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Conference on Higher Education Computing in Kansas

The Conference on Higher Education Computing in Kansas (CHECK) is an annual gathering of information technology professionals in post-secondary institutions in Kansas to present, discuss, and learn about new technologies and current issues in providing IT services to the higher education community. CHECK is sponsored by the Regents Information Technology Council (RITC) and coordinated by the Information Technology and Services Advisory (ITSA) subcommittee. Hosting the event rotates among the member institutions.

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Wednesday, June 7
 

11:00am

Registration/Check-In
Registration will take place in the Sunset Lounge of the Memorial Union.  The Sunset Lounge is right inside the main entrance to the Memorial Union.  A campus map and floorplans of the Memorial Union are attached.  Parking will be available in the lot directly across from the Memorial Union (indicated on attached campus map).  No parking passes are necessary. 


Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Sunset Lounge Memorial Union

1:00pm

Welcome and Keynote Address
The CHECK 2017 conference will kick-off with the Welcome address and Keynote presentation by Steve Riat.


Keynote Presentation

Exponential Change
Do you remember when music went portable? The Walkman was revolutionary for its time; finally, you could take your tapes with you! Since the 1980s, portable music has evolved from the Walkman to the Discman, the Apple iPod, the iPhone and now we have our music with us all the time. Computers went from the size of a room to fitting in your hand. TV watching evolved from having 13 channels with a turn switch, to remote control, to the DVR and now we can watch it just by connecting to Wi-Fi. The constant change in technology has created amazing opportunities. We will take a humorous look at the changes through the decades and how these advances impact our everyday lives. We will then take a look into our technology crystal ball to see what advancements we might expect in the next five years – personally, professionally and for our communities.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Riat

Steve Riat

Nex-Tech
Steve Riat is an entertaining and motivating speaker.  Steve speaks and facilitates seminars on technology, business growth and Cloud Solutions around the world.   Steve has more than two decades of business technology experience with contacts ranging from Microsoft, Intel and other top-tier technology companies... Read More →



Wednesday June 7, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom Memorial Union

2:00pm

Vendor Exhibits and Break
Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Black and Gold Room Memorial Union

2:30pm

Educational Uses of Augmented and Virtual Reality

Educational Uses of Augmented and Virtual Reality
Presented by: Dan Workman, Pittsburg State University

In the fast and exciting area of augmented reality and virtual reality, everyone is looking for how they can expand their business with these new tools. With an estimated market of $120 billion by 2020, it is no wonder people with these skills are becoming more in demand. Here at Pittsburg State, we are helping students reach that future by offering new programs and incorporating the world of AR/VR into existing classes. This presentation will include a brief description of some of our past projects and upcoming projects, as well as live demos with Microsoft HoloLens, Oculus, and BT300!


Speakers
DW

Dan Workman

Electronics Technologist, Pittsburg State University


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Trails Room Memorial Union

2:30pm

Identity Management From the Ground Up

Identity Management from the Ground Up
Presented by: John Kuefler, Pittsburg State University

Like most universities, Pittsburg State has a variety of different systems, both legacy and new. Keeping track of who has access to what can be tough when different individuals are responsible for handling on-boarding and off-boarding of accounts for services.  Things often slip through the cracks, resulting in a less than desirable experience when new users step on campus and potential security issues when individuals leave the university. Learn about how Pittsburg State University has gone back to the drawing board to create an identity management system that automatically ensures that, no matter what type of user, they have the services they need when they start, and removed when they leave. 


Speakers
JK

John Kuefler

Lead Architecture Developer, Pittsburg State University


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Ballroom Memorial Union

2:30pm

Proactive Student Outreach

Proactive Student Outreach   
Presented by: Mason Powell, Chuck LaPointe, Kerrin Burke, Edward DeLaTorre, University of Kansas

IT can easily spend its days "keeping the lights on" by focusing on managing networks, supporting workstations and managing large software contracts. Our group was created to do things a little bit differently. IT can also be a proactive student support organization. This presentation will focus on the techniques, placements and people involved in doing targeted and effective student outreach. We will talk about the ways in which we've changed the face of our IT department at KU over the past 4 years. We'll explore Orientation, Hawk Week events, downtime planning and how one goes about collecting, analyzing and acting on data collected. We want to show you the successes to be gained by engaging students on campus.


