Speakers EDCRUNCH 2019

Pavel Grudinin
Pavel Grudinin
Director of Lenin State Farm (sovkhoz)
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Pavel Grudinin
Pavel Grudinin
Director of Lenin State Farm (sovkhoz)
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Willy Wijnands
Willy Wijnands
Founder of eduScrum and co-founder of the worldwide initiative «Agile in Education», Netherlands
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Willy Wijnands
Founder of eduScrum and co-founder of the worldwide initiative «Agile in Education», Netherlands
Willy Wijnands is a passionate Science teacher on the Ashram College in Alphen aan de Rijn and Aikido teacher. He is the initiator and founder of eduScrum and co-founder of the worldwide initiative "Agile in Education". Co-author of the eduScrum guide and co-author of "Scrum in Actie” and co-author of ”Agile and Lean Concepts for Teaching and Learning”.

Since 2011 Willy has trained more than 900 teachers all over the world and worked with 2000 students, by himself, using eduScrum in all classes.
By using eduScrum, students work together in an energetic, effective and focused way.
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Jeremy Rossmann
Jeremy Rossmann
Cofounder of Make School, USA
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Jeremy Rossmann
Cofounder of Make School, USA
Jeremy dropped out of MIT to co-found Make School, a Y Combinator backed college for computer science in San Francisco. Make School is building a new university in San Francisco where students earn an accredited Bachelors in Applied Computer Science degree in two years and don’t pay tuition until they have a job. The average starting salary of alums is $95,000 and they’ve been hired by Google, Facebook, Apple, NASA, IDEO, Twitch, and other top Silicon Valley companies.
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Isak Froumin
Isak Froumin
Head of the NRU HSE Institute of Education
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Isak Froumin
Isak Froumin
Head of the NRU HSE Institute of Education
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Farouk Dey
Farouk Dey
Vice Provost for Integrative Learning and Life Design at Johns Hopkins University, USA
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Farouk Dey
Vice Provost for Integrative Learning and Life Design at Johns Hopkins University, USA
In his inaugural role as Vice Provost for Integrative Learning and Life Design at Johns Hopkins University, Farouk Dey leads programs and services that bridge curricular and experiential learning with life aspirations for undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, and alumni across the university’s schools and divisions. In his former role as Dean of Career and Experiential Education at Stanford University, he successfully built and scaled career and experiential learning by creating a vision of meaningful work and a networked approach of personalized connections and inclusive communities. He is now working with university and industry leaders to develop a new vision of integrative learning and life design at Johns Hopkins University.

Farouk has held senior leadership and board roles at Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, the University of Florida, the National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE), the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), and various startups and non-profit organizations. His credentials include a PhD in Higher Education Administration, EdS in Higher Education Administration, MBA, MEd in Counseling Psychology, and BBA in Finance.

Named one of the 2018 LinkedIn Top Voices in Education, author of several articles and book chapters, and a nationally recognized leader in higher education circles for his transformational leadership abilities, Farouk has served as a consultant for many organizations and universities, faculty at several institutes, and keynote speaker at many conferences in the US and around the world.
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Donald Clark
Donald Clark
EdTech entrepreneur, founder of PlanB Learning, UK
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Donald Clark
EdTech entrepreneur, founder of PlanB Learning, UK
Donald was CEO and one of the original founders of Epic Group plc, which established itself as the leading company in the UK online learning market, floated on the Stock Market in 1996 and sold in 2005.

Describing himself as ‘free from the tyranny of employment’, he is a board member of the University for Industry, City & Guilds (Council), Cogbooks Ltd, LearningPool Ltd and Deputy Chair of Brighton Dome & Arts Festival Ltd.

Donald has 30 years experience in online learning, games, simulations, social media and mobile learning projects and designed, delivered and advised on online learning for many global, public and private organisations. He is an evangelist for the use of technology in learning and has won many design awards, including the first 'Outstanding Achievement in E-learning Award'.

