SalesforceKeynote speaker Graham Brown-Martin confirmed for Horizons 2019

Keynote speaker Graham Brown-Martin confirmed for Horizons 2019


As Horizons quickly approaches, is thrilled to announce Graham Brown-Martin as our closing keynote speaker! Graham is the author of Learning {Re}imagined, the best selling book on global education and has enjoyed a 30 year career spanning the education, technology and entertainment sectors. He was the founder of Learning Without Frontiers (LWF), a global think tank that brought together renowned educators, technologists and creatives to share provocative and challenging ideas about the future of learning. If you haven’t already, register today for the Higher Ed Summit Horizons to hear from Graham about how institutions can navigate the future. And continue reading to learn more about this thought provoking speaker.

A little bit more about Graham

For many years, Graham Brown-Martin has been building fast-growth technology businesses in the entertainment, education and publishing sectors. Today he works with commercial and social sector enterprises from large corporations to start-ups to help them identify their innovation immune system and unleash their own creativity.

As a serial disruptor, Graham draws on his experiences of creating startups and organisations that challenged the status quo across the digital, creative and education sectors. He designed mobile computers in the 1980s, interactive digital music systems in the 1990s and cloud-based storage systems in the early 2000s. He takes his audience on a journey that challenges them to think differently about the future. Inspired by a chance meeting with artificial intelligence pioneer Seymour Papert, Graham has been working with AI systems for nearly 30 years with a particular interest in its potential to transform education.

During the last year, Graham has created an agile learning experience for the senior leadership of an FTSE 100 financial services company, designed a science programme for primary school children using the Internet of Things and an experiential learning experience for children to learn about working with autonomous humanoid robots.

Graham founded Learning Without Frontiers (LWF), a global movement that brought together renowned educators, technologists and creatives to share provocative and challenging ideas about the future of learning. He left LWF in 2013 to pursue new programmes and ideas designed to transform the way we learn, communicate and live. His book, Learning {Re}imagined, was published by Bloomsbury in 2015.

“Given the nature of global change, transforming education around the world is one of the deepest, most urgent challenges we now face. With his open but penetrating gaze, Graham Brown-Martin is an ideal guide through the complex terrain of ideas and innovations that might just create the new forms of education that we really need.”

— Sir Ken Robinson


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In addition to the closing keynote with Graham, there will also be a keynote earlier in the day featuring two exciting stories about pioneering transformation from ESSEC Business School and Open University of Catalonia (UOC). You won’t want to miss the opportunity to hear from these incredible institutions and hear updates, announcements, and more from Salesforce.

The keynotes are sure to be highlights of the event. But breakout sessions are the best place for you to hear first-hand stories of innovation and success from your peers and ask questions. We have a fantastic lineup of speakers this year, who are bringing with them a wealth of knowledge about topics like empowering recruitment and admissions, streamlining student services, and much more. Take a look at the institutions and sessions programmed for this year’s agenda so far. Be sure to check the site regularly as we update the agenda in real time with more sessions and details! 


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