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2021 Schedule & Agenda

Cal State Tech Connect 2021 features sessions and workshops in five tracks.
Select a track to see its sessions and workshops. The schedule may change so check back often.​

Click on the presentation title to find the Zoom link for that session.

Monday, July 26

Early Sessions

8:30-9:00am

CSU Café

Chris Bradney, San Bernardino
Pamela Moses, San Bernardino
Lisa Brown, San Bernardino

The first-ever Cal State Tech e(Xr)po in Extended Reality or CSU Cafe invites attendees to join immersive virtual social & fun gathering and to experience XR interactions developed by the CSU community.

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Keynotes

Keynote Speakers will be announced soon. Please check back regularly for updates.

9:00 - 9:30am

Session Title

Session Speakers Go Here

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Workshops - Leading, Partnering, & Collaborating

9:00-10:40am

Creating a Campus-Wide Change Management Initiative

Billie Herman, Humboldt
Nancy Olson, Humboldt

Participants will explore strategies to launch a comprehensive Prosci ADKAR-based change management initiative on their campuses, and an overview of tactics for complementary programming to sustain more cohesive organizational development.

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10:45-12:10pm

Learning Labs - "Getting Organized: Enhance your self-organization with digital notetaking"

Sara Garcia, San Bernardino
Marissa Boles, San Bernardino

The ability to self-manage involves personal responsibility in organization, time management, & accountability. Attend this interactive workshop to discover how to leverage digital notetaking to enhance organization and notetaking skills.

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Workshops -  Teaching, Learning & Transforming the Student Experience

10:45-12:10pm

Hubs/XR at Fresno State: Bond Anywhere with the New Digital Immersive Student Experience (Workshop) - REQUIRES SEPARATE REGISTRATION

Andrew Adams, Fresno
Katherin Lathos, Fresno
Nhu-Lan Dizon, Fresno
Robert Guinn, Fresno
Esuri Peiris, Fresno
Max J. Tsai, Fresno

This Hubs/XR Workshop hosted by Fresno State DXIHub innovation interns will combine an introduction to immersive technology with hands-on project work with WebXR technology. No 3D/coding experience is required! HMDs optional!
PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION HERE​

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Workshops - Evolving Technology, Infrastructure & Services

9:00-10:40am

Discovering AWS - Introduction to Cloud Concepts and Services

Ryan Matteson, San Luis Obispo
Darren Kraker, San Luis Obispo
Kurt Colvin, San Luis Obispo
Brought to you by AWS

What is cloud computing and how does it work? Join an interactive tour of the AWS ecosystem as applied to .edu including core concepts, popular services, security, and governance.

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10:45-12:10pm

Setting Up a Virtual Computer Lab with Amazon AppStream

Ryan Matteson, San Luis Obispo
Mike Martir, Chancellor's Office
Brought to you by AWS

Attendees will be given temporary access to an AWS environment to install, deploy, and test an application streaming scenario. We will go through all the steps together, answering questions as we go, and debriefing at the end about next steps. Build a virtual computer lab in Amazon AppStream in 90 minutes (or less)!

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Workshops - Fostering Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

9:00-10:40am

The Why and DIY of Video Captioning: Leveraging Automated Transcription Tools

John Lee, San Luis Obispo
Lori Waters, San Luis Obispo

Attendees will learn why and how to use various automated transcription tools to create accurate closed captions for videos uploaded to YouTube.

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Workshops - Enhancing Privacy & Security

10:45-12:10pm

Privileged Identity Management in Azure

Stephen Krok, Chico
John Kennedy, Chico
Jim Kelly, Chico
Brought to you by Proofpoint

Privileged Identity Management (PIM) is a service in Azure that enables you to manage, control, and monitor access to important resources in your organization. This workshop introduces you to PIM.

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Afternoon Engagement Activities

4:00-5:00pm

CDW-G Virtual Casino Night - SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Chris Bradney, San Bernardino
Pamela Moses, San Bernardino
Lisa Brown, San Bernardino

Join us on July 26 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 pm for an evening of interactive, virtual game-playing action alongside your CDW-G Team. 
PLEASE REGISTER HERE

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Tuesday, July 27

Early Session

8:00-8:55am

CSU Café: Cal State Tech e(Xr)po in Extended Reality

Chris Bradney, San Bernardino
Pamela Moses, San Bernardino
Lisa Brown, San Bernardino

The first-ever Cal State Tech e(Xr)po in Extended Reality or CSU Cafe invites attendees to join immersive a virtual social & fun gathering and to experience XR interactions developed by the CSU community.

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Opening Conference Session

9:00-9:55am

Conversation with Chancellor Joseph I. Castro

Chancellor Joseph I. Castro
Michael Berman, CIO 

CSU Chancellor Joseph I. Castro and Michael Berman, CIO at the Chancellor's Office, will chat about many topics, including the role of technology in the CSU.

