Steve Bambury has worked in education and training for 20 years. In 2016 he became the first Head of Digital Learning and Innovation across the JESS school group before moving on to work as an education consultant in 2019. This included an extended engagement within New Media Academy where he led on education strategy and immersive technology and coordinated the deployment of the first virtual campus in The Middle East. Steve has won awards from Apple, Microsoft, GESS, BETT and EdTech Digest for his working integrating technology in learning and professional development. In 2017, he hosted the world’s first professional development sessions inside virtual reality and in 2018 he co-hosted the world’s first global lesson inside VR alongside Pixar co-founder Loren Carpenter. Steve is on the judging panel for both the GESS Awards and World VR Awards and his work with VR has been featured on Forbes Middle East, Arabian Business, Dubai One and more. Steve now works as a consultant and project manager in the field of NFTs, Web3 and the Metaverse.