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What will be the education of the future, what role will technology play, what are the best examples of integration between education, technology and innovation, and how can we ensure that the new digital society is fairer and has opportunities for all? If we want to reinvent education in the digital world we have to start by asking the right questions. To address these issues, enlightED will bring together world experts from the 2nd to 4th of October at La Nave in Madrid in a meeting promoted by Fundación Telefónica, IE University, and South Summit, as part of South Summit 2019.

10.000+

Attendees

in Person and via Streaming
1.240+

Corporations

1.160+

Startups

70+

Accredited Journalists

from 14 Countries
2MM+

PRV

7.700+

Digital Media

Interactions

Edtech Startup Competition

enlightED also wants to serve as a window onto the world and a networking space for edtech startups. Hence a special competition has been launched to award prizes to the best 10 edtech startups worldwide, which can be at any stage of development.

Selected startups will be among the finalists of South Summit and will have the opportunity to have their own space at the event, thereby gaining advantages that include enhanced visibility, access to education, and meetings with potential investors or businesses that seek innovation and mentoring.

Entrepreneurs interested in taking part in the competition have until July 14 to register on the southsummit.co website. Finalists will travel to Madrid to present their projects and, in addition to the South Summit competition prizes, will be eligible for the enlightED Awards, which include four special prizes:

· IE University enlightED Prize for the "Best Startup in Higher Education".

· Telefónica Foundation enlightED Prize for the "Startup with the Biggest Social Impact on Education".

· Telefónica Educación Digital enlightED Prize for the "Best Tech Solution for Learning and Education".

· Wayra enlightED Prize for the "Most Scalable EdTech Startup".

Evaluation criteria for entries include innovative nature, viability, scalability, team profile, and a capacity for attracting investment. The judges' panel will comprise international investors, entrepreneurs and experts in a range of sectors.

Join the Competition!

Who was there

2018 Speakers

José María Álvarez-Pallete

José María Álvarez-Pallete

Chairman & CEO, Telefónica S.A

José María Álvarez-Pallete

José María Álvarez-Pallete

Chairman & CEO, Telefónica S.A

Mr. Álvarez-Pallete has a degree in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid. He also studied Economics at the Université Libre of Brussels (Belgium), holds an International Management Programme (IMP) from IPADE Business School and an Advance Research Degree from the Complutense University of Madrid. In February 1999 he joined the Telefónica Group as Chief Financial Officer of Telefónica Internacional S.A.U., and in September of the same year he became Chief Financial Officer of Telefónica S.A. In July 2002, he was appointed Executive Chairman of Telefónica Internacional S.A.; in July 2006, General Manager of Telefónica Latinoamérica, and in March 2009 Chairman of Telefónica Latinoamérica. In September 2011 he was named Executive Chairman of Telefónica Europe. And in September 2012 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Telefónica S.A. Since April 8th 2016 he is Chairman & CEO of Telefónica S.A. and Member of the Board of Telefónica S.A., position he holds since July 2006.

Ken Robinson

Ken Robinson

TED Speaker, New York Times best-selling Author, Education & Creativity Expert, Education Expert

Ken Robinson

Ken Robinson

TED Speaker, New York Times best-selling Author, Education & Creativity Expert, Education Expert

Sir Ken Robinson works with governments, education systems, international agencies, global corporations and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations to unlock the creative energy of people and organizations. He has led national and international projects on creative and cultural education in the UK, Europe, Asia and the United States. The embodiment of the prestigious TED Conference and its commitment to spreading new ideas, Sir Ken Robinson is the most watched speaker in TED’s history. His 2006 talk, “Do Schools Kill Creativity” has been viewed online over 40 million times and seen by an estimated 350 million people in 160 countries. For twelve years, he was professor of arts education at the University of Warwick in the UK and is now professor emeritus. In 1999, he led a national commission on creativity, education and the economy for the UK Government. All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education (The Robinson Report) was published to wide acclaim.

Barbara Oakley

Barbara Oakley

Best Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), `Learning How to Learn´,

Barbara Oakley

Barbara Oakley

Best Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), `Learning How to Learn´,

Barbara Oakley, PhD, PE is a Professor of Engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan; the Ramón y Cajal Distinguished Scholar of Global Digital Learning at McMaster University; and Coursera’s inaugural “Innovation Instructor.” Her work focuses on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior. Dr. Oakley’s research has been described as “revolutionary” in the Wall Street Journal—she has published in outlets as varied as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. She has won numerous teaching awards, including the American Society of Engineering Education’s Chester F. Carlson Award for technical innovation in engineering education. Together with Terrence Sejnowski, the Francis Crick Professor at the Salk Institute, she co-teaches Coursera – UC San Diego’s “Learning How to Learn,” the world’s most popular massive open online course.