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Leading, Partnering, & Collaborating

10:00-10:40am

Strategies for Optimizing Student Communications

Kathy Fernandes, Chico
David Rowe, Chico
Brought to you by The Remy Corp

After analyzing our student communications, we changed some of our approaches to communicating with students to entice and engage for greater student success. Come ready to share your successes too.

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10:45-11:25am

Developing an Academic Technology Strategy in Uncertain Times: Creating Collaborations, Promoting Transparency, and Building Trust

Jenae Cohn, Sacramento
Peggy Kay, Sacramento
Dennis Dahlquist, Sacramento
Jean-Pierre Beyard, Sacramento
Brought to you by  TIBCO

Academic technology leaders and faculty discuss development of an academic technology strategy, illustrating how to align campus expectations of academic technology implementation with teaching and learning missions.

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11:30-12:10pm

EAB Navigate | Smart Guidance Pilot Project

Liz Reed, Chancellor's Office
Joseph Hackbarth, Pomona

The EAB Smart Guidance project is nearing completion. Learn about this collaborative and innovative project, the functionality, and a campus perspective on how these student-facing tools are supporting GI2025.

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Teaching, Learning & Transforming the Student Experience

10:00-10:40am

Accelerate Digital Transformation and innovation for the New Normal

Max Tsai, Fresno
Orlando Leon, Fresno
DXIHub Lead Interns, Fresno
Brought to you by BP Logix

Come learn how the New Normal is shifting Technology Innovation at Fresno State to support the next generation of successful graduates that will lead digital transformation in the Central Valley and beyond.

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10:45-11:25am

Open and Affordable Virtual Anatomy Labs: Leveraging Immersive Learning During the Pandemic and Beyond

Ethan Garcia, San Diego
Sean Hauze, San Diego
Linda Woods, San Diego
Maureen Guarcello, San Diego
Sandra Garver, San Diego
Brought to you by Tambellini Group

SDSU Instructional Technology Services, in collaboration with Biology Department faculty, created a library of 3D virtual anatomy models using photogrammetry that served as powerful remote learning tools during the pandemic.

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11:30-12:10pm

Building the Rocket While Flying It: SDSU’s Flexible Course Design Institute

Elizabeth Pollard, San Diego
Dr. James Frazee, San Diego
Andrea Saltzman Martin, San Diego
Maureen Guarcello, San Diego
Brought to you by Transact

Panel Discussion reflects on the decisions made, challenges faced, and lessons learned from SDSU’s Flexible Course Design Institute (Flex-CDI). Discussants offer their unique perspectives on the training.

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Evolving Technology, Infrastructure & Services (A)

10:00-10:40am

ReZoom Reduce and Recycle: Optimizing Zoom license costs by using AWS to automatically de-provision licenses

Martin Smith, San Luis Obispo
Ryan Jones, San Luis Obispo
Brought to you by AWS

Learn how Cal Poly set out to optimize Zoom license management by developing an automated deprovisioning process, leveraging AWS serverless engine technologies, campus systems, and Zoom API.

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10:00-10:40am x

Adapting Learning Environments to Remain Flexible in Response to COVID-19

Rudy Arias, San Diego
Aurora Velasco, San Diego
Kao Saechao, San Diego
Carter Andrews, San Diego

Presentation will cover how SDSU is adapting our learning environments to facilitate instruction by equipping classrooms with capture and streaming technology, as well as use of natural language processing/artificial intelligence.

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10:45-11:25am x

“What workshop do I need to take?” Implementing Self-service Canvas Hubs to Track Training Progress

Jeff Suarez-Grant, Los Angeles
Naat Jairam, Los Angeles
Henry Acevedo, Los Angeles

How do you let users know where they are in your training program? Come see how Canvas can be leveraged as a self-serve dashboard to train and track your users.

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10:45-11:25am

e911; Campus responsibilities by January 6, 2022

Scott Claverie, Chico
Christina Wong, Monterey Bay
Alex Kagan, San Francisco
Brought to you by Laserfiche

US legislation requirments for those who dial 911 for your campus. Come hear about your obligation to conform to these laws and the tools in which you can use.

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11:30-12:10pm 

Supporting Students in Times of Uncertainty: How CSUN Awarded Over $25 Million in Coronavirus Aid

Nikki Valadez, Northridge
Bergen Muzatko, Northridge
Candace Lamoreaux, Northridge
Brought to you by Dell

Coronavirus pandemic response requires quick implementation of accessible and efficient solutions. CSUN’s IT Digital Transformation team used OnBase and Adobe Sign’s GigaSign application to reach and support thousands of students.

