Prof. Yike Guo speaking at EDUtech Asia

Prof. Yike Guo
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Prof. Yike Guo is the Provost of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He is a world-renowned computer scientist who has led several large-scale AI and data science research projects in Hong Kong, UK and other European countries. He was the Vice-President (Research and Development) of Hong Kong Baptist University and the founding Director of the Institute of Data Science at Imperial College London's six global institutes. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng), a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (MAE), a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences (FHKEng), a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (FIEEE), a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS), and a Fellow of the Chinese Institute for Engineering Intelligence (FCAAI). Professor Guo Yike won the 2022 Wu Wenjun Artificial Intelligence Science and Technology Award for Outstanding Contribution Award, which is considered to be the highest honor in the field of intelligent science and technology in China.



AI at the helm: breaking boundaries in education

There is a need to address the limitations and challenges faced by today's conventional education systems, such as limited access to quality education, lack of personalised learning experiences and the inability to adapt to the diverse needs of students. This has resulted in the call for innovative solutions to bridge these gaps and ensure equitable educational opportunities for all.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) may have taken the world by storm but despite its challenges, AI has the transformative potential to revolutionise the field of education. Prof. Yike Guo, world-renowned computer scientist and provost at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, joins us at EDUtech Asia to illustrate how AI technologies are reshaping traditional educational systems, breaking down barriers between learning and teaching, and unlocking new opportunities for learners worldwide.
In this keynote, Dr Guo will also help you to:

•  Understanding the development of AI technology and its impact on the conventional education system

•  How AI-powered tools and platforms can personalise learning experiences, providing tailored content and adaptive assessments

• How you can adopt an AI-Based education approach in your institution


Watch our interview with Prof Guo Yike



Jason Lodge, PhD speaking at EDUtech Asia

Dr Jason Lodge
Deputy Associate Dean (Academic)
The University of Queensland

Jason Lodge, PhD is Associate Professor of Educational Psychology and Director of the Learning, Instruction, and Technology Lab in the School of Education and is a Deputy Associate Dean (Academic) in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at The University of Queensland. He has published over 130 refereed articles and is a national award-winning educator. Jason’s research with his lab focuses on the cognitive, metacognitive, and emotional mechanisms of learning, primarily in digital learning environments. Jason currently serves as Lead Editor of Australasian Journal of Educational Technology and Editor of Student Success.



The Digital Learning Paradox: Navigating Technologies Without Losing Direction

In the context of global education in the 2020s, the rapid integration of digital technologies into learning environments has presented both unprecedented opportunities and challenges. As educators and learners navigate this new landscape, the importance of self-regulated learning has become increasingly apparent. More than ever, students need to understand their own learning to make the most of the opportunities that emerging technologies provide.
This keynote explores the nuanced dynamics of technology-enhanced learning, focusing on how digital tools can sometimes mislead learners and the critical role of self-assessment and sound decision-making in ensuring effective learning.
The presentation delves into strategies for balancing student engagement with high-quality learning outcomes, emphasising the application of self-regulated learning techniques. It also highlights design tactics that support students in making informed judgements and decisions within digital learning environments. Furthermore, the significance of self-regulatory feedback is examined as a key factor in enhancing student learning in digital contexts.
By addressing the impact of technology, including artificial intelligence on learning, the discussion centres on practical aspects of navigating digital education. The aim is to equip educators and learners with the necessary tools to foster environments that support critical thinking, adaptability, and informed decision-making. Through this lens, the keynote contributes to the ongoing dialogue on improving learning experiences and outcomes in the digital age, offering insights grounded in the latest research on cognitive and metacognitive mechanisms of learning.
In this keynote, Jason will also help you to:

•  Learn how to balance student engagement and high-quality learning by applying self-regulated learning strategies

•  Discover design tactics that support student judgements and decision-making in their learning with technology

• Understand the importance of the role of self-regulatory feedback in improving student learning in digital environments


Watch our interview with Dr Jason Lodge



Shanti Pereira speaking at EDUtech Asia

Shanti Pereira
Team Singapore Sprinter 

Shanti Pereira is a Singaporean track and field athlete who has been running competitively since she was 9 years of age. After a tough couple of seasons, Shanti bounced back in 2023 and went on to historically break Singapore's national record in the 100m sprint six times and 200m race four times. In May 2023, she clinched double Gold medals in the 100m and 200m races at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Cambodia. Adding to her medal tally, Shanti also bagged silver and gold medals in the 100m and 200m races respectively at the Asian Games in September in Hangzhou, becoming Singapore's first Asian Games athletics champion since 1974. Prior to the games, she clocked her personal best of 22.57 in the 200m at the World Championships last August in Budapest which propelled her to qualify and represent Singapore at the Paris Olympics in 2024.



