|ID||Image||Speaker Name||Speaker Title||Speaker Company||BIO||Facebook URL||Twitter URL||LinkedIn URL||Speaker Page URL|
|4872||Adam Matthews||Lecturer in Technology and Learning Environments||University of Birmingham||
Adam is Lecturer in Technology and Learning Environments at the University of Birmingham and Programme Lead on a new online postgraduate course – Design for Learning Environments. Adam has worked in the field of learning and technology since 2006. As a learning and instructional designer, he has worked in a diverse range of sectors including travel, retail, sports coaching, policing, media communications, banking and higher education. This has included design and leadership roles.
Adam’s Research interests include the intersection of society, technology and education. Adam is a social scientist by academic background but has an interest in interdisciplinary collaborations with other academic disciplines and industry. Adam himself, studied part-time whilst working for his undergraduate degree with the Open University in the UK and is a keen advocate of part-time, flexible, lifelong learning.
|4939||Amy Hollier||Director of Blended & Online Learning||Heart of Worcestershire College||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/amy-hollier/|
|4429||Bukky Yusuf||Senior Leader||Edith Kay School||
|4908||Craig Clarke||Executive Head Teacher||Lea Forest Primary Academy||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/craig-clarke/|
|4874||Dan Pearson||Principal and CEO||USP College||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/dan-pearson/|
|4915||Dave Leonard||Strategic IT Director||Watergrove Trust||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/dave-leonard/|
|4891||David Russell||Chief Executive Officer||Education and Training Foundation||
David was appointed as the first permanent Chief Executive of the ETF in January 2014.
He has grown the ETF from start-up to become a trusted, effective improvement agency working with Government and the FE sector to support quality and standards.
He previously served in the Department for Education under Labour and then the Conservative/Lib-Dem Coalition Government, latterly as national policy director for Vocational Education.
Previous senior policy roles included leading the Open Academies programme, and managing the cross-government Skills Strategy. David was educated in Scotland at Crieff High School, St Andrews University and Moray House Institute of Education, Edinburgh. He is a member of the judging panel for the annual TES FE awards, and an assessor for the Queen’s Anniversary Trust Awards in Higher and Further Education. He is also an experienced school and College governor.
|4875||Debbie Clinton||Chief Executive Officer||Academy Transformation Trust||
Debbie is CEO of the Academy Transformation Trust (ATT) – a large 3 to 19 multi-academy trust of special, primary and secondary academies along with an FE arm in Nottinghamshire. ATT is an approved DfE sponsor operating in the West Midlands, East Midlands and East and South East England. Debbie joined ATT in September 2018. Prior to this, she was the Deputy and Acting CEO at the Diverse Academies Learning Partnership (DALP) based in the East Midlands.
Debbie is a former HMI and was, before that, the Principal of Nunthorpe Academy in Middlesbrough – a high performing 11-19 converter academy judged outstanding by Ofsted in all S5 aspects. Nunthorpe received much ministerial accolade and Debbie was invited to a Downing Street reception for ‘Inspirational Women Leaders’ in 2014 as a result of her work at Nunthorpe.
She has been a qualified teacher for 33 years, working in a range of schools and organisations across a number of local authorities. She has wide regional and national experience in leadership development and school to school improvement, and has supported national projects, conferences and working parties/groups for the DfE, the Institute of Education (London) and Roehampton.
Debbie sits on Gov net’s Education Advisory Board.
|4870||Deborah Kellsey Millar||Executive Group Director of Digital Learning Technologies||Grimsby Institute of Higher and Further Education||
Deborah has over thirty years of experience working in further and higher education. Since Feb 2018, she has been Executive Group Director for Digital Learning Technologies at the Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ and multi-award-winning Grimsby Institute. Passionate about educational excellence, she is responsible for providing staff and students with an outstanding teaching and learning experience enriched through the creative use of edtech. With a background in creative communication, Deborah has practised as a design professional. She has led courses in graphic design, advertising and visual communication at both FE and HE levels. Further, she has been a course consultant and external verifier for design schools in Malaysia, Indonesia and China.
