Keynote Speakers

Mr. Paul Thurkettle
Paul Thurkettle

Paul Thurkettle is a British NATO civilian working at one of the two NATO strategic commands, Allied Command Transformation, based in Norfolk, Virginia.

His thirty-two-year NATO career and 12 year Royal Air Force service have covered telecommunications, command and control systems, technology and training. In his role as the lead for NATO in adopting technology for education and training, he introduced e-Learning into NATO, covering all aspects of this field from serious games/virtual worlds (Immersive Training) to mobile learning to Transmedia Learning.

Dr. Sae Schatz
Dr. Sae Schatz

Dr. Schatz is an applied human-systems scientist, with an emphasis on human cognition and learning, instructional technologies, adaptive systems, human performance assessment, and modeling and simulation.

As former ADL Initiative Director, Dr. Schatz oversees the program’s comprehensive execution, guides its strategy, and ensures it aligns with USA Department of Defense (DoD)S and Federal government priorities.

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