Let There Be LITE!

Now in its fourth year, LITE 2018 is a two-day conference packed with exciting speaker talks and detailed workshops for anyone in the learning and training industry.

Keynote Speakers

Both days will feature keynote speakers from industry experts. Watch our speaker talks from LITE 2017 here!

Expert Workshops

LITE is jam-packed with informative workshop sessions, featuring industry trends and Administrate-focussed sessions.

One-on-One Customer Sessions

Need some one-to-one time with the Administrate team? Book a session with us to get the personalised help you need!

Networking

LITE is great chance to network with industry peers and get to know the Administrate team a little bit better.

Get Social

Join us for some fun evening events, including our historic pub tour at some of Edinburgh’s best pubs.

Explore Edinburgh

LITE 2018 takes place in the heart of Edinburgh, so take some time to explore our beautiful city while you’re here.

Our Speakers

LITE brings together an exciting range of speakers from across the training and development industry, as well as internal speakers from our amazing Administrate team. Check out the full list of speakers for LITE 2018 below.

Kevin Streater
Kevin Streater
Vice President - ForgeRock University

Kevin is a leader in the IT Learning and Development industry and current Vice-President of ForgeRock University at ForgeRock, a leading Identity Security Software company. Kevin is an expert in IT skills competency frameworks and cyber security skills, and has provided independent advice to the City & Guilds group, BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT, the SFIA Foundation and has contributed to the development of the National Occupational Standards in Information Security. He is a director of CEdMA Europe, the IT vendor education trade association and recently architected Qufaro’s Extended Project Qualification in Information Security.

Kevin Streater
Vice President - ForgeRock University
Graham David
Graham David
Managing Director - Blue Beetle Productions Ltd

Graham is the founder and Managing Director of Blue Beetle Productions Ltd, a professional training and coaching company that offers live case study and drama-centred learning. He is an award-winning speaker, presenter, trainer, actor and author who challenges his audiences to look deeper, think smarter and create better as a result.

Graham David
Managing Director - Blue Beetle Productions Ltd
Ryan Schefke
Ryan Schefke
Customer Success Manager - Lead Liaison

Ryan Schefke is a dynamic presenter, results-oriented leader and hands-on Co-Founder of Lead Liaison, a provider of sales and marketing automation software. Ryan has held various senior positions in sales and marketing at large, midsize and early-stage start-up companies over a span of 21 years. Ryan holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University (1998) and a M.B.A. with a concentration in finance from New York Institute of Technology (2004).

Ryan Schefke
Customer Success Manager - Lead Liaison
Ryan Cochrane
Ryan Cochrane
Head of Commercial Operations - Good-Loop

Ryan is the Head of Commercial Operations at Good-Loop, a solution changing the face of online advertising. Having helped clients such as Unilever, Eurostar, Canon, and Benefit Cosmetics improve their brand perception and awareness through advertising, Ryan will be coming to share knowledge, tactics and insight from the front-lines of advertising innovation.

Whether you're actively involved in marketing or advertising, or just passing through, this talk will help you think differently, see new opportunities, and challenge the status quo in whatever you do.

Ryan Cochrane
Head of Commercial Operations - Good-Loop
Sandy Rushton
Sandy Rushton
Senior Consultant - BrightCarbon

Sandy is a Senior Consultant at BrightCarbon, a specialist presentation and eLearning agency. She is a master of creating visual sequences that help people understand complex information and looks to push content further through new technologies and approaches that actively engage audiences and learners. Sandy devotes a lot of time developing and perfecting engaging training content - be it online or for the classroom - using whatever platform works best.

Sandy Rushton
Senior Consultant - BrightCarbon
John Peebles
John Peebles
CEO - Administrate

John is the CEO of Administrate and has been growing the company since 2012. A developer by background, John made the switch to executive a long time ago and has spent the past 13 years growing healthcare and education technology start-ups in America and Scotland. He is passionate about education, great teamwork and technology, and often speaks on these subjects around the world.

