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Short, sharp and to the point, our webinars focus on hot-off-the-press market developments and implications for businesses. A cost-effective way to hear from known experts, in the comfort of your own situation room.


  • Up to 1 hour in length, with presentation and live Q&A
  • Expert industry speakers and moderator
  • Controlled environment with speaker having control over Q&A and discussion
  • Engage in live polling, get immediate results and evaluations
  • Interact with other participants via chat


Monday, 17 August 2020
14:00-15:00 Singapore Standard Time (SST)

Learning Heads’ Roundtable: Unlocking Potential of Learning Spaces

New schools around the world are taking into greater consideration the importance of learning space design to foster deeper learning among students. These spaces would support collaboration, communication, and creativity more effectively than traditional classrooms.

How are schools in Asia-Pacific building the classrooms of the future? Besides architectural designers, whose inputs are being considered in the learning space design? Space is scarce- So how do we make best use of it to improve learning outcomes?

Key discussion points include:

  • Key factors to consider when incorporating innovation in learning spaces
  • ROIs: Effect on classroom behavior, costs of implementation, etc.
  • Space design, and the integration of furniture and technology
  • Integrating pedagogy, physical design and in class engagement
  • Hybrid-learning classrooms for better e-learning outcomes

Benjamin James Simpson, High Tech Integrator, International School of Nanshan Shenzhen; Co-Founder, Director, Content Developer, SteamHead.Space; Resident Engineer, High Tech High, CA, United States

Egmond Boon, Head of Creativity and Innovation, Canadian International School, Singapore
Dr. Richard Owens, Director of Learning, Strategy & Innovation, Woodleigh School; Director, Woodleigh Institute, Australia
Nilanjana Saxena, Learning Design & Development, Institute of Higher Learning, Singapore

Watch this webinar on-demand here »



Benjamin James Simpson
High Tech Integrator, International School of Nanshan Shenzhen; Co-Founder, Director, Content Developer, SteamHead.Space; Resident Engineer, High Tech High, CA, United States

James is empowering Maker Ed teachers, students, and schools with techniques and formalization of their makerspace programs. Living in Shenzhen for the past 6 years, coming from San Francisco, he is using his engineering and academic mindset to organize the chaotic world of Making into a system of learnable innovation by releasing Open Source tools, hosting public meetings, and donating time to organizations in Shenzhen.

Founder of SteamHead makerspace, maker student guide to MAKE magazine, TechShop, TinkerStudio. Taught courses in university, high school, secondary school, and professional development classrooms in Electronics, Digital Fabrication, and Design. Formerly an engineer at Adidas, Gap, NASA, Toyota. University of Southern California B.S. Industrial & Systems Engineering 2002.



Egmond Boon
Head of Creativity and Innovation
Canadian International School, Singapore

With more than 23 years of working experience in various international environments, Egmond Boon has developed an expertise in the integration of innovations in national and international educational organisations. His latest projects involved the successful implementation of a Virtual Learning Instructional Continuity plan, creative and innovative MakerSpaces, MultiMedia rooms and Recording Studios related to a STEAM approach at the Canadian International School in Singapore. With a clear focus on the teaching and learning processes and the development of key skills amongst all learners, Boon effectively led his teams to coach and train students, faculty members and other stakeholders.



Dr. Richard Owens
Director of Learning, Strategy & Innovation
Woodleigh School; Director of Woodleigh Institute, Australia

Dr Richard Owens currently serves as the Director of Learning, Strategy and Innovation at Woodleigh. He leads student, staff and organisational learning at the school, and provides high level strategic direction for innovation and improvement initiatives across its three campuses. Owens is also the Director of the Woodleigh Institute for Experiential Education. He provides leadership for the development of strategic projects, programs and partnerships focused on promoting transformative learning for students, teachers, school administrators and system leaders.



Nilanjana Saxena
Learning Design & Development
Institute of Higher Learning, Singapore

Nilanjana Saxena is a learning design professional, experienced in implementing innovative, research informed educational & training delivery solutions in workplace and educational settings. Saxena started off as a Chemistry teacher. During her teaching stint she developed a strong interest in making learning fun yet impactful. Self disrupting her fulfilling teaching career, she left Singapore for Australia, to learn how to use research and tools to create better learning experiences. After reading the Masters in Learning Sciences & Technology at the University of Sydney, she went on to pursue valuable industry experience while working at OpenLearning ( a MOOC startup) and Pallas Advanced Learning Systems (an edtech venture). Enriched by these startup stints, she returned to Singapore and has since been collaborating cross functionally to design learning experiences at a leading Higher Education Institution.


 Tuesday, 21st May 2020
14:00-15:00 Singapore Standard Time 

 Topic: International Schools Post COVID-19 – A Market Insight  

Description: The webinar will provide the latest global and regional international schools market updates with a focus on implications of COVID-19 including new education delivery models and tech solutions that may emerge as a result.

During the webinar, you will gain practical updates on:

  • Regional intelligence and data on the international schools market
  • How schools are coping with COVID-19 and adapting business and operational models
  • Medium and long-term consequences of COVID-19 on the international schools market

Watch this webinar on-demand here »

The expert speaker:


Sam Fraser
Head of Asia Research
ISC Research

Sam is originally from the United Kingdom where he gained a degree in Social Sciences, as well as financial and accountancy qualifications. Before joining ISC Research in 2017, he was based in the Middle East where he worked for a well known network of international schools. His position focused around designing and developing a quality-assured programme for teacher training. He is now living in Singapore from where he can easily communicate and visit with international schools throughout the region in his role as ISC’s South East Asia Consultant.


Wednesday, 27th May 2020
14:00-15:00 Singapore Standard Time

Topic: COVID-19 and EduTech for Schools – the China response

Description: The session will discuss the post COVID state of play in China’s international and bilingual school market, and how industry responded to the crisis. The use of EduTech, and the role it plays from operational continuity to business acceleration will be a focus point of discussion.

During the webinar, you will gain practical updates on:

  • China international and bilingual Schools market outlook
  • Current demand trends for education technology in China’s school and training business
  • The case of “Coronavirus proves a bonanza for Asia EdTech start-ups”
  • Managing expectation of parents, students and investors
  • What we can learn from China’s international and bilingual schools?

Watch this webinar on-demand here »

The expert speaker:


Claudia Wang
Partner, Asia Education Practice Lead
Oliver Wyman, China

Claudia Wang is a Partner of Oliver Wyman, leading the firm’s Education practice. Prior to joining Oliver Wyman, she spent 9 years at EY-Parthenon. She has finished ~100 education engagements advising leading private equity firms, education operators and government bodies globally on opportunity identification and assessment, commercial / vendor / operation due diligence, market entry / growth / expansion strategy, investment strategy and growth levers in pan-Asia regions, specializing in K-12 education, after-school tutoring, English language training, transnational education and vocational training segments. Claudia holds a Bachelor’s degree of Business Administration from Shanghai International Studies University.