REGISTER: Unleashing digital transformation in Higher Education, December 6th

Microsoft and Jisc would like to invite you to an event focused on The Journey to Digital Transformation

Register: Microsoft Education & Jisc Geant Launch Event, 6th December @ Microsoft UK HQ, Reading


As a response to disruptive sector changes and increased competition, many UK Universities are embarking on a quest to digitally transform their institution.

With increasingly higher personal investment by students in degree courses, universities need to be able to demonstrate value through the success of their students and alumni. Attraction and retention of students is just one of the challenges facing universities in the UK, and with so many disparate factors that can contribute to the overall experience and outcomes of students in Higher Education, providing them with the best possible support and guidance can be a difficult task to manage at an institutional level.



The amount of data relating to all aspects of running an academic institution is being created at an exponential rate, creating a situation where there are numerous operational and regulatory challenges facing those responsible for safeguarding students and individuals. However, therein also lies opportunity. Breaking up the incumbencies of data silos and critically analysing this information as a whole and how it relates to other outcomes and behaviours, is allowing for more informed decision making, more timely interventions, and the transformation of how an institution fundamentally addresses both its pedagogical and operational strategies.

This event is designed to help those who are already in progress or are just commencing the journey of digital transformation. During the event we are fortunate to be joined by a number of representatives from academic institutions, Jisc, partner organisations and members of the Microsoft Education Team, who will collectively share the vision and aspects of the process. The sessions will seek to address key questions and topics such as:

  • How can more time and budget be focussed on innovation and creativity?

  • What will be the impact of Artificial Intelligence on teaching and learning, student analytics and research?

  • How will institutions manage a multi-faceted environment from on premise to Public Cloud?

  • How can an institution differentiate in an increasingly competitive environment?

  • Can central IT Services provide an agile, scalable and protected environment for researchers?

Register for this event

An outline agenda provided for your information is below:

0930 - 1000 Arrival and Welcome
1000 - 1015 Higher Education Insight - A Microsoft perspective
1015 - 1030 Digital Transformation
1030 - 1045 Jisc Keynote Address
1045 - 1115 Connected Campus… what are the benefits for your institution?
1115 - 1145 Break
1145 - 1215 Effective Data management & analysis
1215 - 1245 Managing Private and Public Cloud Resources - Hybrid Cloud for IT services & research
1245 - 1315 GDPR
1315 - 1400 Lunch
1400 - 1430 Modern Education Workplace
1430 - 1500 Introducing the GEANT Cloud Framework and Express Route from Jisc
1500 - 1530 Q+A session
1530 Final Thoughts, Close and Depart


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