Gavin Dykes is an independent education and technology advisor who works with governments, agencies, major corporations and institutions across the world on policy and strategy. His current roles include Senior Director of International Relations for the New Media Consortium, Fellow of Education Fast Forward and Programme Director for the Education World Forum. Following a successful first career as a civil engineer, Gavin spent 20 years developing Technical Vocational Education and Training. He was later seconded to the UK government to support development of technology and learning in schools in England, and also worked on innovative projects in further and higher education. His current and past roles in this regard include time spent as Associate Director of Futurelab and Associate Director of the Innovation Unit at the Department for Education & Skills. Gavin's key interest is in development of learning supported by technology to allow learners of all ages to enjoy education and realize their potential.