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Welcome The best of Bet


JUST A FEW weeks ago I atended the 30th annual Bet show, at the ExCel, London, where industry leaders, including more than 700 exhibitors, came together to showcase their latest products and discuss key themes making waves throughout our sector. I met with some edtech heavyweights


including Sony and Microsoft, and I also caught up with Sir Bob Geldof, who along with his many other talents, is co-founder of data solutions provider Groupcall. Watch my interview with Sir Bob on the ET website, and read my review of the show on page 46. Top of this year’s agenda was the


impending computing curriculum. I’ve put together a guide on the changes coming into force in September, on page 68.


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T O D A Y I’ve learned many things at this year’s


Bet, but most importantly, I realised how passionate our educators and innovators are about turning today’s children into tomorrow’s digital leaders.


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