Joysy speaks about technology, education innovation, career transitions, entrepreneurship, diversity, startup investments, creativity, leadership and change. She inspires audiences at conferences, corporate events, charity events, hackathons, workshops or seminars.
Closing the Achievement Gap in the Connected Classroom, 3 Dec 2020
New report from Microsoft and The Centre for Education and Youth on the digital divide. This was a panel discussion for the report launch.
Schools Plus Oxford Education Inequality panel, 19 Nov 2020
Schools Plus places university students as tutors for local state school pupils in Oxford to support their learning and help them realise their potential. Is virtual teaching and learning the way forward? If this is, to some extent, an inevitability, how will we solve the digital divide that leaves many students without access to technology?
Hodder Education and Eduu.School webinar, Hybrid Learning, 12 Nov 2020
An open and collaborative panel with schools, industry and teachers. Focused on sharing practice and the emergence of potential pathways forward for Hybrid Learning.
A huge thank you to @eduuschool , @WholeEducation and all the panellists @joysyj @ShirelandCAT @crothwell @KW_Research for a really interesting webinar today on #hybridlearning. Looking forward to the next one!
— Hodder Education (@HodderSchools) November 12, 2020
iGlobal Diwali Fest, The Future of Education panel, 7 Nov 2020
With home schooling becoming a norm during lockdown, and thousands of university students now stuck in halls – the battle for teachers to retain heart and minds just got harder than ever. Specially curated by Indian Young Professional’s Network London (IYPN) – this panel asks whether the pandemic has accelerated a tech-led revolution in education? And is it here to stay?
#DiwaliFest2020 thanks @IYPNUK for curating & bringing together eminent educators to discuss the future of education in the current times! Flashback to the insightful panel discussion NOW https://t.co/dmxSoG4NGx @AndrewJPowell @joysyj @abhiarya75@SonaliShah @arunimakg pic.twitter.com/oZDz69nGGZ
— iGlobal News (@iglobal_news) November 10, 2020
I,Scientist conference, 16 Sep 2020
Speech on social entrepreneurship at the virtual conference on gender, career path and networking.
— I, Scientist Conference (@iscientistconf) September 16, 2020
LearnIt, Not wasting the crisis: Leading with equity in the post COVID-19 world, 16 Jul 2020
Panel discussion chaired by Laurie Forcier, with Nancy Gutierrez, President & CEO, NYC Leadership Academy, Joysy John, Director of Education, Nesta, Roberta Malee Bassett, Global Lead for Tertiary Education, World Bank & Liz Robinson, Co-Director, Big Education
Karanga Global SEL Conference, 30 Jun 2020
Shared insights into the current opportunity for educational transformation with a focus on policy, research and practice around Social Emotional Learning and Life Skills.
Reboot the Future, Good After COVID-19, How should schools Reboot the Future? 18 Jun 2020
Fishbowl discussion chaired by Kim Polman on how should schools reboot the future.
— sara roversi (@saroversi) June 18, 2020
EdtechX Online Summit, 12-13 May 2020
Discovering the future of learning This discussion brings together the perspective of experts in; investments, designers of adult learning systems which help tackle inequality and social exclusion, and EdTech evidence enthusiasts to debate what a healthy future of learning could look like 18 month after the pandemic.
CogX, The HR and Edtech Revolution, 8-9 Jun 2020
Panelist on “Welcome to the largest digital education experiment ever. How has COVID-19 changed the world of learning?”. Moderated by Lauren Kisser, Director, Alexa Info International at Amazon, Speakers included Rose Luckin, Professor of Learner Centred Design at the UCL Knowledge Lab, Priya Lakhani, Founder, Century Tech and Jon Abbey, Chief Executive and Managing Director of Camden Learning.
Moderator on “Knowledge 2030 – What should we be learning?”. Speakers included Conrad Wolfram, Founder of Wolfram Alpha and Computer Based Maths, Dr Penny Mealy, post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of New Economic Thinking and the Smith School of Environment and Enterprise, and Alan Greenberg, investor and advisor.
