Microsoft Transformation Leaders’ Summit;

Leading Next Practice Schools and Systems 

Time: 10:30AM – 01:00 PM

Date: Thursday, Jan 23rd, 2020

“The emerging contours of the new world of work in the Fourth Industrial Revolution are rapidly becoming a lived reality for millions of workers and companies around the world. The inherent opportunities for economic prosperity, societal progress and individual flourishing in this new world are enormous yet depend crucially on reform in education and training.”

(Klaus Schwab, World Economic Forum)

Today’s students need real-world skills to thrive. Transforming education systems is essential to help them build the skills, knowledge and mindset they require. System-wide transformation, taking advantage of emerging technology like Artificial Intelligence, predictive analytics, and mixed reality, must be supported by capacity building to succeed. Whether it’s driving school/system level insight through data or creating authentic learning experiences in game-like environments, we’ll be sharing inspiring stories, strategies and approaches that are making an impact across the world.

Microsoft Education Vice President, Anthony Salcito, will provide an opening, and feature on our expert panel, accompanied by education leaders to discuss the impact of AI on Learning, teaching and the education system.  We will then discuss how the staff of 2030 can best be prepared to enable the class of 2030 to thrive across the coming decades in a discussion convened by Barbara Holzapfel, GM Microsoft Education Marketing, with education experts.

Preparing an entire education institution for the uncertain future is an exciting and critically important opportunity and we want you to take part in this conversation. If you are interested in attending this event, we invite you to send us an enquiry with your job title, affiliated company and reason of interest for attending and we will pass on an invitation should you qualify to attend.

Note: You must be registered to attend this event.





10.30 - 10.40


Opening Comments

Christina Thoresen, Director, Global Audience Engagement Team, Education Industry, Microsoft

10.40 - 11.10

The Skills Agenda: education and labour market demands, how do we get it right?


Anthony Salcito, VP, Education Industry, Microsoft 

Stuart Clyde, Head Teacher, Bertha Park High School

11.20 - 11.55

Panel: Trends in Transformation – Staff of 2030 and Future Ready Teaching


Moderated by Barbara Holzapfel, GM, Education Marketing, Microsoft

Anna Pons, Analyst Policy and Advice,OECD

Jonathon Bishop: Head Teacher Training Academy, BCPS

Tracy Atkinson, Strathclyde University

12.05 - 12.40

System wide Transformation: How to scale?


Christopher Owen, Head of Digital Learning at Llywodraeth Cymru / Welsh Government  

Clarke Hagan: Director of Information Systems- Louis Riel School District, Canada

12.50 - 1.00


Dina Ghobashy, Microsoft

Mark Sparvell, Microsoft



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