Mark has a particular interest in how new technologies can be used in education and chaired the UK Independent Schools Council IT Strategy Group from 2007 to 2015.
Mark writes extensively on IT issues on his blog, http://independentheadblogspot.ae/ and is active on twitter @JESS_Director and @independenthead.
Over the years he has contributed to a number of computing related projects including the national curriculum computing programmes of study, Switched on Computing, Barefoot Computing, QuickStart Computing, CAS TV, Project Quantum and Hello World
He gives regular keynotes and CPD workshops on computing and education technology in the UK and abroad and has worked on a number of international consultancy projects involving curriculum development and CPD.
Matt has a prior background with Microsoft and other global technology companies and has led public sector Business Intelligence projects in the UK. As a Microsoft partner he has led workshops focussing on data strategy and technology enhanced learning at MOE level internationally.
A technologist at heart, Matt has been a school governor for 10 years, is married to a teacher, has three children, holds a Master’s degree in Online Learning and leads a Microsoft Partner recognised for competence in Data Analytics. Passionate about the opportunities to apply data science, and in particular machine learning and artificial intelligence, to the challenges faced by the education sector.
With a wealth of experience in education including eight years as head of schools at Viglen, over five years as sales and marketing director at Pearson Education and most recently, almost 10 years as commercial director at Groupcall.
He joined Think-It in October 2017 as Sales & Marketing Director, with a particular focus on making the procurement process more intelligent and efficient for Schools, Local Authorities, Multi-Academy Trusts and partners,
Stuart’s expertise includes, Procurement, SaaS (Software as a Service), cloud computing, data systems, GDPR, communication & parental engagement technologies, education management systems, systems integration, technology infrastructure and management, managed services, Internet security and connectivity.
He is also a Director of BESA (British Education Suppliers Association) and was elected to the Executive Council in 2012 again in 2014 & 2016.
He also sits on the BESA management committee
Leslie has been working at the intersection of design and education for nearly 15 years. She started her career at the Design Trust for Public Space, where she worked with the world’s top architects and designers to improve the public built environment. After working on a project that asked students to solve big, messy problems in their community, she moved to Canada to pursue a teaching career. For the next 6 years, Leslie was a classroom teacher, where she developed an approach to using design as a framework for project-based, place-based learning that engaged students in real world problems.
In addition to her work at Future Design School, Leslie is a Facilitator in the Cohort 21 professional development program, and the Design Coach for the Google for Education Certified Innovators Program.
Interactive Schools. Simon’s global experience and passion for strategic marketing, thought
leadership, brand values, new technology and innovative thinking is transforming schools
around the world.
Change is the only constant, and schools should stop just talking about ‘being outstanding’,
and focus on being STAND-OUT.
Simon does not follow benchmarks. Success can only be delivered through creating new
benchmarks and #InspiringSchools. Simon believes that every school is unique, and wants to
help tell their #SchoolStories.
Simon challenges the traditional methods of communication, and embraces new ways of
thinking that align to changes in user behaviour and technological advances.
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