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People First Technology
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William Ingram, CIO, Belmont University

When I arrived on Belmont’s campus almost three years ago, I had many ideas about implementing cutting edge technologies that would benefit the campus community. For instance, wouldn’t it be ideal if students could make any campus...

Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence - A Value Proposition Primer for CIOs
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Sammy Amirghodsi, VP, Data Management, Options Clearing Corporation (OCC)

With increased focus on robotic process automation (RPA) to automate mundane and repetitive tasks, the next evolution in cognitive automation is now underway. Chief Information Officers CIOs are evaluating and deploying second generation cognitive...

Revitalizing EdTech
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Becky Vasquez, VP & CIO, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

1. Amongst All Modern-Day Developments 'Technology' Has Clearly Emerged As The Single Biggest Theme To Impact The Sector In The Last Few Years. This Augurs Well For The Present-Day Learner, As Also For Educators And Others In The...

University CIOs Have The Hardest Job
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Neal Tilley, Director- Business Development Education Vertical, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

I salute the Higher Education CIOs across the world. No other enterprise would have the complex mix of constituents, diverse technology demands and unique budget constraints. Every university CIO has to balance the expectations of the Students...

The Necessity for Adopting a Strategic Vision for Technology
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Param Bedi, VP for Library and Information Technology, Bucknell University

There are increasing pressures on higher education institutions to contain cost. In the past decade, we endured the 2008 financial crisis, then again in 2015 our endowments saw low or negative returns, and now with Brexit, we are all waiting to...

Artificial Intelligence in Education: What We can learn from Current AI Successes and How We can apply it in Tomorrow's Classrooms
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Dennis Bonilla, Executive Dean, College of Information Systems and Technology, School of Business and College of Criminal Justice at University of Phoenix

Since its inception in the 1950s, artificial intelligencehas helped provide solutions to automate tasks and make life easier and more convenient. Considering how quickly technology – particularly artificial intelligence – has increased...

Technology Gives Eastern Students a Competitive Edge
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Elsa M. Núñez, President, Eastern Connecticut State University

Fascinating new technology tools are being used by Eastern Connecticut State University faculty to prepare students for a global economy driven by technological change. The latest technology is allowing students to see and react to the world...

The CIO of the New Digital Era
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Berhanu Tadesse, AVP for IT/Infrastructure Services, California State University, Fullerton

The role of the CIO has drastically evolved in the past few years. CIOs are no longer just responsible for the data center and the IT infrastructure; on the contrary, they are now sitting at the top table of the executive leadership team....

Cloud - A Game Changer for the Education Industry
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Diane Jones, Chief Information and Strategic Officer, Detroit Public Schools

Advances in IT applications are presenting the education industry with opportunities to leverage the power of IT to create new value through digital instruction. Technologies that enable education movement include cellular and wireless networks,...

Revamping the State of Higher Education with Technology
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Bob Lim, CIO, University of Kansas

There’s no shortage of challenges for CIOs in any industry, and just keeping pace with emerging technology can feel like an endless sprint. It’s difficult not to lose sleep over the day-to-day decisions of budgets, infrastructure,...

The Barbarians are Adapting and Evolving, Are We?
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Sam Segran, CIO, Texas Tech University

From the early days of pranks in college computer labs by inquisitive students to today’s government-sanctioned cyber-espionage, hacking has evolved to become a full-fletched profession. It is nourished by a growing industry of...

IT Does Matter in Education
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Rich Valerga, COO, Acero Charter Schools Inc

Nearly fifteen years ago Nicholas G. Carr proclaimed Information Technology inconsequential. Boldly, the title of his article, published in 2003 by Harvard Business Review, declared IT Doesn’t Matter. ”IT is best seen as the...

What 'Transformational' IT Leadership Means for Students
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Param Bedi, VP for Library and Information Technology, Bucknell University

Over the last several years, our Library and Informational Technology division at Bucknell University has shifted from a transactional to a transformational mindset. Instead of simply attending to traditional functions such as keeping computers up...

Cybersecurity in Higher Education: Keeping Criminals Out of Your Data
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Michael Hites, Senior Associate VP & CIO, University of Illinois System

I attended the Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities annual conference this April, and I had the chance to talk to board members about cybersecurity. We started the conversation with what is at risk regarding institutional...

Cloud Strategy in Higher Education
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Chris Harrison, CTO, Nova Southeastern University

Traditionally IT (Information Technology) organizations within the Education industry, and in particular in Higher Education, have been focused on hosting all educational platforms on-premises. This has been a traditional trend consistent with...

The Role of Career Technical Education in Bridging the Skills Gap
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Stuart Udell, CEO, K12 Inc.

February is Career Technical Education (CTE) Month, created to raise awareness about and help bridge the skills gap currently experienced by businesses across the nation. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, more than half of U.S....

Higher Education's Secret Sauce: Cooperation and Collaboration
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Donald Z. Spicer, AVC & CIO, University System of Maryland

Given the competitive orientation of most corporations, the ability to cooperate and/ or collaborate is limited to close partners and suppliers. While higher education institutions compete for students, faculty, and research grants, the overall...

Keeping up with the Changing Education Landscape
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Jason Ball, CIO & Associate VP, Florida Atlantic University

Role of CIOs Today’s CIO is no longer simply the caretaker of infrastructure and applications, but integral to developing solutions to institutional priorities well beyond the Information Technology infrastructure (e.g., Student Success...

Digital Disruption bringing Change in Education
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David Steinour, Chief Information Officer, The George Washington University

Benefits of cloud computing for the education industry At the George Washington University, the Division of Information Technology (IT) has moved several applications to the cloud and is working on business plans to do more. The Division of IT...

Fostering Innovation in Education
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Patrick Frontiera, CIO, Loyola Marymount University

Higher Education has taken its lumps over the past decade. Especially as higher education institutions have been portrayed by breathless and over-heated media reports, it would be easy to be left with the notion that, because of an inability or...

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