Director of Digital Learning & Innovation at Imperial College London
Gideon Shimshon is the Director of Digital Learning & Innovation at Imperial College London. In this role, he is tasked with increasing the level of online and digital innovative education-related activity across Imperial and establishing the College as a centre of excellence in this area within the sector. Motivated by his passion for learning and innovative research practices, Gideon manages a diverse portfolio of projects that examine both the future of education as well as non-traditional applications of up-and-coming technologies. Before joining Imperial, he was the Director of the Centre for Innovation at Leiden University, a university think tank. In that capacity, he co-founded the Leiden Online Learning Lab – which considers how online learning environments can enhance and extend the university’s reach as well as foster new learning landscapes – and HumanityX, a knowledge hub for scientists and practitioners interested in applying Big Data analytics to the fields of peace, justice and humanitarian intervention. Before that Gideon was a Consultant and Project Manager at Accenture. He began his career in the realm of political economy, working at the World Bank on governance issues, subsequently setting up a foundation for serious gaming and simulations in international relations and conflict management. He received his MSc from the University of Amsterdam and currently lives in London.
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