Vicki Jansen

Careers Adviser, NSW Department of Education, Nepean CAPA
  • NSW Department of Education, Nepean CAPA
  • Australia
Andreas Schleicher

Director, Education and Skills, OECD

Andreas Schleicher is Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. As a key member of the OECD Senior Management team, Mr. Schleicher supports the Secretary-General’s strategy to produce analysis and policy advice that advances economic growth and social progress. He promotes the work of the Directorate for Education and Skills on a global stage and fosters co-operation both within and outside the OECD. In addition to policy and country reviews, the work of the Directorate includes the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), and the development and analysis of benchmarks on the performance of education systems (INES). Before joining the OECD, Mr. Schleicher was Director for Analysis at the International Association for Educational Achievement (IEA). He studied Physics in Germany and received a degree in Mathematics and Statistics in Australia. He is the recipient of numerous honours and awards, including the “Theodor Heuss” prize, awarded in the name of the first president of the Federal Republic of Germany for “exemplary democratic engagement”. He holds an honorary Professorship at the University of Heidelberg.
James Robson

Deputy Director of Centre for Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance, Oxford University

James Robson is Deputy Director of Oxford University’s Centre for Skills, Knowledge, and Organisational Performance (SKOPE). His research focuses on structures, policies and political economies of Higher, Tertiary and Adult Education systems with a particular focus on the intersection between education and employment, skills supply and demand, research eco-systems, and social justice. Recent projects have focused on narrative skills in business contexts, reconceptualising the value of humanities degrees, global science eco-systems, and widening participation in elite HE. He has received major research funding from the ESRC, the AHRC, GCRF, the Edge Foundation, the Royal Society, and the British Academy.

Grace Suh

Vice President, Education Corporate Social Responsibility, IBM Corporation

Grace Suh is Vice President, Education, Corporate Social Responsibility at the IBM Corporation. In her position, Grace manages IBM’s global education portfolio, including the P-TECH 9-14 School Model, a public education reform initiative spanning more than 240 schools and 28 countries, and SkillsBuild, a newly launched program designed to upskill and reskill adults through online learning, mentorship and hands-on experiences. Prior to IBM, Grace worked at the Children’s Defense Fund, a national child advocacy organization in Washington, D.C. In addition to the corporate and nonprofit sectors, Grace has worked in city government with a focus on juvenile justice issues. Grace serves on a number of education committees and boards, including the Coalition for Career Development, the Cahn Fellows Programs and Schools That Can. Grace has a master’s degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University.
Anna Jeppesen

Former Member, Youthwise, OECD

My name is Anna Jeppesen, and I’m a former member of OECD Youthwise. I am 21 years old, and I live in Denmark where I work as pedagogical assistant until I start my education as a pedagogue. I’m Chairman of Assens Youth Council and I’m also Vice chairman of the Network of Youth Councils in Denmark. I have always believed that young people should have a say in important matters, since we are the ones who are going to take over the world that is left behind for us. By volunteering, I feel as if my voice is finally heard.

Justina Nixon-Saintil

Vice President and Global Head, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), IBM

Justina Nixon-Saintil drives strategic, socially responsible programmatic investments that enable IBM’s technology and talent to address some of society's biggest challenges worldwide. The CSR programs Justina manages enable IBM and its employees to transform their altruism into reality. For example, IBM SkillsBuild and P-TECH, use multisector partnerships to help create more inclusive and innovative schools and workforces. She also spearheads corporate practices that underpin the company's tradition of uncompromising ethics and transparency in its operations and environmental footprint.

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Mike Mansfield

Project Manager, Research Centre for Longevity Risk

I have been working as thought leader and program director in the area of longevity, retirement preparations, and inclusion and diversity. My key area of interest is exploring opportunities for the 100 Year Life so that we can continue to life our lives with a sense of financial security and purpose into ripe old age. I led the Aegon Retirement Readiness Survey for six years under the theme of creating a New Social Contract where the focus has been on building solidarity between stakeholders to create sustainable solutions that are inclusive of vulnerable groups where no one is left behind.

I also have a strong interest in inclusion and diversity and in that regard founded our company’s LGBT Employee Resource Group with chapters in the Netherlands, U.S., and U.K.

Sean Hinton

CEO & Founder, SkyHive

Sean Hinton is CEO & founder of SkyHive, celebrated by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer for its transformative application of artificial intelligence (AI) in democratizing labour opportunities globally. Sean is a recognized thought leader and innovator in labor economics and the Future of Work. He is the Co-Chair of the Entrepreneurs Circle of the Canadian American Business Council (CABC), a member of OECD's Future of Work Forum Engagement Group, and a member of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI), one of the most extensive collaborations on AI policy and the first international standard for AI.

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