Three leading experts discuss the EU ed tech market landscape including regulations around data privacy and transfer, how to find key market data, how to adapt marketing strategy to European markets and how Promethean ClassFlow was introduced to a multi-country environment.

Date: Wednesday, June 22
Time: 11:00am ET
Cost: Free for Members and Non-Members


Jim Ayre is Managing Director of Multimedia Ventures Europe Ltd

Jim Ayre is Managing Director of Multimedia Ventures Europe Ltd. which has been providing consultancy services to ICT hardware, software and services companies since 1991. He has a background in educational technology and multimedia in the UK and has supplied consultancy, research and evaluation services to the European Commission since 1994. Since it was established in 1997, he has been a Senior Adviser to European Schoolnet, the network of 30 Ministries of Education in Europe. Currently he is providing support to education ministries in the Interactive Classroom Working Group and helping to steer the development of the European Schoolnet Future Classroom Lab initiative which is supported by over 30 industry partners.

Jean-Pascal Goninet is in charge of the International Alliances and partner program for ClassFlow, Promethean’s innovative and ground breaking ClassFlow solutions. Previously he was responsible for designing sales and Go-To-Market strategy. ClassFlow is a leading edge, interactive, in the cloud, lessons preparation and delivery tool, that allows educator to engage their students, foster collaboration, and all in the moment and summative assessement. He holds an MBA from ESC Clermont, a Bachelor of Arts in Business Law from Université de La Sorbonne Paris, and is an MBA graduate of the Thunderbird School of Management in Phoenix ASU. Jean-Pascal joined Promethean in 2012 as Vice President of sales for Southern Europe and Africa region. Prior to Promethean, Jean-Pascal spent seventeen years at Cisco France and Cisco Europe where he held several senior management positions as, amongst other, Director of Enterprises Sales, Client Director for the Orange group, Business Development and Pre Sales Director for Southern Europe. Prior to joining cisco he worked in sales and marketing positions for Oracle and Sun Microsystems

Carl Schonander, Senior Director of International Policy

Carl Schonander represents SIIA's  (www.siia.net) international policy interests.  Those interests include the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework, the proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation, cross-border data flows, intellectual property, trade (especially as future trade agreements pertain to data flows and intellectual property), privacy (including the Judicial Redress Act) and Internet governance.  As Chairman of the Beijing-based United States Information Technology Office (USITO) Executive Committee, Schonander coordinates industry views on ICT developments in China with Washington, D.C. and Beijing policymakers.  Schonander is a member of an international group charged with providing recommendations in 2015 for enhancing the accountability of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).   Schonander is a member of the Atlantic Council’s “Task Force on Advancing the Digital Agenda”, which is co-chaired by Carl Bildt and William Kennard.  Schonander is a former U.S. diplomat.  He most recently was Senior Advisor for Europe, OECD and WIPO Intellectual Property Affairs.  He previously served as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs, where he managed the leadership of the Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Science.  Schonander has a Masters of Law degree in Intellectual Property Rights from George Washington University, a Masters Degree in Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, and a JD from the University of Stockholm. He speaks Swedish, French, Spanish and Portuguese.  See this for Schonander’s most recent blog.



Kate Gilligan is responsible for licensing Texthelp's award winning literacy and language support technology to educational publishers. She joined Texthelp in 2005. Kate has over 20 years of experience in instructional technology and educational publishing with senior positions at Texthelp, WRC Media, Pearson and Simon & Schuster. Prior to entering the publishing industry she worked in technology development as a senior software specialist and sales executive with a focus on research and development and process manufacturing.