Statewide IT 2016
The 2016 Statewide IT Conference will take place on Tuesday, September 20, with a full day of events. Changes have been made to this year's program so that we can truly gather together as 1IUIT. The following day, Wednesday, September 21, will feature post-conference sessions and communities of practice meetings and activities.
Breakfast and vendor showcase
Brad Wheeler, Indiana University CIO and VP for IT
Harper Reed, PayPal senior director of software development and CTO of President Obama's 2012 reelection campaign
Lightning talks: What's new with 1IUIT?
1IUIT demonstrations and poster sessions
Staff appreciation and artist showcase
Alumni Hall, IMU
Continental breakfast and communities of practice/birds of a feather meetings
Post-conference training sessions
Harper Reed is a hacker/engineer who builds paradigm-shifting tech and leads others to do the same. Reed loves using the vastness of the Internet to bring people together, whether as CTO of Obama for America, CTO at Threadless.com, or on his own projects.
A Colorado native who was raised in a home without a television (but with an Apple IIC), Reed is most renowned for his work on President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign. Reed, self-described as “probably one of the coolest guys ever,” built a team of developers from tech start-ups and created Project Narwhal, a tech infrastructure of voter information.
Through the acquisition of his company, Modest, Inc., Reed is helping to define the future of commerce at PayPal. You can often find Reed playing with new technologies, looking for something to hack, or enjoying life in Chicago with his amazing partner, Hiromi, and their bizarre poodle, Lulu.More about Harper
Dr. Brad Wheeler leads university-wide IT services for IU’s eight campuses. He has co-founded and led open source software and service collaborations such as the Sakai Project, Kuali, and the HathiTrust. He also developed IU’s eTexts initiative and implemented a cutting-edge delivery model to tackle the high costs of textbooks for students. Most recently, he co-founded Unizin, a consortium of universities seeking to exert greater control and influence over the digital learning landscape.
In October 2015, Wheeler was appointed interim dean of the IU School of Informatics and Computing. In this role, he acts as the school’s chief academic and administrative officer, leading approximately 250 faculty and staff and 3.500 undergraduate and graduate students across two campuses. Wheeler continues in his position as IU’s vice president for IT and CIO and will serve as interim dean until the university appoints a permanent replacement.More about Brad