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This 2019 agenda highlights three days of thoughtfully prepared sessions, subject matter, and materials to immerse and prepare you to take your institution to the cloud.

Agenda / By Day

7:00 – 8:30 am
Registration and Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 am
Opening Session / Exploring Possibilities
Mark Pollock, Explorer and Motivational Speaker, MarkPollock.com
Sometimes we choose our challenges, sometimes they choose us. What we decide to do about them is what counts. Using his hard earned experience, Mark Pollock will present the choices we all have available to build resilience and collaborate with others so that, together, we achieve more than we thought possible.
9:30 – 9:45 am
Refreshments
9:45 – 11:00 am
An Overview of the Higher Education IT Market with a Student Systems Vendor Panel
Michael Bourque, Vice President ITS, Boston College
Vicki Tambellini, President and CEO, The Tambellini Group
Session details coming
11:00 – 11:45 am
Networking
11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Track 1 / Preparing for the Higher Education of Tomorrow: An Incremental Journey to the Cloud with ERP, HCM, & Student
Michele Norin, Senior Vice President and CIO, Rutgers University
Nicole Engelbert, Vice President Higher Education Development, Oracle

Adopting SaaS applications promises to fuel the innovation required for the next era in higher education. Yet whether institutions realize its full potential depends less on slick technology and more on deeply linking strategic business goals, tactical execution, and more robust vendor partnership. In this interactive, fireside chat.

Track 2 / The Buzz Around the Student Success Evolution
Lisa Benic, Associate Director, Data and CRM Services, Central Michigan University
Mark Armstrong, Chief Strategy Officer, Campus Management Corp.

Your institution is under increasing pressure to compete for students, prove outcomes, do more with less and ensure stakeholders that program completion is worthy of their investment. Those stakeholders, often led by the media, question whether or not ‘college is worth it’. Enrollment managers assure them it is; that success is within reach. But with an ever-changing definition of success, how do you ensure the promise made in admissions is realized at graduation and beyond?

Note: Seating is limited in all tracks, so be sure to identify which you’d like to attend when you register.
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Lunch and Networking
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Track 1 / Roundtable 1A / The Future of Enterprise is Flexible and Collaborative
Garret Yoshimi, Vice President and CIO, University of Hawaii
Kaci Foster, General Manager of Enterprise Systems, Kuali
Michele Bates, Vice President of Marketing, Kuali
With changing demographics in higher education, we need software solutions that are modular, easy to integrate, low risk, and inexpensive. Higher education must collaborate, ensuring software solutions are based on leading practices. Join us for a lively discussion about the power of collaboration and influence in higher ed enterprise software.
Track 1 / Roundtable 1B / Developing a Successful Deployment: How the University of Virginia Aligned its Organizations, Processes, and Data to Capture the Advantages of the Cloud
Michael Latsko, Senior Director of HR Strategic Initiatives, University of Virginia
Kevin Molloy, Senior Higher Education Advisor, Workday

Designing your future in the cloud can be a challenge without the proper roadmap. Michael Latsko from the University of Virginia, in a conversation with Kevin Molloy of Workday, will outline important organization, process, and data best practices for a successful deployment for your school.

Track 2 / Roundtable 2 / Constituent Relationship Management
Session details coming
Note: Seating is limited in all tracks, so be sure to identify which you’d like to attend when you register.
3:30 – 3:45 pm
Refreshments
3:45 – 5:00 pm
Track 1 / Big Data

In an era of ever-increasing data, universities and colleges remain limited in their understanding of their constituents, particularly their students, alumni, and their families.

Utilizing “big data” strategies and capabilities, institutions of higher education have the opportunity to unify constituent information across their organization and combine that consolidated view with external third-party data – public information, social media, purchased market datasets – to create an unparalleled and integrative perspective.

Track 2 / Engagement
Session details coming
Note: Seating is limited in all tracks, so be sure to identify which you’d like to attend when you register.
5:00 – 6:30 pm
Reception
End your day with heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar hosted by Workday.
7:00 – 8:30 am
Registration and Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 am
Keynote / Living in the Cloud
Thomas Koulopoulos, Chairman, Delphi Group

The cloud is the hottest topic since the advent of the Internet.

The cloud is already defining how we work, interact through social media, open models for education, mine online conversations and behaviors, and use AI and machine learning to predict our intentions.

