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In May 2017, Igancio Gafo (Associate Dean MBA Programmes) and Lucia Figar De Lacalle (Senior Advisor Ed Tech & Innovation) from IE University in Madrid visited Fontys University ICT. They were quite impressed with the open education. They heard Eric Slaats and Martijn Ruissen speak at the IE Canvas Session on 20 April 2017. They subsequently visited FHICT Eindhoven to exchange experiences. Here are a couple responses:

Dear Eric, Martijn

Just a brief note of Thank You! for preparing, and presenting at IE Canvas Session on Thursday 20th of April. Your vision on learning and disruptive learning methodologies to prepare students for the future definitively provided much food for thought for IE. Mr Ignacio Gafo, current Teacher at IE and Vice Dean of Global MBAs definitively was very much interested in engaging further with you. I have just had a brief chat this morning with Ignacio, and he told me he already had your contact details, and will contact you very soon!

Rodrigo Jiménez | Regional Director (Spain)


Dears Eric and Martijn:

Thanks for the presentation you ran for IE Business School the other day. The Canvas people passed on to me your contact details and I would like to follow up with you directly. You may recall me for I was “the professor” that came closer to the camera and bombed you with questions.I am in charge of all the online and blended programs at the Business School and would love to meet with you face-to-face when possible. I am also planning to visit other Dutch vendors so if this is fine to you, could you please let me know tentative dates when we could meet in your place during May? My idea would be to meet for 3 hours, get a deeper understanding of what you are doing, share with you new initiatives we have here in place and set the basis for future collaborations.

I really look forward to meeting with you soon.

Kind regards,
Ignacio Gafo, professor of Marketing