Priya Lakhani OBE

Entrepreneur, Author, Barrister, Founder & CEO of CENTURY

Don’t miss out! Delivering the Opening Keynote at EATP 2021 will be Artificial Intelligence Entrepreneur, Priya Lakhani OBE.

Priya founded CENTURY, a platform that supercharges learning through personalisation, in 2013 after being struck by underachievement rates in schools. In 2020, she published the book 'Inadequate: The system failing our teachers and your children'. This book is a fascinating insight into the education system with perspectives from teachers, pupils, and parents.

Priya is also a co-founder of The Institute for Ethical AI in Education, is a leader in the field of blending neuroscience and AI technology to enhance the process of learning and is a frequent commentator on BBC World News about education and learning. In addition to working alongside the UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, and the AI Council, Priya’s CENTURY platform promises to ‘Supercharge learning through personalisation’.

Most recently, Priya has been selected by the World Economic Forum as a Tech Pioneer in 2021 for her work at CENTURY and is the recipient of many prestigious awards including the MIT SOLVE award (2018), the national Economic Innovator of the Year by The Spectator (2019), The Mayor’s Fund Special Recognition Award (2016) and Business Entrepreneur of the Year by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in 2009. In addition, Priya was awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2014 and in 2020 and was awarded an honorary doctorate by Coventry University’s engineering faculty.

We look forward to welcoming Priya to EATP 2021 where she will be sharing her views on a potential future for assessment, and how technology can enable and shape it.


Conference "Townhall" – Learn, Share and Be Heard

Share your knowledge and experiences, ask questions, and be heard during this interactive session. All conference delegates are invited to discuss some of the key issues in testing in Europe today, what we as a community think about them and how the ATP can better serve our community.

This discussion will be led by ATP 2021 Board Chair, John Kleeman, and assessment marketing guru and E-ATP Conference Vice-Chair, Tim Burnett. We’ll have brief appearances from ATP CEO, G Harris, ATP’s 2022 Board Chair, Alina von Davier and ATP General Counsel, Alan Thiemann. But the main star will be you, the attendees.

Join us to make your views known in person and to listen to what others have to say.


CLOSING KEYNOTE: Riding the New Assessment Wave

Marten Roorda, Chief Measurement and Learning Officer, Riiid Labs

Facts and figures prove that the testing industry is very vulnerable to threats from forces in politics, academia and the public opinion against testing and using student data, from big tech companies who are eager to own education, and from disruptors from within and without that are well funded in a market with too much venture capital. What can you do as a testing company in these testing times to not fight these threats but go along with them and stay competitive?

Marten Roorda is a pioneer in educational technology, leading innovations in computer-based testing, e-learning and adaptive learning since 2000. Marten Roorda is now Chief Measurement and Learning Officer at AI-in-education company Riiid Labs after joining them in 2020. He was the Chief Executive Officer of ACT from 2015 to 2020. ACT, headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa, is a global leader in college and career readiness assessment and enrollment services, and, under Marten’s transformational leadership, has taken the lead in technologies for personalized learning, learning analytics, and dynamic learning content. Before joining ACT, Marten was the CEO of Cito for thirteen years, an international organization in educational measurement, based in the Netherlands. Prior to working at Cito, he held several management positions in the publishing industry, at VNU and Reed Elsevier, after being a reporter and editor for many years. He has a master’s degree in literature from Utrecht University.

Marten shared his future vision during a keynote speech for the Association of Test Publishers in 2004, predicting the trends in assessment and learning that now have become mainstream. In 2007 he co-founded Kryterion, the first company in the world to offer online proctoring. Marten has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Test Publishers for ten years and was its Chair in 2010. In 2016 he received the Professional Contributions and Service to Testing Award of the ATP. He has served on the Board of Directors of IMS Global and on its executive committee, and, briefly, as their interim chair. Marten was a member of the advisory board of the Reach Higher Initiative, chaired by Michelle Obama.


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