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Thursday 27 September 2018
Universities are embracing cloud to varying degrees, in pursuit of different benefits. These benefits span the breadth of a university’s core business: teaching and learning, research and campus administration.
Cisco recently undertook a comprehensive study of University attitudes, behaviours and outcomes related to cloud. The independent analysis (conducted by Vector Consulting) offers compelling insights about:
- The predominant cloud environments across the sector
- The approach to cloud planning and strategy
- The benefits of private vs public cloud
- The varying drivers of cloud adoption across different elements of the university operation
- Where universities seek advice about cloud
- Areas where universities intend to invest.
The information draws on the perspectives of approximately two thirds of Australian universities, mostly at CIO level. The readout is an opportunity to assess your own institutions’ practices and environment against sector averages.
Presented by Brad Davies, Managing Director, Vector Consulting and Reg Johnson, GM Education, Cisco Systems Australia.
DXC Technology: Freeing functional resource by using Machine Learning, AI and Robotics to eliminate manual processes
Can you imagine a time when Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Robotics are integrated into your Budgeting, Forecasting and Reporting solutions in the Cloud? Allowing universities to shorten budget and forecasting cycle times, reduce reliance on spreadsheets, eliminate error prone manual processes, and empower faculty with actionable information.
Join us for an interactive and informative workshop session where we will discuss and demonstrate how these cutting edge technologies are being integrated into our standard solutions in the Cloud. The session will cover:
- Automating finance functions in the Cloud to drive university change
- Harnessing the power of AI and Machine Learning across your institutions budgeting and reporting processes
- Real use cases from leading Australian universities on their move to the Cloud, including university specific content to get you up and running quickly.
In this one hour session, systems engineers from Extreme Networks will show you how to use Extreme Management Center and ExtremeAnalytics to better understand – and manage – your network. This will not be centred just on Extreme’s hardware portfolio: the tools in question are designed to be used with equipment from all major vendors.
Specific elements which will be demonstrated include:
- Implementing network admission control without losing all your hair
- Understanding – and manipulating – that traffic on your network
- Managing and automating “the 95%” – those adds/moves/changes that take all your time.
Presented by Senior Systems Engineers Iain Robertson and Pavel Rogik.
Universities have access and store huge amounts of data about their networks and customers, however is it the ‘right data’ and is it handled accurately, efficiently and available to users when needed?
Maser, with the help of our partners Sandvine and Cohesity, will be discussing how universities can better understand exactly what your users are doing and then to store and retrieve information, quickly;
- Sandvine – the most powerful traffic analytics on the market
- How we offer very accurate categorisation of traffic to provide detailed analytics
- Dealing with Encrypted traffic, the network going ‘dark’
- Understanding your network and users helps resolve problems – A WiFi User Case
- Cohesity – Revolutionising Secondary Storage
- A Single solution for all your secondary storage and data protection needs
- Webscale from the start (Goodbye to Silos)
- Speed is the key – near instantaneous restores, global search and the ability to find data quickly (no more dark data)
- ‘Cloud Native’ not a bolt on
We all know that we have data but accessing that data efficiently and effectively is what all universities need to know and this is a chance to ask the experts.
Presented by Kevin Redmond (Maser – Manager, NetworkIQ), Alex Vasilovski (Cohesity – Senior Account Executive) and Peter Coupe (Sandvine – Regional Director)
Friday 28 September 2018
The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Animal Logic have joined forces to create the UTS Animal Logic Academy (UTS ALA), a professionally-equipped studio space engineered to the highest industry standards underpinned by Dell EMC Unstructured Data Solutions. The UTS ALA offers the first industry-led post graduate degree of its kind in Australia – a Master of Animation and Visualization (MAV) – and practice-based PhD research opportunities. (https://animallogicacademy.uts.edu.au/ )
Presented by Krista Jordan, Learning and Development Manager at Animal Logic.
When it comes to academic research, tertiary institutions can often call on some of the most powerful computing resources available. Unfortunately, corresponding storage systems don’t typically have the same power and struggle to handle the huge volumes of unstructured data these research projects generate.
Join Michael Boots, Pure Storage’s FlashBlade Solution Specialist, as he explores how to eliminate operational complexities, spend less time managing the system and more time on research outcomes.
In this session he will address how to:
- Focus on your AI enabled research, rather than infrastructure
- Effortlessly scale IT resources as needed
- Remove unexpected infrastructure costs for research projects.
AI-ready infrastructure and next generation research-IT-as-a-service is here now. You won’t want to miss this insightful discussion.
Presented by Michael Boots, FlashBlade Solution Specialist.
SailPoint Technologies: Identity Governance – Reconciling Data Security with an Open Higher Ed Culture
Today’s Higher Education institutions face the daunting task of striking a balance between seemingly competing needs in the evolving learning landscape. On one hand, institutions must deliver secure access to a range of on-premises and cloud-based information systems for a user population that is extremely dynamic, transient and diverse in their access requirements.
Conversely, the culture of higher education institutions is traditionally associated with maintaining open collaboration. Institutions are looking to engage earlier with more students and maintain more long lasting relationships with alumni while new collaborations with external organisations are also on the rise.
Add to this the growing number and nature of security risks and associated compliance requirements such as Notifiable Data Breach Legislation and GDPR and it is clear that identity governance and security are key capabilities in supporting successful transformations.
Join SailPoint’s John Singleton for breakfast to hear how SailPoint continues to help Higher Education institutions balance the open collaboration based culture of higher education with emerging security considerations by explaining the Essence of Identity Governance and how it can help to;
- Improve security posture
- Drive efficiencies
- Support compliance.