The 5th Annual University IT Service Strategy & Challenges conference will address the need to bring together examples of best practice from Australasia, internationally and out of sector to share knowledge, networking and practical strategies for success.
Hear insights on key issues including:
- How to align service models with business strategy
- Practical strategies to achieve service quality excellence
- Enhancing soft skills & understanding your customer
- Proactively managing information security & risk
DVCs, C-level, Directors, Managers from tertiary education with responsibility for:
- IT service
- Service delivery
- Client services/support
- Service desk
- Technology service performance
- eLearning systems
- Relationship management
- Knowledge management
Attend to learn:
- Align service models with business strategy
- Achieve service quality excellence
- Enhance soft skills & understanding your customer
- Proactively manage information security & risk
University of Tasmania
Jeff has been the Chief Information Officer with the University of Tasmania, since March 2012.
His early career was with in Police, Health and software and he later held CIO roles at Edith Cowan and Glasgow Caledonian Universities. Jeff is a Director of the Australian Academic Research Network and is Chair of the National Advisory Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Business Degree from the Curtin University and a Masters Degree from the University of Western Australia.
In 2017, his team has won six state and national awards for their services and projects and Jeff is ranked 11th in the top 50 Australian CIO’s.
Charles Sturt University
Director of Infrastructure and Client Services. Formerly, held positions of Director, Customer Services Management, Acting
Director of Operations, Manager of Technology Integration, Manager of Technology Support Services, and Team Leader Desktop Services, all within CSU.
Over 35 years’ experience in the Information and Communication Technology Industry with the last 17 years in the tertiary education sector, comprising several different appointments within and external to CSU.
Current portfolio includes three domains, namely Systems, Client Services and CSU Computer shop. Responsible for IT Service Desk operations, Personal Computing and Printing services, Audio Visual and Video Conferencing Services, Network Technologies, (Core and Edge), Telephony, (including mobile), Systems Infrastructure including Data Centre Management, Unix and Windows server eco systems, Storage and data base management. Procurement, delivery and disposal of all IT equipment to the University through our virtual computer Shop.
Particular interest in ICT strategy and its alignment with teaching and learning services, Audio Visual and video conference services,
server and storage infrastructure services, and continued service quality improvement. Strong people leadership capabilities.
Self-confessed Rugby tragic and supporter of Wallabies and Bulldog rugby.
Platinum Sponsor: ManageEngine
As the IT management division of Zoho Corporation, ManageEngine prioritizes flexible solutions that work for all businesses, regardless of size or budget.
ManageEngine crafts comprehensive IT management software with a focus on making your job easier.
With our 90+ products and free tools cover everything your IT needs, you can take complete control of your IT infrastructure and services—both on-premises and in the cloud—to bring out the best in students, staff, and faculty alike.
Wifi Sponsor: Ruckus Networks
Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS Company, is redefining connectivity around the globe. We innovate across wireless and wired technologies to meet industry-specific network requirements, even in the most demanding use cases. Our high- performance network infrastructure provides secure, reliable access to applications and services, no matter how tough the environment.
Founded in June 2004, Ruckus quickly became known as a wireless technology innovator. Ruckus pioneered the industry’s first adaptive antenna technology to overcome RF interference on Wi-Fi networks – followed by industry-first 802.11n, 802.11ac and 802.11ax products.
Today we offer a complete line of secure network infrastructure including Wi-Fi Access Points, Network Controllers, Wired Ethernet Switching, Network Access Security, IoT solutions, Open-G in-building cellular solutions, Wi-Fi based analytics, Network management software, services and support.
Our operations spread across 150 countries, with more than 100,000 end customers through more than 8000 partners. We have more than 200 networks service provider customers across the globe and more than 40% of our staff are in engineering and spread across 7 different R&D centers all over the world.
When connectivity really matters, Ruckus Networks has you covered. And that means the world’s leading enterprises and organizations can deliver awesome customer experiences to their end users while making it simpler for IT staff to manage and operate the network.
ServiceNow was founded on a very simple idea: that work should be easier. That getting simple stuff done shouldn’t be so hard and complex stuff should be manageable. We started with IT – creating a System of Action to streamline and automate unstructured work, eliminating the back and forth emails, phone calls, and manual processes that waste time, money, and sap productivity.