Speakers
KB

Kerrin Burke

University of Kansas
ED

Edward DeLaTorre

University of Kansas
CL

Chuck LaPointe

University of Kansas
MP

Mason Powell

IT Analyst, University of Kansas


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Stouffer Lounge Memorial Union

2:30pm

Vendor Presentation: Moving to Office 365 - A Closer Look at Exchange Hybrid and Why You Might Want to Keep Exchange On-Premise
Office 365 is full of incredible apps, features, and tools. From Skype for business, SharePoint, OneDrive, Planner, Teams and MANY more (Oh, it also does email!). But how do we get there? In this informative session, we’ll take a look at methods of moving to Office 365, paying special attention to improvements to hybrid and answering the question, "Can I remove my on-premise Exchange server?"

Speakers
avatar for Alan Cox

Alan Cox

Senior Systems Engineer, ISG Technology

Sponsors
avatar for ISG Technology

ISG Technology

ISG Technology
ISG Technology is a partner uniquely positioned to provide hybrid technology solutions that enable and empower customers to reach their strategic business objectives with the right blend of hardware/software, consulting, managed services, cloud solutions, support and more. For more information, visit... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Pioneer Room Memorial Union

3:15pm

Break
Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Black and Gold Room Memorial Union

3:30pm

Creating Structure and Process Around Projects

Creating Structure and Process Around Projects
Presented by: Angela Chauncey, Anthony Phillips, Ashley Wondra, Kansas State University

Setting priorities is easier said than done. Learn how K-State Information Technology Services uses a Project Review Board (PRB) to set priorities and manage the scarce resources needed to address those priorities. The first step is to start small and build from there. Topics covered include the maturity stages of the PRB and how progress is measured, as well as lessons learned along the way.


Speakers
AC

Angela Chauncey

Associate Director, Kansas State University
AP

Anthony Phillips

Kansas State University
AW

Ashley Wondra

Kansas State University


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Trails Room Memorial Union

3:30pm

Managing Your Apple Devices with JAMF Software

Managing Your Apple Devices with JAMF Software
Presented by: Tennyson Williams, Pittsburg State University

With the popularity of Apple products on the rise, the task of managing these devices can become challenging for any IT support team. Fortunately, there is hope! JAMF software is a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution that empowers your support team to manage these devices. In this session, you will learn how JAMF easily integrates with Apple’s Device Enrollment Program (DEP), which allows you to deploy and configure IOS and MacOS devices without your tech support staff ever having to touch the device.  Learn how to take advantage of the hundreds of inventoried items, explore deployment options, and learn how to tackle security vulnerabilities and prevent unauthorized application installs.


Speakers
avatar for Tennyson Williams

Tennyson Williams

Systems and Database Administrator, Pittsburg State University
Systems and Database Administrator, Pittsburg State University


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Stouffer Lounge Memorial Union

3:30pm

On-Boarding and Off-Boarding, What's Your Process?

On-Boarding and Off-Boarding, What's Your Process?
Presented by: Mark Griffin & Michael Nease, Fort Hays State University -  John Kuefler, Pittsburg State University - Larry Hayes, Emporia State University - Brett Morrill, Wichita State University

Join us for a round table discussion about on-boarding and off-boarding procedures. Every school has their own process for on-boarding and off-boarding faculty and staff. How well does your process work?  How often do you have to deviate from the "normal" process? When do you create new technology accounts? Does your school provide access to the LMS system for new faculty prior to their actual start date?  Do you provide any other access prior to their actual start date? How are you notified of new hires? Do you receive last minute notifications? There are so many unique circumstances that can come up during this process.  This round table discussion will facilitate open collaboration and discussion on this topic.


