Gazing Into the Crystal Ball

Thursday, October 17 | 5:30PM–6:20PM
Session Type: E13
The view inside the crystal ball is foggy. Examining the Gartner Hype Cycle raises the question of where we will find the next technology triggers. This session will investigate some potential sources of those triggers, from the trails of dollars invested by venture capital firms to our own residence halls. What methodologies or tools are available to assess the efficacy of emerging tech relative? Oh, and did I mention MOOCs? One thing is certain: Those technologies that will have the greatest impact on the academic mission and the administrative operations are yet to be developed. In this session, our collective vision can make the crystal ball a bit less foggy.


  • Steve DiFilipo

    Chief Technology Officer & Chief Innovation Office, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
  • Lori MacMullen

    Executive Director, Canadian University Council of Chief Information Officers (CUCCIO)