CONFERENCE DAY ONE, Tuesday, 28th February, 2017

08:00 AM - 08:30 AM Morning Refreshment and Registration

08:30 AM - 08:40 AM Opening Remarks from the Chairman

Pierre Tapie, Founder, PAXTER (Paris-Singapore)

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Pierre Tapie

Founder
PAXTER (Paris-Singapore)

08:40 AM - 08:50 AM Speed Networking

  • Mapping and addressing the current driving forces impacting the development of higher education
  • Asia as one-stop destination: optimizing the competitive edges to attract global and regional students
  • Spearheading technology investment as the driving force to move the university forefront
  • Repositioning Asia’s Higher Education Sector in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) World
  • Decoding and meeting the changing needs of millennial students


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Pierre Tapie

Founder
PAXTER (Paris-Singapore)
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Christine Chow

Principal Advisor Global Business
RMIT University, Australia
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Trevor Spedding

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Strategy) - South East Asia
University of Wollongong, Australia
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Helen Bartlett

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Chief Executive
Monash University, Malaysia

09:25 AM - 09:55 AM How Can your Institution Prepare for the Next 15 Years in the Age of Digital and Demographic Disruption?

Pierre Tapie, Founder, PAXTER (Paris-Singapore)
An intensive research on student mobility and higher education trends from 68 countries representing 90% of students on the planet has been conducted at Paxter. The findings will be illustrated in this session to forecast the “demographics tsunami” and digital trends in the next 15 years. Prepare to discover the interesting findings and stay abreast of the student mobility pathways.
  • Global and regional trends of academic demographics
  • Unlocking arising opportunities with digital strategies
  • How to leverage Asia’s values to attract students and reshape multiple models of Asian universities

Pierre Tapie

Founder
PAXTER (Paris-Singapore)
  • Gearing up for the evolution of new education delivery models: MOOCs, online degrees, and learning analytics – the commercial opportunities
  • Strategic Ed tech investment and strengthening the capabilities of your CIO an ICT department
  • Seamlessly marrying new technologies with traditional teaching methods for more effective outcomes
  • Change to be the new constant: Leveraging learning analytics to drive the informed changes

Pierre Tapie

Founder
PAXTER (Paris-Singapore)
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Sinn-Chye Ho

Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer
Wawasan Open University, Malaysia
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Pradeep Kumar Nair

Deputy Vice Chancellor
Taylor’s University
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John Arul Phillips

Dean, School of Education and Cognitive Sciences
Asia e University

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Morning Break and Networking Session

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM [Case Study] Propelling Research Commercialization, Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship to Uplift Innovation and Financial Standing

  • Community and industry engagement to identify high-impact research opportunities
  • Translating research into impactful outcomes to harness the commercial returns
  • Scaffolding whole ecosystems for entrepreneurial research, innovations, alliances and services
  • Solving the funding puzzle with successful practices on winning research grants
  • Enhancing the commercial proof of concepts with young start-ups incubation
  • Gauging the fine line between university’s knowledge mission and industry’s drive for profit

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM [Case Study] Education 3.0 - the Revolutionary Teaching and Learning System Developed at KAIST

Kil Hyun Kwon, Director of Center for Excellence on Learning & Teaching, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea
KAIST is ranked the most innovative university in Asia (August 2016, Thomson Reuters). The university has developed Education 3.0, an innovative pedagogy and instructional strategies to place the emphasis on flipped learning and discussion within the classroom. The revolutionary pedagogy and instructional approach offers students the freedom in learning, facilitates globalized, integrated and interactive learning by using online learning contents, and well structured discussion frameworks. Based on the various collected data, KAIST strives to gain insights and make further development to the Education 3.0 initiative. This session will highlight the development of Education 3.0, how to increase its adoption and increase productivity of learning.


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Kil Hyun Kwon

Director of Center for Excellence on Learning & Teaching
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM [Case Study] Balancing Pedagogy and Technology to Strengthen Higher Education Delivery Models

Sinn-Chye Ho, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer, Wawasan Open University, Malaysia
  • Marrying pedagogy and technology to propel learning outcomes
  • Spurring interactive and collaborative learning across the campus
  • Teaching and learning excellence with the help of pedagogy, space and technology
  • Building an innovative, up-to-date and relevant curriculum that spurs innovation


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Sinn-Chye Ho

Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer
Wawasan Open University, Malaysia

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Networking Lunch Break

Meeting the Employability Challenge: Preparing for Future Work Ready Graduates

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM [Case Study] Meeting the Employability Challenge in the Age Of Sharing Economy and Crowd-Based Capitalism

Graeme Wilkinson, Vice Chancellor, Sunway University, Malaysia
University graduates are now emerging into a rapidly changing employment market. Some traditional job roles are disappearing and new ones are emerging. These changes are primarily driven by information and communication technologies, which are both automating some traditional jobs out of existence yet also creating new opportunities for intelligent highly-driven new graduates to establish new forms of business. The key issue for universities is how best to prepare graduates for this rapidly changing World of work. In this session you will hear about
  • How growth in higher education participation rates worldwide is impacting graduate employability rates
  • The changing patterns of employment driven by ICT and the growth in so-called “crowd-based capitalism”
  • The changing requirements for graduate employability skills
  • How universities need to adapt their employability skills training to address the changing employment market

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Graeme Wilkinson

Vice Chancellor
Sunway University, Malaysia

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM [Case Study] Creating Outstanding Campus Experience to Prepare Future-Ready Graduates - the Case Study from Bond University

Bond University has been named top of the class for student experience for the 11th consecutive year in the latest edition of The Good Universities Guide, released today.

