Rory Steel

Head of the Digital Jersey Academy, I’m excited to lead the Island’s first Centre of Excellence for digital education to up-skill, retrain or help people take those first steps into any technology-focused field. I’ve always been a passionate advocate of early adoption and strive to be at the forefront of innovation. Jersey is taking the right steps to prepare for a more technologically influenced future, the Academy’s purpose is to facilitate the training for these new digital jobs.

The evidence digital literacy can have a dramatic impact on local culture was proven when I conceived and delivered the first gigabit school in Europe at Beaulieu. With 1:1 devices, online learning and campus wide super-fast WiFi, on JT’s fibre network, we transformed education for students and teachers, proving Jersey’s capabilities on a global scale. Working as an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Innovator and Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, I believe global trends in education and technological innovation can be scaled more quickly in Jersey to deliver vast improvements. However we will only grow if we are prepared to take risks, fail fast and embrace change more readily.