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12:30-1:30pm

Create, Store, and Manage Meeting Recordings with ShareStream’s Zoom App

Jessica Weinstein
Brought to you by ShareStream

Optional Lunch and Learn:

Is your campus overwhelmed with Zoom recordings? Learn how to easily capture and retain recordings while also reducing costs. We will demo how to create and start Zoom meetings that are automatically uploaded to ShareStream, as well as how to import preexisting cloud recordings.

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Evolving Technology, Infrastructure & Services (B)

10:00-10:40am

ReZoom Reduce and Recycle: Optimizing Zoom license costs by using AWS to automatically de-provision licenses

Martin Smith, San Luis Obispo Ryan Jones, San Luis Obispo

Learn how Cal Poly set out to optimize Zoom license management by developing an automated deprovisioning process, leveraging AWS serverless engine technologies, campus systems, and Zoom API.

Start Session 

10:00-10:40am

Adapting Learning Environments to Remain Flexible in Response to COVID-19

Rudy Arias, San Diego
Aurora Velasco, San Diego
Kao Saechao, San Diego
Carter Andrews, San Diego
Brought to you by ShareStream

The presentation will cover how SDSU is adapting our learning environments to facilitate instruction by equipping classrooms with capture and streaming technology, as well as the use of natural language processing/artificial intelligence.

Start Session 

10:45-11:25am

“What workshop do I need to take?” Implementing Self-service Canvas Hubs to Track Training Progress

Jeff Suarez-Grant, Los Angeles
Naat Jairam, Los Angeles
Henry Acevedo, Los Angeles

How do you let users know where they are in your training program? Come see how Canvas can be leveraged as a self-serve dashboard to train and track your users.

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10:45-11:25am xx

e911; Campus responsibilities by January 6, 2022

Scott Claverie, Chico
Christina Wong, Monterey Bay
Alex Kagan, San Francisco

US Legislation Requirments for those who dial 911 for your campus. Come hear about your obligation to conform to these laws and the tools in which you can use

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11:30-12:10pm xx

Supporting Students in Times of Uncertainty: How CSUN Awarded Over $25 Million in Coronavirus Aid

Nikki Valadez, Northridge
Bergen Muzatko, Northridge
Candace Lamoreaux, Northridge

Coronavirus pandemic response requires quick implementation of accessible and efficient solutions. CSUN’s IT Digital Transformation team used OnBase and Adobe Sign’s GigaSign application to reach and support thousands of students.

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11:30-12:10pm

Find a Learning Pathway, Get Training, and Achieve Certifications for Amazon Web Services

Ryan Matteson, San Luis Obispo
Darren Kraker, San Luis Obispo
Kurt Colvin, San Luis Obispo
Brought to you by Appsian

Get the knowledge to build great things in AWS. We will build learning pathways, tour the available training resources, and map the certifications you will be ready to achieve.

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12:30-1:30pm

Create, Store, and Manage Meeting Recordings with ShareStream’s Zoom App

Jessica Weinstein
Brought to you by ShareStream

Optional Lunch and Learn:

Is your campus overwhelmed with Zoom recordings? Learn how to easily capture and retain recordings while also reducing costs. We will demo how to create and start Zoom meetings that are automatically uploaded to ShareStream, as well as how to import preexisting cloud recordings.

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Fostering Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

10:00-10:40am

The Empathy Lens: Gaining Insights Through Immersive Learning

Dr. James Frazee, San Diego
Dr. Beth Chung, San Diego
Jerry Sheehan, San Diego
Dr. Sean Hauze, San Diego
Brought to by CDWG & Nutanix

The Empathy Lens serves as an incubator for research on empathy-building XR technologies that can enable experiences that would be impossible or out of reach in a traditional learning environment.

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10:45-11:25am

Valuing and Re-branding "Soft Skills" in IT

Tara Hughes, Maritime
Kate Miffitt, Chancellor's Office
Bethany Rizzardi, Humboldt
Patty Weyand, San Bernardino
Brought to you by SHI and Intel

This session will explore why the term “soft skills” is problematic and gender-biased, and consider alternatives to recognizing, valuing, and rewarding skills such as communications, teamwork, and problem-solving.

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11:30-12:10pm

Connecting with Purpose: Proven Techniques for Strengthening Inclusivity

Gerry Hanley, Long Beach
Brett Christie, O'Donnell Learn
Carrie O'Donnell, O'Donnell Learn
Brought to you by Laserfiche

This interactive session will introduce the Purposeful Learning Framework and how it serves to inform course design and delivery that creates effective learning experiences for the greatest number and diversity of learners. Discussion will begin by establishing that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive efforts do not belong to one office or entity on campus, but rather are something critical to be mobilized through creating more inclusive learning experiences where all students see themselves as belonging, represented, and destined to succeed. 

