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Conference 22



16 Nov 2022
Digital & Technology Stage

Using Digital Technologies & Data Analytics to Improve the Operational Performance of Higher and Further Education Estates - Mark Gifford, Associate Director, Energy Services, IES & Dean Drobot, Head of Energy & Utilities Management, University of Edinburgh

This joint presentation, from the University of Edinburgh and IES, will demonstrate how emerging digital twin technologies and data analytics approaches are being deployed as part of a “living lab” initiative to identify operational savings across the University estate. The session will present practical solutions which can be adopted by any estates team to reduce the performance gap, tackle declining performance in existing buildings, and support a cost-effective net-zero transition.

Making a difference by making it different; Rubber stamps rarely work - Ian Stuart, Head of Education, Avantis Education

I have worked on a range of digital transformation projects in Scotland.  

From one of the worlds first 1-2-1 Programmes with every teacher and pupil having their own device in Islay High school from 2006, the national the ICT Development group, helped developed the National Digital Learning and Teaching policy, worked with schools and organisations around the world to change and develop, as well working with architects to understand what school are looking for with Now I am working with over 6 million users in 97 countries to make us of Virtual Reality to break down the walls of schools with Avantis Education | Simple Classroom Technology and in particular The World’s First Educational Metaverse - Eduverse 

During the session you will be looking at the development of impact that digital/hybrid learning has had as well as where it might go.  

Pedagogy should always be first but with the opportunities given by digital to empower all learners.  

What barriers do we inadvertently design in?  

What opportunities could be added to a design?  



Rufus Logan, Assistant Director Capital & Climate Change - Scottish Funding Council
Mark Gifford, Associate Director, Energy Services - IES
Dean Drobot, Head of Energy & Utilities Management - University of Edinburgh
Ian Stuart, Education Support Officer - East Lothian Council
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