Attendees give Education Innovation Summit 2017 the thumbs up

June 2, 2017 • Education, Events, Southern Africa, Top Stories

A packed Raddison Blu Gautrain Hotel Conference hall for the Education Innovation Summit 2017. (Image: Dean Workman)

A packed Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel conference hall for the Education Innovation Summit 2017. (Image: Dean Workman)

This years edition of the Education Innovation Summit took place on the 31st of May at the Radisson Blu Gautrain hotel. The one day conference brought together leading education experts, policy makers, service providers and EduTech entrepreneurs to discuss the latest innovations in Education.

Under the theme “Transforming Education With Technology”, speakers at the conference used their experience and knowledge in the field to provide critical insight which was focused on helping instructors and administrators improve efficiency, learner assessment and data management and collection.

The event provided a great opportunity for attendees to network and share ideas with like minded individuals within the same industry as they all looked to put their heads together in order to improve education through the latest technological innovations.

Speakers at the Education Innovation Summit 2017 included:

  • Oliver Dick, Blended Learning Lead SPARK Schools
  • Jacqui Maroun, Head of User Design & Strategy NATIVE VML
  • Elias Chipimo, Advisor to Mwabu
  • Danai Nhando, Co-Founder I Head Of Strategy at Ampli5yd
  • Angela James, Founder and CEO of Align-Ed and SA Learns
  • Bilal Kathrada, Founder & CEO at Compukids (Educor)

Testimonials on the Education Innovation Summit:

Nicholas Krul, XON: It was definitely an eye opener to see more of the spectrum, which is something we are not used to dealing with. We definitely have some work to do.

Karen Wapstra, Independent Educational Consultant: Today’s event was really interesting with the wide range of presentations and inputs from different technologies but also bringing in the aspect of how we shouldn’t forget about people. It was really useful and interesting to listen to the different points of view and ideas that were expressed.

Louis Bester, Saltracker: I really liked the different approaches that are coming through. I also liked the fact that people are learner focused for education in Africa and I think that there is potential through some of the connections made here today. It is a great initiative to have this here in Johannesburg.

By Dean Workman

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