The next-gen university: rethinking higher education and the future of learning

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Virtual Roundtable

Wednesday, November 10th, 10:30 AEDT

Higher education leaders in ANZ are invited to join this virtual roundtable on ‘The next-gen university: rethinking higher education and the future of learning’. It is a great opportunity to learn more about strategies for a learn-from-anywhere world, catering to new mandates for cybersecurity protection, and the role of technology to enable productivity & cost optimisation.

The session will start with an exploration of emerging best practices for developing student and faculty experiences and the rise of ‘snackable’ learning. Attendees will then examine how tech advances are helping higher education reverse financial losses and drive change.

An expert moderator will guide the knowledge-sharing event, stimulating discussion between attendees in a closed, confidential environment. Attendance is by invitation only and complimentary. Registration is limited to a certain number of guests per event.


The next-gen university: rethinking higher education and the future of learning

The advent of ‘the global classroom’ has resulted in dramatic changes not just to student behaviour, but to strategies used by teaching institutions as well—with technology playing a pivotal role. Various tools have made it possible to adapt the educational experience for an increasingly distributed campus.

Not without its challenges, this new school of learning must face cybersecurity threats, increasing competition, and the demands of cloud optimisation. Leaders now look to various solutions that can help them create the best digital workplace while securing resources and driving faculty-student engagement.

  • What are the best mechanisms to protect the academia from ransomware, cyberattacks and exposure?
  • How are universities adapting their models to suit student learning styles and anticipating needs by offering personalised experiences?
  • What tools can help offset the financial consequences of the global pandemic and loss from a reduction in international students?

Attended by:

CIO at Catholic Education
Deputy CIO of Strategic Planning Architecture at University of Technology Sydney
Head of Cyber Security Strategy & Governance (Acting) at UNSW
Director & Clinical Associate Professor at University of Sydney
Director of Student Employability at The University of Queensland
Director, IT advisory Board at Deankin University
Deputy Director of Postgraduate Cybersecurity Education at Deakin University

For insight on this event, photos and guest interactions, see our post on LinkedIn.

10:30 am: Ortus Master of Ceremonies to make introductions
10:35 am: Short introduction from Unisys
10:55 am: Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group
11:45 am: End of session

Hosted by Unisys

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Leon Sayers - moderator


Director of Advisory | Unisys

Leon Sayers is the Director of Advisory at Unisys APAC. Leon specialises in Digital Transformation, Hybrid/Multi Cloud, Digital Workspace, ITSM, Operational Intelligence, Application Modernisation and Automation.

Based in Melbourne, Leon draws on a background spanning more than 20 years in ICT. His particular area of focus is helping organisations in their transformation journey, turning strategy into reality.

As the Director Advisory in the development of Digital Transformation projects, Leon has developed deep, first-hand insight into how organisations can leverage technology to achieve improved efficiencies, employee cultural change, enhanced productivity and performance.

Leon has a passion for taking an organisation change management approach that spans people, processes and technology. He understands that a person’s age, knowledge and experience can influence how they consume information and respond to different training models.

Leon has personally worked on large scale transformation projects in Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the US.

Leon’s previous roles cover Government, Finance, Service Providers and Enterprise. He has broad ICT experience ranging from CEO, CTO, CIO, IT Manager, Consultant, Trainer and Engineer and this experience gives Leon an ability to have an end-to-end view of problems and solutions from both a technical and business perspective.

Leon has engaged in projects with companies such as Microsoft, RackSpace, Macquarie Telecom, NSW Government, VicRoads, and Singtel.

Prior to joining the Unisys team, Leon ran his own consultancy practice for 13 years with clients across a number of major systems integrators. He was a trainer in a wide range of technologies, helping to shape his thinking around the need for an organisational change management approach to rolling out digital transformation.

Event Detail

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 10:30
Australia, New Zealand

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