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Futuresource Unveils its Ed Tech Collaborative 2021 Conference Speakers

Futuresource Consulting is delighted to unveil its stellar line up of speakers for its free and live virtual Ed Tech Collaborative event, taking place on Wednesday 24th March and Thursday 25th March at 2 pm GMT/10 am EST to 6 pm GMT/2pm EST.  

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The central theme ‘Navigating Change in a Hybrid World’ will be brought to life by speakers and brands from the cutting edge of the EdTech eco system, sharing their views on the pandemic boom in EdTech. The conference headline sponsor, Intel, will open with a keynote from Cigdem Ertem, who will set the scene by discussing the future of education in a post pandemic environment.

Industry support for Ed Tech Collaborative has been notable; Futuresource can now confirm  support from a further four session sponsors: Commscope will be sharing insight and sponsoring the session on ‘Driving Institutional Transformation, What Next for the Smart Campus? ; GoGuardian will be discussing ‘How to Effectively Manage Security and Safeguarding’ in its sponsored session ; HP will be the sponsor brand in the  ‘Teaching Spaces of the Future Session’ and finally Lenovo will sponsor the ‘Esports: Industry 4.0 and Smart Learning’ panel.

“We are ecstatic to have commitment from senior executives across a broad range of education ecosystem players,” stated Chris Mcintyre-Brown, Associate Director at Futuresource Consulting. “We are proud to have built a conference program that blends suppliers, channel, end users, consultants, government bodies and associations together, delivering thought leadership and perspective from a variety of viewpoints.”

Valuable data-rich presentations and panel sessions will be delivered throughout the two days, all of which will be available as on demand content to everyone that registers. There will also be multiple ‘virtual networking’ opportunities to connect with attendees, ask key questions, and to browse the latest product offerings via virtual booths during the event.


Confirmed Agenda & Sessions - Day 1:


Keynote: Future of Education in a Post-Pandemic Environment

Intel Corporation - Cigdem Ertem, Global Director for Education and Public Sector Sales

Department of Education (DfE) Technology Support During COVID - What's Next?

Department of Education - Jim Gardner, ICT Adviser

COVID-19 - An Accelerant for Platform Integration and Maturity

Moderator - Futuresource - Mike Fisher 

Department of Education - Jim Gardner, ICT Adviser

Google - John Solomon, VP and GM - Chrome OS

Wonde - Jon Coleman, Co-Founder 

Teaching Spaces of the Future - How is Remote Learning Shaping Technology Choices?

Moderator - Futuresource - Jeremy Wills

Logitech - Nidhi Patel, Global Head of Commercial Education

HP - Charlie Radman, Global Business Development Manager - Education Solutions

Utelogy - Jonathan Mangnall, Managing Director

How to Effectively Manage Security and Safeguarding

Moderator - Futuresource - Claire Kerrison

GoGuardian - Teddy Hartman, Head of Privacy

How to Overcome the Equity and Homework Gap Issue

Moderator - Futuresource - Michael Boreham

CoSN - Keith Kruger, CEO at Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)

Kajeet - Michael Flood, SVP & GM - Education

Promethean - Ben Brown, Head of Market Development and Strategic Relationships


Confirmed Agenda & Sessions - Day 2:


Keynote (TBC)

Infrastructure in a Hybrid World

Moderator - Futuresource - Chris Pennell 

Dell - Adam Garry, Senior Director of Education Strategy

Motivation and Engagement of Students in a Hybrid World

Moderator - Futuresource - James Manning Smith

Classcraft - Shawn Young, CEO and Co-Founder

Flipgrid - Jornea Armant, Head of Educator Innovation

Learning Refracted - Carla Aerts, OBE

JA Worldwide - Gus Schmedlen, Governor

Exploring Innovation in Content Delivery

Moderator - Intrinsic Strategy - Frank Catalano

Bamboo learning - Ian Freed, CEO

Century TECH - Charles Wood, Head of International Education

Pear Deck - Mariana Aguilar, Director of Research

Driving Institutional Transformation: What Next for the Smart Campus?

Moderator - Channel Media Europe - Bob Snyder

Cisco - Brad Saffer, Global Education Lead

George Brown College - Rick Huijbregts, Vice-President - Strategy & Innovation

CommScope - Rich Nedwich, Global Director of Education

Signify - Derek Wright, Senior Director Alliances

Esports: Industry 4.0 and Smart Learning

Moderator - Futuresource - Chris Bull

British Esports Association - Tom Dore, Head of Education

Lenovo - Richard Henderson, Lenovo Director driving Global Education Strategy & Solutions

Beasley Esports - Norris Howard

Course Design - Andy Miah  

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Chris Mcintyre-Brown

About the author

Chris Mcintyre-Brown

Coming from a background in marketing consultancy, Chris joined Futuresource in 2004 and has worked across all areas of the Futuresource business in his time at the company.

Chris is recognised as a leading global authority in the B2B Technology sector, regularly presenting at major international conferences, video broadcasts and published in trade press. He now leads a large team of analysts spanning 4 core pillars of Pro AV, Video and Broadcast, Collaboration and Information Technology.

Chris works extensively with the world’s largest tech giants, trusted to delivering strategic insights and consulting services. He holds a BA in Business Management and an MA in Marketing Management.

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