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
Invited
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
Invited
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 - 10:15 am
Headline Sponsor

Open to sponsorship

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, and Universities
  • 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

Nathalie Czechowski
Chief Information Officer
University of South Wales
Invited
Karen Spencer
Principal
Harlow College
Invited
Liam Earney
Managing Director HE and Research & Executive Director of Digital Resources
Jisc
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

Vikki Liogier
National Head of EdTech and Digital Skills
Education and Training Foundation
Invited

Speakers

Amy Hollier
Director of Blended & Online Learning
Heart of Worcestershire College
Invited
Hannah Mathias
Head of Digital Education Services
University of West England
Invited
Deb Millar
Group Executive Director of Digital Learning Technologies
TEC Partnership
Invited
Laura Dickinson
E-learning Lead Practitioner
North Tyneside Learning Trust
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
Managing Data Risk
  • The role of DPIAs in measuring risk
  • Recruiting a Data Protection Officer- knowing the skills required for someone to fulfil the role and who is best placed to take on the responsibility internally
  • What schools with a growing data estate can learn from how universities are managing theirs and what to do in the event of a data breach?

Speakers

Dewi Price
Interim Chief Information Officer
Open University
Invited
Emma Mayor
Chief Compliance Officer
Delta Academies 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
Invited
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
Invited

Speakers

Phillip Hedger
CEO
LEO Academy Trust
Invited
Nikos Savvas
CEO
West Suffolk College
Invited
Professor Andrea Nolan
Vice-Chancellor
Edinburgh Napier University
Invited
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Session Hosted by Pearson

Content will be confirmed closer to the event

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
Tom Moule
Product Lead - National Centre for AI in Tertiary Education
Jisc
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
Invited

Speakers

Dr James Newham
Senior Fellow in Psychology
Northumbria University
Invited
Clare Erasmus
Head of Digital Technology & Communications Faculty & Designated Mental Health Lead (DMHL)
Brighton Hill Community School
Invited
Ingrid Kellock
Director of Student Experience
York College
Invited
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

Dean Phillips
Assistant Director, Digital and Information Services
University of Aberdeen
Invited
Michael Forshaw
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
EdTech Impact
Invited
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
Invited
Leah Palmer
Deputy Principal – Curriculum
Weston College
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
Mel Coleman
Head of Quality (TLA & CPD)
South Thames Colleges Group
Invited