“From cutting-edge research to inspiring new ideas, universities create and stimulate great minds to do incredible things. Swinburne University of Technology is harnessing this energy in its innovative digital transformation, CIO Sean Elwick tells us.
Today’s students can forget the days of trawling through library book indexes for specific keywords and frantically hand-writing notes in unengaging lecture halls. Technology is at the forefront of academia, from the ways students consume information through e-learning portals and networks, to utilising virtual and augmented reality technologies as a part of everyday life.
Sean Elwick, CIO at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, tells us of the institution’s ongoing digital transformation.
Swinburne is in the world’s top 400 universities, according to the 2019 QS and Times Higher Education university rankings, and “has an international reputation for quality research that connects science and technology with business and the community.” Innovation runs through every aspect of the university, and its progressive agenda with an emphasis on the importance of utilising technology sets Swinburne apart from other institutions.”