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Enhancing Privacy & Security

10:00-10:40am

Working Our Way Through - Experience & Lessons from the CSUSM Security Incident

Kevin Morningstar, San Marcos
John Humes, San Marcos
Brought to you by Okta

The presentation will provide an overview of the experience of working inside the CSU's most impactful security incident to date. Kevin Morningstar (CIO) and John Humes (ISO) will share the first-hand account and lessons learned from this event.

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10:45-11:25am

Sac State’s Information Computing & Technology "ICT" – A Campus Strategy to Procure Secure and Accessible Technology

Katie Beekman, Sacramento​
Christopher Witthans, Sacramento
Jagan Pandarinathan, Sacramento
Brought to you by Fortinet

Please join us to learn more about how Sac State's "ICT" workflow can help your campus streamline Secure and Accessible IT procurement!

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11:30-12:10pm

Have You Been Taken Hostage?- The Rise of Ransomware

Ed Hudson, Chancellor's Office
Brought to you by Okta

The increase in the number and complexity of attacks on higher education has been unprecedented over the last year. Attendees will discuss and learn about the latest attacks, threat actors, and efforts to combat these challenges in the CSU.

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Afternoon Engagement Activities

3:00-4:00pm

CSU Café - VR Exhibition Hall

Chris Bradney, San Bernardino
Pamela Moses, San Bernardino
Lisa Brown, San Bernardino

Check out what other CSU campuses are doing with VR technology! Socialize and interact with showrooms and displays highlighting VR technology across the CSU system.
Visit the CSU Cafe for more information.​

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4:00-5:00pm

Bringing you Magic!! A Magic Show sponsored by Unisys

Chris Bradney, San Bernardino
Pamela Moses, San Bernardino
Lisa Brown, San Bernardino

Unisys invites you to a fun, interactive evening of magic with International Champion of Magic, John George, in his breathtaking virtual theater,The Harrington. Get your head out of the cloud, security and technology mode and be entertained and amazed by John George's award winning magic show - guaranteed to blow your mind to bits and bytes! NOTE! He will be teaching a trick you can learn real-time - bring 2 rubber bands. He will also answer questions at the end of the show. Limited to the first 100 attendees! Don't miss out! ​​​​

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Wednesday, July 28

Early Session

8:00-8:55am

CSU Café: Cal State Tech e(Xr)po in Extended Reality

Chris Bradney, San Bernardino
Pamela Moses, San Bernardino
Lisa Brown, San Bernardino

The first-ever Cal State Tech e(Xr)po in Extended Reality or CSU Cafe invites attendees to join immersive a virtual social & fun gathering to experience XR interactions developed by the CSU community.

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Morning Keynote


9:00-9:55am

Girl Decoded with Dr. Rana el Kaliouby: A Scientist's Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology​ 

​Rana el Kaliouby​, Affectiva​

Join us to hear from Rana el Kaliouby, the author of Girl Decoded, who is a pioneer and visionary in the technology industry. Rana works to promote the integration of emotional intelligence into artificial intelligence, to enhance how technology interacts with us and how we interact with the world.

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Leading, Partnering, & Collaborating

10:00-10:40am

Training Management is not for your Student LMS

Ross Rashkov, Chico
Marvin Pratt, Chico
Beverly Gentry, Chico
Christopher Fondacaro, Chancellor's Office
Fernando Leal, Chancellor's Office
David Rowe, Chico

Share how CSU Chico, in partnership with the Chancellor’s Office Learning & Development team, leveraged CSU Learn to “fill the gap” in student compliance-related training during COVID-19 and beyond.

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10:45-11:25am

FLEXspace + LSRSv3: Learning Space Design Tools to Help Campuses Collaborate, Plan, and Prioritize

Dr. Rebecca Frazee, San Diego
Lisa Stephens, University at Buffalo

The Flexible Learning Environments eXchange & LSRS help teams prioritize, design, assess learning space projects. Explore LSRSv3 & FLEXspace features, example spaces and resources, and a model for integrated planning.

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11:30-12:10pm

Teams and Recognition: Using Kahoot! to Improve Remote Morale and Productivity

Andrea Gerlach, San Francisco
Mary Morshed, San Francisco

San Francisco State’s ITS team will discuss how staff recognition, acknowledgment, and engagement delivers success in a virtual environment.

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Teaching, Learning & Transforming the Student Experience

10:00-10:40am

Hybrid-Flexible (HyFlex) Courses: Supporting Student Self-Directed Hybrid Learning and Enabling Instructional Continuity

Brian Beatty, San Francisco
Sheryl Narahara Hathaway

HyFlex (Hybrid-Flexible) courses provide multiple participation paths through a course that encourages students to choose which path – in-class or online – works best for them for a given class.

