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Wed 28 Nov 2018
14:00 - 17:00

Venue: University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

Provided by: University Information Services


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TechLink Community: IT Forum

Wed 28 Nov 2018


University Information Services (UIS) is hosting an IT forum afternoon. The event will cover brief updates on UIS projects and services. Industry briefing sessions from Amazon Web Services (including merchandise giveaways) and Phoenix and a representative from Dell. There will also be shared projects from the IT community (Physics and the Healthcare Improvement Studies Insitute) .

Target audience

Members of the UIS Techlink scheme


Membership of the UIS Techlink scheme


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Wed 28 Nov 2018   14:00 - 17:00 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium map Stephen Hoensch,  Ronald Haynes,  Chris Quy
Topics covered


  • Machine Learning and IoT on AWS (Amazon Web Services)
  • IT at The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute
  • Microsoft and More from Phoenix Software
  • Development projects in Physics
  • New Streaming Media Service and Lecture Capture developments
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Project, Microsoft EES and the University-Wide Active Directory (Blue). HEAT.

Short presentations of approximately 20 minutes

Agenda & Speakers

14:00 - 14:15

  • Registration and welcome

14:15 - 15:05

  • INDUSTRY UPDATE: Innovating with Machine Learning & IoT on AWS. Martin Bishop EMEA Tech Lead for IoT, Amazon
    • We'll look at how AWS enables you to build production-grade IoT solutions that also incorporate Machine Learning models. Secondly, we'll look at how you can use AWS Managed AI-Based services to add intelligence to existing projects/applications including voice and computer vision. Finally, we'll also look at how AWS helps you build out your own models with tools like Amazon Sage Maker.
  • TECHLINK COMMUNITY UPDATE: Development projects in Physics. Mike Moriarty, Head of IT Transformation, Physics


  • Coffee/tea break

15:15 - 16:05

  • INDUSTRY UPDATE: Microsoft and More from Phoenix Software
  • TECHLINK COMMUNITY UPDATE: IT at The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute. Andy Paterson, Citizen Science Lead, THIS Institute


  • Coffee/tea break

16:15 - 17:00

  • UIS UPDATES: New Media service, Lecture Capture developments. Abraham Martin, Head of DevOps
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure project, Microsoft EES, Blue AD, HEAT updates. Steve Hoensch, Head of UIS Frontline Services
  • Intuitional File Storage project update Chang Xi Sun, Project Manager

17:00 Close


An afternoon session of approximately 3 hours. Attendees will have the option to attend preferred sessions during the scheduled breaks, if unable to attend the full afternoon

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