Abid Patel

I am an IT Director from London. I'm also a Google Certified Trainer, Innovator, leader of GEG UK & founder of Global GEG. I have a huge passion for EdTech & Digital Transformation. A close friend & colleague described me as "a dreamer with 10X ideas!"

Favourite Chocolate Bar: Topic

2 truths one lie:

  1. I am trained in mixed martial arts

  2. I actually have a degree in rocket science

  3. My whole family are huge fans of Formula 1

Dan Manley

Daren White

EdTech Specialist, Teacher for 20 years+, Google Certified Trainer, Innovator & Coach working for one of the largest MATs in the country. Founder of www.myedtechbuddy.co.uk & host of the #myedtechbuddies podcast anchor.fm/myedtechbuddies

Favourite Chocolate Bar: Yorkie with biscuit & raisins

2 truths one lie:

  1. I used to be in a Chas n Dave tribute act

  2. I have brewed my own beer at a brewery

  3. I am related to SJ

Dave Leonard

Strategic IT Director at Watergrove Trust, Google Certified Innovator, Network Manager of the Year 2019, ANME Ambassador, creator of

@LearningDust, and most importantly, Dad to two wonderful young ladies.

Favourite Chocolate Bar: Lion Bar

2 truths one lie:

  1. Used to play for Accrington Stanley

  2. Once ran the London Marathon

  3. Failed GCSE IT

Ellise Hayward

Have Cerebral Palsy and uses an eye gaze to communicate. Passionate about becoming a Motivational Speaker and an AAC Mentor. Speaks about cerebral palsy and schools experiences at SENCo's conferences & schools.


2 truths one lie:

  1. I have been to Disneyland Paris

  2. I was on This Morning

  3. I have been to Alton Towers


Hollie Barnes

English Lecturer at an FE college, co-host of E&M Booth and freelance writer.

Favourite Chocolate Bar: Double Decker

2 truths one lie:

  1. I once met and had a chat with Prince Andrew

  2. I used to want to be a bricklayer

  3. I have a pet duck

Jack Poulton

Passionate about being positive about Cerebral Palsy. I enjoy spreading a little bit of positivity. Always learning and continuing to develop disability advocate


2 truths one lie:

  1. I have swam with dolphins

  2. I have three sisters

  3. I have seven cats

Peter Horner

Peter is an IT Manager and Digital Learning lead working in further education. In addition, he is a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator and is passionate about all things edtech.

Favourite Chocolate Bar: Green and Blacks 85% dark chocolate

2 truths one lie:

  1. Plays the piano

  2. Once broke his back in two places

  3. Can juggle seven oranges.

SJ White

EdTech and TLA coach. Mum. Teaches FE Maths.

Favourite Chocolate Bar: Cadbury giant buttons

2 truths one lie:

  1. Used to host on children's TV

  2. Is a vegan

  3. Broke a bone in her back rollerblading