Alternative Formats in Esports Education
Oct 4, 2021 8:00 PM
9:30 pm
with Lorenzo Bonifacio (AcadArena)
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Esports education has taken many forms here and abroad. What are the considerations and arguments for it or against it? At the end of the seminar, you'll know what format best fits you as a learner and a professional. Differentiate degrees from certificates from diplomas. Learn what industry specializations usually fall under these different formats and where esports fits given the job market.

Mark Flores | Country Business Development Manager - Philippines, Pearson

As Country Manager for the Philippines, Mark Flores is responsible for developing Pearson’s business across its portfolio of products and services. This ranges from courseware to assessments and qualifications, designed to help empower learners of all ages to succeed in life through learning. Prior to joining Pearson in 2016, Mark’s professional career included work in academic publishing, magazine publishing, marketing communications, and advertising. This diversity of experience has given him the ability to identify opportunities where Pearson—with its breadth of learner-oriented products and services—can have the most impact in improving the quality of life for Filipinos.

Simon Young | BTEC Portfolio Director, Pearson

Mr. Simon Young is BTEC Portfolio Director for Pearson Education.  Based in Singapore for the past ten years, Simon has been working across Asia to build vocational qualification frameworks that develop the knowledge, skills and technical abilities that employers need in their workforce for today’s changing world.  Simon believes that technical & vocational education can make a significant contribution to economic and social development, in particular up-skilling existing employees to keep pace with technological change.  His most recent projects include collaboration with the Thai Ministry of Education and the Office of Vocational Education Commission to introduce international curriculum into vocational colleges in Thailand.

Rudolf Firmeza | Head of Business Development, Bren Esports

Rudolf Firmeza serves as the head of business development for Bren Esports where he manages strategic partnerships that has contributed to the substantial growth and expansion of Bren Esports’ brand value. Through his contributions, Bren has since grown to be one of the largest esports organizations in the Philippines.