Today, your entire enterprise – HR, customer service, security, and beyond—can tap into the power of the Now Platform™ to create a better experience for employees, users, and customers, and transform the way work is done.
ServiceNow makes work, work better for people. Our cloud-based platform and solutions deliver digital experiences that help people do their best work. For more information, visit: servicenow.com.
Tingle Tree provides consulting services to education organisations across the platforms of digital transformation, service improvement, cost optimisation and customer-centric thinking. Our clients and research partners span members of the Group of 8, TAFEs, the ATN and Regional Universities Network and include The University of Melbourne, Holmesglen, Swinburne University, UQ and CQU to name a few. We understand education sector challenges, and the outcomes we deliver reflect that. For your organisation, we have the ideas and tools to define your digital strategy, uplift student engagement, improve sentiment, reduce call volumes, reduce wait times and reduce cost to serve. Importantly, our commitment to the sector is demonstrated through our research and teaching interests with USQ and RMIT where we collaborate on the topics of next generation customer service models and the future of work.
Rimini Street (Nasdaq: RMNI) is the global leader in providing third-party enterprise software support services to over 1,600 active clients. We enable licensees of Oracle, SAP, IBM, Microsoft and other enterprise software to enjoy ultra-responsive support, save up to 90 percent on total support costs and free up funds to drive innovation.
D2L believes learning is the foundation upon which all progress and achievement rests. Working closely with organisations globally, D2L has transformed the way millions of people learn online and in the classroom. Our Brightspace platform makes learning easy, flexible and smart. Brightspace is not like a traditional Learning Management System (LMS) ¾ it is easy to create engaging courses and content, integrate video, personalise learning, capture and share expertise across the organisation, and supports all mobile devices. Plus, Brightspace enables the future of learning with adaptive learning, intelligent agents, course interactives, full support for competency-based learning and world-leading learning analytics. Our clients report improved productivity, performance growth, lower turnover of employees, greater engagement and ultimately better business outcomes. Learn more about D2L for schools, higher education and businesses at www.D2L.com.
Micro Focus is a leading global enterprise software company uniquely positioned to help customers extend existing investments while embracing new technologies in a world of Hybrid IT. Providing customers with a world-class portfolio of enterprise-grade scalable solutions with analytics built-in, Micro Focus delivers customer-centred innovation across DevOps, Hybrid IT Management, Security, Data Management and Predictive Analytics. For more information visit www.microfocus.com
SoftBank Robotics China
SoftBank Robotics is driving technology forward by becoming a worldwide leader in robotics solutions, with offices in Paris, Tokyo, San Francisco, Boston and Shanghai.
We design and produce kindly and interactive humanoid robots. We believe in a future where humanoid robots will assist humans in their day-to-day lives, in their family lives, in their leisure activities and in their work.
Our goal right from the beginning has been to make robots accessible to everyone, the aim being that they will become our daily companions.
Leader in the humanoid robotics market, we offer robots who assist professionals from the worlds of education, research, health, distribution and tourism, as well as helping families and private individuals. We designed our first robot, NAO, in 2006. As a prime example of this amazing pioneering adventure, almost 9,000 NAOs are currently in use throughout the world, with particular success in the fields of research and education.
In 2009, we launched the ROMEO project in collaboration with research laboratories and institutions, with the goal of intensifying our research into assistance aimed at people facing a loss of autonomy. We launched in 2014 the first personal emotional robot: Pepper.
SoftBank Robotics (SoftBank Group) currently represents more than 500 employees, with offices in France, Japan, United States and China. Our ambition was fulfilled this year when Pepper was made available to Japanese consumers.
Pacen Corp specialises in the distribution of Service Desk and Asset Management solutions throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region. For more than twenty years, we have distributed our products directly to corporate, government, education, and non-for-profit organisations. We offer qualified practitioners in Change Management, Incident Management, Service Desk and ITIL “Best Practice” processes and procedures.
Partnering with global leaders in enterprise management, including BMC Software, EasyVista, ISL Online, Device42 and NeuxPower, we offer an extensive range of software related products and services designed to swiftly accommodate for the specific needs of our clients, and offer ongoing support throughout all stages of the product lifecycle.
