Leading speakers line up at IT Forum

Lowe, Kate
July 2004
IT Training;Jul/Aug2004, p10
Trade Publication
An impressive and varied line-up of speakers entertained and informed delegates to this year's IT Training Forum, which was held at the Oxford Belfry Hotel. They included Chris Woodhead, former Ofsted chief inspector of schools, Diana Laurillard, head of the e-learning strategy unit at the Department for Education and Skills, and Paul Carvell, chief executive of "Business Post." Chris Woodhead set the tone with a forthright after-dinner speech on the impact on corporate recruitment of the education system and the importance of national standards in areas such as literacy. Gordon Bull, director of Vodafone's global campus, gave an enlightening address on the complex issues surrounding e-learning , while Khalid Aziz, chief executive of the Aziz Corp. Ltd., spoke on the importance of the personal brand. Carvell closed the conference with a presentation on the instrumental role of training in the company since he took over in 2001.


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