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What is enlightED?

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 3rd to 5th of October at La Nave in Madrid in a meeting promoted by Fundación Telefónica, IE University, and South Summit, as part of South Summit 2018.

Who will be there

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, Education Expert

Ken Robinson

Ken Robinson

TED Speaker, 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.

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.

Barbara Oakley

Barbara Oakley

Instructor for the MOOC,

Barbara Oakley

Barbara Oakley

Instructor for the MOOC,

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

Professor at Harvard Law School,

Jonathan Zittrain

Jonathan Zittrain

Professor at Harvard Law School,

"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,

Gerd Leonhard

Gerd Leonhard

Futurist, Visionary Thinker,

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.

David de la Calle

David de la Calle

Founder & CEO, UNICOOS

David de la Calle

David de la Calle

Founder & CEO, UNICOOS

Nació en Madrid en 1972. Cuando era pequeño le encantaban las películas de ciencia ficción porque alucinaba con los efectos especiales. Pero sobre todo le gustaban porque siempre salía del cine haciéndose alguna pregunta. Quizá aquellas películas son las culpables de que decidiera estudiar Ingeniería de Sistemas de Telecomunicación. Cuando la crisis le dejó sin trabajo David decidió fundar una academia de estudios. Pero esa misma crisis impedía a muchos de sus alumnos pagarla y abandonaban sus clases, así que decidió abrir un canal de Youtube, Unicoos, por el que pudieran seguirlas. Ahora cuenta con un millón de suscriptores (acaba de recibir el “botón de oro Youtube”) y su canal es un referente en el mundo educativo y de divulgación científica de habla hispana, convirtiéndose en el primer canal de ciencia de España y uno de los tres más seguidos en lengua hispana. David Calle contribuye además con su canal, y ahora con su libro, a promocionar las vocaciones STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathemat

Joseph Aoun

Joseph Aoun

President of Northeastern University,

Joseph Aoun

Joseph Aoun

President of Northeastern University,

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.

Maysa Jalbout

Maysa Jalbout

CEO, AGFforE Foundation – UAE

Maysa Jalbout

Maysa Jalbout

CEO, AGFforE Foundation – UAE

Maysa Jalbout is a recognized leader in the field of education and philanthropy. A true industry veteran, Jalbout has more than 20 years of experience in building effective organizations, initiatives and partnerships in Canada, the Middle East and in developing nations. As the founding CEO of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education - a landmark philanthropic initiative with a budget of $1 billion and an ambitious goal of educating 15,000 youth within 10 years - Maysa is focused on building an institution, initiatives and networks that are impact driven, sustainable and scalable. For her work in the region, Forbes recognized her as one of the 100 most powerful businesswomen in the Arab world in 2016 and 2017. Prior to this post, she held senior roles including her post as the founding CEO of the Queen Rania Foundation and trusted advisor to global leaders, philanthropists, companies and aid agencies investing in the developing world.

John Ridding

John Ridding

CEO of Financial Times Group,

John Ridding

John Ridding

CEO of Financial Times Group,

"John Ridding is the Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Times Group, one of the world’s leading business news organisations recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Under his stewardship, the FT has expanded its global operations, successfully scaled and transformed its core business and acquired a number of companies that support its multichannel strategy, including Money-Media, Medley Global Advisors, Exec-Appointments, Assanka (renamed FT Labs), Alpha Grid and Longitude. John sits on the board of Bonnier Business Press, part of the international media conglomerate Bonnier AB. He is also Chairman of Room to Read, a US-based charity that supports education and literacy in developing countries, and a member of its UK Advisory Board From the FT page: John is the Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Times. He has been with the FT for more than 25 years in both editorial and executive positions. Under his stewardship the Financial Times has expanded its global operatio

David Cuartielles

David Cuartielles

Founder, Arduino

David Cuartielles

David Cuartielles

Founder, Arduino

David Cuartielles’s work spans the fields of programming, education, research and product development. In 2005 David co-created the Open Hardware platform Arduino, which has become a leading platform for DIY electronics and which earned the team an Honorary Mention at the Ars Electronica Digital Community Prix 2006, the SER price 2015, the FIUM price 2017, and an Ashoka Fellowship 2017, among others. Since the late nineties he has developed robotic, mobile and net based interactive art installations and open source tools for live performance and education. A passionate speaker on the how we can reform education through practically enabling children and young people to play and test, engineering ideas in partnership with peers and experts others. He works to enable such learning to take place through various initiatives including the Institute Of Interactive Objects laboratory at Malmö University, the Arduino community and his academic research and forthcoming PhD at Malmö University

