Minister of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia
Prof. dr. Kustec has been teaching subjects on policy analysis, human rights policy and global governance. She is the author of over 400 scholarly works on a variety of issues, published by leading Slovenian and international academic publishers.
European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
Mrs. Gabriel is the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth. Her responsibilities include ensuring a swift agreement and full implementation of the Horizon Europe programme, ensuring investment flows for innovation and updating the Digital Education Action Plan.
European Commissioner for Competition
Margrethe is the current European Commissioner for Competition (since 2014) and Executive Vice President of the European Commission for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age (since 2019). Her responsibilities include coordinating work on a European strategy on data and on a European approach to AI.
Minister of Public Administration of the Republic of Slovenia
Boštjan background is in law, and also he worked with three crypto-companies as a lawyer and co-founder, and was the director of the GLEDOS (Global Education System) project. He (co-)authored legal opinions and other scholarly texts about blockchain technology and entrepreneurship.
Deputy Head of Unit Innovation and EIT at DG EAC, European Commission
Mr. Dimitrov joined the EC in 2008. Since 2020 he has been the project team leader for the new edition of the Digital Education Action Plan (DEAP) by the European Union.
Researcher and the Head of Radical Creativity at Aalto University
Riikka is the leader of the new Aalto University strategy’s cross-cutting approach of Radical Creativity. She is a visual artist/sculptor, visual arts teacher and researcher.
Founder and CEO of Educreators Foundation
Mrs. Riesen is the Founder and CEO of Educreators Foundation, a non-profit supporting deep change in education.
Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning at Dublin City University
Mr. Brown has been active in the field of Distance Learning in New Zealand, Australia and Europe. In 2017 he was recognised by the Commonwealth of Learning (CoL) as a world leader in supporting new digitally enhanced models of higher education.
Carla Rojas Arana
Global award winner of DigiEduHack 2020 / Team Believe
Carla is an interior designer that is passionate and fights for human rights and sex education. She’s one of the global winners of DigiEduHack 2020 and Global Ambassador 2021. She is part of the University Innovation Fellows of Stanford University, and she is working in Digital Education.
Global award winner of DigiEduHack 2020 / Team Squiddy
Sergio Facchini is a freelancer and bachelor student of University of Trento. His projects include mobile apps, websites and custom CRM software. He is passionate about programming, marketing and self-improvement. During his free time he is probably learning something new.
Global award winner of DigiEduHack 2020 / Team SaveYourDopamine
Felix is 25 years old, living in Berlin. He studied physics and is currently working as a software developer. SaveDopamine, the solution he co-created with his teammates is going to "change the world, helping companies to match employees to projects, based on their individual skill sets".
Global award winner of DigiEduHack 2020 / Team SaveYourDopmaine
Luciano is one of the DigiEduHack 2020 Global award winners and DigiEduHack ambassador. Currently working on SaveDopamine, the project that aims at revolutionising the future of work. His favourite topics to speak about are the future of society, AI and blockchain, as well as quantum physics.
Professor of Computer Science at the Open University
Mr. Domingue is a British academic, professor at and Director of the Knowledge Media Institute at the Open University in Milton Keynes, and researcher in the semantic web, linked data, services, blockchain and education.
Mr. Iyer is a Pizza lover and when he is not having pizza he is obsessing about the future of Global education. He has written a bestselling book about what could be India's fifth biggest religion - Engineering. His upcoming book is supposed to be a secret and he wouldn't tell us more about it.
Founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC)
Mrs Lesi is a social entrepreneur, economist and information technology expert. She is the founder and executive director of Women's Technology Empowerment Centre, a non-profit organisation that empowers women and girls socially and economically through education in Information technology
Head of the Open Data Portal in the Slovenian Ministry of Public Administration
Mr. Veršič has been the Head of the Open Data Portal in the Slovenian Ministry of Public Administration since 2015 and the Project Manager at Open Data Hub Slovenia since 2020. His achievements include the establishment of the Slovenian open data ecosystem.
High School Teacher
Mrs. Blažić is a language arts teacher, education technology consultant, course designer and international speaker.
Mr. Verswijvel is a Belgian educator and expert trainer who works as a Senior Pedagogical Adviser for European Schoolnet in Brussels.
Professor at the University of Ljubljana
Mr. Zupan is a professor at the University of Ljubljana. He also enjoys building things. His first popular web application was GenePath: it is over ten years old but still runs! Mr. Zupan is teaming up with a spin-off Genialis to build data mining pipelines with simple web interfaces.
