EDUCAUSE 2014 insights, contacts and actions arising

A few notes here outlining next steps for me and my portfolio in light of my attendance at the conference


Contact made with Yves Épelboin from EUNIS RE BI Taskforce and BI Maturity exercise via Bob Strunz
Contact made with Hank Childers of HEDW (and therefore Aaron Waltz) and agreement gained to support UK BI Maturity measurement exercise
Opened the door at EDUCAUSE to comment the plans for Jisc Challenges on Prospect to Alumnus, Learner Analytics and the Jisc HESA Business Intelligence initiative. Aim to choose a specific area for genuine collaborative effort and mutual benefit. Alert Paul, Simon and HESA.
Update work plan to account for the Program Committee deadlines, seek adjunct readers and watch out for contact from Tim, Chair of stream
Excellent poster on a flexible toolkit to help non-project managers to deliver project success from Edinburgh University
and UCISA Project Management Practice Group toolkit (Mark Ritchie)
Need for a getting started EA modelling tool vs a complex expensive scalable tool. But the former needs some sustainability. Could be as simple as open source subscriptions (Luke)
Archie to develop a repository, multiple user support and cloud service (Nathalie)
Spreading EA capability across roles rather than a single EA modeller (Nathalie)
Need for a 3 way conversation between Jisc, UCISA, Archie (Luke)
Internet2 – a North American organisation providing various shared services to HEIs (Bill)
Develop the Mind Map of UK Analytics and BI initiatives and supply to Sector Intelligence
Work with Sector Intelligence to develop visual representation of same at a high level / overview of user benefits not project jargon
Isights in to the work d of the CIO – see stream of session chaired by Louisa
Invitation to an Educause event on Enterprise analytics in Seattle in June 2015
Issuing students with lap tops for 3 years of their course then reissuing to staff for the remaining lifetime. Putting students before staff. Coventry University.

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