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10:45-11:25am

Studying the Student: Looking at the Learner Lifecycle the East Bay Way

Gene Lim, East Bay
Brought to you by Salesforce

Presenting the latest implementation of the student success tool for CSU East Bay featuring the matriculating student portal using the SalesForce platform.

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11:30-12:10pm

Faculty Student Success Dashboard (FSSD) - One Stop tool set for Student Success

Dr. Amir Dabirian, Fullerton
Joe Luzzi, Fullerton
Afsaneh Hamedani, Fullerton
Brought to you by ThoughtFocus

Faculty Student Success Dashboard is a One-Stop toolset to increase faculty awareness of the role they play in Student Success and empower them to proactively engage their students.

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Evolving Technology, Infrastructure & Services (A)

10:00-10:40am x

Becoming a FinOps Tagging Super-Hero The power of tagging to accurately track cloud spend

Stephanie Padilla, Unisys
Rick Radvansky, Chancellor's Office

Becoming a FinOps Tagging Super-Hero The power of tagging to accurately track cloud spend

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10:00-10:40am 

Love it or Leave it? A Ticketing Application Renovation Story

Melissa Bergem, Channel Islands

CSUCI's IT department implemented TeamDynamix's ticketing application and hated it. They sought out help from a pro to completely renovate it before deciding to love it or leave it.

Start Session 

10:45-11:25am x

Creating Dashboards and Reports in ServiceNow for digital transformation in IT Service Management

Rick Schultz, San Diego
Long Lim, Sacramento

Learn how to set up effective dashboards and reports for Out-Of-The-Box IT Service Management in ServiceNow to achieve strategic digital transformation objectives.

Start Session 

10:45-11:25am

The Student Virtual Software Lab: Will You Ever Build Another Physical Computer Lab Again?

Ben Quillian III, Pomona
Gary Collier, Pomona

Can a virtual software lab replace the need for traditional on-campus computer stations? Come see how a virtual computer lab can help provide the academic software requirements of your students.

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11:30-12:10pm

Data Integration as a Foundational Element in Supporting Campus Goals

George Mansoor, Chancellor's Office
Raj Singh, Unisys
Brought to you by Unisys​

New perspective of the role of IT and important actionable steps that can be taken to build a data integration environment that can easily unify everything across the campus ecosystem.

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12:30-1:30pm

Let’s get real about cloud, “as-a-service,” and how universities can benefit from accelerated service delivery with Dell APEX solutions. SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Dan Mroz
Brought to you by Dell

Optional Lunch and Learn:

Cloud this and cloud that! The “Cloud” is an over-generalized term that’s thrown around abruptly when talking a diversity of ways to deliver services and applications. Everyone has a perspective on what it means to them. Cloud isn’t a place or a company; it has more to do with how universities can deliver services to their students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and other constituents. Today we will level set and discuss why higher education embrace a cloud operating model and purchasing solutions, “As-a-Service.” What are the benefits to your institution, and how can Dell APEX offerings and the Dell APEX Console accelerate service and workload delivery!
PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE

Star​t Session 

Evolving Technology, Infrastructure & Services (B)

10:00-10:40am

Becoming a FinOps Tagging Super-Hero: The Power of Tagging to Accurately Track Cloud Spend

Stephanie Padilla, Unisys
Rick Radvansky, Chancellor's Office
Brought to you by Unisys

Becoming a FinOps Tagging Super-Hero: The power of tagging to accurately track cloud spend.

Start Session 

10:00-10:40am x

Love it or Leave it? A Ticketing Application Renovation Story

Melissa Bergem, Channel Islands
Yasi Paulson, Channel Islands

CSUCI"s IT department implemented TeamDynamix" ticketing application, and hated it. They sought out help from a pro to completely renovate it before deciding to love it, or leave it.

Start Session 

10:45-11:25am

Creating Dashboards and Reports in ServiceNow for digital transformation in IT Service Management

Rick Schultz, San Diego
Long Lim, Sacramento

Learn how to set up effective dashboards and reports for Out-Of-The-Box IT Service Management in ServiceNow to achieve strategic digital transformation objectives.

Start Session 

10:45-11:25am x

The Student Virtual Software Lab: Will You Ever Build Another Physical Computer Lab Again?

Lucas Lanting, Pomona

Can a virtual software lab replace the need for traditional on-campus computer stations? Come see how a virtual computer lab can help provide the academic software requirements of your students.

Start Session 

11:30-12:10pm xx

Ensuring Business Continuity in the Cloud

Steven Ruiz, Northridge
Yosef Osman, Northridge

Join us to learn how CSUN took advantage of on-demand service offerings in the cloud, specifically AWS, to accomplish business continuity automation.

