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  • Wednesday 6 Jan 2021
  • Thursday 7 Jan 2021
  • Friday 8 Jan 2021

Wednesday 6 Jan 2021

11:00 am - 11:15 am Exhibit Hall

Innovation Theater and Exhibit Hall

Wed 11:00 am - 11:15 am

11:15 am - 11:30 am Pre-Plenary Discussion 1

Plenary Session Preview with Presidents

Wed 11:15 am - 11:30 am

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Plenary Session 1

Embracing Disrupters to Innovate the Learning Landscape

Wil Zemp

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Southern New Hampshire University
Wed 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

12:30 pm - 12:45 pm Post Plenary Discussion 1

Ask the Expert LIVE - Post Plenary Chat with Wil Zemp

Wed 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm Exhibit Hall 1

Innovation Theater and Exhibit Hall

Wed 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Breakout Sessions 1

CSI-IT - A New Tool For A New World

Linda John, Director of Academic Computing, College of Staten Island

Patricia Kahn, Ph.D., CIO and AVP for Information Technology Services, College of Staten Island

Most institutions of higher learning are providing IT services, training, and distance education remotely. At CSI, what makes us stand out is our all-in-one approach! We were able to take our creativity and out-of-the-box thinking to keep the campus functioning, while staying within severe budget constraints. Consider us a multi-functional tool with all the attachments that you cannot live without! Attend this presentation and learn about our approach to offering IT services in order to accommodate faculty, staff, and students - some of which include VPN access, remote desktop support, virtual labs, virtual training, and much more.

Learning Objectives

  • Acquire best practices that provide affordable ways to adapt to a changing world in which physical computers can be repurposed for virtual solutions.
  • Provide innovative solutions in support of servicing the campus community remotely
  • Provide out of the box thinking to service the campus community.

Wed 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Tricks of the Trade: Emerging Practices, Methods, Tools, and Technology

CxO Exchange - Pay Attention to the ROI Your College Delivers - INVITATION ONLY

Martin Van Der Werf, Associate Director, Editorial and Postsecondary Policy Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

The College Scorecard is delivering new details on costs and benefits of college credentials, and allowing colleges to size themselves up against competitors. How will you use the data to differentiate your college, to identify your core competencies, and to make decisions about future spending priorities?

Wed 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

First Generation Students – Scaffolding for First-Generation Student Success

Lisa Andion, Ed.D., Organizational Leadership of Higher Education from Northeastern University, Sr. Solutions Engineer, Blackboard

Scott Caplan, Account Executive, Blackboard

First-generation students struggle to succeed in college. Research shows that this group of students face a variety of challenges that contribute to their college attrition. Yet, research also shows that this group of students could benefit from scaffolding strategies rooted in social learning and constructivist learning theories. Educational technology tools that are

available for faculty to use in their face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses can serve as a vehicle to support the success of first-generation students by implementing scaffolding practices into their use of computer supported collaborative practices. Faculty can expect to receive specific examples of how to implement strategies for different educational technology tools that

address managing group work, giving students opportunities to practice and process new concepts, incorporating reflective exercises, leveraging constructivist learning practices in dynamic virtual spaces, and accommodating diverse student needs from an inclusive and accessible perspective. At this session we will go through and map the scaffolding suggestions back to the course tools, virtual conferencing, Ally Accessibility tool, Discussions, Journals, Class Conversations, Quizzes, Assignments, Learning Modules etc.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the challenges that First Generation students are facing
  • Understanding how the LMS EdTech tools can be leveraged to best interact with First Generation Students
  • Understanding how to use scaffolding practices in your online course to support First-Generation student success

Wed 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Organizational Maturity: Maintaining Institutional Effectiveness Among Rapid Change

Is Your Organization Ready for Change?