9:30 – 9:45 am
Refreshments
9:45 - 11:00 am
The Importance of Cloud Data Governance and Data Privacy
Lonnie Morgan, Senior Director of Business intelligence, Analytics and Reporting, The Ohio State University
Linn Freedman, Attorney, Robinson+Cole LLP
Vicki Tambellini, President and CEO, The Tambellini Group
Katelyn Ilkani, Vice President, Client Services and Cybersecurity Research, The Tambellini Group
Session details coming
11:00 – 11:45 am
Networking
11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Track 1 / Modernizing the Higher Education IAM System

Adopting cloud strategies for higher education leaves internally developed, ad hoc, legacy solutions for managing identity and access a danger to privacy and security. Creating a holistic, student-centered information security strategy becomes increasingly difficult as higher education adopts digital integrations for data enablement.

Track 2 / Student Journey
Session details coming
Note: Seating is limited in all tracks, so be sure to identify which you’d like to attend when you register.
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Lunch and Networking
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Track 1 / Roundtable 3 / Identity Governance and Administration
Session details coming
Track 2 / Roundtable 4 / iPaaS
Session details coming
Note: Seating is limited in all tracks, so be sure to identify which you’d like to attend when you register.
3:30 – 3:45 pm
Refreshments
3:45 – 5:00 pm
Track 1 / PaaS
Session details coming
Track 2 / Not Your Grandfather's PBX

Are you spending excessive funds on maintaining/upgrading your on-premise PBX platform? Do your colleagues use a variety of collaboration platforms that do not integrate? Is your senior leadership asking you to move applications to the cloud? Then you should join us for an informative session on moving your PBX to the cloud.

Note: Seating is limited in all tracks, so be sure to identify which you’d like to attend when you register.
5:00 – 6:30 pm
Reception
End the day with passed appetizers and refreshments hosted by Oracle.
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Evening Event
Enjoy a plated dinner with your colleagues followed by the Beatles cover band, PreFab 4. These multi-instrumentalist actor/musicians have wowed audiences nationwide.
7:00 – 8:30 am
Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 am
Keynote / The AI Revolution and the Road to Superintelligence
Tim Urban, Writer and Co-Founder, Wait But Why
When Tim Urban began digging into research on artificial intelligence, he could not believe what he was reading. It hit him pretty quickly that what’s happening in the world of AI is not just an important topic, but by far THE most important topic for our future. In what Vox called his “epic series on artificial intelligence,” Urban took readers on a deep exploration of what AI is, how it works and why it might dramatically change our lives.
9:30 – 9:45 am
Refreshments
9:45 - 11:00 am
Operationalizing the Cloud Workshop
Peter Murray, Vice President and CIO, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)
Patty Patria, Vice President and CIO, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Michelle “Mitch” Gillett, Director of Applications, Strategy and Digital Transformation, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Glenn Small, Management Consulting Executive, Navigator Management Partners
Tim Oberschlake, Vice President of Consulting Services, Navigator Management Partners

How do you structure your new cloud support team? When do you start? How many roles and what type of roles belong to IT versus within the business? How do you fund it? How do you handle securing the cloud? UMB has recently implemented Oracle Cloud to replace its legacy PeopleSoft Finance system and WPI replaced its legacy Banner system with Workday HCM and Financials. Learn answers to these questions and more in an interactive workshop.

11:00 – 11:45 am
Networking
11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Workshop Ends
Session details coming
1:00 – 1:30 pm
Lunch and Tim Urban Meet-and-Greet
1:30 – 3:00 pm
Negotiating a Cloud Contract Workshop
Leslie F. Spasser, Shareholder, Polsinelli PC
Vicki Tambellini, President and CEO, The Tambellini Group

Higher education IT executives who are evaluating large ERP systems are poised to make a decision that will have a long-term and significant operational and financial impact on their institutions. While CIOs and tech leaders have highly desired skills, such as leading large teams, forging technology transformation, and driving results across an institution, they may only experience complex, high stakes negotiations with major ERP vendors and implementation partners a few times during their careers. Partnering with a group that understands the marketplace, knows the players and can help navigate the business, financial and legal complexities inherent in these types of transactions can help a higher education IT executive streamline the negotiations and maximize the benefits he or she can achieve for the institution.

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