Colin de la Higuera
Mr. de la Higuera is the author of more than 70 reviewed research papers and the holder of the UNESCO chair in technologies for the training of teachers by open educational resources at University of Nantes.
Lead data scientist at UNICEF
Dr. Dohyung Kim is a lead data scientist at UNICEF. He earned his PhD in Geographical Sciences from the University of Maryland and worked at NASA Goddard space flight center as a postdoctoral researcher until he joined UNICEF in 2017.
Mr. Pesek has been an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Maribor since 2009. He teaches programming algorithms to future mathematicians and e-teaching methods to future science teachers. Also, he has co-authored 10 original scientific papers.
Acting Director at IRCAI
Mr. Shawe-Taylor has contributed in the development of the analysis and subsequent algorithmic definition of principled machine learning algorithms founded in statistical learning theory. This work has helped to drive a fundamental rebirth in the field of machine learning.
Lenart J. Kučič
Lenart J. Kučič is a journalist for the independent and non-profit media outlet podcrto.si, a lecturer and podcast host on the Marsowci network, and a co-editor of the online magazine Disenz.
Mitchell L. Stevens
Professor of Education and Sociology at Stanford University
Mr. Stevens has written scholarly articles for a variety of academic journals and editorials. Among them his most recent book: The Changing Ecology of Higher Education and Seeing the World: How US Universities Make Knowledge in a Global Era.
Assistant Teaching Professor at UC San Diego
Mr. Moshiri is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at UC San Diego, where he researches viral phylogenetics and develops Massive Adaptive Interactive Texts (MAITs) for computing courses.
Primary School Teacher
Mrs. Jelen is a primary school teacher in Slovenia. In 2015, she won the Information Commissioner's competition for the best lesson on online safety. By turning her classroom into a virtual world, she used various games to promote positive online behaviour among elementary school pupils.
Affiliated to the UCL Centre for Artificial Intelligence
Mr. Bulathwela is affiliated to the UCL Centre for Artificial Intelligence currently contributing to the X5GON project and HumaneAI project working. His research interests lie on the theme: “Improving Recommendations of Educational Contents to Lifelong Learners”.
CEO JA Europe
Mr. Nigro dedicates his energy and passion to preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. He specialises in multi-stakeholder partnerships, workforce development and entrepreneurship programmes. He joined JA Europe in 2020 after having spent twelve years at Education for Employment.
Sana El Harbi
Professor at the University of Sousse
Mrs. El Harbi is a Full Professor at the University of Sousse. Her teaching and research interests include Entrepreneurship, Experimental Economics, Regional Development and Economics of Education. She has organized several conferences and workshops, amongst others on Open Education Resources
Researcher at NIED, University of Campinas
Mr. Amiel coordinates the UNESCO Chair in Open Education. He has previously been a visiting fellow at the University of Wollongong and a visiting professor at Utah State University. He currently conducts research funded by FAPESP and CAPES on schooling and teacher professional development.
Mr. Holmes interests are in the learning sciences and learning innovations, focused on AI in Education: the application of AI to both enhance and further understand learning, and the ethical and social implications of AI applied in educational contexts. Co-authored three books on AIED
Chair of Interaction Design
Mrs. Rogers is a British psychologist and computer scientist. She is the director of The University College London Interaction Centre at University College London. She has authored or contributed to more than 250 publications.
Programme Specialist in the Digital Innovation and Transformation
Mrs. Varoglu works in the Communications and Information Sector at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. She is responsible for the implementation of the UNESCO OER Recommendation and related OER Dynamic Coalition and the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers.
Piret Liv Stern Dahl
Learning Technology Strategy Developer, EIT Climate KIC
Mrs. Stern Dahl is an adventurer in digital education with a solid experience in transformational strategies and in co-creation.
Senior Advisor for Teaching and Learning Innovations at the British University in Egyp
Mrs. Osman has her PhD and MSc in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University Bloomington with a minor in Organizational Behavior, an MA in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) from the American University in Cairo, and a BA in English from Alexandria University.
Chief of the Unit for Technology and Artificial Intelligence in Education, UNESCO
Mr. Miao is leading programmes on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and education, ICT in education policy development, digital skills development for teachers and students, mobile learning, and future e-schools. He is also managing the UNESCO Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education.