John Peebles
CEO - Administrate
Troy Michels
Chief Product Officer - Administrate

Troy Michels has served as Administrate's Chief Product Officer since November 2015. He is responsible for product direction and design, and oversees a team of product managers and designers dedicated to linking Administrate's customers and strategy to the engineering teams that build Administrate products. He most recently served as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Product Officer for Sentry Data Systems. Outside of his work life, he co-founded Abenezer's Hope Fund, a charitable organisation named for his nephew which funds orphanages in Ethiopia and volunteers as a mentor for the Tampa Bay Wave Accelerator programme.

Troy Michels
Chief Product Officer - Administrate
Patrick Flanagan
Patrick Flanagan
Chief Commercial Officer - Administrate

Patrick joined Administrate as CCO at the end of 2014 to focus on company growth. He has a background in growing and managing various sales and customer success operations for organisations in North America. He is passionate about scaling Administrate teams and the chance to provide a platform to make managing knowledge delivery more efficient and enjoyable for those in the training sector.

Patrick Flanagan
Chief Commercial Officer - Administrate
Graham Savage
Graham Savage
Head of Engineering - Administrate

Graham Savage is the Head of Engineering at Administrate and is responsible for building and running the Administrate platform. Graham manages a team of over twenty engineers; a number that continues to grow as they quickly scale. Graham is also a member of Administrate’s security committee and helped the business achieve ISO27001 certification earlier this year.

Prior to Administrate, Graham worked in financial services and eLearning; designing technical systems that handle millions of daily users.

Graham Savage
Head of Engineering - Administrate
Bob Sabra
Bob Sabra
VP of Operations - Administrate

Bob Sabra is a training industry expert specializing in helping training businesses thrive and scale. He is the Vice President of Operations at Administrate, where he is committed to the global implementation of its strategic mission to become the platform for education. Before his move to Administrate in 2016 Bob worked for Morgan International where he held various roles including regional operations coordinator before advancing his position to Head of Digital Business in 2013. There he discovered and honed his passion for digital marketing and perfected his skill for finding out-of-the-box solutions which have driven his continuous professional success.

Bob Sabra
VP of Operations - Administrate
Todd Primrose
Todd Primrose
Head of Professional Services - Administrate

Todd joined Administrate in 2016 bringing with him over a decade of experience in web-based software solutions. Originally joining as a member of customer implementations he quickly transitioned into his current role as the Head of Professional Services. Under his leadership the team has seen enormous growth and is now recognised as one of Administrate’s fastest growing departments.

Todd Primrose
Head of Professional Services - Administrate
Patrick Haddad
Patrick Haddad
Professional Services Manager - Administrate

Patrick is Administrate’s Professional Services Team Lead for their MENA operations. With over 10 years of professional experience in the education and training industry, Patrick's expertise in managing projects within international training companies is invaluable to Administrate's customers and to the whole team.

Patrick Haddad
Professional Services Manager - Administrate
Josh Amidon
Josh Amidon
Professional Services Manager - Administrate

Josh joined Administrate in 2017 and is an expert in project management and solution development. Having previously worked in the wildfire risk management industry he has over a decade of experience overseeing the development and implementation of software.

At Administrate he is part of the Professional Services team and in this role, is committed to the successful implementation of the Administrate product for customers and the development of creative, non-standard solutions to problems.

Josh Amidon
Professional Services Manager - Administrate
Robyn Keyes
Robyn Keyes
Professional Services Manager - Administrate

Robyn brings multiple years of experience in project management and onboarding new customers in the SaaS industry to the Administrate team. In her previous role, she developed and managed the Solutions Architecture team where she was responsible for implementing custom solutions and setting all new customers up for post-go-live success. Robyn brings a unique blend of public service, manufacturing, and SaaS experience to her engagements with a focus on onboarding velocity and long-term success.

Robyn Keyes
Professional Services Manager - Administrate
Vicky Kavanagh
Vicky Kavanagh
Professional Services Manager - Administrate

Vicky has worked for Administrate for two years, starting in Operations and then moving quickly to a role on their Professional Services Team as a Professional Services Manager. In that role, she has been able to further develop her skills in delivering projects and making customers successful. In previous roles, she has managed major accounts with the NHS and Department of Health, delivering and communicating strategy for new nationwide healthcare services.

