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Register for the 2024 IT Professionals Conference

This year’s hybrid conference will feature 20+ thought-provoking sessions and a dynamic keynote by Dr Joe Sanfelippo. May 30 & 31.

News

IT never sleeps. There’s always news to share. Here’s the latest from our digital campus and beyond.

Announcements

Anand Vangipuram named interim director of Enterprise Business Systems

Anand Vangipuram will serve as interim director of Enterprise Business Systems for the Division of Information Technology. He joined UW–‍Madison 20 years ago and has served in a series of enterprise management positions at UW–‍Madison and UW-Whitewater.

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Help Desk summer hours

The Help Desk has adjusted summer hours until fall. Please make note of these changes.

Announcements

Adam Paulick named associate vice chancellor for enterprise applications

Paulick will develop a team and strategy to support Workday and other large software systems at all Universities of Wisconsin institutions. Workday will go live at UW–‍Madison in July 2025.

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Learn & grow with EDUCAUSE

Sign up for the “Applications of AI” demo day on Jun 24 to learn about important considerations for artificial intelligence tools in higher ed.

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No Virtual Office Hours May 24 & 31

There will be no Virtual Office Hours on May 24 due to Memorial Day weekend. And on May 31, we invite you to attend the IT Professionals Conference instead. Office Hours will resume Jun 7.

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Join us for ‘CommunITea’

Thursdays, 3:30pm via Zoom. A weekly event for IT and IT-adjacent folks to socialize with peers and connect in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. We will not hold CommunITea on May 30 due to the IT Professionals Conference.

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New students must enroll in MFA-Duo by Jul 1

Starting this summer, UW–‍Madison will require all new students to enroll in multi-factor authentication by Jul 1. Learn why it matters and what’s next.

IT Professionals Conference 2024. Aerial view of UW–Madison campus with arrows pointing to the Pyle Center.

Register by May 21 to attend IT Professionals Conference in person

Register by May 21 to attend the conference in person at the Pyle Center on May 30 and virtually on Zoom on May 31.

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Endpoint management service roadmap

An “endpoint” is a device that communicates back and forth with a network—including desktops, laptops, servers and smartphones. This project is critical to reducing threats to university networks. Learn about the many strides we’ve made since the fall 2020 kickoff.

IT Professionals Conference 2024. Aerial view of UW–Madison campus with arrows pointing to the Pyle Center.

Register for the 2024 IT Professionals Conference

This year’s hybrid conference will feature 20+ thought-provoking sessions and a dynamic keynote by Dr Joe Sanfelippo. May 30 & 31.

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Learn to leverage AI foundation models in a May 20 workshop

Amazon Bedrock provides access to high-performing AI models, called foundation models, from AI startups and Amazon. Attend this workshop to gain hands-on experience finding a model best suited to your use case.

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CIO Lois Brooks on how UW breaks down IT silos

Lois Brooks, vice provost for information technology and chief information officer, spoke with EdTech Magazine about IT Connects and creating a vibrant, collegial IT community at the university.

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