Thanks for celebrating the 2016 Statewide IT Conference with us! Missed the festivities or just want to relive them? See our photo gallery from the events and videos from the keynotes by Harper Reed, PayPal senior director of software development, and Brad Wheeler, IU CIO and vice president for IT.

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Tuesday morning


Registration opens

Breakfast and vendor showcase


Opening keynote
Brad Wheeler, IU Vice President for IT and CIO




Harper Reed, PayPal senior director of software development

Free and open to the public. No registration required.


IMU | Alumni Hall, Solarium & Frangipani Room

Tuesday afternoon


Lightning talks & tech expo

Click for a full list of lightning talks


Staff appreciation & artists showcase
IMU | Alumni Hall & Solarium



Communities of practice meetings & training sessions
IMU | Tree Suites


Keynote speakers

Harper Reed

PayPal Senior Director of Software Development

Braintree Head of Commerce

Harper Reed is a leading hacker/engineer who builds paradigm-shifting tech. Reed was CTO of Obama for America and CTO at The Colorado-born Reed is most renowned for his data and analytical work on President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign. Aside from being “probably one of the coolest guys ever,” 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 partner, Hiromi, and their poodle, Lulu.

More about Harper

Brad Wheeler, PhD

IU Vice President for Information Technology and CIO

Professor, Information Systems,
IU Kelley School of Business

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 developed IU’s eTexts initiative and co-founded Unizin. From October 2015 through July 2016, Wheeler served as interim dean at IU’s School of Informatics and Computing.

More about Brad

Past Statewide IT conferences

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