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Higher Education & EdTech Leaders

The whole being more than the sum of its parts, CONNECTed is committed to working with a diversity of inspiring professionals to co-create exemplar learning experiences.

A community of Higher Education professionals

We are truly grateful for the meaningful contribution of so many incredible people who shared insights, advice and wisdom. This community of professionals is ensuring a better education sector for future generations.

Ahmed Haque

Ahmed Haque

CEO - Didactic Labs
Prof Aindril De

Prof. Aindril De

Director - Amity University Online Education
Ajit Chauhan

Ajit Chauhan

Chairman - Amity Online

Akiba Covitz

CEO - Foundry College
Akiba Covitz was previously CBO, Sense Education, Associate Dean, Harvard Law School and Vice President, University Relations, edX. He led business development at Minerva Project. Akiba has graduate degrees from the U. of Pennsylvania and Yale Law School.
Amrit Ahluwalia

Amrit Ahluwalia

Managing Editor - The EvoLLLution

Andrea Clarke

CEO - CareerCEO
Andrea is a former tv news reporter & Washington D.C. correspondent who covered major global news events. She’s an award winning author and accomplished speaker, delivering keynotes about 'the competitive advantage in the FOW' & 'the business of building trust'.

Anthony Morris

Co-Founder & CEO - Cahoot Learning
Arno Meerman

Arno Meerman

CEO - University Industry Innovation Network
Arno is the founder and CEO of UIIN, a leading organisation on university-industry engagement. In his role, Arno provides consultancy and training to universities, government and industry to develop better relationships and more entrepreneurial and engaged universities.
Balzhan Orazbayeva

Balzhan Orazbayeva

Academic Researcher & Project Manager
Balzhan is the strategic initiatives manager at UIIN, a leading organisation on university-industry engagement. In her role, Balzhan develops and provides innovative training, consultancy concepts and models to develop more engaged and entrepreneurial universities.
Beverley Oliver

Beverley Oliver

Emeritus Professor
Emeritus Professor Beverley Oliver is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Australian National Teaching Fellow. She works as a higher education consultant and researcher particularly in areas such as digital education, micro-credentials, curriculum transformation, quality assurance and graduate employability.

Bianca Raby

Co-Founder & CEO - Oppida
Bianca is a passionate educator with over 13 years experience in education. In 2019 she founded Oppida, a digital education agency focused on raising the bar of online learning globally.
Brady Colby

Brady Colby

Founder & CEO - Thirty Two Edu

Brett Shanley

Founder & CEO - Knoma
Cameron McCoy

Cameron McCoy

AVP for Economic Engagement & Emerging Initiatives

Cherie Diaz

Managing Director - Open Learning
Dr Chris Campbell

Dr Chris Campbell

President - ASCILITE

Christina Lee

VP International Growth - Chegg
Chris Lorch

Chris Lorch

Vice President for Academics - Ozarka College

Claire du Preez

Founder & CEO - The Digital Ivy
Founder of The Digital Ivy, an EdTech Marketing Consultancy. It's mission to empower the world with great learning opportunities. Through a network of skilled education marketing experts, it aims to help businesses & institutions demystify EdTech marketing, and build internal capability.

Claire Macken

Professor & Director, Future Learning
Csaba Veres

Csaba Veres

Professor - University of Bergen

Dan Sleeman

Educator & Founder
David Blake

David Blake

Founder & Executive Chairman - Degreed

Derek Ballantyne

Senior Sales & Marketing Professional - Oxford University Press
Derek Ballantyne, an education researcher and EdTech enthusiast, motivated in finding ways allowing teacher’s to teach better and student’s to learn better. Experience includes business development in educational publishing & global digital projects.

Dylan Bennett

Senior Learning Designer, Educator & Accessibility Consultant

Errol La Grange

Co-Founder & Chairman - Cahoot Learning

Finn Macken

Founder & Minerva Student

Fiona Anson

Co-Founder - Middle8
Gavin Smith

Gavin Smith

Chief Executive Officer - Voxon Photonics
Greg Fowler

Greg Fowler

President, Global Campus - Southern New Hampshire University

Hannes Geldenhuys

Founder & CEO - Hubble Studios
Hannes is the founder & CEO of Hubble Studios, a leading Digital Learning Agency based in Cape Town. Hannes’ core skills are in EdTech consulting,organisational development and IT service delivery.
Howell Williams

Howell Williams

Chief Development Officer - Keypath, Australia

Iain Pepper

CEO - Study Loans
Spending most of his career in the personal finance sector with a particular interest in start-ups; Iain is driven to challenge the status quo and is passionate in creating a smarter way to study for students.

Jack Hylands

Co-Founder & CEO - Fourth Rev.
Jack has experienced the education sector from multiple perspectives: as a maths teacher, OPM CEO, university executive, and now co-founder of an edtech connecting universities and industry to address the digital skills gap.