We strive for a competitive advantage by creating a working environment that reflects such familial qualities as teamwork and the commitment to a common goal through a distinct emphasis on communication and specialisation. Benefits to business productivity and user experience are why organisations from the high end of town, government and emerging enterprise – organisations such as Charles Darwin University, BHP Billiton, Department of Defence, Guide Dogs Australia, Panasonic, and Moreland City Council – value the experience and expertise we bring to the table.
About Priava’s Technology
Priava is a cloud-based and centralised venue and event management system aimed at venues of all sizes. With its familiar and easy-to-use web interface, the software requires minimal training, yet its powerful functionality supports users at every stage of the event management process – from capturing the initial enquiry to coordinating logistics and producing invoices and reports.
Key modules that form part of Priava’s software include; CRM, Events & Bookings, Catering & Inventory, Online Bookings and Advanced Permissions. Priava also offers a REST API which allows customers to sync information with 3rd party systems including accounting packages, marketing systems and more.
Cloud software is being rapidly adopted by the venue and event management industry who demand fast, reliable and secure access to key information, at any time and from anywhere.
Priava is the World’s leading cloud-based venue management software company that specializes in delivering venue and event management solutions using the SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) business model to a wide portfolio of niche markets in the venue and events sector. With offices in New York, London, Sydney and Christchurch, the company supports a diverse range of venues across the globe from single venues through to 100+ multi-site operations.
Ivanti unifies IT and Security Operations to better manage and secure the digital workplace. From PCs to mobile devices, VDI, and the data center, Ivanti discovers IT assets on-premises and in the cloud, improves IT service delivery, and reduces risk with insights and automation. The company also helps organizations leverage modern technology in the warehouse and across the supply chain to improve delivery without modifying backend systems. Ivanti is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has offices all over the world. For more information, visit http://www.ivanti.com.au/ and follow @GoIvanti.
What People Are Saying
“A rare opportunity to network with genuine peers who are willing to share their stories, warts and all!”Flinders University & Attendee at ITS in Higher Education Conference 2017
Date: 9 Nov 2018 By: Ash Natesh
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Date: 1 Aug 2018 By: Patricia McMillan
If you’re leading a digital transformation program or any kind of change, you know that one of the first things you need to do is gain support for the idea. You need to get a critical mass of key people to recognise that there’s a need to do things differently. John Kotter, author of Leading Change, …
Date: 14 Jun 2018 By: Criterion Content Team
Improving the service quality across IT in universities is both a massive priority and infinitely easier said than done. There is no doubt that the industry features some truly brilliant people, working on some exceedingly clever and innovative projects. At the same time, however, the Michelin Man would be sweating in his sleep at the …
Date: 14 Jun 2018 By: Criterion Content Team
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Regional Universities Network
The members of the Regional Universities Network deliver educational programs across regional Australia, the nation and internationally to over 110,000 students each year, including over 45,000 students studying externally.
Our members all have their headquarters in regional cities or towns and play a vital role in the development of their regional economies and communities.
We unlock the creativity, talent and potential of regional communities by making higher education fully accessible and achievable, enrolling higher concentrations of low socio-economic and Indigenous students than metropolitan universities.
We produce, retain and attract a broad range of qualified professionals needed for regional development and economic diversification and growth. We ensure a steady supply of teachers, nurses, allied health professionals, social workers and environmental scientists to underpin essential services in our regions.
We are actively building partnerships with TAFE and other training providers to enhance educational access and develop innovative models for meeting regional skill needs.
We train over 2,600 higher degree by research candidates each year and conduct world standard research that matters to regional communities, across a range of fields including: education; rural and remote health; sustainable business development; regional development; climate change adaptation; environment, plant and water sciences; agricultural and resource economics; geoscience; genetics and animal science.
We are leading the creation of regional knowledge hubs and technology parks, providing local access to infrastructure, technologies, research, knowledge and skills and stimulating start-up and growth of new businesses.
We play a lead role in enriching the social, cultural and environmental quality of life in regional Australia.
By strengthening regional Australia, our member universities help drive national success.