Ohio Higher Education Computing Council

Annual Conference
Transforming Technology Experience

May 17-19, 2017

The Ohio State University is excited to welcome the Ohio Higher Education Computing Council (OHECC) to our campus in spring 2017! The purpose of OHECC is to foster communication among higher education IT professionals across the state. In past conferences, we have communicated and shared ideas, created statewide problem solving committees, negotiated statewide contracts where all schools enjoyed buying discounts, and created ongoing relationships between IT professionals. This tradition of collaboration and building relationships continues today with OHECC 2017 and is expected to grow as we move forward into the future of technology together. 

General Information

In keeping with this year’s theme, the OHECC conference app (Guidebook) will be used extensively to provide up-to-date conference information for attendees, presenters and sponsors. Important notifications will also be shared through Guidebook’s notification feature.

Getting the Guidebook

We encourage everyone to get the Guidebook app ahead of the OHECC 2017 for up-to-date information about conference sponsors, speakers, sessions and more.

Smartphone or Tablet (iOS and Android)

  • Download 'Guidebook' from the Apple App Store or the Android Marketplace
  • Once downloaded, search for guide “OHECC 2017”
  • Take a look around to get acquainted with the different sections of Guidebook

Any device with a web browser

  • Open your device’s web browser and navigate to https://guidebook.com/guide/91171/                  
  • Be sure to bookmark this page
  • Take a look around to get acquainted with the different sections of Guidebook

In addition, our conference coordinator will try to answer your inquiries about the conference:

Amber Lovett (OHECC Coordinator)
Program Director, Conference & Event Services
University of Cincinnati
(513) 558-8489
amber.lovett@uc.edu


Wireless Access

Conference attendees and sponsors will have complementary wireless access when using one of these wireless networks available in the Ohio Union:

We ask that any portable hotspots or wireless access points not be turned on during the conference, including those hosted by phones, tablets, or laptops, as they will interfere with the provided wireless network and could impact performance for all OHECC attendees. If you have a specific need for these, please contact us.

2017 Participant Registration

OHECC 2017 Registration Dates

Standard Registration is now open!
Late Registration Begins: Friday, April 28

Registration Fees

Standard Registration (on or before 4/27/2017) 

$175

Standard Late Registration (4/28/2017 and after)

$200

Single Day Registration

$115


Cancellation Policy

Conference fees include meals, refreshments, conference materials, and access to all sessions. Attendees who wish to cancel must do so on or before Thursday, April 27, 2017 to receive a refund. No refunds will be given after Friday, April 28, 2017.


Register Here!

Note: Conference registration is hosted through the University of Cincinnati Conference and Event Services.

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Submit a Proposal

Call for Proposals

The Ohio Higher Education Computing Council (OHECC) fosters communication between higher education IT professionals across the state. Our annual conference is an opportunity for colleges and universities to share IT strategies that work so ideas can be transferred to other campuses to improve education for students across Ohio and beyond.

The 2017 OHECC Conference theme is "Transforming Technology Experience."

We are accepting proposals for presentation topics for the May 2017 conference until Friday, March 24, 2017. We will evaluate proposals and notify presenters in mid-April.

If you have questions, contact:

Amber Lovett (OHECC Coordinator)
Program Director, Conference & Event Services
University of Cincinnati
(513) 558-8489
amber.lovett@uc.edu 


2017 OHECC Conference Tracks

OHECC conference attendees are interested in success stories that can demonstrate how they can add value, help them overcome obstacles or assist in successfully implementing major or transformative change at their institutions.

For this year’s conference, we are seeking presentation proposals that address one or more of these tracks:

OHECC conference attendees are interested in success stories that can demonstrate how they can add value, help them overcome obstacles or assist in successfully implementing major or transformative change at their institutions

For this year’s conference, we are seeking presentation proposals that address one or more of these tracks:

  • Mobile First – Technologies, programs or ideas implemented (or in progress) that embrace mobile devices as the primary way people interact or provide a seamless mobile experience on and away from campus.
  • Analytics – Technologies, programs or ideas implemented (or in progress) around data and creative uses for strategic and operational decisions.
  • Empowering Teaching Innovation – Technologies, programs or ideas implemented (or in progress) that leverage technology solutions and tools to advance adoption of technology-empowered courses and program delivery models in academic areas.
  • Advancing Research – Technologies, programs or ideas implemented (or in progress) that use technology solutions to enhance research and attract top researcher talent.
  • LeanIT - Technologies, programs or ideas implemented (or in progress) that have helped to reduce waste, variability, and inflexibility in service delivery or major business processes, or has made the use of technology easier for end users.
  • Effective Risk Management – Technologies, programs or ideas implemented (or in progress) that help ensure compliance with regulations, information integrity, confidentiality and availability.
  • Developing Talent – Technologies, programs or ideas implemented (or in progress) that continually cultivate knowledge and skillsets of IT staff to deliver innovative technology solutions.


