Overview

September 3
11AM PT, 2PM ET

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At a large university, potential uses for cloud computing are almost limitless. Leaders at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are finding this to be true as they implement a variety of systems across the campus to serve users’ specialized needs – from research departments to the campus library to the university’s football team.

Technology Services at Illinois – in cooperation with its cloud providers and IT staff employed by university departments and business units – is helping departments throughout the university leverage the cloud to deploy IT assets quickly, scale their use as needed, optimize costs, and deploy advanced technologies more simply than they could have if they were using on premises technology.

Join the Center for Digital Education on September 3 at 11 a.m. Pacific/2 p.m. Eastern as we talk to campus leaders about the benefits they are gaining from the cloud and why an enterprise approach makes the most sense. 

Register now and you’ll hear:

  • The challenges Illinois initially faced with the cloud – including shadow IT
  • How Tech Services collaborates with Amazon Web Services to broker cloud resources across the campus
  • How you can optimize costs and gain greater agility with the cloud on your campus

Speakers

Greg Gulick

Greg Gulick

Interim Chief Information Office at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Greg Gulick is the Interim Chief Information Office at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He has 13 years of experience at the University of Illinois in IT, where he has served as Sr. Project Manager, Director of IT for Facilities and Services, Director of Applications Services for Technology Services, and DCIO/Executive Director for the same. He has a technical background in systems engineering, software development and project management.

Nick Rogers

Nick Rogers

Associate Director of Athletics for Sports Technology at the University of Illinois

Nick has over 20 years of IT experience specifically in college athletics, leveraging technology to help coaches and student-athletes maximize their potential both on and off the field. Nick has led cloud service transitions to allow technology staff to pivot to activities that more directly benefit coaches, staff and student-athletes. Most recently, Nick has also led efforts to create a department-wide data analytics initiative through Fighting Illini Data.

Kingsley Osei-Asibey

Kingsley Osei-Asibey

Director of Analytics and Football Technology for the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Kingsley Osei-Asibey is the Director of Analytics and Football Technology for the University of Illinois football team. He has over ten years of experience working in football technology. Kingsley possesses a unique talent for utilizing data to assist the coaching staff develop game-winning strategies.

Tracy Tolliver

Tracy Tolliver

Director of Library Information Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library

Tracy is the Director of Library Information Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. She has worked in IT for over 25 years, experiencing the telecom revolution to wireless firsthand while working for a software and data processing vendor who supported companies like Southwestern Bell, Nextel/Sprint, and Verizon for nearly 10 years. Tracy has worked in the higher education environment for 18 years, leading high profile changes like implementing Banner, migrating LMS’s, and most recently, leveraging moves to cloud platforms to drive not only technology changes, but also organizational changes.

Greg Ritter

Greg Ritter

Business Development Manager, Higher Education, Amazon Web Services

Greg Ritter, Business Development Manager for the AWS Higher Education vertical, develops strategies to solve higher education challenges with AWS technologies. Greg has 25+ years’ experience in education as faculty (Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Richmond), technology administration (Gallaudet University) and educational technology (various product management/strategy roles at Blackboard Inc.).

William (Bill) Rials, Ph.D.

William (Bill) Rials, Ph.D. — Moderator

Associate Director and IT Professor, Tulane University and Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Education

William (Bill) Rials, Ph.D., is a professor and associate director (department chair) of the Tulane University School of Professional Advancement IT and Cybersecurity Program. Where he focuses on continually delivering and updating the program curriculum based on innovative and emerging technologies, before transitioning academia and higher education, he had a diverse government technology career delivering value to state agencies, local governments, and law enforcement agencies throughout the State of Mississippi.