Role Players

Invitations for speakers now open contact at


cfmm@vsnl.com
owarren@worldeducationcongress.com



Prof. Indira Parikh

President

Antardisha (Directions from Within)



Prof. Indira Parikh
President
Antardisha (Directions from Within)


Hope Leyson

Education Director

The Laren School



Hope Leyson
Education Director
The Laren School


Hope Leyson is the founder/Education Director of The Laren School, an inclusive school for students ages 3-16. She is concurrently a lecturer at the Ateneo De Manila University, Department of Education. She holds an Master's degree in Special Education and a Post Master's de-gree in Advanced Studies in Education from Loyola University, Maryland. She is a Mon-tessori certified teacher for ages 3-12 years old from Montessori Institute of Atlanta and Washington Montessori Institute in the US. She is certified to teach at the Adolescent level through the training program of NAMTA, which was held at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio, USA; and a obtained her certification as Orton-Gillingham Reading Interventionist from the Institute of Multi-Sensory Education in Minnesota, USA. She is a published writer/contributor to AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) Journal Publications and has presented in several conferences and congresses in the Philippines, USA and Europe. Having been in the field of education for the past 32 years, she has taught in all age levels from pre-school to graduate levels. She considers herself a bookworm, a painter and a novice wood-carver.

Dr. Nimnual Piewthongngam






Deputy Director, ASEAN Strategy, E-Saan Center for Business and Economic Research

Khon Kaen University



Dr. Nimnual Piewthongngam
Deputy Director, ASEAN Strategy, E-Saan Center for Business and Economic Research
Khon Kaen University


Werbayne McIntyre OBE

Director

Digisoft Education Ltd.



Werbayne McIntyre OBE
Director
Digisoft Education Ltd


Prof. Hong Hocheng

President

National Tsing Hua University



Prof. Hong Hocheng
President
National Tsing Hua University


Prof. Gazi Mahabubul Alam






Chairman - Board of Trustee

Central University of Science and Technology



Prof. Gazi Mahabubul Alam
Chairman - Board of Trustee
Central University of Science and Technology


Prof. Gazi Mahabubul Alam, FRSA, PhD is currently working as the Chairman of Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Central University of Science and Technology (CUST), Dhaka, Bangladesh. With a vision of preparing CUST as one of the top universities in the Southern Asia, he has been playing a very crucial role. In order to instil the factual concept of university with the sector of private Higher Education (HE), he is taking some well-timed decisions. Prior to his current appointment, Prof. Alam has worked as a Professor of Higher Education at the University of Malaya (UM). In addition to his professorial role, he served as the Chief Consultant of the Academic Performance Enhancement Unit. His key role as the Chief Consultant was to support the VC in uplifting UM global ranking.

Gazi received the award of Fellowship (FRSA) from the Royal Society of Arts. He also received the award of best scholar at the area of education economics and policy from the Science Digest in 2011. In addition to these, his paper on private higher education received the best citation award in the year of 2011 (http://archive.sciencewatch.com/dr/fmf/2011/11janfmf/11janfmfAlam/) from the Thomson Reuters (ISI/WoS). Prof. Gazi has published a significant number of ISI indexed journal articles and these articles have received a notable amount of citations.

Further to the MBA, in order to work in the area of Education, he later studied MA in International Education & Development at the University of Sussex. He obtained PhD from the University of Nottingham in the area of HE.

Pramod Tripathi

Asso. Director - Academic quality Assurance

GLOBAL INDIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL



Pramod Tripathi
Asso. Director - Academic quality Assurance
GLOBAL INDIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL


Prof. Katrine Wong

Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning Enhancement

University of Macau



Prof. Katrine Wong
Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning Enhancement
University of Macau


Shahriar Ahmed Chowdhury






Director, Centre for Energy Research

United International University



Shahriar Ahmed Chowdhury
Director, Centre for Energy Research
United International University


Assoc. Prof. Mohammad Tazli Azizan






Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETaL)

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS



Assoc. Prof. Mohammad Tazli Azizan
Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETaL)
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS


