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Ashutosh Chadha
Ashutosh has over 20 years of experience in the field of education in the areas of higher education, K-12 as well as the community segments. A science graduate with a Post Graduate degree in management Ashutosh has extensive experience in building effective business models and managing programs around ICT Education as well as ICT enabled education nationally as well as internationally.

Prior to Intel Ashutosh worked in Microsoft, Shell as well as NIIT Ltd. India’s premier IT training company. His experience across these organizations spanned a host of functional areas from managing government relations, Policy advocacy, Program and Channel Management, as well as managing and developing businesses across geographies.

Currently Ashutosh Chadha leads Intel Education initiative as a part of the Corporate Affairs Group across 14 countries in the Asia Pacific. Intel Education initiative is a sustained commitment in collaboration with education and government leaders worldwide to empower education to inspire innovation and sustained growth. In this role Ashutosh drives Intel's relationships with Governments and multilateral bodies across the Asia Pacific to support the development of appropriate policies and processes for Educational Transformation. Additionally by supporting the effective integration of technology in education and learning processes and driving localized programs to impact learning Intel contributes towards the next billion people joining the knowledge economy and the global workforce. Ashutosh also works towards supporting initiatives in helping to create models for underserved youth in the community to expose them to technology based learning and higher order thinking skills. Ashutosh also drives Intel's engagement with the higher education system across APAC to forge meaningful partnerships with universities to further the quality of higher education and support research and development to instill a scientific temperament in students.
Carla Jimenez
Carla JimenezCarla Jimenez is a Research Fellow in the Education Division at the Inter-American Development Bank, where she collaborates in the development of ICT in education projects and monitoring and evaluation strategies. She has also worked with citizenship and human rights education at the Organization of American States (Washington DC) and at the Inter-American Human Rights Institute ( Costa Rica) developing online training tools for teachers and human rights advocates in Latin America. She has been an active volunteer for CISV conducting leadership training for youth worldwide. She graduated from SIT graduate Institute with a Masters degree in International Education and from the National University of Costa Rica with a Masters degree in International Relations and Project Management.

Gavin Dykes
Gavin DykesGavin is widely experienced in technology and learning, from classroom practice to developing and implementing national e-learning and technology policy. He has over 20 years' education experience, working in schools, colleges and universities, in government and with industry.

Gavin is International Strategy Consultant to Becta in which role he has led the development of the Ministerial Programme for the Learning and Technology World Forum in 2009 and 2010, and for the Ministerial Seminar, Moving Young Minds from 2004-2008. He has helped to develop Becta’s international strategy and represents Becta in European organizations and committees.

He is also Associate Director of Consulting at Futurelab where he is working on strategy development and contributes to reviews and research associated with technology and learning. He also works as a Fellow of Paris based Education Impact for which he has provided advice to international corporations and organisations.

Recent products of his work include contribution to an OECD research report on the innovative use of digital learning resources in the Nordic countries; Becta's a report addressing the use of Networks and Communities of Practice; and Malta's e-learning strategy.

Following a first career as a civil engineer, Gavin’s moved to work in Further and Higher Education. There he lectured in engineering, technology and management, developed learning programmes from a Masters in Facilities Management to a Foundation Degree in E-commerce technologies and led departments primarily in Business, Management and IT. He built strong links between business and education helping to develop Microsoft and Cisco Academy courses and to create opportunities for students to study these alongside more traditional Further and Higher Education programmes of learning. He then joined the Government where he worked in ICT and Schools and the Innovation Unit.

Gavin brings with him an enthusiasm and passion for innovation and learning, and for supporting learning through technology.
Greg Butler
Greg ButlerGreg Butler is currently responsible for education audience and government relations development for Microsoft Education Product Group through supporting strategic partnerships and programs that align Microsoft’s Citizenship activities and Commercial efforts. Through this role Greg works with key global organizations such as UNESCO, World Bank, European Union and OECD.

