Aidan McCarthy | Microsoft WW Education Industry Architect
Microsoft Corp

Aidan McCarthy, Microsoft WW Education Industry Architect, Microsoft Corp

Aidan McCarthy is a thought leader in digital education who worked internationally to promote transformative education. He has over 30 years of experience in leading teams to deliver new possibilities in teaching & learning. Passionate about achieving better educational outcomes & improving lives through the integration of technology, data, and people, Aidan is currently Principal - K12 Digital Transformation & Strategy at Microsoft Education.  
Previously Head of Digital Transformation at Catholic Education of Western Australia, Aidan was awarded as one of the Top 50 Technology & Digital Chiefs in Australia. 
With a Master of Education in Learning Technologies and Doctor of Education. His Doctoral studies and published works focus on Digital transformation in Education for Systems and enabling educators to expand their digital pedagogies with mobile learning technologies.
Married with family, Aidan enjoys sports, photography, motor racing, travel, and loves the opportunity to work with the dreamers who make amazing technology for learners.


Day 1 @ 13:45

Transforming Australia's schools: from technology to teaching and wellbeing

Australia's schools face a decade of transformation. The workforce is under pressure; expectations about using data and evidence continue to grow; and digital technology is ever more deeply embedded in schooling. PwC's school education practice exists to help schools and systems navigate these changes, which bring opportunity as well as challenge. Starting with the big picture, the presentation will then describe how PwC and Microsoft are partnering to harness technology at two interdependent levels: first, to improve the school experience for students, educators, staff members and parents; second, to give education systems the insights they need to make better decisions.The technology vision is an intuitive “one-stop-shop” administration platform to support finance, student and academic management in schools in Australia on the Microsoft platform. The ultimate purpose is to support teaching, wellbeing and student outcomes.
last published: 04/Aug/21 10:15 GMT
last published: 04/Aug/21 10:15 GMT
last published: 04/Aug/21 10:15 GMT

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