Rene Bastijans is in charge of Product Management in the Future Technologies team, the corporate R&D group at Pearson plc. The team looks ahead into the future, identifies trends and technologies which are likely to impact Pearson’s businesses and then rapidly develops prototypes and proof of concepts reflecting these areas in collaboration with Pearson’s businesses and external partners. Rene’s remit ranges from leading the Product Managers in the team, ensuring timely delivery and handover of the prototypes, to managing the Future Technologies Champions, a virtual, internal innovation community that seeks to drive the digital innovation and transformation within Pearson. Rene’s background and industry expertise comprises Publishing & Education, Travel, Internet Services, Social Networking and Betting & Gaming.
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, serving learners of all ages with educational resources, services, software and assessments. We operate in more than 70 countries around the world, employing more than 40,000 people and serving the school, higher education and professional education markets with a commitment to measure and improve learning outcomes. Our resources are available in print, online and through multilingual packages that help people learn whatever and wherever they choose. Pearson’s businesses also include financial information through the Financial Times and consumer publishing through Penguin Random House