Presenters

Presenters

David Price OBE

David Price writes, trains and advises organisations in both the public and private sectors. His company, Educational Arts supports educators seeking to prepare students for the future, through a wide range of training programmes. He is the author of the bestseller "Open: How we'll work, live and learn in the future". He was awarded the OBE in 2009, by the Queen, for services to education.

Summer Howarth

Summer has been working in education for over 16 years. She’s been a teacher, education leader, policy maker, advocate and facilitator of learning for students and professionals across every system and sector in Australia and works to ensure teachers have every support they need to succeed and thrive. She has been twice named on the annual Educator Hotlist.

Drew Povey

Drew Povey has over twenty years of professional experience in multi-sector executive-level leadership across a wide range of sectors including elite sport, corporate, non-profit and Government settings.


Louise Jones

Director Education Community & Partnerships at ThingLink, previously Google for Education & Highland Council Digital Learning Lead. Louise’s education career has centred on community and youth culture and how young people live and learn.


Rob Houben

Rob started off as a Math teacher in secondary education in 2000. Within a couple of years he got the chance to start and lead multiple technology and personalized education-related innovations. In 2015 he started at Agora Roermond to build the concept together with 4 colleagues, 60 students, and parents. At the moment he’s the manager of Agora Roermond (285 students) and there are 10 Agoras in The Netherlands and Belgium.


Al Kingsley

Al is Chair of a Multi Academy Trust in Peterborough, sits on the Regional Schools Commissioners Head Teachers board for the East of England and North London and is an East of England Apprenticeship Ambassador. Al has been involved in Education Technology for 30 years, he is Managing Director of our sponsor, International Education Software vendor NetSupport, who specialise in School IT management, classroom Instructional Tech and Safeguarding solutions. Recognised in the 2020 “EdTech 50” People shaping the UK EdTech sector, he speaks regularly on topics encompassing building a schools Digital Strategy."

Jamie Smith

Educator, author, speaker and entrepreneur passionate about enabling people to achieve more with technology. Jamie is the co-owner of a number of technology companies making a difference in education. He is the Executive Chairman of Google Premier Education Partner C-Learning, A TEDx speaker 'Education in the Digital Age', author of 'Making Money From Stocks and Shares' and a regular feature writer for FE News. In his career Jamie has worked in higher education, further education and schools at Board level and was recently the Chair of the Board of an outstanding school. Keen mountainbiker and seafood fanatic also.

Hosts

Ben Whitaker

Ben is a Curriculum Manager at Burnley College having been Assistant Principal: Head of Sixth Form. He is a Director at Edufuturists and a Google Certified Trainer & Innovator.

Steven Hope

Steve is a certified Google Trainer and the current head of Independent Learning at Leeds City College, which covers the Technology Enhanced Learning strand, LRC structure as well as all independent learning across the college. Steve brings his passion for learning and the impact technology can have to everything he does.

Dan Fitzpatrick

Dan is a technology enhanced learning, careers and subject lead at a UK secondary school. He is a Director at Edufuturists, a Google Certified Trainer & a Microsoft Innovative Educator.