Switch, Inc. launches CardSavr: An RPA-Based Application
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The fintech industry is leveraging recent technologies to provide innovative and efficient services to the customers. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is one of the techniques that the fintechs are experimenting to use in their application and...

Technological Education during the Social Media Era
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The world is growing, in terms of digital tools and social media platforms. Keeping in pace with this growth, organizations need to master technologies to reap the benefits of the changing virtual environment. The advent of digital tools and...

Bricks, Clicks and Brains
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Steve Smith, Vice Provost for IT/ CIO, University of Nevada, Reno

The flow of technology continues to move us like so much flotsam on a Class 6 whitewater river. Gartner Group predicts that by 2020 85 percent of us will experience customer service without speaking to a human being. A recent report suggests...

Security in Education, My, How Things Change!
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J. Douglas Streit, Director, IT Security & Planning & CISO, Old Dominion University

I was a new ISO in 2011, having a conversation with an experienced colleague who took issue with some of our information security program. “We are not Fort Knox, after all,” he said. I was not new to higher-education IT, having...

Embrace or Distance from EdTech Startups
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Sharyne Miller, Associate Vice Chancellor of Technology and CIO, University of North Carolina, Wilmington

In most industries, the old becomes new and traditional seasons blur, even within higher education, requiring consistent focus to manage challenges 365 days a year. CIOs often feel as though they are spinning many plates, hoping none of them...

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...

Moving from the "Office of No" to the "Office of Know"
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Chuck Bartel, AVP & CIO, Duquesne University

I am a Pittsburgher, “born and raised” as we say in the Burgh. Pittsburgh is well known in the sports world for our major league teams and many championships (the City of Champions in 1979). Pittsburgh is also known as a bit of a...

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...

Authenticating Social Media Interaction
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Reverberating true potential as a secure, reliable, and tamper-proof way of mediating data exchange, the blockchain technology has embraced almost all sectors of the modern society including social media channels. With advanced technological...

What to Remember While Using AI in The Classroom
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Even as teachers have always tried to understand students’ problems and help them out, they are frequently hampered by busy schedules and too many students—this is where AI-powered teaching assistants prove invaluable. By adapting...

Transforming Education with Mobile Learning
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James Tagliareni, Chief Information Officer, Washburn University

When I joined the College of the Mainland as CIO two years ago, one of my first priorities was to create a mobile campus, so students and faculty can take advantage of mobile devices and wireless technology inside and outside their classrooms....

Dynamic and Agile Environments for Learning
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Brian Fodrey, Assistant Dean for Facilities and Information Technology, CIO, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Introduction The value in working with EdTech startups is as powerful as ever given that technology is increasingly becoming more portable and the marketplace competitive. Similar to a successful startup, organizations are constantly...

Preventing Cyber-Attacks in Universities with Operational Collaboration
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Michael Corn, Deputy CIO & CISO, Brandeis University

University networks have long been viewed as poor models for information security. However in practice many of the challenges facing these networks (broad adoption of consumer-grade services and BYOD for example) are increasingly challenging...

The Future Of Video In Education
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Sean Brown, SVP, Sonic Foundry

The cost of higher education has nearly doubled since 2000 and continues to rise, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. At the same time, college enrollments are declining, down 2.3 percent this spring compared with last year....

Weaving Robust Identity Systems Into The University's Security Infrastructure
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Dr. Jan I.Fox, SVP- IT & CIO, Marshall University

Innovative ways to foster growth within their organizations Growth within the Marshall University IT organization means utilizing existing team members in new, innovative ways while reaching out to new collaboration partners. University...

AI-Bridging the Human Element
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Bridget Frey, CTO, Redfin

1. Could you walk us through the application of AI in the real estate arena? I joined Redfin six years ago and founded our analytics engineering team. Redfin’s objective is to redefine real estate in the consumer’s favor....

Preparing for a Data Science Future
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Michael Hites, CIO, Southern Methodist University

There are many analogies in sports for predicting the immediate future: anticipate the pass, skate to where the puck is going to be, and beat them to the punch. Even though technology keeps moving our goalposts in higher education, we know where...

VR and AR: Learning to Walk Before We Run
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Bob Eicholz, CTO, Production Services, Technicolor

The opportunities presented by Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are clear. Analysts like Digi-Capital are optimistic on the prospects for the technologies, forecasting that revenue generated by the market will hit $120 billion by...

Clearing the clouds to drive learning outcomes- What Higher Education CIOs Need to Consider When Implementing Cloud-based Solutions
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Niranjan Nagar, CTO, Civitas Learning

Cloud solutions are profoundly changing the technology landscape in higher education as they are doing so many other industries. Working with cloud-based solution vendors, in addition to moving to cloud hosting, helps scale the capabilities of...

Leverage Partner Network to Lessen the Learning Curve
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Donna Benefield, SVP-IT, NRG ENERGY

Alignment to the Business Strategy, Objectives and Priorities   Business and IT work together from inception through deployment as one team to define the processes and systems. For example, NRG Engineering and Construction team deployed...

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