Ian Fordham is Director Education of Microsoft Education UK. He was the Co-founder of The Education Foundation andDirector of the Edtech Incubator, the UK and Europe’s first education technology accelerator programme that had its first cohort of successful edtech startups and teacher entrepreneurs between November 2013 and February 2014.
He was previously Deputy Director of the British Council for School Environments; Head of Policy for ContinYou, the national charity responsible for scaling up the Extended Schools agenda; and Training Manager for Education Extra, the national out of school hours learning charity and is a former state secondary school teacher.
Ian has led a number of collaborations with leading technology companies and organisations in the UK and USA including Cisco, Skype, Google, Sony Computer
Entertainment Europe, Facebook, Harvard University and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS). He is a member of the newly formed cross government Education Technology Action Group (ETAG) set up by the Department for Education and BIS, is a Tech London Advocate.
Kate Cheal is an Apple distinguished educator, an Apple education trainer and a Google certified teacher who is constantly searching for innovative ways to use online and mobile tools to facilitate ‘anytime, anywhere learning’ and to create a culture of collaborative, connected education.
She has worked as a secondary head of music for 14 years and also in higher education where she designed and implemented a 1:1 iPad-based curriculum which had the use of social media at its heart for the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design. She now specialises in training educators to use technology to transform learning both in the UK and abroad and also teaches in a school part time.
Cal Leeming For over a decade, Cal has been a security advisor and systems architect for some of the most disruptive and successful startups in Silicon Valley. As an ex-hacker, Cal was arrested at 12 years old under the Computer Misuse Act, a story which has been covered by Vice Magazine and BBC. Cal has been a guest speaker at numerous conferences across the world and worked in public sector as a security instructor. In his spare time, he works with schools to help inspire children with an interest in hacking.
Joe Mathewson -Founder of Firefly Solutions "Simon and Joe are studying for their GCSEs at St Paul's School in London. The internet is taking off but the complicated and clunky school intranet is not. Simon and Joe design and write a new system for teachers to update the intranet, with a focus on ease of use."
Andrew Milburn heads up the Planet eStream division of Planet Enterprises Ltd. Andrew has been involved with video creation and distribution systems for over 20 years with a focus on educational delivery systems.
Peter Mapstone has been the Head of IT and Computing at King Edward VI School in Southampton for six
years. He innovated the curriculum to a similar model taught now; One with a strong Computing element whilst maintaining ICT and Digital literacy skills. He has taught A-Level
Computing/Computer Science for 6 years and the GCSE for 5 years. He has previously taught the International Baccalaureate in Computer Science and ITGS as well as the IGCSE. He has teaching
experience in state schools and overseas.
Fiona Price has been Head of ICT at Stroud School, King Edward VI Preparatory School, for the last 6 years. She has implemented massive changes in the curriculum including the introduction of iPads from nursery through to year 8. She is in charge of developing the ICT skills in school for both staff and students alike. Always looking for exciting and innovative ways to enhance all areas of the curriculum. She is chair of the IAPS ICT group.
Digital Learning Coordinator, St Catherine’s School
Laura is a Cambridge and London University graduate with Masters Degrees in English Literature and Pastoral Theology. Head of Digital Learning at St. Catherine’s School in Surrey, she is a Religious Studies and Philosophy specialist, and is also Head of PHSE. In her role at St. Catherine’s she is focussed on the effective application of technology in the classroom, school wide strategy for Digital Learning, and staff training and development. She is passionate about teaching and learning, and the opportunities technology gives us to make the world better