Sophie Bailey
Founder and host, The Edtech Podcast

Sophie Bailey is the founder of the itunes new and noteworthy, The Edtech Podcast. The mission statement of The Edtech Podcast is to improve the dialogue between ‘ed’ and ‘tech’ through storytelling, for better innovation and impact. Its audience consists of education leaders from around the world, plus start ups, learning and development specialists, bluechips, investors, Government and media. The Edtech Podcast is downloaded 2000+ each week from 145 countries in total, with UK, US and Australia the top three downloading countries.

Sophie has spoken and moderated at a variety of events including SXSWEDU, Yidan Education Prize, ASU GSV Summit, and the Next Billion Edtech Summit. She is an industry mentor and advisor, including to the UCL Knowledge Lab initiative EDUCATE, and an XPrize Adult Literacy judge, and previous Edtech50 and Edtech Digest winner.

Sophie is passionate about lifelong and everyday learning. If she’s not interviewing a University Lecturer, School Leader, Ex-Angry Bird, NGO, or Investor about education innovation, she’s chasing her son around the park or binge-reading Homo Deus. A keen cyclist, she has recently re-located to West Devon which she considers the English version of The Pyrenees. She is very lucky to work with a distributed team on The Edtech Podcast.

Follow Sophie on Twitter: @podcastedtech


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