Opening Plenary OEB22
Date Thursday, Nov 24 Time – Room Potsdam I
The pandemic-induced massive shift to online teaching and working has presented a leapfrog moment in our vision to upgrade learning with technology. We advanced at a quicker pace, leaving many of us in unfamiliar terrain but with new insights into what is possible. How can we make the most of the new flexibility we have discovered?
At the Opening Plenary of Online Educa Berlin 2022 we will regain our confidence, recapture the ground we lost and work together to re-imagine a collective vision for the education and training of the future.
Lecturer and Senior Advisor, Author of "Upskill and Reskill", Swedish Defence University
Pär Lager is one of the leading experts in the Nordics on leadership, competitive analysis and innovative learning. He has written three books on leadership, strategic communication and learning culture, among others "Upskill & Reskill", which was published in 2021. Today, Pär works in several different boards and as an advisor, teacher and lecturer to organisations and companies.
Founder, New World Same Humans, United Kingdom
David Mattin is the founder of New World Same Humans, a weekly newsletter on trends, technology, and society that goes to 22,000 subscribers each week. David speaks regularly at leading conferences and closed events around the world; recent events include The Next Web, Cog X 2021, 15 Seconds and the NEXT Conference. His business, innovation and trends journalism has appeared everywhere from Fast Company to the Guardian to Google Think Quarterly. As experienced broadcaster, David has also written and presented documentaries for BBC Radio 4. David sits on the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Consumption. He is author of the book Trend-Driven Innovation, published by Wiley.
Senior Futurist, Institute for Futures Research (IFR) at Stellenbosch University Business School
Njeri is a Senior Futurist at the Institute for Futures Research (IFR) at Stellenbosch University Business School.
Her work focuses on strengthening capabilities of individuals, organisations and states in Africa, to navigate complexity and uncertainty, to realise long-term goals and visions. Her research interests include leadership, organisational performance, knowledge, gender and diversity, inclusivity and transformation.
Njeri has a Masters in International Relations and holds a PhD in Business Administration. She is also co-founder of a research and business development organisation that facilitates long-term institutional partnership building.
She has worked with a range of organisations in several capacities and contexts including research; higher education teaching and skills building; executive management training; policy, strategy and programme development; short course design, planning and delivery; project management and coordination; evaluation of initiatives for valued business, public sector, and international partners.
Her vocation is to support knowledge sharing and exchange, to facilitate integrated strategic planning, and enhance evidence-based decision making and high performance to achieve desired futures.
Donald H Taylor
Chair, Learning Technologies Conference, London, United Kingdom
Donald H Taylor has worked in learning and technology since the mid-1980s.
He has chaired the Learning Technologies Conference in London since 2000 and writes and speaks world-wide. His annual L&D Global Sentiment Survey, started in 2014, provides a unique perspective on L&D trends from over 100 countries. From 2010 to 2021, he chaired the Learning and Performance Institute.
He chairs the Workforce Development board for VC firm Emerge Education, and advises several EdTech start-ups.
The author of Learning Technologies in the Workplace, Donald is a graduate of Oxford University and the recipience of an honorary doctorate from London’s Middlesex University.