AIFC’s BCPD holds EdTech Camp, aims to improve educational technologies

NUR-SULTAN – The Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) Bureau for Continuing Professional Development (BCPD) held an EdTech Camp Nov. 29 to improve the country’s educational technologies through exchanging experience, applying the best international practices and expertise and creating a professional platform to develop educational innovations. 

EdTech Camp brought together local and international experts, entrepreneurs and representatives of start-ups, industrial companies and the EdTech ecosystem interested in creating and digitising the educational system. The event focused on practical issues including attracting and fostering human capital, interacting with investors and promoting entrepreneurial initiatives, future education methods, technology transit, modern cases and business opportunities, as well as the prospects of developing EdTech in Kazakhstan and throughout the world.

IT, cyber security, change management, project activity, digitisation and technology specialists shared their experience and vision to grow the industry. The headliner of the event was Mikhail Sverdlov, content director of SkyEng, the leading online English language school in Russia and Europe, and founder and owner of successful Internet and B2B projects.  

Workshops were also led by QazAngels co-founder and CEO Ruslan Rakymbai, AIFC BCPD Deputy CEO Elmira Seidazimova, Seedstars Kazakhstan CEO Serik Shakarim, KPMG Digital Village leading expert Madiyar Toleugali and Microsoft Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Business Development and Education Manager Almas Moldakanov. All are AIFC BCPD partners in enhancing human capital, digitisation and educational technologies.

In addition to seminars by international experts, the EdTech founders shared their experience of operating within the AIFC BCPD/Seedstars Kazakhstan joint effort. The programme will be recruiting new members on a quarterly basis in 2020. 

AIFC BCPD assists in the EdTech industry by responding to the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where technology and people will be a single source of progress. By creating a professional community, the bureau actively supports EdTech’s direction and provides various opportunities for its development in the country.

BCPD, a former AIFC department, subsequently became a subsidiary. It prepares for international professional certifications using the best global practices in continuing professional development to expand human resources and form a pool of worldwide professionals from local specialists to work in the AIFC eco-system and on the open market.