Accelerating transformation in education

IMAGINE: The New World of Education webinar series

Join us for the inaugural session of IMAGINE: The Future of Education, a series of conversations with (and for) education leaders who are adapting and thriving in our new normal.

Join us for IMAGINE: The New World of Education, a global series of conversations with (and for) education leaders.

IMAGINE: The New World of Education, a global webinar series presented by Amazon Web Services (AWS), showcases education institutions and organizations that have innovated in the cloud to ensure that learners of all ages have access to the education, training, and resources needed to keep our world moving forward.

As an unexpected catalyst, the COVID-19 pandemic drove rapid change in global education, including improved accessibility for some, affordability, and curricula aligned with job skills needed for the modern world. Join this session to hear from a global panel with experts from India, Australia, and the United States. They will highlight opportunities to accelerate change in education with examples from around the world.

Hear about:

  • The complex challenges education leaders are facing today
  • Solutions that address these challenges, including gamification, public-private partnerships, and educator mobilization
  • The role cloud computing plays in enhancing student success


60 minutes


Moderator: Chris Niehaus

Global Business Development Manager, Education, Amazon Web Services

Chris leads global business development for education at AWS. His focus is driving innovative cloud-based programs and solutions with EdTechs, learning companies, higher education institutions, and K12 systems for improving student outcomes while enabling the workforce.

Dr. B. Anbuthambi

Dr. B. Anbuthambi, President, ICT Academy

Dr. Anbuthambi is the President of ICT Academy, a successful nonprofit social enterprise in India, which is a joint initiative of the government of India, state governments, and industry. Dr Anbu has been with ICT Academy since its inception, holding various positions. He currently holds the senior leadership role. Dr. Anbu has been instrumental in developing and designing high impact service models and initiatives with an objective of developing the next generation talent pool.

Prof. Andreas Jakl

Lecturer, Dept. of Media and Digital Technologies, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

Andreas Jakl is lecturer for Digital Healthcare at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, focusing on mobile technologies, Augmented & Virtual Reality, wearables and machine learning. The St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences in Austria was founded in 1993, offering 26-degree programs. Though the University is relatively small in size, it is a leader in the region, known for its focus on innovation. The St. Pölten UAS is globally connected and has a mission to pursue future-oriented academic education in diverse subject areas, while functioning as an important center of research.

Jared Stein

Vice President, Higher Ed Product Strategy, Instructure

Jared Stein is VP of Higher Education Strategy for Instructure, where he and his team explore new ways to improve teaching and learning through Canvas, the open learning platform.

Instructure is a learning management platform that hosts Canvas, a learning management system (LMS) that has become the most widely adopted LMS in North America, benefitting millions of students and teachers across 70 countries. Due to COVID-19, the importance of these systems increased dramatically. Instructure has been a mission-critical resource for schools, educators, and students.

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