Mohammad Tazli Azizan is an associate professor at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP). Graduated his PhD from Imperial College in 2014, he is then appointed as the Director for Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETaL) at UTP, championing the student-centered learning (SCL) pedagogy initiatives at the institution. He is actively promoting the changes from teacher-led to SCL for the past 3 years, adopting technology enhanced informal and formal cooperative learning, flipped classroom, online learning and problem based learning (PBL). Additionally, he is currently the Vice President for Society of Engineering Education Malaysia (SEEM) for 2018-2020, and championing the initiatives to extend the collaboration in teaching and learning among government-linked universities, also known as GLU-Ed. He has been awarded the Effective Education Delivery Award during the UTP Quality Day 2009 and 2015 and also won the National Outstanding Educator Award under Engineering Education Category from Koperasi Pendidikan Swasta Berhad in 2016. He has been invited to several national and international conferences and symposiums on teaching and learning as the plenary speaker throughout Malaysia,and Philippines, and also actively trained the educators from various institutions and countries such as Indonesia, Philippines and Afghanistan on student centered learning. The SCL training and development led by him at UTP has been shortlisted as the finalist for the IChemE Malaysia Award in 2017. He is passionate in doing research related to nurturing values and deep learning in engineering education via different SCL approaches. Additionally, he is also actively doing research on catalytic reaction engineering, biofuels and biochemical production

Carmina Bayombong

Founder / CEO

Invest Ed Philippines



Carmina Bayombong
Founder / CEO
Invest Ed Philippines


Carmina is the CEO and Founder of InvestEd Philippines- a social enterprise that fights for financial inclusion in higher education. In May 2017, she was included in Social Enablers' Top 100 Most Inspiring Social Innovations and Entrepreneurs around the world. Her recent work involved fundraising for international non-profits in the fields of college access and success and youth unemployment. In the past, Carmina has started several initiatives- she co-founded Watson Institute Philippines, a summer entrepreneurial program for youth innovators, entrepreneurs and student leaders; Peace is Simple, a global non profit organization that advocates for United Nation's Sustainable Development Goal of Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions and People Power Against Corruption, a non-profit that fights corruption using technology and non-violent methods. She has a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of the Philippines and an Entrepreneurship Certificate from the Asian Institute of Management.

Carmina started her InvestEd journey back in college, where she first became aware of the challenges faced by students from low-income families. Due to the lack of financing options, a lot of her peers had to work part-time jobs on top of the heavy academic workload in order to sustain college expenses. In the process, she witnessed many of them fail to reach their potential or even drop out of college. InvestEd was born out of Carmina's dream to create a truly inclusive college financing option for Filipino youth.

Bonolo Sedupane

Founder and Managing Director

Moka Learning Technologies



Bonolo Sedupane
Founder and Managing Director
Moka Learning Technologies


As an individual passionate about both technology and education, Bonolo has obtained a BTech in Information Technology, a postgraduate diploma in education and is currently in pursuit of Master of education in ICT degree. Bonolo developed her technical skills when she worked as an IT technician at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls before becoming an educator. In her role as a Microsoft Learning Consultant, Bonolo trained teachers on using technology effectively to enhance teaching and learning experiences. Bonolo continues to work in the integration of technology in education as founder and managing director of Moka Learning Technologies.

Dr. Neelam Parmar

ADY

Educate



Dr. Neelam Parmar
ADY
Educate


Dr. Neelam Parmar currently works as Director of E-Learning at Ashford School, United Learningand is instrumental in leading the transformational change of embedding technology within teaching, learning and development. She has completed her PhD in Developing a Pedagogy while using New Technology with young children and is committed to empowering schools, teachers and IT/MIS teams to use technology in constructive and purposeful ways. She is often invited to offer keynotes onThe Integration of Mobile Leaning Technologyin conferences such as BETT, The Academies Show, UNESCO, Online Safety in Parliament, EdTech Terrapinn in South Africa, Singapore and Dubai and more recently with the World Conferences on ICT in Education, Dublin taking an academic standpoint. Neelam has published a series of books onDigital Literacy in the Primary curriculum with Hopscotch Publishers and Digital Parenting with United Learning.

