In this session Jamie Anderson will focus on creative thinking as a key skill for IT professionals in HE. The session will be highly interactive, and participants will have an opportunity to reflect upon their own creative potential, as well as receive practical guidelines on how to increase the level of creativity and innovation amongst their HE colleagues.
Jamie Anderson is Professor of Strategic Management at Antwerp Management School, and Visiting Professor at London Business School. Jamie has been named as a management guru by the Financial Times, and mentioned as one of the world’s top 25 management thinkers by the journal Business Strategy Review, alongside internationally renowned thought leaders such as Gary Hamel, Philip Kotler and Henry Mintzberg. His research and teaching focuses on strategy, innovation and corporate renewal, but he is just as likely to talk about Madonna, Picasso or Damien Hirst as he is to discuss Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg or Jimmy Wales. Jamie’s articles have appeared in publications such as California Management Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, The Economist and Wall Street Journal, and he has appeared as a business commentator on BBC World, CNBC and CNN.
Hilary Baker is the Vice President for Information Technology and CIO at California State University in Northridge, California. She previously worked at the Getty Museum, was CIO at Pepperdine University, and faculty for the EDUCAUSE Leadership Institute. Baker earned her MA from UCLA and BSc from the University of Birmingham.
Are you misunderstanding Digital Transformation?
Many organisations are undertaking programs of digital transformation. But what exactly is digital transformation? For that matter, what exactly is digital or what does it mean to have a digital strategy? In his talk Paul will show how digital transformation is about more than implementing a set of technologies.
Paul Boag is the author of Digital Adaptation and specialist in digital transformation. He has worked with over 30 higher education institutions helping them form and put in place their digital strategy. He speaks internationally on digital transformation. Advising organisations such as the BBC, European Commission and Doctors without borders.
The vibrant future for Jisc
Digital for Higher Education is vital now, more than ever and Jisc intends to be there helping institutions prosper through technology, while continuing to provide the vital underpinnings we do today, despite battling the headwinds of changing funding, changing subscription. Paul Feldman, Jisc’s new CEO will lay out his thoughts for this exciting future for Jisc so it remains your technology partner.
Paul Feldman is the Chief Executive of Jisc. Before joining Jisc, Paul was an executive partner at Gartner UK. He has spent over 20 years in a number of financial service organisations, both in IT and business roles. Paul also worked in knowledge based IT companies including Thomson Reuters Legal UK and the Intellectual Property Office.
Learning in Limbo
In the days before the internet and mobile phones, when the Telex was a sophisticated form of communication, I disappeared into a black hole of captivity in the chaos of the Lebanese Civil War. It was 1986, but it often seemed as though I’d travelled back in time to the Dark Ages. Yet, for all the terror, physical discomfort and lack of news or entertainment, this was a time of profound learning; about myself, my fellow hostages and those men holding us.
John McCarthy is a writer and broadcaster. In 1986, he was abducted in Lebanon and held hostage for over five years, an experience explored in the book Some Other Rainbow (co-written with Jill Morrell). Other books include 'Between Extremes and You Can't Hide the Sun: A Journey through Palestine' John has worked in television for the BBC, ITV, Sky Arts and Al Jazeera, and on radio for the BBC.
Universities: central to society so now what?
We are used to discussions about our contribution to learning and teaching, to research and to societal engagement and impact. However, recent press coverage had has tackled much broader aspects of universities including freedom of speech, student behaviour, equalities and diversity, devolution/place, social mobility, immigration and intellectual property. What should the university staff response be?
David Sweeney is Director (Research, Education and Knowledge Exchange). In this role he is responsible for research policy and funding (including the Research Excellence Framework), knowledge exchange and health policy. A statistician, David was Director of Information Services at Royal Holloway and Chair of UCISA. He became Vice-Principal (Communications, Enterprise and Research) in 2004 then joined HEFCE in 2008.