Event Overview

Learning is now digital. Traditional education systems and processes have been reinvented. Digitization has proliferated the education industry with smart classrooms, and e-learning methods. Apart from the adoption of cloud based solutions, the integration of technology such as AR, VR and robotics has played a crucial role in developing an interactive and inclusive learning environment. Industry reports indicate the burgeoning global edtech industry is set to reach US$40 billion by 2022, while the e-learning market in the Middle East region is expected to exceed $1.5 billion (Dh5.5bn) by the year 2023.

At EdTechCon Middle East, educators and decision makers from the region and technology implementers will come together to delve into the nuances of the edtech industry - the future, key drivers, challenges to overcome and the barriers for growth. Through two days of live presentations, and interactive discussions, this virtual conference, set to be held on 8 and 9 February 2021 will witness industry leaders collaborate to discuss some of the most pertinent questions affecting this industry.

Event Agenda

This is a platform like no other for the edtech players, educators and integrators within the Middle East region to come together and share insights. Be a part of the event to learn about the latest technologies transforming the edtech industry. Some of the key topics that will be discussed at the conference are -

  • Trends shaping the Edtech industry
  • Role of blockchain in transforming the Edtech sector
  • Education 4.0 - building a tech focused generation through digital classrooms
  • Tapping into the power of gamification in education
  • Using cloud based solutions to meet students’ needs
  • Investment in E-learning industry and developing the classroom of the future

Speakers

DR ZAHRA AL RAWAHI

Director of Innovation Capacity Building
The Ministry of Higher Education Research and Innovation, Oman

Adam Malouf

Director - Investment, Knowledge Fund, Government of Dubai

Dr. Fatma Al Maadheed

Education Specialist, Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Qatar

PROF. YUSRA MOUZUGHI

Vice Chancellor
Muscat University

Stefan Wisbauer

Co-CEO, Lecturio

DR. JASON FITZSIMMONS

Academic President
Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Dr Neelam Parmar

Director of EdTech, Digital Learning and Innovation, Ashford School, UK

Rohan Roberts

Director of Innovation and Future Learning, GEMS Education

Stephen Cox

Chief Education Officer, New Nordic School, Finland

Dr. Mohanad Alfiras

President, Gulf University, Bahrain

FIONA COTTAM - BA (HONS), HDIP, MA, NPQH,

Principal and Chief Academic Officer
Hartland International School

ZEESHAN NABI

Director of IT, Chief Innovation & Digital Officer GEMS International School - Al Khail

Naima Charlier

Director of Teaching and Learning, Nord Anglia International School, Hong Kong

DR TENIA KYRIAZI

Deputy Director of Academic Operations Middlesex University Dubai

PROFESSOR MELODENA STEPHENS

Professor of Innovation Management Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government

Dr. Chen Welni

Dr. Chen Wenli

Associate Professor, Learning Sciences and Assessment (LSA) Academic Group, National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

Dr. Yousef Al-Assaf

President, Rochester Institute of Technology - Dubai

Raj Kapoor

Director of Student Recruitment, American University in Dubai

Philippa Wraithmell

Head of Digital Learning, Cranleigh Abu Dhabi

Peadar Charles Callaghan

Lecturer, Tallinn University, Estonia

Fiona McKenzie

Head of Education, Carfax Education

Kevin Fullbrook

Deputy Director, Al-Bayan Bilingual School, Kuwait

Kai Vacher

Principal, British School Muscat, Oman

Siobhan Dickerson

Director of Specialism, Careers and Higher Education Advisor, GEMS FirstPoint School - The Villa

Linda Parsons

Educational Technology Lead, Deira International School

Dina Khalaf

Dina Khalaf

Development & Recognition Manager, International Baccalaureate

Dr. Brian Gray

Principal, Springdales School Dubai

Sahar Al Marzouki

Owner and Director, Al Faris International School, KSA

Amged Abdurabu

Educational Technology Expert, Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Qatar

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