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A Guide to Cloud at EDUCAUSE 2022

Marianna Noll

5 min read

Our team is counting down the days to EDUCAUSE 2022. Of course, there's a ton of interesting higher ed IT sessions planned. We're spotlighting all the content we saw that touches on cloud adoption, infrastructure, and operations. We include some of the digital transformation, leadership, and career planning sessions as well.

You'll also find fun learning and networking options in this EDUCAUSE 2022 guide - and some nearby food options.

I hope you'll visit us on the expo floor (booth 1535): we have useful swag lined up, some refreshments, and a great team of cloud experts. If you'd like to book a dedicated time to meet, we've got that option too!

Cloud Adoption, Infrastructure, and Operations

Your Cloud Journey: Mapping Your Institution’s Cloud Strategy - Tuesday, October 25 | 1:00PM–4:00PM - Separate registration required

Countdown to Compliance: CMMC in 2023 - Wednesday, October 26 | 8:00AM–8:45AM

Is Your Organization Ready for IAM? 10 Steps to a Successful IAM Implementation - Wednesday, October 26 | 10:15AM–11:00AM

Act Now! Case Studies in IT Security Compliance Efforts - Wednesday, October 26 | 11:15AM–12:00PM

Taking Services from On-Prem to the Cloud - Thursday, October 27 | 10:15AM–11:00AM

Cloud Computing Community Group (CG) Meeting (Open to All) - Thursday, October 27 | 10:15AM–11:00AM

Modernizing the IT Infrastructure Before It's Too Late - Thursday, October 27 | 10:15AM–11:00AM

A Journey through Identity and Access Management: Our Lessons Learned in Modernizing - Thursday, October 27 | 1:00PM–1:45PM

Your Cloud: A Well-Managed Ranch or the Wild, Wild West? - Thursday, October 27 | 4:00PM–4:45PM - We're proud to team up with UMBC and TAMU for this panel!

Digital Transformation

From Chaotic to Proactive: WCU's Digital Transformation through ServiceNow ITSM - Wednesday, October 26 | 10:15AM–11:00AM

A Change Management Approach for Deploying and Adopting Technology - Wednesday, October 26 | 10:15AM–11:00AM

Tech Vision 2022: Emerging Trends and the Higher Ed Response - Thursday, October 27 | 8:00AM–8:45AM

Higher Education’s Top 10 IT Issues for 2023 - Thursday, October 27 | 9:15AM–10:15AM

Growing an Internal IT Consultancy: Delivering High Value and Lowering Costs - Thursday, October 27 | 10:15AM–11:00AM

How 4 Academic CIOs Move IT Forward Together - Thursday, October 27 | 10:15AM–11:00AM

IT Transformation in Higher Education: University of Colorado's 8 Steps to Service-Oriented Scalability - Thursday, October 27 | 10:15AM–11:00AM

Overcoming Market Challenges in Higher Education IT Organization Design and Operation - Thursday, October 27 | 1:00PM–1:45PM

Born This Way: IT as Agents for Change - Thursday, October 27 | 4:00PM–4:45PM

What Keeps CIOs/CTOs Up at Night? - Thursday, October 27 | 4:00PM–4:45PM

What Levers Can Higher Education IT Pull to Move from "Woe is Me" to "Onward and Upward"? - Friday, October 28 | 8:30AM–9:15AM

Leadership, Careers, and Inclusion

IT Leadership and Beyond the CIO Role - Wednesday, October 26 | 2:15PM–3:00PM

Horizons: Investing into Growing Strategic IT Leaders - Thursday, October 27 | 8:00AM–8:45AM

Building toward a More Inclusive IT Organization - Thursday, October 27 | 10:15AM–10:15AM

CIO or No? Not All IT Leadership Roads Lead to the CIO - Friday, October 28 | 8:30AM–9:15AM

What Will You Do Tomorrow? Career Path Ask Me Anything Session with Higher Ed IT Leaders - Friday, October 28 | 9:45AM–10:30AM

Fun Learning and Networking

Celebrating the Future of Learning: Reception and Networking Night - Tuesday, October 25 | 7:00PM–9:00PM - Registration required

Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall - Wednesday, October 26 | 3:00PM–5:00PM - Swing by our booth during the reception for a beverage!

The Carahsoft Networking Reception - Wednesday, October 26 | 5:30PM–7:30PM, West Saloon and Kitchen

Zoom Customer Reception - Wednesday, October 26 - RSVP

"The Survey Says!": EDUCAUSE Technology Feud - Thursday, October 27 | 3:15PM–4:00PM

Visiting the Expo Floor

Here's a list of the exhibitors in the expo hall - and a map to find exhibitors. The three leading cloud providers - AWS, Microsoft, and Google - will be on the expo floor as well.

Newcomer Tips - and Some Food Options

First time? EDUCAUSE is hosting a newcomers' webinar in advance of the show.

EDCAUSE is not providing lunch during the event this year. However, you can find some specialty food and beverages provided by exhibitors in the expo hall and there are concession stands in the venue. If you want a break outside the convention center, here are some nearby lunch spots: Jimmy John’s, PokeClub, Snarf’s Sandwiches, Pizza Republica, Terra Denver, Beirut Grill, Chipotle, and Jamba Juice.

Last, but in no way least: follow @EDUCAUSE_HULK for the latest news and tips from an experienced attendee.

About the Author

Marianna Noll

Marianna is the VP of Marketing at Kion.

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