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Jisc’s Networkshop48 goes online

Jisc announces that this year’s Networkshop48 will run as an online event. Networkshop48 has been reconfigured to enable access to insight from leading technology experts about innovative ways to tackle digital solutions in education remotely, from the comfort of our home.

This collaborative event is now completely free to attend, participants just need to register their attendance.  Networkshop48 brings together some of the UK’s leading voices in educational technology and aims to give the opportunity to share ideas with peers and hear how innovations in tech can help make education better for all.

The event will run from Wednesday 22-Friday 24 April 2020.  

Alongside keynote speeches and lightning talks, there will be various opportunities to get involved in Q&As with speakers, as well as a chat function to communicate with other attendees. ‘How have organisations risen to the challenge of continuing learning through lockdown?’
Lightning talk followed by Q&A: How has working from home changed traffic on the Janet Network? 11:00am-12:00pm, Wednesday 22 April. 

Practical tools available
During this unprecedented time, many organisations are keen to uncover practical, actionable tools that are available to help them navigate their new normal.
Lightning talk and Q&A: 1:00pm-1:45pm, Wednesday 22 April. 

Leading sector voices
Dr Beth Singler is a junior research fellow in artificial intelligence at Homerton College, University of Cambridge. Her work includes research exploring the social, ethical, philosophical and religious implications of advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.
Hear Beth in conversation with Jisc’s Janet CTO, Jeremy Sharp, in Wednesday’s keynote speech.
Keynote speech and Q&A: Are we ready for AI? 10:00-10:45am, Wednesday 22 April. 

Anna Wilson is a technical architect at Ireland’s national research and education network (NREN) HEAnet. She will speak with Jisc’s chief network architect, Rob Evans, about how NRENs were affected by the attacks on September 11, 2001, and how we responded.
Keynote speech and Q&A: Real life crisis – network outage during 9/11. 10:00-10:45am, Thursday 23 April.

Friday’s keynote sees Dr James Hetherington FBCS, e-infrastructure director at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), discuss some of the challenges for the software, skills, data services, clouds and supercomputers which underpin computational science and digital scholarship in the UK.
Keynote speech and Q&A: Data, code, computers and people – towards an integrated UK digital research infrastructure. 10:00-10:45am, Friday 24 April. 

Other sessions include ideas on how to actively utilise cloud technology during the pandemic, working from home and the opportunities, successes and challenges of the last few weeks and awareness and training tactics for building phishing defences.

To sign up for free, click here