Vicky Kavanagh
Professional Services Manager - Administrate
Iain Brown
Iain Brown
Software Engineer - Administrate

Iain joined Administrate in 2015 and is currently a Software Engineer and Scrum Master at the company. In his role, he works to develop solutions and business-critical applications that contribute to the building and running of the Administrate platform. As a Scrum Master, he helps define and communicate many of the agile practices at Administrate in conjunction with company values such as sustainability, reliability, and being proud of their work.

Iain Brown
Software Engineer - Administrate
Gilles Bell
Gilles Bell
Account Manager - Administrate

Gilles has worked for Administrate in the Account Management department for over 3 years and now runs the team. His previous work history includes working in Taiwan in the education industry and working for Apple as a Solutions Consultant where he managed the commercial relationship for resellers and helped businesses come up with solutions using Apple products.

Gilles manages the relationship between Administrate and their customers and helps make them even more successful by advising on industry best practice, training/consulting, and providing the link between the customer and all other departments in Administrate.

Gilles Bell
Account Manager - Administrate
Vanessa Zoghbi
Vanessa Zoghbi
Account Manager - Administrate

Vanessa joined Administrate in 2017 as a BDR. She has since transitioned onto their Account Management team as an Account Manager, where, as the customer’s first point of contact delivers exceptional client service, and is fully committed to furthering their success at every opportunity.

Vanessa’s background is in public relations having spent several years in the industry prior to joining Administrate. Her background combined with her role at Administrate has equipped her with exceptional communication and networking skills which continue to contribute to her professional success.

Vanessa Zoghbi
Account Manager - Administrate
Terry Woods
Terry Woods
Account Manager - Administrate

Terry brings +10 years of broad industry and relationship building experience to his role as Account Manager at Administrate. Having worked with SMEs, start-ups and enterprises in various consultative roles in North America and Western Europe, Terry quickly settled in after joining Administrate at the end of 2017. As an Account Manager, his focus is helping client’s streamline workflows and grow their business while getting the most out of the Administrate product. With an interest in organisational development and strategy, Terry has a background in design research examining themes in managing and monetising innovation and emerging technology.

Terry Woods
Account Manager - Administrate
Tucker Johnson
Tucker Johnson
Account Manager - Administrate

Tucker has been with the Administrate Team for 1.5 years working in both implementations and account management. He has an extensive accounts background working with enterprise clients in North America across several industries. He is passionate about customer success and is committed to making sure his clients are getting the upmost value from the Administrate platform, both within the product itself and in Administrate’s ability to integrate with external systems.

Tucker Johnson
Account Manager - Administrate
Siobhain Murdoch
Siobhain Murdoch
Account Manager - Administrate

Siobhain joined Adminstrate in 2015 as a member of their Account Management team bringing with her over ten years of SaaS Account Management experience. Prior to Administrate Siobhain started her professional career as a journalist, working in Edinburgh and the Isle of Bute before transitioning into the tech industry working with HR Recruitment Teams. Being part of Administrate’s Account Management team, customer success is at the heart of everything she does. She recognises the importance of strong customer relations and is dedicated to helping customers navigate the Administrate platform enabling them to grow their business and be successful.

Siobhain Murdoch
Account Manager - Administrate
Katie Vernon
Katie Vernon
BDR Team Leader - Administrate

Katie Vernon is the Team Leader of the BDR team at Administrate. She has been in sales for 15 years and has a variety of sales experience including advertising, concrete, and print solutions, and has been a team leader for the past eight years. Katie was born and raised in the great state of New Jersey, USA. She is currently living a charmed life in Edinburgh with her family where she enjoys exploring the city and travelling. Mostly, though, she loves watching her two little girls growing up as they develop little Scottish accents.

Katie Vernon
BDR Team Leader - Administrate
Heather Bayfield
Heather Bayfield
Senior Product Manager - Administrate

Heather has been working in Product Management at successful start-ups for the past seven years. Previous to this she spent five years in Education & HR. She has been at Administrate since 2016 and among her key areas of focus are UX, user research, team management, internationalisation, and copy.

