ICT Champion and Professor of Entrepreneurship, ICT Champion and Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Bitange Ndemo is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Nairobi’s Business School. His research centers on the link between ICTs and small and medium enterprises with emphasis on how ICTs influence economic development in Africa. Prof. Ndemo is an advisor to several organizations including the Better than Cash Alliance, a global initiative under UNCDF dedicated to promotion of cash alternatives; UN’s Global Pulse on Big Data; the I-Hub, a premier innovation hub in Africa and Vienna-based World Data Lab. He also sits in the Boards of Safaricom one of the leading telecommunication company in Africa, Mpesa Foundation, Research ICT Africa that is based in South Africa. He is a former Permanent Secretary of Kenya’s Ministry of Information and Communication where he was credited with facilitating many transformative ICT projects. After years of developing the supply-side of broadband, he has now changed gears to demand-side through assisting start-ups in Africa and actively playing a key role in building sustainable models of innovation hubs. Prof. Ndemo holds a PhD in Industrial Economics from the University of Sheffield in the UK, a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from University of St. Thomas. He is an Open Data/Big Data evangelist and dedicated to simplification (visualization) of data for ordinary citizens to consume.
Kanzler, Founder, CODE University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Thomas “Tom” Bachem is a passionate entrepreneur, investor and founder of several startups and initiatives, including sevenload, Lebenslauf.com and the German Startups Association. Being an avid coder and designer since his early youth, he is currently building his dream university CODE and serves as Germany’s youngest university chancellor.
Team Leader – Digital Labour Market, DG Employment, Social Affairs and InclusionUnit Skills and Qualifications, European Commission, DG Employment - Digital Labour MarketUnit Skills and Qualifications, Belgium
Martin is passionate about technology at the intersection of work and learning. As Team Leader for the Digital Labour Market at the European Commission he manages the modernisation of Europass with the ambition of making it the number one European lifelong learning tool.
As part of his work, Martin manages the development of the Europass framework for Digital Credentials. The goal is to establish one common European approach that allows people to receive, share and use digital diplomas and other credentials all across the EU.
Head of Technology Enhanced Learning, Head of Digital Learning at the University of the Arts London
I’ve worked at the intersection of teaching, research and digital for over 20 years. This has taken me from hand-coding websites for the BBC Natural History unit through to my current job of helping to run the largest Creative Arts university in Europe* as Head of Digital Learning. In between I worked at the University of the West of England and a long stint at the University of Oxford co-managing an online distance learning unit.
I’m not a technologist in that I’m more interested in the implications and opportunities of digital for learning, work and society than I am in procuring the latest shiny tech. A large aspect of my role at the University of the Arts London is focused on enhancing teaching and learning by encouraging emerging aspects of digital practice – a good example of this work being the Digital Creative Attributes Framework.
Seeking connections between enhancing teaching and learning and open, online modes of engagement earnt me Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. Alongside this I have led a number of national studies which explore the potential of digital in higher education contexts and have supported institutions in the strategic development of teaching practice.
Global Head of Knowledge, Development & Talent , Global Head of Knowledge, Development & Talent at Banco Santander, Spain
Elisabetta Galli is Global Head of Knowledge, Development & Talent Management at Banco Santander since March 2017.
With an academic background as clinical Psychologist, Elisabetta has developed a more than 25 year career in Human Resources, in local, regional and global roles, most of them as HR generalist in charge of multiple geographies and multinational teams.
Before Santander Elisabetta has been working in Wolters Kluwer as global HRVP of the Legal & Regulatory Business Unit and in Johnson & Johnson where she has been working 11 years in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices sectors.
Elisabetta’s main areas of expertise are: change management, organizational excellence, strategic workforce planning, learning & development, talent management, cultural transformation.
Pak Tee Ng
Singaporean Educator, Singaporean Educator, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore , Singapore
Pak Tee NG [National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University] is a Singaporean educator who is deeply involved in the development of school and teacher leaders. At the NIE, he previously served as Associate Dean Leadership Learning and Head of the Policy and Leadership Studies Academic Group. His main work is in educational change, policy and leadership.
Pak Tee has spoken at many global events, for example, Google Global Education Symposium, International Baccalaureate Global Conference, and Scottish Learning Festival. He is currently a member of Scotland’s International Council of Education Advisers and a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University.
Pak Tee has authored/co-authored numerous publications. International media often seek his views on education change. Having retired from journal editorship, he now serves as honorary mentor to a few younger editors. He is an editorial board member of several other international refereed journals. He is the co-editor of the Routledge Leading Change book series and the author of the book “Learning from Singapore: The Power of Paradoxes”.
Pak Tee encourages educators to walk a path not easily travelled, with love, courage and resilience. Although he is thankful for receiving a few awards during his career, his greater reward is a fraternity of students who are educational leaders themselves and who pay it forward through their educational leadership, contribution and commitment to education.
Director, Director at the Centre for Learning and Teaching (CILT) and Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED) at the University of Cape Town
Professor Laura Czerniewicz is the Director of the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT), at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
She has worked in education in numerous roles including strategist, researcher, educator and publisher. Her research interests include the changing nature of higher education in a digitally-mediated society, changing technological practices and digital inequality. She has also played a key strategic and scholarly role in the areas of blended and online education as well as open education.
Eva is a Senior Learning Consultant at ING. Based in Amsterdam, she is currently leading the global learning strategy and portfolio of ING's own innovation methodology. It is more important than ever to make digital learning effective and engaging. As a learning professional with over 10 years of experience in L&D, agile program management and coaching, Eva enjoys and aims to create learning experiences that are exciting and programs that are scalable. Born in Slovakia, she has been studying, living and working in various countries, including the Netherlands, U.K., Poland and the U.S. Prior to ING, she has been gaining experience by managing and implementing learning solutions and delivering learning events in both small companies as well as large corporations, such as Booking.com or Shell. She has a diploma in L&D by CIPD, London and is an Insights certified Coach and Facilitator. She is an advocate of hands on learning, which sparks curiosity and provokes critical thinking. As a Systemic Coach, she accompanies her clients to achieve their goals and reach their full potential.