The private Gold Coast university was ranked by students as the number one university in the country for overall experience. Bond was a stand-out across the education experience measures, also ranking number one nationally for learner engagement, learning resources and teaching quality. Bond University was awarded the highest rating for skills development and student support, classing it among Australia's very best universities.

The session will highlight the pathways to ensure students experience with relevant career and industry exposure, the knowledge applications via its academic and industry collaboration initiatives.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM [Case Study] Incorporating Industrial Partners as Part of Curriculum Assessments

Alan Go, Deputy CEO, ERC Institute, Singapore
  • Why incorporate industrial partners in curriculum design?
  • What are the criteria for such industrial partners?
  • How do students and industry partners benefit?
  • Grading students on industrial engagement projects

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Alan Go

Deputy CEO
ERC Institute, Singapore

Sustainable Higher Education Revenue & Cost Management Models

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM [Case Study] Reinventing Higher Education Business Models: Ushering the Dawn of a Self-Financing and Autonomous University

Helen Bartlett, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Chief Executive, Monash University, Malaysia
Established some 17 years ago, Monash University Malaysia has transformed its positioning from a small branch campus to a world class, self-financing and research-led institution. The joint venture between Monash University and the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation is considered to be one of the most successful transnational higher education partnerships in the region.

Spearheading the dynamic partnership, Professor Bartlett will share the success pathway to build a private university as a sustainable business, balancing competing demands from various stakeholders. This session will chart the journey of a progressive higher education institution, which achieves world-class quality at the same time as business effectiveness.
  • Forming strategic partnerships with industry
  • Driving opportunities to generate external research income
  • Balancing competing demands of stakeholders
  • Creating industry opportunities for students and graduates
  • Combining world-class quality and business efficiency

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Helen Bartlett

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Chief Executive
Monash University, Malaysia

3:30 PM - 3:50 PM Afternoon Break and Networking Session

  • Thinking differently about managing higher education institutions: addressing the volatility of higher education to economic conditions
  • Successful joint venture models
  • Assessing the demand to cultivate lifelong learning courses
  • Successful frameworks to drive philanthropic endowments

Graeme Wilkinson

Vice Chancellor
Sunway University, Malaysia

T. Ryan Keough

Vice President, University Advancement
Asia-Pacific International University, Thailand

Geoffrey Williams

Director
Williams Business Consultancy (Malaysia)

Graham Kendall

Provost and CEO
University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

Strategic Student Recruitment and Enrolment

4:55 PM - 5:25 PM [Case Study] Understanding the Changing Expectations from Parents and Students to Drive Highly Effective Student Recruitment Campaigns in Asia

Simon Phillips, Regional Admissions Director (South East Asia), Les Roches and Glion

Rank and brand are still important, but more and more students are asking, what is my return on investment? Today, parents, students and career advisors are carefully assessing higher education options and weighing up the real return of their investment including career prospects, multicultural exposure, campus experience, alumni network and of course, career prospects.

With over 16 years’ experience in leading successful international student admissions campaigns and enrolling students into higher education institutions in Australia, Singapore, USA, UK, Switzerland, Spain and China, Simon will share some practical insights on the changing expectations of students and how he prepares strategies and action plans to recruit more students through better designed more personalised and targeted campaigns.
  • What defines the millennia’s return of investment on higher education? And who is really making the final decision?
  • Collaborating with career services offices and decision influencers to customize and personalise student outreach programs
  • Capturing diversified marketing channels to maximise the touch points with the students
  • Forming strategic engagement with community and academia to enhance branding

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Simon Phillips

Regional Admissions Director (South East Asia)
Les Roches and Glion
  • Decoding and meeting student’s expectation for a 21st century university
  • Nurturing the reputation: what are other major values besides ranking?
  • Redefining and strengthening your institution’s unique value proposition offering to the students
  • Evaluating targeted recruitment and lead conversion strategies
  • Leveraging Omni-channel marketing to nurture touch points with the students

Adam Thompson

Assistant Assistant President - Academic Affairs
Stamford International University, Thailand

Ahmad Rafi Mohamed Eshaq

President & CEO
Multimedia University

Simon Phillips

Regional Admissions Director (South East Asia)
Les Roches and Glion

Alan Go

Deputy CEO
ERC Institute, Singapore

6:00 PM - 11:59 PM End of Conference Day One