After spending 15 years as a teacher, principal, technology consultant and university lecturer, Greg founded two successful companies and a not-for-profit organization. He joined Microsoft in 2001 to lead all academic programs for Microsoft in the US, moving on to the role of Worldwide Director for K12 Strategy, Solutions and Programs. Greg’s most significant accomplishment during this period was playing a leadership role in the design and implementation of Microsoft’s Partners in Learning initiative. This initiative continues to be a major focus of Microsoft’s Citizenship efforts, with an investment of nearly US$500M and 100 dedicated people for worldwide implementation.

Following on, Greg was appointed NSW Public Sector Director for Microsoft Australia. In this role he lead Microsoft’s Education, Government and Healthcare teams in NSW, working with government to improve student outcomes and government services through the use of technology.

Greg is passionate about partnerships as a model to tap into the power of ICT to transform learning, engagement and improving student outcomes. He also loves spending time riding his motorcycle.
Gwang-Jo KIM
Gwang-Jo KIMGwang-Jo KIM, Professor of Education, Keimyung University, Former Deputy Minister of Education and Human Resources Development, South Korea. Gwang-Jo Kim is the former Deputy Minister of Education and Human Resources Development in South Korea. As a top-elite leading the Ministry of Education since 1980, he has dedicated his entire professional career to working on the design and implementation of educational policies. He is well known for his pioneering work on “Education Reform”(1995), “Teachers Policy Reform”(1998), and “HRD Policy Reform”(2004), which became respectively a turning point in the modern Korean educational history. Especially, the Education Reform launched in 1995 proposed Korean people to shift the conventional perspective in education from the “supplier-centered education” to the “customer-centered learning.” During 2001-3, he had also served in the World Bank (HDNED) as a senior education specialist mainly working in the Latin American and Caribbean Region. He has a Ed.D. in Economics of Education from Harvard University and a BA in Law from Korea University.
Hee-ok Heo
Hee-ok HeoDr. Heeok HEO is currently associate professor of the department of Computer education, and was a director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Sunchon National University. Before joining the university in 1999, Dr. Heo was working at Korean education and development institute (KEDI), conducting research on computer use in school education. Her primary interests are about teaching and learning theories in technology-based environments, the development of e-Learning environment and teacher education on ICT use in Education. Major research topics have ranged from philosophical conceptualization of learning experience via advanced technologies in K-12 education to designing e-Learning models in higher education. Recently she has been involved in a few projects related in ICT use of New Millennium Learners and global indicators of ICT use in education with international organizations including OECD. She earned her M.A. of Educational Technology at Ewha Womans University in Korea, and Ph.D. of Instructional systems at Florida State University in US.
Jay R. Lee
Jay R. LeeJay R. Lee,Corporate Affairs Program Manager, Intel Asia Pacific - Korea. Jay R. Lee is Corporate Affairs Program Manager in Korea for Intel Asia-Pacific, responsible for driving Corporate Social Responsibility programs across Education, Environmental, Community and Policy agendas that effect positive changes around the world. Lee joined Intel Korea since 2001 and launched Intel® Education Initiative locally in 2002 in partnership with Ministry of Education, 16 regional educational offices and government educational agencies such as KERIS(Korea Education & Research Information Service) and KADO(Korea Agency for Digital Opportunities and Promotion, currently NIA: National Information Society). Under Lee’s leadership, Intel Korea signed five year MOU with Korea Minister of Education in September 2005 aiming to jointly train all the teachers and principals through “Intel® Teach Program”, Intel’s global teacher training program in the area of ICT (Information & Communication Technology) in Education. Lee also expanded into environmental contributions by creating “Korea K-12 e-Green Initiative” with support from Intel Foundation; the three-year initiative was signed between Korea Minister of Environment, President of Intel Foundation and President of Korea Environment Education Association in November 2008 with goals to benefit millions of students and parents with environmental awareness and leadership pipeline opportunities. Lee is recently participating in the collaborative works among Korea Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST), KERIS and World Bank regarding Capacity Building efforts for Global ICT in Education Policy Makers especially from developing countries, based upon MOU signed between Intel Asia-Pacific and KERIS in 2008. Lee studied and graduated from Korea University and Graduate School of Korea University majoring in French, English and English Education. Lee is married and has a boy (Haemin, 6), which has required her to learn the skills of work-life balance, to meet the needs of both her career and her family, as well as engage with passion with educators against educational challenges at both the personal and community level.
Jon K. Price
Jon K. PriceJon K. Price Program Manager, Research and Evaluation Intel Corporation, Corporate Affairs Group. Jon K. Price has been managing the education technology program evaluation efforts for Intel’s global K-12 education initiatives since 2003. In 2008 his responsibilities expanded to include additional research and evaluation into how effective integration of technology into multiple levels of education can impact teaching, learning, education reform, and economic growth

