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Pre conference sessions

Please note, attendance at these sessions do not include access to any part of UCISA16 Conference.  This requires separate registration which can be made here.

Softcat – Exchange  Room 1
Softcat  in partnership with VMware will taking universities through how VMware NSX enables Software Defined Data Centres

Softcat  in partnership with VMware will taking universities through how VMware NSX enables Software Defined Data Centres

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These sessions will comprise of 2 x 1 hour presentations.  The first will be introducing VMware NSX and how it can be used to deploy automated, mobile and secure data centre platforms.  The second session will be delivered by VMware NSX integration partners who will talk about their capability to extend and complement VMware NSX with third party functionality.  This will be followed by a Q&A session and refreshments.

As there is limited space in the venue, Softcat are running a registration portal to ensure those interested are guaranteed a seat.  Registration portal below:

UNIT4 - Exchange  Room 2&3
Student Management – the Digital Revolution
Nick Gibson, International Sales Director, Unit4

Unit4 are proud to be hosting a pre-conference session on the morning of 16th March from 10am, focused on the latest trend in HE technology: Student Management - the Digital Revolution.


See a live demonstration of the next generation Student Management solution and hear how Unit4, the UK's leading supplier of HE administration systems, will deliver the first comprehensive digital student information system (SIS) in over a decade.


The new solution will change the way education institutions attract, manage and support students throughout their lifecycle. Unit4 Student Management is a completely new, built from scratch digital solution combining the latest technology with 30 years' experience working with over 1000 education institutions globally.


Gartner analyst Terri-Lynn B. Thayer has praised the new solution, calling it a strong contender within the next-generation SIS market:


"Unit4 could become the first vendor to market with a comprehensive cloud-delivered ERP system for higher education. Unit4 would then be able to contend with Workday and take away market share from legacy players such as Campus Management, Ellucian, Jenzabar, Oracle and Tribal Group."


Specifically, Unit4 Student Management can help institutions:

  • Improve the faculty, staff and student experience
  • Gain a 360-degree view of students and constituents by making CRM available to everyone in the institution
  • Analyse their data with built-in analytics, enabling every administrative user to easily pull and analyse information on key institutional or departmental metrics
  • Provide unlimited program enrolment flexibility, meaning institutions are no longer tethered to just term-driven enrolment
  • Implement quicker and easier than competitive systems so resources go towards institutional excellence, not systems upkeep


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Group: Annual Conference Organising Group (ACOG)

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