Her specialist interests lie in encouraging collaborative practice, personal development and creative thinking. Throughout her career, Deborah has forged successful collaborations with internal, external and international stakeholders. Her internationally recognised model of digital pedagogy, the LearningWheel, demonstrates her proven track record for partnership working, sharing best practices and knowledge exchange via crowdsourcing.
|4877||Dr Ann Thanaraj||Assistant Academic Registrar (Digital Transformation)||Teesside University||
Dr. Ann Thanaraj is Assistant Academic Registrar leading the digital transformation of learning and teaching at Teesside University. Ann has led a university-wide strategic and change transformation project in setting up Online Learning at Teesside University with academic leadership and accountability for the quality of OL courses. Ann is also founder and host of Lawyering in a Digital Age, an international initiative which brings together a global interdisciplinary audience to shape the direction of legal education fit for a digital age. Ann works nationally with various organisations and sector leaders to support the education sector to transform their online learning practices and in reimagining models of law degrees fit for the digital age. In a quest to digitally transform legal education, particularly in today’s rapidly changing legal landscape, where becoming a digital lawyer is vital to success within the legal profession, Ann and her co-authors have developed the first in the world textbook for law students on “Digital Lawyering” as a guide for law schools to reimagine the legal education curriculum. Ann is National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellowship of AdvanceHE UK.
|4898||Dr Anthea Rose||Research Fellow, Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute||University of Lincoln||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/dr-anthea-rose/|
|4991||Dr Janet Lord||Head of Education – Faculty of Health and Education||Manchester Metropolitan University||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/dr-janet-lord/|
|4894||Dr Klaus-Dieter Rossade||Director of Assessment Programme||The Open University||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/dr-klaus-dieter-rossade/|
|4922||Dr Maria Aristeidou||Lecturer - Technology Enhanced Learning||The Open University||
Maria is Lecturer in Technology Enhanced Learning at The Open University (OU) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is currently working with the Quality Enhancement and Innovation group at the Institute of Educational Technology (IET). The focus of her work is the design and evaluation of engaging learning technologies and the evaluation of the higher education (HE) experience.Maria is developing projects around the ‘changing learner’ to help the HE sector take useful actions and better support students’ learning experience during changes and disruptions. She is also leading and contributing to European and UK youth-focused projects, investigating the development of virtual museum visits for schools and the engagement of young people in technology-enhanced citizen science projects. Further to her research, Maria has contributed to the MA in Open and Distance Education and the evaluation of the OU FutureLearn courses. She is also the Academic Conduct Officer for IET and an active member of the European Association of Technology-Enhanced Learning.
Read more here: https://iet.open.ac.uk/people/maria.aristeidou
|4901||Dr Pauldy Otermans||Chair and Principal||Otermans Institute||
Pauldy is Lecturer (Education) in Psychology at Brunel University London and currently the Deputy Divisional Lead in the Division of Psychology. She is the Psychology FHEQ Level 4 Coordinator, a Recognised Programme Developer, and Fellow of the Brunel Academy for the Transformation of Teaching. She is the founder of Otermans Institute and her curriculum is being taught in 9 countries globally. Otermans Institute is currently also working with governments in India and Afghanistan and in UN camps in Iraq. Her work has been recently awarded by the UK Prime Minister and supported by Innovate UK. She was also listed as one of 100 pioneering women through the years who have helped shape Brunel University London. Apart from her work as an academic and educationist, she is also a UK school governor and is a trustee of Cambridge Student Union – a multimillion-pound student-facing charity that represents all of the students of the University of Cambridge. She is a regular speaker on innovative curriculum design, lockdown learning solutions and new teaching and learning methodologies.
|4940||Dr Sue Pember CBE||Policy Director||HOLEX||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/dr-sue-pember-cbe/|
|4944||Fiona Chalk||National Head of Governance Development||Education and Training Foundation||
As an award-winning alumnus of the Governance Leadership Program through The Chartered Governance Institute and a certified trainer, Fiona works as a dynamic influencer and supporter of educational governance. She is the founder of Governance4fe, a published author for the Further Education Trust for Leadership, a member of the Institute of Directors, and the British Educational Leadership, Management, and Administration Society. Having spent 20 years working with Boards in corporate settings, in local government, and the third sector (with the last 15 years primarily working on governance in education), Fiona has a considerable understanding of what effective governance looks like, as well as excellent strategic leadership skills to deliver such. She is National Head of Governance Development at the Education and Training Foundation, providing thought leadership on governance, designing training and executive level development and support, for all who operate in the governance arena.
|4912||Gary Henderson||Director of IT||Millfield School||
Gary has worked in education for over 20 years, initially as a trained secondary school teacher in the UK before periods working in further and higher education, international schools in the Middle East and more recently in his current role as Director of IT in a large UK Independent School.
|4910||Gavin McLachlan||Vice-Principal and Chief Information Officer||The University of Edinburgh||
Gavin was born in Toronto, Canada and attended Crescent School for his primary education.
