The QS In Conversation podcast is a one-on-one interview with leaders and experts to discuss the latest trends in international and higher education across topics including student engagement, employability, edtech, and teaching delivery.

Showcasing expertise across all areas, the fortnightly podcast is a detailed look into how education has changed and how it will continue to adapt in the future for everyone with an interest in the sector.

From online delivery to marketing and students needs, the QS In Conversation podcast gets the story behind the headline.

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Higher Education & Research Industry Lead
Microsoft Asia Pacific

Rob Smith is an ICT and Education industry leader with over 17 years’ experience in the Asia and Pacific region, including 5 years based in Singapore working in both emerging and mature markets at Microsoft as well as 12+ years in Australia. He regularly engages in conferences & keynotes across all elements of the public sector and has a background in Engineering, Aviation and a passion for sport.

As Higher Education & eResearch lead for APAC at Microsoft, he engages with leading Universities to enable transformation of Education, Research and operations across the institution. Throughout this time, he has worked with Ministries, Schools, Universities and Research Institutions to enable the transformation of the delivery of Education, Research and Future Ready Graduates.

Past Speakers

Peter Vesterbacka

Entrepreneur and co-founder at Edunation, Fun Academy, Lightneer, HP Bazaar, FinEst Bay Area, and Slush
The former Mighty Eagle and CMO of Angry Birds at Rovio