Speakers
avatar for Mark Griffin

Mark Griffin

Chief Technology Officer, Fort Hays State University
LH

Larry Hayes

Emporia State University
JK

John Kuefler

Lead Architecture Developer, Pittsburg State University
BM

Brett Morrill

Wichita State University
MN

Michael Nease

Technology Services Enterprise Support Manager, Fort Hays State University


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom Memorial Union

3:30pm

Vendor Presentation: It’s ALL About the Data: Better IT Through Data Analysis and Management
The fundamental role of IT is to make business critical data accessible to users. In this presentation we will discuss strategies for IT professionals to drill down to their critical IT challenges by reinforcing the premise that “it’s ALL about the data”.  Considerations like compute, networking, storage or “On-Premise vs Cloud” conversations can be seen as the “plumbing” that gets data from point A to point B. By focusing on the real asset -- their data – IT professionals can develop strategies to manage their data to meet their business requirements. Once the data has been analyzed, “plumbing” options can be recommended and designed.

Speakers
DH

Dave Hiechel

President and CEO, Eagle Technologies

Sponsors
avatar for Eagle Technologies Inc.

Eagle Technologies Inc.

Eagle Technologies Inc.
With over 35 years in the industry, Eagle Technologies is a trusted advisor with expertise in data storage, data protection and data management. In addition to solution integration, Eagle also provides professional services, first level support and managed services including Eagl... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Pioneer Room Memorial Union

4:15pm

Break
Wednesday June 7, 2017 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Black and Gold Room Memorial Union

4:30pm

Connecting Security and Awareness at the Personal Level

Connecting Security and Awareness at the Personal Level
Presented by: Ryan Kurtenbach, Emporia State University

In August 2016, the Emporia State University IT Security team launched a new Security Awareness Campaign to address the growing number of phishing scams, compromised accounts, and other security related issues. We accomplished this by developing engaging promotional materials, offering an incentive for people to participate through activities and interactive events, and creating a baseline by formulating practical policies and guidelines for users. Our activities included informational sessions, interactive workshops, contests and social events.  During the course of our campaign, we realized the importance of relationships. People were much more receptive to our advice when we met them on a personal level, as opposed to telling them what they have to do.


Speakers
RK

Ryan Kurtenbach

Director of Network and Security Solutions, Emporia State University


Wednesday June 7, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Stouffer Lounge Memorial Union

4:30pm

Kick Your Project Teams Into High Gear with Office 365 Groups and Planner

Kick Your Project Teams Into High Gear with Office 365 Groups and Planner
Presented by: Charles Appelseth, Kansas State University

IT workers find themselves juggling many projects, tasks, and commitments. How do you keep track of it all? Office 365 Groups and Planner to the rescue.  Office 365 Groups and Planner includes many collaborative features that make it easier to get things done. In this presentation, we will cover features such as group-based email, collaborative file editing, sharing, and uses of OneNote. We will also share use case studies from higher education as well as how these tools can be used in research, instruction, and other forms of collaborative work.


Speakers
CA

Charles Appelseth

IT Coordinator, Kansas State University


Wednesday June 7, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Ballroom Memorial Union

4:30pm

What's After VDI? - The "PSU App Store" Pilot

What's After VDI? - The "PSU App Store" Pilot
Presented by: Tim Pearson, Pittsburg State University

What if most of your VDI infrastructure could be replaced by a simple "App Store" download server and a licensing server - allowing students to run University apps from their own devices, and controlling who runs what, from where, and when?  What if you could use this same technology to turn general purpose computer labs into specialty labs - and vice versa?  PSU is piloting just such a solution.  This presentation will explain the technology in detail and provide live examples.


Speakers
TP

Tim Pearson

Asst. Director - Office of Information Services, Pittsburg State University


Wednesday June 7, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Trails Room Memorial Union

4:30pm

Vendor Presentation: Ensuring Safety and Asset Protection

Gallagher’s security solution offers educational institutions around the world a combination of enhanced operational efficiency and cost savings. Gallagher Command Centre’s software provides powerful, versatile, and unique business value features that enable our ability to interface with students and staff administration systems. This gives schools a single point of truth in automating the cardholder’s access privileges for site access on campus and student accommodation.

