Data Protection Redefined

Wednesday, October 11 | 8:00AM–8:45AM CT | W184a, Level 1
Session Type: Industry Led
Delivery Format: Presentation/Panel Session
Data is everywhere. And higher education IT departments have a huge chore to manage and protect your institution’s most valuable asset—data. Most higher education IT departments have overarching goals of “simplification” and “cost optimization,” while most users of technology don’t care what it’s built with or how it does what it does. IT departments need to ensure operations run smoothly, securely, and efficiently, whether they have a centralized approach to IT data management or use a managed service provider model to meet their institution's disparate data needs. And, no, simplification doesn’t mean not powerful, not intelligent, or not impactful. Join this session to learn how to secure against threats before they happen, achieve cost optimization for cloud strategies, and minimize risk and data exposure.


  • Nori Barajas

    Higher Education Ambassador, CDW
  • Michael Carroll

    VP SLED Sales, Commvault
  • Gene Cho

    Senior Manager: Data Privacy, CDW
  • Dean Dang

    Director, Enterprise Applications and Services, University of Illinois Chicago
  • Marissa Jules

    Director Architecture & Infrastructure, Georgia Institute of Technology