The Future ofHigher Education & Skills Training‘MOOCs & Digitisation’Onsite GuideAgenda & Speaker ProfilesThis conference ...
Agenda08.30 - 09.00   Registration09.00 - 09.10   Introduction & Welcome Address09.10 - 10.00   Keynote Address (Virtual) ...
WelcomeI am delighted to welcome you to the next conference in the series presented by Integrating Australia with Asia ini...
Prof. Uday Desai                      Title: Director Indian Institute of Technology Company: Indian Institute of Technolo...
Dr Loretta O’Donnell                      Title: Associate Dean, Education, Australian School of Business Company: UNSW & ...
Brad Howarth                       Title: Commentator and Author on Digital Transformation                     Brad has bu...
Dr Dror Ben-Naim                      Title: Founder and CEO Company: Smart Sparrow                      Dr Dror Ben-Naim ...
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  1. 1. The Future ofHigher Education & Skills Training‘MOOCs & Digitisation’Onsite GuideAgenda & Speaker ProfilesThis conference is the next in a series of thoughtleading discussions presented by IntegratingAustralia with Asia initiative.Integrating Australia with Asia is an initiative of GLOBALMINDSET and Virtual & Global Services hub. It is a hub ofacademics, consulting and industry from Australia, India,and other Asian countries. It aims to strengthen Australia’srelationship with Asian economies and to position Australiastrategically in the Asian services marketplace. Platinum SponsorWednesday 10th April,Four Points by Sheraton,
  2. 2. Agenda08.30 - 09.00 Registration09.00 - 09.10 Introduction & Welcome Address09.10 - 10.00 Keynote Address (Virtual) Prof. Anant Agrawal, President, eDX (online Joint Venture between Harvard & MIT)10.00 - 10.20 Tea Break10.20 - 12.00 Interactive Panel AND Q&A Session moderator: Pradeep Khanna, Executive Director, Integrating Australia with Asia - Globalisaion, Digitisation and Services Intensification Prof. Arun Sharma, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Queensland University of Technology Andrew Thomson, Executive Director AsiaPac, Cisco Prof. Uday Desai, Director Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Prof. Pip Pattison, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) , University of Melbourne Prof. Iain Martin, Vice President and Deputy Vice Chancellor(Academic) , University of NSW12.00 - 12.45 Lunch12.45 - 14.30 Higher Education Skills Training Technology Session moderator: Session moderator: Session moderator: Tim Dodd, Education Editor, Pradeep Khanna, Executive Brad Howarth, Commentator Australian Financial Review Director, Integrating Australia and Author on Digital • Andrew Norton, Higher with Asia - Globalisaion, Transformation Education Program Digitisation and Services • Dr Nick Tate, President, Director , Grattan Institute Intensification Australian Computer • Peter Rohan, Partner, • Shantanu Prakash, Society (ACS) Ernst & Young Chairman and Managing • Suan Yeo, Head of • Prof. Eric Y.H. Tsui, Associate Director , Educomp, India Education (APAC), Google Director, KMIRC, The Hong • Christopher Campbell, • Prof. Simon Kaplan, Kong Polytechnic University Group MD, Academies Director, Skills and Industry • Dr Loretta O’Donnell, Australasia Transformation, NICTA Associate Dean, Education, • Mark J Laurie, Partner, • Raju Varanasi, Chief Australian School of PricewaterhouseCoopers Operating Officer, Business, UNSW & member Australia Education Services of MOOC panel • Peter Acheson, CEO, Australia • Prof. John Simons, Peoplebank Australia Ltd • Colin Griffith, Director Executive Dean, • Dilip Chenoy, CEO and Australian Centre for Macquarie University Managing Director, Broadband Innovation National Skill Development Corporation - India14.30 - 15.00 Afternoon Tea Break15.00 - 17.00 Workshop: Workshop: Workshop: Beyond MOOCs Passage to India Immersive Technology • Dr Dror Ben-Naim, Founder • Jonathan Marshall, CEO, • Christian Richter, Research and CEO, Smart Sparrow Bondi Labs Stream Leader, CSIRO • A/Prof Gangadhara Prusty, • Aditya Bhatnagar, Director, • Prof Farzad Safaei, Smart School of Mechanical and Drona Edutronics Services CRC/University of Manufacturing Engineering, Wollongong UNSW
