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UCISA London November meeting 

UCISA London Group 

22 November 2017
Queen Mary University of London


The meeting of the UCISA London Group, supported by LMN, will be held in the afternoon of 22 November 2017 at Queen Mary University of London and is open to representatives of London-based UCISA member institutions.

Rather than have one theme, the meeting will cover a variety of topics.

The meeting will be of interest to IT Directors and network managers from FE and HE institutions in London, amongst others.

The event is open to staff from all Full member institutions to attend but booking is required.

Timings will be:


Registration and networking lunch

1325   Welcome
Rhys Davies, CIO, Queen Mary, University of London
1330   Changes to information security practice at Middlesex University London
Paula Vickers, Director Computing and Communications Systems Service, Middlesex University

A journey to cloud document management
Ben Henderson, Core Applications Manager, London Metropolitan University (sponsored by

In this session, Ben Henderson, Core Applications Manager at the London Metropolitan University, will discuss the legacy challenges the University faced when evaluating their digital transformation strategy and the benefits they required from a solution.

Ben will share the status of their implementation to date as well as some key learnings and benefits already realised. As we all know though nothing stays static and the London Met is already considering what comes next on their transformation roadmap.        

1430   Networking break



Facilitated discussion session on staff shared folders, user drives, and remote access
Bernard Aghedo, Liaison Officer, UCISA London Group

This will be a facilitated discussion session on whether institutions that have embraced Cloud storage technologies (Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, etc.) are continuing to use local shared folders and user drives for both staff and students. The interactive session will seek to tease out the thinking, objectives or drivers for the move to Cloud storage, how this fits with the overall institutional IT strategy, implications for BYOD, remote access and much more.


Moving to a fully hosted cloud telephone system
Roberto Volo, Director of IT, Kingston and Sutton Educational Partnership

A session describing the journey from 2 old on-site analogue system to a fully hosted VOIP solution, covering the reasons for moving to a different model of delivery, challenges of the one year project, the lessons learnt along the way, and what is still to do.

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Event Information
Event: UCISA London November meeting
Date: 22 November 2017
Venue: Queen Mary University of London
Book by:  22 November 2017
Status: open

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