Speakers and contributors


Rajesh Agrawal

Deputy Mayor of London for Business & Enterprise

Greater London Authority


Bridie Tooher

Head of Edtech Policy & Data Strategy

Department for Education

Saul Klein OBE

Founding Partner, LocalGlobe

Tamara Giltsoff

Head of Innovation

Department for International Development

Joanna Bersin

Head of Education, Kano

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Colum Elliott-Kelly

Head of Global Education, Blippar

Richard Gregory

Director, Tech North

Dr Maria Stukoff

Head of Digital, BBC Academy

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Hege Tollerud

CEO, Oslo Edtech CLuster

Billy Webber

COO, Sunderland Software City

Edtech UK Advisory Group

Naomi Morrow

Project Manager

Digital Catapult North East & Tees Valley

Donatella Solda

Director of Digital Transformation

Ministry of Education, Universities & Science, Italy

Crystal Hutter

Co-founder, Edmodo


Richard Culatta

Chief Innovation Officer

State of Rhode Island

Former Head of Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education

Naimish Gohil

CEO & Founder


Heika Fu

Head of Products, Digital Skills, Tech City UK

Edward Pitcher

Leader of Technology

Swiss Cottage Special School


Dawn Hallybone

Deputy Headteacher

Oakdale Junior School

Mandeep Samra

Education Researcher & Digital Advisor

Department for International Development

Vipul Bhargava

Specialist Advisor, Education Technology

Department for International Trade


James Leonard

UK Lead

Google for Education

Pierre Dubuc



Lord Bates

  1. Minister of State

Department for International Development

Sherry Coutu CBE

Chair, Founder4Schools & Scale Up Institute

Eileen Burbidge MBE

Partner, Passion Capital &

Chair, Tech City UK


Mark Anderson

Director, ICT Evangelist

Award winning educator & edtech expert

Liam Maxwell

National Technology Adviser

HM Government

James Kieft

Group Learning and Development Manager

Activate Learning


Jonathan Satchell

CEO, Learning Technologies Group

Peter Dabrowa

CEO, Wonde

Colin Hegarty

Founder, Hegarty Maths &

Global Teacher Prize 2016 finalist

Carl Dawson

Co-founder, Proversity

Neil Gaydon

President & CEO

SMART Technologies

Damien Lanfrey

Chief Innovation Officer

Ministry of Education, Universities & Science, Italy