Nick van Dam

Nick van Dam

Professor uPenn/Nyenrode,

Nick van Dam

Nick van Dam

Professor uPenn/Nyenrode,

"Nick is passionate about helping individuals reach their full potential. He is an internationally recognized thought leader, adviser, researcher, author, and speaker on corporate Learning, Talent and Leadership Development. Over the course of his career he has served more than 100 clients around the world. As Chief Learning Officer, he leads worldwide Learning & Development for McKinsey. He is a Full Professor Corporate Learning & Development at Nyenrode Business Universiteit, a visiting professor at Harvard, and Associate Professor at Wharton/PENN CLO Executive Doctorate Program (USA). He is board member of ICEDR. Nick has written articles and has been quoted by The Financial Times, Fortune Magazine, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, Management Consulting, Learning & Training Innovations Magazine, T+D Magazine and The India Times. He has authored and co-authored 25+ books including e.g. Change Compass, 2001; The e-Learning Fieldbook, 2004 , The Business Impact of e-Learning, 2005, and ‘25 Best Pr

Rosalía Arteaga

Rosalía Arteaga

Politician, writer and social activist,

Rosalía Arteaga

Rosalía Arteaga

Politician, writer and social activist,

"Rosalía Arteaga Serrano - Ecuadorian, the first woman to have held the positions of Constitutional President and Vice President of the Republic of Ecuador. Former Secretary General of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization, was also Deputy Minister of Culture and Minister of Education. Lawyer, doctor of jurisprudence, she has a degree in journalism and MA in anthropology. She served until 2007 as a member of the Editorial Board of the Encyclopedia Britannica, as well as director of Natura Regional Foundation. She was, until 2012, member of the Executive Council of Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE, according to its initials in Spanish) in Costa Rica. Currently is member of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, serves as member of the Board of the Library of Alexandria in Egypt, and recently became a member of honor of the Royal Academy of Doctors of Europe, as well as being named Latin Women of the Year 2015 by We Care for Humanity Organization- Nowadays she is

Pierre Dubuc

Pierre Dubuc

Co-founder and CEO, OpenClassrooms

Pierre Dubuc

Pierre Dubuc

Co-founder and CEO, OpenClassrooms

"Pierre is the cofounder of OpenClassrooms. Together with Mathieu Nebra, Pierre created the precursor of OpenClassrooms in 1999, at age 11. He is now the CEO of the company, one of the first online campuses in Europe and among the largest EdTechs in the world. In 2016, Pierre appeared among Forbes’ “30 under 30” for social entrepreneurship.

Sanjay Sarma

Sanjay Sarma

Vice President for Open Learning, MIT

Sanjay Sarma

Sanjay Sarma

Vice President for Open Learning, MIT

Sanjay Sarma is the Fred Fort Flowers (1941) and Daniel Fort Flowers (1941) Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He is the Vice President for Open Learning at MIT. He co-founded the Auto-ID Center at MIT and developed many of the key technologies behind the EPC suite of RFID standards now used worldwide. He was also the the founder and CTO of OATSystems, which was acquired by Checkpoint Systems (NYSE: CKP) in 2008. He serves on the boards of GS1US and Hochschild Mining and several startup companies including Top Flight Technologies. Dr. Sarma received his Bachelors from the Indian Institute of Technology, his Masters from Carnegie Mellon University and his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. Sarma also worked at Schlumberger Oilfield Services in Aberdeen, UK, and at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories in Berkeley, California. He has authored over 100 academic papers in computational geometry, sensing, RFID, automation and CAD, and is the recipient of numerous awards for teaching and rese

Catherine Whitaker

Catherine Whitaker

CEO, EtonX

Catherine Whitaker

Catherine Whitaker

CEO, EtonX

“Catherine Whitaker is CEO and Head of Learning at EtonX, a wholly-owned trading subsidiary of Eton College, UK. EtonX’s mission is to create innovative software, pedagogy and high-quality course materials to allow teenagers to develop the skills they need for their future success. Its Future Skills Programme has just launched and features a state-of-the-art virtual classroom where students learn live online in small groups. Catherine was previously Chief Operating Officer of Knowledge Transmission, an EdTech start-up which created a social learning platform for English language learners. She has a background in educational publishing, having worked at senior level in business development and editorial roles at HarperCollins, CUP and Macmillan. Currently based in London, she has lived and worked in France, the USA and South Africa.”

