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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.