The Tyto Tech 500 Power List went live at the end of 2018, and for the first time, we can reveal the 10 most influential people in UK EdTech, as we dive into the data sector-by-sector.
In recent years the UK led the way in Europe for EdTech investing, with the next stage being how the government can support these investments through a robust and systematic approach around R&D and evidence gatheringto ensure technology delivers its promises in the education space. Analyst firm Gartner suggests that AI, immersive technology and smart spaces will be key focusesof 2019. According to UK Charity NESTA, a shortage of teachers in many countries may also play a significant role in driving EdTech adoption, and while not being able to directly replace face-to-face engagement with teachers, it can supplement it in many ways.
Which brings us back to this list of 10 people in the UK helping to drive and influence this space and the trends we are seeing in the shape and content of this list of influencers.
The top 10 is driven entirely by business leaders, with not only an alarming lack of gender parity, but also a surprising lack of public influence coming from government, the media or even academics. It may be that those areas are simply unable to compete with the level of investment in visibility undertaken by the members of this top 10.
Tyto Tech 500: Top 10 Influencers in EdTech
|2||Duncan Cheatle||LearnAmp/The Supper Club|
|3||Eben Upton||Raspberry Pi|
|4||Julian Hall||Ultra Education|
|5||Donald Taylor||The Learning Performance Institute|
|6||Jonathan Satchell||LEO Learning|
|7||Nick Shackleton-Jones||PA Consulting Group|
|9||Andrew Brode||Learning Technologies Group plc|
|10||Laura Overton||Towards Maturity|