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Networking

With over 600 peers, across eight hours of dedicated networking time, dinner, drinks and entertainment

Expert Speakers

Keep up to date, engaged and enthused with our latest expert conference speakers 

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Get hands-on

Meet the Tribal team in the interactive zone and visit our range of education partners and exhibitors

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Sharing success

An empowering programme of breakout sessions across two days offering technical insights, CPD and user-led best practice

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OUR 2018 SPEAKERS

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Andy Nagle

UK Education Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft

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Andy Nagle

UK Education Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft

Andy is the UK Education Chief Technology Officer, where his role is to empower students and leaders in higher education, colleges and schools to achieve more.  Andy works with senior leaders in the Scottish & UK Government and leads Microsoft’s Glow programme which reaches over 200,000 educators & students each week.  Andy also leads the Uk Microsoft Education team’s work on the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in educational institutions including exploring the potential of machine learning & analytics to improve the student experience and close the attainment gap.

 

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ANN POTTERTON

Head of Apprenticeships – Relationship Management and Design, BT

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ANN POTTERTON

Head of Apprenticeships – Relationship Management and Design, BT

Having previously worked with the Institute of Telecoms Professionals as CEO, and having also worked closely with Apprenticeship Training Providers, Ann is delighted to join the BT Apprenticeship Team.

Ann has worked at a strategic management level in a variety of industries, including finance, telecoms, technology and education. Since 2000 her work has usually been related to learning and development in some way including becoming a languages teacher in schools. Prior to this, she was the UK & Ireland Operations Director of EF Education, a worldwide educational travel company.

Some of Ann’s major projects include setting up a telecoms apprenticeship scheme for SMEs; managing the American Express training division; and running Management and Leadership programmes for organisations such as Global Crossing/Level 3, Virgin Atlantic and Barclays.

Ian Bowles

Ian Bowles

Chief Executive, Tribal

Ian Bowles

Ian Bowles

Chief Executive, Tribal

Ian joined Tribal in February 2016 with a strong track record of driving financial and operational improvement and shareholder value creation, having held Board and other senior management positions across a number of leading IT companies.

Ian Dunn

Ian Dunn

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience), Coventry University Group

Ian Dunn

Ian Dunn

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience), Coventry University Group

Ian is responsible for the education agenda within the Coventry University Group. This includes the creation of Coventry University Online, the Disruptive Media Learning Lab and the Students’ Union amongst other things. In 2016 he was awarded “Inspiring Leader” of the year in the Guardian Higher Education Awards. Ian led the development of Coventry University College which now has sites in Coventry, Scarborough and East London. A Coventry graduate, he is a member of the jobs and skills group of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership. He is a board member of several Multi Academy Trusts, chairs the National Council for Entrepreneurship in Education and is a Justice of the Peace in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Mike Beech

Mike Beech

Marketing Director, Tribal

Mike Beech

Mike Beech

Marketing Director, Tribal

Mike joined Tribal in March 2016 and heads up Tribal’s global marketing team. He is responsible for the strategic development of Tribal’s marketing initiatives and driving awareness of the Group’s portfolio of capabilities. Mike has over 25 years experience of the enterprise IT market, and now uses that expertise to ‘tell the Tribal story’ world-wide.

Nick Linford

Nick Linford

Editor of FE Week and Author of the Complete Guide to Funding Apprenticeships

Nick Linford

Nick Linford

Editor of FE Week and Author of the Complete Guide to Funding Apprenticeships

Nick Linford is editor of FE Week as well as an expert in further education funding and performance systems.

He runs a series of popular workshops, conferences and webinars about funding and data, which have been attended by more than 15,000 people in the last six years.

Nick is also author of the Complete Guide to Funding Apprenticeships, two books about funding and data published by Pearson and founded Lsect’s weekly newspapers: FE Week and Schools Week.

Prior to setting-up Lsect in 2010 Nick established an education think tank at the publishers Pearson, and before that was for seven years Director of Planning and Performance at the Lewisham College, during which time they achieved an Ofsted grade one.

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Paul Feldman

Chief Executive, Jisc

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Paul Feldman

Chief Executive, Jisc

Paul Feldman is the chief executive of Jisc, the UK higher, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions.  Paul was an executive partner at Gartner UK and has spent over 20 years in financial services as well as working in knowledge-based IT companies.

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TONY ALLEN, MCIPD MCMI

CEO, Allen Apprenticeships and Skills

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TONY ALLEN, MCIPD MCMI

CEO, Allen Apprenticeships and Skills

Tony Allen is CEO of Allen Apprenticeships and Skills. His company provides management support to employers, training providers and colleges around all aspects of skills issues in general, and apprenticeships, including the Levy, in particular. 

Prior to setting up his own company in 2016, Tony was a Director at the Skills Funding Agency for fourteen years.

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VIEW THE 2018 SCHEDULE

DAY ONE
09:00

Arrival: Registration, exhibition and refreshments

10:00

Conference start

17:30

Conference finish

17:30 - 19:30 Free time
19:15 - 00:00

Evening function: Gala dinner and awards evening

DAY TWO
08:30

Arrival: Registration, exhibition and refreshments

17:30

Conference finish

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