Session Formats

Standard Presentation Session (1-2 people)
A focused, interactive session is encouraged. It should include clear objectives and learning outcomes for the audience.

Standard Presentation Session with Vendor (1-3 people)
These sessions are similar to the standard presentation but will include speakers from a college/university and a vendor discussing work on which they have collaborated. Note that the college/university must actually submit the proposal and submissions with the vendor listed as the lead presenter or the proposal will not be accepted.

Panel Session (3 people)
Rather than a series of short, individual presentations, panel sessions should be genuinely interactive among the panelists, and between the panelists and the audience. The panelists can develop different perspectives or discuss various aspects of the topic.

Roundtable Sessions
Roundtable discussions will be moderated on predetermined topics.


Requirements

Abstract text must be 100 words or less.


Deadlines

NOW CLOSED - March 24, 2017: Contributed Paper, Panel Session, Preconference, and Workshop proposals due
Mid-April: Evaluation of proposal and notifications completed

The call for proposals period has ended. Proposals submitted are currently under review.

Evaluation of Proposals

A minimum of two OHECC steering committee members will review each proposal and will recommend one of the following options: 1) acceptance 2) revision 3) rejection. The reviewers will provide feedback to rejected proposals.

The reviewers will examine and evaluate proposals in these areas:

  • Clear connection between the title of the session and its content (titles should be less than 10 words, written to compel and attract an interdisciplinary audience and to align with our session content)
  • Significance and relevance of the theme of this conference
  • Clarity and value of the objectives for the session
  • Expressed learning outcomes for attendees
     

Acceptance of Proposals

The presenters of all accepted proposals are required to confirm their attendance and pay for conference registration no later than Friday, April 21, 2017. Note that presenters are responsible for their own conference registration fee, travel, and lodging.

We will use the copy of your proposal to create the abstracts that will be used in the conference app, also known as, Guidebook, and in other conference materials. Therefore, it is very important that presenters give careful consideration to the information included in the original submission. We reserve the right to edit copy if space limitations apply.

Presenters are asked to fully participate in the entire conference and attend sessions and events.

Presenters whose registration fee is not received by Friday, April 21, 2017 may be deleted from the conference schedule of sessions and program information. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities and table assignments are limited and filled on a first come, first serve basis. Sponsorship levels include:

Platinum Premier Sponsor - $5,000

  • General session recognition
  • Sponsors List in conference app
  • Banner ad rotation in conference app
  • Sponsor Level List on conference web site
  • Sponsor Level List provided in attendee bags
  • Showcase Spotlight during sponsor showcase
  • Prominent location at showcase venue
  • Two complimentary full conference registrations
  • Exhibit Table - One 6' table, Two chairs
  • Two corporate attendees per booth staff

Platinum Premier Sponsors also have the choice of
sponsoring one of the following events:

 

 

 

  • Daily Breakfast (3)
  • Daily Lunch (2)
  • Daily Dinner (2)
  • Wednesday Reception

 

Gold Reserve Sponsor - $3,000

  • Sponsors List in conference app
  • Sponsor Level list on conference web site
  • Sponsor Level List provided in attendee bags
  • Two complimentary full conference registrations
  • Exhibit Table - One 6' table, Two chairs
  • Two corporate attendees per booth staff

Gold Reserve Sponsor​s also have the choice of
ponsoring one of the following events:

 

  • Daily Breaks (4)
  • Thursday Reception

 

Silver Sponsor - $1,500

  • Sponsors List in conference app
  • Sponsor List on conference web site
  • Sponsor Level List provided in attendee bags
  • Two complimentary full conference registrations
  • Exhibit Table - One 6' table, Two chairs
  • Two corporate attendees per booth staff

 

Sponsor Showcase

Based on previous sponsor feedback for a shorter, dedicated sponsor showcase, we have exclusively scheduled the Sponsor Showcase and Reception from 3–5 p.m. on Thursday. No sessions will be scheduled during this time to encourage attendees to participate.Based on previous sponsor feedback for a shorter, dedicated sponsor showcase, we have exclusively scheduled the Sponsor Showcase and Reception from 3–5 p.m. on Thursday, May 18. No sessions will be scheduled during this time to encourage attendees to participate.

