Speakers

We're delighted to welcome a range of experts and innovators to lead the content at Ahead by Bett. Look out for newly announced speakers below.

Aaron Saxton (Sax)

Director of Disruptive Learning University Academy 92

Adam Varley

Data Scientist University of Stirling

Adrian Ellison

Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chief Information Officer University of West London

Alan Crawford

Specialist for Education Microsoft

Alberta Fumagalli Romario

Business Development Manager Perlego

Alex Denley

Director of Innovation and Transformation London South Bank University

Alexa Joyce

Director of Transformation and Skills Microsoft

Amrita Narang

Quality Enhancement and Standards Specialist QAA

Andrew Taylor

Digital Change Consultant Kinly

Andy Armstead

Enterprise Account Executive Alteryx

Andy McGregor

Director of EdTech and Co-design Jisc

Andy Rossington

Head of Education Workday UK Ltd.

Dr Ann Thanaraj

Assistant Academic Registrar Digital Transformation Teesside University

Ashish Fernando

CEO iSchoolConnect

Dr Aulay Mackenzie

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Partnerships Wrexham Glyndwr University

Basil Ayass

Higher Education Sales Manager Google Cloud (EMEA)

Prof Benedict du Boulay

Emeritus Professor and Chief Research Advisor Educate Ventures

Bethan Ellis

Head of Business Intelligence University of York

Brian Gibson

Higher Education and Research Director, EMEA Microsoft

Dr Carolin Bauer

Senior Lecturer, Cloud Technology and Network Computing Pathway Lead Staffordshire University

Cephas Grant

Masters Student Nottingham University Business School

Prof Charles Egbu

Vice-Chancellor Leeds Trinity University

Christy Flis

Head of Global Education Zoom

Craig Taylor

Director of Cloud Solutions Phoenix Software

Conor Murphy

Senior Solutions Consultant SAP Concur

Daniel Bacelic

Education Partner Lead for EMEA Amazon Web Services (AWS)

David Lowe-Robertson

Chief Information Security Officer HEFESTIS

Daniel Flood

Lecturer in Cloud Computing Coventry University

Dr David Pilsbury

Chief Development Officer Oxford International

David White

Head of Digital Education University of the Arts London

Debbie Dean

Director of Education Sector Phoenix Software

Deborah Green

Chief Executive Officer UCISA

Prof Diana Laurillard

Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies, UCL Knowledge Lab UCL Institute of Education

Prof Don Passey

Professor of Technology Enhanced Learning Lancaster University

Drew Linforth

Assistant Director Student Services (Wellbeing & Partnerships), Student Wellbeing Services University of Birmingham

Dr Eileen Kennedy

Principal Research Fellow UCL Knowledge Lab

Eduardo Ramos

Head of Transnational Education Universities UK International

Elizabeth Newall

Associate Director for Teaching and Learning University of Nottingham

Elizabeth Shepherd

Managing Director, Consultancy Times Higher Education

Gaurav Malik

Associate Professor in Computer Science University of East London

Gem James

Head of Education UK&I Extreme Networks

Dr Gokop Goteng

Senior Lecturer Queen Mary University of London

Guy Van Neck

CEO and Founder MobieTrain

Heidi Fraser-Krauss

Chief Executive Officer Jisc

Prof Helen O’Sullivan

Deputy Vice Chancellor and Provost University of Chester

Dr Helen Papagiannis

Augmented Reality Pioneer, Author, and Designer Augmented Stories Inc.

