Keynote Speakers

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Clive Myrie

Clive is a Bafta nominated journalist, who has been at the forefront of current affairs, broadcasting and documentary making since the 90's for the BBC. He’s reported from more than 80 countries on some of the most important news events over the last 20 years including the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

He is passionate about education and the way his family, who were part of the Windrush generation, came to the UK to give their family a good education and better opportunities.

Keynote session sponsored by AWS.

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Bruce Dahlgren

Bruce Dahlgren is a seasoned technology executive with more than 30 years of leadership experience. As chief executive officer at Anthology, Bruce leads our diverse team of higher education and technology experts to empower our clients with innovative solutions and services. He strongly believes in the importance of a company’s purpose and how organizations can serve the greater good.

Before joining Anthology, Bruce was most recently CEO of MetricStream, the global leader in enterprise cloud platform and applications for integrated governance, risk, and compliance. In addition, he held senior executive positions with Kony, the leading cloud-based enterprise application and mobility solutions provider, and he spent more than 10 years at HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise–including serving as HPE’s senior vice president and managing director of the Asia Pacific and Japan region.

Bruce currently sits on the board of trustees for Stetson University, an independent liberal arts university founded in 1883. He received an MBA and bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stetson University and attended the Wharton Executive Education Program.

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Dr. Yuriy Bots

Dr. Yuriy Bots is a John W. Boatwright Professor of Economics at William Jewell College. Dr. Bots earned his B.A. and M.S. degrees in economics in Ukraine, where he also gained his first practical experience working as an economist at a manufacturing plant. Furthering his academic journey, he received a Ph.D. in economics with a specialization in international trade at Purdue University.

Dr. Bots is a dedicated and passionate educator, recognized through numerous awards for his contributions to teaching and learning. His recent research has focused on stock market reactions to mergers and acquisitions, as well as the founder's syndrome. Beyond academia, he has lent his expertise as a consultant to companies within the educational and agricultural sectors.

Presently, Dr. Bots serves as the Founding Dean at School of Management at American University Kyiv providing academic leadership and cultivating a culture of excellence at this newly established university. His efforts are aimed at achieving a singular goal: to create a thriving educational enterprise marked by innovation, student engagement and real-world impact.

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Professor Arunangsu Chatterjee

Professor Arunangsu Chatterjee currently holds the position of Dean of Digital Transformation at the University of Leeds. In this pivotal role, he spearheads the execution of the university's comprehensive digital transformation strategy, concentrating predominantly on initiating and leading transformative programmes and projects across digital education, research, and operational domains. His responsibilities extend to fostering an environment of innovation and change, ensuring the seamless integration of digital technologies to enhance learning experiences, optimise research infrastructures, and streamline operational processes. His research is deeply rooted in the exploration of health and education ecosystems, focusing on the intersection of rapidly evolving digital technologies and organisational capability and capacity building. He delves into the intricate dynamics of technology utilisation, examining how organisations share and consume technological practices, with the goal of enhancing end user experience alongside organisational efficacy and adaptability

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Professor Mark Simpson

Professor Simpson is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching) at Teesside University. He graduated from Teesside University with a degree in Politics and a PhD in Criminology. He has written and researched in the fields of Youth Crime, Criminal Justice and Drug Use. Professor Simpson was previously Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Business & Law at Teesside University, and for a period of 9 years was a Director of the British Society of Criminology. Professor Simpson has a national reputation for teaching & learning and is known for his work in educational digital transformation. He is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts (FRSA).

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Leen Van Rentergem

As a mathematician I started my career in computational science. After wandering in many IT domains, more than 20 years ago , I ended up in the field of “ IT for education”.

In 2001, I started with the implementation of Blackboard at KU Leuven. In 2004 our Blackboard implementation, called Toledo, was used by the 120,000 students of the KU Leuven association.

The last years I was responsible for all IT services at KU Leuven, and beginning of next year I will take the role of CIO of KU Leuven.

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Dr. Greg Winslett

Greg works as the Deputy Director, Digital Learning for the University of Queensland’s Institute of Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITaLI). In this role, he focuses on digital teaching and learning practices and services, teaching technology strategy and operations.

Over the last twenty-five years, he has worked across a number of Australian universities, most often at the intersection of technology and education. He has lived and worked in Brisbane, Armidale, Osaka and Barcelona and has maintained a keen interest in how digital teaching technologies could support learner goals and teacher requirements. He has taught, researched and presented on a variety of topics, including ed-tech, Indigenous perspectives on education and higher education innovation policy. Greg remains a long-standing fan of teaching in higher education, learning design and educational technology.