Designed to support a commitment to high quality education that promotes 21st century skills, teacher training and effective technology integration in classrooms around the world, Jon manages a series of rigorous program evaluations in order to ensure continuous, targeted improvement of all of Intel’s educational products and activities. These evaluations take place as a result of research grants from the Intel Foundation and Intel Corporation for multiple Intel Education initiatives, such as Intel Teach, Intel Learn, and Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

The research compiled for these purposes has not only enabled Intel to improve and refine program development efforts, but now also comprises a rich body of evidence that leaders implementing Intel® Education Initiative programs can use to demonstrate program impact, gain program support and support student centered education reform.

Jon is a graduate of The University of New Mexico, the Harvard Graduate School of Education and received his PhD in Education from the Texas A&M University College of Education. Jon currently lives in Albuquerque, NM with his wife and three children.
Jongwon (Jon) Seo
Jongwon (Jon) SeoJongwon (Jon) Seo is a researcher for the Korea Education & Research Information Service (KERIS). He has been involved in ICT in education initiatives conducting u-Learning model school pilot projects, evaluating and monitoring the use of ICT in K-12 schools, research on the effectiveness of an ICT-based learning environment, developing LMS and ubiquitous-based classrooms for K-12 schools, and ICT in education policy studies.

He has also participated in collaborative projects in the area of ICT for capacity building with international organizations such as APEC, UNESCO, and the World Bank. He engaged in a number of ICT in education policy and technical consultancy projects as a project manager.

Jongwon joined KERIS in 2004 starting out as a researcher to develop global cooperative projects in the area of e-Learning. He graduated from the University of Nebraska, Omaha with a masters degree in management information systems. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Korea University in educational technology.
Katerina Ananiadou
Katerina is currently working on the CERI's project on Systemic Innovation in Education and Training. Prior to joining CERI she worked as a research officer at the Institute of Education in London, within the National Research and Development Centre for adult literacy and numeracy, mainly on a project focusing on literacy and numeracy programmes at the workplace. Her academic background is in Psychology and Cognitive Science which she studied at the Universities of Athens (BA), Wales (MSc) and Warwick (PhD).
Kin Bing Wu
Kin Bing WuKin Bing Wu is Lead Education Specialist of East Asia Human Development Department of the World Bank. She has worked in the World Bank for 19 years and has worked in about 20 countries, covering Latin America and the Caribbean Region, South Asia Region, and the East Asia Region. She has worked in middle-income economies, low-income economies, transitional economies, and post-conflict economies. She has also worked in various subsectors, from early childhood development, to basic education, technical and vocational education, and tertiary education. Her work includes analytical studies of education issues and project preparation and supervision. She also works with the World Bank's Quality Assurance Group that reviews projects and analytical work in other regions. She was born and raised in Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China. She has a doctoral degree from Harvard University.
Michael Trucano
Michael TrucanoMichael Trucano, Sr. ICT & Education Specialist, The World Bank Mike Trucano is the World Bank's Senior ICT and Education Policy Specialist, serving as the Bank's focal point on the topic within the education sector. He previously served as the ICT and Education Specialist at infoDev, the multi-donor 'ICT knowledge shop' housed within the World Bank's Global ICT Department (GICT), where coordinated activities related to information and communication technologies and the Millennium Development Goals ("ICTs for MDGs"), especially as they related to education. He also led infoDev's work exploring the use of various low-cost ICT devices to meet developmental objectives in the social sectors. Highlights during his time at infoDev include Knowledge Maps: ICT and Education ( what we know, and what we don't, about ICT use in education in developing countries ), over 75 country-level surveys of ICT and education in Africa and the Caribbean and the ICT in Education Toolkit for Policymakers (with UNESCO, used in 27 countries to date). Mike brings experience working in a variety of capacities with on-the-ground ICT/education initiatives in several regions, including feasibility studies, evaluation and assessment, teacher training and professional development, appropriate technologies and targeted policy advice, especially related to uses of ICTs in education and community telecentres. He joined the World Bank Group in 1997, first with the IFC, and then serving on the Education and ICT for education teams at WBI where he was a core member of the team that developed the World Links for Development Program.
Ok-choon Park
Ok-choon Park is a senior research staff at the Institute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education. The Institute initiates and manages educational research, evaluation, and statistics projects for the U.S. Department of Education. Currently, he manages four Regional Educational Laboratories out of ten in the country. Prior to joining the Institute, Dr. Park was a senior research psychologist at the U.S. Army Research Institute and an assistant professor at the State University of New York at Albany.