Cesar Alierta

Cesar Alierta

Exec. Chairman, Fundación Telefónica

Cesar Alierta

Cesar Alierta

Exec. Chairman, Fundación Telefónica

Born May 5, 1945, César Alierta holds a degree in law from the University of Zaragoza and an MBA from Columbia University in New York (1970). He is currently Executive Chairman of Fundación Telefónica and is also a member of the Board of Directors of China Unicom. Since September, 2010, he has been an independent board member, chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee of the Board of Directors of International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG), the company resulting from the merger of Iberia and British Airways. Mr. Alierta is also a member of the Columbia Business School Board of Overseers and academic of the Real Academia de Ciencias Económicas y Financieras of Spain.

Jonathan Zittrain

Jonathan Zittrain

Founding Director, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University,

Jonathan Zittrain

Jonathan Zittrain

Founding Director, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University,

"One of the world’s leading scholars and voices on the impact of digital technology – from the Internet of Things to Big Data, to artificial intelligence, cyber threats and security – Jonathan Zittrain employs decades of experience interrogating and influencing the legal, technological and world-shaping aspects of virtual terrains. A highly regarded teacher, speaker and master moderator, Zittrain provides diverse audiences with an inside look at the future of work, and what to expect from recent advances in AI and digital platforms. Named a “100 Top Global Thinker” (Foreign Policy, 2012), he is a founding director of Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, where he anchors various disciplines throughout Harvard as professor of international law and director of the Harvard Law School Library, the largest private law library in the world; professor of computer science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; and professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Gover

Gerd Leonhard

Gerd Leonhard

Futurist, Visionary Thinker, Keynote Speaker and Author ‘Technology vs Humanities,

Gerd Leonhard

Gerd Leonhard

Futurist, Visionary Thinker, Keynote Speaker and Author ‘Technology vs Humanities,

Gerd Leonhard is a widely-known and top-rated futurist, with over 1500 engagements in 50+ countries since 2004 and a combined audience of over 1 million people. Gerd focusses on near-future, ‘nowist’ observations and actionable foresights in the sectors of humanity, society, business and commerce, media, technology and communications. Gerd is also an influential author, a sought-after executive ‘future trainer’ and a trusted strategic advisor. He is the co-author of the best-selling book The Future of Music and the author of 5 other books including ‘The Humanity Challenge’ (June 2016). Gerd is also the host of the web-TV series TheFutureShow and the CEO of TheFuturesAgency, a global network of over 30 leading futurists. Gerd is considered a leading voice on a wide range of topics including digital transformation and the opportunity-challenges of the coming exponential society.

Santiago Íñiguez

Santiago Íñiguez

President, IE University

Santiago Íñiguez

Santiago Íñiguez

President, IE University

Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño is the President of IE University and a recognized influencer in global higher education. Iniguez has played a leading role in business education over the past two decades and actively contributes in different forums and networks to foster innovation and development in higher education. He was portrayed by the Financial Times as “one of the most significant figures in promoting European business schools internationally”. He is the past Chairman of AACSB and also serves on the boards of Renmin University Business School (China), Antai Business School (Jiao Tong University, China), LUISS Business School (Italy), Mazars University (France) and FGV-EASP Fundaçao Getulio Vargas (Brazil). He has also served as member on the Board of EFMD and the Awarding Body of EQUIS. Iniguez is also the Vice-Chairman of Financial Times/IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance, a leading provider of custom education programs for companies worldwide.

Joseph Aoun

Joseph Aoun

President Northeastern University in Boston, Author`Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence´,

Joseph Aoun

Joseph Aoun

President Northeastern University in Boston, Author`Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence´,

Joseph E. Aoun, a leader in higher education policy and a renowned scholar in linguistics, is the seventh President of Northeastern University. An internationally respected voice on the value of global and experiential education, President Aoun has enhanced Northeastern’s signature co-op program with opportunities around the world. Northeastern students have worked, studied, and conducted research in 136 countries, on all seven continents, with a network of more than 3,000 employer partners. President Aoun has strategically aligned the University’s research enterprise with three global imperatives—health, security, and sustainability. Northeastern’s faculty focus on interdisciplinary research, entrepreneurship, and transforming academic research into commercial solutions for the world’s most pressing problems. During President Aoun’s tenure, the University has realized a 189 percent growth in external research funding, along with approximately 1,500 patent applications filed by faculty and students.

Partners

Fundación Telefónica promotes the social side of the digital transformation through educational, cultural, employability and volunteer projects. It is present in Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. By the end of 2017, it had impacted 6 million people.

IE University offers a technology-based learning ecosystem for leaders who make a difference in the world through innovation, global vision, an entrepreneurial mindset and a unique approach to the Humanities.

South Summit is the leading innovation platform that connects the most disruptive startups with investors and corporations around the world looking to improve their competitiveness through innovation. South Summit will be held the 2rd to 4th of October at La Nave in Madrid (Spain).

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