Education Disrupted, Education Reimagined, 15-16 Apr 2020
Panellist on “Leading education systems through times of crisis and uncertainty”. Moderated by Dominic Regester, Program Director, Salzburg Global Seminar. Other speakers included Francisco Marmolejo, Education Advisor, Qatar Foundation and Thomas Hatch, Professor at Teachers College and Co-Director of the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching, Columbia University.
BETT, Evidence in EdTech: how we can better understand our impact? London, 22-24 Jan 2020
The EdTech Innovation Testbed, run by Nesta in partnership with the Department for Education, will support schools and colleges in England to try out EdTech products, while being supported to evaluate their impact through short trials. This session will explore different ways that EdTech can be evaluated to better understand its impact on teachers and learners, and discuss how the EdTech Innovation Testbed is pioneering a new way of running evaluations.
— Nancy Wilkinson (@NancyWilko) January 22, 2020
— Joysy John (@joysyj) January 27, 2020
Education World Forum, One generation – what does it take to transform education? 19-22 Jan 2020
Chaired panel discussion on ‘Stimulating and developing technology support for learning’. How should we optimize the use of artificial intelligence-based technology developments, data management and security to provide focused support for learners, teaching and development? What are the differences between good and bad help when it comes to developing the application of technology to teaching and learning?
It was a privilege to chair the Education World Forum panel on #AI in education with Mike Lloyd, founder of LearnTech, Dr Jernej Pikalo, Minister of Education, Slovenia, and HE Dr Abdullatif AlShamsi, President and CEO of HE Colleges of Technology, UAE #education4.0 pic.twitter.com/7WNHCImj6W
— Joysy John (@joysyj) January 22, 2020
Nesta Predictions 2020, London, 16 Jan 2020
Nesta’s annual predictions event where I predicted that UK finally acts to prevent a lost generation. See detailed prediction here.
Economist Intelligence Unit, Digital Economy: Digital Skills Podcast, Jan 2020
As cloud computing, network connectivity, and commodity hardware have reduced barriers to the technical infrastructure of the digital economy, talent and skills have emerged as the most sought after fuel for innovation. But work such as software development or data science can in theory be delivered from anywhere, geography still seems to influence the market for digital skills, with hubs such as Silicon Valley acting as beacons for talentWe discuss the dynamics of digital skills, exploring how digitisation itself is shaping their supply and demand. Host Pete Swabey is joined by Joysy John, director of education at UK innovation foundation Nesta, and Chris Johnson, CEO and co-founder of talent acquisition platform Uncubed.
Microsoft Leadership Forum, Dec 2019
Keynote at Microsoft Leadership Forum on creating an education system that is innovative, inclusive and fit for the future.
— Hannah Mathias (@hmathiasedtech) December 6, 2019
— Sonia Kendal (@Soniakendal) December 6, 2019
Wise Summit, UnLearn ReLearn – What it Means to be Human, Doha, Qatar, 19-21 Nov 2019
Panel discussion on “The Power of Many: Harnessing Collective Intelligence”. How can we support collaborative learning ecosystems? How can collective knowledge be explored as both a teaching and learning tool? What is the role of new technologies and data in enhancing human-machine collaboration?
From @joysyj: "The skills that are needed for the workforce are things like creativity, critical thinking, social and emotional skills, teamwork, communication" #WISE19 @WISE_Tweets pic.twitter.com/N9tQu5pZkr
— Diplomatic Courier (@diplocourier) December 17, 2019
How might we harness the power of many. Excellent panel on #collectiveintelligence at #WISE19 @ACRold of @diplocourier chairing @EmiVegasV of @BrookingsGlobal, @joysyj from @nesta_uk and @CraigCDSouza from @facebook. #WISETurns10 @KarangaGlobal pic.twitter.com/DxNoenmD4u
— Louka Parry (@loukaparry) November 21, 2019
.@joysyj speaking about key human skills required for the future enabled by #SocialEmotionalLearning and the role of @KarangaGlobal to help connect the global community and enable #collectiveintelligence. @ACRold @diplocourier #WISE19 #WISETurns10 pic.twitter.com/UzyyV4O1PX
— Louka Parry (@loukaparry) November 21, 2019
Words of wisdom from #WISE19 panel – connect with the child, play, be curious, learn to relearn and unlearn, listen, ask questions, build partnerships across government, business and civil-society to achieve – quality, scale and sustainability. @WISE_Tweets #WISETurns10 pic.twitter.com/UJePl7vKCt
— Joysy John (@joysyj) November 20, 2019
Had my first experience as social entrepreneurship juror at the Innovation in Learning Approaches Pitch session at #WISE19. Learned a lot from my co-jurors Ben Nelson of @MinervaSchools @yasmineojay and @joysyj
— Malaika (@malaikarizvi__) November 20, 2019
INACAP Education Congress, Santiago, Chile, 1-2 Aug 2019
Keynote at the Education Congress at INACAP, the largest technical education institution in Chile. Shared my vision for a vocational and technical education system that is more inclusive, innovative and fit for the future. Presented Nesta’s women in AI research and future skills research.