Dr. Park served as an advisor/mentor for the graduate research associate program of the Consortium of Universities in Washington Metropolitan area and for the post-doctoral research fellowship program of the National Research Council. He also served as a member of doctoral dissertation committees for the Psychology Department of George Mason University, Howard University, Catholic University, and the Computer Science Department of George Washington University. Dr. Park, author or co-author of more than 50 journal articles, book chapters and technical reports, has served or currently serve as an editorial or consulting editorial board member or a special editor for seven academic journals. He studied instructional psychology and technology at the University of Minnesota and received his Ph.D. in 1978.

Robin Horn
Robin HornRobin Horn is the Education Sector Manager of the World Bank's Human Development Network. He is responsible for leading the work program charged with developing the concepts and strategies for education sector policy at the World Bank and for supporting country programs and professional development in the areas of “Quality Learning for All” – Addressing Opportunities for All Students to Learn,” “Skills and Knowledge for Competitiveness and Growth” - Building Competencies for Lifelong Learning, Employment, Productivity, and Innovation-Led Growth, and “Education Systems for Results” - Generating Evidence, Tools, and System Governance to Achieve Better Results. From 2002 until 2006 he was Lead Education Specialist in the World Bank’s Europe and Central Asia Region where he had lead responsibility for the World Bank’s education program of analytic work and lending for Turkey. Between 1992 and 2003 he was responsible for the Bank’s education program for Brazil, as well for other countries in the Latin American and Caribbean Region. During that period, he lived in Brazil. Robin Horn’s work with the Bank has involved collaboration with national governments, state governments, civil society organizations, and academics in the US and across the world. His education sector research, programs, and projects have focused on education quality, learning outcomes, management, and finance for basic, secondary, and tertiary education systems. Before joining the World Bank, Dr. Horn worked as an education economist in the United States Agency for International Development and as a researcher with the private sector providing analysis and support to the U.S. Federal Government. Dr. Horn has a Ph.D. in Economics of Education from Columbia University in New York City.
Seong-Geun Bae
Seong-Geun Bae, a Senior Education Specialist for the Education Program in WBI, is taking charge of global and regional education courses on “ICT use in education.” Before joining in WBI in 2007, he had served for the Ministry of Education of Korea as a director for 20 years. He has also taught the graduate course at the Florida State and Korea University since 2001. His specialties are alternative education, e-Learning and education reform. He earned his doctoral degree in Educational Policy from Florida State University.
Shelly M. Esque
Shelly M. EsqueShelly leads Intel’s corporate responsibility strategy, driving strategic programs that unlock the potential that science and technology has to improve people’s lives. From transforming education to promoting environmental sustainability, Shelly’s organization, in more than 35 countries, works to forge strategic alliances with industry, the public sector, and civil society to create positive, sustainable change.

