Speakers and Facilitators you will meet at our events

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Leadership Panel

Dr Lynne O'Hare

Chief Commercial Officer at the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), University of Strathclyde (May 19 – Present)

Dr. Jacqueline Hall

Head of Policy & Strategy at Enginuity (Sep 19 – Present)

David Smart

Director, Smart Consultancy (Scotland) Ltd (2002 – Present)

Jim Hannigan

National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) Skills Programme Manager with Skills Development Scotland (SDS)

Strathclyde and West of Scotland Region

Rob Aitken

Assistant Principal, Technology and Skills at West College Scotland (2019 – Present)

Hosts & Session Facilitators

Please note speakers and facilitators may vary at each event.

Louise Jones

Founder of Think Visual Ltd& Director of Education Community and Partnerships at ThingLink (Feb 20 – Present)

Sean McDougall

Sean McDougall, business design and innovation consultant

Ben Rouse

AppsEvents UK & US Director (Google for Education Summits) (Sep 17 – Present)Director Evolving Edtech Ltd (May 2017 – Present)

Paul Fagan

Head of Enterprise and EmployabilityThe Critical Engineer Founder

Gordon Leishman

Business Excellence Practitioner, Scottish Enterprise (April 2015 – Present)

Alastair Semple

SMAS Practitioner at Scottish Enterprise (Apr 2016 – Present)


Bryan Mathers

Founder – Visual Thinkery (Jan 16 – Present)

Ben Whitaker

Curriculum Manager, Burnley College and Director, Edufuturists (Oct 17 – Present)

Ian Stuart

Education Professional at Microsoft & Specialist in Craft, Design Technology & Engineering