Director of Digital Strategy, Radley College
Talk Title: Insights from Education's Digital Strategy Guru
Ian Yorston is Director of Digital Strategy at Radley College in the United Kingdom.
He has acquired a reputation as something of a "guru" in the education sector and now lectures around the world. He aims to encourage change in a sector that is often unhelpfully conservative.
He is the retiring Chair of the Independent Schools Council Digital Strategy committee and also sits on their Child Welfare group. For 10 years he was a Governor of OLA School, Abingdon where he chaired the Marketing and Communication committee. He spent many years as a School Inspector for the Independent Schools Inspectorate.
Prior to Radley he spent 10 years in the Royal Air Force including 3 years as an Electronic Warfare Officer. This involved a lot of computers and a number of wars. He also spent a great deal of time working alongside Americans.
"I have previously been Head of Science, Head of Physics and Head of Careers. Beyond Radley, I act as an advisor to the Independent Schools Council, I am a Governor of a Catholic day school and also an ISI Schools' Inspector.
Prior to Radley I spent ten years in the Royal Air Force, including three years as an Electronic Warfare Officer. This involved a lot of computers and a number of wars. I also spent a great deal of time working alongside Americans. This wasn't necessarily a bad thing. If I did have a youth then it was a long time ago. I spent some of it reading Economics and Engineering Science at Oxford University."