Start Session 

11:30-12:10pm x

Data Integration as a Foundational Element in Supporting Campus Goals

George Mansoor, Chancellor"s Office
Raj Singh, Unisys

New perspective of the role of IT and important actionable steps that can be taken to build a data integration environment that can easily unify everything across the campus ecosystem.

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11:30-12:10pm

Creating a Virtual Experience for CSU OneCard Programs

Matthew Badal, Fullerton
Kevin Stump, San Bernardino
Brought to you by Okta

With the COVID 19 pandemic restricting in-person operations, Cal State San Bernardino and Fullerton were required to transition their University OneCard distribution and redemption to an online-only model. We will discuss our process in implementing our new solutions, best practices for running a primarily remote ID card program, and lessons learned throughout the process.​

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12:30-1:30pm

Let’s get real about cloud, “as-a-service,” and how universities can benefit from accelerated service delivery with Dell APEX solutions. - SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Dan Mroz, Dell
Brought to you by Dell

Optional Lunch and Learn:

Cloud this and cloud that! The “Cloud” is an over-generalized term that’s thrown around abruptly when talking a diversity of ways to deliver services and applications. Everyone has a perspective on what it means to them. Cloud isn’t a place or a company; it has more to do with how universities can deliver services to their students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and other constituents. Today we will level set and discuss why higher education embrace a cloud operating model and purchasing solutions, “As-a-Service.” What are the benefits to your institution, and how can Dell APEX offerings and the Dell APEX Console accelerate service and workload delivery!
PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE

Start Session 


Fostering Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

10:00-10:40am

8 ways to support the advancement of Women in IT

Julianne Tolson, Maritime
Tosha Pham, Los Angeles
Tara Hughes, Maritime
Bethany Rizzardi, Humboldt
Brought to you by SHI and Intel

Learn (at least) eight practical ways to share the workload and support the advancement of Women in IT.

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10:45-11:25am

Using value sensitive design to rebalance the equity gap: Culturally responsive design for personalized learning in STEM

Heather Macias, Long Beach
Mihaela Popescu, San Bernardino
Gregory Allen, UC Davis
Gary Lopatinsky, San Bernardino
Don Lundy, San Bernardino
Brought to you by ShareStream

This presentation will show how we propose to incorporate value-sensitive design informed by a culturally responsive pedagogy (CRP) into the creation of a personalized, adaptive-learning homework system for chemistry education.

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11:30-12:10pm

We've got the technology, what about the people? How preferred names support student and employee success, inclusion, and mental health.​​

Erin Cole, Maritime
Elias Pence, Humboldt
Bethany Rizzardi, Humboldt
Julianne Tolson, Maritime
Brought to you by CDWG and Nutanix

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​Using the right name creates a welcoming environment. There’s more to supporting our students than simply turning on a Peoplesoft feature. Join us as we share experiences implementing change campus-wide. ​

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Enhancing Privacy & Security

10:00-10:40am

How to Create a Student Enabled Security Operations Center

Douglas Lomsdalen, San Luis Obispo
Jon A Prentice, San Luis Obispo
Jon Vazquez, San Luis Obispo
Brought to you by Dell

Cal Poly uses Splunk Cloud, and following the University's learning philosophy of "Learn by Doing," we've empowered our student employees in our Security Operations Centers (SOC).​

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10:45-11:25am

Mask Data Before it Goes Missing. How to better protect sensitive student data simply and easily

Matt Ching, Chancellor's Office
Sean Choi, Pomona
Carol Gonzales, Pomona
Allen Le, Chancellor's Office
Chris Umetsu, Unisys​​​​
Brought to you by Unisys

CSU has enabled data masking at all campuses to ensure optimum student data security and privacy. This presentation will help with steps on leveraging data masking capabilities in their environments.

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11:30-12:10pm

Ensuring Business Continuity in the Cloud

Steven Ruiz, Northridge
Yosef Osman, Northridge
Brought to you by AWS

Join us to learn how CSUN took advantage of on-demand service offerings in the cloud, specifically AWS, to accomplish business continuity automation.

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Afternoon Engagement Activities

3:00-4:00pm

CSU Café - Immersive Trivia Hunt

Chris Bradney, San Bernardino
Pamela Moses, San Bernardino
Lisa Brown, San Bernardino

How much do you know about the CSU system? Answer questions to escape rooms and navigate through the maze, while visiting other CSU campuses along the way.
Visit the CSU Cafe for more information.​

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4:00-5:00pm

CSU Quiz Bowl hosted by BP Logix

Chris Bradney, San Bernardino
Pamela Moses, San Bernardino
Lisa Brown, San Bernardino

It’s a battle of the brains! Choose your team of 3-4 colleagues and join us for an exciting trivia contest to see which CSU Team will take up the mantle of Quiz Bowl Champions!

