Keynote Speakers

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Paul Feldman

Dr. Paul Feldman

Chief Executive

Paul have been chief executive of Jisc since mid-October 2015.

In January 2016, he was listed in The Sunday Times list of Britain’s 500 most influential in the area of engineering and technology.

Merete Kvidal

Merete Kvidal

Project Director for campus development

Experienced Project Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the public service, higher education industry and private business. Skilled in Leadership, Sustainability, Government, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Planning, Communication and Organizational Development. Strong community and social services professional with high understanding of political processes and systems.

The Project Director for Campus Development sits in the Rector`s Strategic Management Group; the Rector`s Office. She is responsible for the campus development at NTNU on behalf of the Rector. This includes acquisition and development of the knowledge base that ensures that campus is used as a strategic means to strengthen NTNU`s quality and position for the core activities at the university.

John O'Brien

John O’Brien

President and CEO

John O’Brien is President and CEO of EDUCAUSE, an international non-profit association and long-time partner of EUNIS.  Prior to this appointment in 2015, John served as senior vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, the fifth largest higher education system in the USA. Prior to this role, John served as president of North Hennepin Community College, director of a statewide “Students First” initiative, a provost, and associate vice chancellor of instructional technology in Minnesota. John holds a bachelor’s degree in English and English education from Augustana College, a master’s degree in Anglo-Irish Literature from the University of Dublin (Trinity College), and a doctorate in English from the University of Minnesota.