Keynote and Invited Speakers

Keynote speech from ALT-C 2007

Please go to the conference CrowdVine site for full details of keynote speaker and invited speaker sessions.

Keynote speakers

Miguel Brechner Miguel Brechner 

President of the Uruguayan Centre for Technological and Social Inclusion (CITS), and head of Plan Ceibal, Uruguay's One Laptop Per Child (and Teacher) project, under which all children and teachers in public schools in Uruguay have received their own laptop and connectivity to the Internet.

Karen Cator Karen Cator 

Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education, and previously head of Apple's leadership and advocacy efforts in education, where she focused on the intersection of education policy and research, emerging technologies, and the reality faced by teachers, students and managers.

John Naughton John Naughton

Professor of the Public Understanding of Technology at the Open University, a Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge, the Observer's technology columnist and co-founder of the technology start-up Cambridge Visual Networks.

Invited speakers

Picture of Rajeev Arora Rajeev Arora 

Vice President of Marketing and Strategy for Blackboard Collaborate


Picture of Jo Axe Jo Axe

Associate Dean in the Faculty of Management at Royal Roads University, Canada


Picture of Anne Marie Cunningham Anne-Marie Cunningham 

Clinical Lecturer and Academic Lead for eLearning  in the School of Medicine at Cardiff University


Dónal Fitzpatrick 

Lecturer at the School of Computing at Dublin University.


Picture of Josie Fraser Josie Fraser 

ICT Strategy Lead (Children's Capital), Leicester City Council


Picture of Malcolm Read Malcolm Read 

Executive Secretary of JISC


Picture of Gilly Salmon Gilly Salmon 

Chair of ALT and Executive Director and Professor of Learning Futures at the Australian Digital Futures Institute at the University of Southern Queensland


Picture of Ewart Wooldridge Ewart Wooldridge 

Chief Executive of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education


Sonam Penjor

Head of Educational Technology, Royal University of Bhutan, Bhutan