Day One

08:15
Registration and welcome coffee
08:50
Opening remarks from the chair

Lynne Payne
Industrial Portfolio Manager-Faculty of Information Technology
Monash University

WHAT IS DRIVING THE SMART CAMPUS REVOLUTION?

09:00
“Sticky Campus”- Creating campuses where students want to stay
  • What is a ‘sticky campus’ - providing places where students can linger longer on campus
  • Rethinking what makes your campus special and different
  • The role of well-designed space, quality accommodation, recreation and retail therapy
  • Getting the technology piece right
  • How can real time information on where and how campus activation is occurring enable the development of more engaging campuses?

Georgia Singleton
Global Head of Education
Woods Bagot

09:30
Keynote presentation: Why smart campuses are good business
  • How the convergence of technological advances and social trends is shaping future higher education campuses
  • How universities are responding to the needs of a rapidly changing, digitally savvy student body
  • How smart campus forms the backbone of a university’s education, research and innovation initiatives
  • Future proofing the campus through new approaches to resource management, sustained by automation and innovative technology

Bill Parasiris
Executive Director Office of Estate and Commercial Division of Finance & Resources
Western Sydney University

10:00
Smart financing for smart campuses - how can universities overcome the raft of challenges in financing their projects?

"Getting the most out of smart campus projects requires attention to detail, strategic thinking, cultivating stakeholder buy-in, working closely with local communities, and finding and forging the right partnerships and funding formulas. It also takes bold vision and the ability to think big and persevere. Here’s some ideas to get your projects up and running".

  • Why financing is such a big challenge and what innovative models universities in Australia and abroad are using to support their projects
  • How universities can better target and utilise value capture to fund projects
  • Factoring in student housing revenues, increased enrollment and creative financial options, such as PPP or tax credits to support some portion of the cost

Andrew Vamvakaris
Director, Property & Economic Development
La Trobe University

10:30
Networking break in solutions lounge

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SMART CAMPUS OBJECTIVES – USE CASE: TECH & STUDENT EXPERIENCE

11:00
Why isn’t anyone using our new campus app?

While university campuses share similarities to shopping centres, a student is more than just a consumer.

  • Why understanding the digital campus experience through the eyes of students is critical to designing engagement technology that genuinely satisfies them
  • Can you apply the same strategy as retailers to university campuses, where apps are used to greet shoppers and guide them through their store?

James Dellow
Director
Digital Workplace Company

11:25
Improving productivity with location intelligence
  • Predicting student movements through the campus
  • Using data driven insights to create relevant experiences and to optimise services, safety, space management, and asset utilisation
  • Developing algorithmic design systems that can operate and inform architectural and urban environments

Dave Towey
Manager - Digital Environments 
SUPERSPACE, Woods Bagot

11:50
IS YOUR CAMPUS SAFE FOR WOMEN? PUTTING WOMEN BACK ON THE MAP
  • The problem: all about sexual assault, harassment and gender-based violence on campus and off campus
  • Storytelling as a means for changemaking and advocacy
  • She’s A Crowd and stories as data
  • Crowdmapping tools and how they can be applied to universities

Zoe Condliffe
Founder
She’s A Crowd

12:15
Smart tech for inclusion: improve navigation for visually impaired students

Hear how Bindi Maps, originally developed to change the way visually impaired students access indoor spaces, is also helping everyone navigate their way around complicated indoor spaces.

Tony Burrett
Chief Product Officer
BindiMaps

12:40
How can universities use blockchain?
  • Using blockchain for digital credentials -a case study of the RMIT/Credly experiment
  • RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub, a review of the value of a blockchain research centre
  • Blockchain in universities: a review of applications, experiments and research centres around the world

Professor Jason Potts
Director, Blockchain Hub
RMIT

13:05
Lunch & Showcase viewing

USING NEW TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE LEARNING

14:05
The voice of the students

The student body is changing and technology is reshaping their expectations and demands faster than ever. What does it mean for universities?

  • How the new generation of well-wired multitaskers is changing campus culture
  • Understanding new demands: what role can technology play
  • What is the next frontier in student experience

Jacky He
President-Student’s Representative Council
University of Sydney

14:25
How immersive technology will enhance and expand educational delivery
  • How Immersive technology can deliver engaging content at scale
  • Building Augmented and Virtual reality applications can extend the physical campus online
  • Considerations when rolling out the technology across a large education cohort
  • Ensure the strategy supports future technology advancements

Joe Millward
Innovation Manager
TAFE NSW

14:55
CASE STUDY: Transforming the learning experience at the University of Sydney

A stated strategy of Transforming the Learning Experience demands big decisions, such as to transform the curriculum and change LMS. Big and difficult decisions but actions that present so many opportunities. Sydney University has undergone a journey of re-training staff to confidently use the new system and reconceptualising their blended learning strategies, but also, much more. This session will explain what has worked and what hasn’t worked throughout this project.

  • Exploring the decision behind these significant changes
  • Implementing the new generation LMS and providing teachers and students with the skills to meaningfully interact with them
  • Pedagogy before technology, the process of re designing courses before moving material to the new LMS
  • Reassessing the approach to teaching & learning online
  • Other key changes, such as AR and VR in the curriculum and transforming physical spaces

Brian Bailey
Technology Innovation Manager, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The University of Sydney

15:20
Networking break in solutions lounge
15:50-17:20
ROUNDTABLES

Attendees will have the option of attending 3 of the concurrent sessions. Roundtables are interactively moderated group discussions where delegates get the chance to debate and discover common issues, challenges and solutions.

Round 1 - Smart Campus - Enhancing the user journey and experience

David Murray
Customer Insights & Innovations Manager
Operational Intelligence

Round 2 - The future of IoT & big data in facilities management

Rita Arrigo
Digital Advisor
Microsoft

Round 3 - Imagining the future classroom and the student experience

Joe Millward
Innovation Manager
TAFE NSW

17:20
Closing remarks of the chair
17:30
Networking drinks