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LMN AGM and UCISA London meeting 

   UCISA London Group 

18 April 2018
Woburn House, London


The meeting of the UCISA London Group, supported by LMN, will be held in the afternoon of 18 April 2018, at Woburn House, Tavistock Place, 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 London based institutions.  It is free to attend but booking is required.  

Timings will be:

1100   Registration for LMN AGM with refreshments
1130    LMN AGM 

Registration for afternoon and lunch

1315   Introductions from colleagues 
1330   Building and using ChatBots to lessen the load

Chris Dixon, Head of IT Partnering and Innovation, Lancaster University 


Chatbots offer the tantalising possibility that we could remote repetitive tasks and responses, freeing up staff and engaging with students in new ways.

This session will demonstrate some practical examples from Lancaster University and discuss how the approach might be scaled to other potential applications.


[PDF] presentation


UCISA UK HE Capability Model 
Ian Anderson, Lead Business Analyst, Coventry University

A UCISA EA Community of Practice project group has created a generic capability model for the UK HE sector.  The purpose of the model was to undertake the ground work for all HEI’s so that they could quickly adapt the model to meet their needs assisting with planning, change, data mgt etc.  The presentation will give an overview of the structure and uses of the model.

[PDF] presentation

1430   Refreshments



How Dropbox is helping universities speed up the research process
Tiago Branco, Neuroscientist, UCL 

Since moving to the cloud, neuroscientist Tiago Branco and his research team from UCL, are achieving in three years what previously would have taken five. In this session he explains how working with IT to create a cloud model has helped speed up UCL’s research process.

[PDF] presentation


Diversity in IT
Claire Priestley, Director, IT Services, City, University of London 

CIO +1 is a series of events designed to improve diversity in IT

[PDF] presentation

1600    Drinks reception


Event Information
Event: LMN AGM and UCISA London meeting
Date: 18 April 2018
Venue: Woburn House, London
Book by:  11 April 2018
Status: open

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