SHOW AGENDA

Day 1November 17, 2022
9:10 am - 9:15 am
Chair’s Opening Address

Speakers

Steven Hope
Chief Executive Officer & Chair of Governors
C-Learning & Elements Primary School
Confirmed
9:15 am - 9:35 am
Opening Keynote Address: The Power of Play
  • Why play-based learning is essential for fostering a new generation of creative talent
  • Using games to bridge the gap between education and a new industry
  • The value of esports for building careers skills, confidence and teamwork across schools, FE and HE

Speakers

Shahneila Saeed
Head of Education
Ukie
Confirmed
9:35 am - 9:55 am
Meeting Digital and Technology Standards in Schools and Colleges
  • What good EdTech support looks like and supporting smaller institutions improve the quality of their tech expertise
  • Infrastructure as the foundation of EdTech provision
  • The development of the standards and future guidance beyond

Speakers

Kath Moulds
Deputy Director
Department for Education
Invited
9:55 am - 10:25 am
Headline Sponsor – Apple Education

More details to be announced in the coming weeks

10:20 am - 11:20 am
Building and Implementing a Data Strategy
  • Explore methodologies for review and evaluate existing data strategy
  • Debate how schools/Trusts can make good decisions about ‘off the shelf’ data/analysis platforms or internally derived dashboards
  • Identify and unpick barriers to efficient and effective use of data
  • Horizon scanning – what might the challenges be for schools and trusts in the next 5-10 years?

Speakers

Vicky Merrick
Education Consultant & Director
Merrick-Ed Limited
Invited
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Session Hosted by Capita

Content will be confirmed closer to the event

10:25 am - 11:10 am
Shaping the Digital Future for Schools, Colleges, Universities, and Work
  • How can we take the learning of the past 3 years and apply it to create a new normal for EdTech? What is the continuous impact of the pandemic on learning?
  • How do we consider students’ learning preferences to offer learning experiences that maximise learner potential?
  • How do we address the digital divide at all levels of education including online assessment, to ensure fair and equitable access to learning?

Chair

James Garnett
Programme Lead
EdTech Demonstrator Programme
Invited

Speakers

Karen Spencer
Principal
Harlow College
Invited
Liam Earney
Managing Director HE and Research & Executive Director of Digital Resources
Jisc
Confirmed
Sarah Morgan
Headteacher
Danesfield Primary School
Invited
Professor Mark Simpson
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching)
Teesside University
Invited
Jane Holmes
Head of Grant Programmes
Ufi VocTech Trust
Invited
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Session Hosted by MyTutor

Content will be confirmed closer to the event

11:20 am - 12:05 pm
The Effective Learner: How the Next Generation Will Learn
  • Looking at the new generation of learners and how they expect to learn
  • How the expectations of learners change from starting school through their lifelong learning journey and the role of EdTech in enhancing these learning expectations
  • Getting the balance right between what students say they want vs what they need to create effective learners

Chair

Cerian Ayres
National Head of Technical Education
Education and Training Foundation
Confirmed

Speakers

Amy Hollier
Director of Blended & Online Learning
Heart of Worcestershire College
Confirmed
Hannah Mathias
Head of Digital Education Services
University of West England
Confirmed
Deb Millar
Executive Director of Digital Transformation
Hull College
Confirmed
Laura Dickinson
E-learning Lead Practitioner
North Tyneside Learning Trust
Invited
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hacker-thon: Getting Cyber Ready
  • What are the issues to deal with once you’re hit with a cyber incident?
  • Defining priorities – what are priorities for your organisation and how to embed cyber into your institution
  • Challenges and tools of cyber safety

Speakers

David Batho
Head of Protective Services
Jisc
Confirmed
Mark Worthington
Lead Investigator
Jisc
Invited
11:40 am - 12:10 pm
Session Hosted by Pearson

Content will be confirmed closer to the event

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Drowning in Data: Maximising the Use of Data Analytics
  • Supporting student outcomes using data analytics
  • Managing the challenges of a large data estate including ethical implications
  • What can schools with a growing data estate learn from how universities are using theirs?

