Lord David Puttnam
Chair Atticus Education
David Puttnam is the chair of Atticus Education, an online education company based in Ireland. Atticus, through a unique arrangement with BT Ireland, delivers interactive seminars on film and a variety of other subjects to educational institutions around the world.
David spent thirty years as an independent producer of award-winning films including The Mission, The Killing Fields, Local Hero, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express, Bugsy Malone and Memphis Belle. His films have won ten Oscars, 25 Baftas and the Palme D'Or at Cannes. From 1994 to 2004 he was Vice President and Chair of Trustees at the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) and was awarded a BAFTA Fellowship in 2006.
He retired from film production in 1998 to focus on his work in public policy as it relates to education, the environment, and the creative and communications industries. In 1998 he founded the National Teaching Awards, which he chaired until 2008, also serving as the first Chair of the General Teaching Council from 2000 to 2002. From July 2002 to July 2009 he was president of UNICEF UK, engaging with issues as diverse as water security and child trafficking. Lord Puttnam was Founding Chair of NESTA, the UK's first National Endowment for
innovation and creativity across Science, Technology and the Arts. For a number of years his Lordship was Chair of Profero, following from his early career experience with Collett, Dickenson Pearce and Partners.
He is also an Honorary Fellow of the IPA.
Steven W. Anderson is a learner, blogger, speaker, educational evangelist, author and Dad. As a former teacher and Director of Instructional Technology he is highly sought after for his expertise in educational technology integration and using social media for learning. As @web20classroom he regularly travels the country talking to schools and districts about the use of Social Media in the classroom and how they can better serve students through technology.
He is the author of 3 books, The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning, The Tech-Savvy Administrator and Content Curation: How To Avoid Information Overload. He is also responsible in helping create #edchat, a weekly education discussion on Twitter that boasts over 500 weekly participants. Steven has been recognized with the the 2009 and 2011 Edublogs, Twitterer of The Year Award, a Microsoft Heros of Education award, along with a 2013 Bammy Award, recognized worldwide as the Educational Emmy, for his work with #edchat.
Andrea Bastiani Archibald
Chief Girl Expert Girls Scouts of the USA
Andrea Bastiani Archibald, Ph.D. is the Chief Girl Expert at Girls Scouts of the USA (GSUSA). She also contributes to original research, program evaluation, and supports girls’ issues through national legislation.
Dr. Archibald’s research focuses on the transition from childhood to adolescence for girls, and the role of pubertal and social factors in early-adolescent adjustment and health. Her work has been published in academic volumes and peer-reviewed journals in the fields of child and adolescent development.
She received her doctoral and postdoctoral training at the National Center for Children and Families, Columbia University, and was the Assistant Professor of Psychology at Concordia College. She lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband and two sons.
Founder and CEO
Charles Best leads DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit organization that provides a simple way to address educational inequity. At DonorsChoose.org, public school teachers create classroom project requests and donors can choose the projects they want to support. Charles launched the organization in 2000 out of a Bronx public high school where he taught history.
DonorsChoose.org is one of Oprah Winfrey's "ultimate favorite things" and was featured on the cover of Fast Company as one of the "50 Most Innovative Companies in the World." For three years, Fortune Magazine has named Charles to its "40 under 40 hottest rising stars in business.”
Head of Global Education Marketing Google
Cristin Frodella is the Head of Global Education Marketing at Google, where she and her team have created dozens of programs to advance the use of technology in education. In 2006, Cristin founded the Google Teacher Academy, a professional development program that currently trains thousands of innovative teachers all over the world. In 2011, she founded the Google Science Fair, an online competition that asks teenagers to change the world through exploration and invention.
Cristin sits on the boards of Eskolta, helping public schools engage at-risk students and Kidbacker, promoting young entrepreneurs. In her free time, Cristin is an aspiring yogi and her husband says she bakes a mean strawberry rhubarb pie.
CEO and Co-Founder Remind
Brett Kopf is the CEO and co-founder of Remind, a modern messaging app that helps teachers, students and parents send quick, simple messages to any device. Remind now has more than 35 million users and is actively used by teachers in more than 50% of U.S. schools. Brett’s been named as a member of the Forbes 30 Under 30 and Fast Company’s Most Creative People lists.
Founder One Young World
Kate served as Chairman of the Havas group from 2006 to 2015 and as Global President from 2013. Working mainly in global roles, Kate became convinced of the importance of the roles of global institutions and global businesses in the certainty that what unites people is greater than geographical distance and national distinctions.
Having grown up in apartheid South Africa, Kate's world view is defined by having witnessed the creation of its new way of life. Awed by the leadership of Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Kate believes in the limitless possibilities a sense of shared humanity can create. One Young World is Kate's idea. Inspired by her love for the Olympic movement and its values, One Young World should, in Kate's vision, give young leaders a chance to meet their counterparts from every country in the world and resolve to make the world a better place.