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Tatweer Company for Educational Services (T4edu) is a Saudi company- wholly owned by the government. It was founded on May 18, 2012 to be a subsidiary of Tatweer Education Holding Company. T4edu is a leading company in the field of education development inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and beyond. It provides innovative solutions that enable children and youth to access optimal education in the 21st century.
Vice Dean of Academic Affairs, King Saud University KSA
Dr. Mirza is a Professor of Information Systems at King Saud University where he is currently holding the position of the vice dean of academic affairs at the college of computer & information sciences. He previously held the position of the general supervisor of the General Directorate of Teachers Affairs at the Ministry of Education. Prior to which he served as a consultant to both the Minister of Education and the Minister of Higher Education. He also held other leadership positions such as the Director of Quality & Accreditation at the Saudi Electronic University, the Deputy Director of the Center of Excellence in Information Assurance, and the Chairman of the Information Systems Department to name a few.
Chairwoman - Board of Governors & Director of Planning Dubai Carmel School, UAE
Ms. Maya AlHawary is the Chairwoman of the Board of Governors and the Director of Planning at Dubai Carmel School. She served for two years as the Acting Director and Principal of Dubai Women’s College High School. She undertook the implementation of the K12 on line curriculum at the Higher Colleges of Technology in collaboration with the Knowledge and Human Development Authority in Dubai. She is considered the first Emirati to lead a blended learning education in the UAE, GCC, the Middle East and North Africa.
Ms. Al-Hawary has more than 12 years of education delivery and administration in the UAE. She holds various positions including adjunct faculty in colleges, quality reviewer and assessor in school management and administration.
She earned her Bachelor's Degree in English Language and Literature from UAE University in Al-Ain and her Masters Degree in Liberal Arts from North Carolina State University in the US
Head of Secondary School, Greenfield Community School
Neil Bunting is an experienced international school leader, with expertise in setting up new school ventures and leading successful school change in Indonesia, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Dubai.Neil is a great believer in the values of the IB program. Neil worked for the IB as an examiner, and is currently a Continuum Workshop Leader for the IB Educator Network (IBEN), as well as a Head of School in Dubai. He is also interested in consultancy roles and other opportunities to share his expertise.
Neil recently opened a new boys’ school building in Jeddah for the first IB continuum Saudi school in KSA.
Vice President for Quality & Development, Taif University, KSA
Professor Talal is a Professor and a practicing Pediatric and Neonatal Surgeon. He attained his training at Toronto and McMaster Universities in Canada, in addition to Great Ormond St. Children Hospital (University of London, UK). Professor Talal is the Founding Dean of the College of Medicine and the College of Pharmacy in Taif University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. For the last six years he is serving as the Vice President for Development and Quality in the same University, where he is responsible for ALL quality control activities in the University. Professor Talal has an admirable publication record, as he published more than 75 research articles and three book chapters. He is well recognized for his well-articulated and visionary talks, presentations and weekly columns in issues related to Higher Education, Leadership and Quality.
Nationally Recognized Principal, Thought Leader on Digital Leadership, TED Speaker, Google Certified Teacher, Adobe Edu Leader
Prior to this he was the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School. Under his leadership his school became a globally recognized model for innovative practices. His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward. This has led to the formation of the Pillars of Digital Leadership, a framework for all educators to initiate sustainable change to transform school cultures. As a result Eric has emerged as an innovative leader, best selling author, and sought after speaker. His main focus is purposeful integration of technology to facilitate student learning, improve communications with stakeholders, enhance public relations, create a positive brand presence, discover opportunity, transform learning spaces, and help educators grow professionally.Eric has received numerous awards and acknowledgements for his work. He is a CDE Top 30 award recipient, Bammy Award winner, NASSP Digital Principal Award winner, PDK Emerging Leader Award recipient, winner of Learning Forward’s Excellence in Professional Practice Award, Google Certi ed Innovator, Adobe Education Leader, and ASCD 2011 Conference Scholar.
