FIRA Barcelona, Gran Vía
1-4 February 2022

The Official Digital Showcase of ISE 2021

January | Harness the Power of Digital Learning

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Spotlight Series

RISE Spotlight is a monthly series of free-to-attend digital events, based around key ISE technology areas. Produced in association with TNW, they will feature global subject experts, technology entrepreneurs and start-ups.

January – Harness the Power of Digital Learning

In 2020, pivoting to remote learning became an immediate necessity, rather than an option for businesses and academia, globally.  The need to keep students and staff engaged in the learning experience increased the roll-out of existing tools and drove the adoption of new ones.

In 2021, the demand for new interactive technologies will continue to surge. The field is fast developing and shows no signs of slowing down.  We examine the technologies boosting learning experiences and the issues around their successful deployment.

We bring together corporates, AV providers, integrators, futurists and educators for a rounded conversation on the future of digital learning.

Speaker Line-up


Welcome and Opening Remarks

Beginning at 15:00 CET


ISE Reporter Roundtable

High-level experts from Netflix, UCL (University College London), NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and Transforming Talent discuss the current state of the art of digital learning, obstacles to implementation and expected developments in 2021.



AVIXA Insights

What do the latest trends in AV revenues tell us about the education marketplace? Sean Wargo, Senior Director, Market Intelligence at AVIXA, shares the association’s latest quantitative research in ‘The Higher Ed Outlook’.


On the Sofa with ISE

Mike Tholfsen, Principal Group Product Manager at Microsoft Education, talks about the evolution of education technology and the future of digital learning.


Startup Nation

We hear from Mercedes Bent, a Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, about some of the exciting startups in the digital learning space that her company has invested in, and bring you elevator pitches presentations from Forage and Instruqt.



Start-up Presenters

Watercooler Virtual Meets

Two interactive Watercooler Virtual Meets:

  • In ‘Let’s Talk Trends’, AVIXA’s Sean Wargo leads a discussion based around topics in his AVIXA Insights session earlier
  • CEDIA education and training experts Samantha Ventura and Steven Rissi discuss ‘Practical Applications of Digital Learning’ with Content Director Ed Wenck.

Room 1: Let’s Talk Trends

Room 2: Practical Applications of Digital Learning

Media Partners

A1 Retail Magazine
AV News
AVI Latinoamerica
Connected Home Business
Education Technology
Home Comfort
Integration Mag
ISP Audio
ISP Integracion
KNX Today
Light & Sound International
Lighting & Sound America
Lighting ASIA
Link Light Express Magazine
Sistemi Integrati
Smart Integraciones
Smart Intégrations Mag
Sound & Communications
System Integrator Magazine
Technology Record
Virtual Reality