.@joysyj plantea en el #CongresoINACAP la importancia de invertir en tecnología "para mejorar la enseñanza y entregar acceso a quienes no pueden tenerlo, para que el sistema de educación evolucione y no se quede estancado como ha sido la mayoría del tiempo”. pic.twitter.com/XjXgjDGv2U
— INACAPINOS (@INACAPINOS) August 1, 2019
UN AI for Good Summit, Geneva, 29 May 2019
Presented Nesta’s work on how we create innovators through challenge prize and how we measure impact. Led a brainstorm during the AI in the Community track.
— Joysy John (@joysyj) May 29, 2019
APPG Inclusion and Diversity in STEM, at the House of Lords, 20 May 2019
Presented evidence on inequity in STEM education system in the UK and potential policy changes that could alleviate this inequity. The inquiry was chaired by Baroness Brown.
BESA, DfE and BEIS Industry Day, 13 May 2019
Presented the Edtech Innovation Fund and Testbed, a partnership between the Department for Education (DfE) and Nesta to deliver the Edtech Strategy. The event was chaired by British Education Suppliers Association (BESA). Participated in a panel on incubators and accelerators to support Edtech companies, chaired by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
— Julia Garvey (@marketingjulia) May 13, 2019
Deeper dive into the innovation competitions that are part of the #EdTechStrategy @joysyj Education Director @nesta_uk speaks about how challenging the use of data is & the £4.6m fund they are launching next week in partnership with the @educationgovuk pic.twitter.com/gTsMFgZ5vY
— Ndidi Okezie🕊 (@Ndidi1st) May 13, 2019
Up next we have the ‘panel discussion with incubators’ chaired by Dr Rannia Leontaridi OBE, FRSA @beisgovuk with Nic Newman – @emergelab, @AliClarkWilson – @EDUCATEldn, @JosephMishon– @foundersfactory and @joysyj – @nesta_uk #EdTechStrategy pic.twitter.com/6SdT6d4JiV
— BESA (@besatweet) May 13, 2019
APPG AI evidence meeting at the House of Lords, 18 Mar 2019
“Joysy John” in AI evidence second meeting: Our research found many more learner-facing tools than teacher-facing or system-facing tools. @joysyj @BigInnovCentre#AI #EvidenceMeeting #BigInnovation #Innovation #Education #Nesta #appg #appgAI #Parliament #Tech pic.twitter.com/7VOK0uO6Ef
— APPG AI (@APPG_AI) March 18, 2019
Just take a second to think of what that means.🤔 pic.twitter.com/4gFI9HEXVG
— Niki Iliadis (@IliadisNiki) March 18, 2019
Digifest, Birmingham, Keynote on How to Create a Broader, Fairer and Smarter Education, 13 Mar 2019
In a world that is rapidly changing, how do we create an education system that prepares all learners to thrive in the future world of work? Nesta’s research on the future of skills shows that skills like creativity, communication, problem-solving and resilience will be more important than ever. Making more effective use of technology and data can help make education more convenient, accessible and effective. Businesses, academia and government will need to work in partnership to ensure that the education system is fit for the future.
