Thursday 7 September 2017
Time: 3.30pm - 5.00pm
Leading during Digital Transformation
The experts are predicting that the jobs of the future are going to be very different from the careers of today – and this will impact both universities and your students. Using data points and examples from the world around us right now, we will look at the impact that this will have on people and organisations, and then discuss how to lead through this the digital transformation and what technology and organisational change might mean. Ray will share insights from Microsoft’s own journey of change as the organisation set out to move from a product-led to a service-led world, and will reflect on the cultural change that accompanied the journey.
Ray Fleming is the Industry Solutions Lead for Education in Microsoft Australia, and has spent 30 years working within the education ICT industry. Ray moved to Australia in 2011 from Microsoft UK and has been a senior manager at a number of large Education IT companies. Much of Ray’s work involves bridging the gap between the technology industry and education – helping each side to better understand the other, and creating stories that help both sides to discuss the impact that IT could have upon education in the future.
In the past, Ray has written for the Times Higher Education Supplement and written a column for the TES. Ray is a regular speaker at a range of educational conferences – focusing on the significance of IT, the role it will play in the digital transformation of education and the impact on students’ future lives.
In the last year Ray has spoken at a number of conferences, including events run by Microsoft, such as the Australia Partner Conference, and external conferences including Business Improvement in Universities, Business Intelligence in Tertiary Education, University Student Retention, and conferences for University Library Directors and University IT Directors.