Business transformation is an ongoing journey within Australian universities. With the government’s ongoing funding cuts and movement towards the deregulation of tertiary education, universities are needing to let go of traditional processes and become more competitive and commercially minded.
With a focus on achieving efficiencies, improving service delivery and driving effective change management, the 'Business Improvement in Universities' conference will showcase leading case-studies and implementable strategies which will put Australian universities amongst the world’s top rated education institutions.
This conference will focus on:
- Aligning business strategies with university vision
- Streamlining processes & optimising resources
- Balancing user-expectations with outcomes
- Improving stakeholder engagement & communication
- Measuring project outcomes & ensuring return on investments
- Delivering the highest quality service experience to the customer
Who will attend?
Senior university executives, directors, managers & representatives with responsibility for:
- Business Transformation
- Business Process Improvement
- Strategy, Planning & Performance
- HR & Administration
- Finance & Operations
- IT & Digital Services
- Service Delivery
- Organisational Change
Attend to learn:
Align & implement business strategies alongside university vision
Manage constant & evolving change across your organisation
Streamline processes & optimise resources
Measure outcomes & ensure return on investments
University of Tasmania
Professor Rathjen studied as an undergraduate in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Adelaide. As a 1985 Rhodes Scholar, he undertook a DPhil at Oxford University, studying mobile genetic elements in yeast and mammals.
Professor Peter Rathjen has been the Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Tasmania since March 2011. During this period, he has been instrumental in positioning the University as a driver of socio-economic prosperity in Tasmania, including through the creation of vibrant new University precincts and facilities within the CBDs of Hobart, Launceston and Burnie.
Prior to taking up this position in March 2011, Professor Rathjen was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Melbourne, where he also held the position of Dean of Science from 2006. Before joining the University of Melbourne, he was Executive Dean, Faculty of Sciences, at the University of Adelaide.
Peter Rathjen is a Board member of the Australian Science Media Centre and is a patron of the Australian Institute of Policy and Science Tall Poppy Campaign.
Andrew Walters is the Vice-President, Finance and Operations, at the University of New South Wales, having commenced in August 2015. His key responsibilities in the portfolio are finance, information and digital technology, facilities management, internal audit and campus life and community engagement.
Prior to this appointment Andrew was Chief Financial Officer at Deakin University in Victoria for 9 years. He was responsible for the effective management of finance, investments, and enterprise projects at Deakin University.
Prior to Deakin, Andrew was the Group Finance Director of a publicly listed holding company with a diverse set of investments and was responsible for restoring profitability and investor confidence. He has extensive experience in the mining industry as Chief Financial Officer of the Botswana operations of diamond mining company DeBeers.
Andrew holds degrees in commerce and accounting and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He has extensive experience operating on boards of directors both in an executive and non-executive capacity across a large range of businesses. He is currently a UNSW representative director on the UNSW Global Ltd Board.
The Division of Finance and Operations was established in January 2009. Key responsibilities in the portfolio are Finance, UNSW IT, Facilities Management, Internal Audit, Campus Life and Community Engagement.
University of Waterloo Canada
Dr. Marilyn Thompson is Associate Provost, Human Resources at the University of Waterloo where she oversees the administration and long-term planning of all human resources, organizational and human development, and compensation activities and programs across the University. She provides vision for university-wide initiatives and human resources leadership, and plays a key role in strategic planning and decisions that will enable success through people. Before joining the university, Marilyn held executive and senior leadership positions within healthcare, government, and the private sector. Marilyn is a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for contributions to the communities of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Major Sponsor: Adobe
Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences and with its integrated platform of cloud-based solutions, Adobe enables higher education institutions to deliver standout digital experiences that drive academic and administrative excellence. Create rich interactive content for web, mobile, video, print and more with Adobe Creative Cloud. Streamline document workflows and business processes with Adobe Document Cloud. Measure and refine content for maximum impact with Adobe Marketing Cloud.
By giving students, faculty and staff everything they need to make, manage and optimize digital content, they can improve recruiting, engage students in learning, empower students to succeed in the innovation economy and achieve operational efficiency and financial health.
With over twenty years experience in working with educational and research institutions, ECLEVA is uniquely qualified to provide insights, guidance and implementation services to ensure that your existing and new business solutions enable your institution’s strategic and operational goals.
ECLEVA provides consulting, technology solutions and support services to institutions. ECLEVA also has a suite of pre-configured end to end solutions called EduRe that enable institutions to manage all the phases of their student and commercial lifecycles. EduRe can be easily customised to the individual needs of the institution. It delivers an improved student experience and assists institutions in developing alternate funding sources, while providing fast time to value, flexibility and seamless integration with SMS and ERP systems.
For more information refer to our website http://education.ecleva.com/
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What People Are Saying
“It has been some time since I walked away from a conference so energised and excited to move forward with the knowledge and information gained from the event.”Bond University, Attendee at Business Improvement in Universities 2016 Conference