Education Specialist, Curriculum Development and Assessment Unit at Ministry of Education, Dubai
Director of Projects and Strategy, Bahrain Ministry of Education
Dean of Information Technology, Saudi Electronic University, KSA
Dr. Thamer Alhussain is the Dean for Administration and Finance College in Saudi Electronic University (SEU) and the head of e-commerce department. Thamer was the Dean of Information Technology Deanship (CIO) at SEU for more than 3 years. He is a member of the National e-Government Transformation Measurement Team. Thamer obtained his Master and PhD in Information and Communication Technology from Grif th University in Australia. His current research interests include the success of information systems, acceptance and adoption of e-services, m-services, and the impact and measurement of LMS.
Executive Director, iLearn Research, Ball State University, USA
Dr. Richard L. Edwards explores and researches innovation in online, blended and face-to-face education. Dr. Edwards brings the reality of learning analytics, online collaboration, open access, digital storytelling, social networking, MOOCs, virtual worlds, gami cation, and active learning into distance, online, and blended learning environments. Dr. Edwards received his Ph.D. in critical studies from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. From 2002-2004, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Annenberg Center for Communication’s Institute for Multimedia Literacy (IML). Currently, Dr. Edwards is the Executive Director of iLearn Research in Ball State’s Integrated Learning Institute (iLearn) in Muncie, Indiana. In his current role at iLearn, he oversees the design and development of custom learning tools, publishes original research, pilots new courses, and works with faculty and researchers on new approaches to teaching and learning in online education. In addition to publications on new media and online innovation, Edwards has given over 60 talks at national and international conferences.
Director of eLearning, British International School of Boston, USA
Glyn began his career in the UK teaching Computer Science. He is now Director of e-learning at the British International School of Boston in the USA. With a passion for cross-curricular use of Virtual Learning Environments and technology in the classroom.
He has recently worked with the British Schools Council on a visit to Singapore state schools to observe the teaching of Computing in different settings.
Chairman of Information Technology, King Abdulaziz University, KSA
Director General, Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States, KSA
Ali Bin Abdulkhaliq Al-Karni has over 40 years of total experience in the education eld having worked with the Ministry of Education as the Director General of Educational research also headed the Information Centre at the Ministry of Education. From 2005 to present he is working with the Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States. He is also a member of various committees across GCC like
Digital Learning Coach, International Schools Group (ISG), KSA
Lorrie began her teaching career as an accounting instructor at a community college in Elko, Nevada. After four years of teaching computer applications, economics, desktop publishing, and accounting at a public school district in rural South Dakota, she became the lead instructor/ director of an alternative high school in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. She served 5 years as a Technology Integration Specialist, training teachers in nine school districts in rural Utah. In 2013 she joined International Schools Group (ISG) in Al-Khobar, KSA. She was responsible for district-wide technology professional development and led the team that developed the rst ISG Technology and Digital Learning Plan. Presently she is a part of the ISG Digital Learning Coaching team which works together to help teachers develop a rich learning culture for our students, through dynamic technology integration support.
Chief Information Office, GEMS Education
At GEMS Gordon had the responsibility for all information technology and services within the MENASA region.Prior to joining GEMS, Gordon worked in various project manager and program director roles at several companies, including Racal Networks, Marriot Hotels, Banque Paribas, Lloyds TSB and P&O Cruises. Notable is his 14 years in KPMG, as Executive Director Global PMO, leading various global technology focused projects. Gordon holds post-graduate quali cations in Computing and International Business: and an Executive MBA from ENPC (Paris).
His professional interests focus on business process optimization through IT projects and effective adoption of technology. Gordon is a Chartered IT Professional and Member of the British Computer Society. He is also a quali ed project manager, passing certi cation exams for PRINCE2, SCRUM, PMP/PMI and the Association for Project Management.