Heather Bayfield
Senior Product Manager - Administrate
Nate Smith
Nate Smith
Product Manager - Administrate

Nate Smith has been with Administrate since the beginning of 2016 and currently works as thier Product Manager. His primary focus is platform technology projects which enable integrations with the Administrate TMS.

Nate Smith
Product Manager - Administrate
Jesse Vernon
Jesse Vernon
Account Executive - Administrate

Jesse has been an Account Executive with Administrate since 2015. During that time, their Sales team has seen a huge growth in revenue, and in the scale and scope of their clients’ operations. He’s a career sales professional responsible for demonstrating the value of Administrate to prospective clients. Additionally, he’s been focused on helping improve the Administrate sales process including critical analysis and refinement of current processes, the creation of sales enablement material, and a #questioneverything approach.

Jesse Vernon
Account Executive - Administrate
Rico Page
Rico Page
Account Executive - Administrate

Rico joined the Sales Team in 2015 from a background in international programming for higher education. He has spent the last 2 years at Administrate overseeing the remarkable sales growth experienced by our MENA office in Beirut, Lebanon. His personal and professional motivations stem from his love for philosophy, travel, conversation, technology and learning.

Rico Page
Account Executive - Administrate
Petra Hajal
Petra Hajal
Marketing Team Lead - Administrate

Petra Hajal, Marketing Team Lead at Administrate, has 4+ years of experience in digital marketing with significant expertise in planning and optimising strategic digital marketing campaigns. She leads a cross-functional Marketing team and develops and drives lead generation efforts to achieve business goals.

Joining the team back in 2016, Petra demonstrated a passion for technology and delved into the world of SaaS, bringing in best practices that improve and optimise marketing strategies.

Petra Hajal
Marketing Team Lead - Administrate
Layal Alawar
Layal Alawar
Marketing Automation Executive - Administrate

Layal Alawar, Marketing Automation Executive at Administrate, specialises in utilising automation technologies to drive profitable marketing results. In 2016, Layal joined the newly opened Administrate MENA office as a Digital Marketing Executive and quickly developed a passion for integrating marketing tools and automating processes.

Throughout her two years at Administrate, Layal has contributed to the planning and executing marketing campaigns, managing marketing automation platforms and WordPress sites, as well as working closely with software developers.

Layal Alawar
Marketing Automation Executive - Administrate

LITE 2018 Schedule

Check out the details of our full schedule below. This year we are running three tracks, with sessions on both our Innovation track and Evolution track, as well as a One-to-One track where you can book a time slot with a member of the Administrate team to discuss your needs in person. All sessions are subject to change.

Patrick Flanagan
Patrick Flanagan
Chief Commercial Officer - Administrate

With so much information and opinions out there it can be difficult to know exactly what tools work when it comes to scaling your business. This session will strip the fat and give you the tools that work.

Jesse Vernon
Jesse Vernon
Account Executive - Administrate

Building the right sales culture is imperative to long-term sustainability and business growth. This session will explore exactly what it takes to build a sales culture that wins.

Graham Savage
Graham Savage
Head of Engineering - Administrate

In this session, Administrate's Head of Engineering will talk you through how security and compliance can affect your training business, focussing on points such as:

- How GDPR impacts your interface with learners.
- What changes you need to make to ensure compliance and how to adapt to them.
- How to formulate a process that sticks and adapts to changes.
- What the strategic benefits, if any, for GDPR are.

John Peebles
John Peebles
CEO - Administrate

John Peebles talks us through the impact AI is having on education, focussing on the injection of artificial intelligence in collecting data about learning behaviour since the beginning of a person's learning experience in high school, through college and university. He will then focus on how that translates into actionable data in the workplace with continuing education tailored to this journey.

John Peebles
John Peebles
CEO - Administrate

Administrate CEO John Peebles presents us with what he thinks will be the future trends within the training industry.

Katie Vernon
Katie Vernon
BDR Team Leader - Administrate

This session is a chance to meet peers in the training industry and share common goals and experiences!

