Tech Talks

at auburn university

9 am - 4 pm
IT Building

a one-day event covering the full spectrum of information technology topics

The Office of Information Technology invites IT Professionals to come network and share innovative ideas about the use of technology in higher education.

Tech Talks is a series of 25-minute talks throughout the day at Auburn University's IT Building.

That's a wrap! Thanks to everyone who attended and participated. Some of the presentations failed to record video and/or audio but we do have is available below.

Speakers & Talks

8:30 a.m.

Visit the Registration Desk and Check-In
Check-in automatically enters you for door prizes.

9:00 a.m.

Keynote Address
Phil Ventimiglia
Chief Innovation Officer, Georgia State University

9:45 a.m.

Mama Mocha's Coffee Break
provided by ServiceNow
Visit with sponsors.

10:00 a.m.

Box Your Docs
Darrell Crutchley
IT Manager, AU College of Liberal Arts
Harnessing O365 Tools
Pieter Veenstra
Senior Office Servers and Services Consultant, Triad Group Plc

10:30 a.m.

Docusign: More Than a Digital Signature
Milly Tye
Desktop Support, Auburn University OIT
Automation Processes with SharePoint
Jason Batchelor
Vice President, Summit 7 Systems

11:00 a.m.

15-min Break
Visit with sponsors.

11:15 a.m.

Creating Accessible Documents
Mark Bransby
Accessibility Coordinator, Auburn University OIT
Cloud Management with ServiceNow
Josh Upton
Sovereign Systems

11:45 a.m.

Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q Lunch
provided by Connection
Visit with sponsors.

12:45 p.m.

Dynamic Workload Migration and Microsegmentation Security
Michael Merritt and Nate Bryant
Technical Account Manager and Sr. Systems Engineer, VMware
Project Management with Smartsheet
Zane Everitt
Senior Project Manager, AU Project Mgt Office

1:15 p.m.

A CISO's Journey from Fortran Punch Cards to Internet of Things
Bill Miaoulis
Chief Information Security Officer, Auburn University
Project Collaboration with Microsoft Teams
Josh Henderson & Erica Seymore
Campus Web Solutions

1:45 p.m.

Scoops Italian Ice
provided by Hannon Hill
Visit with sponsors and pick up door prizes.

2:30 p.m.

Data and Analytics Trends and Predictions
Kevin Duvall
Manager, Auburn University Athletics
Evolving the Learning Space Paradigm via Augmented Reality
Danny Moody
Hololens DevOps, Campus Web Solutions

3:00 p.m.

The Cost of Using WordPress
Tony Oravet
CEO, EvenPar Solutions
Improving Student Interaction and Engagement Online
Shawndra Bowers
Instructional Designer, Auburn Online

3:30 p.m.

Better Client Communication
Ryan Hasty
Owner/President, RH Solutions
"Just-In-Time" Alternatives for Face-to-Face Teaching
Brandon Simmons & Paul Springfield
Instructional Technologists, Biggio Center

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