Written on May 4, 2011 at 6:20 pm, by Carlos
CSIRO, futurist and Author “The Sixth Wave”
Eco-natives: Shaping education in the Sixth Wave of Innovation (November 17, 11.30am)
James Bradfield Moody is Executive Director, Development at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), one of the world’s largest and most diverse global research organizations. Moody is on the Advisory Council of the Australian Bureau of Statistics and a Board Member of the Brisbane Institute. He is an Australian National Commissioner for UNESCO, was previously co-chair of the UN Environment Programme Youth Advisory Council and Executive Secretary of the taskforce on Science and Technology for the UN Millennium Development Goals.
He has been named Young Australian of the Year in Science and Technology and one of the Australian Financial Review’s Young Executives of the Year. Moody received his PhD in Innovation Theory from the Australian National University, National Graduate School of Management and was Chief Systems Engineer for the Australian Satellite FedSat, the first Australian satellite to be launched in 30 years. He is the co-author of The Sixth Wave: how to succeed in a resource-limited world and is a regular panellist on the ABC TV television program The New Inventors.
Written on May 4, 2011 at 4:29 pm, by Carlos
Managing Director, Microsoft Australia; Outstanding leader in global technology
‘Technology in learning environments – will it deliver on its promise?’ (November 17, 11.30am)
As managing director, Pip Marlow is responsible for Microsoft’s overall business in Australia. Pip is deeply committed to ensuring Microsoft meets the needs of its customers, whether they are consumers, small-and-medium businesses, large enterprises or government agencies. Pip is also passionate about the 14,000 local partners and independent software vendors that sell or build on the Microsoft platform in Australia.
Prior to her current role, Pip held the joint role of Enterprise and Partner Group Director and Public Sector Director and before this she was Small and Medium Business Solutions and Partner Director in Australia. Pip also held multiple roles at Microsoft’s corporate headquarters in Seattle, where she worked for eight years, including General Manager for US Channel Sales.
Pip began her career with Microsoft in the Australian Partner team in 1996 with responsibility for Anti-Piracy efforts, System Builder Channel and Distribution strategy.
Prior to Microsoft, Pip was part of the founding team of Agate Technology, a company that grew to be one of Australia’s largest storage distributors. At Samsung Information Systems she was responsible for building the company’s Semi-Conductor Distribution business.
Pip enjoys working in a vibrant team environment and her proudest achievements are those that have come from collaborating with others.
Pip was born, raised and educated in Palmerston North, New Zealand. She currently lives in Sydney with her Scottish husband and two daughters, Sophie & Lucy.
Written on May 3, 2011 at 5:53 pm, by Carlos
UK, One of the most influential academics in the field of technology and education globally
‘Is this the death of education and the dawn of learning?’ (November 16, 10.00am – 12.30pm)
Making learning surprising (November 17, 11.30pm)
Stephen Heppell is an English educator who specialises in the use of ICT in education. He is a Professor at Bournemouth University, Chair in New Media Environments, Emeritus Professor Anglia Ruskin University, Visiting Professor University of Wales, Newport. Heppell is best known for his work at Ultralab, part of Anglia Polytechnic University. There, he worked on education projects such as “Learning in the New Millennium”, “Schools OnLine”, development of “Think.com” and “Talking Heads”.
In 2003, Heppell left UltraLab and is now CEO of the education consultancy firm, Heppell.net, a global and flourishing policy and learning consultancy which now has an enviable portfolio of international projects all round the world. Stephen is retained by a number of organisations to help with future policy and direction, including the BBC, as an Associate of KPMG, and is retained by the UK government in Horizon Scanning work to advise of future directions for educational policy. Stephen is executive chairman of LP+ who are currently developing a Chinese language learning community for 20 million Chinese school students, in partnership with China’s Sun New Media corporation.
Stephen chairs the charity Inclusion Trust http://www.inclusiontrust.org/ with its flagship project for children excluded from school by behaviour or circumstances Notschool.net. Stephen was a founder board member for Teachers.TV – a UK public service TV and broadband channel for professional development of teachers.
“Europe’s leading online education expert” Microsoft 2006
“the most influential academic of recent years in the field of technology and education” (Department for Education and Skills – UK)
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