Talis Insight Asia-Pacific 2017

2nd - 3rd February

A free two-day event at the Ship Inn, Southbank, Brisbane, Australia, bringing together library leaders and professionals in Higher Education, to explore the role of libraries in the institutional strategy and impact of technology on learning and teaching.


12 Sessions

Industry insights, Talis updates and more...

13 Speakers

Industry experts and thought leaders

70+ Attendees

Library and learning technology professionals

25+ Institutions

Higher Education Institutions in the Asia-Pacific region

Our Speakers

Our speakers will include Higher Education and technology thought leaders. You will learn about emerging trends and hear success stories. Your peers will present their achievements in improving academic and student engagement with technology. We’ll announce our speakers in the coming weeks, so watch this space.

Sue Hutley

Sue Hutley

Director, Library Services

Queensland University of Technology

Sue Hutley is the Director, Library Services at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Library in Brisbane.  Sue has worked in a variety of library sectors in management positions and was the Executive Director (CEO) of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) from 2006-2011.  Sue’s professional interests include advocacy, library leadership, digitisation, career planning and human resources.

Anne Kealley

Anne Kealley

Chief Executive Officer


As CEO, Anne leads activities to enhance CAUDIT member's abilities as strategic advisers on the use of technology in higher education and research. Anne brings more than 20 years’ experience in universities along with prior experience in state government and education to the role. more...

Nicole Healy

Nicole Healy

Senior Project Manager

Queensland University of Technology

Nicole has been working in the Library Industry for over 19 years, at both QUT and Griffith University. Nicole has worked across a range of areas including management of client services and helpdesks, liaison and community engagement, management of online services, and project management. more...

Simon Bedford

Dr Simon Bedford

Senior Lecturer

University of Wollongong

Simon Bedford’s passion for curriculum transformation comes from his life-long belief in supporting students to create their own roadmap through programmes of study that too often contain knowledge that is large and nebulous but, has to be learned in order for students to be successful in their chosen discipline area. more...

Craig Milne

Craig Milne

Manager, Scholarly Resource Services

Griffith University

Craig Milne is currently Manager, Scholarly Resource Services at Griffith University.  In his 11 years in libraries Craig has worked in the Public, Government and Academic Library sectors in a broad range of roles.

Kim Tairi

Kim Tairi

University Librarian

Auckland University of Technology

Kim Tairi is an ex-pat having returned to New Zealand after 27 years living in Melbourne, to lead the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Library as University Librarian. She worked for 20 plus years in the Australian tertiary education sector. more...

Team Member

Susan Tegg

Team Leader, Library Technology Services

Griffith University

Susan has over thirty years of experience in academic libraries in Australia and New Zealand, in both technical and client-facing roles. Susan has taken a leadership role in projects at Griffith that include an integrated library system (ILS) conversion, the implementation of a reading list solution (Talis Reading Lists and Digitised Content), and the ongoing shift to cloud hosting. Susan represents Griffith University in a number of regional and international library technology working groups.

Marcus Harvey

Marcus Harvey

Academic Support Manager

Victoria University of Wellington

I’m one of two Academic Support Managers in the Victoria University of Wellington Library and I have a responsibility for the Learning and Teaching portfolio. The Academic Support team provides targeted Library services to academics and students, including Subject Librarian support, development of the collection, JC Beaglehole Room special collection services and support for the range of groups and individuals in our diverse University community. more...

Matthew Arrowsmith

Matthew Arrowsmith

Client Services Coordinator

Victoria University of Wellington

I am one of four Client Services Coordinators at Victoria University of Wellington Library and one of two based at our main Kelburn campus. Along with my fellow coordinator at Kelburn I am responsible for the line management of our Kelburn Client Services team who for the library’s front line staff manning our various service points. My team is also responsible for managing the library’s reserve collection and processing any digitisation requests. As such we have worked particularly closely with Victoria’s adoption of Talis Aspire.

