Future Ready Learning

This theme of this year's summit is 'connecting talent, skills and performance to accelerate growth'.


<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-amy-brann">Amy Brann</a>

Amy Brann

Founder, Synaptic Potential

Amy Brann is the founder of Synaptic Potential an organisation that works with companies to strengthen their strategy, culture and performance. The team works globally sharing reliably simple applications of neuroscience that lead to game-changing insights and results.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-wendy-van-tol/">Wendy Van Tol</a>

Wendy Van Tol

Business Unit Leader Consulting, PwC

Wendy is a consulting leader in the Netherlands and part of the Joint Europe Advisory Leadership team and the Europe Consulting Leadership team. Before these roles, she was leading the People & Organisation competence group in Consulting from 2011 till 2016.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-bill-hoogterp/">Bill Hoogterp</a>

Bill Hoogterp

Founder and CEO, Own The Room

World-class speaker, philanthropist, author of the book “Your Perfect Presentation,” Co-Founder of Cafemedia, and CEO & Founder of Own The Room, Bill Hoogterp has provided professional communication training and consultation to business leaders, politicians and celebrities around the world.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speaker-jonathan-logue/">Jonathan Logue</a>

Jonathan Logue

Principal Consultant, Learning & Development, LinkedIn

Jonathan has worked for LinkedIn at their international HQ since September 2014. He started as a Senior Learning & Development Consultant and is now a Principal Consultant in the Learning & Development organisation working predominantly throughout the EMEA and LATAM regions.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-paul-sweeney">Paul Sweeney</a>

Paul Sweeney

Chief Operating Officer, DAQRI

Paul is the COO of DAQRI, a leader in the enterprise Augmented Reality (AR) space, and who specializes in the adoption of AR as a tool for workers in a wide range of industries. DAQRI offers a suite of AR based workforce tools called WORKSENSE which are optimized for use on the DAQRI Smart Glasses, their proprietary AR Wearables.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-alec-serlie">Alec W. Serlie</a>

Alec W. Serlie

Assistant Professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Alec W. Serlie is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Work & Organizational Psychology of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Educated as a cognitive and medical psychologist (PhD on cardiophobia), he has extensive experience in organisational consultancy.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-nicola-whitton">Nicola Whitton</a>

Nicola Whitton

Director of the Durham Centre for Academic Development, Durham University

Nicola Whitton is Director of the Durham Centre for Academic Development and Professor of Education at Durham University. Her research focuses on play in adulthood, in particular games and learning in the context of Higher Education, and the potential of play in teaching, research, and academic practice.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-mark-2/">Mark Melia</a>

Mark Melia

Head of Product Strategy, Enovation

Dr Mark Melia is Head of Product Strategy at Enovation and is responsible for directing e-learning product development. Mark spends much of his time working with L&D leaders to understand their needs from technology to ensure Enovation is building the right tools for industry practitioners. Prior to this Mark was a senior member of the consulting team at Enovation. Mark holds a PhD in Learning Technology from Dublin City University.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-caroline-collins/">Caroline Collins</a>

Caroline Collins

Group Head of Engagement, Irish Life Group

As a passionate HR leader, for over 16 years Caroline has worked across a wide range of sectors including Financial Services, Tech, Pharma and start-ups to deliver organisational change and transformation. Her focus is on high-impact employee experience and a people-strategy aligned to commercial and business objectives.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-michelle-selinger/">Michelle Selinger</a>

Michelle Selinger

Principal Consultant, Edtech Ventures

Dr Michelle Selinger is a Principal Consultant with the consultancy practice EdTech Ventures. Michelle’s academic career started as a schoolteacher and then as a lecturer and researcher at universities in the UK including the University of Cambridge, the UK Open University, and the University of Warwick.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-janet-benson/">Janet Benson</a>

Janet Benson

Learning Lead, Learnovate Centre

Learning Lead - Corporate & Adult learning at Learnovate since February 2017. Over 15 years of corporate experience in a variety of roles including learning design. MSc. in Digital Education from the University of Edinburgh. Interest in game-based learning and innovative learning solutions involving technology.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-aidan-mccullen/">Aidan McCullen</a>

Aidan McCullen

Corporate Coach and Host, The Innovation Show

Aidan is the host and founder of the Global Innovation Show, broadcast on RTE and the only English speaking show on Finland’s Business FM and writer of The Thursday Thought weekly blog. Aidan is a Change Consultant with Flow Consulting Group, where he works with organisations to improve how they engage with each other.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-peter-2/">Peter Gillis</a>

Peter Gillis

Innovation Services Lead, Learnovate Centre

Peter is an experienced team lead, skilled in the practices of: innovation (JTBD, Lean Startup, Design Thinking), digital strategy, and strategy and corporate company management. Peter is also a researcher with a demonstrated history of working in the EdTech research industry. He lectures on the psychology of learning on several masters programmes.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-belinda-brummer/">Belinda Brummer</a>

Belinda Brummer

Head of Learning and Talent, Versari

Belinda is an educator, management consultant and business leader. Her professional focus is on acquiring, optimising and developing high performance talent and culture in organisations. She has deep and global experience of digital and high growth organisations and in the Irish not-for-profit sector.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-peter-hamilton/">Peter Hamilton</a>

Peter Hamilton

Interim Director, Learnovate Centre

Interim Director of The Learnovate Centre and Founder of EdTech Ventures Consultancy Services, Peter has worldwide experience in the design and development of digital education solutions working with the highest level of government organisations, NGOs, and senior executives at Industry partners. Peter has significant experience with large country-wide education strategy deployments.

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LearnovationLearnovation is organised by the Learnovate Centre, one of Europe's leading learning technology research centres. Based in Trinity College Dublin and funded by Enterprise Ireland, the centre collaborates with the EdTech sector in Ireland to support companies developing solutions for our society's future learning challenges. The summit will gather together 300 practitioners and researchers in the EdTech industry to focus on how formal and corporate learning should prepare learners for the future of work.