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QUESTnet 2014 Conference Program

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This conference program is subject to change at the discretion of the QUESTnet 2014 2014 Conference Committee.

Senior Women in Technology Panel: transformation in the real world

‘The only thing that is constant is change’ (Heraclitus). This is a particular truism for the IT industry where new advances both drive and respond to social and environmental changes and challenges. Join four experienced leaders from the fields of higher education, government, commercial and analysis to discuss their experiences transforming both the use of IT in their organisations and also the IT organisations within to transform service delivery and improve the ‘bottom line’ for their business. Their real world stories will provide insights into how to manage transformation in any organisation. Questions from the floor will be invited.

IT Directors Panel: How many IT directors does it take to really transform a university?

The university sector is evolving at a rapid pace responding to changes in pedagogical delivery, information and technology intensive research and the drive to perform all functions online. Not to mention budget uncertainty and its potential impact. Join three Queensland University IT Directors who have led their areas through significant transformations in the last two years. They will provide inside insights about the key change drivers and thinking in their changes to date and also their thoughts on the disruptive influences coming over the next few years.

AARNet Excellence Awards

For the second year, the AARNet Excellence Awards were presented at the QUESTnet 2014 Conference Gala Dinner. The awards seek to recognise the innovative leadership and technical engineering expertise of the Australian Research & Education community in the use of AARNet's high-speed network and in the delivery of services that have led to new ways to support collaboration, online/distance learning or immersive teaching environments.

Submissions were welcomed from the Research & Education IT Services community that demonstrate the value of the services they deliver to educators, researchers, staff and students. For more information,  please click here.

Presentations

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Conference Program

 

Tuesday 1 July 2014 - Workshops

 

Workshop 1

Workshop 2

Workshop 3

Workshop 4

 

P6

Boulevard 1

Boulevard 2

Boulevard 3

0900-1230

 

Strategic Procurement within Higher Education and Research Workshop

Steve Johnston, CAUDIT

Software-Defined Networking (SDN)– Practical Implementation

Eric Holton, HP

(until 1300)

 

Understanding and Implementing MPLS

Warwick Mitchell, AARNet

OpenWrt - Enterprise Security on low cost hardware

Parth Shukla, AusCERT/APNIC


*Please note that attendees at this workshop are required to bring their own laptop - If you are not familiar with 'vim' then bring a Windows laptop, otherwise a Mac or Linux laptop is acceptable. The laptop must have both a physical LAN connector and WiFi

1400-1700

Barefoot Bowls – Merthyr Bowls Club

This event is proudly sponsored by Huawei

 

Wednesday 2 July 2014

0830-1030

OPENING PLENARY

0830-0900

Welcome & Opening

 

Acknowledgement to Country

0900-0915

VC Welcome

0915-1000

The Future of Business Process Design
Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology 

1000-1030

From the Core to the Cloud to the Edge 
Eric Holton, HP

1030-1100

Morning Tea

1100-1230

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

1A: Artificial Intelligence and Robots

1B: Integration for People

1C: Cyber Security

 

Boulevard 1

Boulevard 2

Boulevard 3

1100-1130

 

Robotics: fact and fiction

Peter Corke, Queensland University of Technology

 The IT Dilemma of Residential Colleges

Chris Morahan, University of Queensland

Securing open access in the real world: QUT Information Security Strategy

Maria Corpuz, Queensland University of Technology

 

1130-1200

 

ITS - cooperative and autonomous systems

Prof Andry Rakotonirainy, Queensland University of Technology

New IdEAs: Digital Identity Services for Higher Education

Ric Philips, Monash University

 

Are your wireless configuration instructions leaving your users wide open? How easy is it to compromise PEAP MSCHAPv2 and what we can do about it?

Conrad Dare-Edwards, Charles Sturt University

1200-1230

 

Intelligent data migration and media consolidation: How to reduce complexity from legacy backup and archive solutions
Brett Webber, Sententia DISCOVERY

Enabling a Threat-Centric Security Approach

Matt Carling, Cisco

 

Future directions of the AusCERT PKI Certificate Service
Kathryn Kerr, AusCERT

1230-1330

Lunch

1330-1500

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

2A: Research Computing

2B: Analytics and Transformation

2C: Cyber Security

 

Boulevard 1

Boulevard 2

Boulevard 3

1330-1400

 

Production ready research computing: mind the (expectations) gap

Jake Carroll, University of Queensland

Visibility using analytics

Doug Brown, Queensland University of Technology

Data Centre Security: Layered Endpoint Network Model

Michael Skerritt and Dean Pung, University of Newcastle

1400-1430

 

Implementing a long-term research data storage service at UNSW

Shane Cox and Luc Betbeder-Matibet, University of New South Wales

Transformation@SCU

Michael Lymbery, Southern Cross University

New approaches to Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) prevention

Mark Barrett, Juniper Networks

1430-1500

 

Creating collaborative storage for researchers

Stephen McGregor and Andrew Nielson, Griffith University

F5's Smart Solutions for Next Generation Universities

Jarrod Lucia and Brett Smith, F5 Networks

With 5 Fish and 2 Loaves of bread feed 10,000 students - Simple VDi deployments on a University budget without compromise

Cameron Stockwell, Nutanix

1500-1530

Afternoon Tea

1530-1730

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

3A: Research Computing

3B: The 'New' Network

3C: Birds of a Feather

 

Boulevard 1

Boulevard 2

Boulevard 3

1530-1600

 

Building a Research Network - How eResearch SA linked storage, HPC and Cloud compute as a node of the National Research Network

Mary Hobson, eResearch

AARNet 4 - Brave New Services for a Brave New World

 

Angus Griffin, AARNet


1530-1615:

BoF: Cloud Service Management - Real world reality

Jouni Stroja, Queensland University of Technology

1600-1630

 

