VC and the Global Workforce of the Future


This set of workshops will enable you to hear experiences and views from a variety of guest speakers and schools, on how to use VC in schools to enrich the curriculum and prepare students to be part of the global workforce.


The workshops take place at the BETT show on the 30th January 2013, Gallery room 4 at ExCel London. No booking required but seats allocated on first come, first served basis.


Host & Moderator -

Mina Patel, Director/Consultant, Video Conferencing for Learning (


VC and the Global Workforce of the Future - 10.30 -11.30


  • Rt. Hon. Lord Puttnam
  • Jeff Hawthorne, Assistant Headteacher, Oaks Park High School, LB of Redbridge
  • UK National Health Service - case study (speaker tbc)
  • Owen Ellis, Vice President, Morgan Stanley
  • Richard Pountney, Principal Lecturer, Sheffield Hallum University (SHU)

Next Generation Content - 12.00 - 13.00


  • Rob Cullis, Manager, Virtually University
  • Chris Lubbe, Inspirational Speaker & Nelson Mandela's bodyguard Sawubona
  • Grace Kimble, Learning Programme Developer, Natural History Museum
  • Linda Hayes, Learning Resource Centre Manager, Oaks Park High School, LB of Redbridge
  • Alison Seagrave, ICT Specialist Teacher, Highlands Primary School, LB of Redbridge
  • Richard Sedding, VC Services Manager, Janet

Connecting Schools, Learning Together - 13.30 - 14.30


  • Adina Popa, International Ambassador, Loudon County Public Schools, Virginia USA
  • Kath Keeper, Head Teacher, Scargill Infant School, LB of Havering
  • Dave Smith, Havering School Improvement Services, LB of Havering
  • Val Barker, ICT co-ordinator, Gearies Infant School, LB of Redbridge
  • John Sosna, Assistant Head for ICT and e-Learning, The Children's Hospital School and Great Ormond Street Hospital