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2018 Keynotes

Welcome Address: Gary Kayye

AV and Higher Education

Back by popular demand, Gary Kayye returns to UBTech 2018 to again deliver the Welcome Address at our Monday afternoon general session. Gary is the founder and president of rAVe [Publications], where he is one of the leading voices on AV strategy and implementations. Prior to founding rAVe, Gary served as the vice president of sales and marketing for Extron and an executive VP at AMX Corporation.

Opening Keynote: Joanne Martin

Cybersecurity and Higher Education

Joanne Martin is a prominent cybersecurity consultant and was formerly the chief information security officer and vice president for IT risk at IBM, where she was responsible for defining and maintaining the vision, strategy, and programs that ensured IBM’s information assets were adequately protected. Joanne is also a passionate advocate for women in technology and was elected to the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame in 2012.

Closing Keynote: Charles Isbell

Artificial Intelligence and Higher Education

Charles Isbell is senior associate dean for Georgia Tech’s College of Computing and was one of the founders of the school’s Online Master of Science in Computer Science, the first accredited degree program of its kind that students can earn exclusively through the MOOC platform. His research passion is artificial intelligence, where he focuses on applying statistical machine learning to building autonomous agents that must live and interact with large numbers of other intelligent agents, some of whom may be human.

Practical sessions, workable ideas

UBTech speakers deliver practical, solution-focused sessions and workable ideas you’ll want to bring to your school right away. With topics ranging from active classrooms, academic video and instructional technology to cybersecurity, cloud computing and online learning, the UBTech program covers all the ways technology is changing higher education.

New: Workplace productivity and collaboration

No matter what department you’re in, technology is changing everything about how you work. The UBTech 2018 program will include a look at the platforms, tools, and tactics that are making the workplace more productive, collaborative and efficient. Also new in 2018: The UBTech Women in Technology Summit and a series of deep-dive, pre-conference workshops on leading-edge products. Get updates about the expanded 2018 program.

UBTech 2018 Call for Presentations

Do you have special knowledge, experience or expertise in the realm of higher ed technology? Have you led a successful project or initiative? Are you seen as an innovator at your school?

UBTech examines how technology can spark change across the campus and help departments improve on the delivery of their missions. We are seeking visionary presentations, case studies, how-to sessions, group discussions and hands-on workshops from energetic presenters who will facilitate audience interaction and peer learning.

Deadline for entries is Dec. 22, 2017. Acceptance notifications will be made by mid-January, 2018.

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