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We’re in Denver, Colorado this week for the annual EDUCAUSE conference and the whole team is looking forward to the conversations ahead. We’re looking forward to sharing more about our next generation learning solutions in higher education including virtual labs, education data management, assistive technology services, high performance computing and more. We’ll also be showing off our new Windows 8 devices. While you are at the Dell booth, #1203, vote for improved student outcomes! Get a ballot card stamped at your four favorite Dell next generation learning solutions stations for a free water bottle. Then cast your ballot for a chance to win a Dell™ XPS 13 Ultrabook™ laptop powered by Intel® Core™ i5 processor for your university.
Download our complete EDUCAUSE schedule which includes details about sessions that we’re leading or convening including how to provide secure, reliable access to everyone on your campus, predicting student success and taking advantage of the cloud. The top fives sessions that I’m most looking forward to attending include the following … I hope to see you at one of them!
SESSION 1:Breakfast (complimentary) Session: Maximize ability and opportunity: Leveraging your resource center for persons with disabilitiesWednesday, November 07 • 7 a.m.–7:45 a.m. in Hyatt Regency Denver, 650 15th St. Mineral Hall G Level 3 REGISTER HERE TODAY.Empowering individuals on your campus with disabilities is a critical element to your university. Many universities have leveraged the power of their assistive technology centers to meet the needs of their students, serve community resource centers and create innovative assistive technology projects that empower individuals in the workplace. The access, implementation and support of these services require a focus plan and execution. Hear best practices in assistive technology and the possibilities from Stephen Blosser, Assistive Technology Specialist, Michigan State University; Brian Pearson, EVAS; and Cameron Evans, Microsoft’s Chief Technology Officer of Education.
SESSION 2: Providing access for everyone on your campus. Move your desktop virtualization from pilot to full-scale deploymentWednesday, November 07 • 11:40 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in Convention Center Mile High Ballroom 4A/4B Are you ready to migrate your desktop virtualization from pilot to a full-scale deployment? Join this panel discussion with University of Connecticut and the University System of Maryland to hear firsthand how experts from leading universities have migrated from pilot to full-scale deployment. They will share what worked well, the challenges they overcame and future plans.
SESSION 3: Breakfast (complimentary) Session: Getting started with desktop virtualization: Dell’s Desktop as a Service products make it easy to get started.Thursday, November 08 • 7 a.m.–7:45 a.m. in Hyatt Regency Denver, 650 15th St. Mineral Hall G Level 3 REGISTER HERE TODAY.Are you ready to get started with a desktop virtualization pilot or want to learn more about Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solutions? Please be our guest and learn about Dell’s DaaS solutions with a live demo to see how easy it is to get started. Experts from Dell and our partner Desktone™ will be present to answer all of your questions.
SESSION 4: Predicting student success—Using groundbreaking analytics and fast data to improve student retentionThursday, November 08 • 1:30 p.m.–2:20 p.m. in Convention Center Meeting Room 303
Recent advances in scalable computing resources, storage and analytical tools offer advanced analytics in real-time action with mass quantities of data. Join us to learn how the University of Kentucky, Dell and SAP teamed up to build the next generation of high-speed, real-time, in-memory analytics to improve student retention.
SESSION 5:Differentiated cloud services: Key considerations and compelling use casesThursday, November 08 • 4:30 p.m.–5:20 p.m. in Convention Center Mile High Ballroom 1D
Providing a single approach to IT is very difficult given the diverse constituencies on a higher education campus. Panel members including Tom Habing, Research Programmer, Research and Development at the UIUC Library and Marc Hoit, Vice Chancellor for IT and CIO at North Carolina State University will examine the challenging issues for education in a cloud-sourced world, look at compelling use cases, and discuss innovative new procurement and partnership models for community and hybrid cloud computing.
We'll see you soon ... If you are in Denver this week please do stop by the Dell Booth #1203 or one of the sessions and say hello. Also, discover our intelligent network security and data protection solutions at the Dell SonicWALL Booth #1671. If you plan to tune in via Twitter we’ll see you online at @DellEDU via #DellEDU12 & #EDU12.