Speakers

Mr. Steve Wozniack


Eng Steve Wozniak is an innovative computer engineer and programmer who, along with Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne, founded Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.). He is credited with inventing the first generation of Apple computers ("Apple I") and the second generation of its "Apple II" in the 1970s, which contributed significantly to the microcomputer revolution.

Professor Micheal G. Moore


Michael Grahame Moore is Distinguished Professor of Education at the Pennsylvania State University. His 1972 theory of transactional distance is widely regarded as a foundation theory for e-learning and other forms of distance education. He is founder (1986) and editor of The American Journal of Distance Education, and Editor of The Handbook of Distance Education (3rd edition 2012).

Professor Bader AL-Saleh


Professor in Educational technologies and Design at college of Education at King Saud University in Riyadh. Dr. Al-Saleh is one of Saudi Arabia's prominent experts in design and development of training and education programs and instructional programs both traditional and electronic.

Dr. Roger C. Schank


Dr. Schank is the Executive Director and founder of Engines for Education, Inc. He is also the Chairman and CEO of Socratic Arts, Inc. a company that delivers Story Centered Curricula to schools and businesses. In an advisory capacity, he was Chief Learning Officer of Trump University.

Mr. Richard Gerver


Richard Gerver is one of the world's foremost thinkers on education. In 2005, he was judged the best head teacher in the UK, after turning a failing school into an innovation success story. Since then, he has helped governments around the world to shape education policy and major organisations to make the most of their talent.

Dr. Brandon Hall


Dr. Hall is the Founder of Brandon Hall Group, a publisher of research reports on learning, technology, and best practices. He currently is Partner of Kay Technology in Riyadh. He was previously on the faculty of San Francisco State University’s Multimedia Studies Program and a guest speaker at Harvard Business School.

Eng. Abdulrahman Tarabzouni


Abdulrahman is in charge of shaping Google’s investment to emerging markets in Arabia, streamlining business operations, growing revenues, and solidifying partnerships with Governments and TMT companies. He is responsible for working across Google teams to establish, incubate, and grow Google's core and emerging businesses while fostering the internet ecosystem in the region.

Mr. Salman Khan


Sal Khan is the founder of the Khan Academy (khanacademy.org), a nonprofit with the mission of providing free, high-quality education to “anyone, anywhere” in the world.

Professor Mohamed Amin Embi


Dr. Mohamed Amin Embi is a professor of technology-enhanced learning at the Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He is a leading consultant and expert on e-learning in Malaysia.

Dr. Darien Rossiter


Darien has had a diverse career, working in higher education, government and industry as a senior administrator, media producer, learning designer, educational technologist, librarian, researcher and consultant.

Dr. Clark Quinn


Clark Quinn, Ph.D., has been helping organizations deliver strategic learning technology solutions for over three decades. Clark combines a deep background in the learning sciences with broad experience in technology applications, which he applies to the corporate, government, education, and not-for-profit sectors.

Dr. Mark Keough


Dr Mark Keough is a pioneer in e-learning. In 1994 he founded TechWorks in Australia, one of the earliest e-learning companies to use the Web to deliver online learning to major corporations. TechWorks created Qantas College Online in 1996 to meet the learning needs of over 30,000 Qantas employees worldwide. Qantas remains a valued customer of TechWorks (now US Owned Collectivity).

Professor Zoraini Wati Abas


Professor Zoraini Wati Abas is Director, Center for Learning, Teaching and Curriculum Development Putera Sampoerna Foundation University Project Jakarta, Indonesia.

Professor Marcus Specht


Prof. Dr. Marcus Specht is Professor for Advanced Learning Technologies at Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies at the Open University of the Netherlands and director oft the Learning Innovation Labs. He received his Diploma in Psychology in 1995 and a Dissertation from the University of Trier in 1998 on adaptive information technology.

Mr. Marco Tempest


Cyber illusionist, combining magic and technology to produce astonishing illusions. He began his performing career as a stage magician and manipulator, winning many awards and establishing an international reputation as one of the world¹s most unique performers.

Professor Insung Jung


Dr Insung Jung is Professor of Education at the International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo, Japan She is serving as an advisor to the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (ibstpi); a board member of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC)-sponsored Openness and Quality in DE in Asia project, a regional editor of the International Review of

Ms. Sandra Feliciano


Ms. Sandra Feliciano graduated in Social Sciences and post-graduated in Evaluation in Education. She works with Quality Management and Standardization since 1997, particularly on its application to complex environments such as Education or Health & Social Care services.

Professor Mark Brown


Professor Mark Brown is Director of the National Centre for Teaching and Learning at Massey University. He is also the Director of the Distance Education and Learning Futures Alliance (DELFA) which aims to build a network of leaders at the forefront of new innovations in teaching and learning in higher education.

Dr. Michael Crock


Dr Michael Crock, PhD, is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education Innovation and International) a newly created position with the Senior Management team.

He comes to the position after four years as an Executive Director, Academic Products and Services with Open Universities Australia and ten years as Director, Flexible Learning and Access Services.

Dr. Steve Wheeler


Dr. Steve Wheeler

Steve Wheeler is Associate Professor of Learning Technologies at Plymouth University, in South West England. Originally trained as a psychologist, he has spent his entire career working in media, technology and learning, predominantly in nurse education (NHS 1981-1995) and teacher education and training (1976-1981 and 1995-present). He is now in the Faculty of Health, Education and Society.

Prof. Dongkook Lee


Prof. Lee is the Vice President at Korea National Open University (KNOU). He has taught his online multimedia courses for almost 20 years. He has actively participated in many international conferences on distance education. Recently, he initiated several projects regarding lifelong education in South Korea in partnership with the Ministry of Education.

Mr. Hatem Nawar


Technical Program Manager at Google, with focus on projects to deploy Google Apps for Education in higher Education and large infrastructure projects in MENA Prior to Google Hatem held various Technical and Marketing positions at Nokia, Intel and Siemens. Hatem holds an MBA from the American University in Cairo and BSc of Computer Science from Cairo University

Professor Ahmad bin Hashem


The Chief Technology Officer of Open University Malaysia (OUM) and the Chief Executive officer of Meteor Technology and Consultancy Sdn Bhd. He has been with the METEOR Group and Open University Malaysia since 2002. He has wide experience in many areas of e-learning gained through growing with OUM and his hands-on approach with OUM operations since the very beginning.

Professor Mohamed Ally


Professor in Distance Education and Chair of the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University, Canada. He is also a Researcher in the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute at Athabasca University. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta, Canada.

Mr. Zaid Ali Alsagoff


e-Learning Manager and Fellow of the Centre for Medical Education, IMU (International Medical University) He has more than ten years of hands-on experience with e-learning in higher education, and has done research in several key e-learning areas, including educational gaming, role-play simulation, virtual classrooms, learning (content) management systems, e-learning standards, instructional de

Dr. Shirley Waterhouse


The Executive Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Daytona Beach, Florida, the world’s leading institution of higher education in aviation and aerospace. In this capacity she directs all instructional innovation efforts and is leading campus change and transformation initiatives.

Dr. C. Candace Chou


Associate professor of Learning Technology at the University of St. Thomas. She has been designing and implementing online and blended learning for more than 15 years. She is the program director for the E-Learning Graduate Certificate, K-12 Learning Technology Certificate, and Master of Arts in Technology for Learning, Development, and Change programs.

Dr Harold Elletson


The Director of The New Security Foundation, which conducts research into the implications of the new security environment for civil society. The New Security Foundation provides an international forum for dialogue between the public and private sectors and offers analytical insight and information about new security conditions.