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.

Speakers & Talks

Headshot of Phil Ventimiglia.
Keynote Address
Phil Ventimiglia
Chief Innovation Officer, Georgia State University
Headshot of Darrell Crutchley.
Box Your Docs
Darrell Crutchley
IT Manager, AU College of Liberal Arts
Headshot of Tony Oravet.
The Cost of Using WordPress
Tony Oravet
CEO, EvenPar Solutions
Headshot of Shawndra Bowers.
Shawndra Bowers
Instructional Designer, Auburn Online
Photos of Michael Merritt and Nate Bryant.
Dynamic Workload Migration and Microsegmentation Security
Michael Merritt and Nate Bryant
Technical Account Manager and Sr. Systems Engineer, VMware
Headshot of Mark Bransby.
Creating Accessible Documents
Mark Bransby
Accessibility Coordinator, Auburn University OIT
Headshot of Ryan Hasty.
Better Client Communication
Ryan Hasty
Sr. Software Architect, DBR Systems, Inc.
Headshot of Bill Miaoulis.
It's the End of the World Security Spiel
Bill Miaoulis
Chief Information Security Officer, Auburn University
TechTalks logo for TBD topic.
TBD - ServiceNow Topic
Headshot of Pieter Veenstra.
Using Microsoft Teams
Pieter Veenstra
Microsoft Teams MVP, Triad Group Plc
Headshot of Zane Everrit.
Project Management with Smartsheet
Zane Everitt
Senior Project Manager, AU Project Mgt Office
Headshot of Kevin Duvall.
Data and Analytics Trends and Predictions
Kevin Duvall
Manager, Auburn University Athletics
Photo of Brandon Simmons and Paul Springfield.
"Just-In-Time" Alternatives for Face-to-Face Teaching
Brandon Simmons & Paul Springfield
Instructional Technologists, Biggio Center
Headshot of Jason Batchelor.
Automation Processes with SharePoint
Jason Batchelor
Vice President, Summit 7 Systems
TechTalks logo.
Docusign: More Than a Digital Signature
Milly Tye
Desktop Support, Auburn University OIT
Photo of Danny Moody wearing HoloLens.
Holographic Oculus Autem Equine
Danny Moody
Hololens DevOps, Campus Web Solutions
TechTalks logo for TBD topic.

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Venue & Parking

Tech Talks will be in Room 103 of the IT Building located at 300 Lem Morrison Drive.

Auburn University Employees:
Please walk from your office. The South Quad parking deck will likely get full quickly.

Parking Services has designated the Auburn RV Field as the parking location for our guests. They will not be ticketing in this lot as long as vehicles are in parking spaces.

Access to this lot is at 720 S. Donahue Drive, directly across from the Auburn University School of Nursing. The IT Building is a very short walk eastward on Lem Morrison Drive.

Signs will be posted to assist pedestrian traffic to the IT Building.


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