Event Three Panellists
Eric Shepherd, Keynote SpeakerExecutive Director of Talent Transformation
Eric Shepherd is the Executive Director of Talent Transformation, an organization promoting best practices for staying relevant during these times of change. Talent Transformation helps individuals and organizations by providing articles, podcasts, and webcasts to inspire insights into the future of work, learning, and leadership. Eric is an accomplished leader of international businesses and associations focused on talent, assessments, and success. Eric has also led industry and standards initiatives to promote best practices for assessments, learning, and interoperability. Eric currently serves on Boards of Advisors and as Chair of the IEEE P1484.20.2 working group developing Recommended Practice for Defining Competencies. And he serves on the PwC New World, New Skills Advisory Board facilitates conversations on the future-facing vision of skills, workforce transformation, EdTech, and industry trends. “Talent Transformation – Develop Today’s Team for Tomorrow’s World of Work” was authored by Eric Shepherd and Joan Phaup. The book explains how powerful technologies and new business models are remaking the workplace, setting the stage for new jobs and careers, empowering individuals and teams to advance organizational goals by using assessments. https://www.talenttransformation.com/Talent-Transformation-Book
Fiona Harvey, ChaireAA Board Member, Faculty Lead Learning Technologist for Social and Historical Sciences, UCL
Fiona is the Faculty Lead Learning Technologist for Social and Historical Sciences, UCL. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE) and was recently President and Chair for the Association for Learning Technology (2014-2017). Fiona is actively involved in the online community and is Co-Chair of the ALT South members group and acts as External Examiner for the University of West London’s PGCert Online. She is studying for her Ph.D. with Lancaster University in e-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning. Fiona has always been interested in the development of digital literacies. skills for students and staff and enjoys exploring new technologies to enhance the student experience. She is working with her team to support their Assessment First approach in the design of their programmes and has taken an active role in Students as Partners initiatives across the sector.
Graham Hudsone-Assessment Association Secretary, Independent Consultant at GA Partnership Ltd
Graham is a long-standing member of the educational assessment community, having worked in the sector for over 30 years. He has been involved in many of the significant developments in general qualifications, including the introduction of GCSEs, Curriculum 2000 and National Curriculum at Key Stage 4.
Whilst at QCA he was responsible for the marking and collecting data for the Key Stage tests and after a move to DRS Data Services Limited was part of the team responsible for the first implementation for the live marking of UK examinations using scanned scripts.
Graham’s interest in eAssessment started whilst at QCA where he led a development change programme involving all the regulatory bodies in the UK looking at the uses of new technologies in assessment, having won several £m of funding from the Treasury.
Latterly Graham has owned a franchise helping business to be successful at selling their products and services and now runs his own consultancy businesses supporting organisations in the assessment sector.
Graham’s great passion is to harness technology of all kinds to improve the examination experience that candidates face, the reliability of the assessments and marking accuracy.
Graham is happy to be called upon to speak, with key interests in implementation of development programmes, the approach to procuring e-Assessment and other systems, getting the best from your teams, strategic planning and business development.
Ali ShalfrooshanHead of International Assessment Research & Development at PSI. Headline sponsor
Ali Shalfrooshan is the Head of International Assessment Research & Development at PSI. Mr. Shalfrooshan is an experienced business psychologist with a passion for using psychology, technology and psychometric test design to help organisations and individuals thrive. He has a particular interest in designing innovative solutions, which combine technology and scientific rigour to help deliver a measurable business impact.
Paul MuirHead of Technology Enabled Assessment. British Council. Sponsor of Best International Implementation
Paul is Head of Technology Enabled Assessment at the British Council and responsible for the British Council’s technology enabled assessment strategy and delivery of technology led assessment solutions in over 100 countries around the world and to over 4.5million students a year. Joining the British Council in 2015, Paul has worked in the assessment industry for over 20 years, covering roles delivering education and curriculum reform projects across UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, to transformational roles at Awarding Bodies and Regulators in the UK.
Paul’s passion for enhancing access to education (globally) through the use of technology, especially where this is not always the ‘easy’ path is a focus of the last few years and something that has been accelerated due to Covid19. The networking, opportunities and challenge from peers provided by being a member of a global e-assessment community is something that is invaluable to that vision and mission.
Please do reach out via my LinkedIn page as I’m always keen to discuss how we can all work together to ensure the opportunities we develop and debate so passionately are indeed for the many and not the few.
Patrick CravenExecutive Director of Strategic Partnerships, Policy and Stakeholders City & Guilds. Sponsor of Best Workplace or Talent Assessment Project
Patrick has over 30 years’ experience in the field of accreditation, qualification and assessment design and educational technology.
During the last 20 years, he has focussed on the specific field of learning and assessment research and development, linked to Government Policy on skills education and national accreditation programmes. This work involves developing evidence of impact between employers, workforce requirements and productivity improvements.
At City & Guilds, he leads on Strategic Partnerships, Policy and Stakeholder Engagement. His role considers the growing impact of Policy and new technologies to help identify initiatives that enable City & Guilds to develop and extend the range and quality of learning and assessment products and services that assist people to find work and progress in their chosen careers.