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Confirmed 50+ Leading Speakers at EdTech Europe 2014

Posted by Admin on May 30, 2014

One of the big focus areas for this year's conference has been on the speaker roster and richness of the event programme. We're excited to announce a select list of the 50+ speakers and panelists that we have secured for EdTech Europe 2014. The speakers represent investors, entrepreneurs, innovators, policy makers, and corporates from around the world.


  • John Ambrose (Senior VP, Strategy and Corporate Development, SkillSoft) 
  • Michaël Bijaoui (Managing Director, East Wind Advisors)
  • Mads Tvillinggaard Bonde (CEO & Founder, Labster)
  • Don Burton (Managing Director, Techstars Education Technology Sector)
  • Michael Cole (VP, Fit Brains, Rosetta Stone)
  • Dr. Ulrik Juul Christensen (Senior Fellow, Digital Learning, McGraw-Hill Education)
  • Ed Cooke (CEO & Co-Founder, Memrise)
  • Ian Fordham (Co-Founder, The Education Foundation)
  • Charles Gould (CEO, Brightwave)
  • Charlie Harrington (Director, BD & Co-Head of London Office, Knewton)
  • Colin Hughes (Managing Director, Collins Learning, Harper Collins Publishers)
  • Jeremy Johnson (Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, 2U)
  • Nick Kind (Head of Business Insights, Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck)
  • Hannes Klöpper (Managing Director & Co-Founder, iversity)
  • Amar Kumar (Vice President, Office of the Chief Education Advisor, Pearson)
  • Dr. Barbara Kurshan (Executive Director of Academic Innovation and Senior Fellow in Education, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania) 
  • Arndt Kwiatkowski (bettermarks)
  • Jason Lange (CEO & Co-Founder, BloomBoard)
  • Juan Lopez-Valcarcel (SVP Data, Experience & Efficacy, Pearson)
  • John Martin (CEO, Sanoma Learning)
  • Chris Merrick (VP, International Marketing, Blackboard)
  • Anne McElvoy (Public Policy Editor, The Economist)
  • Dr. Dror Ben Naim (CEO, Smart Sparrow)
  • Jamie O'Connell (Product Director, Hobsons)
  • Deborah Quazzo (Founder & Partner, GSV Advisors)
  • Tom Richmond (Senior Policy Adviser, Department for Education) 
  • Louise Rogers (CEO, TES Global)
  • David Rosenberg (International BD Manager, foursquare)
  • Jay Rosenstock (EVP, Corporate Development and President, Discovery Education International)
  • Scott Sage (Partner, DFJ Esprit)
  • Aaron Skonnard (CEO & President, Pluralsight)
  • Lars Kirkeskov Sørup (EVP, LearnSmart, Area9)
  • Michael Staton (Partner, Learn Capital)
  • Alan Todd (CEO, Founder & President, CorpU)
  • Mark Turley (Head of Education Investments, Pamoja Capital)
  • Kirsten Winkler (Founder & Editor, EDUKWEST)
  • Markus Witte (CEO, Babbel)

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