Exhibitor Presentations

Exhibitor Presentations

10:40 – 11:00

Every College and University needs the Juniper network, driven by Mist AI

Jamie Pitchforth, Head of Education at Juniper Networks will explore why Universities and Colleges are turning to Juniper (driven by Mist AI). Jamie will explain why a modern cloud architecture is essential to underpin future network service delivery and innovation, and why the time has come to step away from legacy service levels measured by availability and leap into the new world of prescribed, measured and assured user/device experiences.

The session will also focus on why the Juniper Networks wireless platform, driven by Mist AI, is designed for multi-tenancy with localised agility. He will examine what this could mean to the Oxford University Colleges, discuss the art of the possible and how data will help steer service evolution to release more value across the College community.

Jamie Pitchforth, Head of Education Practice EMEA at Juniper Networks

11:20 – 11:40

Ransomware: Securing Your Data Like You Secure Your Bike

Ransomware increased 3 fold across the globe in the first half of 2021, and this worrying growth trajectory was even steeper in higher value target sectors such as Higher Education. When it comes to Oxford University it is not just the final threat that we need to protecting against, but also the potential for reputational damage. 

Based on his experience of working both for and with the University James Preston will provide you with insights on what you need to consider doing in order to avoid becoming another statistic.

James Preston, Security Consultant

12:10 – 12:30

How the University of Oxford can harness the limitless Innovation in the AWS Cloud

Learn how the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud can supercharge your digital transformation: AWS offer hundreds of services making up the building blocks to developing limitless platforms but aligning the best services to support your organisation’s objectives can be difficult. Hear from the UK’s leading Education AWS experts, CirrusHQ on how these services, such as Internet of Things, Machine Learning and Big Data can save money and resources, enable researchers to accelerate time to science, and improve your educational technology systems.

John Walker, Head of Cloud Architecture at CirrusHQ, AWS APN Partner Ambassador
& Alistair Sutherland, Head of Technical at CirrusHQ & Amazon Authorised Instructor

1:35 – 1:55

Accelerating Innovations with Graphcore IPUs: BERT-Large Case Study

BERT is one of today’s most widely used natural language processing applications and one of the most highly requested models by Graphcore customers. Join our talks to learn how Graphcore engineers have implemented and optimized BERT-Large for our IPU systems, demonstrating state-of-the-art performance results, using industry-standard machine learning training schemes.

Tim Santos, Director of Developer Relations

2:00 – 2:20

Futureproofing Demand for Technology and Transformation Resources and Services

Real Public Sector provide flexible delivery options that enable you to maximise project budgets and deliver your digital transformation portfolios at pace

Nicola Moss, Head of Education Technology & Molly-Mae Keane, Service Delivery Manager