Education 2020 features

Professional Development Conference

If you are a teacher or professional belonging to any level within the education spectrum, the Education 2020 Conference will provide you with adaptable ideas on the new technology paradigm and hands-on teaching practices that will help you excel within the teaching discipline.

Teachers, educators, programme managers and curriculum designers from all levels of education can expect to participate in sessions providing opportunities to hear about new ideas and to develop successful teaching practices and uses of technology that they will be able to incorporate into their own teaching context to improve the quality of teaching and learning.

Participants will be able to select from a choice of both theoretical and practical conference breakout sessions led by specialists in their fields familiar with the educational context of the Middle East, participate in plenaries delivered by top educational experts and network with like-minded peers.

Un internship programme

Welcome to the website of the United Nations Headquarters Internship Programme

The United Nations provides opportunities for students enrolled in a graduate programme to undertake an internship at its Headquarters in New York. Geneva. Vienna. Nairobi. Addis Ababa. Bangkok. Beirut and Santiago .

This Internship Programme is for the United Nations Secretariat in New York only.

Eligible candidates interested in participating in an internship at the United Nations Headquarters in New York can apply by visiting the United Nations Career Portal, at careers.un.org. Please continue to read through our website for more information and guidelines.

The purpose of the United Nations Internship Programme is to:

to provide a framework by which graduate and post-graduate students from diverse academic backgrounds may be assigned to United Nations Offices where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical work assignments.

to expose them to the work of the United Nations.

gain experience in the work of the Organization with the objective of deepening their knowledge and understanding of the United Nations’s goals, principles and activities.

to provide UN offices with the assistance of highly qualified students specialized in various professional fields.

Digital education a corporate venture capital investor and incubator

Finance Director

Sebastian Peck joined Digital Education in early 2012 as Finance Director.  Sebastian is responsible for the financial management of the group and its investment portfolio, and also oversees institutional sales and the organizational development of this fast-growing business. He and his team manage all aspects of the execution of investments and offer strategic and financial analysis to the senior management teams of the portfolio businesses. Sebastian sits on the boards of Symplectic Ltd, Figshare LLP and Altmetric LLP.

Sebastian has an extensive background in corporate finance and the media sector. He previously worked in the TMT advisory team of UBS Investment Bank, for German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG and the Boston Consulting Group.

He holds a BA in History from the University of Cambridge, an MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy with Distinction from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from London Business School.

In his spare time, he’s an avid reader, enjoys good food and wine, and likes to play golf and squash.

Timothy Farnell

Investment Manager

Timothy joined Digital Education in early 2012.  He focuses on driving early stage technology investments and business development for the division.

Prior to Digital Education, he worked on a number of transactions in the TMT sector with Quayle Munro and held roles in business development, marketing and finance with Mazars in both London and Singapore.

He holds a BSc in Natural Sciences (Physics & Economics) from the University of Durham. He is a passionate athlete, representing the UK at the Triathlon World Championships.

Malcolm Brading-Miles

Head of Finance Operations & Reporting

Malcolm joined Digital Education in November 2012, as Senior UK Finance and Operations Manager, a role he also performs for Digital Science.

He is a Chartered Accountant, obtaining that status officially in March 2002 after training with Deloitte & Touche for three years in their Assurance and Advisory team.  He subsequently worked in supply chain for seven years within Hays Logistics, ACR Logistics and Kuehne & Nagel working in varying roles from Financial Accountant, Internal Auditor to Financial Controller.  After that he moved into manufacturing and from there catering; in both occasions as head of finance.

When Malcolm was much younger he studied at Southampton University, obtaining first class degrees in both Chemistry and Biochemistry in 1998.

When not at work, and not spending time with his two young daughters, Malcolm enjoys reading, being outdoors and the occasional run.

Marko Radosavlevici

Head of Development Centre

Marko heads Digital Education Development Centre in Romania.

He has broad experience in different technical areas (web, mobile, enterprise) and worked with different technologies and programming methodologies (waterfall, scrum, kanban).

Marko joined Digital Education in 2012 and was responsible for setting up our office in Romania, Timisoara where we now have 4 cross-functional Scrum teams helping our portfolio companies develop their businesses. He previously worked for Oce a Cannon Company and Microsoft.

Outside of work Marko is passionate about Serbian folk dances, movies and last but not least photography.

Dave Mutton

Marketing Director

Dave joined Digital Education in September, 2013 as Marketing Director, a joint role which also covers our other division Digital Science.

With an extensive career in online marketing stretching back to the mid 90’s, Dave has worked for major brands including Amazon, Yahoo and Stepstone. More recently he worked for a social games start-up Zattikka, before joining Digital Education. In addition to the in-house roles – Dave ran his own ecommerce and marketing consultancy for many years and worked on a diverse range of projects including online travel, fashion, finance and education.

Outside of work he loves football (Liverpool), books (is writing a novel), movies, especially science fiction and is an aspiring amateur photographer, (www.westkeyphotography.com). But most of his time is taken up with family life and his partner with five children between them (part-time taxi driver).

Alexandra MacLeod

Alex is Matthias Ick’s PA, ensuring the smooth running of the office. She also supports Dave Mutton, Prashant Raizada and Simon Walsh.

Outside of work Alex spends her time studying for her marketing degree, playing drums and reading Neil Gaiman books.

Sophie Buigues

Investment Analyst

Sophie joined Digital Education in November 2013 as an investment analyst, a role she also performs for Digital Science.

She just graduated from Pantheon-Assas-Sorbonne Universites with a masters in finance, after doing internships in M&A advisory, financial analysis and management accounting. She is no stranger to the world of technology, having taken part in the creation of a mobile application while studying abroad in California.

She is also up for new adventures, the most recent including learning snowboarding in London and preparing for a mud run.

Michelle Moss

Management Accountant

Michelle joined the Digital Education team in March 2013 as a Management Accountant. She is from Cape Town, South Africa and has lived in London for almost 5 years.

She holds a BCom degree, and is finalising her studies to become a Chartered Management Accountant. She has previously worked in the Publishing industry for Euromoney Institutional Investor; in FMCG for Fullers, Smith & Turner and in the Telecommunications Industry for TATA Communications.

She loves the sunshine, outdoors, BBQ’s and red wine. Apart from studying, in her free time Michelle enjoys running, hiking and mountain biking.

Ssegawa-Ssekintu Kiwanuka

Investment Analyst

Ssegawa joins Digital Education having just completed his PhD in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at Cambridge University. Specifically, he was working on Laser Analytics, developing new optical spectroscopic techniques for medical through to environmental applications.   Before his PhD he obtained an MEng in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge, with a year spent studying at MIT.

He has also worked at the MIT Development Lab in Haiti, is a fellow of the RSA, has performed at the Royal Albert Hall and captained the Cambridge University Blues Boxing team.