Thursday 4 October 2018
11.00am - 11.30am
Concurrent Session 2C
Driving Innovation And Universities Of The Future Through Digital Transformation
Today, higher education is at a pivotal moment. Universities and tertiary institutions are in the middle of a significant shift in educational models, delivering both unique learning structures and student campus experiences through digital transformation. Students are increasingly taking advantage of technology on demand to meet their own learning needs and chart their own path to workforce readiness. This change around why, how and when students are learning is a driving force behind the growing need for technological advancement on campuses.
As a result, IT infrastructure has changed drastically. It’s no longer just about managing hardware or software — IT systems must deliver the technology and services that enable agility, efficiency and learning innovation to support student outcomes, improve decision making across the organisation and transform IT to provide more efficient services.
Universities also want to enable operational efficiency at the academic, administrative and resource levels to maximise available dollars for teaching and learning — and to offset the ever-rising costs of education. Dell EMC helps higher education with digital transformation through innovative and affordable solutions to help deliver enhanced learning experiences, improved student outcomes and important research initiatives at your institution
Arron Patterson is the Chief Technology Officer Lead for the Commercial division at Dell EMC across APJ and has been
with the company since March 2005. He was appointed to his current role in February 2017.
Patterson is responsible for ensuring customers and partners view Dell EMC as a strategic technology provider that is relevant to their Digital transformation & Cloud Journey. He leads the Field CTO team across the APJ Commercial business, driving engagements with strategic accounts and mentoring / enabling the Presales workforce. He also helps to establish, articulate and communicate the company’s technical vision and strategic direction by interacting with the various business, research and development teams within Dell EMC and presenting at conferences and events.
Outside of his role at Dell EMC Patterson is also an Angel investor / mentor / advisor in the start-up space with some of the most active business angels - bringing a wide range of skill sets and experience to start-up and SME companies.
Patterson worked toward a B.Sc. degree majoring in chemistry from the University of Auckland, has a certificate in Company Directorship from the Institute of Directors and outside work enjoys experimenting with tech, riding motorcycles, staying active with outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.