ISE Announces Lineup For RISE Spotlight: Digital Learning

ISE kicks off 2021 with its third RISE Spotlight event, featuring industry representatives from Netflix, Microsoft Education, AVIXA and more, live on January 12.

Integrated Systems Events will go live with the next edition of RISE Spotlight – its first for 2021 – on Tuesday, January 12 (at 15:00 CET / 14:00 GMT), with a virtual event in partnership with The Next Web entitled “Harness the Power of Digital Learning.”

With remote learning becoming more established in our daily lives, the RISE Spotlight event will examine the technologies that are boosting digital learning experiences in addition to addressing investment opportunities.

Top of the agenda is the Reporter Roundtable session, where an international panel will discuss issues surrounding digital learning. For example, was last year’s rapid roll-out of digital learning technology more problematic than anticipated? What are the barriers to implementing digital learning across an organization? Which technologies will create the biggest impact in 2021?

Panelists include:

— Varun Sawhney, Director Global Learning and Development at Netflix – The Netherlands
— Elizabeth Lembke, Chief Talent Navigator at Transforming Talent – Germany
— Diana Laurillard, Professor of Learning with Digital Technology at UCL Knowledge Lab – UK
— Robin Støckert, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU – Norway

In addition, there will be a live one-to-one “On the Sofa” interview with Mike Tholfsen, Principal Group Product Manager at Microsoft Education, that will focus on the evolution of education technology and the future of digital learning. Audience members will be encouraged to submit questions via the live chat.

This will be followed by “AVIXA Insights,” where Sean Wargo, Senior Director of Market Intelligence at AVIXA, will give “The Higher Ed Outlook,”presenting data from the association’s IOTA research about AV revenues in the education sector.

Further, “Start-up Nation” will feature Mercedes Bent, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, talks about some of the start-ups in the digital learning space that her company has invested in. She will also introduce elevator pitches from Tom Brunskill, co-founder and CEO of Forage, and Deborah Burton, CEO at Instruqt, who will pitch their wares to the audience.

Watercooler Virtual Meet-Ups will provide attendees the opportunity to participate in live conversations with industry experts. Users can choose which break-out session they want to join, including:

— AVIXA’s Wargo leading a discussion on issues arising from his AVIXA Insights presentation.

— CEDIA Director of Technical Training Steve Rissi and Senior Vice President Education and Training Samantha Ventura will talk to Content Director Ed Wenck about “Practical Applications of Digital Learning.

The RISE digital program is monthly, with RISE Spotlight virtual events plus online editorial content live at and featured within the RISE Connect newsletter. Produced in partnership with TNW and supported by ISE co-owners AVIXA and CEDIA, virtual events are hosted on Hopin and have been designed to encourage industry engagement through sessions, a live audience Q&A chat function, and networking opportunities.

For up to the minute speaker announcements and news, follow ISE on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram. Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2021 will take place at the Fira de Barcelona, Gran Vía, on 1-4 June 2021.

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