Integration with Syllabus Plus enables automation in the scheduling and booking of resources and equipment through Gallagher Command Centre to synchronize access control system with class time-tables, and subsequently manage room resources by automatically unlocking doors. Gallagher’s powerful solution helps schools reduce keys, increase security and accountability, as well as, improve financial savings. 


Sponsors
avatar for Gallagher North America

Gallagher North America

Gallagher North America
Gallagher is a global technology company that develops and delivers intuitive, intelligent and innovative protection solutions that integrate seamlessly with customer’s business management systems. A technology leader in both access control and perimeter protection, Gallagher’s security solutions are in use with national and local government, mining, military, commercial, industrial, healthcare, transportation and academic organizations in more than 100 countries. Gallagher delivers fully integrated electronic access control, intruder alarms management and perimeter security through a single scalable integration platform... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Pioneer Room Memorial Union

5:15pm

Free Time/Lodging Check-in
Wednesday June 7, 2017 5:15pm - 6:30pm
N/A

5:30pm

Optional Tour: Downtown Hays
Sara Bloom, Director of the Downtown Hays Development Center will be providing a tour of Downtown Hays. The tour will showcase many of our unique shopping boutiques in downtown Hays, as well as provide some historical information. The tour will end at the Golden Q, where we will be having our dinner buffet.  http://www.downtownhays.com 
 
Meet in front of the Golden Q at 5:30 PM (2 Blocks East of Campus)
Golden Q – 809 Ash, Hays, KS – Directions


Wednesday June 7, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Golden Q 809 Ash St., Hays, KS 67601

6:30pm

Dinner and Social
Wednesday, June 7th
Golden Q – 809 Ash, Hays, KS – Directions
6:00  – The back room is reserved for CHECK attendees until close.
6:30 to 8:00 – Dinner Buffet (Hamburgers, Chicken Strips, Fries, Tots, Salad and more!


Wednesday June 7, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Golden Q 809 Ash St., Hays, KS 67601
 
Thursday, June 8
 

7:30am

Light Breakfast/Coffee
Thursday June 8, 2017 7:30am - 8:15am
Black and Gold Room Memorial Union

8:15am

A "Shocker" Fast Roll Out of PPM and ITSM

A "Shocker" Fast Roll Out of PPM and ITSM
Presented by: Anita Barrett, Wichita State University

Bringing PPM and ITSM Concepts, processes and tools to WSU: Successes and current challenges.  Phase I and II of TeamDynamix back to back go lives rollout, June Project Management and August Ticketing System.  Recorded project volume increased by 30% at least, volume of tickets captured by 100%, decreased by 75% the hours spent reviewing what everyone was doing.  All projects have project charters and are fully staffed before beginning, so the projects are easier to manage as there are clear expectations and the team is trained and ready to roll!


Speakers
AB

Anita Barrett

Director of ITS Project Management, Wichita State University


Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 9:00am
Stouffer Lounge Memorial Union

8:15am

Managing Shadow IT

Managing Shadow IT
Presented by: John Williams, City of Lawrence, KS

Managing IT in a publicly funded organization can be a daunting task.  With an IT budget spread across 40 different accounts from 11 different departments; managing technology related projects and expenditures at the City of Lawrence had become seemingly impossible.  All too often involvement with IT only happened when it became absolutely necessary.  In our organization, I have proposed a new approach called "Shadow IT management"; an approach in which we stop trying to "control progress" being made by other departments, and instead enable action by communication, certification, and cooperation.  We have outlined a cooperative approach with the other departments that enables them to leverage technology in their favor, WITHOUT crippling the organization with inefficient or unsafe IT practices.