Bob Sabra
Bob Sabra
VP of Operations - Administrate

Join Administrate's VP of Operations as he walks you through the must-have tech tools for training companies and how, when used in synergy, can create a seamless internal operational workflow.

Rico Page
Rico Page
Account Executive - Administrate

Learn the best way to price your training courses to ensure your training company brings in a profit! In this talk, Rico Page guides us through understanding common pricing strategies for training companies, and how important it is to consider things like overheads, variable costs, and other elements when devising your pricing strategy.

Patrick Flanagan
Patrick Flanagan
Chief Commercial Officer - Administrate

Administrate's Chief Commerical Officer Patrick Flanagan discusses the vital things you need to look for when hiring instructors for your training organisation. This includes things like how they will represent your brand in front of students, their level of tech savvy, and a strong track record in previous roles.

Vicky Kavanagh
Vicky Kavanagh
Professional Services Manager - Administrate

Too much to do and not enough time? This session will serve as a one-stop source to provide you with all the tools and techniques you need to make that an issue of the past.

Petra Hajal
Petra Hajal
Marketing Team Lead - Administrate

SEO doesn't have to be scary! From understanding what your potential customers are searching for, to creating a content engine that revolves around recurring activities within your training organisation, this talk gives you tips on how to fit SEO into your everyday marketing activities.

Bob Sabra
Bob Sabra
VP of Operations - Administrate

Learn the importance of tracking the ROI of your marketing activities when it comes to promoting your training courses by:

- Ensuring you have the tools needed to manage your marketing campaigns
- Understanding your inbound and outbound marketing flow.
- Understanding activities attributions and ROI calculation of activity per training course.
- Knowing what reporting packages and items to look at.
- Participating in iteration and decision making.

Patrick Haddad
Patrick Haddad
Professional Services Manager - Administrate

Did you know Administrate can help you deliver training courses in a number of different methods? Whether it's classroom-based sessions, instructor-led training, virtual instructor-led training, eLearning, or blended learning, we've got you covered.

Robyn Keyes
Robyn Keyes
Professional Services Manager - Administrate

Learn how to give and communicate the maximum value of your business to your customers with Robyn Keyes from Administrate's Professional Services team.

Ryan Schefke
Ryan Schefke
Customer Success Manager - Lead Liaison

Learn how to implement scalable sales and marketing processes across your organisation. Lead Liaison will discuss how your Sales and Marketing team can work in harmony to book more meetings, shorten sales cycles, and build stronger relationships. You'll walk away with a deeper understanding of modern-day sales and marketing automation used as the foundation for growing companies.

Ryan Cochrane
Ryan Cochrane
Head of Commercial Operations - Good-Loop

Ryan Cochrane shares with us the knowledge, tactics, and insight from the front-lines of advertising innovation. Whether you're actively involved in marketing or advertising, or just passing through, his talk will help you think differently, see new opportunities, and challenge the status quo in whatever you do.

Graham David
Graham David
Managing Director - Blue Beetle Productions Ltd

Graham is the founder and Managing Director of Blue Beetle Productions Ltd, a professional training and coaching company that offers live case study and drama-centred learning. He is an award-winning speaker, presenter, trainer, actor and author who challenges his audiences to look deeper, think smarter and create better as a result.

Sandy Rushton
Sandy Rushton
Senior Consultant - BrightCarbon

Join Sandy Rushton as she shares with us some insights into how storytelling and visualisation can make eLearning content more effective.

At the end of this session you’ll be able to:

- Get rid of bullet points and delight learners with compelling visual content.
- Tell stories that come to life with visual sequences and incorporate animation to engage learners fully.
- Explain complex concepts with diagrams that help learners understand.

Kevin Streater
Kevin Streater
Vice President - ForgeRock University

Continual, or lifelong learning can be defined as ``all learning activity undertaken throughout life, with the aim of improving knowledge, skills and competencies within a personal, civic, social and/or employment-related perspective``. However, in today’s workplace technical training is often considered to be an ad-hoc activity, undertaken at the point of need and without clear pathways. So how can we make learning technical skills a more continual activity?

In this session, Kevin Streater will describe how technology can be applied to the challenge of lifelong learning and demonstrate a practical implementation that ForgeRock has released this year, using off-the-shelf platforms.

