Phil Richards Keynote Cetis14


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Phil Richards Keynote Cetis14

  1. 1. Phil Richards,Chief Innovation Officer, Jisc Cetis Conference 2014 Innovating for the digital institution17/06/2014
  2. 2. Outline »Why does Jisc need to innovate? »Jisc post-Wilson review »Jisc Digital Futures Division »Futures pipeline »Co-design »Standards and innovation »Questions & discussion
  3. 3. Why does Jisc need to innovate?
  4. 4. Townsend Building (ex Electrical Lab), Oxford Physics
  5. 5. Commodity-complexity model Dynamic equilibrium Commodity IT buy on demand Complexity IT insource, innovate
  6. 6. OSI stack – the only way is up?
  7. 7. Innovation example – augmented reality learning Video link – Matt Ramirez, Mimas/Jisc
  8. 8. Jisc post-Wilson review
  9. 9. Wilson positives »‘Internationally, Jisc is one of a small group of organisations acknowledged to be “world class” in providing leadership in ICT’ »‘Jisc is unique in the UK, providing what many stakeholders have described as a “holistic approach” to the sectors’ needs’
  10. 10. Wilson improvement areas »‘The portfolio is too large’ »‘The application process is opaque’ »‘Few projects are translated into live services or take too long to develop’ »‘It is important for Jisc not to see itself primarily as a research organisation or to engage in a large number of speculative projects’
  11. 11. Jisc for new times Our mission To enable people in higher education, further education and skills in the UK to perform at the forefront of international practice by exploiting fully the possibilities of modern digital empowerment, content and connectivity. …New opportunities…Unprecedented challenges Fast developing capabilities HE, FE & Skills Digital technologies Value in the here and now Selective investment in new futures
  12. 12. Jisc leadership team (JLT) 26/11/2013 Annual review: Professor Martyn Harrow, chief executive, Jisc 12 Robert Haymon-Collins Executive director customer experience Tim Marshall Executive director technology and infrastructure and divisional CEO Janet Alice Colban Chief operating officer Mark Wright Chief financial officer Lorraine Estelle Executive director digital resources and divisional CEO Jisc Collections Phil Richards Chief innovation officer Martyn Harrow Chief executive
  13. 13. Strategic framework impact areas
  14. 14. Jisc Digital Futures Division
  15. 15. Digital futures division Customer implementation support programmes Chief innovation officer Phil Richards Deputy chief innovation officer Andy McGregor Deputy chief innovation officer Rachel Bruce Futurist Martin Hamilton Director of data and analytics TBD Head of scholarly and library futures Ben Showers Co-design support manager KeithThomas
  16. 16. The digital futures proposition The goal is Delivered by Facilitated by Using Developing new national shared technology services Collaborating across the sector Jisc as a national body with a technology focus Co-design, Jisc’s innovation method
  17. 17. Futures pipeline
  18. 18. Example – Futures pipeline layer cake New people & policy development New big data and content access Open software on demand Cloud computing capacity Identity, access and security Janet 6 network
  19. 19. Futures pipeline risk distribution High Futures projects commissioned Risk of Futures project not leading to production service Low Few Many
  20. 20. Group and regional engagement 2014 »Complement and build upon National Stakeholder Forum »Leverage Jisc RSC and Janet Customer Engagement networks »Communicate changes at Jisc »Seek Co-design partners and ideas
  21. 21. Conversion to new production Jisc services Futures pipeline Jisc product catalogue Co-design development cycle and handover Jisc impact areas Stakeholder prioritisation Risk distribution or guidance, lessons learnt, etc.
  22. 22. Co-design
  23. 23. Co-design principles Focused User-centredAgile Partnership Experimental
  24. 24. The co-design process
  25. 25. Co-design pilot 2013-14 1. Access and identity management 2. National monograph strategy 3. Summer of student innovation 4. Digital student 5. Open mirror 6. Spotlight on the digital 7. Extending Knowledge Base + Five original Co-design partners: RLUK, RUGIT, SCONUL, UCISA and Jisc
  26. 26. Jisc Summer of Student Innovation How it works: » Create – Make a video to explain your idea » Share – Upload your video and encourage people to vote » Vote - If you hit the voting target we will consider it for funding So if you have a brainwave, come and join us for a Summer of Student Innovation:
  27. 27. The first success story?
  28. 28. Worldwide take up »52 active UK universities »9 international universities
  29. 29. Co-design 2014
  30. 30. Upscaled Co-design
  36. 36. Standards and innovation
  37. 37. The perfect is the enemy of the good »NHS Connecting for Health data spine › Highly specified › Large sums invested › Success? »Can we think of similar examples in HE and FE?
  38. 38. Self-organisation in complex systems »Sugata Mitra – ‘hole in the wall’ self-organised learning »Innovative, successful learning technology without standards? »Or is the way the system is seeded the de facto standard here?
  39. 39. Wikimedia »The ultimate self-organised educational resource? »Simple on-line framework ‘seeds’ system »Standards emerge as strong ‘culture’ among community of contributors »Highly innovative »Can we deny its value as a resource set?
  40. 40. LTI and Basic LTI »LTI › Rigorous standard › Addresses clear need »Basic LTI › Charles Severance (Sakai) › Pragmatic, lighter touch › Uptake e.g. CanvasVLE App Centre › Stimulating plug-in innovation etc.
  41. 41. Possible current need for a light touch standard? »On-line coursework submission and plagiarism detection › Alleged performance issues from leading UK solution › Other solutions are available… »Light touch standard to allow abstraction layer? › Remove vendor lock-in › Give leverage back to the customers
  42. 42. My model for standards that support innovation »The most successful standards help seed complex systems – not micro-define »They are lighter touch – leaving room for systems to self- organise › They leave the space for innovation »They do not become ends in themselves »Do you agree? › Can you think of other examples that fit the above? › Can you think of examples that do not?
  43. 43. Summary
  44. 44. Summary »Need for innovation »‘One Jisc’ »Digital Futures »Co-design 2014 »Standards that seed innovation
  45. 45. Questions & discussion
  46. 46. Find out more… Dr Phil Richards Chief InnovationOfficer One Castlepark Tower Hill Bristol BS2 0JA T 020 3697 5800 Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND