10 things to do at the Michigan IT Symposium

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Michigan IT Symposium Nov 2017

Registration is open for the 2017 Michigan IT Symposium, November 20–21, 2017. The event, which offers a great opportunity for networking with peers and making new connections, will take place at the Michigan League on the Ann Arbor campus

The 2017 symposium will focus on how IT work at Michigan is transforming with the proliferation of cloud technologies and services and will provide opportunities to build new skills to take advantage of the opportunities ahead of us. We also invite conversations of when cloud may not be the right choice, evaluating services and vendors, and supporting the people side of technology change.

Is this your first Michigan IT Symposium?

Be sure to stop by the New Attendee Meet & Greet on Tuesday morning to connect with other first-timers and make your plan for navigating the event. The symposium will feature 27 presentations and 56 posters highlighting innovations by Michigan IT community members in teaching and learning, research, patient care, organizational change, and the U-M bicentennial.

Two women standing next to a poster on a stand.

(Chris Gardner, ITS)

Not sure where to start?

Here are 10 things to check out:

    1. Opening Remarks from U-M VP for Information Technology and CIO, Kelli Trosvig
    2. Keynote Address from U-M Ross faculty member Kim Cameron, co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations and expert in organizational change
    3. Poster preview session and reception on Monday, November 20, for an opportunity to view posters and network with peers before the main event
    4. Joe Bauer (LSA IT Advocacy and Research Support) will facilitate a panel discussion with Professor Elizabeth Sears (Chair, Department of History of Art, LSA), Lance Stuchell (Senior Associate Librarian, University Library), and Sean DeMonner (Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, ITS) on the place of digital archiving in a big data world, called In 200 years will U-M be able to write a history of this period in American education if digital data is not historically archived?
    5. Amy Homkes-Hayes (Lead Innovation Advocate, Academic Innovation Initiative) will describe how the Digital Innovation Greenhouse is developing the next generation of digital education tools that will transform teaching and learning at U-M
    6. Cassandra Callaghan (Director of Dental Informatics, School of Dentistry) will present TeleHealth the Future of Patient Care, about how cloud technologies are changing the delivery of patient care
    7. Grace Trinidad and Jennifer Wallis (Business Analysts), and Molly McPhall (Education & Awareness Lead) from Michigan Medicine Information Assurance will present Tackling Phish with Michigan Medicine, which explains how Michigan Medicine partnered with ITS Information Assurance and cloud-based service PhishMe to raise awareness about phishing and help protect patient and institutional data
    8. Hands-on training from U-M developers on Shifting Applications to the Cloud and Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment
    9. Hands-on training with the Amazon, Google, and Microsoft cloud compute platforms
    10. Birds of a Feather discussion groups on using containers to improve software development, the Michigan Customer Relationship Management community, and accessibility in IT service delivery and design
Three men talk to female worker

(Chris Gardner, ITS)

Sign up to volunteer!

An event like this would not be possible without volunteers to help it run efficiently. If you would like to join an energetic team to help with registration, welcome people, or host a breakout session at this year’s symposium, sign up to volunteer today.

For additional information, including a full list of presentations and posters, see the Michigan IT Symposium website.