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Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00

Room 1 - Delivering a Modern Education Experience

Tracy Fleming (Avaya)

As technological advances are fostering a revolution in centuries-old protocols, the dissemination of knowledge is no longer tied to the college campus. This session will discuss how a connected campus enables everyone from administrators, to faculty, to students to engage with the entire education experience anytime, anywhere.


Room 2 - Top 10 Business Trends and Strategic Technologies Impacting Higher Education in 2016

Glenda Morgan (Gartner)

Through leveraging Gartner's top 10 lists of business trends and strategic technologies, CIOs and IT leaders will engage in a collaborative workshop to customize their own top 10 business trends and strategic technologies for the institution and speed up strategic planning.


Room 3 - Amazon Web Services Coming to Canada

Alex Coquiero (Amazon)

Whether you are starting your cloud journey or you have a cloud first strategy, AWS has solutions to help facilitate teaching and learning and manage IT operations. Please join us for an update on AWS' expansion into Canada as well as learning how other higher educational institutions are using AWS to develop, deploy and operate secure IT applications and IT services that improve agility, reduce costs and meet the ever-changing needs of teh modern student.


Room 4 - Aruba WLAN Overview -> Next Generation Wireless

Raja Sundarrajan (Aruba)

Take a tour of Aruba's next generation "GenMobile" wireless product offering. Find out how to manage your entire wireless network, control access, provide gigabit connectivity and engage end users with custom built applications.


Room 5 - Working In A Team Environment

Steve Karnis (Conestoga College)

Successful leaders build relationships and trust in their teams and resolve conflicts. Learn and practice leadership skills by working with and leading teams.


Room 6 - Integrated Approach to Academic Planning

Amar Singh (St. Clair College)

Will present the highly integrated approach that St. Clair College takes to greatly simplify the complex processes of academic planning using Academic Interface which includes curriculum development, enrollment planning, course offerings, teacher workload balancing (SWF), part-time teacher contracts, classroom space analysis, automatic and interactive scheduling, and a sandbox that communicates with SIS such as PeopleSoft and Banner in real-time.


Room 7 - All Things Portfolio and Project Management

Claire Rosati (Niagara College)

Join Niagara College as they share their experiences to date establishing an IT Project Portfolio Office and then open up the room to lead a discussion between participants on topics including promoting a project management culture, managing cross-functional groups, starting a PMO, training project managers, identifying best practices, tools and templates to initiate new projects. This session is designed to encourage interactive exchange and insights with colleagues across the colleges on experiences in setting up and rolling out project and portfolio management processes.


Room 8 - Smart Analytics for PeopleSoft

Abby Singh (Seneca College)

Utilizing the capabilities of Oracle Business Intelligence and by leveraging integration with PeopleSoft, Seneca College has implemented smart dashboard analytics and reports for faculty and admin users. This solution provides one version of truth for all senior management generating repeatable KPIs for them and help them to assess performance improvements in specific areas of the college.