Matt Sigelman

Matt Sigelman

CEO at Burning Glass Technologies,

Matt Sigelman

Matt Sigelman

CEO at Burning Glass Technologies,

Matt Sigelman is CEO of Burning Glass Technologies, a leading labor market analytics firm. For more than a decade, he has led Burning Glass in harnessing the power of data and artificial intelligence technologies that have cracked the genetic code of the job market. Powered by the world’s largest and most sophisticated database of jobs and talent, Burning Glass delivers real-time data and breakthrough planning tools that inform careers, define academic programs, and shape workforces. Burning Glass has helped to fill millions of jobs and its data drive initiatives for more than a dozen state and national governments. Matt is consulted frequently by national media, by researchers, and the White House. He served previously with McKinsey & Company and Capital One. He holds an A.B. from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Harvard.

Simon Nelson

Simon Nelson

CEO, Future Learn

Simon Nelson

Simon Nelson

CEO, Future Learn

Simon Nelson is Chief Executive of FutureLearn, the leading social learning platform and first UK-based provider of massive open online courses (MOOCs), which has now evolved to offer fully online degrees. The Open University-backed FutureLearn site went live in October 2013; since then, it has attracted 8 million registered learners studying 19 million courses between them. To date, FutureLearn has partnered with a quarter of the world’s top 200 universities, including over 90 UK and international universities, and 36 specialist education providers and centres of excellence, including the British Council, Houses of Parliament, Raspberry Pi and Cancer Research UK, to deliver free and paid for online courses to its global community of learners. In May 2015, FutureLearn delivered the biggest single run of a MOOC ever, with a record of more than 440,000 people signing up for the IELTs course from the British Council. In May 2016, FutureLearn launched its first credit-bearing MOOCs, a milestone followed by

Bernhard Niesner

Bernhard Niesner

Co-founder & CEO, busuu

Bernhard Niesner

Bernhard Niesner

Co-founder & CEO, busuu

CEO & Co-Founder of busuu, the world’s largest social network for language learning with more than 60m+ users. Our vision is to enable everyone in the world to be able to learn a foreign language. I love to constantly learn and exchange my knowledge with others. Enjoy teaching as Associate Professor at IE Business school in the area of digital marketing/entrepreneurship and to mentor our startups. Frequently invited to speak at several international conferences about edtech and entrepreneurship such as DLD, Webit Congress, Noah Conference, SIME, Noah Conference, SXSW Edtech, BETT etc. Originally from Vienna, traveled around the world during my studies, spent 5 years in sunny Madrid and now living London where our headquarters are based. Constantly looking out for smart, ambitious and interesting talent who want to join our exciting venture! Specialties: web 2.0, social media, online marketing, online communities, e-learning, edtech, entrepreneurship.

John O´Brien

John O´Brien

President and CEO, EDUCAUSE

John O´Brien

John O´Brien

President and CEO, EDUCAUSE

President and CEO of EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology. The current membership comprises over 1,800 institutions and 300 corporations with an estimated 60,000 active members in over 40 countries. Throughout his 25-year career in higher education, John has deeply engaged with the IT and educational technology sectors. Most recently, John served as senior vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU), the fifth largest higher education system in the country. In this position, he was dedicated to ensuring student success and implemented strategic changes to help MnSCU adapt to the changing needs of higher education. In addition, John is an award-winning teacher at the college and university level. He was a faculty member at Normandale Community College, Augsburg College, the University of Minnesota, the University of St.Thomas, and Augustana College (South Dakota).

