Sarah Porter

Head of Innovation, JISC

Sarah's role is to lead the JISC innovation group which develops strategies for innovation through technology in the further and higher education sectors. Current areas of work include innovative digital infrastructure (linked data, cloud services), research data, environmental sustainability, analytics, digital literacy and the student experience of ICT. She works in partnership with many UK and overseas organizations. Before joining JISC, Sarah worked at the University of Oxford where she ran a learning and research technology team.

Sir John Daniel

President & Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth of Learning


Sir John Daniel spent 17 years as a university president in Canada (Laurentian University) and the UK (Open University) before joining UNESCO as Assistant Director-General for Education in 2001, becoming President of the Commonwealth of Learning in 2004. He has been closely involved in the development of open and distance learning for nearly 40 years. Best known among his 300+ publications are his books  Mega-Universities and Knowledge Media: Technology Strategies for Higher Education and  Mega-Schools, Technology and Teachers: Achieving Education for All.Knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1994 he has received 31 honorary doctorates from universities in 17 countries.

Prof. Richardus Eko Indrajit

President, APTIKOM-OCW Indonesia


Prof. Richardus Eko Indrajit is Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems, ABFI Institute Perbanas, Jakarta. He graduated from Surabaya Institute of Technology as a Computer Engineer, gaining a Master of Applied Computer Science from Harvard University. He also has an MBA, a Master of Communication, a Master of Philosophy and a Doctor of Business Administration. He began his business career at Price Waterhouse Indonesia as Senior Consultant before joining several prominent corporations.
As an academic, he has been appointed Chairman of Perbanas School of Information Systems and Technology, Research Director of Swiss-German University and has been a faculty member in several universities in Indonesia and Australia. He has actively published more than 30 books and hundreds of papers in national journals in the area of business, management and IT.
Currently he is the President of the Association of Higher Learning Institutions in Computing and Information Technology Studies and President of the International Association of Software Architects – Indonesian Chapter.
In the government sector he has been special advisor to various institutions: National Auditing Board, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, National Defense Board, National Narcotics Body and Central Bank of Indonesia. He also serves on a number of Ministry boards.