Troy Michels
Chief Product Officer - Administrate

A regular fixture at LITE, this session will bring you up to speed on all things Administrate such as:

- How far our product has come.
- Where we are currently.
- What the strategy is for the future.

Gilles Bell
Gilles Bell
Account Manager - Administrate

Gilles Bell from Administrate's Account Management team gives you a glimpse of how Administrate's training management system can work for larger training organisations.

Iain Brown
Iain Brown
Software Engineer - Administrate

This session will be an introduction to the Administrate GraphQL API, and it's companion app The Developer Portal. It will cover:

• The motivations behind the API.
• Why the API is different from what's typically being built.
• How GraphQL works.
• How to start using it.

Siobhain Murdoch
Account Manager - Administrate

Siobhain joined Adminstrate in 2015 as a member of their Account Management team bringing with her over ten years of SaaS Account Management experience. Prior to Administrate Siobhain started her professional career as a journalist, working in Edinburgh and the Isle of Bute before transitioning into the tech industry working with HR Recruitment Teams. Being part of Administrate’s Account Management team, customer success is at the heart of everything she does. She recognises the importance of strong customer relations and is dedicated to helping customers navigate the Administrate platform enabling them to grow their business and be successful.

Tucker Johnson
Tucker Johnson
Account Manager - Administrate

Get a demonstration of Administrate's reporting system for a chance to see the full functionality and how it can help make your reporting a breeze.

Terry Woods
Terry Woods
Account Manager - Administrate

Join us for a live demo of our communications triggers with Administrate Account Manager Terry Woods. From sending reports in an instant to making sure your students are always kept in the loop, communications triggers are a huge time-saver for Administrate's customers!

Todd Primrose
Todd Primrose
Head of Professional Services - Administrate

Learn how to use custom fields within Administrate's training management system to ensure your instance of the system works exactly the way it needs to for your training business.

Gilles Bell
Gilles Bell
Account Manager - Administrate

In this talk, Gilles Bell will give a brief demonstration of how to create SCORM content using Elucidat, followed by a more in-depth look at how that content fits Administrate and how to make the most of it in your eLearning offering.

Layal Alawar
Layal Alawar
Marketing Automation Executive - Administrate

In this session, Layal will share some insights on how training companies can use Administrate’s message centre and marketing campaign features in their daily processes. At the end of the session, you’ll be able to:

- Know the basics of the message centre, such as how it’s enquiry & submission sections work.
- Create and track landing forms through Administrate.
- Create targeted marketing campaigns and track ROI.
- Track email opens, clicks, and bounces through the MailChimp integration.

Todd Primrose
Todd Primrose
Head of Professional Services - Administrate

Learn how to make your tasks and processes much easier to manage with Administrate's workflows. From opportunities and tasks to communications, we've got something to help tackle any problems that are slowing you down.

John Peebles
John Peebles
CEO - Administrate

Join John Peebles on stage with several of Administrate's customers, who will discuss how they use Administrate and their experience of using the product and the company in general. This session is a perfect opportunity to learn from peers and pick up useful tips and tricks on how to better run your training operation and squeeze every last drop out of your training management system.

Josh Amidon
Josh Amidon
Professional Services Manager - Administrate

Learn how the Administrate team use their own training management software, including features such as the CRM and the sales system, to get things done quickly and efficiently.

Heather Bayfield
Heather Bayfield
Senior Product Manager - Administrate

Join Heather Bayfield and Nate Smith from Administrate's Product team for a chance to get all your product-related questions answers in-person!

John Peebles
John Peebles
CEO - Administrate

In this regular addition to the LITE schedule, Administrate CEO John Peebles will be looking ahead at what's on the horizon for Administrate.

If you’re looking to speak to a member of the Administrate team on a one-to-one basis, then you can email us in advance to book a slot!

Sessions will also be available to book in person at LITE, and slots are available across both days of the event!

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LITE 2018 Venue

LITE 2018 will take place in CodeBase, the UK’s largest start-up incubator, which is home to over 100 of the country’s best technology companies, including Administrate!

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