The Edtech Podcast

The Edtech Podcast gets behind the personalities in global education innovation & edtech. Join 1500+ listeners each week, from 141 countries, to hear from educators across early years, schools, higher & further education, plus investors, startups, bluechips, Government and students. Also, regular insights from interviews, events, and LIVE podcasts.
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Feb 19, 2017
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What's in this episode?

  • How does higher education address the fourth digital revolution - is it adapting fast enough?
  • How can technology address some of the challenges around teacher student ratios? 
  • How can we use practical education to re-position different geographies as skills destinations, and reverse the dreaded brain drain? 

Interviews with: 

  • Pratik Dattani, Managing Director, EPG Economic and Strategy Consulting Group & Founder, EIC '17, UK 
  • Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, OECD/PISA, Austria 
  • Justin van Fleet, Chief of Staff to Rt. Honourable Gordon Brown, in the Office of the UN Special Envoy for Global Education/Director of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, USA
  • Mammo Muchie, Research Professor on Innovation and Development, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Michael Kerrison, Director of Educational Innovation and Development, University of London 
  • Dr. Jacob (Yaki) Dayan, Founder & CEO, Edtech Israel 
  • Raman Talwar, CEO & Founder Director, Simulanis, India 
  • Charles McIntyre, CEO, IBIS Capital, Co-Founder EdTechX 
  • Cederik Haverbeke, co-founder and CTO of Edorble 
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Announcing Media Partnership with SXSWedu® Conference & Festival

The Edtech Podcast will attend the seventh annual SXSWedu® Conference & Festival in Austin, March 6-9, 2017 to document the passionate and diverse community of education stakeholders brought together across its four days of programming. As part of our media partnership, listeners can access a $50 discount on tickets by going to and entering the code reg-edu-etp_c5173c53f9 at check-out! Shout out @podcastedtech if you're going and use the code :) 


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EdTechXEurope is the leading thought leader summit bringing together executive level investors, innovators and industry influencers from European and international education companies. Now in its fourth year, EdTechXEurope hosted 800+ global attendees and invited over 150 speakers to showcase EdTech innovations and perspectives from around the world. 


The EdTech Exchange is Europe's largest community of EdTech Founders and provides members with mentoring, support and a programme of events designed to share best practice through peer-to-peer learning. The Exchange brings together like-minded EdTech entrepreneurs, encouraging them to exchange ideas, swap war stories, and give and receive advice from their peers. It is solely for Founders of EdTech companies who have raised at least £100,000 of financing or revenue, with many members having raised significantly more. 


The Edtech Podcast supports the mission of WomenEd: #WomenEd is a grassroots movement which connects existing and aspiring leaders in education. Even though women dominate the workforce across all sectors of education there still remain gender inequalities, particularly at senior leadership level. The situation regarding BME leadership is even more dire considering the fact that the student population is becoming increasingly diverse. This situation is clearly unacceptable and rapid change is needed. #WomenEd will therefore campaign and use its collective power to make improvements, so that there is a more equitable balance in terms of gender and ethnicity at leadership level across all sectors of education. 

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With ever increasing expectations from students and staff alike at universities across the UK, the Accelerating Digital Transformation conference will bring together the best digital specialists in the UK to discuss how technology can enhance the student experience. The event will include a day of best practise and knowledge sharing from peers in HE who are experts on the topic, businesses that facilitate the digitalisation process and individuals who have successfully digitalised their own organisations. It will be a great chance to network, get involved and be ahead of the curve.  Website:

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