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Pre conference sessions


Amazon Web Services



Lowther - 1000 – 1300


You’re invited to join Coventry University, University of East London and others for an interactive workshop on Advancing Higher Education to the Cloud, hosted by the conference’s primary sponsor, Amazon Web Services.


In this pre-conference session find out how three Higher Education leaders are setting out to transform the culture and technology of their organisations. They are all at very different stages on this journey and will share their experiences to date about how they instigated and accelerated cloud adoption.


The AWS team will also show you the tools they use to help customers define a cloud strategy, in order to build consensus around goals and outcomes with all stakeholders. You’ll take away a wide range of perspectives on moving to the cloud, and shown how to take your organisation’s culture and technology to its next iteration.


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Lammermuir 1 - 1100 – 1200


Paul Feldman, Jisc’s chief executive, will provide an update on Jisc’s plans for the future and talk about some of the key highlights and achievements of the last year.





Mentieth 1000 - 1200


You’re invite to join Anglia Ruskin University, University of Bristol & Edinburgh Napier University for an interactive workshop on Leaping Architectures and Modernising Software Delivery, hosted by Higher Education software delivery specialists, Infuse.

In this pre-conference session, the speakers from three Universities around the country will present case studies on the processes employed to streamline and accelerate their software delivery for digital transformations within their organization, and leapfrog their architectures.

The topics that will be covered are as follows;

  • Delivering essential business benefit through Test Automation – Learn how University of Bristol turned months of testing into minutes
  • Origami and Architecture at Anglia Ruskin University - Learn how Anglia Ruskin University are leapfrogging 10-years of architecture and readying themselves for enablement on AI and ML through event streaming
  • Using Capability Models to build a DevOps journey – Learn how Edinburgh Napier University are using capability models to build the transformation journey to DevOps


Presentations worked in collaboration with and approved by;’

Dieter Kraftner, CIO, Anglia Ruskin University
Nigel Summer, Former Test Manager SLSP Programme , University of Bristol
James Blair,  Head of Application Systems Group, Edinburgh Napier University

Peter Elger: Infuse Chief Architect & Fourtheorem founder

Ian Bisset: Infuse Technical Director

Nick Burt: Infuse Marketing Manager

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