With an endless amount of educational resources, learning tools, and technology available, the concept of education is expanding. Unfortunately, the means to access new resources and tools are not evenly distributed, thus widening the knowledge gap and what has become known as the digital divide.
In order to maintain the skills needed for our high-tech future, we must adjust our learning processes and remain adaptable as our society evolves.
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Our Edtech Webinar Speakers
Laura loves building solutions that improve the education space. She has overseen the development of a
range of EdTech products, both as a founding team member at Digedu and as the head of product at Modern Teacher. Most recently, she has joined the team at D2L, a top learning management system serving millions of users globally. Laura is an active member of communities for women in technology, a regular conference speaker, and a passionate believer in technology’s ability to improve lives in the education space and beyond.
Health And Human Services
Having received advanced degrees in secondary education, Joe began a ten-year career as a high school teacher providing instruction in economics, Spanish, Bible, and computers. While in his teaching career, he furthered his graduate education, earning a doctorate in education with a double-minor in computers and theology. His career focus changed to IT in the early 1990’s when he started as a Computer Consultant at NC State University. Three promotions later, Dr. Perez ended his successful 25-year career at NC State as Business Intelligence Specialist when he took another promotion to become Senior Business Analyst at the NC Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) in the fall of 2017 and has since been promoted to Senior Systems Analyst and Team Lead. In addition to his full-time analytics/BI leadership role at DHHS, Joe was named Chief Technology Officer at a North Carolina corporation in October 2020. With more than 11,000 followers on LinkedIn and several professional certifications, Perez has stayed active in the IT, HHS, and higher education communities as a much sought-after resource, highly-recommended international keynote speaker, data analytics & visualization expert, and specialist in efficiency and process improvement. In 2020 alone, Perez spoke at more than two dozen conferences hosted by nine different countries on five continents. The high demand for his expertise has not diminished, as he has more than 30 speaking engagements for 2021.
Through the years, Dr. Perez has never lost his love for teaching, having been a guest speaker for many organizations and internationally-recognized podcasts. When he takes a break from work and speaking, he enjoys spending time with his wife of more than 30 years and their children, whom he says are the "best things that ever happened to me." He also sings, plays the piano, composes songs, and has performed PSA's and voice-overs for schools and other organizations. He also serves as music director to his church’s Hispanic ministry, teaches one of their Bible study classes, and interprets sermons to Spanish or English, depending upon the audience. If there's any spare time left, he enjoys publishing a monthly military newsletter (as Editor-in-Chief of The Patriot News), working out in the gym, and catching up on Star Trek reruns. "It’s a busy life indeed, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. I’m a firm believer that if I’m not innovating, then I’m stagnating," says Joe.
Zoë Camper LLC
Zoë Camper FRSA BA Hons, PGCE. Zoe is deeply interested in the use, and impact of technology on society. After gaining her degree in 3D Design at Surrey Institute of Art & Design, University College, Zoë started her career in automotive engineering. She studied for a PGCE in Design Technology at Goldsmiths’ UAL, and having spent two years teaching moved on to work at Cyberia, the UK’s first Internet Café as Head of Training. She was part of the team that rolled out an international training franchise, working in Europe and Asia. She also led the team that produced the first official web-publishing guidelines issued by the UK Cabinet Office. As well as running her own company, she has worked with many UK and International organizations including BBC, BT, Sony, ITV Demos, NHS, NHS Direct, Number 10 and Save the Children. She lectured at the BBC Academy for many years delivering courses on Design Principles, Coding, and graphic design. She has spoken at conferences around the world, including speaking at the IBM Think conference, about leading the team that designed and produced the UK’s first health virtual assistant using Watson AI. Zoë is an RSA fellow and co-founded the Augmented Society Network in 2017. She now lives in Las Vegas, USA and is working on this startup in art-wear apparel design and cryptography.
My life and career are built around two fundamental beliefs: adults are highly capable language learners, and we as educators should be innovating on how to teach and empower them.
At my school, ExcelMandarin, we are building a revolutionary community of support, encouragement, and positivity around adult language learning. We are not just a language school; we are a community of educators, service workers, social workers, doctors, tech workers, language enthusiasts, and everything in between. We are a community of passionate learners who believe the world will be a better place if we
can connect with people from other cultures and backgrounds. We are paving the future for what it means to be a language enthusiast and adult learner, especially in the realm of Mandarin language learning. Our online classes are fun, interactive, interest-focused. We show students how to cultivate passion and use that passion as the driving force for learning. We teach students how to teach themselves, and empower them to grow in ways they didn't know they could.
ABDUL BASIT SABOOWALA
Abdul Basit Saboowala, popularly known as Holo Abdul for building science fiction hologram technology as watched in movies like 'Star Trek' & 'Iron Man' bringing it to reality with his invention of world's first patent-protected 'Holographic Interactive Technology' and 'Virtual 3D Toolbox' and is currently leading his global multi-award-winning hi-tech venture Holo Shiksha & Holo Abdul with a vision to revolutionize the educational experience.
He began his journey as one of the Youngest Physics Professor and have been taking lectures at Schools & Colleges across the country. He is also an active International Speaker and has advised 100+ institutions and corporates internationally on Immersive Technology, Education, Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
Furthermore, Abdul is a Forbes India Great CEOs Nominee and have received multiple National & International Awards such as by India Google Techstar, Nehru Science Centre, IIT Bombay, EO GSEA, Asia Top 500, etc.
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Tiffani Neilson has extensive marketing, branding, and PR experience, as well as deep knowledge about IoT, LPWA, and many other technologies. Honored as a Distinguished Woman of Nevada, she is a published author and former TV host whose work has been syndicated to more than 10 million homes.
Tiffani’s passion for delivering excellence is second to none and evident in her skillful ability to transition projects from strategy to seamless execution. Highly skilled in forming partnerships and developing strategic relationships, Tiffani aligns marketing initiatives with business goals to generate interest, demand, and recognition for businesses and their products.
Her C-level experience in business, along with her background in product development, event management, and communications help Tiffani position brands as industry leaders and drive ROI.
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