Ian Tilsed

Education Strategic Consultant AvePoint UK, Ltd

Ian Woolner

Specialist for Education Microsoft

Isobelle Panton

Head of Recruitment and Admissions University Academy 92

James Blair

Director Development and Operations and Deputy Director of Information Services University of Stirling

James Crooks

Director of LIS University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

James Krouse

Global Director – Solution Marketing – Defense/Security/Education/Healthcare SAP SE

Jan Krogh Larsen

Chief Product Officer Area9 Lyceum

Javiera Atenas

Senior Lecturer in Learning and Teaching Enhancement University of Suffolk

Dr Jonathan San Diego

Senior Lecturer in Educational Technology King’s College London

Dr Julie Greenwood

Vice Dean for Educational Initiatives Arizona State University

Dr Justin Champion

Senior Lecturer in Cloud Technology and Network Communications Staffordshire University

Kate Ferguson-Best

Head of IT Commercial Management Kingston University

Dr Kevin Merry

Teacher Fellow and Head of Academic Professional Development De Montfort University

Prof Kim Piper

Dean for Education and Head of the Centre for Dental Education King’s College London

Laurie Forcier

Chief of Staff and Director of Partnerships Educate Ventures

Lewis McKinnon

Head of Partner Development, UK and Europe Studiosity

Prof Liz Bacon

Deputy Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Abertay University

Liz Bailey

Education Strategy Architect (EMEA) Microsoft

Lucy Antysz

Account Manager - Education Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Luke Pennington

Business Development Manager Perlego

Dr Maren Deepwell

Chief Executive Association for Learning Technology

María Luisa Pérez Cañado

Full Professor, Rector’s Delegate for European Universities and Language Policy University of Jaén

Matthew Castle

Head of Application Platforms in Central IT Services University of Oxford

Matthew Syed

Writer, Journalist and Broadcaster

Matt Wingfield

Chief Executive The eAssessment Association

Dr Meike Vogel

Head of Centre for Teaching and Learning Bielefeld University

Mel Gomes

Head of IT Commercial Management and Contracts Royal Holloway, University of London

Melanie Nethercott

AWS Education to Workforce, EMEA Lead Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Mike Winter OBE

Director of International Affairs University of London

Nathan Mentzer

Associate Professor Purdue University

Nick Gilbert

Chief Information and Digital Officer University of Surrey

Nicola Lovell

Senior Regional Sales Representative - Education Lead SAP Concur

Nicola Nestor

Deputy Director of Finance University of Portsmouth

Neil Iles

I&T Infrastructure Project Manager SOAS University of London

Nina Kunkel

Head of Public Sector Partners DACH Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Omer Hafeez

Business Intelligence and Data Architect University of Derby

Dr Pathik Pathak

Director, University of Southampton Social Impact Lab University of Southampton

Patrick Hayes

Chief Development Officer Times Higher Education

Paul Durston

Digital Learning Manager Teesside University

Paul Vare

EdD Course Leader University of Gloucestershire

Paula Shaw

Associate Professor Online Teaching and Learning University of Derby

Prof Perry Hobson

Director Breda University

Pete Quinn

Founder Pete Quinn Consulting

Dr Peter Bonfield

Vice-Chancellor and President University of Westminster

Phil Le-Brun

Enterprise Strategist and Evangelist Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Pjotr van Baarle

Global Education Lead Kinly

Dr Rachel Bence

Chief Information Officer Queen Mary University of London

Renáta Tomášková

Teacher & Vice-Rector for International Relations University of Ostrava

Rob Jonkers

SiS Solution Expert - EMEA SAP SE

Dr Robert Moore

IT Procurement Manager Leeds Beckett University

Sarah Knight

Head of Learning and Teaching Transformation Jisc

Prof Sir Steve Smith

UK Government International Education Champion UK Department for International Trade & Department for Education

Simon Birkett

Digital Campus Manager Staffordshire University

Tom Duff

Associate Director LTA City of Glasgow College

Steve Dover

UK & Europe Higher Education Sector Advisor Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Sue Attewell

Head of EdTech Jisc

Suki Fuller

Analytical Storyteller Miribure

Tom Fikes

Director of Research, EdPlus Action Lab Arizona State University

Tom Moule

Product Lead, The National Centre for AI in Tertiary Education Jisc

Prof Wendy Alexander

Vice-Principal (International) University of Dundee

Yatindra Ranpura

Solutions Architect AvePoint Inc.

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