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Thursday 6 June


Education Innovation or Education Technology?

David Linke, Managing Director EduGrowth
Amanda Pickrell, Director of International Education, Victorian Government
Glenn Campbell, CEO DeakinCo.

Future of Work

What does the future hold for the workplace, and how can the education industry keep pace with the ever-changing nature of technology in the ‘fourth industrial revolution’?

Sophie Lanyon, Manager Professional Practice Credentials, DeakinCo.
Evvie Smith, Learning and Performance Strategist, DeakinCo.
Greg Miller, Executive Director, Faethm
Stephanie Brien, Senior Consultant Success Coach, Culture Amp
Nerida Bewick, General Manager, UAC
Tony Dunford, Head of Enterprise Curricula, Westpac Group

Pitch Comp Heat 1

Higher Education

Where will disruption in higher education take us?

Tim Praill, Head of Navitas Ventures & General Manager Strategy & Transformation, Navitas

Higher Education

The next phase of higher education innovation

Wes Sonnenreich, Co-founder & CEO Practera
Grainne Oates, CEO Quitch
Glenn Campbell, CEO DeakinCo.
Dror Ben-Naim, CEO Smart Sparrow

Higher Education

How technology is transforming international education

Adam Brimo, Founder & CEO Open Learning
Iain Rothwell, Chief Commercial Officer, Navitas
Caroline Hartnett, Senior Analyst Global Victoria
Warwick Freeland, Chief Strategy Officer & Managing Director IELTS IDP Education
Francois Eijgelshoven, EVP Partnership Strategy Study Portals

Pitch Comp Heat 2

Friday 7 June

K12 Education

Assessment and Technology

Sandy Heldsinger, Founder & Managing Director Brightpath Assessments

K12 Education

Will technology provide a much-sought after breakthrough in educational assessment?

Sandy Heldsinger, Founder & Managing Director Brightpath Assessments
David Linke, Managing Director EduGrowth
Andrew Smith, CEO Education Services Australia
Mathilda Joubert, Educational Consultant & Advisor Sheridan College Perth
Lynda Fisher, Head of Moriah College Primary School NSW

Pitch Comp Heat 3


The EdTech Investment Landscape

Tim Praill, Head of Navitas Ventures & General Manager Strategy & Transformation, Navitas
Joshua Nester, Education Director SEEK
Karen Bohm, Founding Partner Pangaea Impact Investments
Clive Mayhew,
 EdTech Investor, Chairman Open Learning
Srjdan Dangubic, Partner, Five V Capital

Cloud Learning

Transforming education in the cloud

Zoe Pelbart, Account Executive Amazon Web Services
Julian Stevenson, Director of Future Skills RMIT Online
Julian Ridden, Head of Product Skoolbag

Pitch Comp Heat 4

Pitch Comp Grand Final

StartUp Exhibitor Booths Available

Join Innovation Alley @ EduTECH 2019

Join a community of education technology innovators

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$3,000 in cash + other great prizes

Pitch @ Innovation Alley

4 heats across 2 days
Grand final on main stage

Innovation Alley


A digital future for higher ed

On the Innovation Stage at EduTECH, our panel discussed the future of higher education learning and what that means for the traditional university campus. Wes Sonnenreich of Practera, Grainne Oates of Quitch, Glenn Campbell of DeakinCo. and Dror Ben-Naim of Smart...

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Embracing soft skills in the face of change

Soft skills from employees and great cultures set by employers, are the future of the workplace as we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution, so says the Future of Work Panel at EduTECH Sydney. After a keynote address by Sophie Lanyon, Manager Professional Practice...

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Social justice at the core of innovation investment

Investors are looking for EdTech innovations with a defined purpose, and a goal set on improving the education of students according to EduGrowth’s panel at EduTECH Sydney. Tim Praill, Head of Navitas Ventures & General Manager Strategy & Transformation at...

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