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Supplier day with ucisa

Booking Open

Date

30 January 2020

Book Before

29 January 2020

venue

Austin Court, Birmingham

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About the Event

 

ucisa is hosting a one-day event for our corporate members, this event is aimed at those companies that are already established in higher education as well as those looking to break into the sector. Attendees will have the opportunity to find out more about what ucisa does, and how they can use their membership to gain greater insight into higher education including the strategic challenges and hot topics facing this unique sector. Anyone from a technology related business that is seeking to engage more effectively in the education sector will benefit from this event.

The programme will include:

  • Hot topics and challenges for the HE sector, including an update on the Educause 2020 Strategic Challenges facing HE?
  • An update from chair of ucisa Leadership Conference on our plans for 2020 and how technology suppliers can use the event to engage more effectively with the university sector
  • A deep dive session - Accessibility, the legislation, the challenges and what it means for the sector
  • A panel session of CIOs - What are the driving factors for technology related spending? - How to ensure you engage with the right person, at the right time. 
  • A panel session of Suppliers

We’d like to encourage all our members to attend and would be delighted to engage with both new and longstanding members.

The event will be run by ucisa for you, our corporate members and therefore we have set a the delegate price of £100 + VAT to cover admin and refreshment costs only. There are limited places, so we recommend booking early to secure your space on the event.

Speakers

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Deborah Green

CEO

ucisa

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Sally Bogg

Head of Service Management

Leeds Beckett University

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Adi Latif

Accessibility and Usability Consultant

AbilityNet

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Fiona Strawbridge

Head of Digital Education

University College London

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Mehmet Batmaz

Head of Infrastructure

Greenwich University

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Mehmet is the Head of Infrastructure at the University of Greenwich and a member of the UCISA London Group Committee. Mehmet provides leadership for the continued development and operations of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment throughout the University. After completing his BSc degree, Mehmet started his career as a Data Warehouse Analyst at a large Satellite Communications firm and joined the University five years later in 2008 where he held various roles before heading up the Infrastructure department.

Event Schedule

Thursday

10:00

Registration

with tea and coffee
10:30

Welcome

Deborah Green, ucisa CEO
10:45

Accessibility, the legislation, the challenges and what it means for the sector

Adi Latif, Accessibility Consultant, AbilityNet and Fiona Strawbridge, Head of Digital Education, University College London
11:15

Update on ucisa20

11:45

Hot topics and challenges facing Higher Education IT

12:30

Networking and lunch

13:30

CIO Panel session

Chaired by Deborah Green, CEO, ucisa

Liz Bailey, former Director of IT, University of Leicester
Mehmet Batmaz, Head of Infrastructure, University of Greenwich
Rob Moore, Interim Associate Director of Information Systems, Leeds Beckett University
Jim Nottingham, CIO, University of the Arts, London
Claire Priestley, Director of IT, City, University of London

14:30

Supplier panel session

15:30

Wrap up and close