Wednesday 6 September 2017
Time: 4.15pm - 5.00pm
Enabling A Mobile First Education For The Classroom Of The Present & Future
Higher education has always been an early adopter of Wi-Fi standards and mobility. Students and staff are constantly on the move and today’s campus has more connected devices than ever. Not just laptops and smart phones but a whole plethora of “Things” used both for teaching and research. How can the network keep up with these ever increasing demands? How has our thinking about security changed in the age of IOT? The network can now also be a data source for analytics that provide new insights into student movements and space utilization.
This session with discuss where Wi-Fi is today and what new standards are just around the corner. It will talk about new security considerations in the age of IOT and how machine learning is being applied to network optimization and security and it will discuss how location and movement analytics are derived from the network and their potential benefits to learning outcomes.
Mark Verbloot is the head of Solution Engineering for Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Company, South Pacific. Mark has over 25 years of technology and consultant experience in the networking industry specializing in Wi-Fi and mobility. During his time at Aruba Networks he has built a world class team of mobility engineers and mobility architects across the Asia Pacific region with a recent focus on Australia and New Zealand. He joined Aruba Networks when it first started in Australia in 2006 and has been intimately involved in many major mobility related projects in Education, Health , Government, Defence, Retail and Finance. Mark regularly publishes industry related articles and speaks at industry events. Prior to Aruba Networks he worked as a senior engineer at F5, Cisco, Arrowpoint and Xylan. Mark holds a B.Eng (honors) in computer systems from UTS