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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: Keynote idea: Revolutionizing Education
Date Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:51:43 GMT
As someone who has worked in the educational sector I would urge caution on
this topic. It is highly charged and very divisive (which, with the right
content and speaker makes for a great Keynote)

I think it is a great topic, but if this is selected I hope we ensure the
content is about he opportunities presented to education rather than a
specific solution. As pitched this keynote sounds more like a "our platform
is great..." rather than a "imagine a world where...". The former is a good
use case talk, the latter is a good keynote.

Ross

Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
Senior Technology Evangelist
Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
A subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation





On 16 January 2014 00:38, Marcel Offermans <marcel.offermans@luminis.nl>wrote:

> Hello Bertrand,
>
> On 15 Jan 2014, at 9:21 , Bertrand Delacretaz <bdelacretaz@apache.org>
> wrote:
>
> > On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 9:40 AM, Marcel Offermans
> > <marcel.offermans@luminis.nl> wrote:
> >> ... The keynote is not technical, but instead focusses on how this
> platform
> >> helps improve the way we teach our children...
> >
> > I like that - for me the best keynotes are not directly about what we
> > do, but help put it in perspective. Looks like this one has the
> > potential to do that.
>
> Exactly, this talk is all about the impact of open source technology and
> how it can completely change education.
>
> >> ...Jurriaan is a Product Manager at PulseOn. He has 15 years of
> experience
> >> in online product development, management, marketing and sales
> >> engineering and a Ph.D. in Computing and Information Sciences....
> >
> > You didn't indicate if he's a great speaker, which is kinda required
> > for a keynote ;-)
>
> He is! I thought that was implied. ;)
>
> Scheduled presentations:
> - Speaking on stage (twice) at GEPS 2014 (Microsofts Global Education
> Partner Summit, January - Redmond)
> - Presenting at BETT 2014 (London)
>
> Previous presentations, many at conferences - both Scientific and Business.
>
> Presented at and to practice leaders at business conferences:
> - Gartner IT Expo, Forrester Marketing Leadership Forum, Gilbane,
> eMarketing Association,
>
> A selection of scientific presentations at international conferences:
> International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based
> Application & Services (iiWAS10), Model Driven Web Engineering (MDWE),
> International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE), International
> Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Application & Services
> (iiWAS), IEEE International Conference on Digital Information Management
> (ICDIM).
>
> And presented as part of his professional job to management at many
> companies, among them: SCEE PlayStation, SAS, Autodesk, Pitney Bowes,
> Mercedes, KPN, SAS, Amtrak, Experian, Affinion, Deloitte
>
> Greetings, Marcel
>
>

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