Creative Disruption and IT Leadership - Sponsored by AVAST Software

Thursday, October 17 | 2:30PM–3:20PM | Ballroom C
Session Type: E13

All institutions strive to create vibrant learning environments for students, but often the pace of change is slow. Higher education is experiencing turbulence caused by changing demographics, student debt, a global economy, and the rise of MOOCs, to name just a few factors. What are today's opportunities and challenges for IT leaders, and what role can we play in helping our institutions navigate in this time of creative disruption? Our panel will explore ways that IT leaders are leveraging these opportunities and working across the campus both to introduce and to manage this creative disruption shaping higher education.

Learn to recognize and navigate the politics and opportunities associated with disruptive change in teaching and learning.

Join us for an extra 30 minutes in the 3rd floor foyer for an opportunity to continue the conversation immediately following this session.


  • Lois Brooks

    CIO and Vice Provost for Information Technology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Steve DiFilipo

    Chief Technology Officer & Chief Innovation Office, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
  • Theresa Rowe

    Board Treasurer Apereo Foundation, Oakland University
  • Jack Suess

    Vice President of IT & CIO, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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