Janet Frizzarin

Teaching & Learning Professional
Prof Jeevanandam Jotheeswaran

Prof. Jeevanandam Jotheeswaran

VP, R&D - Univo Edtech LLP
Jeff Burstein

Jeff Burstein

Founder - L-EAF
Joe Sallustio

Joe Sallustio

Executive Vice President - Claremont Lincoln University
John Hill

John Hill

SVP, Engineering and Architecture - 2U

Jon Kerr

EdTech Partnerships Professional
Josh Jarrett

Josh Jarrett

Executive Chair - SkillUp Coalition
Joshua Stern

Joshua Stern

Online Education & Digital Content Specialist
Julie Zimmerman

Julie Zimmerman

Higher Education Consultant

Kathleen Donohoe

Associate Director - KPMG
Kelly Gump

Kelly Gump

Goal Lead - Southern New Hampshire University

Kevin Bell

Pro Vice Chancellor (Digital Futures)

Liam Lynch

UX & Graphic Design Specialist
Liam is a UI/UX designer with a background in publication design, education design and learning technology. His current focus is in adapting learning tech to be as teacher-friendly as possible.
Liz McMillen

Liz McMillen

Executive Editor - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Mark Pettitt

Founder - Edified
Mark is the Founder of Edified – Higher Education Industry Experts. Edified offers clients unique insights into achieving dramatic improvements in student acquisition, student retention and student success.
Mark Salisbury

Mark Salisbury

Co-Founder/CEO - TuitionFit
Marybeth Gasman

Marybeth Gasman

Professor of Education - University of Pennsylvania
Matt Greenfield

Matt Greenfield

Managing Partner - Rethink Education

Matthew Dale

Co-Founder - Audit Express & Educonomy
An education professional, with more than a decade of experience working across the VET Sector in a range of leadership roles. Matthew is passionate about disrupting traditional education policy, while driving quality & innovation in tertiary education.

Matt Riddle

Founder, CEO & Principal Consultant
Matt is CEO & Founder of RocketShoes, a blockchain edtech startup, and Principal at Curio. Previous roles include acting Pro Vice-Chancellor at La Trobe, and Research Associate at University of Cambridge. He serves on the TEQSA panel of experts on online degrees.
Melissa Loble

Melissa Loble

Chief Customer Experience Officer - Instructure
Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer

Founder & CEO - Palmer Media
Michelle Westfort

Michelle Westfort

SVP, Academic Partnerships - InStride
Nathan Greeno

Nathan Greeno

Senior Vice President, University Relations - 2U
Nelson Baker

Nelson Baker

Dean, Professional Education - Georgia Tech.
Nikki James

Nikki James

Chief Learning Scientist - Practera

Omar Da Silva

Co-Founder - Fourth Rev.
Omar is an entrepreneur, investor and advisor. Over the past decade he has worked as a university lecturer, led the development and launch of multiple degree programs, as well as co-founded two successful education start-ups.

Oren Leshetz

Head of Educational Partnerships - Study Loans
An experienced Business Development professional and Education Enthusiast; Oren demonstrates skills in Sales Leadership, Relationship Management, and Commercial Lending, with a particular passion for education finance.

Patrick Brothers

Co-Founder - HolonIQ
Paul J. LeBlanc

Paul J. LeBlanc

President - Southern New Hampshire University
Paul Marca

Paul Marca

Associate Vice Provost - Stanford University
Phil Ice

Phil Ice

Chief Learning Officer - Analytikus
Riley Batchelor

Riley Batchelor

Vice President - Trilogy Education Asia Pacific
Robert Gibson

Robert Gibson

Director, Learning Technologies - Emporia State University
Rob Westervelt

Rob Westervelt

VP for Strategy & Innovation - Lindenwood University
Ryan Craig

Ryan Craig

Managing Director - University Ventures
Ryan O'Hare

Ryan O'Hare

CEO - KeyPath Australia
Samson Korawali

Samson Korawali

Founder & CEO - Reelae
Sean Gallagher

Sean Gallagher

Executive Director, Future of Higher Education - Northeastern University
Seema Mishra

Seema Mishra

CEO - Education Management Consultants
Shadee Barkan

Shadee Barkan

SVP - 2U
Simon Kavanagh

Simon Kavanagh

International Manager - Kaos

Stephen Endersby

Founder & CEO - TiOLi Group Holdings
Stephen Parker

Stephen Parker

National Education Sector Leader - KPMG
Taha Adib

Taha Adib

Innovation in Education

Tara Rodoni

International EdTech Executive
Terri Givens

Terri Givens

CEO - The Center for Higher Education Leadership
Tom Woolf

Tom Woolf

Founder & CEO - EdAid
Tonio DeSorrento

Tonio DeSorrento

CEO - Vemo Education
Ulrik Christensen

Ulrik Christensen

CEO - Area9 Lyceum
Warren Kennard

Warren Kennard

Managing Director - Cahoot Academy

Wendy Palmer

Director, Global Studios - Deakin University
Whitney Kilgore

Whitney Kilgore

Co-Founder & Chief Academic Officer - iDesign

Yvonne Breyer

Director Learning & Teaching, Head of Learning Futures - Macquarie Business School
Zachary Busekrus

Zachary Busekrus

Founder & Brand Strategist - Enrollify

Zachary Davis

President of Lyceum