Managing Director, North America at GetWilbur.com @ Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Adviser to the Minister at Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine / Head of Board at EdCamp Ukraine
The inspirer for the EdCamp movement in Ukraine and the Head of Board for the public organization EdCamp Ukraine (www.edcamp.org.ua).
A PhD in Technical Sciences, specializes in Computer Sciences and Marketing of nonprofit organizations with over 10-year management experience in the fields of education and IT. He is the author of more than 40 scientific articles, patents and popular science publications.
Oleksandr manages Ukrainian and international projects in which IT interact with education. In particular, every 3rd school of Ukraine has its website on School Champion platform (www.schoolchampion.in.ua) and about 2,000 educational videos on Khan Academy available in Ukrainian and Russian (www.khanacademy.org).
Dr. Elkin is the adviser to the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine and the chairman
of the Secondary Education Subcommittee in the Public Council under the MESU. He is currently
participating in the initiatives aimed to reform secondary education in Ukraine being a co-author
of the New Ukrainian School concept and state standards. Has also developed a mechanism
of implementing non-discriminatory expertise of 8-th grade textbooks and primary school
Oleksandr is a founding curator for Kharkiv Hub of Global Shapers community (www.globalshapers.org/hubs/kharkiv), an international initiative of the World Economic Forum; he was also one of the Ukrainian delegates at Forum-2014 in Davos, Switzerland.
In addition, he is a graduate of the U.S. Congress Open World leadership cooperation program (www.openworld.gov). Microsoft Innovative Education Trainer (http://education.microsoft.com). The coordinator of the Global Dignity Day 2015/16 in Ukraine (www.globaldignity.org).
An active participant of the Jewish community and a board member of Jewish cultural centre Beith Dan (www.beitdan.org.ua).