Resume/CV

Chad J. Kainz

Personally driven by a philosophy of “people first, technology second,” I connect vision, strategy, leadership and innovation to define and create what’s possible — whether readying an organization for the transformation that will result from an ERP deployment, rethinking ways to improve access to education through technology or developing protocols to apply competencies to unmanned spaceflight. I am passionate about discovery and learning, and seek ways to develop people and organizations to face unforeseen challenges and disruptions with the confidence to work through and partner with others to find paths to success.

Career Highlights

  • Initiating corporate and higher education digital transformation efforts that combine an ERP/Workday investment with strategic objectives and C-suite/executive level priorities to achieve measurable outcomes and value.
  • Crafting a learning design and competency framework protocol for NASA/JPL tailored to just-in-time learning, unmanned spaceflight and the Mars 2020 (Perseverance) mission.
  • Reimagining the student experience for 30,000+ students at a research university by applying design-thinking, concepts found in smart cities and cross-organizational analytics to drive a holistic vision of student success.
  • Transforming the customer experience and service delivery approach of a central IT organization by leading 120+ technology professionals through rapid organizational change, strategic realignment and service redefinition.
  • Hosting the first public video conference to the South Pole, connecting Chicago high school students with Antarctic researchers.

 

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Career Experience

Collaborative Solutions, a Cognizant company 2018-present | www.collaborativesolutions.com | Reston, VA

Strategy Advisor, Advisory Services (2020-present)
Senior Manager, Strategy (2018-2020)

Client-facing work encompasses ERP strategy; Workday/SaaS readiness; service delivery redesign; customer experience transformation; process analysis and optimization; data management; technology strategy; governance; and management consulting. Industries served: energy, higher education (liberal arts colleges, universities, community colleges), healthcare, insurance, pharmaceutical, entertainment, outdoor/sportswear and local government. Regions supported: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific.

Internally lead and manage the delivery of advisory/consulting services; engage in business development and opportunity assessment including scoping, estimating and defining actionable outcomes/goals; provide remote consulting and customer engagement leadership; monitor and drive delivery quality; and engage in product development, solution design and product management in alignment with emerging trends, company objectives and customer needs.

Blackboard, Inc. 2010-2018 | blackboard.com | Reston, VA

Educational Consulting Director, Strategy & Transformation, Global Consulting (2017-18)
Principal Strategist, Enterprise Consulting, North America (2014-17)
Solution Director, Strategic Solutions (2010-14)

Client-facing work encompassed strategy, planning, program development, digital transformation (DX), service transformation, educational technology, learning architecture, online education, learning management (LMS), digital learning, curriculum design, online program management (OPM), mobile technology, service delivery, learning analytics, collaboration tools, student success, student experience design, change management and management consulting. Industries served: aerospace, professional services, higher education (liberal arts colleges, universities, community colleges), K12 education, state and local government, federal government, healthcare, military. Regions supported: North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Asia-Pacific.

Internally engaged in business development, cloud and SaaS services, estimating and proposal development, organizational leadership and team development, marketing and communications, project management, program management, solution design, solution engineering, solution management, product management; thought leadership, and corporate strategic planning.

University of Chicago 1992-2010 | www.uchicago.edu | Chicago, IL

Assistant Chief Information Technology Officer (CITO/CIO), IT Services (2010, concurrent)
Executive Director, Campus & Academic Services, IT Services (2010, concurrent)
Senior Director, Academic Technologies, NSIT (2002-10)
Senior Director, IT Client Relations, NSIT (2009-10, concurrent)
Director, Instructional Technology, NSIT Networking Services & Information Technologies (1998-2002)
Manager, Multimedia Technologies & Services, Academic Computing Services (1994-98)
Data Visualization & Multimedia Specialist, HPC, Academic & Public Computing (1992-94)

Campus-facing portfolio included cloud services; enterprise messaging and collaboration; web and portal services; software licensing; IT service management and help desk services; identity/account provisioning; technology leasing and service; learning and teaching support; educational technology; learning spaces and media services; IT training; student computing; streaming media; research computing; academic technology innovation; and institutional technology planning. Selected participation: EDUCAUSE, Internet2, CNI, NITLE, Ivy Plus, CIC/BigTen Academic Alliance, Common Solutions Group (CSG).

Internally led a 120+ person/$26M IT organization which included budgeting, capital planning, innovation leadership, IT planning, service management, communications, IT architecture, digital transformation, staff development, organizational transformation, vendor management, strategic planning, disaster planning and risk management. Selected service: Provost’s Program for Academic Technology Innovation, Diversity Leadership Council, Forum for Academic Computing & Technology, Data Center & Middleware Task Force, Copyright Compliance Working Group, Pritzker School of Medicine Technology Steering Committee.