Speakers
avatar for John Williams

John Williams

Technical Services Manager, City of Lawrence, KS


Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 9:00am
Trails Room Memorial Union

8:15am

Student Driven Wildcat IT Support Help Desk

Student Driven Wildcat IT Support Help Desk
Presented by: Waldo Berry and Fred Darkow, Kansas State University

Kansas State University has had several iterations of a campus IT Help Desk.  The current structure is the result of the consolidation of multiple units into a centralized campus support model.  This presentation covers three crucial aspects of building and operating a highly professional student based IT Help Desk.  First, we will discuss how effective student hiring, training, and development creates a strong foundation of Tier 1 support. Second, we will discuss the scope of support at the K-State IT Help Desk as the first point of contact for all IT needs for students, faculty, and staff. Finally, we will discuss our resource utilization, employing various aspects of ServiceNow for reporting and tracking.

Speakers
WB

Waldo Berry

IT Help Desk Coordinator and Operations Manager, Kansas State University
FD

Fred Darkow

IT Help Desk Training Coordinator, Kansas State University


Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 9:00am
Ballroom Memorial Union

8:15am

Vendor Presentation: Amazon Web Services - Essential Concepts To Get Your Cloud Ambitions Off the Ground

What is cloud computing and how does it work?
Why are organizations choosing AWS?
What are some general concepts you need to know about Amazon Web Services?
  - AWS Foundational Services: EC2, VPC, S3, EBS
  - AWS Security, Identity, and Access Management: IAM
  - AWS Databases: RDS, DynamoDB
  - AWS Management Tools: Auto Scaling, CloudWatch, Elastic Load Balancing, Trusted Advisor

How are organizations getting started with AWS?
  - Over 25 - 10 minute tutorials to get you and your college on its way with AWS!


Sponsors
avatar for Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services
Whether you are starting your cloud journey or you have a cloud first strategy, AWS has a solution to help facilitate teaching and learning, launch student analytics initiatives, and manage IT operations. AWS delivers a set of computer, storage, database, analytics, application a... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 8:15am - 9:00am
Pioneer Room Memorial Union

9:00am

Break
Thursday June 8, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
Black and Gold Room Memorial Union

9:15am

Ilos for Video Production and Faculty Development

Ilos for Video Production and Faculty Development
Presented by: Nathan Riedel, Fort Hays State University

FHSU's video production platform, “ilos” can be used to create, curate and distribute videos with unbelievable ease.  Learn how FHSU has coupled ilos with the Learning Technologies knowledge base to assist faculty in developing more efficient and engaging courses.  Attendees will be given a standard ilos demonstration covering 1) the process of setting up the ilos video recorder and recording a video, 2) the several options within the ilos video portal: sharing, editing, bookmarking, closed caption requests, etc., 3) video organization and distribution, and 4) ilos guest options. After demonstrating how to effortlessly record videos, attendees will then see how ilos has been used with the Learning Technologies knowledge base to create a Kahn Academy style video repository. 


Speakers
avatar for Nathan Riedel

Nathan Riedel

Learning Media Coordinator, Fort Hays State University
Video, LTI Building Blocks, Learning Technologies, Pedagogical Theory, Higher Education


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:15am - 10:00am
Trails Room Memorial Union

9:15am

Ransomware Redemption, and How a Small IT Staff Survived the Storm

Ransomware Redemption, and How a Small IT Staff Survived the Storm
Presented by: J.J. Widener, Seward County Community College

This is a personal account of a ransomware attack that happened on our campus, and what our IT team did to overcome the attack.  Learn how a small community college in Kansas survived one of the worst ransomware attacks reported by the KCCIT (Kansas Community Colleges Information Technology) group. The ransomware attack started from a .zip file that was opened by not just one employee, but seven, in one day. This session will define the security methods that we had in place, and those that we didn't. It will also provide an insight into the technology we used to recover all of the data on our file server. All data on the desktops were lost, unless stored on a network file share. This session will provide highly technical information, and also beginner level information for everyone. Learn the steps needed to start an Information Security Program on your campus, and to get buy in from all employees.