Kim Tairi

Caroline Ondracek

Senior Coordinator, Curricular Services (Library)

La Trobe University

Caroline has worked in her current role for approximately a year (as of February 2017) at La Trobe University, leading the curricular services team. The curricular services team are the learning and teaching librarians, assigned to the discipline areas, located across a five campus university. more...

Team Member

Keji Adedeji

Product Manager


As a Product Manager, Keji is responsible for managing and delivering the core workflow solutions in our products. She will be reflecting on what we have done so far, and what we are working on next at Talis, to help enhance institutional workflows.

Team Member

Rodney Tamblyn

Head of Teaching and Learning


Rodney has worked for over 20 years developing and supporting educational technologies within Higher Education, first within a large research University, and then in his own company

Join us...

Over the two days we will examine the latest trends and the hottest topics in Higher Education. We will look at how technology continues to blur boundaries, and how universities are delivering against growing student expectations.

Network and swap success stories with your peers

Hear from leading speakers in your sector

Discover best practice ways to improve your institution's performance

Network with your peers

Talis Insight Asia-Pacific 2017 is your chance to network with your peers from the Higher Education community. You can mix with fellow professionals in Higher Education across the Asia-Pacific region, and hear how library teams are gaining more strategic influence at their institutions. Plus you’ll see how library professionals are applying their unique skill sets to improve student experience. They’ll explain how they engage their academics and students successfully, supported by Talis.

Latest updates

You’ll get all the latest news on what Talis are doing. We’ll share and discuss the freshest updates to Talis Aspire. Meet our services team and hear how we are evolving our support and consulting to meet your evolving needs. Discover the latest projects we are helping our customers with, and how you can continue to derive more value from your investment in Talis.

Plus you’ll learn what we’ve got planned next. We’ll also give you an exclusive insight into our new projects involving a wider range of digital learning resources managed and delivered by universities. We’re applying technology and learning analytics to enhance how digital resources are used in teaching and learning.

I work in the library, why should I come along?

The shift to digital has put libraries in Higher Education at the heart of teaching and learning. Library staff offer some unique and very diverse skills. Combined with their natural position to work across the entire institution and ability to connect people, what are some of the other opportunities on the table? These are just some of the themes we will explore at Talis Insight Asia-Pacific 2017.

Thanks to the growing use of digital resources, libraries are playing a well-established role in teaching and learning. Join us to learn how our latest product developments can help improve your performance. You’ll also hear from your peers at other institutions. They’ll outline how Talis helps them succeed.

Leading speakers

Our speakers will include Higher Education and technology thought leaders. You’ll learn about emerging trends and hear success stories. Your peers will present their achievements in supporting strategic institutional objectives by improving academic and student engagement with technology. Continue reading to see our current confirmed speakers and find out how the agenda is shaping up for the two days. We’ll announce more speakers in the coming weeks, so watch this space. Don’t miss out – Register FREE today.

Practical Insights

You will have the opportunity to meet and learn from other members of the Talis Aspire User Group community who are at different stages of adoption and rollout. Members of our services team will also be on hand to speak to you about how to get the most out of your Talis Aspire subscription. You’ll hear some inspiring case studies and discover how your institution can achieve similar impressive results.

Who will be attending?


Heads of Departments

Meet Heads of Library, Learning Technology, Technology Enhanced Learning and eLearning from institutions across the UK and rest of Europe.


Professionals in Higher Education

Network with library professionals. Hear what is working for them and what new initiatives they are working on.



Get involved with academics who are interested in technology, and some that have a special interest in applying technology to enhance learning.

A snapshot of Talis Insight Asia-Pacific 2016

Talis Insight Asia-Pacific 2016 was attended by over 50 library and learning technology professionals from institutions within the Asia-Pacific region. The two-day event featured speakers from Higher Education libraries, as well as the Talis team who covered topics such as use of digital learning resources, learning analytics and student experience.

Register FREE for Talis Insight Asia-Pacific 2017

This event is free to attend* for anyone who works in a Higher Education Institution. Use the form below to book your place now! If you are part of a commercial organisation, please contact us.

*Talis reserves the right to refuse admission to the event.