An award winning speaker at national and international conferences. He has delivered keynotes in Europe. US, Africa, Australia, Middle and Far East. Donald also is a regular (and controversial) blogger on technology!
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Boris Paillard
Boris Paillard
CEO, Le Wagon, France
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Boris Paillard
CEO, Le Wagon, France
After studying engineering and applied mathematics at Ecole Centrale Paris, Boris Paillard worked 3 years in investment banking. Passionate about tech & education, he quit his job to work on various tech products before founding Le Wagon to teach tech skills to creative people. For the past 5 years, he has designed all Le Wagon’s education platforms and has taught web development to more than 5200 graduates, making Le Wagon the 1st-ranked coding bootcamp worldwide.
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Helen Doron
Helen Doron
CEO and Founder Helen Doron, Israel
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Helen Doron
Helen Doron
CEO and Founder Helen Doron, Israel
Helen Doron, British linguistic scientist and entrepreneur, developed a unique methodology to teach English to children based on the way they learn their mother tongue. From 1985, her business quickly grew from home-based to an award-winning global franchise, with over 1000 learning centres in 37 countries.

The Helen Doron Educational Group now includes kindergartens, maths, multilingual and movement programmes, as well as a wealth of original and joyful content and educational technologies.

To date, 3 million children have learnt with the Helen Doron method.
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Olivier Dijkmans
Olivier Dijkmans
Teacher P5, Stedelijke basisschool Omnimundo, Belgium
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Olivier Dijkmans
Teacher P5, Stedelijke basisschool Omnimundo, Belgium
Olivier has been teaching for almost 20 years in P5 in a school in Antwerp.  Really like to to teach the STEAM way, using ICT as powerful tool to help students and to open the world for them.  The past few years I was able to speak about my ideas and way of working to other teachers and I really love to inspire them.
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Vasily Tretyakov
Vasily Tretyakov
General Director of University 20.35
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Vasily Tretyakov
General Director of University 20.35
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Jaime Donally
Jaime Donally
Speaker and international speaker on AR/ VR, EdSurge columnist, USA
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Jaime Donally
Speaker and international speaker on AR/ VR, EdSurge columnist, USA
Jaime Donally is a passionate technology enthusiast. She began her career as a math teacher and later moved into Instructional Technology. Her desire to build relationships has brought about opportunities to collaborate with students and educators around the world.
Her latest adventures include the launch of Global Maker Day and the #ARVRinEDU community, events, and presentations. She works as an author and speaker to provide practical use of augmented and virtual reality in the classroom.
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Alexander Laryanovskiy
Alexander Laryanovskiy
Managing Partner, Skyeng
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Alexander Laryanovskiy
Managing Partner, Skyeng
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Jordan Shapiro
Jordan Shapiro
Nonresident fellow in the Center for Universal Education, Brookings Institution, USA
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Jordan Shapiro
Nonresident fellow in the Center for Universal Education, Brookings Institution, USA
Jordan Shapiro, PhD is a globally celebrated American thought leader. He's currently senior fellow for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, and Nonresident Fellow in the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution. His Forbes' column (2012-17) on global education, learning through digital play, kids and culture was read by over 5 million people around the world. He is an international speaker and consultant whose fresh perspective combines psychology, philosophy, and economics in unexpected ways.

Shapiro has worked an adviser and strategist to the United States Air Force, helping Air University’s eSchool develop pedagogical practices that promote sophisticated 21st century “habits of mind.” He’s also is a member of Teach For All's Global Advisory Council, an expert adviser to the World Economic Forum, and a participant in China's Taihe Civilization Forum.

He’s also a member of the academy that judges the Varkey Foundation’s Global Teacher Prize. And he serves on the advisory board of the exclusive global think tank, Symi Symposium, led by former Greek prime minister George Papandreou.
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Elena Aralova
Elena Aralova
CEO of Martela, Russia
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Elena Aralova
Elena Aralova
CEO of Martela, Russia
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Maaroof Fakhri
Maaroof Fakhri
VP of Product Management and Global Evangelist at Labster, Denmark
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Maaroof Fakhri
VP of Product Management and Global Evangelist at Labster, Denmark
Maaroof Fakhri is a science communicator and geek who works at Labster to engage the next generation of scientists through the use of virtual technologies as the VP of Product Management and Global Evangelist.

He’s travelled the globe creating immersive science experiences for teachers and students on 5 continents. He’s been drenched in slime as a science presenter, elbow-deep in dissected camel eyeballs in the Middle East, leveraged augmented reality to teach cybersecurity to youth, and has had the privilege of working with remote Indigenous communities in Australia build engaging localised science curriculum for disadvantaged students.

As a graduate with 2 STEM undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Psychology, and a post-graduate in Science Communication, Maaroof believes the right technologies, in the right hands, can have a profound and transformative impact on global science education.
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