Alexa Joyce

Alexa Joyce

Director

Microsoft Education System Leader Strategy

Biography

Alexa works across the education system – whether with leaders, teachers or school leaders - to transform education. Alexa has advised governments in 50 countries across the world in digital transformation in education. She leads the global strategy at Microsoft for engaging and support education system leaders as they transform their school systems. She was formerly EMEA Director of Policy, Teaching and Learning, focusing on supporting national device deployments across the region.

Prior to Microsoft, she was Senior Business Development Manager at European Schoolnet, the network of 30 Ministries of Education in Europe and think tank in use of technology to transform education. At Schoolnet, she engaged 2 million people across Europe through awareness raising campaigns on digital skills. She worked closely with governments, educators and major companies. Alexa successfully bid for, and program-managed a portfolio of large scale European Commission funded projects and multi-stakeholder partnerships, in the fields of ICT in education, STEM education and sustainability education.

Previously she worked at UNESCO Bangkok, coordinating the pilot Southeast Asian Schoolnet, focusing on ICT-based education for learning science, maths and English, capacity building of educators and leaders, and equipping Ministries of Education and schools with ICT infrastructure. She has also consulted for UNESCO International Institute of Educational Planning, Paris, the OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu on topics such as Open Educational Resources and EU education programs.

Alexa was Executive Advisor to the Hewlett Packard STEM+ Catalyst global program for education, and an executive committee member of the European Centre for Women and Technology and the European e-Skills Association, and authored white papers for Cisco and Intel.

She has a Masters in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford, an MBA from Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Belgium, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education Technology from the Institute of Education, University College London (UCL). She is currently pursuing doctoral studies in Education and Technology at the same institution.