21 Speakers Gear Up for Education Innovation Summit 2017

The Education Innovation Summit will take place at the Radisson Blu Gautrain on 31 May 2017.
Last years successful edition of the Education Innovation Summit.
Last years successful edition of the Education Innovation Summit.

As anticipation grows ahead of the second Education Innovation Summit, which is set to take place on 31 May 2017 at the Radisson Blu Gautrain hotel in Johannesburg, the final list of speakers has been announced.

The summit is expected to showcase the latest technology solutions that have the potential to change the face of education. 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.

After the first set of speakers was announced on the 2nd of May, this next list reveals more top class additions.

Speakers for Education Innovation Summit 2017:

  • Mandela Mthembu: Director of Operations at Accelerated Education Enterprise

  • Dr Marlene Kruger: Founder, MindUnique Education

  • Arthur Anderson: Founder, Got Game

  • Jamie Martin: Former Special Adviser to UK Secretary of State for Education

  • Jonathan Novotny: Co-Founder of Code4Change

  • Coral Van Schalkwyk: Principal at SPARK Schools

  • Oliver Dick: Blended Learning Lead SPARK Schools

  • Jacqui Maroun: Head of User Design & Strategy NATIVE VML

  • Elias Chipimo: Advisor to Mwabu

  • Kolawole Olajide: Founder and CEO at Clock

  • Ryan Falkenberg: CEO at Clevva

  • Kana Hertz: Founder & Managing Director at The Students Hub

  • Herzien Geldenhuys: Senior Instructional Designer at The Independent Institute of Education

  • Dana Nando: 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)

  • Nicholas Krul: Sales at XON

  • Joost Jetten: International Business Lead at Logitech

  • Karen Wapstra: Independent Educational Consultant

  • Riaan Graham: Director at Ruckus Wireless sub-Sahara Africa

  • Raoul Blingnaut: IT head at Citi Bank

Purpose of this Summit:
Technology has the potential to transform education by extending the learning space beyond the four walls of a classroom. Although brick-and-mortar schools will continue to play a leading role in education over the coming decades, technology offers a variety of learning opportunities beyond the physical limits of school. With the current accelerated growth in mobile devices, we are already witnessing the emergence of flexible, open learning environments that enable contextual, real-time, interactive and personalised learning. This summit will explore all the possibilities and opportunities which technology creates in the educational environment.

For more information on this conference visit: http://africaninnovatormagazine.com/education/