Abid has been working in schools & EdTech for over 16 years. As the IT Director for the Leading Learning Trust, he leads on the digital transformation, digital strategy and delivery of all technology related learning experiences for the Trust.
Abid is a Google Certified Educator Level 1 & 2, a Google Certified Innovator & Google Certified Trainer. In January 2020, Abid went on to become the leader of the Google Educator Group, GEG UK. During the height of the global pandemic, Abid collaborated with other Innovators and leading educators from around to world to help found the Global GEG. Abid was most recently a coach for Google’s first ever Virtual Innovator Academy, #VIA20.
Abid has presented and spoken at many conferences and events globally. In recognition of his efforts in helping to improve digital outcomes for learners, he was awarded the title of EduFuturists Network Manager of the Year 2020 and also named in the 2020 EdTech50 “Ones to Note”. Abid is a passionate advocate for sustainable digital transformation in schools. He was described by one of his fellow innovators as “a natural positive force and dreamer with 10X ideas”.