Speakers
avatar for J.J. Widener

J.J. Widener

CIO, Seward County Community College
Chief Information Officer - CISSP | Information Security is my passion, and I love learning about new technology. | I am sitting for my CISM exam on May 24th.


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:15am - 10:00am
Stouffer Lounge Memorial Union

9:15am

Training That Works! Building a Training Model That Promotes Teamwork, Communication and Continual Support

Training That Works! Building a Training Model That Promotes Teamwork, Communication and Continual Support
Presented by: Becky Qualls, Pittsburg State University

Implementing and integrating systems that require new processes and technology can produce frustration for both content experts and clients. Identifying core users and developing continual learning groups is key to successful integration and continuing support.  Creating expertise in the client base and offering continual user groups help create this success by offering varying communication tools and methods, which can access multiple venues for support. This model served Pittsburg State well during our recent ERP implementation. This session provides a format for developing this process that will 1) create training sessions that are effective and focused, 2) build a support base that will assist in troubleshooting and assistance to all customers, and 3) provide continuing, constant communication that helps foster team mentality.  


Speakers
BQ

Becky Qualls

Asst. Director of Campus Services, Pittsburg State University


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:15am - 10:00am
Ballroom Memorial Union

9:15am

Vendor Presentation: AOS and Microsoft – Better Together for Education
Join AOS and Microsoft as they discuss their partnership and how they are helping higher education embrace the paradigm shift to cloud.  Learn about the latest trends in higher education and how Microsoft and AOS can help implement the technologies your organization can use to increase productivity, mobility, collaboration, and security while simplifying administration and without compromising the end-user experience. 

Sponsors
avatar for Alexander Open Systems

Alexander Open Systems

Alexander Open Systems
Since 1992, AOS has strived to fulfill our mission statement of: ‘providing superior technical services and products for converged-network solutions through highly competent, responsive and professional customer service.' AOS specializes in consulting, architecture, implementation and support of an expansive portfolio of solutions and we employ some of the most highly-certified and experienced Account Managers, Design Architects and Systems Engineers in our respective... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:15am - 10:00am
Pioneer Room Memorial Union

10:00am

Break
Thursday June 8, 2017 10:00am - 10:15am
Black and Gold Room Memorial Union

10:15am

Effectively Record a Zoom Presentation

Effectively record a Zoom presentation
Presented by: David Dunn, Kansas State University

Do you use Zoom to collaborate with your peers or clients? Have you ever wished you could keep a copy of a session for others to view later?  Have you tried to record a session, but were unable to get the audio, video or screen sharing to work just right?  I will show the equipment I use, the steps I take and the pitfalls I have fallen into while doing just these things.  My goal is to enable you to make quality recordings of your Zoom presentations so your viewers can see and hear the presenter as well as if they were originally present.


Speakers
avatar for David Dunn

David Dunn

Client Services/Information Technology Consultant, Kansas State University
Technology Support Specialist for Western Ks Extension, Kansas State University/ITAC


Thursday June 8, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
Trails Room Memorial Union

10:15am

The Journey to Migrate Banner to Ellucian Hosted Services in AWS

The Journey to Migrate Banner to Ellucian Hosted Services in AWS
Presented by: Matthew Holmes, Johnson County Community College

Hear about the journey to migrate over 70 servers, 90 plus integration points, and dozens of applications from an on premise Banner install to Ellucian's Application Hosted Services (AHS) in Amazon Web Services. The Banner ERP environment at JCCC has been through many changes in the last 20 years. The Banner systems started with IBM RS6000 running AIX in the 90’s, migrated to SUN SPARC and Solaris in the early 2000’s, then finally completing 100% virtualization on premise of all Windows and Linux servers in November 2015. The migration to the hosted environment was completed in 2016. Learn how IS staff workloads are changing and how we work with the vendor to support the Banner environment at JCCC.