In 2015 Gavin accepted a post as the Chief Information Officer and Librarian to the University of Edinburgh. At the University of Edinburgh he is responsible for the strategic development and efficient delivery of a wide range of IT, Library and Collections services, including University’s IT Strategy, IT services, Learning & Teaching technology services, Digital Research Services, Library services, EDINA, Digital Curation Centre, Museums, Galleries and Special Collections. In addition, he plays a crucial role in ensuring that the University remains at the forefront of technological innovations that promote a world-class user experience for staff and students. He is involved or leads a number of key University programmes and initiatives including digital transformation, digital strategy, hybrid working, digital strategy, the HR and Finance systems transformation and replacement, aspects of the City Deal programme and the online and distance learning programmes world-wide.
In 2016 Mr McLachlan was appointed by the University of Oxford General Council as the external member to the University Information Technology Committee.
|4905||Geena Vabulas||Policy Manager – Assistive Technology||Policy Connect||
Geena Vabulas is Policy Manager for Assistive Technology at the cross-party think tank Policy Connect, where she works across the fields of education and social care and employment. Prior to joining Policy Connect, Geena held several roles in the assistive technology sector including as a specialist teacher and AT Lead in a primary-Post 16 setting and as a technology and study skills trainer for neurodivergent university students. In addition to her policy work, Geena has worked as a research assistant for the iRead Project at UCL and as a technologist on the Nuvoic Project.
|4909||Gemma Gwilliam||Educational Technologist||United Learning||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/gemma-gwilliam/|
|4888||Helen Milner OBE||Chief Executive||Good Things Foundation||
Helen Milner OBE is the Group Chief Executive of Good Things Foundation. Founded as a staff-led mutual charity in the UK in 2011, Helen led the establishment of a subsidiary charity, opening an office in Sydney in August 2017, and running the Be Connected Network for the Australian Government.
Helen has over 30 years experience of working in and leading organisations creating and delivering education over and about the internet. She was awarded an OBE for services to digital inclusion in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. In 2017, she won the title of Digital Leader of the Year (UK) and was named by Computer Weekly as the 14th most influential person in UK IT in 2020. Working with British Parliament, Helen was a member of the Speaker’s Commission for Digital Democracy and an Advisor on Digital Engagement to the Public Accounts Committee. She is a Board Member of FutureDotNow, a member of the Minister’s Digital Skills Partnership Board, and is on the Adult Advisory Group for MaPS (the UK’s Money and Pension Service).
|4425||Ian Myatt||Director of Insight, Channels and Educational Enterprise & Community Governor||University of Birmingham & Bishop Vesey's Grammar School||
|4914||Ismail Dhan||Ed Tech & Distance Learning Consultant||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/ismail-dhan/|
|4885||James Brown||SCITT Partnership Director & Deputy CEO||Inspiring Leaders & Discovery Trust||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/james-brown/|
|4867||James Browning||Chief Digital & Information Officer||Academies Enterprise Trust||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/james-browning/|
|4882||James Hodgkin||Associate Director of LTI and University Librarian||University of Gloucestershire||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/james-hodgkin/|
|4942||Janet Clark||National Head of Leadership||Education and Training Foundation||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/janet-clark/|
|4890||Javed Khan||Chief Executive||Barnardo’s||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/javed-khan/|
|4916||Jay Ashcroft||Cofounder & Chief Operating Officer||EdTech Impact||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/jay-ashcroft/|
|4884||Jenni Houston||Head of Digital Skills and Training||University of Edinburgh||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/jenni-houston/|
|4883||Jim Grant||Principal||Cirencester College||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/jim-grant/|
|4889||Jim McDonald||Principal and Vice-Chancellor||University of Strathclyde||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/jim-mcdonald/|
|4918||Jonathan Butler||Assistant Principal||Wilberforce Sixth Form College||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/jonathan-butler/|
|4921||Juan Villamil||Chief Information Officer||Imperial College London||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/juan-villamil/|
|4903||Jules Daulby||Head of KS3 and English||Dorset Special School||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/jules-daulby/|
|5000||Julie Carson||Director of Education||Woodland Academy Trust||
Julie has been in a Headship position since 2006, 11 years of which were in a local authority primary school in Salford, in the North West of England. Her work during this time included leading a group of schools on curriculum design, working across different local authorities; chairing the cluster of 7 schools to improve outcomes in their geographical area; and being the Primary Head Teacher representative on the LSCB. Whilst on the LSCB she set up and chaired the schools’ safeguarding sub-group, and was part of the private fostering sub-group. She was also successful with Erasmus bids for her school and staff, being the first primary school in Salford to do so. She led the opening of their children’s centre, working with many other agencies in order to provide the core offer. She was then seconded to the local authority for a day a week for two years, setting up a self-sustaining school improvement system, and supporting in other schools as needed.