Speakers

Christothea Herodotou
Professor of Learning Technologies and Social Justice
Open University
Invited
Rebecca Cox
Director of School Improvement
Hales Valley Trust
Invited
12:20 pm - 12:50 pm
Moving into the Metaverse?
  • We’ve been hearing about the potential of extended reality and virtual reality in education for a while but how effective is it?
  • The barriers to widespread implementation of XR technology at school and college level and how to overcome them
  • Examples of how the technology is being applied in a college and school context

Speakers

Simon Luxford-Moore
Head of eLearning
Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools
Confirmed
James Parker
Director of Quality, Performance and Innovation
USP College
Invited
12:55 pm - 1:55 pm
The Big Strategy Session

Three 15-minute presentations on how technology can successfully be embedded within the wider strategy of an educational institution. At the end of the session the audience will have the opportunity to ask the speakers on stage questions.

Chair

Ian Myatt
Director of Insight, Channels and Educational Enterprise & Community Governor
University of Birmingham & Bishop Vesey's Grammar School
Confirmed

Speakers

Phillip Hedger
CEO
LEO Academy Trust
Confirmed
Nikos Savvas
CEO
West Suffolk College
Invited
Professor Ruth Ayres
Pro Vice-Chancellor Education
Aston University
Invited
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Session Hosted by Pearson

Content will be confirmed closer to the event

1:10 pm - 2:10 pm
Moving Further into the Metaverse?
  • Hear in more depth about USP College’s experience with XR
  • Share your case studies for barriers or successful implementation to get feedback or advice from the wider group
  • How to integrate XR into teaching strategy

Speakers

James Parker
Director of Quality, Performance and Innovation
USP College
Invited
1:40 pm - 2:10 pm
Let’s Chat Bots and AI to Optimise Efficiency
  • The wider uses of chatbots and AI in transforming processes
  • How Gower College transformed their library service using their chatbot, Marcel, to improve access for hard-to-reach learners
  • Scaling chatbots- what’s next for Gower College and how can institutions scale up their chatbots?

Speakers

Kate Pearce
Digital Solutions Manager
Gower College Swansea
Invited
Dr Arash Eshghi
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Heriot-Watt University
Invited
2:05 pm - 2:50 pm
The Good, the Bad and the Difficult: the Post-Pandemic Mental Health Crisis
  • The wellbeing challenges faced at different levels of education and the complex task of creating a joined-up journey for students throughout education
  • Considering the positives and negatives of tech’s impact on wellbeing and mental health, could it also hold some of the solutions?
  • Examples of integrating tech as part of a wider strategy to support student mental health and wellbeing for a whole institution approach

Chair

Steven Hope
Chief Executive Officer & Chair of Governors
C-Learning & Elements Primary School
Confirmed

Speakers

Dr James Newham
Senior Fellow in Psychology
Northumbria University
Confirmed
Dr Sharifah Shameem Agha
Honorary Lecturer, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences
Cardiff University
Invited
Ingrid Kellock
Director of Student Experience
York College
Confirmed
Dr Kate Lister
Head of Academic Professional Development, Arden University
& Researcher, Open University
Confirmed
2:20 pm - 2:50 pm
Procuring and Implementing EdTech
  • Taking stock of your digital estate to find what works for you and placing EdTech into the wider context of your institution’s finances
  • The questions to be asking before procuring EdTech solutions and finding evidence for their efficacy
  • What would a minimum standard of robustness look like and measuring the effectiveness of your EdTech
  • As trusts become larger, what can they learn from universities with the same buying power and digital estate?

Speakers

Greg Sked
Director of Procurement
University of Edinburgh
Invited
Michael Forshaw
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
EdTech Impact
Confirmed
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
A Masterclass in Inclusion
  • The intersection of technology and inclusion and how to leverage it for the best outcomes
  • Examples of tech enabled learning in the classroom and at home
  • Practice schools and colleges can apply in their own classrooms

Speakers

Vijita Patel
Principal and National Leader of Education
Swiss Cottage School Development & Research Centre
Confirmed
Joysy John
Strategy & Transformation Director
Trinity College London
Invited
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Putting People at the Heart of Digital Transformation
  • The role of CPD in ensuring staff are supported throughout their career and able to innovate for their students
  • Finding high-quality CPD opportunities and the risks of not embracing technological advancement
  • Examples of encouraging upskilling through leveraging staff expertise, communities of practice and running smaller-scale pilots to assess feasibility

Speakers

Chris Melia
Educational Developer
University of Central Lancashire
Invited
Jamie Giarraputo
Team Leader Digital Innovation, Skills & Transformation
South Thames Colleges Group
Invited