 

Sponsorship Registration

Register as a sponsor here:

Register


Logo and Company Description Submission

Logo Specs for conference web site and app:

  • (All Sponsor Levels) 640 px wide by 240 px tall .jpg or .png format
  • (All Sponsor Levels) 240 px wide by 240 px tall .jpg or .png format

Logo Submission: Please forward an electronic copy of your logo in the dimensions stated above to amber.lovett@uc.edu.

Company Descriptions: Submit a brief company description that is no longer than 255 characters (including spaces) to amber.lovett@uc.edu.

Please use your company name in all files submitted.

Location and Lodging

Conference Location

Ohio Union
1739 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43210

http://ohiounion.com/visit_the_union/building_map

Ohio State Employees with CampusParc Garage Permits: During the conference, the Ohio Union North Garage is closed to facilitate concrete restoration of the parking decks, ramps, and structure. During the closure, alternate parking is available in Gateway, 11th Avenue and Arps Garages. Please note the Ohio Union South Garage is for visitors only. 


Lodging

The conference has two room blocks at the following locations. Please make sure to register for the conference first, and book your rooms as soon as possible (before May 1) to get the OHECC discounted rate of $129.99++. All cancellations must be made 96 hours prior to your arrival date to receive a refund.

Staybridge Suites at the Ohio State University
3125 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43202
(614) 262-6900

Holiday Inn Express Suites at the Ohio State University
3045 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43202
(614) 447-1212

Both hotels offer full complimentary breakfast (for those who need to eat earlier than the scheduled conference breakfasts), complimentary shuttle service to the Ohio Union (in case you miss the group shuttle) and complimentary self-parking.

++When calling to book your hotel reservation, please reference OHECC 2017 to get the discounted rate.  

State Tax Exemption Form
If you are exempt from State Tax, please remember to bring a copy of your state tax exemption form with you to the hotel. The state exemption must be paid with the same card or check tied to the exemption form. No personal cards may be used according to regulations in order to receive the exempt status.

Agenda

Wednesday, May 17

TIME

SESSION

LOCATION

8 a.m.

Registration opens

East Ballroom, level 2

10 a.m. – noon

IUC CIO meeting

Brutus Buckeye Room, level 3

Noon – 1:45 p.m.

Opening lunch and CIO panel

East Ballroom, level 2

2– 2:50 p.m.

Breakout Session 1

 

 

 
  • EFFECTIVE RISK MANAGEMENT: Collect It, Share It, Secure It – Build a Secure Research Environment and They Will Come - Case Western Reserve University
Tanya Rutner Room
 
  • EFFECTIVE RISK MANAGEMENT: Consolidating Monitoring to Decrease Risk and Save Time with SolarWinds - Kent State University
Suzanne Scharer Room
 
  • EMPOWER TEACHING & LEARNING: Kaltura Onboard video migration and API usage - Kent State University
Barbie Tootle Room
 
  • LEAN IT: Migration of Data Center to State of Ohio Computer Center - Ohio State University
Rosa Ailabouni Room
 
  • LEAN IT: Improved Value Through Formalized Database Platform as a Service - Ohio State University
Hays Cape Room
 
  • LEAN IT: Moving to a wireless only office (How to not trip over all the cables you just unplugged) - Ohio State University
Cartoon Room 1
 
  • GENERAL: Smart Campus: Creating the Wave the Future of Secondary Education Will Ride - CBTS
Cartoon Room 2

3 – 3:50 p.m.

Breakout Session 2

 

 
  • ADVANCE RESEARCH: Fostering use of high-speed networks, HPCs, and ScienceDMZs for research - University of Cincinnati, Case Western Reserve and OARnet
Barbie Tootle Room
 
  • ANALYTICS: Designing a Cloud Data Warehouse Architecture – Ohio State University and KPI Partners
Cartoon Room 1
 
  • EFFECTIVE RISK MANAGEMENT: Digital Accessibility: Transforming from a Reactive to Proactive Practice – Ohio State University
Tanya Rutner Room
 
  • EMPOWER TEACHING AND LEARNING: Establishing a Statewide Captioning Consortium - University of Cincinnati
Cartoon Room 2
 
  • LEAN IT: Service Design Process Ensures Consistent, Streamlined results – Ohio State University
Hays Cape Room
 
  • LEAN IT: Working across departments to automatically assign students to a class - Miami University
Rosa Ailabouni Room
 
  • MOBILE FIRST: Providing Historical User Tracking on Wireless - University of Cincinnati
Suzanne Scharer Room

4:00 – 10:00pm

Columbus Clippers baseball game

Huntington Park

Thursday, May 18

TIME

SESSION

LOCATION

8 a.m.

