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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 August 4th 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.

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Who will be there

2019 Speakers

Jose María Álvarez-Pallete

Jose María Álvarez-Pallete

Executive Chairman, Telefónica

Jose María Álvarez-Pallete

Jose María Álvarez-Pallete

Executive Chairman, Telefónica

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.

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.

Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson

Professor, Harvard University

Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson

Professor, Harvard University

Niall Ferguson is one of our most influential commentators on Geopolitics and the Global Economy. The wide range of his expertise underscores his ongoing importance as a keynote speaker. A Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a senior fellow of the Center for European Studies, Harvard, where he served for twelve years as the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History. He is also a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, and the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation Distinguished Scholar at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. He has published fifteen books.His many prizes and awards include the GetAbstract International Book Award (2009), the Benjamin Franklin Prize for Public Service (2010), the Hayek Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2012), the Ludwig Erhard Prize for Economic Journalism (2013), the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize (2013), and the Philip Merrill.

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.

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.

Nick van Dam

Nick van Dam

Global Chief Learning Officer, McKinsey

Nick van Dam

Nick van Dam

Global Chief Learning Officer, McKinsey

"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 also authored and co-authored 25+ books

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.

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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