Sponsors sessions

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Join the educational sponsor's sessions at The Hive. These will take place on Friday, October 25.

Session 1. 10:15-11:15 Follett – OUP
Navigating Constant Change: Equipping you for the future

  • Ongoing changes of the IB Framework
  • Content in a “post-truth” world
  • Digitalization of education

Moderator: Uzma Shujjat, IB Development and Recognition Manager

Panel attendees:

  • Elspeth Boardley – International Publishing Director, OUP
  • Kosta Lekanides, Programme coordinator, OUP
  • Jennie McKenzie - Global IB Expert, Follett
  • Anna Garcia-Cosio - Executive Regional Educational Consultant, Europe & Africa, Follett
  • Dylan Jones - Global Business Development and Strategy Lead, Follett

Session 2. 11:45-12:45 IDAT- Taaleem
IB and Holistic Learning, what is that exactly?

Moderator: Adzo Ashie, Development and Recognition Manager (Africa)

Panel attendees:

  • Andrew Mitchell, Head of Primary, Greenfield International School
  • Iain Colledge, Principal, Raha International School
  • Vaughan Kitson, Deputy Head of Secondary & MYP Coordinator, Raha International School
  • Chris Bromham, Principal, Uptown School
  • Heide Reid, CEO, IDAT

Session 3. 14:30-15:30 Kognity – ManageBac
From IB Alumni to IB Partners

ManageBac and Kognity were both founded by IB alumni and are now 2 of the IB's leading providers of learning technology to schools. Hear how we think when we develop technological solutions for IB schools, teachers, and students based on our own IB experiences, and how this approach helps thousands of schools around the world. 

Moderator: Mary Tadros, Development and Recognition Manager (Middle East)

Panel attendees:

  • Kevin Piersialla, Chief Operating Officer, ManageBac
  • Karin Bjerde, Head of Strategic Growth, Kognity