Te Wu, CEO, PMO Advisory, LLC, Assistant Professor, Management, School of Business, Montclair State University

As organizations tackle "mega projects" such as implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP), replacing antiquated learning management systems (LMS), or upgrading other major systems and infrastructure, preparing the organization for change and complexity have paramount importance. Experience project managers intuitively understand that the success of

the project is often not just the system and process but also adoption – the willingness and preferably the eagerness of the people to embrace change. To evaluate the extent of organizational change and the need for disciplined adoption programs, a best practice is to conduct an Organizational Change Complexity Assessment early. This workshop is hands-on and centers around utilizing a simple tool to evaluate the extent of change of a Learning Management System Replacement at a medium-large university in New Jersey. Participants are encouraged to relate this exercise with their own change project.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the importance of organizational change management and its complexity
  • Review an Organization Change Complexity Assessment Tool
  • Apply the tool to a practical example – replacement of a Learning Management System at a medium-large university

Wed 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Collaboration and Partnerships Across the Enterprise, Organizational Maturity: Maintaining Institutional Effectiveness Among Rapid Change, Tricks of the Trade: Emerging Practices, Methods, Tools, and Technology

Navigating Work From Home Through Enterprise Communications Platform

Kirk Rooney, Senior Solutions Consultant, CBTS

Need customer POV

What is the best way to deliver a secure, enterprise-quality Work-From-Home experience for your employees? Hear how Education, Government and Healthcare have leveraged Hosted Enterprise Unified Communications to provide continuity in their employees day-to-day responsibilities. Elevate your employees work from home capabilities utilizing the full collaboration portfolio. Learn how to leverage and maximize the existing investments of your current applications such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Webex Teams, and Webex Meetings by integrating them into a Hosted Cloud Communications solution.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain a better understanding of the flexibility that results in the adoption of Hosted Enterprise Communications.
  • Learn how to elevate employees' work from home experience using the full collaboration portfolio.
  • Understand how to maximize existing applications by integrating them into the Hosted Cloud Communications offering.

Wed 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Retooling Enterprise Technology for Business Continuity

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm Post Breakout Session Discussions 1

LIVE Post Breakout Discussions

Wed 1:30 pm - 1:45 pm

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm Exhibit Hall 2

Innovation Theater and Exhibit Hall

Wed 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Edge Leadership ‘Newscast’ 1

Vision to Value Round Table with Edge

Wed 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Post Discussion 1

LIVE Discussion with Edge

Wed 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Exhibit Hall 3

Innovation Theater and Exhibit Hall

Wed 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Breakout Sessions 2

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Post Breakout Session Discussions 2

LIVE Post Breakout Session Discussions

Wed 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursday 7 Jan 2021

11:00 am - 11:15 am Exhibit Hall 4

Innovation Theater and Exhibit Hall

Thu 11:00 am - 11:15 am

11:15 am - 11:30 am Pre-Keynote Discussion

Keynote Preview with Samuel Conn, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Edge

Thu 11:15 am - 11:30 am

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Keynote

Understanding Generational Differences To Maximize Organizational Success

Jason Dorsey, President of The Center for Generational Kinetics

Thu 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

12:30 pm - 12:45 pm Post Keynote Discussion

Ask the Expert LIVE - Post Keynote Chat with Jason Dorsey

Thu 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm Exhibit Hall 5

Innovation Theater and Exhibit Hall

Thu 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Breakout Sessions 3

Better Together: K-12 and Community College Collaboration

Shelley Kurland, Dean, Virtual Campus, County College of Morris

Peter Turnamian, Superintendent, Rockaway Township School District

COVID-19 sent the education world into a complete tailspin in March 2020. The pivot from traditional in-person teaching to emergency remote teaching was especially challenging for the K-12 sector as most of the school districts in New Jersey have had limited experience in the virtual environment. We will discuss the collaboration between K-8, high school regional school districts, and community college with the pivot to teaching and learning in a virtual environment.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss reasons to reach out to organizations and/or institutions to begin collaborations and/or partnerships 
  • Develop a list of potential collaborations and/or partnerships
  • Consider the lessons learned and develop plans for emergency teaching and learning situations

Thu 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Collaboration and Partnerships Across the Enterprise

