Melbourne EdTech Summit – Day 2

Melbourne EdTech Summit

Day 2 | 9 September 2020

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The Evolution of the Workforce

The increasing automation and replacement of jobs by machines and artificial intelligence highlights the change in skill sets required for jobs of the future—and we have the skills necessary for the next wave of employment. This session will discuss how we can better understand that skill base and the future options.

Michael Priddis
CEO, Faethm AI
Lindy Richardson
Partner, Maddocks



The Key Bridge to Graduate Employability

Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts is a global research university that has a distinctive, experiential approach to education. They integrate traditional classroom study with opportunities for professional work, research, service and global learning. Drawing on the Northeastern model, this session will discuss the impact of this approach on student employability.

 Prof. Kenneth Henderson
Chancellor & Senior Vice-President Learning, Northeastern University
Tim Dodd
Higher Education Editor, The Australian



Experiential Learning across Australia

Australian universities recognise the benefits of practical experience in learning to enhance student employability. This has resulted in the adoption of experiential learning in their student experience. This session will discuss experiential learning for educators, industry, and the learner in the Australian context.

Dr Dino Willox
Director Student Employability, University of Queensland
Beau Lesse
CEO & CoFounder, Practera



The Future of Work is Now

The way we live and work has fundamentally shifted with increased globalisation, digitisation and now COVID-19. Rapidly changing workforce requirements—where jobs evolve and skill sets aren’t keeping up—are driving a new paradigm. This session will discuss the gap between formal education, corporate education and future-proofing employment. How do we reskill, upskill and drive entire workforces towards a life-long learning mindset?.

Andrew Barnes
CEO & Founder, GO1
Lindy Richardson
Partner, Maddocks

Employment Futures: The role of employers in the education of their future workforce

What is the future of work shaping up to be? Digital collaboration creates innovative opportunities beyond just employment.

Fiona Letos
Director International Education, Global Victoria
Hayley Bolding
National Programs Manager, Practera

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Taking Victorian EdTech Global

Victoria is a leading Australian EdTech ecosystem with deep capability that can support learners across the globe. This session will discuss the characteristics of the Victorian sector including strengths, key capability areas and how Victorian EdTech can export globally.

Caroline Hartnett
Senior Analyst International Education, Global Victoria
David Linke
Managing Director, EduGrowth



Mathletics: Idea to Exit

Hear from the co-founder and former CEO of one of Australia’s biggest EdTech successes: Mathletics. Tim Power founded 3P Learning, best known for Mathletics, in 2005. With a clear vision and strategy, Tim built and scaled the business to a $320 million IPO with 350 staff. Tim will share his founder story, providing insight into how he built an effective EdTech company using an operating framework characterised by focus and speed.

Tim Power
Founder & CEO, Inquisitive
David Linke
Managing Director, EduGrowth