Ilona Brannen is a Client Director at Duke Corporate Education in Europe, where she leads a client portfolio of leadership and learning programs and is leading the adoption, application and implementation of the MyDukeCE learning platform and contributing to the digital strategy of the company.
Ilona brings more than 15 years of digital learning knowledge to her role and has deep expertise in digital transformation, educational technology and virtual learning solutions with a specialization in remote work and the future of learning.
Ilona has worked as a consultant in educational technology and learning solutions, delivering on significant growth ambitions and working with a wide range of FTSE 500 clients in Europe and the APAC region. She spent two years at an EdTech learning platform, Fuse Universal, as the Head of Presales leading a team of consultants, working with enterprise global clients.
Prior to Fuse, Ilona was a management consultant at PwC, specialising in technology, digital transformation and leadership and learning solutions. She conducted user experience testing, delivered learning needs analyses, executed technology rollouts and forged technology partnerships in her consulting career, as well as leading a digital-first innovative global partner leadership development programme at PwC. She has expertise in technology-enabled learning tools including app-based education, social learning, gamification, platform-based learning, e-learning, community learning and coaching and feedback tools.
Ilona holds a Master’s Degree in International Development Studies from the University of Amsterdam, a PGCE in Secondary Education (and is a veteran of the Teach First programme), a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Warwick and obtained her Coaching Qualification from the Institute of Leadership Management. She is an active volunteer for the cause of gender equality, as a founding member of the Warwick Business School Women’s Network, a trustee of two charities, YWCA GB, a charity aimed at Young Women Leaders, and Digital Access for All, which works to ensure the one million children and their families who are in digital poverty are given access to digital technology and connectivity. Ilona was selected as a fellow to the Royal Society for the Arts for her work in Gender Equality and Digital Learning.
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