Co-Founder, Education Fast Forward
Jim is CEO of Imagine Education, a global learning consultancy company that acts as a trusted adviser to business, governments and other organisations, to explore the intelligent use of technology to improve learning. Jim has a mixture of ICT industry and practical educational experience. Jim also worked with the British Council, helping to advise Governments including China, India and Russia on the strategic implementation of ICTs.Prior to joining Imagine, he was Chief Education Officer at Promethean and he has also held senior positions at RM, Microsoft and Cisco. Jim continues to work on Teacher Professional Development and is proud to have founded the work on the Competency Framework for Teachers with UNESCO. He has developed a ‘Point Of Learning’ platform at Imagine which enables behaviours to be credited at the point of learning. The system is being implemented in Egypt for half a million teachers through the Teachers First Program. He has been an educator since 1976 and was Principal of two secondary schools in the UK that used ICT across the curriculum.