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We hope these sessions are useful in keeping you informed with what is happening across all areas and subjects.

Our work with strategic partners, enables us to maintain content relevance and global reach. We want to ensure BTEC learners are equipped with the skills, knowledge and behaviours valued by global employers and industry.

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Pearson BTEC and Comau

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In this session, we discussed what is Artificial Intelligence and why it is so important across most sectors: the developments in technology and data analysis and how AI is becoming accessible; and why you don't need to be a specialist to offer this subject area to your learners.

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Pearson BTEC and Comau

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Mike Lloyd from learn-tech.io

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Mike Lloyd FBCS, FRSA

Founder, learn-tech.io

Entrepreneur and technology leader, Mike Lloyd, started his career in automotive engineering, spent 10 years teaching at Secondary and University levels, then worked for Microsoft for 13 years before founding learn-tech.io in September 2013. 

Mike has worked at senior level in over 30 countries and has delivered projects across the world. He is the author of a range of courses including “AI Demystified”, and a book entitled “Schooling at the Speed of Thought”, which proposes Enterprise Architectures for large-scale education systems.

In April 2022, Mike’s contribution to the world of computing was recognised by becoming a Fellow of the British Computer Society.

Phil Myers

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Phil Myers

Head of International Product Development

Pearson

Phil has worked in Pearson for 19 years leading developments in career-based and academic curriculum.

He holds a masters degree in education and a masters degree in philosophy.

Pearson BTEC and Comau

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In this session, we, along with our guest speaker Andrew Lloyd from Comau, discussed: the global trends in automotive manufacture away from petrol towards electrical; how the electrical market has grown; developments in battery technology (as far as IP allows); and how technology is supporting (impacting) mass growth and what this means for the workforce and job roles.

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Pearson BTEC and Comau

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Andrew Lloyd from Camau

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Andrew Lloyd 

Strategic Marketing Segment Leader - E-Mobility

Comau

Andy is responsible for Strategic Marketing segment of Electrification, focusing primarily on transportation Industries. He is a qualified Electrical Engineer and also achieved accreditation as a Chartered Engineer.

Phil Myers

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Phil Myers

Head of International Product Development

Pearson

Phil has worked in Pearson for 19 years leading developments in career-based and academic curriculum.

He holds a masters degree in education and a masters degree in philosophy.

Pearson BTEC and Comau

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In this session, we, along with our guest speaker Massimo Ippolito from Comau, discussed: the robotics industry today; how it's changing the world of work; how Comau use robotics; and how the BTEC in Robotic Operations supports learner understanding of robotic operations.

The global market for robotics is expanding continuously. Today, industrial  automation, driven by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, plays a decisive role in modern production plants where it's redefining work processes, operator interaction and skill levels.

Employers need suitably qualified engineers and experts in robotics to ensure their systems are designed and operated with the greatest accuracy and efficiency. 

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Pearson BTEC and Comau

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Massimo Ippolito

University Relations

Comau

Massimo is a member of High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence for the Italian Ministry of Economic Development and Privileged invitees and Reserve list of the High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence European Commission. In 2015, he became a member of the Board of Directors of the European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA).

He has extensive experience in methodologies and tools for product and production system design and has been involved in various international projects in the product design and manufacturing area, ranging from methodologies for product design for manufacturing to process design for energy efficiency.

Massimo is author of scientific and business papers and interviews on the Industry 4.0 and Intelligent Manufacturing. He holds a Ph.D. in “Industrial Production Engineering” from Parma University and a M.Sc. in “Computer science” at the University of Milan.

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Andrew Osborn

worked in Engineering for 35 years, specialising in Process Control and Automation

For the past 15 years, Andrew has worked in Education as an Engineering Lecturer in Further Education, teaching and managing various courses from GCSE to HND.

He has developed qualifications for a number of awarding bodies, having written whole units and part units, and developed teaching and assessment material in Electrical and Electronic Engineering disciplines, specialising in Process Automation, Robotics and Autonomous Systems.

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Phil Myers

Head of International Product Development

Pearson

Phil has worked in Pearson for 19 years leading developments in career-based and academic curriculum.

He holds a masters degree in education and a masters degree in philosophy.

Pearson BTEC and SOM

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Hosted by the Founder and CEO of School of Marketing, Ritchie Mehta, and supported by guest speakers, we discussed key topics such as: the importance of marketing; the future of the sector; and how the Marketing+ resource can improve learning and teaching outcomes.

Marketing is an industry that must always be future-facing and purposeful. Many of its best professionals are digitally savvy and embrace technological change, adopting tools and techniques that will help them to drive sales, deliver leads, or increase engagement. 

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Pearson BTEC and SOM

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Ritchie Mehta

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Ritchie Mehta

(Host)

Founder of School of Marketing

Ritchie Mehta is listed as one of the Change Makers of 2020 by Marketing Week and in the BIMA 100 list as a Champion of Change.

Ritchie's been highly commended by The Marketing Society for contributions and impact on young people from disadvantaged backgrounds getting into the marketing industry.

Claire Riddle

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Claire Riddle

(Guest speaker)

VP of Pearson BTEC Marketing

Claire Riddle is responsible for brand, marketing and communications for the BTEC and Apprenticeships division within Pearson.

Claire has been at Pearson for five years. Prior to joining Pearson, Claire held senior brand and marketing roles within Hearst Corporation, News UK, Kraft Heinz and ITV.

Lex Bradshaw-Zanger

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Lex Bradshaw-Zanger

(Guest speaker)

CDMO L'Oréal UK & Ireland

Lex Bradshaw-Zanger is Chief Digital & Marketing Officer of L’Oréal UK & Ireland, a role he has held since October 2019. Prior to this, Lex held roles in the Western Europe Zone and was Chief Digital Officer of L’Oréal Middle East and Africa Region.

The CMO team in the UK has a broad reach covering deep expertise in media, data and technology as well as consumer and market intelligence – and the key responsibility today of accelerating the transformation of the eCommerce business.

Mark Evans

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Mark Evans

(Guest speaker)

Marketing Director, Direct Line Group

Mark Evans is Managing Director for Marketing and Digital at Direct Line Group, with responsibility for brand, communications, CRM, insight, digital and data across the brand portfolio. He is also exec sponsor for the BAME element of DLG’s D&I activity, and sits on the board of DLG Legal Services.

Prior to Direct Line Group, Mark worked at HSBC, 118118 and Mars in a range of marketing and commercial roles.