Ivan Ostrowicz

Ivan Ostrowicz

Founder & CEO, Domoscio

Ivan Ostrowicz

Ivan Ostrowicz

Founder & CEO, Domoscio

Passionate about learning and entrepreneurship – A little bit geek and globetrotter – Loving what I do

Nunzio Quacquarelli

Nunzio Quacquarelli

CEO, QS Quacquarelli Symonds

Nunzio Quacquarelli

Nunzio Quacquarelli

CEO, QS Quacquarelli Symonds

Founder and CEO of QS Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd. Nunzio passionately believes in QS’ mission to help young people to fulfill their potential through educational achievement, international mobility and career development. Since 1990, Nunzio has led QS to become a leading player in higher education student recruitment and solutions. Today, QS serves over 1500 HE institutions. Best known for producing the world’s most popular rankings – QS World University Rankings – QS is also a world leader in international postgraduate student recruitment, running 350 events in 57 countries, online platforms attracting over 60 million web visitors and offering student enrolment solutions. QS Professional Services offer; higher education data intelligence and technology solutions supporting strategy, partnerships, mobility and admissions. QS consists of a team of over 500 people from 35 different countries, with offices in Austin, Portland, London, Paris, Stuttgart, Bucharest, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore,...

Carlos Souza

Carlos Souza

Managing Director in Latin America, Brazil, Udacity

Carlos Souza

Carlos Souza

Managing Director in Latin America, Brazil, Udacity

Carlos Souza is the Managing Director of Udacity in Latin America, a new type of online university “built by Silicon Valley” that i) teaches the skills that industry employers need today, ii) delivers credentials endorsed by employers, and iii) educates at a fraction of the cost of traditional schools. With industry giants—Google, Facebook, IBM, Amazon, Mercedes-Benz, etc.— Udacity offers Nanodegree programs and credentials, designed so professionals become Artificial Intelligence Engineers, Data Scientists, Mobile Developers, Robotics Engineers, etc. Udacity students acquire real skills through a series of online courses and hands-on projects. Before joining Udacity, Carlos was CEO and Founder of Veduca, 1st MOOC provider in Latin America, with over +5,700 video-lectures from 21 of the best universities in the world. In 2013, Veduca received the TiE50 award in Silicon Valley as one of top 50 most innovative start-ups in the world. In 2012, Carlos was elected Sustainable Citizen of São Paulo Carlos has

Francisco Veloso

Francisco Veloso

Dean, Imperial College Business School

Francisco Veloso

Francisco Veloso

Dean, Imperial College Business School

Francisco Veloso is the Dean at Imperial College Business School. Previously, he was the Dean at Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, where he held the NOS Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Francisco also retains an adjunct appointment at Carnegie Mellon University, where he was a tenured Full Professor. Francisco’s research focuses on high tech innovation and entrepreneurship. He has several dozen publications in leading academic journals and has won several awards for his contributions. He regularly contributes as a consultant and advisor to a range of start-ups, established firms, universities and government around the world. He is currently a member of the RISE – Research, Innovation and Science Experts. Francisco has a PhD in Technology, Management and Policy from MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as an MSc in Technology Management and an Undergraduate Degree in Physics Engineering, both from the University of Lisbon.

Duncan Wardle

Duncan Wardle

Vice President, Innovation & Creativity Walt Disney, US

Duncan Wardle

Duncan Wardle

Vice President, Innovation & Creativity Walt Disney, US

A former top executive at the most creative company in the world, the Walt Disney Company, Duncan Wardle is an inspiring and engaging keynote speaker, as well as a provocative and results-driven business consultant, who applies his creative talents and unconventional methods to help companies and individuals get to those breakthrough ideas that lead to extraordinary results. With an infectious energy and playful collaboration, Duncan pushes executives and their teams to overcome preconceived ideas, act more audaciously and dare to dream up with the exciting new things consumers are looking for. Duncan’s #1 passion is to unleash the magic within each individual and organization.

AviWarshavsky

AviWarshavsky

Managing Partner, HighGrade Ventures

AviWarshavsky

AviWarshavsky

Managing Partner, HighGrade Ventures

Passionate about the opportunities (and challenges) the Internet culture brings to learning and teaching. Running MindCET an edtech innovation center based in Israel. A wide range of experience focused around ELearning and E books .Held a variety of positions in Management, in Israeli ed tech industry.

