William G. Harris
CEO of the Association of Test Publishers
William G. Harris serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Test Publishers (ATP), the leading international trade organization for the assessment community with regional divisions in Europe, Asia, India, and the Middle East. William holds a doctorate from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, an MBA from Duke University and an Honorary Doctorate from Excelsior College for his work on computerized online assessments and reporting. William is a renowned advocate for the assessment industry. His interest focuses on advancing non-traditional solutions to address the unfinished learning crisis, on promoting AI-inspired opportunities for all learners, and on digitally transforming learning and assessment in the workplace and school.
A recognized leader in privacy and test security guidance to the global assessment community, William is the former chair of the US delegation to the ISO 10667 (2011) on workplace assessment services and a recent expert to the latest ISO 10667 version (2020).
Senior Vice President of AI and Data Science at BrainPOP
Yigal is Sr VP of AI & Data Science at BrainPOP, former Senior Director of Learning Solutions at ACT. He provides thought leadership on learning sciences, adaptive learning, and innovative assessment design in support of ACT's transition to a learning company. Yigal is leading the development of innovative learning and assessment systems, including PISA 2021 creative thinking assessment, and ACT products for computational thinking and teamwork. Yigal obtained his Ph.D. degree in Learning Sciences from the University of Haifa.
Alina von Davier
Chief Assessment Officer at Duolingo
Alina von Davier, PhD., is the Chief Officer at ACTNext, a multidisciplinary innovation unit that is part of ACT and was founded in 2016. Her team consists of experts in fields ranging from psychometrics and learning sciences to software development, and artificial intelligence (AI) & machine learning (ML). Von Davier and her team operate at the forefront of Computational Psychometrics, an emerging interdisciplinary field concerned with the application of theoretical and data-driven computational methods and statistical modeling of multimodal, large scale/high dimensional learning and assessment data. Prior to leading ACTNext, von Davier was a senior research director at Educational Testing Service (ETS) where she led the Computational Psychometrics Research Center. Previously, she led the Center for Psychometrics for International Tests, where she was responsible for both the psychometrics in support of international tests, TOEFL® and TOEIC®, and the scores reported to millions of test takers annually.
Von Davier is currently an adjunct professor at Fordham University and the president of the International Association of Computerized Adaptive Testing (IACAT). She currently serves on the board of directors for the Association of Test Publishers (ATP), and she is also a member of the board of directors for Smart Sparrow and of the advisory board for Duolingo.
Director for Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-Generalat the OECD
Andreas Schleicher is Director for Education and Skills at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He initiated and oversees the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and other international instruments that have created a global platform for policy-makers, researchers and educators across nations and cultures to innovate and transform educational policies and practices.
He has worked for over 20 years with ministers and education leaders around the world to improve quality and equity in education.
Before joining the OECD, he was Director for Analysis at the International Association for Educational Achievement (IEA). He studied Physics in Germany and received a degree in Mathematics and Statistics in Australia. He is the recipient of numerous honours and awards, including the “Theodor Heuss” prize, awarded in the name of the first president of the Federal Republic of Germany for “exemplary democratic engagement”. He holds an honorary Professorship at the University of Heidelberg.
Director General of Institute for Education and Innovation
Dr. Hye-Jung Lee amounted her expertise in education as the Director of e-Learning and a research professor of Center for Teaching and Learning at Seoul National University(SNU), and a specially appointed associate professor at Hokkaido University in Japan. After finishing her Ph.D. in Educational Technology at SNU, Lee visited 25 top research universities as a SNU delegation representative and interviewed senior-level administrators who are in charge of the quality of university education and technology-enhanced learning. After conducting collaborative research on learning differences between the East and the West at the University of Michigan, Lee found the Institute for Education and Innovation(IEI) in Korea. Recently as the Director of IEI, Lee has directed several research projects on reforming education with assessment for critical and creative competency upon request of Seoul, Jeju, Daegu, Chungnam Provincial Office of Education respectively. Lee is more widely known as the author of provocative books, [Who gets an A+ at Seoul National University?] and [Exams in Korea], both of which received prominent media spotlight. Other various papers, columns, keynotes, and invited speeches of Lee on the quality education system are disseminated globally.