Preparing for Uncertainty

Cliff Gregory, Account Executive, Workday

Beth Walkley, Chief Budget Officer, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Over the past 12 months, higher education institutions have needed to pivot quickly with closed campuses, new learning environments, and significant unknowns. In disruptive times, agility is everything. As a result, enabling robust scenario analysis, sensitivity testing, and contingency planning is paramount. Learn how cloud based technologies like Workday Adaptive Planning enable institutions to drive better decisions and best prepare for uncertainty.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how institutions can plan, model, budget and forecast faster
  • How are institutions increasing data transparency to improve the decision-making process
  • How can an institution utilize scenario planning to be better prepared for the unknown

Thu 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Retooling Enterprise Technology for Business Continuity

Transforming the College Classroom Using Tech Tools

Tamara Tallman, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, New Jersey City University

With the advent of distance learning, it has become increasingly more important for online classrooms not to be simply lecture based. This session will discuss how to use the Universal Design for Learning and a myriad of tech tools to design a community of learners and get away from the lecture-based format.

Learning Objectives

  • Choose and use tech tools for higher learning
  • Familiarize themselves with UDL and SAMR when choosing tech tools for higher learning
  • Using the four C's and transformative technology to enhance their classroom's tech tools

Thu 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Transforming the College Classroom Using Tech Tools

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm Post Breakout Session 3

LIVE Post Breakout Session Discussions

Thu 1:30 pm - 1:45 pm

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm Exhibit Hall 6

Innovation Theater and Exhibit Hall

Thu 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Pre-Plenary Discussion 2

Plenary Session Preview with CIOs

Thu 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Plenary Session 2

AWS Cloud for Research Computing: Machine Learning, Data Analytics, and High Performance Computing

Sanjay Padhi, Ph.D., Head of AWS Research, US Education

Thu 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Post Plenary Discussion 2

Ask the Expert LIVE - Post Plenary Chat with Sanjay Padhi, Ph.D.

Thu 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Exhibit Hall 7

Innovation Theater and Exhibit Hall

Thu 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Breakout Sessions 4

Make it Fantastic, Make it Feasible: Maintaining Quality in Online and Remote Teaching During Challenging Times

Michelle Miller, Ph.D., Professor of Psychological Sciences, Northern Arizona University

Thu 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Tricks of the Trade: Emerging Practices, Methods, Tools, and Technology

Universal Design for Learning: Engaging All Learners

Maria Geiger, Educational Technology Instructor, University of the Arts

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is about much more than content delivery. It is a framework for learning that promotes critical thinking and ownership for all learners. While interest in UDL is growing, the three main design principles are an outcome of extensive learning differences research conducted since the 1990s by researchers at the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) in collaboration with Harvard University. UDL considers three main principles to create adaptable learning environments so that all students reach their potential. The

principles are representation (the "what" of learning), which considers the learning materials used for learning, action and expression (the "how" of learning), where students show what they learned, and engagement (the "why" of learning), which offers students multiple ways to interact and learn. No matter what subjects/grade levels teachers are designing for, they can

better engage their students, and therefore authentic learning, by incorporating the UDL framework.

Learning Objectives

  • Overview of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and it's research based credibility
  • UDL is for all learners—it is a "whole class" learning environment
  • Importance of personalization of assessments with UDL

Thu 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Tricks of the Trade: Emerging Practices, Methods, Tools, and Technology

Women Leaders in Technology Network (WLiT) presents: 10 Ways to Be an Ally for Women in Tech

Christina DelliSanti-Miller, Career Transition Coach

Thu 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Post Breakout Sessions 4

LIVE Post Breakout Session Discussions

Thu 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Friday 8 Jan 2021

11:00 am - 11:15 am Exhibit Hall 8

Innovation Theater and Exhibit Hall

Fri 11:00 am - 11:15 am

11:15 am - 11:30 am Pre-Plenary Discussion 3

Plenary Session Preview with Esports Leaders

Fri 11:15 am - 11:30 am

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Plenary Session 3

Everything You Need To Know About The Business Of Esports

"The Official Podcast Of Esports",  a weekly show that debates the latest trends and opportunities in the industry will broadcast LIVE from EdgeCon

