In order to be successful with a 1:1 initiative, it is prudent to have a clear vision with actionable and measurable goals. As a leader, it is important to look at the vision for your school and lay out clear expectations. You also must understand the changing role of educators, provide appropriate levels of professional development, as well as design a strong implementation plan that includes parent communication, security, budget and support. In this discussion, panelist will discuss the best ways to maximize opportunity and avoid the negative impact of 1:1 implementation plans as well as highlight different technology solutions that could support your pedagogical goals.
Moderator John E. Davies
Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group, General Manager, Intel World Ahead Program
John E. Davies is vice president of the Sales and Marketing Group and general manager of the Intel World Ahead Program at Intel Corporation. The program enables access to modern technology, connecting millions of people to improve education and healthcare, stimulate economies, and enrich lives.
Jakob Jersild Olsen
Vice President – Acer EMEA Commercial Channel Jakob Jersild Olsen is Vice President for Acer's Commercial Channel in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In this role he is responsible for the strategy and execution of sales activities, marketing & channel programs to support sales of all Acer products through distributors and resellers. This includes the SMB market, Government & Enterprise accounts and Acer's focus industry: Education.
Senior Director, Worldwide Sales, Marketing & Programs Microsoft As Senior Director of the Sales, Marketing & Programs team within Microsoft Learning Experiences (formally MSL), Carrie Francey oversees worldwide sales, marketing and programs for Microsoft’s Learning Experiences team, responsible for building Microsoft’s reach and revenue with learning partners & customers.
CEO, The Skills Lab Chris Gerry was a high school principal in England for nearly twenty years and rebuilt four schools along innovative lines. All schools were 1:1 schools and Chris specialised in finding funding from within the schools’ budgets. He currently owns and runs The Skills Lab, an international educational consultancy.
Math and Physical Education teacher, Austria Kurt Söser, born in 1979, studied mathematics and sports on at the University of Salzburg and came after three years teaching in the Stiftsgymnasium Wilhering in his place of residence Steyr as math and physical education teacher at the Bundeshandelsakademie Steyr. He is trying to incorporate constantly, meaningfully and profitably the latest ICT-trends in his classroom.