Technology Leadership Summit: The Creativity Imperative | UBTech Conference

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


HP/Intel, UBTech 2016 sponsor of Technology Leadership SummitFrom cybersecurity to the “tech-spectations” of next year’s freshmen to issues of change management, college and university technology leaders face daunting challenges. Join University Business and our sponsors, HP and Intel, at the Technology Leadership Summit on June 12 at UBTech 2017, for a look at how creativity and out-of-the-box thinking can help address these issues. The summit is an exclusive invitation-only gathering of 20 top CIOs, CTOs, VPs and Directors of IT from colleges and universities nationwide, and it will include expert presentations and ample opportunity for discussion and peer learning.

 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


For more information on this summit and to see if you qualify for a VIP invitation, please contact Susan Charamut

Summit Sessions

7:30 - 8:00


8:00 - 8:15

Welcome and Introductions

8:15 - 9:00

Keynote: Prepare or panic—A CIO’S guide to cybersecurity
Speaker: Charly Shugg, Brigadier General USAF (Retired) and cybersecurity consultant

With over 30 years experience in national security, General Shugg now works with a team that provides cybersecurity strategy and incident response to Fortune 500 companies, governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations. He will offer case studies of major cybersecurity breaches at higher ed and other institutions, explaining what went wrong, how the incident was resolved and how it might have been avoided.

9:00 - 9:30

Meeting the “tech-spectations” of the class of 2021

It’s said that technology is anything invented after you were born. So for students starting college in September, technology isn’t the internet—it’s the personal internet. It’s not digital content, it’s immersive content. It’s not mobile phones, it’s mobile access. It’s not online learning, it’s just learning. In this session we’ll look at the technologies that your students will expect on their first day of college, and at some of the emerging technologies that they’ll be using by the time they graduate. We’ll also explore the barriers preventing most institutions from effectively implementing effective digital learning environments.

9:30 - 10:00

Birds-of-a-feather tabletop discussions

In this session, you decide what to discuss with your peers. Prior to the summit, participants will vote on topics to be discussed at this session, and the topics with the most votes will be posted at tables for group discussions.

10:00 - 10:15


10:15 - 10:45

Zen and the art of change management

You know what needs to be done for technology adoptions to succeed, and you know how to get it done. So why is it so darn difficult to actually get things done? Because change is hard. Being an agent of change is probably the most challenging aspect of any CIOs job. In this session we’ll explore how CIOs can manage change in ways that make technology initiatives more likely to succeed.


Cybersecurity: A deeper dive

Enterprise-level cyber-attacks are the stuff nightmares are made of, but day-to-day, small-scale security breaches are even more common—and the consequences can be severe. Failure to protect against low-level breaches can result in legal liability, compliance infringement, reputational harm, a rise in academic dishonesty, and hard costs. This session will look at the frequent causes and consequences of security breakdowns, and ways to avoid them.


Pushing the boundaries of science and discovery

HP and Intel are working with top engineering universities around the country in a design competition to create a product to improve life in space and to help shape the future of space innovation.  In this session, we’ll describe the winning design and the role of technology in creativity, design and teamwork.

11:45 - 12:15 pm

Tabletop Discussion: Your Technology Wish List

What technologies, real or imagined, could help you accomplish your institution’s mission? From the time of the famous HP Garage (which still exists, by the way), innovation has been in our DNA. We want your open feedback on how we can help you deliver better learning experiences, technologies, support, financing and instructional resources to meet your institution's changing needs.


Closing remarks

12:30 - 1:30