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How do we get the next 10 years right?

09 June 2020

Dr David LeFevre, founder and Chairman of Insendi which is now part of Study Group, will today address the leading international AI conference on the role of online study in post-Covid-19 education.

The CogX Global Leadership Summit and Festival of AI & Emerging Technologies is the largest AI Festival in the world and expects over 30,000 participants across 18 topic stages and 100+ CogXtra events. Dr Lefevre will join a panel at CogX on 10th June to debate Education 4.0 - what will the schools of the future look like.

The subject of this year’s CogX is ‘How do we get the next 10 years right’ with a focus on the challenge of Covid-19 and what steps and innovation will help the world respond to our new circumstances. Speakers include the CEO of Astra Zeneca; the UK Chief Scientific Officer, Angela McLean; Chief Economist of the Bank of England, Andy Haldane; Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock, the Regius Professor of Medicine at The University of Oxford, Professor Sir John Bell; AI expert Shoshona Zuboff; environmentalist Jane Goodall; the incoming Chairman of the BBC, Tim Davie; General Manager of TikTok, Richard Waterworth; The University of Southampton’s Regius Professor of Computer Science, Professor Dame Wendy Hall; Chair of the Digital Catapult, Jeurgen Maier; WPP Founder Sir Martin Sorrell, and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. Panels also include specialist focus on business, innovations, funding and venture capital, and diversity in tech with speakers drawn from business, government, finance and academia.

Dr Lefevre will also be a speaker this week at the annual EdTech conference in association with London Tech Week on ‘Leading a path from disruption to opportunity - before, during and after Covid-19’.

These two speaking engagements follow an increasing public profile for Insendi as a thought-leader on online education policy in the face of Covid-19 and the transition to online delivery due to global health measures severely restricting face-to-face teaching around the world. Dr Lefevre’s articles on the current emergency measures and the future of online and blended delivery have been published by The Times Higher Education, Research Professional and the Higher Education Policy Institute.

Commenting on the contribution of Insendi, Study Group CEO Emma Lancaster said,

“We are delighted that David and the Insendi team are increasingly recognised as leaders internationally in online education. Insendi’s strong academic roots and focus on quality were what drew us to the company and its work, and it is particularly pleasing that at this time Study Group’s teachers are able to draw on their experience and advice to offer the best possible quality experience for our students.”

Read more on Study Group’s response to Covid-19 and the move to learning online.

Notes for editors

Dr David Lefevre is Director of the EdTech Lab at Imperial College London and the founder of Insendi, a learning platform company acquired by Study Group in January 2020.

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