press

Katy Fryatt
Katy Fryatt

Katy Fryatt

Founder & CEO

Learnit

Kevin Fullbrook
Kevin Fullbrook

Kevin Fullbrook

Middle School Principal

Al-Bayan Bilingual School

Rebecca Garrod-Waters
Rebecca Garrod-Waters

Rebecca Garrod-Waters

CEO

Ufi Charitable Trust

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

Mary Gordon
Mary Gordon

Mary Gordon

Founder & President

Roots of Empathy

James Grant
James Grant

James Grant

Co-Founder & Managing Director - Schools

MyTutor

Dr Ger Graus OBE
Dr Ger Graus OBE

Dr Ger Graus OBE

Global Director of Education

KidZania

Janis Rosa Greenway
Janis Rosa Greenway

Janis Rosa Greenway

Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Education of Education, Science and Technology (Antigua)

Katie Grootegoed
Katie Grootegoed

Katie Grootegoed

LEAD STEM Fellow, Director of Technology Enhanced Learning

Breakthrough Schools

Stephen Haggard
Stephen Haggard

Stephen Haggard

Co-Founder & Director

Digital Learning Associates

Tom Hall
Tom Hall

Tom Hall

Head of LEGO® Education International

LEGO® Education

Meg Hamel
Meg Hamel

Meg Hamel

Director of Research

EdSurge

Valerie Hannon
Valerie Hannon

Valerie Hannon

Board Director, Innovation Unit

Yossi Hayut
Yossi Hayut

Yossi Hayut

Head of Educational Innovation

Wix

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 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

Matt Hood
Matt Hood

Matt Hood

Chief Education Officer

Ambition School Leadership and the Institute for Teaching

Sally-Anne Huang
Sally-Anne Huang

Sally-Anne Huang

Vice Chair, HMC & Headmistress

James Allen’s Girls School

Paul Hunter
Paul Hunter

Paul Hunter

Director, Digital Learning

IMD, International Institute for Management Development

Kara Iaconis
Kara Iaconis

Kara Iaconis

Global Head of Learning

BBC Studios

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

Keith Krueger
Keith Krueger

Keith Krueger

CEO

Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)

Priya Lakhani OBE
Priya Lakhani OBE

Priya Lakhani OBE

Founder & CEO

CENTURY Tech

Melody Lang
Melody Lang

Melody Lang

Founder

MPA Education

Bob Lenz
Bob Lenz

Bob Lenz

Executive Director

Buck Institute for Education

Jen Lexmond
Jen Lexmond

Jen Lexmond

CEO

EasyPeasy

Jeff Lowe
Jeff Lowe

Jeff Lowe

CMO

SMART

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

Divya Machineni
Divya Machineni

Divya Machineni

Conrad Challenge Participant

Megan Madel
Megan Madel

Megan Madel

Head of Product Management

LRNG by Collective Shift

Matt Mead
Matt Mead

Matt Mead

Head of Education & Innovation

Chelsea FC Foundation

Beatriz Meneguetti
Beatriz Meneguetti

Beatriz Meneguetti

Director

Cultura Inglesa Maringá

David Millage
David Millage

David Millage

VP of Education

Sphero

Dr Mohammad Mirwais Balkhi
Dr Mohammad Mirwais Balkhi

Dr Mohammad Mirwais Balkhi

Minister for Education

Ministry of Education of Afghanistan

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

Nirmal Mukhi
Nirmal Mukhi

Nirmal Mukhi

Development Leader

Watson Education Platform at IBM

Sigamoney Naicker
Sigamoney Naicker

Sigamoney Naicker

Chief Director: Inclusive Education

Western Cape Education Department

David Newman
David Newman

David Newman

Principal

Brooklyn Technical High School

Bernhard Niesner
Bernhard Niesner

Bernhard Niesner

Co-Founder & CEO

busuu

Essie North
Essie North

Essie North

Managing Director

Big Change

Tamara Otero
Tamara Otero

Tamara Otero

Governing Board President

Cajon Valley Union School District

Pia Pakarinen
Pia Pakarinen

Pia Pakarinen

Deputy Mayor, Education Division

City of Helsinki

Trisha Pal
Trisha Pal

Trisha Pal

Conrad Challenge Student

Wendy Palmer
Wendy Palmer

Wendy Palmer

Director, Global Studio

Deakin University

Katelyn Patterson
Katelyn Patterson

Katelyn Patterson

Primary Teacher & STEAM Coordinator

MUSE School CA

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

Roger Qirama
Roger Qirama

Roger Qirama

CIO

Ministry of Education (Colombia)

