BETT News: Microsoft Announced As Knowledge Partner For Bett 2013

Microsoft has been announced as the knowledge partner for the Bett Arena at Bett 2013, the world's leading learning technology event, taking place at ExCeL London from 30 January to 2 February 2013.

As the only knowledge partner for the Bett Arena, Microsoft will play a prominent role in helping suggest speakers and topics for inclusion in the programme line up as well as hosting two very high level sessions themselves.

Microsoft will play a key role at the show, working with the organisers to help shape and mould the rich programme of content, and share its expertise. Visitors to the show will also benefit from Microsoft's vast experience and leading knowledge from the learning technology sector.

The innovative Bett Arena, in partnership with Microsoft, is new to the show for 2013, and will host internationally renowned expert speakers including ministers, politicians, media figureheads and recognised educationalists.

Confirmed so far are Prof Sugata Mitra, Professor of Education Technology at Newcastle University, whose work inspired the film Slumdog Millionaire; Baronness Susan Greenfield, Professor of Pharmacology at Oxford University, who has been awarded 30 honorary degrees from British and foreign universities and heads a multi-disciplinary research group exploring novel brain mechanisms linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's; and Lucian Tarnowski, founder of, who is on a mission to create a new model of professional education and has been honoured as a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum.