What will education and research look like in 2030? And what can the Tour de France teach us about live data transfer in education?
These are just two of the questions under the spotlight at Networkshop47, which gives education IT professionals time out to learn about the future of connectivity and hear from leading technology experts about innovative ways to tackle digital solutions in education.
Focussing on connectivity, network technology and security, our three-day conference is jam-packed with practical takeaways.
Here’s a flavour of the programme and our top tips for activities to try and catch in your net...
Be part of the debate
Cyber security, the application of AI and future connectivity are all hot topics for universities, colleges and organisations like Jisc.
What will the future of education ICT look like in ten years? Come along to our panel debate and find out the burning issues for delegates, and vote on those issues via our new event app.
'Panel debate: what will education and research communications look like in 2030?', 15:45 on Wednesday 10 April in lecture theatre 2.
Learn about solutions
Delegates will come away from this event armoured with solutions to digital challenges in education.
Case study talks include industry insights and sector leading demo sessions showing new-to-market products and services.
17:30 on Tuesday 9 April in the demo area.
Hear from leading keynote speakers
Dr Hannah Fry is associate professor in the mathematics of cities at the centre for advanced spatial analysis at University College London (UCL), and a regular presenter of science and maths programmes on BBC TV and radio.
In a recent blog post, Hannah introduced her book which explores how we live our lives in the age of AI, the kind of future we want and how education can help to get us there.
Dr Fry is a keynote speaker at this year’s event, along with Professor Edward Peck, vice chancellor of Nottingham Trent University, Dave Heyns of Dimension Data, and Erik Huizer, chief executive officer of GÉANT.
See Hannah Fry's opening keynote at 14:00 on Tuesday 9 April in lecture theatre 2.
Have your say
Also known as "networking for the shy", the event app will help delegates navigate the conference and give opportunities to ask our experts questions, all at the touch of a button.
Alternatively, visit the speakers’ corner during the breaks and grab the microphone to voice opinions.
App available to download soon.
Delve in at the demo area
The demo area, a new feature for this year's event, is a chance to see the tech that could transform colleges and universities.
Every day during breaks in the demo area.
Tech-up your training
An after-dinner talk from Dave Heyns of Dimension Data will explain the advanced tech that’s used to monitor riders’ performance - and everything else that’s happening around them - during the Tour de France cycle race. This is sure to be inspiring and show what is possible with live data, if not Lycra.
From 19:00 on Wednesday 10 April at our conference dinner, the Old Chemistry Theatre and Court Yard. Book your ticket.