#223 – What Matters in Edtech: Leadership
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Welcome to the latest episode of the GLOBAL edition of our What Matters in Edtech Series, our podcast collaboration with Bett. This podcast series is all about the things that matter in education, and how and when tech might help.
So, what’s in this episode?
This episode is all about leadership and is a timely reflection on how we can bolster our resolve and communicate a shared vision during radically changing times. In short, it’s all about people and you don’t have to be an automaton, in fact, you’re allowed to be yourself to lead effectively.
In conversation are interdisciplinarian Carla Aerts and digital transformation leader Bernardo Crespo. Not only will you hear Bernardo talk about what three factors are essential to think about for modern leaders, you’ll also hear Carla and Bernardo talk about the books they’ve enjoyed lately, which 5 soft skills are indicators of premium salaries, and why artificial intelligence crafted classical music makes us feel uneasy.
Certified Ontological Coach by Newfield Network (ACTP ICF Colombia). Bachelor in Business Administration and last year of BA Honors in Management and Economics, University of St Andrews, UK. Master in Relational Marketing, CRM and E-commerce. Member of the Digital Advisory Board of IE Business School and expert in Digital Transformation at IE University. Founder and Inspirer of esc-XL.com (Executive Digital Detox), he has been recognized by the business newspaper EXPANSIÓN in 2016 as one of the 50 greatest experts on Digital Transformation in Spain.
Carla is a trans-disciplinary international futures of education, learning with technologies & EdTech versatilitist, learning scientist, strategist, original thinker & expert. She helps education institutions and educators navigate a Covid-19 normal and post Covid-19 world.
Carla is an influencer, thought leader and think tank lead as well as a public speaker, mentor and facilitator. She has experience in policy advice, learning design, research and learning sciences leadership. Carla is a strategist, product instigator and changemaker with board, start-up and advisory experience and is a member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network and AIEd society (Artificial Intelligence in Education). Carla is passionately curious about learning, story & creativity and come from a background of performing arts.
Sophie is the founder of the iTunes new and noteworthy, The Edtech Podcast. The mission of The Edtech Podcast is to improve the dialogue between ‘ed’ and ‘tech’ for better innovation, through storytelling. The podcast is downloaded from over 145 countries with the UK, US & Aus in the top 3. Sophie has spoken and moderated at a variety of events including SXSW EDU, Yidan Education Prize, ASU GSV Summit, and the Next Billion Edtech Summit. She is an industry mentor and advisor, including to the UCL Knowledge Lab initiative EDUCATE, a Reimagine Education, GESA Awards, Bett Awards and XPrize Adult Literacy judge, and previous Edtech50 and Edtech Digest winner.
Sophie is passionate about lifelong and everyday learning. If she’s not interviewing a University Vice-Chancellor, Edtech Investor, School Leader, or StartUp about education innovation, she’s engrossed in Teach Your Monster to Read or wrestling her lockdown baby. A keen cyclist, she has recently relocated to West Devon which she considers the English version of the Pyrenees. She is very lucky to work with a distributed team on The Edtech Podcast.
Quotes from this week’s episode
References from this week’s episode
- Bernardo Crespo Velasco – LinkedIn
- Bernardo Crespo – Twitter
- IE University – Website
- Carla Aerts – LinkedIn
- Carla Aerts – Twitter
- Refracted! – Website
- The Polymath: Unlocking the Power of Human Versatility by Waqas Ahmed – Amazon book link
- Range: How Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein – Amazon Book link
- DaVinci Network – website link
- Agile Manifesto – Wikipedia link
- “Porterian Idea” (based on competitive advantage ideas described by Michael Porter in 1980)
- AI symphony (Huawei presents unfinished symphony) – link to article on Huawei website
- Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman – Amazon Book link
- Miguel Moreira Da Silva – link to profile on Wiimer website
- Miguel Moreira da Silva – LinkedIn
- Miguel Moreira da Silva – Twitter
- Coursera – Twitter
Thank you to FormAssembly for supporting this episode
This episode of The EdTech Podcast is sponsored by FormAssembly, the leading web form builder and data collection platform for colleges and universities.
With its drag-and-drop interface, robust integrations, and high standards of security and compliance, FormAssembly helps hundreds of customers in the higher education industry streamline data collection processes for students, staff, and alumni. For more information about FormAssembly, visit formassembly.com/edtech.
Thanks also to Bett for supporting the What Matters in Edtech GLOBAL series
Bett is the global meeting place for the education community. A trusted brand with more than 30 years of heritage, the Bett series promotes the discovery of knowledge and technology to enhance lifelong learning. The Bett series attracts over 60,000 educators, leaders and practitioners alongside more than 1,255+ technology providers from around the globe. For more information go to https://www.bettshow.com/bett-global-series
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