Technology in Higher Education: Shaping the Future Workforce

Thursday, November 01 | 10:45AM–11:30AM MT | Mile High Ballroom 2B/3B, Ballroom Level
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
How do we shape the future higher education IT workforce? The IT organization and its work are complex and require a range of skills to be successful. This panel will discuss work of an EDUCAUSE/Jisc task force on how to attract, prepare, and retain successful higher education IT staff.

Outcomes: Understand how evolving IT roles and responsibilities necessitate a change in how we attract and retain IT staff * Understand how education requirements relate to hiring * Understand ways to adjust recruitment and retention practices to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion * Develop a strategy to review and improve local hiring practices


  • Louisa Dale

    Director Sector Intelligence, JISC
  • Basem El-Haddadeh

    Director IT Services - CIO, Leeds Beckett University
  • Kirk Kelly

    Vice President, Vantage Technology Consulting Group
  • James Smith

    Director of IT, Birkbeck College
  • Cheryl Washington

    Chief Information Security Officer, University of California, Davis