William Collis, Co-owner and Co-founder of Team Genji

Paul 'The Profit' Dawalibi, CEO of Conquest and CEO of Obsidian Ventures

Fri 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

12:30 pm - 12:45 pm Post Plenary Discussion 3

Ask the Expert LIVE - Post Plenary Chat with William Collis, Co-owner and Co-founder of Team Genji Paul 'The Profit' Dawalibi, CEO of Conquest and CEO of Obsidian Ventures

Fri 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm Exhibit Hall 9

Innovation Theater and Exhibit Hall

Fri 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Breakout Sessions 5

Creating an Optimal Student Experience by Transforming Engagement

Ahmed El-Haggan, VP of IT/IA, CIO & Professor of Computer Science, Coppin State University
Jennifer Beyer, VP, Product Management, Anthology

This session will provide insight into how Coppin State University (CSU), an Historically Black Institution (HBI) that serves mostly Baltimore City residents, re-engineered their business strategy and technology platform to increase student engagement and satisfaction. CSU serves disadvantaged minorities, first-generation, multi-generation student body. Recent NSSE surveys indicated that student satisfaction at CSU lagged other Mid-East public universities by 29 points for first-year students and 9 points for seniors. The institution created a high-impact engagement strategy supported by a campus-wide CRM, which enables a deeper understanding of individual journeys, and personalized engagement across the student lifecycle. By taking a personalized student-centric approach and leveraging a system that includes predictive and prescriptive analytics, as well as workforce analytics to align academics and student skills with the needs of the workforce, Coppin State now has the foundation to improve the student experience, achieve enrollment goals, and prepare students for career success. In this session, Dr. Ahmed El-Haggan, VP of IT & Advancement, CIO and Prof. of Computer Science at CSU, and Dr. Jennifer Beyer, Anthology VP of Product Management, present the institution's process for improving student engagement and designing an optimal journey for each student.

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will learn how to scale up student engagement without scaling up staff
  • Gain insight into developing a strategy to improve the students experience across the student lifecycle, from prospect to alumni
  • Explore how intelligent cloud-based CRM, and workforce analytics can help keep students engaged, motivated and aware of how their academic programs aligned with their career goals and the needs of the labor market

Fri 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Collaboration and Partnerships Across the Enterprise

Cybercriminals Also Work from Home

Etay Maor, Boston College adjunct professor, Cybersecurity Researcher,

Keynote Speaker, RSA Conference Community Member

The global pandemic has moved up the adoption of the 'work from home' from something organizations consider to a new norm, one which will not disappear any time soon. During this time cybercriminals have not slowed down, quite the contrary, there is a sharp increase in the number of attacks against those working from home, remote administration systems,

collaboration tools and more. In this session we will take a look at some of these attacks, discuss the attacker's point of view and review security best practices and mitigation strategies.

Learning Objectives

In this session we will take a look at some of these attacks, discuss the attacker's point of view and review security best practices and mitigation strategies.

Fri 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Security, Privacy, and Ethics

Transforming the World through Data Science for Good

Florence D. Hudson, Executive Director, Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub, Columbia University

The Northeast BIg Data Innovation Hub is a community convener, collaboration hub, and catalyst for data science innovation in the Northeast Region of the U.S.. Our mission is to build and strengthen partnerships across industry, academia, nonprofits, and government to address societal and scientific challenges, spur economic development, and accelerate innovation in the national big data ecosystem. Join us (https://nebigdatahub.org/about) to learn about the exciting initiatives you can participate in across our four focus areas of Health, Responsible Data Science including security + privacy + ethics, Education and Data Literacy, and Urban to Rural Communities. We will present projects such as the COVID Information Commons (https://covidinfocommons.net), the Connected Healthcare Cybersecurity Workshop in collaboration with IEEE and Underwriters Laboratories, the Northeast Student Data Corps, and more, inviting you to join in the efforts and share your data science related insights and projects so together we may transform the world through data science for good.

Fri 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Forces Shaping the Future of Science and Discovery

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm Post Breakout Session 5

LIVE Post Breakout Discussions

Fri 1:30 pm - 1:45 pm

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm Exhibit Hall 10

Innovation Theater and Exhibit Hall

Fri 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Edge Content and Closing

From Vision to Value and Closing with Edge

Fri 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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