Diego Alcázar Benjumea

Diego Alcázar Benjumea

Executive Vice President, IE Business School & IE University

Diego Alcázar Benjumea

Diego Alcázar Benjumea

Executive Vice President, IE Business School & IE University

Executive Vice President of IE Business School & IE University and sit on its Board of Directors. I play a key role in the strategic vision and the general management of the institution, highly focused on promoting the innovation strategy and its execution, driving IE’s digital transformation and leading IE’s technological immersion. In late 2014, I joined the board of FT|IE Corporate Learning Alliance (FT|IE CLA), a joint venture created by IE Business School and the Financial Times Group to design and implement customized education for companies. I am also the co-founder and member of the board of The South Summit, one of Europe’s leading startup and innovation conferences. I hold an MBA from INSEAD Business School and a double degree in Law and Business Administration from Madrid’s Complutense University. In 2017 I was awarded the David Rockefeller Fellowship that grants my participation in the Trilateral Commission (www.trilateral.org) until 2020.

Pablo Lara

Pablo Lara

CEO Education Area, Grupo planeta

Pablo Lara

Pablo Lara

CEO Education Area, Grupo planeta

Currently, he is CEO of the Education Area of Grupo Planeta for Spain and Latin America, and President of Edutech Cluster. Pablo Lara directs the teams from “aulaPlaneta”, alongside professionals from Spain, Mexico and Colombia, creating and promoting digital education projects and innovative solutions for the development and improvement of student learning. He is also President of Edutech Cluster, a corporate entities and companies group engaged in educational technologies and products to improve teaching and learning at K12. Grupo Planeta has become the first Spanish family publishing and communication group that combines a solid business tradition with an international vocation and a large capacity for innovation. With subsidiaries in more than 25 countries and a particularly prominent presence in Spain, France, Portugal and Latin America, it offers a wide range of services for culture, education, training, information and audiovisual entertainment.

Beatriz González

Beatriz González

Founder and Managing Partner, Seaya Ventures

Beatriz González

Beatriz González

Founder and Managing Partner, Seaya Ventures

She led the investments in Cabify, Spotahome, Bewe, Hundredrooms, Glovo and Clicars. She is Vice Chairman of ASCRI, Chairman of the Venture Committee and Member of the Board of Endeavor Spain. Prior to Seaya, Beatriz worked at Morgan Stanley, Excel Partners and Darby Investments and was a board member of ILPA. Beatriz graduated from CUNEF and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Lucía Figar

Lucía Figar

Chief Of Corporate Innovation and Ventures, IE Business School

Lucía Figar

Lucía Figar

Chief Of Corporate Innovation and Ventures, IE Business School

Lucia has spent most of her life working in the public sector. After finishing her BA in Business Administration and Economics from CUNEF in 1998, she held positions in the Staff of the Presidency of the Government of Spain and the European Parliament in Brussels. In 2002, she was appointed Secretary for Social Affairs, with overall responsibility for the social services portfolio. Lucia has also been for more than 8 years the Regional Minister of Education in the Government of Madrid, responsible of a system comprised of 3.500 schools, 6 public universities, 1.3 million students and more than 100.000 teachers. As Chairwoman of IE ROCKETS, she leads several education and technology initiatives at IE Business School, where she obtained her Global Executive MBA in 2016. She is Member of the Board of Telefonica Foundation.

Chema Alonso

Chema Alonso

CDO (Chief Data Officer) , Telefónica

Chema Alonso

Chema Alonso

CDO (Chief Data Officer) , Telefónica

Chema Alonso is currently the CDO at Telefónica. In this position he heads the company’s Big Data strategy, Advertising and the Fourth Platform. As part of the work to define the Fourth Platform, he also leads the Personal Data Bank team and is the main internal promoter of the Data Transparency Lab. He is also responsible for global cybersecurity and data security. He obtained doctorates in Computer Security at the King Juan Carlos University of Madrid, Computer Engineering and IT Systems Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Since 2009 he has also directed the Master’s Degree in Information Security at the European University of Madrid. He is the author of several books and other works specializing in cybersecurity and a director representing Telefónica at Alise Devices, a company supported by Telefónica by means of its Wayra startups acceleration programme and a developer of anti-counterfeiting technology, chiefly made up of engineers from the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

Carolina Jeux

Carolina Jeux

CEO, Telefonica Digital

Carolina Jeux

Carolina Jeux

CEO, Telefonica Digital

Computer Engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and Master’s degree from INSEAD. Previously, she held different responsibilities at Arthur Andersen and Alcatel-Lucent. She has more than 20 years of experience in the EdTech sector. Under her direction, Telefónica Educación Digital leads the online training sector in Spain offering integral learning solutions for Education and Training to more than 300 clients in Europe, the USA and Latin America. Emblematic projects include Miríadax, the first Ibero-American platform for MOOCs in Spanish and Portuguese; ScolarTIC, a collaborative space for learning, innovation and best practices for teachers; SIELE, an online certification exam for Spanish; and the Telefónica Technological Institute. Carolina chairs the Board of Education of the Cotec Foundation and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the CYD Foundation. She also regularly participates in international congresses on edtech.

