• A new & important
    edtech event for 2017

  • Accelerating Digital Transformation
    in Higher Education

  • Taking place at the
    University of London’s
    stunning Senate House

  • Be motivated & inspired by
    our range of speakers, some of the top
    digital specialists in the UK

  • Network with your peers &
    other leaders in higher education
    & digital transformation

Accelerating Digital Transformation in Higher Education

March 7, 2017
Senate House, London

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Digital transformation is now at the heart of progress for businesses and educators alike. In March 2017, Education Technology and CoSector – University of London, along with leading industry experts, will examine the role that digital transformation plays in the future of higher education.

The Accelerating Digital Transformation conference will bring together the best digital specialists in the UK to discuss how technology can enhance the student experience.

Share insights and best practice with some of the top education and business leaders who are ahead of the curve when it comes to digital transformation.

Key topics

Some of the key topics our panel of speakers will address, include:

How to educate for the post-AI world

New modes of digital delivery

Using social media to improve the student experience

Why ICT should be invisible

Skills for the future workplace

Who Should Attend?

This conference will be attended by:

Vice-Chancellors

ICT Managers

Heads of E-Learning

Heads of Learning Technology

Directors of Digital Learning

Heads of Student Experience

Learning Technologists

Programme

Accelerating Digital Transformation in Higher Education will run from 10am-5pm on Tuesday March 7 at Senate House, London.



ADT Speaker Programme

10:00
Welcome by Cosector MD Mark Newton
10:05
Intro by Compere Fiona Harvey (Education Development Manager University of Southampton)
10:15
Headliner
Name: Jeremy Waite @jeremywaite
Title/Organisation: Evangelist at IBM
Title: WTF (What’s the Future)– Student Experience

10:40
Name: Dr Michele W Milner
Title/Organisation: Head of Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at University of East London
Topic: Exploring new modes of digital delivery: Developing competency-based learning at UEL.

11:05
Refreshments

11:20
Name: Carla Aerts
Title/Organisation: Director of Futures, Institute of Education – UCL
Topic: ‘Moving to a world of strategic partnership to support HE transformation for 21st century’

11:45
Name: Andrew Ward @banathe
Title/Organisation: Global Head of Digital Transformation at the University of Nottingham
Topic: “Creating personalized experiences using big data”

12:10
Expert Panel: ‘Digital Universities: rising to the challenge.’ Edtech UK’s TY Goddard, panel chair, will be joined by Ian Fordham, Microsoft; John de Pury, Universities UK; Martin Hamilton, Jisc and Stephanie Taylor, CoSector, to discuss Simplifying the Digitalization Process in HE

12:35
Lunch

13:35
Compere Fiona Harvey’s welcome back

13:40
Name: Elliott King @elliott_king
Title/Organisation: Co-founder of MintTwist
Topic: Marketing for Gen Z: Reach, Engage and Inspire; including a case study of City, University of London

14:05
Name: Ian Yorston @IanYorston
Title/Organisation: Director of Digital Strategy Radley College
Topic: Why ICT should be Invisible

14:30
Name: Gavin Newman Events Director @iventhq
Title/Organization: Ivent-HQ
Topic: Digitalizing Student Recruitment – Virtual Open Days

14:55
Refreshments

15:10
Name: Gi Fernando @gifernando @freeformers_uk
Title/Organisation: Founder of Freeformers
Topic: "How do we educate for the post-AI world".

15:35
Name: Nigel Smith @nigelcsmith
Title/Organisation: Head of Content at Future Learn
Topic: The Digital Transformation of HE

16:05
Industry Insight Panel: Q + A session with our headline sponsor Cosector and co-sponsors Sony, Guidebook & I-vent
16:30
Key Notes Close: Cosector + Fiona Harvey close event
16:30
Networking drinks

Meet our Speakers

Jeremy Waite
Headline speaker
Topic: WTF – Student Experience

Jeremy is a Marketing Evangelist at IBM who is passionate about technology, education and What The Future Student Experience will look like.

Fiona Harvey
Compere

Fiona is president of Association for Learning Technology (ALT) and education development manager at the University of Southampton.

Andrew Ward
Topic: Creating personalized experiences using big data

Andrew is the global head of digital transformation for the University of Nottingham.

Dr. Michele W. Milner, PFHEA
Topic: Exploring new modes of digital delivery: Developing competency-based learning at UEL

Michele is the Head of the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at the University of East London.

Nigel Smith
Topic: The Digital Transformation of HE

Nigel is head of content for FutureLearn, the social learning platform that offers over 500 free online university courses.

Carla Aerts
Topic: Moving to a world of strategic partnership to support HE transformation for 21st century

Carla is director of futures at the UCL Institute of Education. She develops digital strategies and programmes to support the Institute’s reputation and reach.

Gi Fernando
Topic: How do we educate for the post-AI world?

