25th & 26th February 2020

Event Agenda Day 2

Event Agenda

08:00 - 08:15

Coffee & Networking Break

Coffee & Networking Break

08:15 - 08:35

Stephen Avery, Chief Financial Officer
Stephen Avery
Chief Financial Officer
Royal Holloway University

Financial Sustainability

How do we ensure a financially sustainable Higher Education institution?

The key to ensuring a financially sustainable institution is:

  • To prepare multiyear financial plans (i.e. over 5-10 year periods)
  • Balancing income and expenditure
  • Capital plans
  • Secure cash flow
  • To agree with key stakeholders a small range of plausible scenarios (generally two or three) and stress test the plans under each scenario, identifying the actions to be taken under each scenario in order to ensure sustainability.
  • Ensure transparency of key assumptions – and clear ownership and accountability through other non-finance colleagues
  • Establish a culture of supportive accountability and pre agreed action planning to respond to downside scenarios
  • Avoid heroic growth assumptions
  • Ensure key assumptions stack up

08:35 - 08:55

Crispin Bloomfield, Director of Operations
Crispin Bloomfield
Director of Operations
Durham University

An approach to the Intelligent Campus

In our universities, technological convergence is driving a new wave of capabilities to offer our students and staff new services that could add value. Taking advantage of these opportunities will be beneficial but presents challenges too. The journey towards more intelligent campuses will require a level of discussion and strategic coordination that needs baking in to the plans being made today. Will investment in smart technologies deliver benefits for HEIs as they have for big businesses?

08:55 - 09:15

Sonja Browning-Page, Director of ICT
Sonja Browning-Page
Director of ICT
Imperial College London

Lost in Digital Translation

With IT transformation ever evolving, it is vital that the culture within universities changes alongside these advancements. It is important not to get ‘lost in digital translation’. Instead, take a step back and focus on changing the operating model.

They key areas of this session will include:

  • Organising yourself for delivering business aligned services
  • Moving towards a product model that has service ownership from solution through to operational running in one service pack
  • Looking at the different skill sets that your team need to move to a more product-oriented model whilst filling skill gap shortages
  • Making sure your operating model and organisation structure is aligned to services that the organisation would understand

09:15 - 09:35

Daniel Smale, Head of IT
Daniel Smale
Head of IT
University of Gloucestershire

Poacher Turned Gamekeeper: why cultural change is the most important component of cyber security for HE

“A certificate is never going to stop an attacker” is more than just a punchy tagline for senior management, it represents the cat-and-mouse game that information security professionals play daily, working hard to keep the information triad of confidentiality, integrity and accessibility balanced.

Dan Smale, having spent more than 10 years at GCHQ, and now the Head of IT at the University of Gloucestershire, reviews the motives of attackers, the changing attack surface, our common mitigations, and explores the importance of making cultural changes in organisations.

09:35 - 09:55

Solution Provider Case Study

10:00 - 10:20

Solution Provider Case Study - Stream 1/2/3/4

10:20 - 10:55

Efficiency Brunch

Topic led roundtables around efficiency challenges in your organisation

Efficiency Brunch

11:00 - 12:00

Business Meetings

Business Meetings

12:00 - 12:20

Kathryn Woods, Director of Student Experience
Kathryn Woods
Director of Student Experience
University of Warwick

Putting the Tutoring Back into Personal Tutoring

Personal tutoring is one of the most important aspects of the student learning experience and there is a lot that students can learn. This session will explore the value of understanding personal tutoring as a form of teaching and learning and as a key academic support structure, rather than just an administrative or personal support mechanism. Through various interactive activities it will also explore how personal tutoring can be used to support student’s academic progress, personal development, wellbeing, employability, and the development of the wider learning community. Part of the session will also explore ways of effectively supporting personal tutors.

12:20 - 12:40

Dieter Kraftner, Chief Digital and Information Officer
Dieter Kraftner
Chief Digital and Information Officer
Anglia Ruskin University

Transforming Collaboration Using Office 365

Digital transformation is not just about customer (or student) experience but also about changing our workplace and how we communicate and collaborate within our organisations.

This presentation discusses how ARU use the power of Office 365 to transform communication, collaboration, knowledge and document sharing (any time, any place and on any device) as part of a university wide programme moving away from traditional email, desk phones, meetings, networked file storage, stand-alone intranets and... paper.

12:40 - 13:00

Anne Carlisle, Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive
Anne Carlisle
Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive
Falmouth University

Doing it for Real - future skills for the future economy

Falmouth University is disrupting traditional models of higher education. In this presentation, Professor Anne Carlisle OBE will talk about the need to transition from current methods of teaching towards transdisciplinary models of learning that help students develop essential team-working and problem-solving capabilities.

The presentation will also explore how the University is partnering with industry to help solve real-world challenges whilst simultaneously providing students with the creative and entrepreneurial skills they need for the workplaces of the future. The presentation will include an introduction to Launchpad, the University’s award-winning business incubation programme, which epitomises this approach.

13:00 - 13:10

Chair’s closing remarks

13:10 - 13:25

Coffee & Networking Break

Coffee & Networking Break

13:10 - 14:10