Theme: Learning from Past when Designing the Future
November 16th, 2013
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Three very distinguished live speakers this time:
* Why are so many of our Teachers and Schools so Successful?
John Hattie, Professor of Education and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His meta-studies on what has an effect in school development is one of the hottest topics globally.
* Visualizing the Future.
Staffan Truvé, Chief Scientist and co-founder of Recorded Future, "specializing in web intelligence and predictive analytics". Staffan has spent the last 20 years working in the borderland between research and industry. Staffan was also highly involved in the development iof Spotfire.
* Žiga Turk, Professor at University of Ljubljana. Lead Researcher at European Research Projects.
Past: Minister for Education, Science, Culture and Sports at The Government of Republic of Slovenia
Visiting/Virtual Professor at CITA Ltd. Secretary General, Reflection Group on the Future of Europe at Council of the European Union.
(From Bloomberg Business week)Prof. John Hattie has been Director of Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne since November 2010. Mr. Hattie. Prof. Hattie’s work is internationally acclaimed. His influential 2008 book Visible Learning: A synthesis of over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement is believed to be the world’s largest evidence-based study into the factors which improve student learning. He is a Member of the Faculty of Education and Director of Visible Learning Labs at the University of Auckland, Prof. Hattie regularly advises governments in New Zealand, Australia and the US. He has authored or co-authored 12 books and more than 500 papers, and says he is looking forward to supporting researchers in MGSE.
Dr. Staffan Truvé, Ph.d. is Chief Scientist, Chief Technology Officer, and Co-Founder of Recorded Future. Dr. Truvé served as Chief Executive Officer of the Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS) 2005-2009and Chief Executive Officer of Interactive Institute 2003-2009. He is the Senior Executive Vice President of Swedish ICT Research. Dr. Truvé Co-Founded Carlstedt Research & Technology (CR&T) in 1994 and served as its Chief Executive Officer for 9 years. In 1996, he co-founded Spotfire AB. Dr. Truvé has also co-founded Firedoor Network Security AB, the Viktoria Research Institute, Gatespace AB, and several other ICT startups. Dr. Truvé serves on the Board of several companies and acts as a technical and business advisor to start-ups, venture capital funds, universities, and government agencies. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and a M.Sc. degree in Engineering Physics from Chalmers University of Technology. Dr. Truvé also holds an MBA from Göteborg University and attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. Dr. Truvé is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences.
Prof. Žiga Turk (1962) has degrees in computer science and structural engineering from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, where he has been a professor and researcher in the field of engineering communication. In 2007-2008 he was minister from Growth in the Government of Slovenia, in 2009-2011 Secretary General of the Reflection Group in the Future of Europe at the European Council in Brussels and 2012-2013 Minister of education, science, culture and sports in the Government of Slovenia. In the recent work he combines his background in technical sciences with experiences in the area of policymaking.
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