Registration opens

East Ballroom, level 2

8 – 9 a.m.

Continental breakfast

East Ballroom, level 2

8:15 – 9:45 a.m.

Internet2 meeting

Brutus Buckeye Room, level 3

9 – 9:50 a.m.

Breakout Session 3

 

 
  • EFFECTIVE RISK MANAGEMENT: Why Threat Analytics are Important! - AT&T
Barbie Tootle Room
 
  • EFFECTIVE RISK MANAGEMENT: Risk Management and the CMDB – Ohio State University
Tanya Rutner Room
 
  • LEAN IT: Planning for a Comprehensive Cloud ERP Implementation – Ohio State University, Navigator Management Partners and Workday
Cartoon Room 1
 
  • LEAN IT: Streamlining User Support - Kent State University
Hays Cape Room
 
  • LEAN IT: Agile Middleware Transformation – Ohio State University
Rosa Ailabouni Room
 
  • LEAN IT: IT Communications: Why is this so hard? - Miami University
Cartoon Room 2
 
  • MOBILE FIRST: Group Collaboration Made Easy! - Sinclair Community College
Suzanne Scharer Room

10 a.m. – noon

OARnet meeting

Senate Chamber, level 2

10 – 10:50 a.m.

Breakout Session 4

 

 
  • ADVANCE RESEARCH: FISMA: What is it and how it affects higher education - University of Cincinnati
Rosa Ailabouni Room
 
  • ANALYTICS: 3rd Industrial Revolution Business Intelligence Cycle - CDW
Tanya Rutner Room
 
  • DEVELOP TALENT: Cultivating and Retaining Ohio's Top Talent – Columbus State Community College, Ohio State University and Cornerstone
Barbie Tootle Room
 
  • EMPOWER TEACHING AND LEARNING: There is no Spoon – OSU Wexner Medical Center and VenTech
Suzanne Scharer Room
 
  • LEAN IT: IT Service Management, Enterprise Architecture, and Miami's ERP Transformation - Miami University
Hays Cape Room
 
  • LEAN IT: All-In with Cloud – HCM, ERP and Planning Budgeting on Single Unified Cloud Platform – Shawnee State University and DriveStream
Cartoon Room 1
 
  • MOBILE FIRST: OhioFirst.Net National Public Safety Broadband Network: Mobile Technology for First Responders and Future Users – State of Ohio DAS
Cartoon Room 2

11 – 11:50 a.m.

Track Meet Ups

These 50-minute interactive sessions are semi-unstructured discussions. These sessions provide an opportunity for conference participants to meet, network and discuss relevant ideas and challenges specific to the tracks listed below. To participate, choose any track of interest, meet in the room location listed, and join the conversation.

 

 
  • Teaching & Learning Meet Up    
Tanya Rutner Room
 
  • Analytics Meet Up
Suznne Scharer Room
 
  • Talent Development Meet Up                                    

Rosa Ailabouni Room

 
  • LeanIT Meet Up                                                                

Cartoon Room 1

 
  • Research Meet Up                                                                           

Hays Cape Room

 
  • Risk Management Meet Up                                                         

Barbie Tootle Room

 
  • Mobile First Meet Up
Cartoon Room 2

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch 

East Ballroom, level 2

2 –  3 p.m.

IUC-Software Licensing Contract Committee Meeting

Cartoon Room 2

2 – 2:50 p.m.

Breakout Session 5

 

 
  • ADVANCE RESEARCH: How to attain a reliable and collaborative IT infrastructure - Nexsan
Rosa Ailabouni Room
 
  • EFFECTIVE RISK MANAGEMENT: Information Security Risk – Where Do You Start? - University of Cincinnati

Tanya Rutner Room

 
  • EMPOWER TEACHING AND LEARNING: Transformational thinking for student success - Dell EMC
Barbie Tootle Room
 
  • LEAN IT: Safety, Security, and Lean IT – Identity Management Impacts from emergency notifications to password change – Ohio State University
Suzanne Scharer Room
 
  • MOBILE FIRST: High Impact Outreach and Retention for Higher Education: Igniting Enrollment and Student Success - Oracle and Shawnee State University
Hays Cape Room
 
  • GENERAL: Membership Model and NET+ for Internet2 Members and Non-Members - Internet2

Cartoon Room 1

3 – 5 p.m.

