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Al Kingsley

CEO of NetSupport, Author, and Chair of UK Multi-Academy Trust


As well as his CEO and Multi-Academy Trust Chair roles, Al is chair of his region's Governors' Leadership Group and chairs the regional SEND Board. With 30+ years of EdTech and governance experience, Al also sits on the Regional Schools Director's Advisory Board for the East of England, is Chair of the BESA (British Education Supplier's Association) EdTech Group, Chair of his regional Employment and Skills Board, a member of the Forbes Technology Council and sits on the advisory council for the Foundation for Education Development. He's a well-known face in EdTech around the world and is an active writer about all things EdTech with articles published in Teach Middle East, GESS, International Teacher Magazine, Forbes, TES, and many more. He is also author of "My Secret #EdTech Diary", the best-seller "My School Governance Handbook", plus his most recent book "My School & Multi Academy Trust Growth Guide", as well as co-author of "A Guide to Creating a Digital Strategy in Education". Al is also the recent winner of the 2023 Edufuturist of the Year award, winner of the BESA 2023 award for “Inspirational Leader”, and winner of the 2023 ERA award for “Outstanding Achievement”.


30 October, 2023 | 13:30 to 14:30
EdTech: Future Learning

This panel focuses on the vital role of Edtech in shaping the future of education and paving the way for an ever-evolving learning landscape. Our expert panelists will provide valuable insight on how we can utilize different Edtech resources as efficiently as possible to prepare educators and our students for the current and future job markets.

31 October, 2023 | 15:45 to 16:30
Panel Discussion: Education for the future, are we there yet?

A panel discussion that identifies what the latest global education trends tell us, where are the bright sparks and how can we translate that to varying contexts.


30 October, 2023 | 12:30 to 12:50
Adapting your digital strategy for the future of edtech

EdTech has evolved rapidly over the past few years, and with added pressure on budgets, staff wellbeing/retention, and with future eyes towards a larger innovative digital-led system, schools face new challenges in planning for the future. Many schools will already have a digital strategy in place, but few will support education in 2030 and beyond. Having written the book on Digital Strategy and EdTech, as well as writing internationally on best practice, Al will help participants to adapt their digital strategy for the future, ensuring their edtech is impactful, supports staff (and students) and doesn’t break the bank.