Nigel JEREMY, Chief Learning Officer, British Airways, UK


A globally recognised expert within the HR and Learning and Development profession, with experience spanning three decades, Nigel Jeremy has led the L&D and recruitment functions for companies including HBOS, Vodafone and EasyJet. In 2009, Nigel moved to the lead the Learning, Recruitment and Organisation Development functions for Marks and Spencer operating across 55 countries. During this time, M&S was voted most admired company for Attracting, Developing and Retaining Talent in 2012 (Management Today Awards).


In 2014, Nigel joined British Airways as their Chief Learning Officer responsible for all learning, development and recruitment activity across this global business and iconic UK brand. British Airways employs over 40,000 people across 75 countries servicing the travel needs of some 40 million customers every year. It was named by the Centre for Brand Analysis as the number 1 Consumer Superbrand of 2014 and 2015, securing the top position against 1,500 other brands vying for the prestigious title, and is the first airline to have received the award.

Brian GONZALEZ, General Manager, Global Education Sector, Intel Corporation, USA

Brian Gonzalez is General Manager for Intel’s Global Education Sector; he leads a global team that drives programs to accelerate education outcomes through technology adoption with a scope of activities that cover the full spectrum of learning scenarios, including: university student programs, teacher programs, K-12 student learning technologies and personalized learning infrastructure. Brian’s team sets the strategies for engaging with local and global education focused ecosystems to achieve the best education outcomes from technology investments.


Brian has travelled to over 100 countries; he is a frequent international speaker on the impact of Industry 4.0 on transformational education programs, technology infrastructure for improved educational outcomes and global collaboration as a core competency of high performance teams. He was awarded an Intel Achievement Award in 2011 for his contributions to global education transformation through the implementation of education focused technology solutions.