Leaders Circle

Education Summit

Classroom to Boardroom—Student Success Leads to a Skilled Workforce

Oracle and education leaders discuss how technology helps deliver an end-to-end process that supports a successful lifecycle for students from the classroom to the boardroom.

Are today's college graduates ready to meet the demands of today's workforce? Do they have the right skills? What type of strategies should institutions look at to address this dilemma? Using technology can help to enable transformation and improve education productivity while maintaining a balance between vocational and critical-thinking education imperatives.

Join the Education Summit, sponsored by Cognizant, and hear leaders discuss challenges and solutions for the Education Industry.

Summit Highlights include:

  • Building Organization Capacity for Student Success Initiatives
  • Oracle's Overall Commitment to the Education Industry
  • Addressing Transformation in Education Through Technology
  • Moving from Data Silos to True Enterprise Initiatives with Executive-level Support in Analytics
  • Why Systems Simplification and Standardized Infrastructure are Critical to Transforming Education IT from "Transactional" to "Strategic"

Who Should Attend:

  • Presidents/vice presidents/chancellors
  • Provosts
  • CFOs
  • CIOs
  • Vice presidents of student services
  • Heads of student enrollment

When: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Where: Fairmont San Francisco, Crystal Room


Agenda

Wednesday, September 25

9:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

Welcome

Cole Clark, Global Vice President, Education and Research, Oracle

Mark Armstrong, Vice President, Higher Education Enterprise Development, Oracle

9:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Oracle’s Commitment to Education and Research

Paco Aubrejuan, Senior Vice President, Oracle Peoplesoft Enterprise Development

10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Sponsor Keynote: Cognizant: IT Transformation and Student Success in Education—An Employer's Perspective

David Amsden, Vice President, Recruiting and Talent Acquisition, Cognizant

10:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

Customer Keynote: Business Transformation at the University of Melbourne

Sendur Kathir, CIO and Head of Infrastructure, University of Melbourne

10:45 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Break

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Student Success

Moderator: Cole Clark, Global Vice President, Education and Research Industries, Oracle

Mark Becker, President, Georgia State University

Nicole Englebert, Global Practice Leader, Ovum Technologies

Steve Hahn, Interim Vice Provost, Enrollment Management, University of Wisconsin-Madison, President of Higher Education User Group (HEUG)

Abdullah Togay, Deputy General Manager for Advanced Education, Republic of Turkey Ministry of National Education

John Webster, CIO, Maricopa Community Colleges

Gordon Wishon, CIO, Arizona State University

12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Networking Luncheon (all Leaders Circle attendees)

Grand Ballroom


Speakers

Education Speaker
Cole Clark

Global Vice President, Education and Research, Oracle

Education Speaker
Mark Armstrong

Vice President, Higher Education Enterprise Development, Oracle

Education Speaker
Paco Aubrejuan

Senior Vice President, Oracle Peoplesoft Enterprise Development

Education Speaker
David Amsden

Vice President, Recruiting and Talent Acquisition, Cognizant

Education Speaker
Gordon Wishon

CIO, Arizona State University

Education Speaker
Mark Becker

President, Georgia State University

Education Speaker
Abdullah Togay

Deputy General Manager for Advanced Education, Republic of Turkey Ministry of National Education

Education Speaker
Nicole Englebert

Global Practice Leader, Ovum Technologies

Education Speaker
John Webster

CIO, Maricopa Community Colleges

Education Speaker
Steven Hahn

Interim Vice Provost, Enrollment Management, University of Wisconsin-Madison, President of Higher Education User Group (HEUG)

Sendur Kathir
Sendur Kathir

CIO, Head of Infrastructure, University of Melbourne


Sessions

Oracle’s Commitment to Education and Research

Education is the largest industry in the world (by customer count) for Peoplesoft. Through a number of forums—including customer advisory boards, industry strategy councils, and the Higher Education Users Group (HEUG)—Oracle has more than two decades of collaboration with education customers in shaping the direction of Oracle’s products in this industry. Hear from Oracle’s Paco Aubrejuan, senior vice president of Peoplesoft Enterprise, discuss how Oracle’s innovations in enterprise software development, as well as our continued collaborative approach, will continue to drive innovation for education IT in the next decade and beyond.


Sponsor Keynote: Cognizant: IT Transformation and Student Success in Education—An Employer's Perspective

Optimizing student success encompasses all the actions, activities, policies, and practices that actively support student success at all stages of the student experience. But moving from the classroom to the boardroom isn’t always an easy transition for many students. Are graduates ready to enter the workforce? Do they have the right balance of role-specific expertise as well as problem-solving and critical-thinking skills? Hear from David Amsden, vice president of recruiting and talent acquisition at Cognizant—one of the IT consulting industry’s largest firms—speak on the value of student success solutions, both from the perspective of an education solutions provider, and as an employer of more than 160,000 IT professionals worldwide.


Panel Discussion: Student Success

Student success is a term that is becoming as overused in education circles as terms like big data and cloud are overused across the information technology landscape. However, in Norris and Baer’s Educause paper Building Organizational Capacity for Analytics, “Optimizing student success is the ‘killer app’ for analytics in higher education...improving performance, productivity, and institutional effectiveness is the new gold standard for institutional leadership in the 21st century. Enhanced analytics is critical to both optimizing student success and achieving institutional effectiveness.” During this panel session, hear from education industry leaders on their journey towards true, enterprise-wide initiatives that help develop a full 360-degree view of the student and achieve measurable gains in student success.