Cameron Mirza | Bett Middle East & Africa 2018

Cameron Mirza

Worldwide Partner


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Industry expert

 Cameron  Mirza

Cameron Mirza

Head of Transformation , University of Bahrain– Kingdom of Bahrain

Cameron is a highly skilled leader within education with vast international experience within the UK and Middle East including working within two UK prime ministers. At the Department for Education(UK) Cameron was responsible for establishing of the young apprenticeship programme, led the review of diversity in the curriculum with Sir Keith Ajegbo and was part of the team that set up Academies. Cameron was appointed Director for strategy for higher education council, Bahrain from December 2011 to May 2016 where he has co-authored a national higher education strategy and the nation’s first industry-led graduate skills guide. In 2016 Cameron was appointed Head of transformation at the University of Bahrain, authoring the transformation plan of the national university.


14:45 - 15:45 | Monday 23 April
Higher & Vocational Education Stream

14.45 – 15.05
800 Million Jobs

School systems around the world are challenged to react to the rapidly growing demand for modern workers; now and in the very near future. As national economies become more and more dependent on workers with technical skills and the ability to collaborate within a global economy, our schools and universities are struggling to put the policies in place, develop the required teacher capacity and adopt meaningful programs and curriculum.

Mark East, GM with Microsoft’s Education Team will address this growing need and share Microsoft’s vision and priority to help educational systems develop their strategy for CS, computing and workforce readiness. He’ll highlight some of the work the team has done around the world with a focus on emerging programs for higher education

Mr. Mark East, Worldwide General Manager – Education, Microsoft - UK

15.05 -15.45 
Panel discussion:

Chair:  Dr. May Alobaidy, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Education – Saudi Arabia

Prof. Ammar Kaka, Provost, Heriot Watt University Dubai, Vice Principal (Dubai) Heriot-Watt University – UAE
Mr. Cameron Mirza, Head of Transformation, University of Bahrain - Bahrain
Mr. Akef Al-Aqrabawi, President & Chief Executive Officer, JA MENA, INJAZ Al-Arab - Jordan

Mr. Mark East

Dr. May Alobaidy

Prof. Ammar Kaka

Cameron Mirza

Mr. Akef Al-Aqrabawi

15:45 - 16:45 | Monday 23 April
Higher & Vocational Education Stream

H.E. Mubarak Alshamsi

Cameron Mirza

Mr. Kamal Ben Selama

Mr. Rami Qubain

Dr. Inas Sobhy

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