Digital Transformation: What You Need to Know

Tuesday, March 19 | 4:15PM–5:00PM ET | Room 552
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
The many recent advances in information technology have reshaped products, services, and professions, as well as the way we live our daily lives. Higher education is no exception to the impact of IT, although in many ways our industry has remained relatively insulated. No longer. Higher ed leaders are beginning to recognize the opportunities digital transformation (DX) affords to improve student outcomes; transform teaching, learning, and research; and foster new business models. Yet the concept is vague, the potential outcomes uncertain, and the actual work of digital transformation a black box. EDUCAUSE has embarked on a DX initiative that seeks to help higher ed institutions understand the benefits and the importance of digital transformation. Our work will guide colleges and universities through the major shifts in culture, workforce, and technology that will be required to take advantage of the promise of digital transformation. We will use concrete examples from colleges and universities to you understand and envision the future of higher ed. We'll also address the importance of collaborating across institutional silos.

Outcomes: Explore the importance of DX in higher education * Understand the DX impact on workforce, culture, and technology * Plan for next steps you can take at your institution


  • Malcolm Brown

    Consultant, EDUCAUSE Alumni
  • Susan Grajek

    Vice President, Partnerships, Communities and Research, EDUCAUSE

Resources & Downloads

  • Digital Transformation What You Need to Know

    Updated on 11/26/2019