Gi is an engineer, investor and entrepreneur who has built a number of successful businesses. He now supports new enterprise.

Elliott
King
Topic: Marketing for Gen Z: Reach, Engage and Inspire (including a case study of City, University of London)

Elliott is an entrepreneur; CEO and co-founder of the digital agency, MintTwist and co-owner of the digital innovation company, RadLab ventures.

Ian Yorston
Why ICT should be Invisible

Ian is Director of Digital Strategy at Radley College. He has previously been Head of Science, Head of Physics and Head of Careers at Radley and before that, an Electronic Warfare Officer for the Royal Air Force, bringing a wealth of experience to the sector.

Gavin Newman
Topic: Virtual Open Days - Digitalising Student Recruitment

Gavin is a director at Ivent, which is pioneering the online, virtual event sector in the UK and has over 25 years of experience in events and marketing.

Meet our Panellists

Ty Goddard
Chair of EdTech UK

Ty is the Co-founder of The Education Foundation and Chair of Edtech UK - a strategic body launched in the Autumn of 2015 to accelerate the global edtech sector.

He is one of the UK’s leading experts on education reform.

Ian Fordham
Microsoft Director of Education

Ian oversees Microsoft’s work involving schools, colleges, universities and other learning organisations, whilst also acting on the advisory board of Edtech UK.

Ian is also co-founder of The Education Foundation, the UK’s leading cross-sector education think tank.

John de Pury
Assistant Director of Policy, Universities UK

John currently leads policy programmes on HE Innovation and Health and directs the UUK Health Research Networks.

John also previously led the Research and Innovation desk at NHS Confederation.

Martin Hamilton
Futurist, JISC

Martin researches emerging trends and new technologies, and their potential uses and implementation possibilities within the education sector.

Martin also previously set up a supercomputer centre for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Stephanie Taylor
Senior Consultant, Digital Preservation, CoSector

Stephanie is one of the tutors on the award-winning Digital Preservation Training Programme, and also offers consultancy services in digital preservation.

Brought to you by…

The UK’s market leading edtech media portfolio, covering the latest news and innovations in technology for the whole education sector. Read the latest news, features and tech trends in the bi-monthly magazine and online at www.edtechnology.co.uk.
The home of the University of London’s professional and student support services. CoSector was formed in 2015.
Through their portfolio of products and services spanning digital, IT, career development and housing, CoSector deliver sector-leading solutions to students, graduates, professionals and employers. For further information, visit: www.cosector.com.
The leading B2B magazine in the UK HE sector. Read the latest news, appointments and expert opinion in HE in the monthly magazine and online at www.universitybusiness.co.uk.

Tickets

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Sponsors

Accelerating Digital Transformation in Higher Education is supported by:

Headline sponsor

The home of the University of London’s professional and student support services. CoSector was formed in 2015. Through their portfolio of products and services spanning digital, IT, career development and housing, CoSector deliver sector-leading solutions to students, graduates, professionals and employers. For further information, visit: www.cosector.com.

Co-sponsors

We believe educators make a long-lasting impact upon their students and the communities around them by using the tools at their disposal to create a genuine connection. Across classrooms and lecture theatres, common areas and training studios, we are improving student engagement and productivity, encouraging faster learning and facilitating greater collaboration among groups.For further information, visit: Sony Education
As the only UK-based virtual events company, we are experts in fusing event ‘know-how’ with techie expertise and intuitive, functional design. We’ve been developing and co-creating virtual events, webcasts and hybrid events of all shapes and sizes with our clients, for all kinds of organisations, for many years. We have a dedicated university virtual events team that is highly experienced in planning and running online events for many of the top UK universities. Visit: Ivent
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Visit: Zengenti

Co-sponsor

In an increasingly competitive higher education landscape, universities are increasingly seeking innovative ways to engage with current and prospective students. Guidebook is working with many institutions including Oxford - Said Business School, Edinburgh, St Andrews and Exeter to deliver mobile apps throughout the entire student lifecycle to enhance engagement, reduce student attrition and boost student recruitment. Visit Guidebook
EdtechUK is a strategic body accelerating the UK's edtech sector in Britain and globally and is a convening voice for educators, investors, government, business.
EdtechUK was set up by The Education Foundation, a leading organisation focused on reform, tech & innovation in Education Britain & beyond. Visit The Education Foundation

Media Partners

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Sponsorship opportunities

If you are interested in sponsoring this exciting new event, please get in touch.

Details of our full sponsors package can be found here.

We can also offer a variety of bespoke packages tailored precisely to your requirements. To learn more email Joe Lawson-West: joseph.lawson-west@wildfirecomms.co.uk or phone 0117 300 5526.

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Location

Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Senate House, the administrative centre of the University of London, is a magnificent art deco building situated in the heart of Bloomsbury. It will provide a grand setting for this cutting edge digital event.

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