Day 3 Abstracts


Day 3 Friday 1 December


Agile University – Launching our Community
Andy Smith,  CIO and Sophie Harrison, Director of Agile Product Delivery, University College London

Taking practical steps toward an agile movement in HE and helping to make agile at scale a reality for you. This session builds on previous talks where we will showcase the work happening across the sector. We will tell practical stories that will help you; what it takes to be brave, to get started and we’ll explore how to overcome what gets in the way. At the conference we are launching the UCISA Agile Community, sharing the plans for how the community will work and how it will support you. Please come and join us to help make this a reality!


Hype Cycle for Higher Education 2023 - Innovations and Technologies
Paul Riley, Senior Director Analyst, Gartner

Challenges are evolving rapidly as a new era of technology innovation emerges for education institutions. It raises the expectations of IT to demonstrate ways they can contribute to the institutions’ broader missions of education and research and create opportunities for a competitive advantage.

The session will review the Hype Cycle for Higher Education 2023, including an exploration of several key innovation profiles. It will demonstrate how to determine the best technologies to invest in to support institutional priorities.


Digital Transformation – an 18 year infrastructure journey
Jodie Wetherall, Associate Director, Office of the CIO, and Robin Ashford, Head of Business Analysis University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich share there 18 year journey of digital transformation and how their approach to project and change management provides the catalyst for successful and lasting transformation.