LEARNER DISRUPTION | TECHNOLOGY EVOLUTION
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The Learnovation Global Learning Summit is organised annually by the Learnovate Centre, a leading learning technology research centre in Trinity College Dublin funded by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland.
The Learnovate Centre supports organisations in developing solutions for our society’s current and future learning challenges. We provide thought leadership to the world’s L&D community.
Learnovation 2022 Highlights
“How AI is going to be used for adaptive learning, getting into the immersive learning, what's going on there in simulations and VR, and then also to hear from thought leaders”.
Head of Instructional Design, iheed
“Learnovation excels at helping people identify complicated problems and form solutions that can help us in the long run”.
Research & Technology Lead, Hibernia College
“In all honesty, Learnovation is one of the best conferences I have attended in a while. As an academic who goes to a lot of education and other conferences, it has been a very engaging and compelling day. I have learned a ton from other organisations and I’ve made a ton of connections. It’s been a really fabulous experience”.
Senior Measurement & Learning Lead, OER Project, Gates Ventures
Learnovation 2023 Speakers
Nessa is the Centre Director at Learnovate, leading this talented, passionate and innovative team to undertake industry-led research across the areas of primary education, post-primary education, 3rd level and corporate learning.
Michelle Olmstead, as Chief Innovation and Enterprise Officer at Trinity College Dublin, holds strategic oversight of innovation and enterprise strategy, aligning with research and education.
With over 25 years of experience in corporate learning, Nigel is a regular speaker, writer and broadcaster on the topics of development, technology and leadership.
In 2022, the Irish Government appointed Dr. Patricia Scanlon Ireland’s first AI Ambassador. Dr. Scanlon is also the founder and Executive Chair of SoapBox Labs, now the world’s leading provider of award winning Voice AI for children.
An industry revolutionary, Nick is responsible for coining the ‘courses to resources’ shift, introducing the affective context model of learning, and creating the 5Di© approach to human-centered learning design.
Jen is a teacher and researcher in the field of digital education and education futures. In the Centre for Research in Digital Education she explores how technology and the future connect in higher education, cultural heritage engagement, and online learning and teaching.
Leo Zhadanovsky has spent nearly a decade sharing guidance on the best ways to leverage AWS services. As a speaker, Leo has delivered talks at conferences around the world, including re:Invent, OmniTI Surge, and PuppetConf.
Victoria is an accomplished ICT professional and entrepreneur specializing in digital transformation and digital skills training. She is the founder of Girls In STEM Trust and the Digital Learning Centre, both aimed at empowering young women and girls in Africa to pursue STEM studies and careers.
Named a must-have by CLO magazine and one of the fastest-growing enterprise learning companies, Arist’s innovative learning platform is used by many of the world’s largest organizations to train employees where they spend their time: all over SMS, WhatsApp, Slack, and MS Teams.
Francis has an extensive track record of innovation and commercial success in the online learning industry and has worked extensively in the United States as well as in Europe.
With an MSc. in Digital Education and over 15 years’ industry experience, Janet has contributed to a wide variety of projects at Learnovate over the past six and a half years.
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.
Brendan Noud is CEO and co-founder of LearnUpon, the learning management system (LMS) of choice for the world’s most innovative companies.
Mary is the senior academic leader of the College and has overall responsibility for the development and implementation of the College’s academic strategy.
Paul is Learning Pool’s founder and currently holds the position of Executive Chair. Since 2006, he has grown the business from a modest team of 5, to the success story it is today, with 8 sites and over 450 employees.
Greta is responsible for the core skill development of Workday global employees and partners closely with functional learning leaders to understand the skill needs of a broad cross-section of employees.
John is founder of the Digital Learning Institute (DLI). DLI are one of the global leaders in digital learning education and certification with a mission to elevate the standards of digital learning across education and work-based learning.
Arlene has 25 years’ experience working in leadership and management development. Her experience in delivering development excellence spans executive education, higher education, sport, and local government sectors both in Ireland and internationally.
He leads the product team working with customers and the internal engineering team to map the product and solution roadmaps for the business.
Rachel Phillips, PhD, is a learning scientist who leads research and evaluation efforts for the OER Project, as well as develops curriculum for their courses.
Ryan is a creative digital learning specialist with a passion for learning, technology and design. His in-depth educational knowledge and understanding of learning technologies enable him to plan, manage and deliver outstanding digital learning experiences.
Siobhán is an education leader with over a decade of international experience in programme management, curriculum development and teacher training.
Will is currently a Master’s student studying AI at Utrecht University, Netherlands.
Michelle is passionate about business and believes a deep understanding of your customer is key to success. Specialising in strategy, organisational design, business development and project management.
Natalie Geddis is a consultative digital learning professional with over 15 years’ experience helping organisations with their learning and development challenges.
Joe is currently a teacher and an assistant principal within Longford and Westmeath Education and Training Board. He has a BA in Art and Design Education, and a postgraduate diploma in School Leadership.
Professor Carmel O’Sullivan is Head of School and Convener of the Arts Education Research Group in the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin.
Ciara has worked in educational publishing for 15 years, designing and developing digital educational solutions for the K12 market. She moved back from London in 2015 to head up the Digital Content Team at Folens.
For over ten years at Adaptemy, Daniel has delivered Award-Winning AI-Powered solutions for partners as diverse as Higher-Education Course Providers, The Ministry of Education in Singapore, Leading European Educational Publishers, Specialised Adult Learning Institutions.
Siobhan has had an extensive 20+ years career in Executive education, formerly with the Irish Management Institute as Commercial Director and faculty and is now an Honorary Member.
Jonny has over 25 years’ experience in digital learning and is Chairperson of the Learnovate Centre.
Dr. Ann Devitt is Associate Professor of Language Education at the School of Education. She is the Academic Director of The Learnovate Centre and has extensive research experience in both academia and industry.
Frank joined the Learnovate team with over 20 years’ experience in corporate learning and development, project management and business analysis.
Richard is on the Innovation Services team at Learnovate, and has worked on projects that cover a wide range of topics, including transversal skills, immersive learning, xAPIs, personalisation and gamification.
Ilse is a Corporate Learning Researcher with Learnovate since February 2021. Prior to Learnovate she spent 15 years working on the People Development team in Google
Pablo is a Tech Lead at the Learnovate Centre in Trinity College Dublin. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering and an MSc in Mathematical Engineering.
Since the first Learnovation in 2018, attendees have joined learning and development managers, educators, learning providers, entrepreneurs, innovators, trainers, startup founders, learning designers, policymakers and researchers passionate about the design and delivery of learning now, and into the future.
An example of the type of organisations we have welcomed to Learnovation include…