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2019 Autumn Members Meeting - Session Synopsis 

DAY 1 (in alphabetical order)

Presenter: Christel Broast, Head of Section, Humanities, Languages and Cultural Production, Malmö University & THETA keynote speaker
Session: Part 1: Students as agent's of change, taking on Societal Change by Transfer of Authority
Synopsis: Part 1: Over the past ten years, in cooperation with my students, academic colleagues end employers, we have developed and delivered a project based approach which builds on industry identified assignments undertaken by groups of students who work together to respond to assignments provided by the industry.
Session: Part 2: Walk this way. Where we are and where we want to be, how Transfer of Authority by engaging Students as Partners can improve curriculum design in Higher Education.
Synopsis: Part 2: This part will explore the value and educational significance of the transfer of authority that takes place when you engage Students as Partners in curriculum design. I will draw from my experience as program director, trying to motivate faculty in creating a culture of quality, and after that, as  part of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Malmö University and now more recently in my role as Head of Section, Humanities, language and Cultural Production, Malmö University.
Presenter: Bala Kathiresan, CEO, BCNET, British Columbia, Canada
Session: Collaboration: our pathway to enduring success
Synopsis: In his brief presentation, Bala will provide an overview of how he and his team collaborate with the research and education community in British Columbia, Canada to deliver exceptional value to their members.  BCNET is one of the largest shared services organisations in higher education in Canada providing innovative solutions in partnership with its stakeholders to support world-class research and education.  Built on the core function of network services, BCNET offers a wide range of services from technology solutions such as: private cloud server and storage; shared Moodle Learning Management System and Ellucian Colleague Enterprise Resource Planning System to mentorship program.  Bala will outline how the processes and structures BCNET has built over the years are deliberately constructed to engage members in designing, developing and delivering solutions that respond to the needs of higher education and the research community.

DAY 2 (in alphabetical order)

Presenters: Marc Bailey, CEO, Intersect - Jonathan Arthur National Services Manager, Intersect Australia and Richard Frawley Executive Consultant, Blackink Networks
Session: Research Support – What Comes Next? Part III - Intersect@10 – the decade ahead.  Research Faster.
Synopsis: Intersect recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Marc will talk about its increased partnership focus, broader membership horizons and new look in 2019, its eleventh year. He'll also overview Intersect's views about tipping points for infrastructure-as-a-service, hybrid multicloud research, containerised and serverless applications; and how Intersect is responding from a higher-ed shared service perspective.
Presenters: Bruce Callow, Chief Digital Officer 
Session: Technology driving Education: Taming the Hydra
Synopsis: The diversity and complexity of higher education is driven by an interwoven set of services built on a complex technology base.   A continually shortening technology cycle and the diversity of higher education ensures that the CIO is faced with taming and using a constant changing and evolving technical environment. This short presentation will look at the technology hydra that has developed over the past twenty years and challenges the CIO; how cutting off one head often results in the growing of multiple new areas to master and tame.
Presenter: Derek D. Assistant Secretary, Attorney-General's Department
Session: The Cyber Threat Environment
Synopsis: A perspective on the threats posed to Australia and its national interests by hostile cyber actors.  The presentation will have a particular focus on the risks posed to the higher education sector but will also cover the range of threats to the Australian government and economy writ large and what can be done to reduce those risks.
Session: Telecommunications Sector Security Reform
Synopsis: Highlighting the new obligations with which telecommunications carriers are required to comply.
Presenter: Ian Duncan, Acting Executive Director, Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) and Dr Michelle Barker, Director, Skilled Workforce and Partnerships, Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC)
Session: Research Support – What Comes Next? Part I
Synopsis: The ARDC strategic plan sets out the intent for the ARDC for the next 5 years. This plan was developed with key partners and the community, building on the strengths of ANDS, Nectar and RDS, as a transformational investment, partnering to facilitate a coherent research environment that will enable Australia’s researchers to find, access, contribute to and effectively use leading data-intensive eResearch infrastructure to maximise research quality and impact. This talk will outline the roadmap for the next 5 years and provide an opportunity for CAUDIT members to engage with the ARDC and identify opportunities for partnership.
Presenter: Nigel Foxwell, Head Enterprise Architecture, Strategy and Risk James Cook University and Jeff Kennedy, Enterprise Architecture Manager University of Auckland
Session: Launch of CAUDIT HE EA Business Reference Model v2.0
Synopsis: This session will provide an overview of the major update to the CAUDIT HE EA Business Reference Model to version 2.0. This includes the presentation of an updated visual model and the supporting catalogue of capability descriptions and highlighting key changes made through the working group and our partnership with From Here On. In addition, an update will be provided on the adoption and usage of the model across CAUDIT and internationally, and key success stories.
Presenter: Dr Carina KempDirector, eResearch, AARNet
Session: Research Support – What Comes Next? Part II
Synopsis: Dr Carina Kemp joined AARNet in late August 2018 and is leading an ambitious eResearch strategy to explore how AARNet can enable Researchers across Australia to leverage ever increasing bandwidths that our National Research and Education Network provides. AARNet is exploring how in partnership with our Member Institutions and National Data and Digital Research Infrastructures we can enable researchers to leverage the benefits of both research and public clouds and continue to share and collaborate on ever increasing research data holdings both at the big end of Astronomy and Radio Physics through to the longtail research in HASS, Life Sciences and more. Dr Kemp will describe this strategy and call for comments from CAUDIT members and an interactive session. 
Presenter: Richard Palmer, Practice Lead, Public Sector, Ovum
Session: Beyond 2020 - inhabiting the future university landscape
Synopsis: The political, social, economic and technology landscapes are constantly changing. To continue to succeed universities will need to adapt. While much of the future is hazy, some things are clear: the future is more student-centric and data-driven. This will have impact on everything from the curriculum and how it is packaged, to the university’s data culture. 

• Signposts of change
• Four university archetypes for the future
• How well is education preparing for its future?
• Transforming the university data culture 

Presenter: Jay Segeth, Program Director, HES
Session: My Quals - Future Direction Update
Synopsis: A brief report on the My eQuals implementation (lessons learnt), as well as a briefing of the proposed strategic direction for My eQuals.