Let There Be LITE!

Now in its fifth year, LITE 2019 is a two-day user conference packed with exciting sessions to help Administrate customers and provide insight to those in the learning and training industry.

Keynote Speakers

Both days will feature keynote speakers from industry experts. Watch our speaker talks from previous years here.

Expert Sessions

LITE is jam-packed with informative 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 2019 takes place in the heart of Edinburgh, so take some time to explore our beautiful city while you’re here.

Buy LITE 2019 Tickets!

LITE 2019 tickets are available to buy now!

LITE 2019 Schedule

Below is our schedule for LITE 2019, with full details of all the speakers and talks coming soon! Please keep an eye out for the full schedule.

8:30am - 9:30am

9:30am - 9:40am

9:40am - 10:20am

John Peebles
John Peebles
Administrate

Administrate's CEO John Peebles will be discussing everything Administrate, where it's at and what the future holds.

Nate Smith
Nate Smith & Gilles Bell
Administrate

We've been working on a WebLink solution which is 'hosted by Administrate'. This means we are better able to provide you support with your plugins and you'll also enjoy improved navigation and course discovery. Most notably, we've introduced a shopping cart, which will help you reduce customer dropoff, leading to increased sales. Smiles all round!

Nate Smith
Nate Smith & Natasha Serafimovska
Administrate

Recently we've been working to bring you a newly designed LMS. We've made the student experience cleaner and brought focus to what's next in learners' content. The LMS also now offers multi-brand white labelling and allows learners to browse a catalogue and self-register onto courses.

12pm - 1pm

Gareth Williams
Gareth Williams & John Peebles
Skyscanner & Administrate

John Peebles (Administrate) will be sitting down with Gareth Williams (Skyscanner) to discuss what he's learnt from scaling a billion dollar business.

Mike Dowsey
Mike Dowsey
CEdMA

Learning in the 21st century places new demands on learners to use technology to access, analyse and organise information. It places responsibility on learning providers to establish an environment that supports creativity, innovation, communication, collaboration, problem-solving, decision making and engagement with the learner, to ensure learning occurs within the context of the real-world environment they are involved with.

In April, CEdMA Europe launched the book “TECHNICAL TRAINING MANAGEMENT - Commercial skills aligned to the provision of successful training outcomes” by Philip Bourne, its Non-Executive Director.

This session describes the rationale behind the book, briefly describes the contents, but more importantly invites the audience to comment on the next phase of providing value-add segments leading to knowledge-based badges, skills and experience badges, and eventually performance-based certification.

Gail Logan
Gail Logan
KoreTransformation

In this session, Gail will share her six-step approach to discovering your true authentic self and applying that to engage your delegates.

2:40pm - 3pm

Jay Johnson
Jay Johnson
Coeus Creative Group

Difficult people: we all know them, we all have to deal with them. From co-workers to collaborators, audiences to auditors, and design to delivery, professionals in the talent development and learning industry encounter difficult behaviours daily. However, are bad behaviours worth us having a heart attack? Using a unique perspective of Behavioral Intelligence - a framework built on disciplines of psychology, neuroscience, and communication - Jay will walk participants through tools and tactics to prevail over interpersonal conflict. This entertaining and engaging performance explores the who, what, when, where, and why of difficult behaviours and the strategies we need to overcome them.

Gavin McQuillan
Gavin McQuillan
RBS

Gavin is in charge of the implementation of RBS's global strategy to transform what and how colleagues learn. In his session Gavin will be talking about the development of this strategy, how this is being implemented across the organization and the key part technology is playing in developing and delivering an exceptional learning experience.

Bill Jensen
Bill Jensen
The Jensen Group

We in the LITE community are the translators between extremely disruptive digital transformations and empowering others to do their best. We are the difference between everyone soaring to new heights or having a robopocalypse forced upon them. This keynote maps our tech/human relationship in the Era of AI.

4:40pm - 5:00pm

5:00pm - 6:30pm

6:30pm - 10pm

8:30am - 10am

Heather Bayfield, Nate Smith & JJ Cranston

Every year one of our most popular sessions is where you get to network with peers, giving you exclusive access to some other big players in training management, sharing industry best practice and Administrate tips and tricks.

We’ll pose group discussion topics to address key industry challenges and trends. You’ll discuss these in small groups before we share the wider findings with the room and compare responses.

This is a unique opportunity to network with other users of Administrate and discuss both strategic and tactical issues. You’ll share advice on how features and workarounds help you, whether it’s related to hitting strategic targets or solving your day-to-day woes.

This is another unique opportunity to learn from peers as well as influence the Administrate product roadmap as we look out into the future.

12pm - 1pm

Heather Bayfield, Nate Smith & JJ Cranston

This year we’re adding another exclusive session - the opportunity to help shape Administrate’s future. You’ll get a preview of what’s in the pipe and have your say on priority features, including our much anticipated Smart Scheduler!

Is the planning of courses a logistical nightmare for your organisation? Scheduling can be a frustrating, time-consuming and error-prone process. Inefficiencies can even affect the bottom line if it results in missing materials, unnecessary allocation of resources and a disappointing ROI.