She then re-located to the South East of England, starting as Head Teacher at a school in a multi-academy Trust in Bexley. After 12 months in that role she became Executive Head Teacher in the Woodland Academy Trust, and then in 2019 became the Director of Education.
|4881||Karen Foster||Executive Director Data Analytics||Jisc||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/karen-foster/|
|4907||Lauren Thorpe||Director of Strategy||Ark||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/lauren-thorpe/|
|5039||Liam Earney||Managing Director- Higher Education and Research||Jisc||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/liam-earney/|
|4887||Louise Rowland||Deputy Chief Executive Officer||Ufi VocTech Trust||
Louise is Deputy CEO of Ufi responsible for grant funding activity, including partnerships, our communications work, and IT. As a small team Louise’s responsibilities span strategy and direction of travel as well as oversight of operations and delivery in these areas. Previous to this Louise was Ufi Programme Director, leading the development and delivery of Ufi’s grant funding programmes.
|4913||Lucy Preston||Programme Director||Learning with Parents||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/lucy-preston/|
|4432||Michael Forshaw||Founder and CEO||EdTech Impact & Innovate my School||
|4871||Michael Webb||Director of Technology and Analytics||Jisc||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/michael-webb/|
|5040||More speakers to be confirmed||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/more-speakers-to-be-confirmed/|
|4878||Osi Ejiofor||Education Technology Consultant||Osi's Tech Tips||
Osi Ejiofor is an education technology consultant who has worked in education since 2005.
|4906||Piers Wilkinson||Higher Education Policy and Partnerships Lead||Diversity & Ability||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/piers-wilkinson/|
|4911||Prof David Jones||Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students||Queen’s University Belfast||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/prof-david-jones/|
|4886||Prof Winfried Hensinger||Professor of Quantum Technologies (Physics and Astronomy)||University of Sussex||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/prof-winfried-hensinger/|
|4423||Professor Mark Simpson||Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching)||Teesside University||
|5083||Ralph Blunden||Relationship Manager||LinkedIn Learning||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/ralph-blunden/|
|4899||Richard Caulfield||National Lead for Mental Health||Association of Colleges||
Richard Caulfield became the NW Area Director of Association of Colleges covering the North West since 1 December 2014 and has subsequently took on the additional role of national lead for mental health within AoC.
In his mental health role, Richard has led on the AoC MH and Wellbeing Charter which has over 180 college signatories, developed the on-line self-evaluation tool for colleges, C-Met, with the Charlie Waller Trust and delivered a £1m programme of work focused on MH in FE with the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership. Richard also chairs the Charlie Waller Trust FE & HE Advisory Board.
Prior to taking up this role Richard was Chief Executive of Voluntary Sector North West for 7 years, a regional umbrella body for the voluntary sector. Richard has also held a number of senior roles in both the voluntary and private sectors, including time at the National Union of Students.
|4920||Rob Lamont||Director of IT||Oasis Community Learning||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/rob-lamont/|
|4902||Shafina Vohra||Research Postgraduate, Dyson School of Design Engineering||Imperial College London||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/shafina-vohra/|
|4427||Siân Cooke||Head of Digital Strategy and Research Unit||Department for Education||
|4873||Sonia Magan||Headteacher & Digital Lead||Woodlands Academy||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/sonia-magan/|
|4895||Steve Dew||Headteacher||Church Cowley St James||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/steve-dew/|
|4388||Steven Hope||Chief Executive Officer & Chair of Governors||C-Learning & Elements Primary School||
|4917||Claire Heywood||Deputy Principal||Heart of Worcesteshire||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/stuart-laverick/|
|4893||Sue Attewell||Head of EdTech||Jisc||
I have a strong background in education and skills having worked in the sector for the 20+ years. I’m passionate about widening participation and ensuring everyone has the opportunity to learn, reskill and be fairly assessed. Much of my activity has focussed on skills and economic development with the emphasis was on building a skills pipeline responsive to future needs of employers and ensuring all individuals have the necessary skills and support to move into sustainable employment.
At Jisc as Head of Edtech I’m responsible for developing new products and services for the sector and overseeing the projects we are developing to achieve that vision. Managing our edtech activity, to help our members innovate and meet their long-term vision and the National centre for AI in tertiary education. Recent activity includes: Rethinking assessment and Assessment rebooted
|4879||Vicky Merrick||MAT Data Strategy and Impact||Archway Learning Trust||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/vicky-merrick/|
|4904||Vijita Patel||Principal & National Leader||Swiss Cottage School Development & Research Centre||https://edtechsummit.co.uk/speaker/vijita-patel/|
|4416||Vikki Liogier||National Head of EdTech and Digital Skills||Education and Training Foundation||