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Thematic Session 4 : Assessment Data for Research and Reporting

Dr. Satam Alsubaiee

Supervisor General of Estishraf Program

Dr. Sattam is the Assistant Director for Insights at the National Information Center (NIC) since September 2019. Prior to that he worked as a Consultant in the National Information Center Strategy Execution Program, in which he led strategy creation and supervised AI stream of NIC Strategy Execution Program. In addition, he devised AI strategy for boutique analytics platform, Estishraf, to provide data and machine learning solutions to serve government entities.
Dr. Sattam also worked as a Big Data System Architect in X15 Software, a venture capture-backed Silicon Valley startup pre-acquisition by publicly traded cybersecurity company, FireEye, Inc.
In 2018, he was the Director of the Center for Complex Engineering Systems, a joint center between the King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 2014, Dr. Sattam received his PhD in Computer Science from University of California, Irvine.

Moderator for Discussion – Day Two – Thematic Session 4

Dr. Satam Alsubaiee

Strategies to Maximizing Data Benefits

H.E. Dr. Tareq Alshedi

President of National Data Management Office, Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority

He also held a number of leadership positions during his career, most notably, served as the deputy for planning and development at the Presidency of State Security, served as general supervisor for the management of the National Information Center and as director general of the center, and was the director of Nayef Academy for National Security, and adviser to the director general of Mabahith, He was also the director of the technical development project in security affairs at the Ministry of Interior, head of the systems development department at King Fahd Security College, adviser to the National Guard Hospital, King Abdulaziz City.
Al-Sheddi has got a PHD in computing and bioinformatics from George Mason University, US, a higher diploma in social network analysis from the same university, a master’s degree in management from King Saud University, a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the same institution and a bachelor’s degree in security sciences from King Fahd Security College.

H.E. Dr. Tareq Alshedi

The Role of Learning Assessment Data in Achieving the Learning Goal of the Education 2030 Agenda

Dr. Silvia Montoya

Director of the UNESCO Institute of Statistics

Since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Dr. Montoya has taken a leadership role within the international education community by helping to build consensus around the standards, methodologies and indicators needed to measure progress towards Education 2030.

She has also launched the Global Alliance to Monitor Learning and serves as the Co-Chair of the Technical Cooperation Group on SDG 4–Education 2030 Indicators.

Prior to joining the UIS in 2015, Silvia was the Director-General of Assessment and Evaluation of Education Quality at the Ministry of Education, Buenos Aires where she oversaw the creation of the first comprehensive education quality index produced in Argentina.

Dr. Silvia Montoya

Using Evaluation and Assessment Data to Strengthen the Evidence for policy development and Promote informed dialogue in Education

Dr. Paulo Santiago

Head of the Policy Advice and Implementation Division at the OECD.

Mr. Paulo Santiago is Head of the Policy Advice and Implementation Division within OECD’s Directorate for Education and Skills. He takes a leading role in the provision of evidence-based advice on education policy to OECD members and partner countries, both collectively and individually, across all sectors of education. Mr. Santiago joined the OECD in 2000. As an analyst, he assumed responsibility for a number of large scale cross-country reviews covering a range of education policy areas including teacher policy, tertiary education policy, educational evaluation and assessment, use of resources in school education and school funding. This work generated OECD policy lines, analytical frameworks, developmental work for future data collections as well as much information about country practices. He also led reviews of teacher policy, tertiary education policy, educational evaluation policy and school resource use in over 25 countries. Mr. Santiago holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University, United States.

Dr. Paulo Santiago

The World Bank’s Human Capital Index and the Importance of Metrics for Policy and Research

Dr. Shwetlena Sabarwal

Senior Economist at the Education Global Practice, World Bank

Shwetlena Sabarwal is a Senior Economist at the World Bank. She was a principle author for the World Development Report 2019 on the Changing Nature of Work,  World Development Report 2018 on Learning to Realize Education’s Promise, and World Bank’s Education Policy Guidance for COVID 19. She has published in leading journals in the areas of Education Economics and Labor Markets. In education, her research is on effort, mindsets, and incentives within education systems. In labor markets, her work has focused on entrepreneurship, gender, and networks. Shwetlena has led World Bank’s education engagement in Uganda, Tanzania, Bangladesh, and Nepal. She holds a PhD in Applied Economics from University of Minnesota.

Dr. Shwetlena Sabarwal

Maximizing ETEC's Impact: Leveraging data in a holistic approach

Dr. Nayyaf Aljabri

General Director of Research and Data Management

Dr. Nayyaf Aljabri has extensive academic, practical and professional experience. He is currently General Director of Research and Data Management at the Education and Training Evaluation Commission. Throughout his career, Dr. Nayyaf has held a number of positions including: Deputy Minister for Planning and Development and Deputy Minister for Education at the Ministry of Education, Dean of College of Education at Taibah University. He has also led several developmental projects at the national level, both at Taibah University and at the Ministry of Education. He was a member of several boards of directors in ministries and government agencies, and in boards of trustees and advisory boards of universities. Dr.Nayyaf received a Ph.D. in Economics of Education from the University of Manchester, UK. His research interests included education economics and policies, and the application of quantitative methods to evaluate different alternatives on how to employ educational resources and improve cost-effectiveness and performance of educational institutions. He published over 15 research papers and participated in a number of research projects nationally. Dr. Nayyaf taught over 10 courses at masters and Ph.D. levels, and discussed many academic theses, of which he supervised 20. 

Dr. Nayyaf Aljabri

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    Wednesday - Thursday
    October 14-15, 2020
    13:00 - 20:00 Riyadh Time
    10:00 - 17:00 GMT

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