You’re juggling multiple pieces of information, trying desperately to come up with the optimum plan. Venue availability, resource usage, instructor qualifications, the list is endless.

We want to change that by generating optimum schedules for you, simply by telling Administrate what needs to be available, where and when. The result? A perfectly planned schedule without the room full of screwed up paper and Post-its to clean up!

Join us as we dig into your deepest scheduling pains and discuss ways your life can be made easier with Administrate.

Our Speakers

LITE brings together an exciting range of speakers from across the training and development industry, as well as internal speaker speakers from our amazing Administrate team.

Gareth Williams
Gareth Williams
Chairperson and Co-Founder, Skyscanner

As chairperson, Gareth’s 15 years of experience as a developer for financial institutions and retail companies have helped him make Skyscanner one of the top digital travel companies in the world. The company employs over 1200 employees in 11 offices across the globe and continues to enjoy impressive growth.

In his spare time, Gareth reads copious books, is trying to improve his prowess as a surfer, plays chess and has a love for the arts. He is renowned among colleagues for his incessant drawing during meetings.

Gareth Williams
Chairperson and Co-Founder, Skyscanner
Gail Logan
Gail Logan
Leadership Development Consultant, KoreTransformation

Gail Logan CPCC is a Leadership Coach, Trainer and Speaker who helps women in tech lead with confidence. She has over twenty years' experience leading front line Customer Support teams, most recently as head of Customer Care in EMEA for Adobe, in addition to Fujitsu and GE. She set up her own business, Kore Transformation, in 2016 and offers 1:1 coaching and group programmes. She also runs workshops and training for organisations based around her IGNITE programme where she helps leaders turn self-doubt into self-belief by unleashing their talent and potential.

Gail Logan
Leadership Development Consultant, KoreTransformation
Bill Jensen
Bill Jensen
CEO, The Jensen Group

Bill Jensen is CEO of The Jensen Group, the change consultancy he founded over 30 years ago. He is an internationally-acclaimed thought leader on organisational simplicity and the future of work, known for his passion for making it easier for everyone to work smarter, not harder. Bill has written nine best-selling business books; all focused on helping you do and be your best. He makes it easier for you to do great work and easier to leap into tomorrow.

Bill Jensen
CEO, The Jensen Group
Mike Dowsey
Mike Dowsey
Executive, CEdMA Europe

Mike Dowsey has a first class honours degree in mathematics and a PhD in the uses of computers in education from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Then followed 27 years in IBM which included applications research in the use of computers in schools, developing a European programme of eLearning courses, and several management roles in the customer training group. Mike then spent five years as European Training Manager at JD Edwards. Since 2004, Mike has voluntarily run the non-profit trade association CEdMA Europe as well as acting as librarian/webmaster for their sister organisation in the US.

Mike Dowsey
Executive, CEdMA Europe
Jay Johnson
Jay Johnson
CEO, Coeus Creative Group

Jay Johnson is an internationally renowned speaker specialising in behaviour and organisational development. Jay has given keynotes globally, empowering audiences with his unique perspective of behavioural intelligence. Jay has delivered a TEDx talk with nearly 500k views demonstrating a new approach to dealing with difficult people. His passion for speaking comes through in every engagement, and he is sure to inspire and empower your organisation or group.

Jay Johnson
CEO, Coeus Creative Group
Gavin McQuillan
Gavin McQuillan
Head Of L&D, RBS

Gavin is Head of Learning & Development for RBS and is leading the development and implementation of the bank's global strategy to transform what and how colleagues learn.

In his presentation at LITE 2019, he will talk about the development of this strategy, how this is being implemented across the organization, and the key part technology is playing in developing and delivering an exceptional learning experience.

Gavin McQuillan
Head Of L&D, RBS
John Peebles
John Peebles
CEO, Administrate

John Peebles has been serving in leadership positions for over 17 years, building and growing companies that are focussed on helping customers succeed and providing employees with an outstanding work environment. Besides serving as Administrate's CEO, he's also a non-executive director at snap40, which reduces healthcare delivery costs by automating patient deterioration detection.

John Peebles
CEO, Administrate
Heather Bayfield
Heather Bayfield
Senior Product Manager, Administrate

Heather has been working in Product Management for the past seven years at successful start-ups. Previous to this she spent five years in education & HR. She’s 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 has been with Administrate since the beginning of 2016 and currently works as a Product Manager. In his role, his primary focus is platform technology projects which enable integrations with the Administrate TMS.

Nate Smith
Product Manager, Administrate
Gilles Bell
Gilles Bell
Head Of Account Management, Administrate

Gilles has worked for Administrate in the Account Management Department for over 4 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 at Administrate.

Gilles Bell
Head Of Account Management, Administrate
Natasha Serafimovska
Account Manager, Administrate

Natasha Serafimovska has worked in education for over eight years. The past four years she worked in Account Management at Administrate, helping clients grow their businesses by leveraging Administrate’s platform. Prior to this, Natasha worked for a youth organization bringing educational opportunities to disadvantaged youth in the developing world. Natasha has a Master of Philosophy in Education from the University of Cambridge and is passionate about eLearning, personal growth and education as an equalizer.

Natasha Serafimovska
Account Manager, Administrate

LITE 2019 Venue

LITE 2019 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!