Vendor showcase

West Ballroom, level 2

5 – 10 p.m.

Picnic and activities
Note: Please wear/display your OHECC name badges at the entrance to the picnic.

Fred Beekman Park

Friday, May 19

TIME

SESSION

LOCATION

8 a.m.

Registration opens

Great Hall Art Gallery, Level 1

8 – 9 a.m.

Continental breakfast

Great Hall Meeting Room, level 1

9 – 9:50 a.m.

Breakout Session 6

 

 

 
  • DATA & ANALYTICS: Key Predictions and Real-World Examples of Information in Action –Gartner
Rosa Ailabouni Room
 
  • EFFECTIVE RISK MANAGEMENT: SOC II Reports for Evaluating Risk of Hosted Services - Youngstown State University
Tanya Rutner Room
 
  • EFFECTIVE RISK MANAGEMENT: Outcome-based Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity – StorageCraft
Barbie Tootle Room
 
  • EMPOWER TEACHING AND LEARNING: Collaborative Classroom Changing Education - Kramer US
Suzanne Scharer Room
 
  • LEAN IT: Rapid Deployment of Microservices Using Apache & Docker – Ohio State University
Hays Cape Room
 
  • LEAN IT: Oracle’s Public Cloud is the key to empowering Higher Educations to meet their Core business objective, Student Success! - Oracle
Cartoon Room 1

9 – 10:50 a.m.

OHECC Steering Committee meeting

Brutus Buckeye Room, level 3

10 – 10:50 a.m.

Breakout Session 7

 

 
  • EFFECTIVE RISK MANAGEMENT: Leveraging standards to improve Intranet security and to help secure the IoT – Avaya
Rosa Ailabouni Room
 
  • EFFECTIVE RISK MANAGEMENT: Exploring the Dangers of Security Standards: A SecOps Perspective – Ohio State University
Tanya Rutner Room
 
  • LEAN IT: Home-grown Lean Tracking System - Miami University
Barbie Tootle Room
 
  • LEAN IT: Integrating Web Applications with Apache Web Server - University of Cincinnati
Suzanne Scharer Room

11 a.m. – Noon

Closing remarks and boxed lunch

Great Hall Meeting Room, level 1

 

Planning and Steering Committees

2017 Planning Committee

  • Chair: Glenna Zofcin

  • Co-chair: Tracey Richardson


University of Cincinnati Conference and Event Services

  • Amber Lovett


OHECC Steering Committee

The Ohio State University - Tracey Richardson, Senior Director, Service Management Officer | Glenna Zofcin, Administrative Project Coordinator

Cleveland State University - William Shepard, Director, Operations and Technical Support | Larry Warf, Manager, Technical Support

Kent State University - Jay Frye, Director, Service Management

Miami University - Randy Hollowell, Senior Communication and Web Coordinator

Shawnee State University - Dan White, User Support Manager

University of Akron - Neal L’Amoreaux, Manager, Enterprise Operations

University of Cincinnati - Greg Fish, Information Technology Manager, UCIT Server & Storage Administration

University of Toledo - Mike Lowry, Manager, Information Security

Wright State University - Rich Hadden, Network Design Architect II

Youngstown State University - Mary Noble, Systems Analyst

 

Platinum Premium Sponsors

Netapp Logo Service Now Logo Workday Logo

Gold Reserve Sponsors

AT&T Logo Carahsoft Logo CBTS Logo CentraComm Logo Ciber Logo Cisco Logo Microsoft Logo Nutanix Logo Oracle Logo

Silver Sponsors

APC by Schneider Electric Logo Aruba a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company LogoAVI SPL Logo Bomgar Logo Brown Enterprise Solutions Logo Cambridge Computer Services Logo Camcor Inc Logo CDWG Logo Chi Corporation Logo Cornerstone OnDemand Logo Crowdstrike Logo Cylance Logo Datrium Logo Dell EMC Logo Drivestream Logo Equidox by Onix Logo Extreme Networks Logo F5 Networks Logo Fire Eye Logo Independents Fiber Network Logo Ivanti Logo Jamf Logo Mojo Networks Logo Navigator Management Partners Logo OhioFirst.Net Logo Polycom Logo Pomeroy Logo Presidio Logo Provideo Logo SHI Logo Splunk Logo Storage Craft Logo TeamDynamix Logo Vertiv Logo