Opening address from @nesta_uk's @joysyj. "Skills taught at university and skills needed for work is very different, so lifelong learning and work-based learning are very important." pic.twitter.com/RVzcHDfR8T
— Education Technology (@Educ_Technology) March 13, 2019
— OU FASSTEST (@OU_FASSTEST) March 13, 2019
— Heidi Holdsworth (@heidihEdu) March 13, 2019
Interesting skills taxonomy work from @nesta_uk presented by @joysyj using #AI to build a picture of skills needs from posted job applications, references @MyKindaFuture @GetMyFirstJob @Workfinderapp as supported projects in this space #DigiFest19 pic.twitter.com/i8Mu7Lc4gs
— The Edtech Podcast (@PodcastEdtech) March 13, 2019
— The Edtech Podcast (@PodcastEdtech) March 13, 2019
SXSW Edu, Austin, Education Rebooted,5 Mar 2019
What does the future look like if AI is embedded within our education system?
— Nancy Wilkinson (@NancyWilko) March 5, 2019
— SXSW EDU (@SXSWEDU) December 11, 2018
What would an education system that really prepares young people for the future look like? Nesta’s flagship education conference to explore what our rapidly changing world means for the future of our education institutions, teachers and learners.
How can we transform our education system so that all learners are prepared for a future that is so volatile, complex and ambiguous? Our Director of Education @joysyj opens #NestaEducation2019 pic.twitter.com/EL5g4TPssc
— Nesta (@nesta_uk) February 28, 2019
— The Careers & Enterprise Company (@CareerEnt) February 28, 2019
Learning Lounge, The Entrepreneurial Learner, 13 Feb 2019
— Lumesse Learning (@Lumesse_Learn) February 13, 2019
Entrepreneurs experiment, fail fast, adjust, iterate, improve…they’re uber-learners! @Fradice @SusanAmat @Alex_Isenegger and @joysyj share their entrepreneurial stories at Learning Lounge. Register today at https://t.co/mcdGarRC5Y #LL19uk pic.twitter.com/vIkcpxdS35
— Lumesse Learning (@Lumesse_Learn) February 5, 2019
Teens in AI, GenZ hackathon, 26 Jan 2019
— teensinai (@TeensInAI) January 26, 2019
BETT, How to Prepare All Learners to Thrive in the Future, 25 Jan 2019
Commons Education Select Committee inquiry on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, chaired by Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, Oct 2018
Written evidence submitted by Nesta, UK’s innovation foundation. Joysy gave evidence to the Education Select Committee on the suitability of the current curriculum to prepare young people for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The challenges and opportunities that Artificial Intelligence and Robotics present.
Keynote on why education is the best way to future-proof your business. Workshop on the key insights from Nesta’s Future Skills report and how education and business leaders can work together to better prepare young people for the future.
Now it's @joysyj. Will the robots take over all jobs? We have agency, she says, the future is not set in stone. For those jobs which remain, key skills will be needed. Current provision for skills doesn't align with predicted future demand. #RBSummitNI pic.twitter.com/5SQoZGBdJl
— BITC Scotland (@BITCScotland) October 10, 2018
Joining the panel this morning is @mrsbritzy @RBS @joysyj @nesta_UK Jeremy Darroch @SkyUK and Owen Brennan @DevenishNutri @lucysiegle @BBCTheOneShow @wendytalksbizz #RBSummitNI pic.twitter.com/Hd9nTKTweQ
— BITC NI (@bitcni) October 10, 2018
Shaping the Future, AI in Education, Israel, 3 Sep 2018
Panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities for Artificial Intelligence in Education. Workshop on what it means to combine human and machine intelligence to improve education outcomes for all.
— Joysy John (@joysyj) September 3, 2018
— Joysy John (@joysyj) September 3, 2018
Nesta Future Fest, Educ-AI–tion Rebooted, 6 Jul 2018
Chaired a panel with Sir Anthony Seldon and Azeem Azhar on the future of Artificial Intelligence in Education. Explored how AI can address some of the biggest challenges in our education system, what are the risks and benefits of this technology and how do we maximise its potential for good.
See video of the AI in Education panel at Future Fest
Office for Students, Future of skills and employment, and student choice, 28 Feb 2018
Spoke at the launch conference of Office for Students that brought together students and student representatives, higher education providers, academics, politicians and third sector organisations, to discuss and debate the role of the new regulator for English higher education providers.
