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Call For Proposals – Presenter

Sponsored by the Council on Information Technology

May 18 and 19, 2015

University of Central Oklahoma · Edmond, Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Council on Information Technology invites proposals for the annual IT Summit to be held May 18 and 19, 2015, at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma.  The IT Summit brings together information technology professionals from around the state of Oklahoma.
Individuals and Teams are encouraged to share their knowledge, expertise, experience, ideas, future directions, collaborative efforts, technical solutions, and more.



Submission Deadline: April 6, 2015


Track: Showcasing Technical and Systems Innovation

Higher education information technology professionals are experts in providing technical services that support our students, faculty, and staff.  This track is designed to share information regarding evaluation, selection, maintenance, and support of the technical environment.  It gives us an opportunity to explore new products and systems or options available.

Potential Topics:

  • Software Defined Networks
  • Scaling
  • Cloud and Hosted Solutions
  • Office 365
  • Assistive Technology Tools
  • ERP
  • Other

Track: Security

Security, especially cyber security, is a growing concern about information technology professionals.  This track focuses on issues, policies, and procedures related to securing our technology resources and educating our non-technical staff on their role in being cyber aware.

Potential Topics:

  • Disaster Recovery
  • Breaches and Reporting
  • ITIL
  • PCI Compliance
  • Other

Track: Advocacy

The Council on Information Technology and the respective IT staff comprise a unified voice for technology within the state of Oklahoma Higher Education System.  This track is designed to raise our awareness of issues that affect us as technology and higher education professionals.  It provides the opportunity to broaden our expertise beyind the technical skills needed to work effectively.

Potential Topics:

  • Compliance
  • Analytics and Data Warehousing
  • Talking to Presidents/Legislators
  • Classroom Technology
  • Report to Staff from CoIT
  • Other

Track: Leadership and Professional Development

Higher Education Technology leaders foster professional growth and networking opportunities for technology professionals in this changing environment in which technical skills are an essential component but not the only component for success.  This track provides an opportunity to share how an institution or individual stays up-to-date and allows professional growth.  It allows us to share expertise to learn soft skills and processes.

Potential Topics:

  • Building Soft Skills for Managers
  • Customer Service
  • Managing IT Services
  • Technical Skill Sets
  • Other

Track: Sharing Services and Best Practices

Higher Education Technology professionals strive to increase utilization of shared services.  We consistently look for collaborative and cooperative opportunities to reduce costs and increase efficiencies.  This track provides an opportunity to share ideas for collaboration and to demonstrate best practices in managing our technical environments.

Potential Topics:

  • What is a Best Practice?
  • Industry Standards
  • Pop Culture
  • Leveraging Resources
  • Negotiating
  • Other