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Vikki Liogier

Digital Capability / Leadership / Communications

Summary

Strategic thinker with a solid ability in developing innovative  solutions to drive change. Has first-rate entrepreneurial, analytical, and project management skills. Marketing, design and creative skills are backed up by twenty years experience as a professional illustrator in the graphics industry, with clients throughout Europe and the USA. Knowledgeable in the use of social media to raise profile. Proven leadership, organisational and coaching skills from employment in Further and Higher Education. Effective relationship management at all levels. Strong team builder and motivator. Passionate about education and EdTech to improve and transform lives.

Recognised as one of the UK EdTech50 - A celebration of the people, products &  projects shaping the education and technology sector across the UK. (March 2018) One of the Edtech50 2020 judges and contributed in selecting "The people shaping UK EdTech today".

Work experience

2019Present

National Head of EdTech and Digital Skills

Education and Training Foundation - ETF

Policy lead and ETF national expert on the EdTech and Digital Skills area. Building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, negotiating grants, providing expertise in bidding, and leading on design work for the area.

  • Co-ordination of crisis management activities - COVID-19;
  • Screening business development opportunities;
  • Development of market research plans;
  • Conduct analysis, draw recommendations, and business plans;
  • Influencing and impacting the FE sector delivery with new technologies;
  • Leading on the Digital T Levels Professional Development Programme;
  • Contributing to the Strategic Leaders, New To Teaching and Construction, T Levels Professional Development Programmes;
  • Overviewing of National projects' operations;
  • EdTech 50 2020 award for the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform - recognised as one of the Products shaping the education and technology sector across the UK.
2020Present

Governor

USP College

To oversee with the Board the strategic direction of the college - Member of the Quality Committee.

20182019

Head of Learning Technologies

Education and Training Foundation - ETF

To develop and drive ETF's EdTech strategy to support staff in the FE and training sector across England to use learning technologies and to improve their own digital skills. 

  • Developed strategy, mission, and action plan with key performance measures
  • Identified and developed Area wide strategic priorities;
  • Repositioned ETF as a key player in the UK EdTech landscape;
  • Maximised grant value through effective investment, efficient procurement, and robust strategic partnerships in the education and industry sectors;
  • Directly influenced new product strategy by integrating research, competitive intelligence and analytics into short and long term ETF goals;
  • Spearheaded product and service development - The National Digital Teaching Professional Framework - Conception, design, and production of the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform - Embedded the adoption of user-centered design processes;
  • Rolled out national networking programmes;
  • Led sector engagement, branding initiative, and national communication campaigns.
20142017

Head of Digital Literacy, Voice & Innovation

Epping Forest College - EFC

Responsible for the strategic, tactical, and operational management of Epping Forest College’s Digital Literacy, Voice, and Innovation service. 

  • Strategic
    - Led EFC technology area review & 2020 Digital Strategy;
    - Planned transformation of the LRC into micro-environments (100% of learners could find the space to meet their learning needs compared to 27% previously);
    - Library footfall increase by 40%, & loans by 264% in 1yr;
    - 97% of users were satisfied with our services (June 17).
  • Raised Learner Voice:
    - Survey responses increased by 267% in 1yr;
    - Managed events & competitions recognised as best practice in the UK;
    - Student DVX programme – achieved national recognition & 3 Student DVXs awarded for inspiring others;
    - Contributed to broadening EFC social media reach with 1st rank for FE in Jan 17 on Edurank.
  • Successful curriculum change:
    - Holistic centralisation of student data on eTrackr - 100% of courses set up & 100% students progress reviews published;
    - Project management: Cross-organisation deployment of Planet eStream Multimedia Library & CloudBase;
    - Built Staff eConfidence: 94.7% equal or above 5/10;
    - 94% CPD rated good or excellent.
20092014

Head of eLearning & Innovation

Epping Forest College - EFC

To lead the College’s Blended Learning and ILT strategy and communicate the vision for change through innovative teaching and learning processes.

  • Led a successful MoLeNET £140,000 bid and project managed the 3 institutions' consortium MoLeNET project (180 participants). Recognised Best Practice by Essex County Council (June 2010);
  • Launched innovative student eMentoring Scheme. (Awarded National 2010 MoLeNET Learner Support Award);
  • LSE plaque awarded to EFC for innovative use of technologies (July 2010);
  • VLE usage increased by 400% in 19 months;
  • Successful curriculum change thanks to the effective deployment of eTrackr. A direct impact its adoption is an improved retention to 93.7% (4% above national average) & success rates at 88% (5% above national average) in 2012-2013;
  • Contributed to reducing printing cost by 58% in 1 year;
  • Re-branded & restructured VLE to meet learners’ needs & expectations;
  • Improved college e-Maturity status from beginning to performing level;
  • Raised staff eConfidence (80% equal or above 5/10);
  • 3 Nationally recognised Best EdTech Practices published.
19892009

Illustrator

Vikki Liogier

Significant twenty years of international commercial experience.

  • Optimised profile with Industry competitive advantage: early adoption of new technologies to produce and deliver commissioned artwork;
  • Effective international market growth and stakeholders' engagement;
  • Strong relationship management - Clients include Diner’s Club International, TWA (Italy), IBM, Gordon’s Gin (Spain), Fnac (France), BNP (France), Penguin Books, The Times, Vogue, Stagnito Communications (USA) and Sun Alliance;
  • Developing visual solutions to commissioned work;
  • Experienced in publishing, design, advertising, editorial, window display, and packaging.
20082009

Virtual Learning Environment Project Coordinator

South Thames College - STC

To manage stcLIVE and engage stakeholders in the virtual learning environment. This involved change and communication management strategies as well as training design and delivery to ILT Champions.

19992008

L3&4 FE/HE Course Coordinator in Art and Design + Course Leader/ Lecturer in Graphic Design and Illustration

South Thames College - STC
  • Designing FE & HE course programmes, teaching and supporting;           
  • Management and course teams' coordination plus staff mentoring;                 
  • Liaison with accreditation boards, Ofsted, QAA, universities and employers.
19891999

Manager of Full Cost Recovery Language Training

South Thames College - STC
  • Managing the marketing, design, and delivery of full cost recovery company language courses;
  • Leveraging existing commercial relationships and development leading to sustainable business growth by 900% in 10 years;
  • High brand profile with clients London Electricity, Shell, Wimpey and Kodak.

Education

20092010

Catalyst Make a Difference - Leadership & Management Development Programme - Level 7

LLUK & LSN - Endorsed by Institute of Leadership & Management
20062008

Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) - Awarded with Distinction.

University of Westminster

Main modules: Strategic Management, Accounting and Financial Management, Project Management, Quantitative Analysis for Decision Support, Managing Operations & Info, Entrepreneurial Funding & Growth, Marketing and Design of Products. 

19861987

Honours Degree in English - Licence d’Anglais

Université Paris - Diderot
19831986

Honours Degree in Art - Licence d’Arts Plastiques

Université Paris - Sorbonne

Interests

Inquisitive and passionate about education and technology to make a real difference to the life chances of young people.

Fond of social activities and entertainment: Loves travelling, going to the cinema theatrevisiting exhibitions, reading, meeting friends and enjoying what life can offer.