Sahiti Rachakonda
Sahiti Rachakonda

Sahiti Rachakonda

Conrad Challenge Participant

Reyna Karen Rajkumar
Reyna Karen Rajkumar

Reyna Karen Rajkumar

Conrad Challenge Participant

Pukhraj Ranjan
Pukhraj Ranjan

Pukhraj Ranjan

Head of Community

HundrED

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

Megan Roberts
Megan Roberts

Megan Roberts

Executive Director

MƒA (Math for America)

Nicolas Sadirac
Nicolas Sadirac

Nicolas Sadirac

Co-Founder

42

Dan Sandhu
Dan Sandhu

Dan Sandhu

Chief Executive

Sparx

Ricardo Santos
Ricardo Santos

Ricardo Santos

Education Lead, Cisco Latin America

Cisco Systems

Aline Sara
Aline Sara

Aline Sara

CEO & Co-Founder

NaTakallam

Andreas Schleicher
Andreas Schleicher

Andreas Schleicher

Director, Directorate for Education and Skills

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Silvia Scuracchio
Silvia Scuracchio

Silvia Scuracchio

Academic Director

Escola Bosque

Professor Mokhtar Sellami
Professor Mokhtar Sellami

Professor Mokhtar Sellami

Director of Technological Development and Innovation

Ministry of Higher Education, Algeria

Zoya Shabir Siddiqui
Zoya Shabir Siddiqui

Zoya Shabir Siddiqui

Strategic Partnership Manager

BRAC UK

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

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

Thomas Steele-Maley
Thomas Steele-Maley

Thomas Steele-Maley

Independent

Joe Sweeney
Joe Sweeney

Joe Sweeney

President

Pay It Forward Enterprises

Alison Tarrant
Alison Tarrant

Alison Tarrant

Director

School Libraries Association

David Taylor
David Taylor

David Taylor

CEO

Academies of Inspiration

Saku Tuominen
Saku Tuominen

Saku Tuominen

Creative Director

HundrED

Manish Ravi Varrier
Manish Ravi Varrier

Manish Ravi Varrier

Conrad Challenge Participant

Jacob Waern
Jacob Waern

Jacob Waern

Founder & CEO

EduMe

Dr Attaullah Wahidyar
Dr Attaullah Wahidyar

Dr Attaullah Wahidyar

Senior Policy Program Advisor

Ministry of Education Afghanistan

Leila Walker
Leila Walker

Leila Walker

UK Director

WizeNoze

Beth Watson
Beth Watson

Beth Watson

Director of Channel and Partner Marketing - Education

Microsoft

Brett Wigdortz
Brett Wigdortz

Brett Wigdortz

Founder

TeachFirst

Michelle Wikum
Michelle Wikum

Michelle Wikum

Director of Curriculum

Fusion Education Group

Rebecca Winthrop
Rebecca Winthrop

Rebecca Winthrop

Director, Center for Universal Education

The Brookings Institution

Euan Blair
Euan Blair

Euan Blair

Co-Founder & CEO

WhiteHat

Simon Henderson
Simon Henderson

Simon Henderson

Head Master

Eton College

Lord Jim Knight
Lord Jim Knight

Lord Jim Knight

Chief Education Advisor

Tes

Pia Pakarinen
Pia Pakarinen

Pia Pakarinen

Deputy Mayor, Education Division

City of Helsinki

Nicolas Sadirac
Nicolas Sadirac

Nicolas Sadirac

Co-Founder

42

Andreas Schleicher
Andreas Schleicher

Andreas Schleicher

Director, Directorate for Education and Skills

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Dr Attaullah Wahidyar
Dr Attaullah Wahidyar

Dr Attaullah Wahidyar

Senior Policy Program Advisor

Ministry of Education Afghanistan