Recognised as one of education's leading experts in the area of school culture and organisational climate, Muhammad used his time of stage to explore the connection between personal and institutional mindsets and substantive change.

He said that schools have historically had a difficult time changing with the needs of the society and the primary culprit is our thinking.

"Technology and innovation are only as effective as the mindset of the people who use them," he said.

Following his insightful keynote, we sat down with the long time practitioner of nearly 20 years, to discuss the effect of mindset, how a school can go about changing their culture and why schools should move away from a competitive mindset.