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Creating the foundation for a Digital Campus

University of Leeds

How the University of Leeds has started to make a £Multi-Million IT cost saving to enable a digital campus by moving to a scalable and high-performance managed Azure cloud solution, with the help of cloud and managed services provider, ANS Group. 



Kathy McCabe, Director of Information Services (CIO) at Heriot-Watt University


Digital Futures: Aligning our people and strategy
Robert Westcott, Director Information Technology, and Mike Johnson, Strategic Projects Director, Royal Holloway University of London
In this presentation, Royal Holloway will share how they are aligning people, purpose and strategy to achieve their Digital Futures ambition. As part of their transformation, Royal Holloway has been undertaking a significant programme of investment in technological platforms, people and partnerships. Key successes to date include the upgrade of core systems following a strategy of moving to Cloud/SaaS platforms, creating collaborative partnerships - internally and externally - and placing the right people with the right skills in the right role.


Creating better futures through digital transformation

Debra James, Project Officer at Coventry University and Charles Hardy, Education Client Partner for LinkedIn Learning

Information technology and an evolving digital agenda are critical to the future of Coventry University Group. Learn how the university partnered with LinkedIn Learning to deploy the online learning platform and by engaging departments, schools, staff and students, drove over 7,000 new users with future plans for expansion.

Debra is the Innovation and Community Development Officer of the Disruptive Media Learning Lab at Coventry University, working to actively engage academic communities in the adoption of new teaching resources to support student engagement.

Managing student recruitment and participation in DMLL initiatives, overseeing the coordination of events and activities hosted by the Lab, Debra seeks to connect likeminded people to create the best outcome for every scenario. Debra’s other interests include all things dance, fashion, and music. 


Trend Micro UK Ltd
Beneath The Surface (Cyber threats in Higher Education environments
Angus Macrae, Head of Cybersecurity, Kings College London
Angus will discuss designing a security operation based around consolidation and automation; and how this approach helps to address the increase in Threats (cyber), via automating key tasks and consolidating down to fewer and more integrated vendors set, as well as how this approach helps address the skills shortage.

Event Information
Event: UCISA19 Leadership Conference
Date: 27 March 2019   -   29 March 2019
Venue: Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Book by:  8 March 2019
Status: open
Hashtag: #ucisa19

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