CIO Summit: Tough Challenges, Practical Solutions | UBTech Conference

Register for UBTech 2018, June 4 - 6, The Mirage
$395 VIP All-Access Pass


GovConnection and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, UBTech 2016 sponsors of CIO Summit To prepare students for a constantly changing, connected world, higher education is shifting toward creating more personalized and collaborative learning environments. Students expect to access resources anywhere, anytime on any device, and your administration and instructors strive to apply data-driven analytics to track student progress in real time to improve student outcomes. Meeting these needs and expectations is the challenge for today's CIOs. Join UB and our sponsors, Connection and Dell, for a deep dive into the tools and technology that can help meet that challenge. The summit is an exclusive invitation-only gathering of 20 top CIOs, CTOs, VPs and Directors of IT from colleges and universities nationwide.

 Summit attendees receive:

  • Complimentary registration to the summit
  • Complimentary exhibit hall pass to InfoComm 2017, June 14 – 16
  • Team discounts to bring colleagues to UBTech 2017

Space is limited to 20 attendees

Summit Sessions

7:30 - 8:00 am

Breakfast and Registration

8:00 - 8:15 am

Welcome and Introductions

8:15 - 9:00 am

Keynote: IT Leadership in Times of Exponential Change
We live in a world where the pace of change is not incremental – it’s exponential. And it’s not just about the pace of change in technology; it’s the pace of change in the expectations that our campus colleagues have of us, the campus technology leaders. Striving to simply “keep up” with the pace of change is not a viable option; we must stay ahead of it. This session will explore a new approach to the role of IT leadership in change management, one that involves creativity and cross-departmental business acumen as much as product knowledge.
Speaker: Curtis A. Carver Jr, PhD; Vice President and Chief Information Officer, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

9:00 - 9:30 am

Mission-driven technology
To prepare students for a constantly changing connected world, higher education is shifting toward creating more personalized and collaborative learning environments. Students expect to access resources anywhere, anytime, and on any device. Meeting these needs and expectations is the challenge for today’s CIOs. This session will provide a high-level look at the Windows 10 Education features that can help meet that challenge.
Speaker: Alex DeRossi, Partner Development Specialist, Connection

9:30- 10:00 am

Tabletop discussions
In this session, we’ll discuss and debate the issues raised in the previous two presentations with your collegues.

10:00 - 10:15 am


10:15 - 10:45 am

Security: Protecting your institution
The accelerated pace of cyber-attacks combined with increasingly mobile users exponentially increases the need for colleges and universities to protect their most valuable resource: data. With security products saturating the market, securing and managing data at the endpoints without choking workforce productivity or burdening your IT staff is a huge undertaking. This session will provide an overview of the latest trends in cyber security and practical approaches to protecting your institution.

Speaker: William Virtue, Security Engineer, Technology Solutions Group

10:45 - 11:15 am

Budgeting: Pay as You Grow 
“Pay As You Grow” from Dell Financial Services allows you to acquire the technology you need now while making the lowest payments in year one. While you’re growing, technology needs can be unpredictable. With Pay As You Grow, you deploy the full solution for your future needs now, and budget according to a tierd payment plan to match your planned future needs.

Speaker: Patrick Shannon, Account Executive, Dell 

11:15-11:45 am

Desktop virtualization
Desktop virtualization protects vital content, supports a vast array of clients and efficiently manages desktops and remote offices for your workforce. This session will provide an in-depth look at virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and cloud client-computing. Topics include:

  • How to simplify VDI planning, development and management
  • How to facilitate BYOD and securely deliver any windows application to any users on any device
  • Adding energy-efficient Wyse thin clients and software to suit your budget, application and performance requirements

Speaker: Tony Dancona, VP Services, Technology Solutions Group

11:45 - 12:15 pm

Drill-down: A deeper dive into technology
This session will focus on DELL EMC Enterprise products, including servers, storage and networking. We’ll focus on the Dell EMC Enterprise portfolio, with a look at the benefits of Hyper Converged Infrastructure, and we’ll discuss how the Dell and EMC merger has expanded the enterprise portfolio to meet the evolving needs of higher education.

Speaker: John Murdoch, Solutions Architect, Dell EMC

12:15 - 12:30 pm

Closing Remarks

12:30 - 1:30 pm