September Edition: What’s Exciting in Education?
Thursday 23rd September 2021 / 4 – 6 pm BST
Headteachers, Principals, Senior Leaders, Subject Specialists, Phase Leaders, Business Managers.
As part of our regular offering to members of the Global School Alliance, we have invited a wide range of specialists from leading EdTech companies to present to you what they think is currently exciting in education.
• Providing insights and expert analysis
• Providing ideas, signposting solutions and best practice.
• Connecting people who want to overcome the same challenges.
• Providing informative updates on the very latest EdTech developments.
Register your attendance below.
Elnaz Sarraf is the CEO and founder of the award-winning Roybi Robot – the world’s first AI-powered smart toy to teach children language and STEM skills. It also has been named one of TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions in Education, on the 2019 CNBC Upstart 100 list as one of the world’s most promising startups, and Fast Company’s 2019 World-Changing Ideas. Elnaz is also a Board Member at the Consumer Technology Association, Small Business Council, and Forbes Technology Council member.
For 28 years Mike Hicks has taught students to read, write, and publish. Mike’s career began in one of the toughest and most challenging communities in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
His passion for writing instruction has been inspired by meeting children who always have so much to express. Mike says that it has been his pride and joy to introduce these students to the skills that have allowed them to tell their stories well. He has learned that young writers become most engaged when they work closely with their peers, especially as mentors.
The methodologies and products Mike has created, including Essaypop, are informed by this understanding. Mike’s career ambition has been to inspire students to become great writers who also become extraordinary mentors.
Sagnik is the Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer of WorqHat, an Ed-tech Platform with a vision to connect every aspiring University student and Fresh Graduate to mentors, educators & industry professionals and facilitate them to create a better future for themselves.
His entrepreneurship journey started when he was 15 and still in school, where he built an Online EdTech Platform called “CBSE Study Mania” to provide resources and study material for school students. He also built an on-the-go portfolio building platform, “WCards”, where students could create and share their portfolios right from their mobile devices.
Sagnik is currently pursuing a bachelor’s in computer science engineering and is also an active contributor to Open-Source Software and Programs.
Patrick Walker was born in Portland, Oregon and raised in Seattle, close to the Microsoft Campus. His life revolved around media from an early age – he had a paper round and worked at a TV store growing up. Walker holds degrees in journalism from USC and International Education and Social Policy from Harvard University. Walker spent several years in Japan, working for the country’s national broadcaster, NHK producing educational TV shows for kids and in-depth investigative films before moving to the BBC to be a foreign news journalist based in Japan and covering Southeast Asia.
Walker worked as head of partnerships at Google Video and was there while Google acquired YouTube, before becoming CEO of Base 79, a UK-based startup that created content for 800 YouTube channels. Following Walker’s success at YouTube and Base 79, Facebook approached him to become director of media partnerships for EMEA where he joined in June 2016. In 2019, Walker left Facebook and co-founded Uptime with Jamie True and Jack Bekhor. The next-generation learning app expertly curates five-minute Knowledge Hacks derived from advanced AI and human curation. It distils the best books, documentaries and courses into bitesize visual stories that are fun, fast and easy to share.