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Thursday, July 29

Early Session

8:00-8:55am​

CSU Café: Cal State Tech e(Xr)po in Extended Reality  

Chris Bradney, San Bernardino
Pamela Moses, San Bernardino
Lisa Brown, San Bernardino

The first-ever Cal State Tech e(Xr)po in Extended Reality​ or CSU Cafe invites attendees to join immersive a virtual social & fun gathering and to experience XR interactions developed by the CSU community.

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Morning Keynote

9:00 - 9:55am

Reaching New Heights with​ José M. Hernández

José M. Hernández, Tierra Luna Engineering

José M. Hernández, author, NASA engineer, and former astronaut will discuss his life journey from farmworker to outer space and the value of persistence and education.

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Leading, Partnering, & Collaborating

10:00-10:40am

Using the Capability Maturity Model as the vehicle to drive departmental Continuous Improvement

Chris Bradney, San Bernardino
Pamela Moses, San Bernardino
Lisa Brown, San Bernardino

An overview and demonstration of the maturity measurement model, built on the Capability Maturity Model, that can be used to measure department/organization maturity and identify opportunities for Continuous Improvement.

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10:45-11:25am

Creating a Unified News Platform: Central IT and the Communications Team Collaboration

Phil Altstatt, Sacramento
Kevin Louie, Sacramento
Meng Her, Sacramento

The Sacramento State University Communications teamed up with the Information Resources & Technology Division to build a new unified news platform using the centralized campus content management system, Cascade CMS. The new site consolidated the campus newsroom, the "Made at Sac State" campaign blog, and the Sac State Magazine. The project kept the development in-house to ensure accessibility, security, and continuity in branding.

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11:30-12:10pm

East Bay and CMS Partnership for PeopleSoft Managed Services

Nicole Louie, Chancellor's Office
Twinki Mistry, East Bay

East Bay and CMS Partnership for PeopleSoft Managed Services: Key success factors as well as lessons learned from the last 2.5 years (2019-present).

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Teaching, Learning & Transforming the Student Experience

10:00-10:40am

Teaching faculty the student perspective

Andreea Kosa, Northridge

This presentation will walk through some of the struggles and successes of trying to teach faculty through experience what it’s like to be a student in the virtual learning space.

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10:45-11:25am

Student Access and Connectivity - Data and Action

Mark Hendricks, Sacramento
Orlando Leon, Fresno
Kate Miffitt, Chancellor's Office
Bethany Rizzardi, Humboldt

This session will share the findings of the EDUCAUSE student connectivity survey and discuss the strategies that campuses employed to support students to have reliable access to internet and devices.

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11:30-12:10pm

HyFlex, LowFlex, AllFlex for CSU Flex Models

Kathy Fernandes, Chico
Mike Magrey, Chico
Andrew Roderick, San Francisco
Dr. James Frazee, San Diego
Jeff McCall, Monterey Bay

Several CSU campuses are preparing to offer different HyFlex modes/models for Fall 2021. This panel discussion will highlight 4 CSU campus approaches to HyFlex during COVID classroom max capacities.

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Evolving Technology, Infrastructure & Services (A)

10:00-10:40am x

Establish streamlined knowledge management approach to improve service and content quality

Scott Nemes, San Francisco
Lori Brooks, San Francisco

San Francisco State will share their knowledge management transformation focused on improving service outcomes through process and technology enhancements.

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10:00-10:40am

“Never waste a good crisis!” Innovating for the New Normal by Transforming Paper-based Processes into Integrated Digital Workflows in OnBase

Nadya Lucas, Sacramento
A-Be Saechao, Sacramento
Heather Skocilich, Sacramento

This presentation will provide a brief overview of the main OnBase processes we developed this year and will include a live demo of the two most advanced workflows.

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10:45-11:25am 

Aztecs, Assemble: Creating and Sustaining a Virtual Help Desk for SDSU

Sean Hauze, San Diego
Aurora Velasco, San Diego
Leo Lopez, San Diego
Michelle Peterson, San Diego

This presentation outlines how SDSU transitioned to a virtual help desk, including strategies for staffing and training, utilization of breakout rooms, and techniques to promote support resources to the campus.

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10:45-11:25am x

How to Start Fishing in your CMS Data Lake Quickly and Easily: Access Made Easy

George Mansoor, Chancellor"s Office
Matthew Zivot, Fresno

How Fresno State Data Operations Team went directly to providing data to campus stakeholders by leveraging the CMS Data Lake Service.

