Carla Aerts

Director - Tmrw Institute

Carla Aerts

Director - Tmrw Institute

Biography

A versatilist and somewhat of a polymath, Carla started her career in the performing arts, before moving into the digital domain. Becoming captivated by the international education landscape and the role of technology for learning, her focus turned to learning with technologies in diverse contexts.

Carla managed international transformation programmes and innovation initiatives for education publishers. She was Global Digital Director Education for Cambridge University Press and Director of Futures at UCL – Institute of Education.

More recently, Carla set up and ran the Tmrw Institute, a thought leadership and catalyst organisation that focuses on the role of EdTech and technologies for education and learning, from policy to practice. She is increasingly immersing herself in the learning sciences and the roles of AI and ML for education and learning. She runs the Next Billion EdTech Prize for start-ups working in resource-poor contexts, a Varkey Foundation initiative.

Carla speaks at international conferences: including Les Rencontres à Aix, Global Education and Skills Forum, FT Live, Reimagine Education, EdTechX, e-Learning Africa, etc. Carla was involved in the 2019 workshop that led to the publication of the WEF Generation AI report, developed in partnership by UNESCO, CIFAR and WEF.