The 7th annual Information and Technology Leadership Conference (ITLC) was hosted as a fully virtual event last month on December 1, 2020. Although it is difficult to replace the energy and inspiration gained from engaging and networking with our colleagues in person at Union South, we knew we could still offer opportunities for attendees to learn, listen and collaborate on timely topics impacting UW–Madison and the higher education community.
The event was titled “Set The PACE: Leading Through Transformation,” and the keynote address and breakout sessions all related to the topic of change and how as leaders they have prepared, adapted, communicated, and executed during change.
The conference keynote speaker, Kevin Conroy, Chairman and CEO at Exact Sciences, shared leadership lessons as he told the Exact Sciences story of a small biotech start-up growing to become a leading provider of cancer screening and diagnostic tests with more than 4,500 employees worldwide.
In addition to the keynote, the conference included 5 presentations hosted by university peers and a lively panel with leaders from across higher education sharing stories of how they are overcoming current challenges and creating the IT workforce and work environment of the future. The panel discussion included:
- Lois Brooks, Chief Information Officer and Vice Provost For Information Technology, UW–Madison
- Melissa Woo, Executive Vice President for Administration and CIO, Michigan State University
- Michele Norin, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Rutgers University
- Jenn Stringer, Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and Chief Information Officer for the University of California, Berkeley
- Ana Hunsinger, Vice President, Community Engagement at Internet2
The ITLC planning committee would like to thank all the presenters for sharing their expertise with the higher education community and the over 250 information and technology leaders that participated in the event.
If you were unable to attend the conference or missed a speaker, we’ve got you covered. Recordings of the sessions are now available on the ITLC website.
If you are interested in getting involved and joining the ITLC planning committee to guide future conferences, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.