This is part of a short series of posts where I reflect on the inaugural Intel Education Visionaries meet up in Santa Clara, California in October 2015.
John Galvin (Vice President, General Manager Intel Education - Revenue, Products and Services) at Intel gave the opening keynote which provided an overview of Intel’s activities in the education field. He was clear that Intel was technology company and it is obvious that it is in Intel’s interests to sell as many products as possible with Intel Inside.
But, I liked the other message which was about wanting products to be used well within the consumer and education space. You just can’t argue with this and I think most people by now realise that technology in schools has got the potential to be a complete disaster (even regressive) if it’s not being used properly.
John spoke well, his key messages were good and many of them resonated with me.
"21st Century Challenges require 21st Century Skills (or Universal Skills)"
"Today students are tomorrow’s world problem solvers"
John also touched on the Intel Model for Educational Transformation - but I’ll come back to that in a later post.
During the presentation I also learnt that Intel was inside most of the worlds data centres (over 95% of data centres to be precise) and that they see the smart object/ wearable device market as being very important to their continued growth.