Mark Steed Mark Steed

Mark S. Steed spent his career working in top independent schools before moving to Dubai in September 2015 to take up the reins as the director ofJumeirah English Speaking School (JESS).

In the UK he worked as a teacher, head of department, and boarding housemaster prior to his two senior leaderships roles as headmaster of Kelly College in Devon; and then as principal of the Berkhamsted Schools Group. He has degrees from Cambridge and Nottingham Universities and has recently completed an Executive Masters in Management with Ashridge Business School, during which he researched ‘Alternative Business models for Secondary Schooling’.

Steed has a particular interest in how new technologies can be used in education and chaired the UK Independent Schools Council IT Strategy Group from 2007 to 2015.

He has overall responsibility for IT strategy and purchasing at JESS; and line-manages the IT technical and support teams.

In this role, Steed has overseen the rebuilding of the IT network and backup infrastructure. JESS has recently introduced a Tablet-OneNote project to Year 7 and 8. Current projects include creating standardised classrooms across the schools, the development of a SharePoint Teaching and Learning Resource area and the development of an online Teacher appraisal tool.

Laurent Fauville

Head of IT, Taaleem

Laurent Fauville is responsible for Taaleem's future IT strategy and coordinating all applications, infrastructure and support.

Mark Steed

Director, Jumeirah English Speaking School

Mark Steed has a particular interest in how new technologies can be used in education.

Meera Kaul

Founder and President, Foundation and Women in STEM

Meera Kaul has incubated, financed and promoted technology enabled ventures in US, Europe and the emerging markets of Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Sheeraz Ahmed

Head of Information Technology, Fortes Education

Sheeraz Ahmed provides leadership for the continued development throughout the Fortes Education's schools and nurseries.

Vikraman Poduval

Chief Technology Officer, Alef

Vikraman Poduval has more than 20 years of IT solutions, business systems, innovation and product management experience.
 

Laurent Fauville

Head of IT, Taaleem

Laurent Fauville is responsible for Taaleem's future IT strategy and coordinating all applications, infrastructure and support.

Mark Steed

Director, Jumeirah English Speaking School

Mark Steed has a particular interest in how new technologies can be used in education.

Meera Kaul

Founder and President, Foundation and Women in STEM

Meera Kaul has incubated, financed and promoted technology enabled ventures in US, Europe and the emerging markets of Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Sheeraz Ahmed

Head of Information Technology, Fortes Education

Sheeraz Ahmed provides leadership for the continued development throughout the Fortes Education's schools and nurseries.

Vikraman Poduval

Chief Technology Officer, Alef

Vikraman Poduval has more than 20 years of IT solutions, business systems, innovation and product management experience.