April 29

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Colleges and universities have developed complex identity and access management environments over the decades using a combination of open source and commercially available solutions. Today, campuses need to apply those solutions to a growing number of SaaS and hybrid applications. At the same time, the current pandemic is forcing them to quickly roll out remote services to students, staff, faculty and others in the campus community.

Join our experts April 29 at 11:00am PT/2:00pm ET to hear how cloud-based enterprise identity and access management technology can improve and simplify security across this complex landscape and help your institution react faster to urgent new requirements.

You’ll learn how to:

• Become less dependent on on-premises infrastructure and take advantage of cloud efficiencies
• Easily connect with trusted identity federations without having to manage complex IT environments
• Better manage identity and access management controls, create smoother onboarding processes and prepare for changing campus populations
• Use adaptive multi-factor authentication controls to protect on-prem systems, Windows and Linux servers.
• Ensure SaaS and Open Source Identity solutions work together effectively and efficiently
• Understand additional approaches to passwordless authentication, trusted devices and other security strategies


Charise Arrowood

Charise Arrowood

Sr. Director, Identity & Access Management Services, Unicon, Inc.

Charise Arrowood is a Senior Director of Identity and Access Management at Unicon, a leading provider of technology consulting and services for the education market. Charise has over 20 years of consulting experience; for the past 4 years, she has led Unicon’s IAM team with a focus on providing streamlined and secure identity management solutions to a variety of markets including higher education, ed-tech, finance, and publishing. In this role, Charise oversees strategic planning, portfolio management, financial budgeting, and forecasting, and supports customer engagements ranging from sales and service offerings to building client-facing relationships and developing strategic partnerships. Charise is active in the IAM community where she participates in working group sessions along with collaborations to facilitate filling needs for the community that ensure application sustainability. Prior to her role as Senior Director, Charise managed large software implementation projects for Unicon, in the areas of learning management, integrations, hosting, and support for education and corporate entities.

Kevin Bresser

Kevin Bresser

Director of Higher Education, Okta

Kevin Bresser has serviced the technology needs within Higher Education for the past twenty-five years having worked with Career Services, Human Resources, Athletics, Financial Aid, Advancement, and Information Technology. He is passionate about building strong customer communities that are energized to share best-practices with their peers and help drive the direction of the business.

Steven Zink

Steven Zink — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Education

Steven Zink is an emeritus faculty member at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he served as the University’s first Vice President of Information Technology, while simultaneously serving as Dean, University Libraries. During his lengthy tenure at the University, Zink assembled a vibrant hybrid organization of information professionals, ranging from specialists in instructional technology to librarians to information technology professionals. In 2008, the physical manifestation of the organization was realized with the opening of the widely acclaimed 300,000 square foot Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center. From 2011-2016, he served as Vice Chancellor for the Nevada System of Higher Education, the coordinating body over all public institutions of higher education in Nevada.

Zink holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in history, an M.L.S., and a Ph.D. in information systems science. He is the author of four books and over 120 publications. For 20 years, Zink served as chief editor of an Elsevier-Science bimonthly journal on information policy; he remains a long-time editorial board member of other scholarly journals.

Zink is a multiple NSF grant awardee as well the recipient of numerous honors, recognition, and awards for his publications and professional service. He is a frequent speaker/instructor in the areas of information technology and management, as well as information policy and has served as a consultant to numerous publishers, information services and technology firms, government agencies, universities, and higher education libraries.