EduTECH’s ICT Managers Congress is not a ‘teaching’ conference. It is designed for network and systems administrators and managers looking for ideas, advice and lessons-learnt about how to build, implement and support the ICT systems that will take Australian education into the future.



  • IT Directors and Managers
  • Network Managers
  • IT Administrators
  • IT Technicians
  • IT Security Managers
  • Cyber Security Managers
  • CIOs
  • CTOs


  • Remote learning systems
  • Cloud and storage management
  • Network security
  • Wi-Fi management
  • 5G adoption
  • IoT
  • Infrastructure efficiency
  • BYOD
  • Collaboration Tools



Cloud Management
Document Management
Information Security
Learning Analytics
Managing BYOD
Network Management
Process Automation
Community Engagement

ICT Management Congress, Tuesday 17 August 2021

Elizabeth Wilson
ICT Management Congress

10 Year Horizon

  • 360 degree view of student
  • How this can be achieved
  • The gold in technology platforms
Craig Stevenson
ICT Management Congress

Giving Technology a Purpose

Craig Stevenson, CIO, Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
Andrew Liberale
ICT Management Congress

Our 'Near Real-Time' Data Challenge

Servicing an 'on-demand' marketplace requires us to think differently and change our historic data management approaches. World-leading education and training needs to be supported by quality data, information and contemporary technology. Moving from file based, siloed data stores to near-real-time shared data repositories is challenging but a challenge we must understand, accept and master to deliver a better service experience.Key points we will cover:
  • An on demand marketplace
  • The changing data landscape
  • Making your data work for you
  • Where our quick wins lie
  • Planning for the long game
Matt Stokeld
ICT Management Congress

Digital Connectivity: Supporting secure online learning

  • Overview of current schools network
  • Challenges and risks
  • DET schools network technology roadmap
Ian Quartermaine
ICT Management Congress

Managing Complex Change: An ICT Service Transformation

Joseph Dang
ICT Management Congress

The Privacy Project: Untangling the complexity

  • Understand the privacy landscape, obligations and the current challenges teachers/schools face
  • Consider key components of a good risk framework and how to better navigate risk
  • Demonstrate how the Department has used design thinking to generate ideas, gathered feedback and ideate the product solution
  • A showcase of ARC, an online solution they can use to better mitigate risk
Josh Lyon
ICT Management Congress

Cybersecurity is not just a problem for ‘the IT guy

The recent AustCyber ‘The state of cyber fitness in Australian small businesses’ survey found most small business owners feel directly responsible for cyber risk. There is a recognition that cybersecurity is not just a problem for ‘the IT guy’. The College commissioned a cyber security incident management simulation program to unite the college community triumphing over the cyber crisis. In this presentation, we explain our journey in developing the simulation program, drawing members from the teaching faculties, administrative staff and IT to create realistic cyber incident scenarios. The objective is to challenge the status quo of ‘cyber as only an IT problem’.
last published: 11/Jun/21 06:55

ICT Management Congress, Wednesday 18 August 2021

Diana Murase
ICT Management Congress

Addressing risk in your IT operations

The focus on risk and compliance continues to increase with rising media attention on dangers of technology for individuals and businesses.This presentation will cover a range of both technical and non-technical solutions are required to balance to minimise risk to business whilst maintaining operations.
  • What is your risk appetite when innovating?
  • How do you manage your greatest threats?
  • Who are your best partners?
Dan Bowen
ICT Management Congress

Education Technology, Trends & Futures for ICT managers

A look back and a look forward to what has shaped us here in Australia regarding educational technology. Join Microsoft's Education Technology Strategist, Dan Bowen for a view on local and global trends impacting education technology now and beyond.
Cameron Nicholls
ICT Management Congress

PANEL - How to get Principal support for your IT project

IT specialists often require the commitment of significant financial, human and capital resources to provide and secure powerful solutions.For IT leaders, it can feel frustrating when it seems your concerns are not being heard amidst the range of competing school priorities.In this session panellists share with attendees the evidence they provide to make the case for change and secure sponsorship for their next project.They will share with attendees how they go about aligning proposed solutions with school strategic planning.
Blake Seufert
ICT Management Congress

Practical low cost IoT projects - How to implement connectivity

Digital adoption has surged in 2020 and student and teacher personal devices are now commonplace.As Internet enabled devices become more widespread, ICT managers and school leaders need to be prepared for the challenges and opportunities the IoT will bring. In this session attendees will hear how four innovative schools have enriched classroom learning and saved money through IoT adoption.
Dale Linegar
ICT Management Congress

How games can take higher education to the next level

Drawing on over 15 years experience developing serious games for universities throughout the world, Dale will examine:
  • When to consider using games for education
  • Benefits of games for education
  • Best practice when developing and deploying games for learning
  • Examples of how games developed here in Australia are being used by universities around the world.
last published: 11/Jun/21 06:55
EduTECH 2021