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Keynote bios

Dr Ben Williamson 

Ben Williamson has been researching new developments in digital technology and data in education for over ten years. In his book Big Data in Education: The Digital Future of Learning, Policy and Practice, he detailed how data and analytics are changing the ways education policies are made and how teaching is managed. Currently working as a Chancellor’s Fellow at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh, Ben also maintains the public research blog Code Acts in Education. You can find Ben on Twitter @BenPatrickWill.

Professor Sally Kift

Professor Sally Kift is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA), a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law (FAAL), and President of the Australian Learning & Teaching Fellows (ALTF). She has held several university leadership positions, most recently Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at James Cook University, Australia. Sally is a national Teaching Award winner, a national Program Award winner and a national Senior Teaching Fellow on the First Year Experience. In 2010, she was appointed an Australian Discipline Scholar in Law. In 2017, Sally received an Australian University Career Achievement Award for her contribution to Australian higher education.