ucisa20 will attract around 300 senior IT staff from across 100 HE and FE institutions. The Programme will include a range of high quality, stimulating speakers on a wide variety of topics, as well as University and Partner Case Studies. Following feedback from our members, we have changed the focus of the Conference to be on the Leadership of IT. We will be encouraging our CIO’s and IT Directors to use this event as an opportunity to bring along their senior management teams to explore how they might do things differently. Rather than theming our focus for this year’s sponsored sessions, we are taking on board your feedback, and that of our delegates by inviting companies to demonstrate their approach to any hot topic currently circulating the sector. These could include, but are not limited to:
- Learning analytics
- Using AI solutions in any part of the student journey
- Improving digital literacy
- Transforming the student learning experience
- Leveraging the cloud to reduce risks and improve agility
- Using AR and VR in teaching
- Managing the risks of GDPR
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Developing the workforce of the future
We would like to suggest that your presentation focuses on what your services, software or solutions may offer in support of these challenges, or any others you might identify.
Our members (your potential customers!) have indicated that the most effective and best received presentations are those given in conjunction with an institution that has implemented or is implementing one of your solutions. So, to ensure you achieve maximum benefit from your case study, please ensure that your presentation is customer led and benefits focused. To this end we would ask that you inform us, when you submit your proposal, which institution you are partnering with for your keynote/case study.
Please be aware that past feedback has clearly indicated that a direct sales pitch is likely to turn off your audience and leave you languishing behind your peers!
The deadline for proposals is Friday 6 December.