Greg Butler

Greg Butler is currently responsible for leading education audience strategy and government relations development for Microsoft Education through supporting strategic partnerships and programs. Through this role Greg works with key global organizations such as UNESCO, World Bank, the Commonwealth and OECD. After spending 15 years as a teacher, principal, technology consultant and university lecturer, Greg founded two successful companies and a not-for-profit organization. He joined Microsoft in 2001 to lead all academic programs for Microsoft in the US, moving on to the role of Worldwide Director for K12 Strategy, Solutions and Programs. Following on, Greg was appointed NSW Public Sector Director for Microsoft Australia where he led Microsoft’s Education, Government and Healthcare teams in NSW, working with government to improve student outcomes and government services through the use of technology.

Greg has been involved in mobile learning since its inception in the early days of 1:1 mobile devices and learning in the late 1980s.

Greg is passionate about partnerships as a model to tap into the power of ICT to transform learning, engagement and improving student outcomes. He is an internationally accredited Partnership Broker and Trainer, Chair of the International Partnership Brokers Association and board member of the Global Partnership for Education. He is a founding member of the Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills (ATC21S) partnership, which is transforming student assessment globally.

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