Thursday 7 September 2017
Time: 1.30pm - 2.00pm
Supporting modern, mobile digital learners
The modern learner expects full support of their choice of device and consumption method and this has become a primary driver for their choice of institution. One of the top priorities of most Tertiary ICT CIO’s is to develop their organisations tools and capabilities to support BYOD and mobile devices for learning, modern agile applications to interact with learners, and infrastructure to support these initiatives. Dell EMC and VMware have a proven track record and extensive solutions to help achieve these goals; in this session we’ll discuss how global organisations have embraced these and give you a look into the future learning environment. “
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.