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Aug 16, 2017


#78 - on HRtech

An extra episode on the theme of Future of Work

Welcome everyone to this week's episode on The Edtech Podcast. This week we hear about HRTech, listening to, Founder and CEO, on growing up in Wales, working in recruitment, the impact of the economic recession, launching a YouTube channel and pivoting into an HRtech business. All of this, with the backdrop of portfolio careers and side-hustles as a theme in skills development and employment.

Don't forget to check out the reference links below, for more follow up videos and reading on this topic. 

What's in this episode?

  • Sophie Bailey introduction
  • Aimee Bateman, Founder and CEO,, interview recording from ASU GSV Summit
  • Sophie Bailey outro - what's next on The Edtech Podcast?

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Messages from The Edtech Podcast:

  • We are back with the ASU GSV Summit series on the 10th September, looking at Efficacy and Impact with the Jefferson Education Accelerator. 
  • Next week we have a Takeover from Unio looking at user-centred design and co-creating best of breed edtech with teachers for teachers, with 3 educators, an investor, and head of marketing all chipping in.
  • Edtech company? Make sure you fill in the Global Edtech Census here
  • Some interesting jobs out there, including here and here.
  • Applications to host a guest episode of The Edtech Podcast are now open. Find out more here 
  • Come to our next meet up drinks in August. Details here
  • We are working with the London Education Games Meet Up Group on their next event in September. Check it out here
  • The 24th Annual Conference of the Association for Learning Technology, taking place 5-7 September 2017, University of Liverpool, UK. More here
  • Have you checked out Innovate Edtech yet? It takes place in November and focuses on learner experience. More here
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  • Don't forget to subscribe to The Edtech Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher


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