  3. 3. WelcomeI am delighted to welcome you to the next conference in the series presented by Integrating Australia with Asia initiative*.Today’s (10th April 2013) international conference  looks at the Future of Higher Education & Skills Training in the AustralasianRegion  - Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) & Digitisation.There are clear headwinds for the higher education and skills training industry, in Australia as well as globally. Digitaldisruption & MOOCs are certainly one of them. So, is a tsumani coming our way or is it just another passing wave ?Education services are Australia’s third largest exports, after iron ore & coal – estimated at $15 billion last year. The AsianCentury Whitepaper lists India as one of our six focus countries. India is also an important market for our education exports,and therefore India is a focus country at this conference.So, fasten your seat belt, sit tight and enjoy yourself, listening to and getting your questions answered on higher education,vocational education & training and corporate training. * Integrating Australia with Asia is an initiative of GLOBAL MINDSET and Virtual & Global Services hub. It is a hub of academics,consulting and industry from Australia, India, and other Asian countries. It aims to strengthen Australia’s relationship with Asianeconomies and to position Australia strategically in the Asian services marketplace. Pradeep Khanna Title: Executive Director Company: Integrating Australia with Asia - Globalisaion, Digitisation and Services Intensification Pradeep is developing Virtual & Global Services Hub of academia, consulting & industry from Australia, India & other Asian countries. He is Managing Director of GLOBAL MINDSET, thought leading research and consulting company heavily involved in all aspects of virtual & global services, & global sourcing. With over 25 years of executive & management experience across number ofindustries, Pradeep has been Leader for IBM GBS Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ) leveraging India, China, Philippines,Vietnam, Egypt, Romania, Brazil & Argentina for A/NZ . He has worked on assignments involving IBM, Australian TradeCommission, Optus, Westpac, Qantas, ING, Crompton Greaves etcHe is also Chairperson, Branding & Treasurer of IITian Association of Australia (IITAA), Chairman of Royal Star, Global ExecutiveMember at IIT Delhi AA, & Director (Consulting) at Mindfields Consulting. He is mentor at UNSW, AIBC & other places. Pradeepdid his MBA from AGSM (UNSW), M.Sc, Computer Science from UTS, & B Tech from IIT Delhi.Speakers Please note: Speakers are in order of when they appear on the agenda Prof. Anant Agrawal Title: President Company: eDX (online Joint Venture between Harvard & MIT) Anant Agarwal is the President of edX, an online learning venture of Harvard and MIT. Agarwal taught the first course of edX on circuits and electronics from MIT, which drew 155,000 students from 162 countries. He has served as the director of CSAIL, MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. He is also a founder of Tilera Corporation which created the Tile multicore processor. He led the development of Raw, an early tiled multicore processor, Sparcle, an early multi-threaded microprocessor, and Alewife, a scalable multiprocessor. Prof. Arun Sharma Title: Deputy Vice Chancellor Company: Queensland University of Technology Arun Sharma is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Commercialisation) at QUT. He was a co- founder of NICTA. He has served as a member of the ARC Advisory Council, Queensland Premier’s Smart State Council and Business Roundtable, and currently chairs the Queensland India Council. He has also served as the National Chair of the Australia India Business Council. Andrew Thomson Title: Executive Director AsiaPac Company: Cisco As Director of Public Sector Strategy for Cisco, Andrew works with government agencies to improve efficiency and citizen engagement. His deep understanding of education and government results from his experience a senior provincial-government minister in Canada where he served as Saskatchewan’s minister of finance, education, public safety, and energy.