Neelam's areas of expertise includes digital leadership, online learning and strategy, CPD staff development, pedagogical use of mobile technology in classrooms, management of IT/MIS systems and creating content based blended flipped learning approaches. She firmly believes that the use of mobile technology can help fill the unequal educational gap and has a vision to extend effective teaching and learning to all.

Basyouny Komsan

Chief Operating Officer for SchooPedia

Almotahida Group / SchooPedia.com



Basyouny Komsan
Chief Operating Officer for SchooPedia
Almotahida Group / SchooPedia.com


An educational resources and information technology centers specialist. He holds a Master's Degree in mass media from the University of Cairo by e-learning system. Komsan currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for SchooPedia.com (educational digital library won GESS Dubai award 2016). He formerly served as Executive chief in Editor of Moheet the Arabic media network and Director General of the Media Documentation Centre in Cairo.

Jen E. Padernal

Director

eLearning Integration



Jen E. Padernal
Director
eLearning Integration


I am educator at De La Salle University-Dasmarinas in the Philippines. I have had more than 20 years of experience working in an Educational Institution, specifically in the College of Business Administration in De La Salle University-Dasmarinas. I am also the first virtual learning environment coordinator for the Center for Innovative Learning Programs before becoming its Director.

At present, I am the Global Director for e-learning integration of Cypher Learning, a Global eLearning company based in San Francisco California, USA that provides Learning Management System for Schools and Universities. I am responsible for developing Educational Technology Centers for Cypher Learning worldwide, help the customers in Instructional Design, develop resources and webinars for a full experience of the functionality of the platform. I also focus on developing training strategies and delivery to help schools and businesses carry out their eLearning implementation plans.

I am also a Teaching with Technology Trainer and Speaker and have given presentations in the US, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines. I am also active in the Microsoft community both in the Philippines and Worldwide as Microsoft Innovative Educator Fellow, Microsoft Global Training Partner, Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer, Microsoft Education Ambassador (Philippines), Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Microsoft Master Trainer, Philippine representative to Microsoft Global Educator Forum in the US 2015 and Singapore 2018.5

Pankaj Agarwal

Co-Founder & CEO

TagHive Inc.



Pankaj Agarwal
Co-Founder & CEO
TagHive Inc.


Mr. Pankaj Agarwal is the CEO at TagHive - a Samsung spin-off on a mission to make kids play more creative, social and fun. He is an inventor on over 45 international patents and was selected as one of the Top 10 Innovators in India in 2017 by MIT Technology Review.

Prior to TagHive, Mr. Agarwal was with Samsung Electronics where his decade long career spanned across several professional capacities – hardware circuit engineer, strategic innovation manager, and an advisor to the CTO of Samsung.

Mr. Agarwal is also the founder and Chairman of the IIT Alumni Association of South Korea and holds the Chair of Smart Cities initiative at the Indian Chamber of Commerce, Korea. He is also a trained magician and is fluent in Korean. He has a Bachelor of Technology degree in EE from IIT Kanpur, MS from Seoul National University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Dr. Shielilo Amihan

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

University of Perpetual Help System DALTA



Dr. Shielilo Amihan
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
University of Perpetual Help System DALTA


Dr. Amihan is currently the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Education and a graduate school professor of UPHSD-Calamba andLCBA. He previously served as research director, academic officer, and guidance and OSA head.He is a product of a La Sallian K12 education system. He has MS in Psychology and MA in College Teaching degrees and gained his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction at Philippine Normal University-Manila, the National Center for Teacher Education in the Philippines.He currently sits in thePhilippine Association for Teachers and Educators-IVA board of directorsand the National Police College Advisory Council. He is involved in quality assurance as an accreditor, ISO Internal Auditor and PQA committee chair.

Dr. Amihan is described as a critical pedagogue engaged in the academe as a quality assurance agent, learning facilitator, knowledge innovator, practitioner, and leader; active in the dissemination of collaborative research products through fora and publications; colleague in growth in the field of education, behavioral and social sciences; initiator of reforms with positive ends in mind; and a catalyst of academic and professional competence.

