Future of Education and Workforce Summit

17 October 2019. InterContinental Sydney

Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House

Ideas, insights and connections for the new learning and talent economy.

The HolonIQ ‘Future of Education and Workforce’ Summit Series convenes 1,000 leaders across nine invitation-only events around the world, generating ideas, delivering insight, and making the connections that help shape the new learning and talent economy.

Invitation Only

HolonIQ Summits are invitation-only, intimate one-day events designed for leaders, executives and investors shaping the global learning & talent economy. We create unique opportunities for executives to discuss and learn from peers who share their own experiences and perspectives. Request an Invitation.

Exclusive Data & Research

Expect exclusive data and research with breaking news from our speakers, fireside chats and interviews with CEO’s of leading global education disruptors and incumbents, sessions with the entrepreneurs shaping tomorrow’s education and talent landscape and investors who are fueling and supporting innovation.

No Panels. No Pay-to-Play

Our moderators are global experts and top journalists from around the world. They pack punch with challenging and well-researched questions, and our speakers respond in kind. Presenters cannot pay to speak so there are never any sales pitches on stage.

Networking made easy

We dedicate time and space for networking and give you the tools to engage in an unlimited number of 1:1 meetings. Together, our Global Summits will see over 10,000 new connections made around the world.

Agenda

Thursday, 17 October 2019

08:30

Registration. Coffee and Breakfast

09:00

Global Education Landscape (Plenary)

As 2019 comes to a close, we reflect on a decade of innovation, investment and technology in education and look ahead towards scenarios for education in 2030. Asia’s rapid rise and cross-border live-online tutoring markets. US admissions, student debt, and political pressure. Europe’s inertia and momentum. Africa’s Next Billion. Global student flows in a de-globalizing world.

Maria Spies

Managing Director and Co-Founder, HolonIQ

Patrick Brothers

Managing Director and Co-Founder, HolonIQ

09:30

Cluey Learning

Fresh from a $20m fundraising round, Cluey Learning CEO discusses the opportunity to disrupt the traditional tutoring market and scale personalised 'live' afterschool learning.

Mark Rohald

CEO at Cluey Learning

Moderator:

Patrick Brothers

Managing Director and Co-Founder, HolonIQ

09:50

UTS

UTS' historical focus on work readiness as well as it's technology roots provide a good foundation for the current demands placed on universities. What are universities doing to ensure relevancy into the 21st century? Hear from UTS' education and student experience architect about how the university is addressing these challenges.

Shirley Alexander

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Students) at UTS

Moderator:

Maria Spies

Managing Director, HolonIQ

10:10

Prosper Education

Prosper CEO provides insights into the $90B Chinese pre-school market with almost 50m students and discusses the opportunities and challenges of this mega-market.

Martin Beeche

CEO Prosper

Moderator:

Tim Dodd

Higher Education Editor at The Australian

10:30

Networking Break

10:50

Sana Labs - AI and the Future of Education

Based out of Sweden, Sana Labs partners with education providers for personalized learning solutions. In this session, the CEO provides insights about the use of AI in learning processes across global markets and discusses both the issues and impact of AI in education.

Samuel Björklund

Business Development Manager

Moderator:

Maria Spies

Managing Director, HolonIQ

11:20

Faethm - AI and the Future of Work

Faethm is an AI driven platform to map workforce needs for the Fourth Industrlal Revolution. In this session the CEO will provide insights about the jobs of the future that are being created now and how organisations can tap into the skills of their current workforce to support future needs. The session will cover the role of formal education institutions and which countries are doing well to support their future workforce needs.

Michael Priddis

CEO, Faethm

Moderator:

Tim Dodd

Higher Education Editor at The Australian

11:50

Networking Break

12:10

Chegg

Trading with a A$5B+ market cap, Chegg provides services from textbook rentals, live tutoring, test prep, homework solutions, internships and finding the right college to millions of students worldwide. This session provides an overview of the Chegg's journey since launch in 2012 and insights into the changing student demand from different parts of the world, as well as what Chegg is seeing in the International markets.

Christina Lee

Vice President of International Growth at Chegg Inc.

Moderator:

Maria Spies

Managing Director, HolonIQ

12:30

GO1

Backed by Microsoft's M12 venture fund, GO1 raised $30M earlier this year to support global expansion of its online training marketplace currently servicing 1.5m learners. in this session the CEO will provide insights into what areas are seeing most traction for workforce upskilling and where the future lies for corporate training and talent development.

Andrew Barnes

CEO and Co-Founder, GO1

Moderator:

David Linke

Managing Director, EduGrowth

12:50

InStride

Spun out of Arizona State University, Instride is a 'boundary spanning' model, working between large global corporates and education providers to support workforce upskilling at scale. This session will provide insights into how this model is working, what they're seeing in market demand and the implications for traditional institutions who hope to service a B2B market.

Josh Jarrett

Executive Director of Global Partnerships at InStride

Moderator:

Patrick Brothers

Managing Director and Co-Founder, HolonIQ

13:10

Networking Lunch

13:50

Keypath

The global online HE market is expect to reach $74B by 2025. Keypath Education is a key global player in the OPM space supporting universities to go online. Hear from the CEO about market trends, where next for Keypath and the future of the OPM model.

Ryan O'Hare

CEO, Australia & Asia-Pacific at Keypath

Moderator:

Maria Spies

Managing Director, HolonIQ

14:10

Open Learning

Founder and CEO of Australia-Malaysia based online learning platform discusses the opportunities for online learning in the Australian and South East Asia market and underlying barriers for achieving both scale and completion outcomes for online learning.

Adam Brimo

Founder & CEO at OpenLearning.com

Moderator:

David Linke

Managing Director, EduGrowth

14:30

Crimson

Session description coming soon

Sharndre Kushor

Co-Founder & COO

Moderator:

Patrick Brothers

Managing Director and Co-Founder, HolonIQ

14:50

Networking Break

15:10

Post Secondary Market Overview

Governments around the world are looking to their vocational education systems to deliver on critical workforce upskilling needs. However, policy, funding and delivery models are out of step with strategy. This session will provide insight into what's ahead for Australia's TVET sector.

Claire Field

Principal at Claire Field & Associates

Moderator:

David Linke

Managing Director, EduGrowth

15:30

EdventureCo

EdventureCo is expanding into South East Asia to support the vast workforce upskilling needs across these economies. In this session the CEO will discuss how they are tackling this large but fragmented set of markets, where some of the key opportunities lie for workforce upskilling in Asia and some of the models they are deploying to succeed in these markets.

Sean Steele

CEO EdVentureCo

Moderator:

Maria Spies

Managing Director, HolonIQ

15:50

Trilogy

Trilogy Education, recently acquired by OPM, 2U for a cool $750M is setting up in Australia. The BootCamp provider partners with Universities to deliver short, sharp courses in fast moving technology areas. The newly appointed Australia MD will outline Trilogy's strategy in the market.

Riley Batchelor

Vice President, Trilogy Education Asia Pacific

Moderator:

Patrick Brothers

Managing Director and Co-Founder, HolonIQ

16:10

Networking Break

16:30

VIP Speaker

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Moderator:

Patrick Brothers

Managing Director and Co-Founder, HolonIQ

17:00

Closing Session

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Maria Spies

Managing Director and Co-Founder, HolonIQ

Patrick Brothers

Managing Director and Co-Founder, HolonIQ

17:20

Networking Reception

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