Whole Education, 8th Annual Conference Attainment is Not Enough, 28 Feb 2018
Joined the roundtable with Neil Carberry, Lord Jim Knight, Professor Rose Luckin to share Nesta’s research on the skills needed for future and how educators can support learners to be better prepared for work and life.
“Education should be about broadening minds, enriching communities and advancing civilisation. Ultimately it is about leaving the world a better place than we found it” – TES article
Acting Now for Future Skills, 30 Nov 2017
Nesta’s flagship education and skills event, bringing together those who are working to improve our education system now with those who are thinking about the skills required in the future. An audience of over 200 policymakers, educationalists, funders and innovators from across the education and skills fields. We explored, interrogated, showcased and celebrated some of the most exciting emerging trends and practical approaches to education.
Computer Weekly Diversity in Tech conference, 4 Oct 2017 at CodeNode
Spoke about why it is important to have a diverse tech pipeline. What are some of the myths and facts for bridging the diversity gap in tech? What are some best practices and examples that work in making tech more diverse? Offered practical advice and actions that IT employers can take to bring about change. See video here.
Tech London Advocates Diversity in Tech event, 6 Oct 2016 at Here East
I was privileged to speak to an audience of over 900 tech advocates alongside many distinguished speakers including Baroness Martha Lane Fox (Doteveryone), Maggie Philbin (TeenTech), Sherry Couto (Scale Up Institute & Founders4Schools), Russ Shaw (Tech London Advocates), Rajesh Agarwal (Deputy Mayor for Business) among many others . See the agenda and brochure for the Diveristy in Tech Programme
— claire cockerton (@clairecockerton) October 6, 2016
— Catherine Knivett (@CKnivett) October 6, 2016
— Catherine Gull (@catgull) October 6, 2016
Read my interview in the Manifesto published by Tech London Advocates – Diversity in Tech
Keynote at #EngineerOurFuture Hackathon for Girls, 24 Sep 2016 at Imperial College
Shared my personal story of being a woman in tech and inspired 50 girls (14-16 year old). Believe in Yourself. Don’t be afraid of reinventing yourself. Follow your passion.
— Women in Physics IC (@WiP_IC) September 24, 2016
— 𝓂 𝑒 𝓇 𝒾 𝒶 𝓂 𝑒 (@girl_in_physics) September 24, 2016
Code First Girls masterclass at Google Campus, Aug 2016
Inspiring stories of learning to code at age 12, career transitions and lessons from my experience as a women and mother working in tech.
— Code First Girls (@CodeFirstGirls) August 8, 2016
— Code First Girls (@CodeFirstGirls) August 8, 2016
Presented at Investment 2020 and Henderson event, Apr 2016
Presented to career advisers and students on Why Build a Technology Career Through Apprenticeships. See coverage of the event by Computer Weekly.
Inside Government conference Developing Digital Skills for the Next Generation, May 2016
Presented on Delivering Effective Digital Education and the launch of Ada, the National College for Digital Skills.
Tomorrow’s Tech Leaders Today conference, Feb 2016
Panelist on Women in Business Conference at London Business School, 2013
Navigating the Channels of Change video
Women Entrepreneur event at Guildhall, City of London Corporation, Jul 2012
Founders Fit hosted a series of lunch events for women founders focused on healthcare, fashion, education and charity sector.
Keynote on Viral Campaigns from an Investor’s Perspective at MatchNHack hackathon, Jul 2012
— Joysy John (@joysyj) July 21, 2012
Teaching a class on Database at the inaugural Code First Girls workshop at Level39, Aug 2013.
Joysy wants to increase diversity in the tech sector. By empowering women to learn coding and build solutions to problems that they face. See the blog post.
Presented on Collaborating for Success at Ellevate, June 2013
Ellevate is a global community of professional women who create, inspire and lead. Members get to connect, learn and invest in women.
Panelist for Enterprise Forum at the House of Lords, organised by Pink Shoe, 2012
Discussion on the EU Consultation on Entrepreneurship, to which Pink Shoe Club jointly contributed alongside the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Entrepreneurship.