Best edtech product (hardware) category
As a certified Product Manager, a CSPO, an ISTE Certified Educator, a Google for Education Certified Trainer & Innovator, an Adobe Education Leader, a Microsoft Innovative Educator, and an Apple Teacher, Georgina’s goal is to support communities with sustainable digital transformation roadmaps.
Founder and CEO, Independent Thinking
Most impactful headteacher category
Ian is an award-winning author, publisher, international speaker, entrepreneur and innovator. He set up the unique educational organisation Independent Thinking nearly thirty years ago to support schools as they work to bring the best out of all children and young people.
HP Education Ambassador
Best edtech product (software) category
Brett Salakas, the HP Education Ambassador, is an international keynote speaker, the best-selling author of ‘A MAMMOTH Lesson’, the founder of #aussieED (the largest online network of teachers in Australia) and the co-founder of both the ED Poets Society and #TheWalkingED.
Education Consultant and Advisor - CEO of Teach Learn Create Ltd
Most impactful support staff member category
Nina is an International Education Consultant and is a leading practitioner in outstanding learning and teaching, mental health and wellbeing as well as EdTech. She has a particular gift of working with SEND, Gifted and Talented and engaging disaffected learners.
Visiting Professor, University of Wolverhampton
Most impactful teacher (Secondary/FE) category
Bob has spent over 50 years in Education as a teacher, manager, Principal, governor, and Chair of Governors. He worked for the National College for School Leadership on the NPQH and the Building Schools for the Future programme where he co-wrote and delivered the Digital Learning component.
Senior Leader, Educational Consultant and Leadership Coach
Best edtech startup category
Bukky Yusuf is an author, leadership coach and senior leader well known by her Twitter handle @rondelle10_b. She has undertaken a number of leadership roles within mainstream / special schools. Beyond the classroom, Bukky is a Thought Leader with a wide variety of Ed(ucation) Tech(nology) experiences and has been co-chair of the EdTech Leadership Group to support the Government’s EdTech strategy.
Head of Digital Transformation
Most impactful senior member of staff category
Olly is passionate about raising the standards of teaching, learning, pedagogy, and technology. Currently Head of Digital Transformation across a Trust, Olly has held a range of middle and senior leadership roles including academic, pastoral, and sporting leadership positions, such as Assistant Head of Digital Learning, Teaching and Learning, Head of Science, Head of Physics, Head of Year and Assistant Housemaster.
Best school digital transformation project (state/public) and Best school digital transformation project (independent) categories
As well as his CEO and Chair roles Al is chair of his region’s Governors’ Leadership Group and chairs the regional SEND Board. With 20+ years of governance experience, Al also sits on the Regional Schools Director’s Advisory Board for the East of England.
Community Engagement Manager
Most impactful teacher (EY/Primary) category
Kat Cauchi is the community engagement manager at NetSupport, editor of R.I.S.E. Magazine, host of the Of Primary Importance podcast and product manager of ReallySchool. She is also a member of the Global Equality Collective , a Technocamps Girls in STEM role model, an innovate<her> role model and a Global EdTech author.
Spanish and STEAM Teacher, Consultant
Rachelle Dené Poth
Best co-production project (edtech & school together)
Rachelle Dené Poth is an edtech consultant, presenter, attorney, author, and teacher of Spanish and STEAM: Emerging Technology. Rachelle has a Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law, a Master’s in Instructional Technology and is currently pursuing a second doctorate, focused on Educational Technology.
Director of Digital Learning / Lead Consultant
Best established EdTech company (3 years+)
Laura Knight is Director of Digital Learning at Berkhamsted School. She has been working in educational technology for many years and is responsible for leading whole school work on technology for teaching and learning, staff training in digital skills, and online safeguarding.
Director of Education and Research, Chartered College of Teaching
Lifetime achievement award
A former English teacher, Cat’s roles have since focused on supporting teacher development, with a particular focus on development using technology, through collaboration and through engagement with research and evidence. She has worked in education in both the state and independent sector, as well as in corporate learning and development.