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Mar 26, 2017

On the state of UK & international Edtech in 2017

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What's in this episode?

  • Introduction 0-2.30

  • 1:1 interviews with Caroline Wright, Director General, BESA
    Patrick Hayes, Director, BESA 2.30 - 14.30

  • Mark Chambers, CEO, NAACE 14.30-22.00 

  • Drew Buddie, ICT co-ordinator, Royal Masonic School 22.00-27:00

  • The Dutch School with Lieke Conijn, Senior Commercial Attaché at Embassy of the Netherlands in London and Linda Frietman, Founder and CEO of IamProgrez 27:00 - 37:00
  • Nick Madhavji, CEO & Founder, Joskos Group 37:00 - 52:00

  • Fergal Kilroy, Head of Content, Bett 52:00 - 56:30

  • Outro 56:30 - with music by Action Jackson 

Sample quotations:

  • The support services for schools that businesses here provide are really predicated by good broadband
  • Bett takes place with the backdrop of significant cuts in funding - 7% cuts in ICT budgets indicated by schools
  • 3/4s of our members say they want to do more to export as a result of the Brexit vote
  • What we are trying to do is advocate a voice for the appropriate use of educational technology for young people
  • We want to show off what we can do, as the dutch. 

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