Ferrán Adriá

Ferrán Adriá

Chef and Innovation expert,

Ferrán Adriá

Ferrán Adriá

Chef and Innovation expert,

Comienza su carrera culinaria, en 1980, de manera modesta, entrando a trabajar como friegaplatos, hasta que en 1982 cumple el servicio militar como parte del equipo de cocina del Almirante. En 1983 pasa su mes de permiso en el restaurante elBulli, en Cala Montjoi y al finalizar éste, 1984, entra a formar parte en elBulli. Animado por Juli Soler, Ferran viaja a Francia a conocer el mundo de la alta restauración y en octubre de 1986 pasa a convertirse en chef único de elBulli. El 30 de julio de 2011, elBullirestaurante cierra sus puertas y nace elBullifoundation. Actualmente, bajo el paraguas de elBullifoundation, Ferran y su equipo han definido estos proyectos: - elBulli1846 – Un lab expositivo - LABulligrafía – El archivo que pone en valor qué fue elBulli y quién son Ferran Adrià, Juli Soler y Albert Adrià. Es el legado material e inmaterial del histórico restaurante elBulli. - Bullipedia – Una plataforma multimedia que edita contenidos para la divulgación de Sapiens de la restauración gastronómica occid

Daniel González

Daniel González

Founder, Smartick and Endeavor Entrepreneur

Daniel González

Daniel González

Founder, Smartick and Endeavor Entrepreneur

Daniel González Founder at Smartick and Endeavor Entrepreneur Daniel de Vega is the founder and CEO of Smartick and leads the areas of product development, finance, and strategic alliances. An industrial engineer from the University of Malaga, with an MBA from INSEAD, Daniel is also an Endeavor entrepreneur and has been elected “Economic leader of tomorrow” by the Choiseul Institute. In addition to his experience in Smartick, Daniel has worked as an engineer, a strategic consultant at Accenture, and as a director of venture capital investments in Madrid (Nazca Capital) and Dubai (Dubai International Capital). Daniel is also an advisor in other Internet projects.

Yishai Pinchover

Yishai Pinchover

Co-Founder, Executive Director, CodeMonkey Studios

Yishai Pinchover

Yishai Pinchover

Co-Founder, Executive Director, CodeMonkey Studios

On a mission to make an impact on society through technology in education. Founder and COO of CodeMonkey (playcodemonkey.com) – a new way for learning and teaching coding through a fun online game. Responsible for driving the company from conception to revenue through successfully building multiple monetization channels. CodeMonkey was chosen by governments, districts, school networks, schools and parents worldwide, and has been used by over 6 million students. Previously filled a row of software leadership roles in various private and public companies in the fin-tech, storage, and defense sectors.

Francisco González

Francisco González

Presidente, BBVA

Francisco González

Francisco González

Presidente, BBVA

Graduated in Economics and Business Administration from the Complutense University in Madrid. Francisco González has been Executive Chairman of BBVA since 2000. Francisco González is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of International Finance (IIF), where he is also a Member of its Executive Committee. He is a Member of the European Financial Services Round Table (EFR), the Institut International D’Études Bancaires (IIEB), the International Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and the International Business Council (IBC) of the World Economic Forum (WEF), among other international fora. He is also Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees and a member of the Global Advisory Council of The Conference Board (TCB). He represents BBVA in the International Monetary Conference (IMC). He is also Chairman of the BBVA Foundation.