  4. 4. Prof. Uday Desai Title: Director Indian Institute of Technology Company: Indian Institute of Technology Uday B. Desai received the B. Tech. degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, in 1974, the M.S. degree from the State University of New York, Buffalo, in 1976, and the Ph.D. degree from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, U.S.A., in 1979, all in Electrical Engineering. Since June 2009 he is the Director of IIT Hyderabad. Prof. Pip Pattison Title: Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) Company: University of Melbourne Professor Pip Pattison is currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Melbourne. Her research involves the development and application of mathematical and statistical models for social networks and network-based social processes. Pip was elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in 1995. Prof. Iain Martin Title: Vice President and Deputy Vice Chancellor(Academic) Company: University of New South Wales Professor Iain Martin is Vice President and DVC (Academic) at the University of New South Wales. Having trained as a medical doctor at the University of Leeds, UK, we worked for the University of Leeds for 13 years before moving to the University of Auckland as Professor of Surgery in 2000. In 2005 he was appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences a post he held until mid 2011 when he was appointed as Deputy Vice Chancellor(Strategic Engagement) at the University. In October 2012 he took up his current role at UNSW. Tim Dodd Title: Education Editor Company: Australian Financial Review - Event Breakout Session Moderator Tim Dodd leads the education coverage in the Financial Review, editing the weekly Monday education section and co-ordinating the daily coverage of education issues. He writes a weekly column, Education Observed, published on Mondays. He has over 20 experience as a journalist covering public policy, economic and political issues. Andrew Norton Title: Higher Education Program Director Company: Grattan Institute Andrew Norton is the Higher Education Program Director at the Grattan Institute. His most recent reports are Mapping Australian higher education, 2013 and Graduate Winners: Assessing the public and private benefits of higher education. He has a regular higher education column for The Age newspaper, and is a frequent media commentator on higher education issues. Peter Rohan Title: Partner Company: Ernst & Young Peter is a Senior Memberof Ernst & Young’s Education Industry Group. He has extensive experience both locally and internationally. Peter’s key expertise is in public policy reform, operational strategy & improvement and organisational change. He has over 25 years experience in leading and managing important projects across a variety of organisations and a diverse range of stakeholder groups. Prof. Eric Y.H. Tsui Title: Associate Director, KMIRC Company: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Eric was appointed Professor of Knowledge Management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University under the President’s Distinguished Professionals Scheme in September 2002, he joined as a full time staff in March 2005. Since then, he has designed and delivered numerous public and custom-designed knowledge management and technologies workshops. He has consulted for many government departments and private organisations in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and Brunei. Eric is Vice President of the Hong Kong KnowledgeManagement Society, an honorary advisor on KM to the Hong Kong Police College, and a member on IT Technical Advisory Sub-Committee in the Hospital Authority. He has held various positions at various organisations these include but are not limited to; CSC,AMP and Maybank. He was also a gratis visitor to Microsoft Research in February, 2000.
  5. 5. Dr Loretta O’Donnell Title: Associate Dean, Education, Australian School of Business Company: UNSW & member of MOOC panel Dr Loretta O’Donnell is Associate Dean, Education at the Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales. Loretta’s research interests are in human capital analysis issues within financial markets, and how to improve dialogue between Boards and markets on human capital and intangible value creation. Prof. John Simons Title: Executive Dean Company: Macquarie University Professor John Simons is Executive Dean of Arts at Macquarie University. He previously worked at the universities of Wales, Exeter, Winchester, Edge Hill and Lincoln in the UK and has held several visiting Professorships in the USA. In the 1990s he worked extensively in eastern Europe on various projects to build universities after the fall of communism. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, the Higher Education Academy, the Zoological Society of London and the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. Shantanu Prakash Title: Chairman and Managing Director Company: Educomp, India Shantanu Prakash founded Educomp Solutions Limited in 1994, a few years after acquiring an MBA degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. His vision has been to transform the teaching-learning process through the use of technology and best practices. The company employs over 16000 people across 27 offices worldwide including India, USA Canada, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Singapore. Educomp is the leader in education content, professional development, online learning and the first company to set up highquality schools across the country Educomp works with over 32,000 schools and 20 million students across the globe and has jointventures with Pearson PLC and Raffles Education Corporation for vocational and higher education respectively. Christopher Campbell Title: Group MD Company: Academies Australasia Group Managing Director, Academies Australasia (‘AKG’), since 1996. AKG’s 10 separately licensed colleges in Australia and Singapore have taught tens of thousands of students from 116 countries. Director, Asia Society Australia and Member, Council on Australia Latin America Relations Education Action Group. AKG has been operating for more than 100 years and listed on ASX for 35 years. Mark J Laurie Title: Partner Company: PricewaterhouseCoopers Mark is a Senior Partner at PwC, the Client Lead Partner on a number of multi-national clients and is the PwC Australia - India Practice Leader. He also leads both a Partner and a Client Executive Development program and was a Member of PwC Australia’s Leadership Council and the Industry Leader’s Committee. Mark has a background in both corporate and advisory roles, across a broad range of industries and geographies, including Australia, China, South East Asia, India and New Zealand. His has had many assignments acrossfinancial and management reporting, mergers and acquisitions, market entry strategies, the development of operating models,capital raisings, corporate restructures, risk management and litigation support. Mark was a Lieutenant in the Australian Army Reserve(Infantry) and awarded the Australian Defence Medal. Peter Acheson Title: CEO Company: Peoplebank Australia Ltd Peoplebank is Australia’s largest IT&T recruitment company. Founded in 1990, we specialise in the permanent and contract placement of IT&T professionals across all vertical markets. We have a national network of offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney; with 3,000 contractors on-site and place 6,000 candidates every year. Our vision is to be the best recruitment company in Asia Pacific, the No. 1 Choice for our Employees, Clients and Candidates. Peoplebank... Passionate about People. Dilip Chenoy Title: MD & CEO Company: National Skill Development Corporation Dilip is currently Managing Director & CEO of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). The NSDC is a Public Private Partnership whose objective is to skill 150 million people in India by 2022 by fostering private sector investment and initiatives in training and skill development in 20 high growth sectors and the unorganized segment.
