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After graduating from Oxford, I joined the BBC, where I held numerous positions. I served as Deputy Director of Nations and Regions and also founded the BBC Factual and Learning Directorate, where I was responsible for factual programming and content across television, radio, and the Internet and for spearheading an online curriculum for school and home use. From 2003-2006, I served as Chief Information Officer and Director of Technology in the Department for Education and Skills, driving educational technology use forward in UK schools, colleges, and universities.I am now fortunate to head up some very important work here at Cisco, leading the company’s non-commercial mission to develop and implement education reform around the world. I also sit on the board of Khulisa, a South African not-for-profit specialising in restorative justice.The challenges of education is to convert student drudgery to student engagement and involve student in solving real-world problems to better prepare them for the 21st century.