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Benjamin Stein is the Director, Product & Portfolio for Pearson’s International Online Services team, where he leads product strategy and portfolio diversification initiatives focusing on adult online learners. Ben has spent his career supporting learning institutions with services and technology at Blackboard, Hobsons and at an ed tech start-up. Ben lives in London with his wife and four boys.
Parysa is experienced in transformational change and passionate about developing talent while making working life fun, motivating and exciting.
Working closely with executive teams, she places innovation and engagement at the heart of people management strategy.
With over a decade of experience at business communications specialist Onecom, where the organisation has grown to over 600 employees through organic growth and multiple acquisitions, Parysa has focused on turning people strategy into tangible commercial results.
She led the development of an award-winning leadership development programme as part of a wider focus on talent development through multiple routes including upskilling, recruitment, apprenticeships, and mentoring.
Parysa introduced Onecom’s Agile Working Policy, as well as comprehensive schemes to support employee health and wellbeing. These initiatives proved especially valuable during the pandemic, and are now established as the business embraces a mix of workplace and remote working.
Parysa was also instrumental in Onecom reaching Gold Standard accreditation from Investors in People in 2020 with a score in the top 3% of UK businesses.
Matthew is a Training Capability – Learning, Digital Development, Academic Lead operating in a central role for Babcock International.
He is leading the way in adapting trainers capabilities to promote blended learning solutions within the learning environment, utilising Adaptive Learning & Teaching methodologies to promote trainees needs.
Steve manages the digital learning portfolio in HR and Employment Law for the CIPD (the professional body for all those in HR and Learning & Development) having spent much of his career prior to this as a consultant working on digital learning for some of the world's leading brands. Steve is passionate about the role of the ‘people profession’, and the potential for digital learning to increase access to opportunity for people around the world. He is an Associate of the CIPD, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a graduate member of the British Psychological Society.