Pablo Aristizábal

Pablo Aristizábal

Entrepreneur, Referent in Education and Technology, Argentinian,

Pablo Aristizábal

Pablo Aristizábal

Entrepreneur, Referent in Education and Technology, Argentinian,

ablo Aristizábal is an entrepreneur, essayist, thinker and international lecturer, a reference in the world of education and technology. Professor of two departments of the Faculty of Economic Sciences (UBA). He created a transmedia edutainment “Aula365”, the largest space in the world at the primary-school level, with more than 5 million children, young people and teachers and more than 200 million visits, winning the UN prize for educational innovation. In the same way, he is also a creator of a TV series “Los Creadores” that drives the fun of science in kids. The series was awarded by Martin Fierro and is broadcasted worldwide by Netflix. He is a leader of “Kidbox 1to1”, “Educatina”, “AulaYa”, “CreaKids Innovation”, among other educational innovations in Machine Learning, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality.

Kiran Bir Sethi

Kiran Bir Sethi

Founder and Chairwoman, Design for Change Global

Kiran Bir Sethi

Kiran Bir Sethi

Founder and Chairwoman, Design for Change Global

Kiran Bir Sethi es la fundadora y directora del colegio Riverside en Ahmedabad, India. También es la fundadora de ‘aProCh’ — una iniciativa para hacer nuestras ciudades más amigables para los niños, por la que fue nombrada Ashoka Fellow en 2008. En 2009, recibió el premio “Call to Conscience Award” del King Centre de Stanford. En 2009, fundó ‘Design for Change’ (DFC) – el movimiento de cambio más grande del mundo, de y para niños-. DFC está hoy en día en más de 65 países, impactando a unos 2.2 millones de niños y más de 65.000 educadores. Kiran y DFC han sido galardonados con numerosos premios, incluidos el prestigioso INDEX – Design to Improve Life Award en 2011; Rockefeller Foundation Youth Innovation Award en 2012; Patricia Blunt Koldyke Fellowship del Chicago Council on Global Affairs en 2013; Lego Foundation’s Reimagine Learning Challenge Champion en 2014; Top 10 Educators del Global Teacher Prize, Commonwealth Education Good Practice Award and Asia Game Changer en 2015,...

Manolo Diaz

Manolo Diaz

CEO and Co-founder, YOGOME

Manolo Diaz

Manolo Diaz

CEO and Co-founder, YOGOME

Manolo Díaz is a Mexican entrepreneur born in San Luis Potosí. He is the CEO and Co-founder of YOGOME, an educational platform that reaches more than 132 countries. Its Headquarters are located in San Francisco with offices in Mexico City and San Luis Potosí. His entrepreneurial passion in the digital world started at age 15, when he learned to code and developed his first game. This led him to study Systems Engineering. While he was studying, he created his first business, Yepkema, a web design company. He also created an online directory for local enterprises and an online magazine. His interest in education started in 2006, while he was working for an educational project that his company had received. For Manolo Díaz, the best way to build a brighter future is by empowering children with access to education. To make this possible, Yogome seeks to expand fun learning to more countries, and close the education gap.

Michael Horn

Michael Horn

Author and co-author of multiple books, including the award-winning book Disrupting Class, US,

Michael Horn

Michael Horn

Author and co-author of multiple books, including the award-winning book Disrupting Class, US,

Michael Horn speaks and writes about the future of education and works with a portfolio of education organizations to improve the life of each and every student. He serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for the Entangled Group, an education technology studio, and as a senior partner for Entangled Solutions, which offers innovation services to higher education institutions. He is also the co-founder of and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, a non-profit think tank. Michael was selected as a 2014 Eisenhower Fellow to study innovation in education in Vietnam and Korea, and Tech&Learning magazine named him to its list of the 100 most important people in the creation and advancement of the use of technology in education. Michael holds a BA in history from Yale University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Freddy Vega

Freddy Vega

CEO & Founder, Platzi

Freddy Vega

Freddy Vega

CEO & Founder, Platzi

Cofounder and CEO of Platzi: Effective online education. It teaches courses on design, marketing and programming with a 70% completion rate, to over 400,000+ students worldwide. Platzi has real-time collaboration between students and industry leaders as teachers. Live-streamed classes and a vibrant community. It aims to be the professional home for lifelong learning of professional skills. Leader and founder of Cristalab, the biggest web design community in spanish (Stack Overflow for Latam)

Toni Nadal

Toni Nadal

Tennis Trainer & Coach,

Toni Nadal

Toni Nadal

Tennis Trainer & Coach,

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 3rd to 5th of October at La Nave in Madrid (Spain).

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 August 17 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 three 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."

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

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.

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