Leveraging tech to elevate the student experience

On 15-16 June the 2nd Future EdTech will host institutional and IT leaders representing the higher ed industry at Inmarsat, London

At a time when the higher education sector is experiencing its most dynamic period of change to date, it’s even more imperative to capitalise on the importance of marrying up technology with the institution business needs and key strategic objectives.

No matter the charitable mission of institutions to educate, generating the revenue, enrolments and world-class research is critical to ensure their survival in this highly competitive market. Students expect a seamless and highly digital experience throughout their lifecycle of communication with the institution, which is critical for their choice of university. At the same time there is still hesitation from university staff in adopting, somewhat, basic technologies or even unwillingness to change. Topping this with limited budgets, any decision-making or tech investment can be slow procedure within institutions. Higher education is on the verge of a digital transformation that will re-shape it and re-define leaders and followers.

The second Future Ed Tech is the only event to bring together Institutional Leaders with technologists. 

The agenda reflects key issues the industry is currently faced with – based on hours of research with the community and support of world-leading Ovum analysts, including Ovum’s Director of Research and Analysis, Nicole Engelbert. Significant time to network and brainstorm is built-in to the conference to ensure you get the opportunity to interact with your peers, share thoughts, concerns and advice.

Key topics the Forum will be addressing are:

  • Digital disruption in education
  • Transforming institutional performance with meaningful use of data
  • Mobility in the university of the 21st century
  • Supporting the 21st-century skill development with technology
  • What does student success look like?
  • Rethinking technology in HE.

Who you can expect to meet with and learn from:

A shortlist of the experts who will be sharing insights and best practice includes;

  • Steve Olivier, Vice-Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Abertay University
  • Mike Mannion, Vice Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor research, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Prof Karen O’Brien, Vice-Principal (Education), King’s College London
  • Chris Cobb, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer, University of London
  • David Lefevre, Director of the Educational Technology Unit, Imperial College Business School
  • Gerrard Culley, Director of IT, University College Cork
  • Prof. Frank N. Coton, Vice-Principal (Academic and Educational Innovation), University of Glasgow
  • Rene Storgaard Madsen, CIO, University College of Northen Denmark
  • Samuel Massiah, CIO, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Neil Morris, Chair of Educational Technology, Innovation and Change, University of Leeds
  • David Deighton, Chief Enterprise Architect, University of Birmingham
  • Bart Rienties, Reader in Learning Analytics, Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University UK
  • Jonathan Monk, Deputy Director of IT – Infrastructure and Research Computing, Dundee University
  • Edmund Hewson, Director of Distance Learning, Leeds Beckett University
  • Prof Linda Creanor, Head of Blended Learning, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Dr Crispin Bloomfield, IT Business Partner for Education, Durham University.

Tickets are complimentary for representatives of HEIs.
You can book your ticket at futureedtech.com/free-pass-registration/

If you are a solution provider to education institutes please use code ETECH25 to claim your 25% discount here: futureedtech.com/registration/

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