Kelvyn Hicks

Director - United Kingdom and Ireland, Class Technologies

Kelvyn has a vast amount of leadership experience in the EdTech sector. Both in the corporate and education markets.


His career started in the Royal Air Force. A qualified aerospace engineer and pilot, he first got interested in virtual learning by designing and successfully marketing a Learning Management System, with his own company.

After selling the company, he joined Microsoft and enjoyed a 10 year period which culminated in him managing education software solutions in the Middle East & Africa, covering 79 countries, based in Istanbul.

Since then, Kelvyn has helped to build a joint venture start-up company from scratch, between Capita PLC and the UK Government Cabinet Office, which delivers global best practice certifications, including Prince2 & ITIL, recruiting & working with over 700 global partners. This company recently sold for $525M.

He has also lived and worked all over the world, for many large and small learning technology SaaS companies, during which time he has amassed a vast amount of knowledge and global experience of online & hybrid learning.

Kelvyn is also a keynote speaker, having spoken at some large events, including E-Learning Africa, World of Learning, BETT London and Learning Technologies.

Adventure motorcycling is another great passion, having ridden on most continents and been lucky enough to ride to some exciting places, including the Sahara desert and the Arctic Circle!

Today, Kelvyn is building the UK&I subsidiary for Class Technologies and is passionate about making quality education available to ALL.