What to expect
Much as we’ve been doing since mid-March, conference attendees will rely on Zoom and MS Teams to bring us together for Statewide IT.
This year’s conference begins with preconference activities on January 20, 2021. On January 21–22, we’ll host keynote talks, breakout sessions, virtual networking opportunities, and maybe even some games. See the schedule for details.
The keynote experience
Rob Lowden, who took the helm as IU’s vice president for IT and CIO in August, will open the conference with a brief talk about his priorities for his first year, where we’ve been, where IT at IU is going—and how we will continue to help IU further its missions of teaching, learning, and research.
Later on, Lowden will talk with Dr. David Kellermann, of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. An engineering professor and evangelist for using high tech in higher ed, Kellermann has pioneered the use of MS Teams in the classroom, earning the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence along the way. This keynote is made possible by our title sponsor, PIER Group.
For our closing keynote, IU deputy CIO and School of Education interim dean Stacy Morrone will moderate a discussion with IU’s past and present chief information officers: IU President Michael A. McRobbie, Kelley School of Business professor Brad Wheeler, and Vice President for IT and CIO Rob Lowden.