HEUG Elevate
Cloud Symposium 2020

Cloud Symposium Agenda

Oracle - Santa Clara, CA

Monday, January 20
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Check-In
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Networking Breakfast
9:00 AM

Welcome - Day 1

9:15 AM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Big Ten Plus Two Perspective - on different paths to cloud
We are all facing difficult and diverse strategy decisions. How did each of these complex institutions approach this decision? What worked and what have they learned that will help those who follow?

Moderated by: Nicole Engelbert - Vice President of Higher Education, Oracle
Ellen Law - Associate Vice President, OIT Enterprise Application Services, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Melissa J. Kunes - Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Education and Executive Director for Student Aid, Penn State
Vince Kellen - CIO, University of California San Diego
Jon Allen - CISO and Interim CIO, Baylor University

10:00 AM  Morning Break
10:15 AM Outlook for Cybersecurity in the Institutional Context
Mary Ann Davidson is the chief security officer at Oracle, responsible for Oracle software security assurance. She represents Oracle on the board of directors of the Information Technology Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC), and serves on the international board of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). She has been named one of Information Security’s top five "Women of Vision," is a Federal 100 Award recipient from Federal Computer Week, and was recently named to the ISSA Hall of Fame.

Davidson is in a unique position to provide an overview of the current and future challenges facing higher education in this area. She offers insight into how an industry such as higher education can find the balance between the imperative to secure its data and ensure privacy with the need to exploit its data to deliver and personalized experience to its end users and customers.

Mary Ann Davidson - Chief Security Officer, Oracle
11:00 AM

Moonshot – Lining it up! Balancing today's requirements with tomorrow's imperatives
CIO’s face tremendous pressure to keep the day-to-day operations running while also meeting the ever-growing expectations of the many constituents who use a college campus. The CIO also has the unique ability to see into the future and understand the need to move toward the ability support a future that will require different roles and organization without affecting today’s service delivery.

How have others done this?
What changes did they make?
How are the skill requirements different once the shift to the cloud begins?
What were the lessons learned?

Moderated by: Moira Kirkland - Senior Director – Higher Education Growth and Strategy, Oracle
Bob McCormick - Vice President for Information Services, DePaul University
Max Davis-Johnson - CIO, Boise State University

11:45 AM Lunch
12:30 PM Moonshot – External risk? Atmospheric pressures and risks in this future world?
No longer can you rely on a good project manager and technical team to have a successful implementation. The old methodologies of fit/gap, and push communication alone will ensure a failed project.

What has been successful to date, what has not with respect to cloud projects, and how can you minimize your risk as you design your approach?

Deloitte/University of California, Merced
Huron/The Juilliard School
1:45 PM Moonshot – What are you aiming at? Oracle SaaS Strategy - Executive Panel Q&A
The products are always evolving, what will it look like when we are ready? Ask Oracle executives your questions about their strategy and future deliveries.

Vivian Wong - Group Vice President, Higher Education Development, Oracle
Colleen Baumbach - Vice President, Application Development, Oracle
2:30 PM Usage of AI in Breast Cancer Research
Dr. Ruderman is an Assistant Professor of Research Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine. He received his doctorate in theoretical physics from the University of California at Berkeley, followed by postdoctoral research at Cambridge University, USC, and the Salk Institute. He then continued his scientific research in the industrial setting, first in solid tumor target discovery through integrative genomics at Berlex Biosciences, and then in proteomic biomarker discovery at Applied Minds. Dan was Founding Scientist at Applied Proteomics, a biomarker company spun out from Applied Minds in 2007. He joined the Ellison Institute in 2011 where his research focuses on signaling dynamics in cancer cells and systems biology interpretations of high-dimensional cancer assays, such as gene expression, proteomics, and autoantibodies.

Join Dan for a discussion of how artificial intelligence is actively being used in the fight against breast cancer.

Dan Ruderman, Ph.D. - Director of Analytics and Machine Learning, Lawrence J. Ellison Center for Transformative Medicine of USC
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Networking Reception
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Screening Personal Statement 
A documentary about three students in Brooklyn who are determined to get their entire classes to college even though they aren't sure they will make it there themselves. Truly understand the application experience from their perspective.

Tuesday, January 21
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Registration Check-In
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Networking Breakfast
9:00 AM Welcome - Day 2
9:15 AM                                                                                                               

Creating a more equitable path to higher education. A conversation with the students from Personal Statement.
The documentary “Personal Statement” will be screened Monday night for participants to view. These three students were the subjects of this Emmy nominated documentary. The movie chronicles their struggle to navigate the systems and processes we have had a part in creating. This rare opportunity allows us to hear directly from the young people we strive to serve.

What do our students really need?
How do they feel about today's processes?
How can we truly help our country’s low income and first generation students get into college to have a chance for the education we believe would transform their lives?

Moderated by: Steve Hahn - Vice Provost of Enrollment Services, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Enoch Jemmott, Queens College
Karoline Jimenez, SUNY New Paltz
Christine Rodriguez, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

10:15 AM Morning Break
10:30 AM Financial Aid: From Administrative Burden to Strategic Capability
The product delivered and live, see a demo of SFP in production. Followed by a panel discussion with implementing schools about their experience. The final part of the hour will be John Refila discussing the future plans for the product.

Moderated by: John Refila - Vice President, Higher Education Product Management, Oracle
Michele Thibodeau - HEUG Board Member, Sr. Information Systems Analyst, Butler University
Melissa Smurdon - Financial Aid Director, Butler University
Melissa J. Kunes - Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Education and Executive Director for Student Aid, Penn State
11:30 AM  Lunch
12:30 PM The practical path to a next-generation student system
See a demo of Student cloud from Wisconsin. Followed by a panel discussion with implementing schools about their experience. The final part of the hour will be Susan Beidler discussing the future plans for the product.

Moderated by: Susan Beidler - Senior Director for Product Strategy for Student Systems, Oracle
Stu Churchill-Hoyer - SIS Analyst/Senior Info Tech Strategic Consultant, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Leslie Gardner – Student Cloud Manager, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Ellen Law - Associate Vice President, OIT Enterprise Application Services, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
1:00 PM

Pulling it all together, up to the minute demo and discussion of the student systems
The student cloud has evolved quickly. Every few months there are new elements to see. Susan will give an up to the minute update of the functionality of the product and items built out for future releases.

Susan Hoagland - Master Principal Solution Engineer, Oracle

1:30 PM

Oracle at Oracle
Hear about Oracle’s own transformation to the cloud, what have they had to do to become a services company.

Doug Kehring - Executive Vice President, Corporate Operations, Oracle

2:15 PM Afternoon Break
2:30 PM Governance in the Cloud - a partnership between OIT and LOB
Discuss the reality of people and culture change, what working models are being followed for Governance and how do OIT and LOB intersect. What has worked as we transition to a new world in governance?

Moderated by: Jo Ellen DiNucci - AVPFA Boise State University, HEUG VP of Administration
Jennifer Martindale - Executive Director of the Office of Continuous Improvement, Boise State University
Laura Shevling - Senior Director, Financial Systems and Business Optimization, University of Wyoming
Ben Frazee - Director of System and Process Consulting, Process and System Optimization, Vanderbilt University
3:15 PM  Closing Remarks

NOTE: Agenda is subject to change.



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