The End of Business as Usual: Embracing Generative AI within Higher Ed

Wednesday, October 11 | 11:15AM–12:00PM CT | W185a, Level 1
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Presentation/Panel Session
AI's pivotal role in higher education evolution is the focus of this presentation, which aims to equip institutional leaders with knowledge and tools for an inclusive AI strategy. Participants will explore AI's potential to enrich student experiences, optimize administration, boost institutional outcomes, and foster groundbreaking research while integrating AI into curricula, IT systems, and ethical frameworks with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion. The session demonstrates how AI enables innovative educational settings, accommodating diverse learning styles, and providing customized experiences with equitable resource access. Addressing diversity and inclusion in AI strategies is vital to ensure higher education's future relevance. Attendees will engage with experts, accessing the latest AI insights and discussions. The session covers AI integration in academic curricula and IT infrastructure, understanding AI's role in fostering innovation, enhancing processes, and addressing ethical concerns to align strategies with institutional values. Given the growing demand for AI-related skills, this workshop presents a unique opportunity for institutional leaders to differentiate their organizations and secure their future. Harnessing generative AI's transformative power, leaders can create value, improve student experiences, and establish their institutions as frontrunners, gaining a competitive edge in the fast-paced higher education landscape.


  • Nori Barajas

    Higher Education Ambassador, CDW
  • Rich Pushard

    Product Portfolio Manager, Higher Education, CDW