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This event occurred on
June 6, 2015
4:00am - 1:00pm BST
(UTC +1hr)
St Saviour, Jersey

Talks which exchange wisdom and knowledge, bringing together generations in a spirit of cooperation and change. Key focus is learning new things through Technology Entertainment and Design.

Hautlieu School
Wellington Road
St Saviour, Jersey, JE2 7TE
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Grainville School

We are very proud of our school community and the achievements of our students and staff. At Grainville we set high expectations in all that we do, to provide students with a learning experience that best meets their individual hopes and aspirations. In our caring school community students are inspired, motivated and challenged to fulfil their potential, always striving to achieve their very best. We provide a safe, secure and happy environment where everyone can learn and develop their skills necessary for life in the 21st Century.

Team Hydra

Team Hydra, a group of local schoolgirls and their mentor Gwyn Garfield-Bennett, developed an app and got through to the semi-finals of global technology entrepreneurship programme, Technovation Challenge. Nerea Saenz-Arana, Gabriella Magalhaes, Laura Wilding and Candela Saenz-Arana, developed an app called GiftAway. The girls are passionate about coding and are members of Jersey Coders, the teenage coding club. They will be talking about why it’s really important more women go into the industry, and the opportunities it offers.

Andrea Pennington

Dr. Andrea Pennington is an integrative medicine doctor, acupuncturist and meditation teacher who shares evidence-based ‘Jedi mind tricks’ to help you build resilience, heal faster and adapt to stressful situations. Tapping into the power of the 5 elements of Chinese medicine, positive psychology and the neuroscience of mindfulness, Dr. Andrea teaches her 5-step Attunement Meditation to promote optimal wellbeing and ageless vitality. Based on over 10 years of clinical practice with celebrities and VIP clients around the world her insights into self-mastery and brain re-wiring will empower you to stress less and achieve more

Deanna Rodger

After becoming the youngest UK Poetry Slam Champion (2007/8) and completing vocational acting training in NYT’s REP Company 2012, Deanna has written and performed as a poet and actor in 2012 Olympic Team Welcome Ceremonies, Buckingham Palace, Speakers House, 10 Downing street and Honey Coated Dream and three TedX performances (Brighton, Southwark and EastEnd). As a co-founder of two popular spoken word events Chill Pill and Come Rhyme With Me, resident artist at Roundhouse Camden, and member of prominent poetry collectives; Point Blank Poets (Biennale UK Artist International award 2011) and Keats House Poetry Forum, she is a huge force on the poetry scene. As an actor she has featured in number of spoken word and music videos, short films and plays.

Garry Stern

Garry is a Director of EBC Think Limited a company that specialises in advising businesses on Change and Operations Previously Garry was Director of Corporate Operations at the Royal Bank of Scotland. In this role he was responsible for leading circa 3000 people dealing with a diverse range of work including customer call handling, back and middle office processing and incident management, all within an FCA regulated environment. This global operation spanned the UK, Channel Islands, Crown Dependencies, Poland and India. In his 19 year career with RBS Garry held various senior positions including Chief Manager, Retail and Business Banking Glasgow, Principal Consultant in Change Management, Head of Networks, Desktop and Telecoms in Technology and Head of Retail Internet Operations.

Joe Dickinson

Joe’s early career spent in IT/Business consultancy in UK & U.S. designing/implementing systems, working for companies such as Blue Circle Industries Ltd. and Unisys Inc. . Running in parallel to his IT career Joe has always had an interest in medical technology and worked on projects including ; Developing Cardiac Imaging Detectors (nuclear Medicine) where he worked with George Charpak (Nobel laureate) at the ESPCI in Paris , other projects included Cancer therapy BNCT (Boron Neutron Cancer Therapy) & 3D Nuclear imaging device (using low radiation dose). Most recently designing, developing and implementing the Jersey Post’s Call&Check community service which utilises the postal infrastructures to address the needs of an ageing population. The Call&Check concept has won various awards including ‘World Mail Award 2014’ & ‘UK Social Innovator of the Year 2014.

Megan Leckie

Megan co-founded BlockBuilders with Joseph Palmer in 2014 after graduating from University. They use digital technology to engage young people within their community. By enabling children to use tools they are already experts in, such as video games, they can collaboratively and confidently express their opinions about their local towns and cities. These ideas can then be translated into various forms adults can understand, such as architectural models. Megan grew up in the U.A.E where very few people had the power to make a difference. She then moved back to England, where she witnessed apathy amongst her peers. She believes that by giving young people the opportunity to voice their ideas and be heard they could then grow up with the confidence to make a difference in their community. They now run workshops with children all across the U.K, targeting redevelopment sites whilst also focusing on local environmental issues.

Paul Dunn

Paul is a 3-time TEDx speaker. He is a Senior Fellow in one of the World’s Leading Think Tanks and holds a Lifetime Service Award to the Accounting Profession in the UK. He was honoured as a Social Innovation Fellow in his new home of Singapore; something he shares with film-star and philanthropist Jet Li and Walmart Chairman, Rob Walton. He was one of the first 10 people in Hewlett Packard in Australia. He then created one of Australia’s first computer companies and then The Results Corporation where he helped develop and grow 23,000 small and medium scale business enterprises. Paul continues to push the boundaries. He recently featured in Forbes Magazine alongside Sir Richard Branson in a global piece on ‘disrupters’ in business. He is Chairman of the B1G1: Business for Good, a company that’s already enabled businesses to create almost 60 Million giving impacts around the world.

Prof Russell Cowburn

A new industrial revolution is underway in which nanotechnology is being deployed in real products and offering possible solutions to climate change, water scarcity and growing healthcare needs as well as providing further answers to questions of origins of life. Is nanotechnology therefore a force for good, bringing relief to people in need and shedding further light on what it means to be human? Should faith communities embrace it positively? Or is it a threat, offering rival explanations for the origins of life and risking enormous environmental damage should it ever escape from our control? Professor Cowburn, who is both a nanotechnologist and a Christian, will give an overview of nanotechnology and discuss the ethics and theology of this new technology

Rory Steel

Assistant Headteacher – Technology & Curriculum at Beaulieu Convent School: He aims to be at the forefront of technological integration in education and hasled the successful deployment of the UKs first gigabit connected school. He is also an Apple Distinguished Educator but welcome all devices.

Tom Hughes

The day consisted of inspirational workshops throughout the day. Tom planned the day to give students a snap shot of how technology is used in a number of different careers. These workshops may ignite a passion in students about technology or a career they might have not previously considered. Digital Learning Day is primarily about learning and experiencing new things.Tom would like to share with you how successful the day was, and how important it is to create real world connections with local and overseas business.

Organizing team


  • Tim Rogers
  • Lynne Capie
  • Phil Slatter
  • Ray Parker
  • Ronnie Isherwood