What is the new normal now students and researchers have returned to campus? How far along are you on your digital transformation journey?
Together we can empower each other to avoid digital disruption.
Scalable, connected, and resilient - make sure your network strategy is ready for the future.
By attending Networkshop50 you can:
- Help develop your world-class e-infrastructure
- Find out what is next for the world of technology and digital infrastructure
- Unlock the power of your team and technology
- Address the key challenges and opportunities that have emerged this year
- Make a connection for life with other leaders in EdTech and share your digital transformation journey with leaders facing similar challenges.
- Ensure you understand how to access the full potential of your subscription
- Gain practical Continuing Professional Development accredited takeaways to allow smarter collaboration
- See first-hand the latest technologies that enable digital transformation and learn how to implement them effectively
Celebrating 50 Networkshops and the Janet Network
Our first Networkshop was in 1977 taking place in Glasgow. Since then, Networkshop and Janet has evolved to what it is today, with Janet now providing 600+ direct peerings to key education and research network facilities and cloud providers (including Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Apple), key content providers (BBC, Facebook, Netflix, Akamai) as well as supporting international collaborations. Find out more about the history of Janet.
Secure agile connectivity on and off campus, supporting teaching and research
Digital transformation - We’ve come a long way an estimated 5 years, in just 18 months.
The world has rapidly adapted to new ways of working, and a digital culture has become the new normal. Networkshop will equip you with the latest information on the technology and infrastructure developments you will need to stay ahead of the curve. Uncover the power of technology and navigate a new agile learning and research environment, on and off campus. Securing access anytime, anywhere is a key challenge to overcome.
Transformation is a team sport. IT staff, and security teams need to become more agile. There is a lot to unpack, but it starts with building a modern ‘digital transformation culture’ and Networkshop aims to help you on your journey.
Cloud as an enabler
Is cloud an enabler and disruptor? Or does it depend on the technology investment choices you make?
Cloud provides a flexible and agile solution to traditional IT infrastructure, allowing for innovation and change. To get there, however, you need to ensure the technology investments you make today will support your infrastructure needs over the next few years.
Is your institution working towards net zero, eliminating the emissions from your digital operations? Cloud is a welcomed improvement. Less hardware running fewer workloads means less electricity consumed. The only issue is, cloud data centres still need electricity to power, so we will look to debate how we work to net zero.
Cyber security risk elevation, senior board buy in
Myth: Cyber is complex, I will not understand it?
Reality: You do not need to be a technical expert to make an informed cyber security decision.
We all make security decisions every day, like switching on the security alarm even though we may not know how it works. Boards regularly make financial or risky decisions without needing to know the finer details. Rely on cyber security experts to provide insight to make informed decisions.
At Networkshop50, we will explore how you can successfully put forward the business cases for investment. Hands on sessions will share practical steps that need to be in place to move forward and remove internal barriers.
What to expect
The three-day programme will offer a variety of innovative content and engaging session formats including:
Hear from industry experts and gain a greater understanding of what is next for technology and digital infrastructure
- Lightning talks
A series of short 10-minute presentations on a single subject
- Parallel sessions
In-depth presentations focusing on one or more subjects and referencing real-life case studies
- Training workshops
Interactive training workshops are included within the programme, designed to give you a taster of various subject areas and provide you with a practical learning experience
- Networking and entertainment
There will be plenty of opportunities to interact with fellow delegates, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors throughout the event. Networking sessions will allow you to meet with other attendees, discuss relevant topics, interests and make valuable contacts
Who should attend Networkshop50
- Leaders – IT directors, head of IT, chief information officer, chief information security officer, principal, vice principal, network manager, estates director, head of network research
- Influencers – Solutions architect, IT manager, security manager, analyst, information security, network engineers, technical staff, IT security officers, IT operations manager, senior network engineer, estates manager, research network manager
- Non-IT – head of business transformation, head of department, estate manager, HR, data analytics manager, training development lead
- Higher Education
- Further Education
- Public sector – local authorities, healthcare and housing associations
- Public and private researchers
- Multi-academy trusts
NTU Events and Conferencing, 1 Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU.
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