Second Education Innovation Summit to be held on May 31 in South Africa

The second edition of the Education Innovation Summit, expected to showcase cutting-edge technology solutions that have the potential to change the face of education, is set for Johannesburg, South Africa on May 31, 2017. The event will be held at the Radisson Blu Gautrain hotel in Johannesburg.

The event will also focus on helping instructors and administrators improve efficiency withing their various institutions.

Under the theme “Transforming Education With Technology” the event will be interactive with roundtable discussions and case studies from leading education experts, policy makers, service providers and EduTech entrepreneurs, all sharing their experiences on what works and what does not.

Among the confirmed speakers are:

  • Jamie Martin, a former special adviser to UK Secretary of State for Education and an Education specialist at Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
  • Coralee Van Schalkwyk, Principal at SPARK Schools
  • Oliver Dick, Blended Learning Lead, SPARK Schools
  • Jacqui Maroun, Head of User Design & Strategy, NATIVE VML
  • Elias Chipimo, Commercial Director, Mwabu
  • Prof Ronny Webber Youngman, Professor and HoD Department of Mining Engineering at University of Pretoria
  • Kolwaole Olajide, Founder and CEO at CLOCK
  • Ryan Falkenberg, CEO at CLEVVA
  • Kabeya Hertzy, Founder & Managing Director at The Students Hub
  • Hermien Geldenhuys, Senior Instructional Designer at The Independent Institute of Education
  • Danai Nhando, Co-Founder and Head Of Strategy at Ampli5yd
  • Angela James, Founder and CEO of Align-Ed and SA Learns
  • Bilal Kathrada, Founder & CEO at Compukids (Educor)

Key topics at the conference will include:

  • Investing in ICT for Education
  • Connecting with the next generation of students through mobile and social media
  • Transforming to a digital institution
  • How can technology drive down the cost of tertiary education in Africa
  • Using data to improve decision making in education
  • How moving to the cloud can help schools
  • Unlocking sustainable finance for education from non-traditional sources
  • Best practice: incorporating innovative tools in teaching and learning
  • Online Education: IT Security and hacking as an emerging challenge


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