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Jisc Networkshop takes on the big edtech issues

Annual conference for technical managers will tackle 2016's biggest education technology challenges

Posted by Hannah Oakman | January 11, 2016 | Events

The programme for the Networkshop 44 conference, taking place 22-24 March 2016 at the University of Manchester has just launched. 

Networkshop brings together managers, technical system and security specialists connected to Jisc’s Janet network, which is specifically for education and research.

Through presentations, workshops and discussions with peer’s attendees can find out about the current challenges, emerging trends and technological developments on the horizon for UK further and higher education.

The programme includes sessions illuminating how Jisc security experts respond to cybersecurity threats, how data centre capabilities are being expanded, and how engineers are getting ready for the emerging field of next-generation business intelligence.

Tim Kidd, executive director of Jisc technologies, said: “Networkshop has become an annual highlight for technical managers working in higher and further education. With content led by the attendees each year it is a conference that provides professional development and great value for those who attend. Everyone who makes the trip leaves the event with the latest knowledge and foresight for the year ahead.

“We’re looking forward to bringing together our community of world-leading technical experts to explore the brightest ideas and address the most pressing challenges. With a chance to speak to peers, hear from experts and meet vendors all in one place, it’s an opportunity which anyone working on the technical side of education really cannot afford to miss.”

During the event hear from Jisc’s own experts who will be joined by leading technologists, peers and practitioners from across the sector. Speakers include Arthur Clune, University of York, Jon Warbrick, University of Cambridge and Professor Rahim Tafazolli, University of Surrey.

There will be valuable talks giving examples of how technical managers can make meaningful contributions to the cost-cutting agenda by using the latest technologies and best practices to find efficiencies. Other topics to be explored in detail include 5G, trust and identity and open access.

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