Higher Education Shared Services Forum #hess12
29 Nov 2012
Broadcast from Central London

Headline Speakers

The resolution of the VAT obstacles to shared services open a range of collaboration, social enterprises, joint ventures, joint procurement and outsourcing possibilities. But strategic thinking needs to sit above agile responses.

Find out about shared services option and outsourcing strategies with universities and colleges, other public sector organisations in your locality and with the private sector.

Be open to all the possibilities understand the strategic consequences both within the specialist areas of HE such as libraries, research, registry but also general functions of HR, finance, estates, transport , maintenance and digital service

Programme
10:00
Aaron Porter, Journalist and HE Consultant
Welcome and introduction from conference Chair

10:15
Steve Butcher, Head of Procurement & Shared Services, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
Building on the success of VAT – practical support for the sector

10:35
Tim Marshall, Chief Executive, JANET (UK)
To share or not to share… that is the question

10:50
Chris Cobb, Chief Operating Officer and University Secretary, University of London
Bringing together shared services across a range of diverse institutions

11:10
Questions and discussion
11:30
Break
12:00
Debby Shorley, Director of Library Services, Imperial College
Learning from higher education libraries

12:15
Peter Tinson, Executive Secretary, UCISA
Blended approaches to service delivery in stringent times

12:30
Nigel Paul, Vice Principal & Director of Corporate Services, University of Edinburgh & Chair, Advanced Procurement for Universities & Colleges Ltd
A joint approach for advanced procurement

12:45
Questions and discussion
13:00
Break
14:00
Chris Hale, Deputy Director of Policy, Universities
Implementing the Diamond findings – moving the sector forward

14:15
Neville Cannon, Programme Director for ICT Shared Services, Plymouth City Council
Local authority and education collaborating – building the impetus for local economic growth

14:30
Paul Hopkins, Director, HE Shared Services Ltd
Why do some projects work and others fail? Reflections on 20 HE services projects

14:45
Questions and discussion
15:00
Break
15:30
Key issue seminar sessions
One of the following seminars will be broadcast live

15:30
Finance: HEI internal audit shared service
Richard Young & Sean Ryan, Directors, Uniac

15:30
Delivering value through shared student services
Jayne Rowley, Director - Business Services, Graduate Prospects Ltd

16:30
End of broadcast