When Unlimited Hits Its Limits

Thursday, October 28 | 2:15PM–3:00PM ET | 105AB, 100 Level
Viewing Location: Philadelphia
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Presentation/Panel Session
In the past few years, one cloud vendor after another has walked back its offerings of unlimited storage. The pandemic has fundamentally changed how we meet and teach. Students overwhelmingly point to lecture capture as one of the positives of remote learning. Similarly, recording meetings and design sessions has become a regular tool of staff, as well. These advances along with shifts in cloud storage trends will require far more active management by institutions. In this panel discussion, we will examine the context of this change, review the status of ongoing community work with cloud vendors, and look at strategies several institutions are implementing. We will discuss policy responses, technical approaches, and migration strategies. Participants in the session will hear perspectives from CIOs and instructional technology and community leaders on this timely topic. Finally, participants will learn about community activities around this issue and how to get involved to help their institutions and the broader higher education community.


  • Klara Jelinkova

    Vice President and University CIO, Harvard University
  • Dave Long

    Director, Instructional Services, The University of Iowa
  • Sean O'Brien

    Associate Vice President, Cloud Programs, Internet2
  • Jack Suess

    Vice President of IT & CIO, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Justin Zemlyak

    Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies, Indiana University