How Cloud Collaboration is changing the way Universities work
Brett Looney, Amcom

SABRENet: Building Networks Through Collaboration

Ralph Leonard, SABRENet

1615-1700:

BoF: How to get the most out of Australian Access Federation's Tools and Services

Dean Nottingham, Terry Smith and Brad Beddoes, Australian Access Federation

1630-1700

 

A tour through the Cloudstor+ Research cloud storage system
Stephen Walsh, AARNet

Software Driven Cloud Networks delivered through Arista Networks
Paul Druce, Arista Networks

1700-1730

 

Enabling a BYOD strategy that was focussed on driving down the cast
Gary Stefano, University of Queensland

Why The Better Connected World needs Better Connected Education

Paul Cooney, Huawei

Evolving in the Cloud Era - The New Services Model for making the switch from Infrastructure Management to Service Provider Management

James Knapp, ViFX

1730-1900

Welcome Reception

This event is proudly sponsored by Juniper Networks

 

Thursday 3 July 2014

0845-1030

PLENARY 2

0845-0900

Opening Plenary

0900-0945

Keynote Presentation:

Inventing the future of learning: A reimagining of the use of technologies in higher education teaching and learning
Associate Professor Claire Macken, LaTrobe University

0945-1030

Senior Women in Technology Panel:

Transformation in the Real World

Dianne Jeans, Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts

Elizabeth Harper, GHD

Maureen Klinkert, University of the Sunshine Coast

Sue Johnston, Women in Technology Queensland

1030-1100

Morning Tea

1100-1230

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

4A: Women in Technology

4B: Anywhere, Anytime Services

4C: Learning Environments

 

Boulevard 1

Boulevard 2

Boulevard 3

1100-1130

 

Why you need to care about Social Media in the Real World
Yvette Adams, The Collective Creative

Service Status Reporting at UQ

Lisa Gauthier and Chris Parker, University of Queensland

How lecture recording technology can facilitate pedagogical delivery change to meet student demand

Mathew Clayton, Queensland University of Technology

1130-1200

 

Lessons from Cloudstor Network Traffic over 4 Years: a Real-World Success Story

Alex Reid, AARNet

Creating engaging and enabling learning and teaching environments - clinical simulation, immersive visualisation and collaboration

Scott Dukeson, University of the Sunshine Coast

1200-1230

 

Innovative technology: enabling inclusion and empowerment

Phia Damsma, Sonokids

Anytime, anywhere learning with Swinburne University of Technology: Powered by FlexPod

Daniel Buttigieg, Swinburne University

Transitioning UQ's Learning Space Technology from Analogue to Digital
Luke Angel, University of Queensland

1230-1330

Lunch

1330-1500

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

5A: Women in Technology

5B: Collaboration and AI in the Real World

5C: Learning Environments

 

Boulevard 1

Boulevard 2

Boulevard 3

1330-1400

 

1330-1415:

Providing a space for kids to play with bits and bytes in the SandpIT. Is this the right prescription?
Helen Murray, Queensland Health

AARNet NET+ Program - It's a Lonely Network Without Services

Jamie Sunderland, AARNet

CLOVeR - Solving the problem of multi location, just in time IT Training

Sandra Lammas, University of Southern Queensland

1400-1430

 

1415-1500:

How to Achieve More by Thinking like an Entrepreneur

Danielle Neale, BeSpoke Software

Augmented reality and other uses for WiFi

Brett Looney, Amcom

Unlocking the potential of ICT to transform the learning experience

Denise Carson, UXC Connect

1430-1500

 

Solving the world's problems through Artificial Intelligence technology - challenges at the frontiers of the data age

Michael Blumenstein, Griffith University

Has the Network killed the Projector? Leveraging networks to deliver live AV content and interactivity

Jason Wheatley, University of Sydney

1500-1530

Afternoon Tea

1530-1730

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

6A: Women in Technology

6B: The Real Virtual World

6C: Learning Environments

 

Boulevard 1

Boulevard 2

Boulevard 3

1530-1600

 

The Science and Art and Business of Creating Engaging Immersive Online Learning Experiences for Health Education
Sonya Brannelly, 3DMe Creative Studio

Environment Modules in Linux

Christian Unger, Translational Research Institute

Central management and monitoring of learning space technology
Gordon Howell, Queensland Univeristy of Technology

1600-1630

 

1600-1645

The Brain Unlocked

Selena Bartlett, Queensland University of Technology

Accelerate VDI Deployment by Eliminating Storage Management with VM Aware Storage

Adrian Noblett, Tintri

Transforming the Network for the Real World

Adam Radford, Cisco

1630-1700

 

Smart People, Processes and Technology through Smart Cloud Broker

James Sankar, AARNet

1900-2300

Conference Dinner, including the AARNet Excellence Awards - Level 12 Rooftop, Rydges South Bank

This event is proudly sponsored by Amcom

 

Friday 4 July 2014

0845-0900

OPENING

0900-1030

PLENARY 3

0900-0915

 

Conference Gift Presentation:

Julie Englefield, Day of Difference Foundation

Steve Manley, NetApp

0915-0945

 

Keynote Presentation:

Rod Quantock

0945-1030

 

IT Directors Panel:

How many IT Directors does it take to really transform a University?

Chris Bridge, Queensland University of Technology

Bruce Callow, Griffith University

Scott Sorley, University of Southern Queensland

1030-1100

Morning Tea

1100-1230

PLENARY 4

1100-1130 Keynote Presentation:
Transforming outcomes for Research and Education
Chris Hancock, AARNet

1130-1215

Keynote Presentation
True Spirit
Jessica Watson

1215-1230

Handover to 2015

1230-1330

Lunch

1330-1500

Maritime Museum including Pink Lady Visit Option

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