  6. 6. Brad Howarth Title: Commentator and Author on Digital Transformation Brad has built his career around investigating the impact technology has on business, society and individuals. As a professional journalist, author and speaker, Brad has spent the last two decades analysing the challenges and opportunities that arise from new technologies, and has become much sought after as a catalyst for discussions around the evolution of industry and business models. Brad co-authored A Faster Future (February 2011). In the mid to late 1990s Brad reported on the rapid growth of Australia’s IT industry asit rode the dotcom bubble. In 1999, he joined the editorial team at BRW as Information Technology Editor and then into the role ofMarketing Editor. Dr Nick Tate Title: President Company: Australian Computer Society (ACS) Dr Nick Tate is President of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and Director of the Australian Government’s Research Data Storage Infrastructure (RDSI) project which is based at the University of Queensland (UQ). This initiative aims to transform the storage of research data throughout Australian Universities and Research Institutions. He was Associate Director of the Australian Research Collaboration Service (ARCS) which developed and deployed cloud computing and cloud storage services for researchers across Australia. Hehas been an Adjunct Professor in IT and Electrical Engineering at UQ since 2008. He has over 38 years IT experience with 16 years atCIO level in a University and two banks. Suan Yeo Title: Head of Education (APAC) Company: Google Suan heads up Google’s Enterprise Education efforts in Asia-Pacific. He is responsible for promoting the adoption of Google technology at the institution level for schools and universities. Suan is passionate about Educational Technology, and is constantly advocating for collaborative learning, open access and innovative experimentation. He is a lifelong learner, and firmly believes that no child should be left behind in education. Prof. Simon Kaplan Title: Director, Skills and Industry Transformation Company: NICTA Simon Kaplan is NICTA Director, Skills and Industry Transformation. Prior to working at NICTA, Simon was Professor of Computer Science and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology at the Queensland University of Technology. And before that he was Head of the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the University of Queensland, He holds B.Sc (Hons) (first class) and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, both from the University of Cape Town. He has over 30 years of industry and research experience in information technology. Raju Varanasi Title: Chief Operating Officer Company: Education Services Australia Raju Varanasi is the Chief Operating Officer of the NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre (NSW CLIC) at the NSW Dept. of Education and Communities. The Centre develops high quality teaching and learning resources in all areas of school curriculum, professional learning courses, tools, portals and support materials to support delivery in classrooms. His key responsibilities include the promotion of a culture of innovation through the development and implementation of major teaching and learning initiatives using ICT.Raju was a speaker at the National Broadband Network Summit at UNSW in 2009 and a panelist for OpenGov forum in 2012. He ismember of the national education groups for Digital Architecture and E-learning, managed by the federal education department(DEEWR). He is an Australian Fulbright Scholar and was a Director in TAFE NSW for several years prior to joining the Centre for LearningInnovation. He has an excellent understanding of and broad experience in the development and delivery of digitally based servicesfor both school and vocational education within NSW and Australia. Colin Griffith Title: Director Company: Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation Colin Griffith is the Director of the Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation (ACBI), a collaborative research initiative led by CSIRO in partnership with NICTA, Colin has been a leading exponent of innovative internet and electronic services over the last twenty years working in a variety of media, internet, consulting and government positions. He established the popular and awarding winning ABC Online and managing the ABC’s new media service during the 1990s. He was also a senior executive with the NSW Government Chief Information Office,responsible for promoting broadband and new forms of service delivery for health, education and other government services. Keyachievements included the construction of state-wide fibre optic network for major hospitals, schools and other government facilitiesand the development of open government policies and initiatives to improve access to public sector data.
