08 - 09 May, 2018
Ramada Singapore At Zhongshan Park, Singapore

Mat Davies

Oxford-Saïd Estate Director
University of Oxford

Mat Davies has been Estates Director since 2001, at the Saïd Business School – a department of Oxford University, which ranks number 1 in the latest global University rankings. The School occupies a purpose built 18,000m building in the heart of Oxford, accommodating a student, academic and administrative community numbering approximately 1,200 people.


Mat is responsible for the capital projects programme, working with internal stakeholders to understand the future requirements of the business, and translating these into the built estate. Mat has also delivered projects in a consultancy role for other areas of the University of Oxford, most recently the £55m Blavatnik School of Government, with architects Herzog & deMeuron.


Mat’s current focus is a £60m Executive Education building, which will see the conversion of Oxford’s first electrical power station, dating from 1892, to create a high quality residential learning centre, utilising the latest in environmental and consumer technology.

9:10 AM Repurposing Existing Buildings to Promote a Culture of Innovation and Self-Led Learning

Learning spaces are being redesigned to embrace innovation and accommodate the changing dynamics of education and increase student engagement and motivation.  Explore how to optimise every single inch of the campus through furniture and technology to support the way students learn today. 
Discover the most innovative idea from University of Oxford, where a historic building was given a new 21st century purpose and transformed to a hub to support entrepreneurship.

9:10 AM PANEL: Taking Learning Experiences to the Next Level with Smart Campuses

·         Promoting connectivity, interaction and collaboration amongst students, staff and community
·         Optimsing a mix of old and new learning spaces for autonomous and personalised learning
·         How are educational institutions changing and utilising “everywhere” as the medium for learning? 

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Mat.

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