A Journey through the Computer Lab of the Future: Perspectives from Three Forward-Thinking CIOs

Wednesday, October 27 | 9:15AM–10:00AM ET | 202AB, 200 Level
Viewing Location: Philadelphia
Session Type: Industry Led
Delivery Format: Presentation/Panel Session

Covid-19 accelerated trends already contributing to computer lab transformation.   Traditional computer labs occupy premium spaces that many universities would like to re-purpose. Online courses, BYOD, remote and hyflex learning, as well as active learning all require modern, flexible computer labs.  Institutions that adapt thrive.  Learn from three forward-thinking CIOs at Emory RSPH, Fresno State, and Illinois Institute of Technology.  Hear about the drivers that led them to transform their computer labs, the lessons learned and the future visions for virtual computer labs—leveraging both cloud and hybrid-cloud architectures. Understand how students, faculty, and staff benefit—and how a virtual computer lab contributes to initiatives like cost reduction, zero trust, and equity and inclusion.


  • Antony Awaida

    CEO, Apporto
  • Eric Breese

    Associate CIO, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Orlando Leon

    Chief Information Officer, EDUCAUSE Alumni
  • James Leonard

    CIO, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University