Cris will discuss the issues and challenges faced by Durham University in light of the COVID-19 and the way the University responded.
Dr Cris Bloomfield, Durham University
18:10 - Room opens
18:30 - Presentation
19:15 - Questions
19:30 - Close
In March 2020 Durham University moved into remote working as the COVID-19 pandemic came into effect. Moving the workforce to home working and then reacting to the need to support those back on campus whilst others remained remote both within the UK and overseas has presented some operational and logistical challenges.
This talk will go into some of the detail in how this was achieved, what we believe some of the long term gains will be and how there may be long lasting impact for one of England’s oldest and most prestigious Universities.
About the speaker
Dr Cris Bloomfield is responsible for all IT Operations at Durham University, directing the teams that provide support and technical service delivery. He works with the university executive members to shape and deliver future direction, including innovations that will support the University in its strategic ambitions.
With a background in the commercial sector, Cris has over 20 years of experience working in the Russell Group of UK universities. His current portfolio includes major infrastructure improvement projects and support for new build and refurbishment projects associated with the University Estate. He leads the UK HE Intelligent Campus steering group and is passionate about technologies that can positively transform the digital experiences.
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