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.
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