Donald Coolidge

Co - Founder

Elemental Path



Donald Coolidge
Co - Founder
Elemental Path


Nachamma Sockalingam

Assistant Director

Learning Sciences Lab, Singapore University of Technology and Design



Nachamma Sockalingam
Assistant Director
Learning Sciences Lab, Singapore University of Technology and Design


Dr. Purushothaman Ravichandran






Dean of Postgraduate Studies

Fairview University College



Dr. Purushothaman Ravichandran
Dean of Postgraduate Studies
Fairview University College


Associate Professor Eunice Ndeto Ivala






Centre for Innovative Educational Technology

Cape Peninsula University of Technology



Associate Professor Eunice Ndeto Ivala
Centre for Innovative Educational Technology
Cape Peninsula University of Technology


Exequiel Jiménez Gutiérrez






Academic General Director

University Santo Tomás



Exequiel Jiménez Gutiérrez
Academic General Director
University Santo Tomás


Jen E. Padernal

Director of eLearning Integration

CYPHER LEARNING



Jen E. Padernal
Director of eLearning Integration
CYPHER LEARNING


Ho Poh Ling

Associate Professor Dr

Curtin University, Malaysia



Ho Poh Ling
Associate Professor Dr
Curtin University, Malaysia


Dr. Vimi Jham

Associate Professor, Marketing

Institute of Management Technology, Dubai



Dr. Vimi Jham
Associate Professor, Marketing
Institute of Management Technology, Dubai


Dr. Haleema Sadia

Principal

Delhi Private School, Ajman



Dr. Haleema Sadia
Principal
Delhi Private School, Ajman


Dr. Christine Coombe

Assistant Professor

Dubai Men's College, Higher Colleges of Technology



Dr. Christine Coombe
Assistant Professor
Dubai Men's College, Higher Colleges of Technology


Ayukta Thakur

Co-Founder & Head of Education / SEN Educator

Integreat Center for Disability



Ayukta Thakur
Co-Founder & Head of Education / SEN Educator
Integreat Center for Disability


Dr. Sunita Vithalrao Magre

Associate Professor & Head

University of Mumbai



Dr. Sunita Vithalrao Magre
Associate Professor & Head
University of Mumbai


Dr. Bhakti More

Associate Professor

Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai campus



Dr. Bhakti More
Associate Professor
Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai campuss


Sarah R Dayal

Head of Inclusion Senior School

Repton School



Sarah R Dayal
Head of Inclusion Senior School
Repton School


Qamar Sultana

Sr. Asst. Prof (Civil Engg Dept)

Muffakhamjah College of Engg & Tech.



Qamar Sultana
Sr. Asst. Prof (Civil Engg Dept)
Muffakhamjah College of Engg & Tech.


Thouraya Snoussi

Associate Professor and Head of College of Mass Communication

Al Ghurair University



Thouraya Snoussi
Associate Professor and Head of College of Mass Communication
Al Ghurair University


Neha Haresh Sharma

Head of Inclusion

Raffles World Academy



Neha Haresh Sharma
Head of Inclusion
Raffles World Academy


U. A. D. Prasanthi Gunawardena






Senior Lecturer

University of Sri Jayewardenepura



U. A. D. Prasanthi Gunawardena
Senior Lecturer
University of Sri Jayewardenepura y


Dr. Subha Fernando

Senior Lecturer

University of Moratuwa



Dr. Subha Fernando
Senior Lecturer
University of Moratuwa


Dr. Aparna Khanna

Associate

Professor Lady Irwin College (University of Delhi)



Dr. Aparna Khanna
Associate
Professor Lady Irwin College (University of Delhi)




We're independent and not-for-profit and guided by Advisory Council. Our purpose is to make "work and working lives better". And at a time of unprecedented change, we have the vision, the agility and the strength to make a real difference to the Education community; business and the economy.

Entries once sent cannot be withdrawn under any circumstances. The organisers reserve a right to alter or change the program or its content and title without assigning any reason whatsoever.

Scroll
to Top