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2019 USA Study Tour vendor visits

The below vendors have expressed an interest and are very keen to host a USA 2019 Study Tour session.

San Francisco Region (21 - 22 October)

 

Salesforce (confirmed)
Salesforce Tower
415 Mission St
San Francisco CA 94105

While the agenda is still being developed, current thinking from Salesforce is around the below points.

    • Trends and Insights
    • Salesforce Higher Education Strategy  (Salesforce.org and Salesforce merger and what it means for Australian institutions) 
    • Salesforce Education Cloud overview
    • The Future (AI, Blockchain etc)

          Salesforce Tower

           

          Google (to be confirmed)
          1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
          Mountain View CA 94043

          Google Head Quarters


          Seattle Region (23 - 25 October)

           

          Amazon Web Services (AWS) (confirmed)
          410 Terry Ave N
          Seattle WA 98109

          While the agenda is still being developed, current thinking from AWS is to focus on their history of innovation - with the day encompassing visits to the Amazon Spheres, domes ranging from 3 to 4 stories tall that house 40,000 plants as well as meeting space and retail stores;  and, Automation and Robotics with a visit to Amazon Distribution Warehouses,  AWS AI/ML Overview in Education and AWS Twitch ESports Platform and AWS Security Services.

          Seattle skyline

          Microsoft (confirmed)
          Microsoft Headquarters
          One Microsoft Way Redmond WA 98052

          Microsoft Australia is organising an Executive Briefing at Microsoft’s HQ in Seattle, on 25 October covering the below topics:

          • Microsoft’s Strategy in Higher Education
          • Cyber Security (Executive and Technical tracks, plus tours of our ‘Cyber Security Operations Center’ and ‘Digital Crimes Unit’ facilities)
          • Smart Campus (including building tours)
          • eResearch Services (HPC, Artificial Intelligence, IoT / Big Data / Advanced Analytics services)
          • Student Lifecycle Management
          • Digital approaches to Teaching and Learning

          Microsoft