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11:30-12:10pm 

Utilizing the full potential of your service management tool

Frank Cortez, San Bernardino

The presentation will be focused on using ESM systems and will include integrations and workflows we've built out for our campus's enterprise service management solution. (Cherwell)

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11:30-12:10pm x

UCaaS; using alternatives like Zoom or Teams for your voice solution

Scott Claverie, Chico
Christina Wong, Monterey Bay
Lars Newlander, Fresno

COVID has disrupted the traditional way we use to communicate and the traditional PBX does not cut it for most any longer. Hear about Unified Communication as a Service (UCaaS)

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Evolving Technology, Infrastructure & Services (B)

10:00-10:40am

Establish streamlined knowledge management approach to improve service and content quality

Scott Nemes, San Francisco
Lori Brooks, San Francisco

San Francisco State will share their knowledge management transformation focused on improving service outcomes through process and technology enhancements.

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10:45-11:25am

How to Start Fishing in your CMS Data Lake Quickly and Easily: Access Made Easy

George Mansoor, Chancellor's Office
Matthew Zivot, Fresno

How Fresno State Data Operations Team went directly to providing data to campus stakeholders by leveraging the CMS Data Lake Service.

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11:30-12:10pm x

Utilizing the full potential of your service management tool

Frank Cortez, San Bernardino

The presentation will be focused on using ESM systems and will include integrations and workflows we"ve built out for our campus"s enterprise service management solution. (Cherwell)

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11:30-12:10pm xx

Implementing a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) – Palo Alto Networks Prisma Implementation Case Study

Brad Grebitus, Sacramento

Sacramento State presents a case study of their Prisma Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) implementation. We"ll cover technical and customer preparation.

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11:30-12:10pm

UCaaS; using alternatives like Zoom or Teams for your voice solution

Scott Claverie, Chico
Christina Wong, Monterey Bay
Lars Newlander, Fresno

COVID has disrupted the traditional way we use to communicate and the traditional PBX does not cut it for​ most any longer. Hear about Unified Communication as a Service (UCaaS)

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Fostering Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

10:00-10:40am

Making it work: juggling work/life/kids/career trajectory in a pandemic

Layna Pena-Buskirk, San Diego
Bethany Rizzardi, Humboldt

How do women juggle everything: work/life/kids/career trajectory, in a pandemic while providing tech support and 50 snacks a day? Learn how women around the CSU have made things work.

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10:45-11:25am

Designing accessible XR experiences: Concerns and strategies

Mihaela Popescu, San Bernardino
Fadi Muheidat, San Bernardino
Yue Zhou, San Bernardino
James Trotter, San Bernardino
Yutong Liu, San Bernardino

This presentation overviews different strategies to increase the accessibility of extended reality (XR) learning experiences, such as content metadata, accessible navigation panels, and machine learning algorithms for voice-activated controls.

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11:30-12:10pm

Inclusion by Design: IT’s Role in Technological Stewardship

Bethany Rizzardi, Humboldt
Rae Clemmons, AWS

Where does diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work fit in with IT? Join us as we explore IT’s role in technological stewardship and unpack the idea that technology isn’t neutral.

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Enhancing Privacy & Security

10:00-10:40am

Eavesdropping MitM’s and Drive-by Smurfs on Birthdays…Wait, What?? Searching for creative ways to communicate cybersecurity

Dhusdee Chandswang, Fullerton
Sepideh Nia, Fullerton
Willie Peng, Fullerton
Brought to you by Fortinet

Cybersecurity is technical. Keep it simple and engaging with lessons from children’s books to unscramble the green eggs and scams. Learn how to create infographics, emails, and 2FA marketing campaign.

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10:45-11:25am

You've got vaccine! (and less than 4 days before distribution starts)

Julianne Tolson, Maritime
Michael Lam, Maritime

How Cal Maritime used Microsoft Bookings, Excel, Adobe Acrobat forms, and Avery stickers to develop an appointment and tracking system and vaccine consent form workflow in less than 36 hours.

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11:30-12:10pm

Implementing a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) – Palo Alto Networks Prisma Implementation Case Study

Brad Grebitus, Sacramento

Sacramento State presents a case study of their Prisma Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) implementation. We'll cover technical and customer preparation.

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Afternoon Engagement Activities

3:00-4:00pm

CSU Café - Do-It-Yourself VR Lab

Chris Bradney, San Bernardino
Pamela Moses, San Bernardino
Lisa Brown, San Bernardino

Learn how to set up immersive environme​nts in Mozilla Hubs and practice your skills with live tutors in this XR DIY Lab Session! 
Visit the CSU Cafe for more information.​

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4:00-5:00pm

'Jeopardy' with Fortinet - SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Chris Bradney, San Bernardino
Pamela Moses, San Bernardino
Lisa Brown, San Bernardino

Join this fun Jeopardy session to test your cybersecurity knowledge and engage with your peers! Fortinet will host a cyber-focused Jeopardy game at Cal State Tech Connect as a chance to network and learn. ​
PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE​

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