Dr. Pedro is a Lifelong Learning Specialist at ILO headquarters, in Geneva. He carries out research and provides support to ILO’s constituents in the development of national skills and lifelong learning systems. During his professional career he has undertaken research and cooperation in policy development in vocational training, education, skills anticipation, validation of skills. He holds a Ba and a MA from the Lisbon School of Economics and Management and a PhD from the University of Porto.
Dr. Badar is the Deputy Director General for Training at Institute of Public Administration, a board member in Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF), the National Center for Professional and Educational Development. Dr. Alharbi conducted several developmental programs for the public sector’s employees. In addition, he provided many administrative studies and consultations in the fields of administrative organization, strategic planning, and human resources management.
Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics and currently holds the position of Vice Dean of the Arabic Linguistic Institute at King Saud University and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Arabic Linguistics issued by the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Center for Arabic Language Service. She holds a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics from Southern Illinois University in the United States of America and a PhD in phonetics and phonology from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Rami Alsakran is the Strategy Director who oversees the strategic plans, objectives, and initiatives for NELC. He has more than 12 years of experience in government, private, and nonprofit sector. He obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems, Master of Business Administration, and PHD in Educational Leadership from USA.
Eng. Anas Al Mudaifer is the Chief Executive Officer of the Human Capability Development Program (HCDP), one of the Saudi Vision 2030 Programs. Anas has extensive experience in public transformation, E-transformation, and strategy & management consulting, in local and international organizations. Prior to joining HCDP, he was the Strategy and Planning Vice President at the National Transformation Program (NTP).
Dr. Borhene Chakroun is an engineer and has a PhD in Education Sciences from Bourgogne University in France. Borhene worked, during the 1990s, as a trainer, chief trainer, project manager. He has also worked as a short-term consultant for the EU, World Bank and other international organizations before coming to the European Training Foundation (ETF) in 2001. At the ETF, Borhene worked as a Senior Human Capital Development specialist. He is now Director of Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems Division at UNESCO-HQ.
Brikena Xhomaqi is the Director of the Lifelong Learning Platform - European Civil Society for Education (former EUCIS-LLL) since 2016. The LLL Platform represents over 40 European wide civil society networks in the field of education from early childhood to adult education, including formal, non-formal and informal learning providers and learners.
Dr. Geoffrey Parker is a professor of engineering at Dartmouth College where he also serves as Director of the Master of Engineering Management Program. In addition, he is a research fellow at MIT’s Initiative for the Digital Economy where he leads platform industry research studies and co-chairs the annual MIT Platform Strategy Summit.
Dr. Anant Agarwal is the chief open education officer at 2U, Inc., guiding and furthering the company’s mission to increase access to high-quality education for everyone, everywhere. Anant joined 2U through the edX acquisition, where he directed its evolution into one of the world’s leading online learning platforms as founder and CEO.
Dr. Peter C. Evans is the Managing Partner at the Platform Strategy Institute. Dr. Evans has over 20 years of experience leading teams in identifying, assessing, and communicating high-priority marketplace trends and disruptions to shape effective business strategy, innovation and investment.
Navanit has 30+ years experience spanning Top Global MNCs/ Indian Blue chips/ Govt bodies and Startups. Significant time with Tatas/ IBM/ GE apart from various entrepreneurial ventures. Navanit is an outside thinker keeping the Customer at the center of decision making.
Dr. Rob Abel is the chief executive officer of IMS Global Learning Consortium, a nonprofit collaboration of the world's leading universities, school districts, government organizations, content providers, and technology suppliers, cooperating to accelerate learning technology interoperability, adoption, and impact, and the president of its affiliated 1EdTech Foundation.
Dr. Majdah Abdulhadi Shugdar is currently the Director General for Training Department, Education & Training Evaluation Commission, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She received her Doctorate of Business Administration from Cardiff Metropolitan University, completed her Post-Graduate Diploma in Research Management at Bradford University, in the United Kingdom. She initiated the Quality and Evaluation Foundation Certificate – a certification program intended for evaluators, practitioners, and reviewers kingdom-wide.
Professor Mark Brown is Ireland’s first Chair of Digital Learning and Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) at Dublin City University. Mark is an EDEN Fellow and serves on the Management Board of EDEN Digital Learning Europe.
Alex leads IBM’s global work in digital credentials and is an executive in IBM’s blockchain and talent transformation organizations. His work focuses on the transition from physical to digital credentials, and the transition to a skills-based economy. The transition from physical to digital credentials will enable new and more efficient business processes in the areas of digital identity, health records, academic credentials, business licensure, vocational and professional licensure, etc.
Andy Hancock is Chief Executive Officer of FutureLearn, a global learning platform. Founded in 2012 by The Open University with a mission to transform access to education, FutureLearn has a global network of almost 18 million learners, has hosted over 5,000 online courses since launch, and partnerships with more than 250 leading global brands and universities.
Jeff Maggioncalda joined Coursera as CEO in June 2017 and since then helped the company grow to over 92 million learners, served by high-quality learning content from more than 250 of the world’s top universities and industry educators. He previously served for 18 years as the founding CEO at Financial Engines Inc, a company co-founded by economist and Nobel Prize winner William Sharpe.
John is a Professor of Computer Science at the Open University, Director of the Knowledge Media Institute, the OU's technology research and innovation centre, and the President of STI International, a semantics-focused networking organization. He has published over 280 refereed articles (h-index 58) in the areas of semantics, the Web, distributed ledgers and eLearning.