The Digital Transformation of Higher Education: The Intersection of Technology, Data, and Student Success

Tuesday, October 26 | 8:30AM–11:30AM ET | 204AB, 200 Level
Viewing Location: Philadelphia
Session Type: Industry Led
Delivery Format: Preconference Workshop Session

Blackboard will lead an interactive workshop assembling senior IT and academic leadership in higher education for a series of engaging and collaborative roundtable discussions. The digitization of our lives, from banking to entertainment, has fueled a rise in the use of data to customize experiences through proactive nudges and behavior-based suggestions getting us to buy, act, and watch. Today, higher education has an opportunity to tap into the digital engagement powering personalized experiences that help students succeed on their learning journeys. But supporting student success at scale isn’t simple. From culture to cost, barriers to digital transformation can keep institutions from driving innovation on campus. Dive deep as we examine opportune topics, highlighting strategies for making meaningful impacts on student success through the transformative power of data and technology. This workshop brings a unique opportunity to gather with peers to actively discuss in-depth approaches to challenges and opportunities for growth, including insights from a leader in higher education on transforming student success through integrated data and support services across their institution. We will examine the following topics and their impact on student success, facilitating discussions that include peer insights, collaborations, and takeaways to lead innovation and student success on campus and beyond: 
•        Leading transformation across the institution
•        Improving analysis of student data through technology
•        Leveraging predictive analytics for student success
•        Integrating virtual student support and tech-enabled systems to drive retention

An industry and campus workshop.

Attendance is limited to the first 60 who register.


  • Lisa Clark

    Senior Client Experience Manager, Anthology
  • Cole Galyon

    Regional Vice President, Anthology
  • Lisa Hansen

    Executive Director, Anthology
  • Jason Smith

    Executive Director, Enrollment & Retention Strategy, Anthology