Digital Discovery Day Sydney

Digital Discovery Day, Sydney 

19th October 2017 - The Blue Room Bondi

Upper Level, Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi NSW 2026

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Delegates   •   Learning Institutions   •   Panellist and Speakers   •  Publishing Houses   •   Resellers   •   Technology Partners


About Digital Discovery Day

This is not a sales day - it is a space for sharing information and
experiences, including the challenges that digital brings.



Customer stories from institutions with hands-on experience of implementing digital solutions.



Expert panels and group discussion.



The opportunity to make new connections and catch up with existing contacts in an informal environment over refreshments.


Who Should Attend?

The Digital Discovery Day brings together teaching staff, librarians, administrators, learning technologists and
publishers to discuss the opportunities and challenges of introducing technology into Vocational and Higher Education.

Whether you have experiences to share, practical issues to work through or just want to find out what it’s all
about, the VitalSource Digital Discovery Day is a forum you should be part of.



"I learned a lot about the mechanics of e-reading and how it can and will
benefit the education system in the 21st century"



Vanessa Boddington
Marketing Director EMEA & AsiaPacific
VitalSource Limited

Annabel Dawson
Senior Business Development Executive
VitalSource Limited

John Donovan
Managing Director EMEA & AsiaPacific
VitalSource Limited

Karen Hildebrandt
National Sales Manager
Oxford University Press

David Israel
Director, Educational Innovation & Commercial Development
University of Melbourne

Rick Johnson
Vice President of Product Strategy
VitalSource Limited

Kyle McCann
Manager, Customer Success




"Good to see information on how many students are using ebooks, for how long, on what devices, etc"


"Really interesting to hear about the challenges and different ways people have approached them."


12:00 – 12:30
12:30 – 12:45



Vanessa Boddington, Marketing Director EMEA & AsiaPacific, VitalSource Limited

12:45 – 13:15


The VitalSource Vision

John Donovan, Managing Director EMEA & AsiaPacific, VitalSource Limited

13:15 – 13:35
Buffet Lunch
13:35 – 14:15


Improving Student Experience Through eTextbooks & Other Adventures

David Israel, Director, Educational Innovation & Commercial Development, University of Melbourne

14:15 – 14:45


Learning Analytics and Student Success

Vanessa Boddington, Marketing Director EMEA & AsiaPacific
Annabel Dawson, Senior Business Development Executive, VitalSource Limited

14:45 – 15:15


Embracing Digital in the Name of Access & Flexibility

Karen Hildebrandt, National Sales Manager, Oxford University Press

15:15 – 15:30
15:30 - 15:45


The Digital Experience: Australian Student Research

Vanessa Boddington, Marketing Director EMEA & AsiaPacific

15:45 - 16:15


Partnering with VitalSource to Enable Effective and Affordable Learning Experiences

Rick Johnson, Vice President of Product Strategy, VitalSource Limited

16:15 - 16:45


Affordability and Access

Ryan Petersen, Vice President of General Administration for Verba

16:45 - 17:00
Closing Remarks
17:00 – 18:00
Cocktails and Networking



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