Wednesday 6 September 2017
Time: 1.30pm - 2.00pm
Bringing Relevance To Student Learning Through Partnering With Industry
Traditional education models are being shaken. The increasing competition of quality online education providers; the rising scrutiny of fee paying students and increasing industry demands for work ready graduates is pressuring educational institutions to change. Societal change, driven by technological advancements and the associated increase in digital literacy, is resulting in learning being sought beyond the four walls of traditional educational institutions. The need to integrate relevance throughout the student learning life-cycle is becoming increasingly important.
Dino Rossi, DXC Chief technologist and Industry Practitioner in Residence with the University of South Australia (UniSA), will discuss how universities and industry can address these challenges. Through his direct experience with existing university partnerships he will share how industry can bring relevance to student learning, offer educational institutions a unique value proposition in the market and increase employability outcomes for students.
Dino Rossi is currently an Account Chief Technologist for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In this role he brings business, technology and innovation expertise to clients in the Government and Education industries, assisting them to achieve their business objectives and goals.
Government and Education institutes are challenged with the constant increasing demands for ICT services, tasked with bringing new services and offerings to market all while delivering in an environment of budgetary pressure. Dino possesses over 25 years of experience in the ICT industry, holding positions from Capability Executive, Delivery Executive, Strategy, Architecture, Engineering and Lecturing roles. Through this experience he brings a variety of perspectives and innovative ways of “thinking”, exploring the most suitable solutions that will enable customers to meet their business objectives.
Dino is a member of the South Australian chapter of the Australian Information Industry Association and chairs the South Australian Chapter of the National Education Special Interest Group. He occupies the role of Industry Practitioner in Residence for the University of South Australia, fostering mutually valued relationships between industry and academia. He is also an Adjunct Research Associate with the University of South Australia, contributing course development and lecturing for specialist professional subjects and is a member of the School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences Advisory Board.
Previous to his current role Dino held the position of HP Enterprise Services South Pacific Cloud Delivery Lead, offering a direct experience in the challenges organisations face when looking to adopt Cloud type services. Prior he held the position of Account Delivery Executive on the Origin Energy Account responsible for all aspects of operational delivery for the enterprise.
Dino currently holds tertiary qualifications in Information Technology, possesses a Masters of Business Administration from The University of Adelaide and is currently pursuing a Research Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He lives in Adelaide, Australia.