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Finito Event: Speaker Ian Fordham in Conjunction with Quintessentally Education
“Delivering solutions that matter to Britain’s education system in Schools, Colleges and Universities”
Speaker Ian Fordham, Director of Education of Microsoft UK
6.30pm – 8.30pm on Wednesday 8th November
In conjunction with Quintessentially Education
Chandos House, 2 Queen Anne Street, London, W1G 9LQ
RSVP to Michele Zadek Ewing firstname.lastname@example.org
About Ian Fordham
Ian Fordham is Director of Education of Microsoft UK and leads work with Schools, Colleges, Universities and other learning institutions. At Microsoft, he is spearheading the way new technologies are used to support learning, working with educational establishments, business leaders, policy makers and other partners, to empower every student to achieve more. He is recognised as one of the UK’s leading education entrepreneurs and an expert in education and learning technology. He has 20 years experience in the education, technology and policy world including, writing a number of landmark reports on the future of technology in schools and colleges, an adviser to startups, technology companies and national government bodies and was a member of the cross Whitehall Education Technology Action Group (ETAG), is a Tech London Advocate and a former teacher.
He has led major projects and collaborations in Europe & the USA with Facebook, IBM, Samsung, Google, Skype and Harvard University, as well as setting up and running
the first Education Reform Summits in Britain, with the Department for Education and Mayor of London. 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.
As the Co-founder of The Education Foundation and CEO of Edtech UK, he has helped to accelerate the growth of the UK’s education and learning technology sector in Britain and globally.