A champion’s mindset: redefining educational success with Team Singapore’s Shanti Pereira 

Fresh off the Olympic tracks and onto the main stage, EDUtech Asia is excited to welcome a very special guest this November.  

Get ready to push past your limits and challenge what it means to win — with none other than Team Singapore sprinter, Shanti Pereira! 

Despite her successes, education has remained paramount in Shanti's journey, helping her both on and off the track as well as balancing her roles as an athlete and a student. Her dreams of success became reality in an outstanding 2023 season which propelled her to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics for the very first time.  

However, the road to victory was met with a few hurdles along the way including injuries and setbacks as well as the lost opportunity of two university scholarships within the same year. Determined to make her mark, Shanti graduated from university and reignited her passion for running; going on to historically break record after record in 2023.

Join us for an inspiring conversation as we redefine educational success! Prof. Sun Sun Lim, Vice President for Partnerships and Engagement at Singapore Management University will join Shanti to discuss:  

• The secrets to developing resilience through adversity

• What it takes to have a champion’s mindset  

• The importance of education and supportive environments in the pursuit of success 

Prof. Sun Sun Lim speaking at EDUtech Asia

Prof. Sun Sun Lim
Vice President, Partnerships Engagement
Singapore Management University

Professor Lim Sun Sun is Vice President, Partnerships & Engagement and Professor of Communication and Technology at the Singapore Management University. She has extensively researched the social impact of technology, focusing on technology domestication by families and young people, AI ethics and future of work. She has authored over 90 academic publications including Transcendent Parenting: Raising Children in the Digital Age (Oxford University Press, 2020) and co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Communication and Society (Oxford University Press, 2020). She is a Fellow of the International Communication Association and serves on fourteen journal editorial boards and the Media Literacy Council, Singapore Environment Council and Singapore Computer Society. From 2018-2020, she was Nominated Member of the 13th Parliament of Singapore. She is an honoree of the inaugural Top 50 Asia Women Tech Leaders Award 2024 and the Singapore 100 Women in Tech 2020 list. She frequently offers her expert commentary in international outlets including Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Guardian and writes a monthly technology column in The Straits Times. She has won eight awards for excellent teaching.





A champion’s mindset: redefining educational success with Team Singapore’s Shanti Pereira 


Tammy Murphy speaking at EDUtech Asia

Tammy Murphy
CEO of Singapore Schools & Head of School
XCL World Academy

With almost 40 years of experience in the education sector, Tammy has served as the Superintendent of several highly acclaimed schools including the Dubai American Academy, the Montecito Union School District, the Ross School District, and the Assistant Superintendent in the Cherry Hill School District.
She has received numerous state and national awards for her impact as an educator and leader in the US, and has extensive experience with the International Baccalaureate Organisation overseeing the development of several IB Programmes at primary and secondary levels. Tammy has a proven reputation for inspiring a culture of improvement and collaboration among faculty and students.



Chairperson of Plenary & Leadership Conference Stage

"I am excited about the transformative opportunities AI will bring to the educational and professional landscape. This ever-changing world provides us with the mandate to go beyond traditional academic knowledge to equip children with the skills, attitudes, and values needed, not only for specific careers but for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. We need to provide our students with both the technical and ethical understanding of these new advancements so that they can shape a better future for themselves."  - Tammy Murphy



Rachel Warnick at EDUtech Asia

Rachel Warnick
Chief Programmes Officer
Professors Without Borders

Rachel Warnick is a specialist educator, learning designer, and a teaching and learning strategist. She is the Chief Programmes Officer at Professors Without Borders, where she strives to make a global impact by leveraging visionary pedagogical approaches to make education more equitable, accessible, and enjoyable. To this end, she is a global nomad serving as Chief Programmes Officer at Professors Without Borders, travelling the world to create, manage, and deliver projects focused on the core 21st century skills essential to business and academic success.

Rachel is a National Geographic Certified Educator, a Teach SDGs Ambassador, and a consultant in learning and design for clients in Africa and Europe. She lives in Mauritius and works across the region as the General Secretary of the Great Green Wall Grassroots Alliance, a network supporting the African Union and others in environmental efforts. Additionally, she is the Director of International Relations for the Mauritius NGO United Green.



Chairperson of Plenary & Leadership Conference Stage

"I am most passionate about skills-based education and education for sustainable development; these growing movements are not only preparing learners for personal success but also to have true impact in their communities."  - Rachel Warnick



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