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Digital Transformation in Higher Education

Digital technology is an indisputable force revolutionizing our industries, reinventing our products, refining our services, and reshaping the way we live and work. This digital transformation is expected to continue to push new demands on our students and, therefore, on higher education systems everywhere. To respond, higher education institutions will need to offer increasingly more relevant, affordable and flexible education, engage new populations of students, and ensure that learning is a lifetime activity that can be accessed regardless of the learners’ location or learning style.

March 27 and 28, 2019


Emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, support new approaches to managing student success and student lifecycle; modernizing teaching, learning and research; and building efficient and effective physical and digital infrastructure. Institutions across Europe, Middle East and Africa are breaking new ground on leveraging technology innovations to improve student outcomes, experience and transform teaching and learning.

›› Agenda

March 27, 2019

12:00 - 13:00 Registration and Welcome Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 Digital Transformation in Higher Education
14:00 - 15:00 Global Talent Disruption by LinkedIn
15:00 - 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 - 15:45 Digital Transformation in Real Life ? A University Perspective
15:45 - 16:45 Smart and Secure Learning Environments
16:45 - 17:45 Cloud Empowered Research
17:45 - 19:00 Networking Reception
19:00 - 22:00 Free evening for area dinners hosted Area Education Leaders.

March 28, 2019

08:30 - 09:00 Welcome Coffee
09:00 - 10:00 Enabling Student Success
10:00 - 11:00 Cybersecurity - Identity and Data Security in the Age of Digital Transformation
11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:15 AI for Good
12:15 - 13:15 Hot Lunch
13:15 - 13:45 Devices to Transform Teaching, Learning and Research (Surface, Surface Hub, HoloLens)
13:45 - 14:45 Customer Showcases
14:45 - 15:00 Closing Remarks & Evaluations

›› Who should attend

This event is targeted at high level leadership and implementation teams from Higher Education institutions – CIO’s, VP’s for Teaching and Learning and Digital Transformation Leads. Research track – Research Software Engineers. Please confirm your interest early to ensure a place.

›› Featured speakers

Regina Murray
Microsoft, Senior Director, EMEA Higher Education

Mark East
Microsoft, General Manager, Education Industry, EMEA

Chris Bunio
Microsoft, Senior Director, Worldwide Higher Education

Bradley Tipp
Microsoft, Worldwide Business Strategy Lead – Higher Education Research

Elizabeth Stovall
Microsoft, Worldwide Business Strategy Leader for Higher Education

Steve Beswick
Microsoft, Surface Business Development Director, Education Industry, EMEA

René Storgaard Madsen
CIO / It- og digitaliseringschef, University College of Nothern Denkmark (UCN)

›› Confirm your attendance

March 27 and 28, 2019

The purpose of the EBC Series is to reach of broad set of Enterprises. We accept two attendees per registered company.

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