Mitch Benson visits NI

Mitch Benson Keynotes LSDA Conference

Last Tuesday, Mitch Benson, Microsoft WW Managing Director for K12 Education, visited Northern Ireland to deliver the keynote speech at this year’s annual LSDA NI (Learning and Skills Development Agency Northern Ireland) Conference. The theme for this year’s conference was: Delivering a Demand Led System. This was Mitch’s 2nd trip to attend the conference and now as he says "Belfast is one of my favourite places in the world to visit".

Last year he delivered a compelling and exciting presentation entitled: "If there’s one thing we know for sure.." (available here). This was so well received he was asked to return and deliver this year’s keynote. This year’s presentation was entitled: "If you are not criticized.." (available here) and he blew the audience away again. He is a true master of getting your attention and keeping you engaged, interested and excited by what he has to say and how he says it. I only hope he graces our shores again next year. A big thanks goes to my colleague, Stephanie Conville- Microsoft Business Education Manager NI, for getting Mitch’s involvement for the past 2 years.. You can see the news article here.


Mitch in action

He also opened with this terrific video:



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