Michael Filippidis, LaTrobe University

Michael is a member of the La Trobe Information Services Platform and Storage Team.   Michael’s responsibilities in this team include data protection, monitoring, and liaising with researchers about their storage requirements and various university stakeholders on matters relating to research data storage.  Michael holds a BA (Hons) and MA in English from La Trobe…


Stephen Castellas, Jason Remedios, David Hird

Stephen Castellas Senior Manager, Global Networks at RMIT University. Stephen has over 20 years’ experience in Infrastructure roles across a wide range of Industries including Education, Finance, Manufacturing, Telecommunications and currently leads the VDIT Community of Practice for Infrastructure. Stephen has extensive experience in the Infrastructure space and has been involved and overseen the delivery…


Linda Tran and Sumer Nasrawi, Monash University

Linda Tran – Transformation Analyst – eSolutions, Monash University Linda is a Transformation Analyst within the IT Service Governance space at Monash University. Whilst at Monash, she has led multiple improvement initiatives in both an operational and strategic context. She is currently part of a core team in building a knowledge-driven culture within Monash’s IT…

Balaji Naidu, RMIT University

· Balaji Naidu

· Current position Technical Delivery Lead at RMIT in the Global Network Team

· 10yrs + experience in the Network space across different industries (Education/Health/Logistics/Banking/Not for Profit Government Subsidiary)

· Passionate sports fan (Tennis/AFL (Go Hawks)/Cricket/Golf/Motor Sport)

Stuart Thornton, RMIT University

Stuart Thornton, Technical Delivery Lead   Stuart Thornton is a 25 year veteran of RMIT University who is a key participant in aligning technology to the ever changing organisational needs.  With a strong focus on infrastructure including storage, data protection and datacentre his current role as a Technical Delivery Lead ensures that the technology landscape…

Sue Owen, Director, Library and Learning Spaces Federation University

Sue Owen is Director, Library and Learning Spaces at Federation University Australia. Sue leads the strategic development of contemporary library services, collections and spaces, both online and at FedUni campus libraries across Victoria and in Brisbane. Her experience with spaces at many universities is informing a transformative pilot at FedUni, leveraging the affordances of technology,…