Shelly also serves as President of the Intel Foundation, the primary philanthropic arm of Intel Corporation. The Intel Foundation is focused on programs that advance education and improve communities worldwide by providing funding for national and local grants helping to fuel innovation in classrooms, empower women and underserved youth, and enable Intel employees to serve the needs of their communities.

Simon Ellis
Mr Simon Ellis has recently taken the role of UNESCO Institute for Statistics Regional Advisor for Asia and the Pacific, based in Bangkok.

He joined UNESCO Institute for Statistics in 2000 and since that time has lead every section of the Institute’s work; Education (Manager of Education for All Observatory, Head of Literacy, ISCED the global education statistics standard, Vocational and Adult Education, and leader of the annual Education Survey), Science (global data on R&D, statistical standards on R&D and Innovation), Culture and Communications Statistics.

UNESCO holds a leading role in culture and communications policy and statistics within the United Nations System. UIS has published reports on international trade in cultural goods in 2000 and 2005. UIS is a founder member of the Partnership for the Measurement of ICTs for Development the official international body responsible for the statistical aspects of the follow up to the World Summit on the Information Society. The priority for the culture team at the Institute is the revision of the 1986 UNESCO framework for cultural statistics, while in communications the team is working in ICTs in Education and indicators of information literacy. Since 2006 the Culture and Communications team has carried out international surveys of Press, Radio, Television, ICTs in Education, audiovisual production, and libraries. In 2007 the team, undertook a libraries survey, as a joint initiative of UNESCO, IFLA, and ISO.

Before working at UNESCO, he ran London Skills Forecasting Unit, which specialised in determining the range of skills required by London’s businesses. In 2000 it undertook a sectoral study of the future skills required by creative industries. He holds a doctorate in archaeology from the University of Oxford (1984), a masters in town planning from the University of Newcastle (1991), and a first degree in education from the University of Southampton (1976). He has published books on Roman Housing, Geographic Information Systems, and the London economy.
Tom Burns
Tom BurnsTom Burns is Director for the Content/Services pillar of the World Ahead program. He has world-wide responsibility for working with 3rd parties and Intel organizations to help bring solutions to the World Ahead programs and platforms.

The World Ahead team is focused on helping develop programs allowing the next 1 billion users access to connected PC’s and that they have robust and reliable software/content solutions on Intel's silicon-based platforms.

Prior to this role, Tom was the Director of Channel Platform Software Group’s ( CPSG) Business Solutions Managers team for 2.5 years. Before that assignment he was the Director, Intel’s Asia Pacific Solutions Group where he was responsible for Intel's relationship with the software industry and Fortune 100 customer base.

Tom has held numerous management and marketing roles with Intel in the US, Japan and Hong Kong over his 29-year career including the Intel Inside® and Reseller/Retailer programs, Automotive Marketing and New Business Development.

Tom graduated from the University of Illinois with a BS in Electrical Engineering. He is based in Hong Kong.
Suh, Young Suhk
Suh, Young SuhkDr. Suh is executive director of the International Cooperation Center for ICT in Education, Korea Education & Research Information Service (KERIS). He is responsible for ICT in education policy studies, international cooperative projects, ICT in education standardization, and global consultancy for ICT in education.

He is an expert advisor to the JTC1/SC36 (Information Technology for Learning, Education and Training), life-long learning policy for the Ministry of Education, and advisor to the National School Administrators Commission.

He joined KERIS in 1999 and has headed several departments, including the EDUNET (Education Information System) Team and Standardization Team within the Information Service Center, as well as executive director for the Policy and Planning Division.

Before joining KERIS in 1999, Dr. Suh held a variety of senior research positions with the Korea Educational Development Institute (KEDI) and Ministry of Education. He served as a research fellow of the Ministry of Education for national text book development and a director of the Contents Certification Department for the Distance Learning Center.

Dr. Suh graduated from United States International University with a master's degree in Computer Education and earned his Ph.D. from Hanyang University in Educational Technology.