Speakers
avatar for Matthew Holmes

Matthew Holmes

Director, Network & Data Center Operations, Johnson County Community College
Network & Data Center Operations, Johnson County Community College



Thursday June 8, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
Stouffer Lounge Memorial Union

10:15am

TigerTech Rock Stars!

TigerTech Rock Stars!
Presented by: Michael Nease and Michelle Schlyer, Fort Hays State University

Being a smaller university gives Fort Hays some interesting support opportunities.  After a significant restructuring of Technology Services in Fall 2015, we have created, TigerTech, a unique support structure that offers personal service ranging from phone directory assistance and general information to technical computer support.  You will see how we merged three separate departments into one, and how it has worked for us so far.  Our team of 20+ students and 9 full timers mostly reside in a convenient office suite with a lobby to assist walk-ins. TigerTech is the first point of contact for students, visitors, faculty, and staff to address all sorts of questions from navigation of various FHSU systems, classroom A/V support, and more!


Speakers
MN

Michael Nease

Technology Services Enterprise Support Manager, Fort Hays State University
MS

Michelle Schlyer

Fort Hays State University


Thursday June 8, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
Ballroom Memorial Union

10:15am

Vendor Presentation: FHSU’s Workday Journey: From Dark Ages Technology to 21st Century Cloud Convenience
Fort Hays State University has chosen Workday for a full platform deployment, and is live with HCM, Finance, Student Recruiting, and Admissions. Next up: deployment of the remaining Student modules, which will replace legacy systems that have existed well over 30 years! Find out how Workday has enabled FHSU for 21st century success, as well as where we have been, where we are, and where we are going, together with Workday! Join us on FHSU’s Workday Journey – it’s bound to be an interesting trip!

Sponsors
avatar for Collaborative Solutions

Collaborative Solutions

Collaborative Solutions
Collaborative Solutions is a leading global Finance and HR Transformation consultancy that leverages world-class cloud solutions to help deliver successful outcomes for its customers. As one of the longest-tenured consulting partners with Workday, Collaborative Solutions has a 98... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
Pioneer Room Memorial Union

11:00am

Vendor Exhibits and Break
Thursday June 8, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Black and Gold Room Memorial Union

11:30am

Closing Remarks, Raffle Drawings, and Lunch Buffet
Closing remarks, raffle drawings, and lunch buffet!

Lunch:
Pasta Buffet: Build your own pasta dish!

Raffle Prizes:
  • Bluetooth Speaker – Qty 3
  • Laptop Backpack – Qty 3
  • Wireless Headphones – Qty 3
  • Portable Power Bank – Qty 3
  • Action Camera – Sponsored by ServiceNow
  • Amazon Echo – Sponsored by Alexander Open Systems
  • $50 Amazon Gift Card – Sponsored by Centriq Training
  • $250 Amazon Gift Card – Sponsored by DriveSavers Data Recovery
  • Amazon Echo – Sponsored by ilos Videos
  • $50 B&H Photo Video Gift Card – Sponsored by B&H Photo Video
  • Large Format Display – Sponsored by CDW-G
  • Backpack – Sponsored by Gallagher North America
  • Education Technology Assessment (worth over $5,000) – Sponsored by Konica Minolta / All Covered
  • Drone – Sponsored by NexTech
  • Millennium Falcon Lego Set – Sponsored by Software2
  • Qty 2 – 1 year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud – Sponsored by Adobe

 

Thursday June 8, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Ballroom Memorial Union

1:00pm

Optional Tour: FHSU Wind Turbines
Take a tour of FHSU’s wind turbines. These wind turbines provide energy directly to the FHSU campus, and their combined energy output covers roughly 97% of energy consumption on campus. We'll take a bus to the wind turbine site, where you'll get to see the wind turbines up close and learn more about how they work.  Then, we'll come back to campus and take a look at the Aker's Energy Center, where you'll get to view the switch gear and learn about how the energy is monitored. 

Meet in the Sunset Lounge of the Memorial Union at 1:00 PM (by the registration table).  We'll load the buses and head out to the wind turbine site from there.


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sunset Lounge Memorial Union