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EDUCAUSE Annual Conference - Innovate and Differentiate with Enterprise Cloud Services

Keith Rajecki
Vice President Public Sector, Education & Research

I have been a member of EDUCAUSE for over a decade both from a member institution as well as through my role as global solutions architect with Sun Microsystems. It was through my role at Sun that I had the broadest exposure to EDUCAUSE collaborating on industry standards for identity management at the time. A lot has changed over the past decade, both in terms of technology and the level of vendor engagement.

There once was a time that vendors partnered with EDUCAUSE to support innovation and transformation. It seems now vendors make financial contributions for the right to engage the community. Don't get me wrong, the financial contributions are important, but I would rather see a partnership that leads to innovation. Oracle is making a significant investment in the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference this year and looking forward to expanding our partnership throughout the Educause community. Cloud has become the great equalizer for educational institutions.

Every institution is faced with the need to transform: Students, faculty, staff and the external community all have different expectations, but they uniformly expect modern services and capabilities. To meet these demands, institutions are increasingly embracing innovative technologies such as chatbots powered by artificial intelligence, modern student systems, and autonomous cloud services.

Join us on Wednesday October 31st to hear from leading institutions how they are prioritizing and embracing these new technologies, and how our latest investments, including Oracle Student Cloud, and autonomous cloud services such as database, integration, security and management, are helping to create a dynamic, modern and personalized experience for the entire community.

  • Tonjia Coverdale, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Central State University
  • Max Davis-Johnson, Associate VP Information Technology, CIO, Boise State University 
  • Nicole Engelbert, Vice President Higher Education Development, Oracle 
  • Frank Leber, VP Information Systems, Moody Bible Institute

Meeting Room 503/504
Wednesday, October 31st
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

We are excited to share how customers have applied innovative technologies to improve their institutions.

I look forward to seeing you at EDUCAUSE and exploring opportunities to deepen the partnership.



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