Microsoft Education Transformation Summit

Creating resilience in uncertain times

With the unprecedented disruption created by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing digital transformation unfold in real-time. In the second Virtual Education Transformation Summit, taking place on May 27, we invited University Presidents and Provosts, Ministries of Higher Education, and other leaders of Higher Education institutions to join us in a discussion about what is occurring in higher education and how we can collaborate globally as we move forward into an uncertain future. We discussed the challenges facing institutions and the opportunity to renew our commitment to student success as the COVID-19 crisis reshapes higher education.

Explore by key segments: Creating resilience in uncertain times

Supporting Higher Education innovation and research, a fireside chat

Brad Smith
President, Microsoft

Anthony Salcito
Vice President for Education, Microsoft

Facilitating global collaboration in Higher Education

Brad Smith
President, Microsoft

Professor Subra Suresh
President, Nanyang Technological University

Panel discussion: Fulfilling your academic mission in uncertain times: Planning for student success, teaching and learning, and research

Professor Subra Suresh
President, Nanyang Technological University

Professor Carolyn Evans
Vice Chancellor and President, Griffith University

Mohandas Pai
Chairman of the Board, Manipal Global Education Services

Higher Education Strategy Leader, Microsoft

Disrupting the education paradigm

At the Educational Transformation Summit we will explore the large-scale adoption of distance learning and identify strategies to drive deeper transformation of mainstream schooling.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop, we are seeing unparalleled levels of collaboration between public and private sector. Teachers, parents and students are coming together to use technology in new and remarkable ways, in particular for distance teaching and learning, at a scale never seen before. The implications for education are considerable and education leaders across the globe are responding with innovative solutions that transform how students access education.

We are seeing digital transformation unfold real-time. Together, we have an opportunity to build on each other's expertise and learnings from around the globe, and come together with a shared agenda to embrace the new paradigm.

Explore by key segments: Disrupting the education paradigm

Successful leadership strategies for distance learning

Stefania Giannini
Assistant Director General, UNESCO

Anthony Salcito
Vice President Education, Microsoft

Fireside chat: A New Paradigm for Public-Private Collaboration and Innovation

Satya Nadella
CEO Microsoft

Anthony Salcito
Vice President Education, Microsoft

What's next for mainstream schooling?

Andreas Schleicher
Director for the Directorate of Education & Skills OECD

Dr. Mikheil Chkhenkeli
Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia

Iris Eliisa Rauskala
Former Minister of Education, Science and Research, Austria

Monserrat Creamer
Minister of Education of Ecuador

Session Resources

Take a look at our Education Transformation Framework for Higher Education to see how we work with universities to make transformational change at scale

Contact your local Microsoft representative to find out more.

Connect with other higher education leaders in our Higher Education LinkedIn Community.

Join us at:

Join us for the upcoming webinar: Remote Learning in Higher Education: What is Next? featuring Dr. David Kellermann from UNSW Sydney on June 4 (Asia Timezone), June 3 (Americas Timezone)

Join us live or watch on demand:

Lead the School of 2030

Learn about UNESCO's Global Education Coalition

A new to protect the right to education during unprecedented disruption and beyond:

  • Support the equitable continuation of learning

  • Ensure a full and fair return to education

  • Strengthen learning systems

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