  7. 7. Dr Dror Ben-Naim Title: Founder and CEO Company: Smart Sparrow Dr Dror Ben-Naim is the founder and CEO of Smart Sparrow, an ed-tech start-up pioneering adaptive and personalized learning technology. Prior to founding Smart Sparrow, Ben-Naim led a research group in the field of Intelligent Tutoring Systems and Educational Data Mining at UNSW, resulting in the development of the Adaptive eLearning Platform. The tools and content that the group developed were successfully adopted by UNSW and other top Australian universities.In 2011, as demand for Adaptive eLearning grew beyond the capacity of the research team, Ben-Naim and his fellow researchersfounded Smart Sparrow with a mission to take Adaptive Learning to the next level and with backing from venture capital investors.Smart Sparrow has since grown and is now involved in several multi-university projects (involving UMelb, UTas, UTS, ACU, Monash, UWS,JCU and more), aiming to make the world a smarter place.Dr. Ben-Naim holds a B.Sc. in Physics and Computer Science and a PhD in A.I. and Education from UNSW. A/Prof Gangadhara Prusty Title: A/Prof, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Company: UNSW Gangadhara Prusty is an Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at UNSW and have received multiple teaching excellence awards, including Australian Awards for Teaching and Australian Council of Engineering Deans Award for Engineering Education Excellence in 2012. He pioneered the Adaptive eLearning technologies with traditional teaching in novel ways to help net-gen students in large engineering classes. His teaching development has been taken up by students and academics at the national and international universities. Jonathan Marshall Title: CEO Company: Bondi Labs Jonathan Marshall founded Bondi Labs in 2012 to develop serious games for the plant biosecurity space in collaboration with the CSIRO, QUT, SBIT and the Crawford Fund. The objective is to develop effective and scalable skills development solutions that address global food security challenges in the 21st Century. Jonathan also runs Plataris an OEM eLearning content developer for professionals in the early childhood education sector. Jonathan has a Bachelor in Economics (Hons) and an MBA and was previously a strategy leader for GE in the US, UK, Europe and Australia. Aditya Bhatnagar Title: Director Company: Drona Edutronics Aditya Ranjan Bhatnagar is a keen observer of educational trends around the world and their application to Engineering Education. Training and skilling of technical manpower for core engineering Industry. Content development and e learning and Vocational Training are key areas. Designing Labs and Experiments for hands on approach. Worked on skilling proposals with the National Skills Development Council and the Electronics Skills Sector Council. Christian Richter Title: Research Stream Leader Company: CSIRO Since joining the CSIRO in 2009, Christian led a series of multidisciplinary research projects and initiatives ranging from sensor network technology to information management. He currently leads a series of projects within the Digital Productivity and Services Flagship, a major initiative to deliver more efficient and innovative services for Australia. Prof. Farzad Safaei Title: Director, ICT Research Institute Company: Smart Services CRC/University of Wollongong Farzad Safaei graduated from the University of Western Australia with the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics) and obtained his PhD in Telecommunications Engineering from Monash University, Australia. Currently, he is the Professor of Telecommunications Engineering and Managing Director of ICT Research Institute at the University of Wollongong. Before joining the University of Wollongong, he was the Manager of Internetworking Architecture and Services Section in Telstra Research Laboratories.
  8. 8. The Future ofHigher Education & Skills Training‘MOOCs & Digitisation’ Global Mindset is a thought leading consulting company focused on increasing services trade between Australia, India and other Asian countries. • provides strategic, market entry and project management services • promotes joint academic, research, consulting and corporate training between Australian and Asian entities • presents thought leading panel discussions through its initiative Integrating Australia with Asia For any queries, please contact Pradeep Khanna, CEO & Managing Director by Email: Phone:       +61 401144553 Twitter: Linkedin: Sponsors, Exhibitors and SupportersWe would like to thank the following organisations for supporting The Future ofHigher Education & Skills Training.Platinum Sponsor ExhibitorConference SponsorsConference Supporters