Pertuit & Partners Communication Design 1990-1991 | New Orleans, LA

Art Director (concurrent)
Video Production Director (concurrent)
Macintosh Systems Administrator (concurrent)

Client-facing work encompassed advertising collateral development, art direction, graphic design, digital media design, UI design, IT systems, marketing and communications, producing and directing, and video production. Industries served: hospitality, pharmaceutical, marine, entertainment and heavy industry.

Propaganda Productions, Ltd. 1988-1992 | Harahan, LA; New Orleans, LA

Audio Engineer (concurrent)
Lighting Engineer (concurrent)

Client-facing work encompassed live sound engineering and stage lighting concerts and events. Selected Clients: Hard Rock Cafe, MTV, NFL/Super Bowl XXIV, New Orleans Latino Festival, 24-7 Spyz, Gatlin Brothers, Buckwheat Zydeco, Tribe Nunzio, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Clarence “Frogman” Henry, Charmaine Neville and Irma Thomas.

Freelance Consulting & Design 1988-2009 | Jamestown, ND; New Orleans, LA; South Bend, IN; Chicago, IL

Client-facing work encompassed technology planning, learning ecosystems, learning spaces, strategy, master planning, operations consulting, art direction and digital media design. Industries served: higher education (liberal arts colleges, universities), K8 education, healthcare, architecture, innovation consulting, libraries and furniture manufacturing. Regions supported: North America, Europe.

 

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Advisory Work

  • Coursedog, Inc. (2019) Curriculum Planning and services in higher education.
  • Thinktiv, Inc. (2018) Education subject matter expert and advisor.
  • ALTR Solutions, LLC. (2017-2018) Higher education advisor/resource to founder and CTO, James Beecham.
  • Lingk, LLC. (2015-present) Higher education market advisor.
  • Jamestown Arts Center (2014-2020) Technology advisor and past member of the Arts Park design steering committee.
  • Packback, Inc. (2014-2015) Higher education advisor/resource to co-founder, Mike Shannon.
  • Blackboard Corporate Strategy Team (Mobile) (2013) Member, mobile subgroup led and sponsored by Kayvon Beykpour, former General Manager of Blackboard Mobile.
  • Classroom.NEXT Selection Committee (2010-2011) Jury member for the Classroom.NEXT competition for the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning at Texas Wesleyan University. 
  • IT Assessment Steering Committee (2009) Internal and external information technology process review conducted by the McKinsey & Company. University of Chicago.
  • CHAIN Advisory Board (2009-2010) Founding member of the Coalition of Humanities & Arts Infrastructures & Networks coordinating organization.
  • CLARIN International Advisory Board (2009-2010) Member of the international advisory board of the “Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure” project (CLARIN) of the European Union. www.clarin.eu
  • Project Bamboo Executive Committee (2008-2010) Member, co-director, principal investigator. University of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Herman-Miller, Inc. (2004-2005) Future of work/learning advisor to product research.
  • Institutional Reaccreditation Research Infrastructure Self-Study Subcommittee (2004-2006) North Central Association of Colleges & Schools Institutional Reaccreditation, internal review. University of Chicago.
  • Center for Instructional Technology External Review Committee (2004) Committee Chair. External review conducted for the library of Duke University.
  • LCME Education Self-Study Subcommittee (2003-2004) Liaison Committee on Medical Education Medical School Reaccreditation. Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago.
  • IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee (LTSC), Sponsor Executive Committee (SEC) (2003-2007) Vice-Chair of both the IEEE LTSC and the SEC.
  • Blackboard, Inc. (1999-2005) Client advisor/resource to the co-founders and senior executives of corporate leadership.
  • WebCheckout, Inc. (1999-2002) Client advisor/resource to senior executives of corporate leadership.
  • Bungie, Inc. (1993) Media production advisor/resource to co-founders, Alexander Seropian and Jason Jones.

 

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Grant Projects

  1. Bamboo Planning Project (2008-2010) Co-Principal Investigator & Co-Director with the University of California Berkeley. Bamboo was a cloud and shared services planning project that brought together 500+ faculty, researchers, computer and information scientists, librarians and campus information technologists from 100+ colleges, universities, foundations and companies from around the world to collectively tackle the question of how a diverse community of scholars and professionals could enhance arts and humanities research with global, enterprise-grade shared technology services. Joint $2.4M project co-led/co-PI’ed with the University of California, Berkeley and funded in part ($1.3M) by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
  2. Enterprise Service Bus Evaluation Project (2006-2007) Project to explore the application of and requirements for an enterprise service bus that would apply both to academic and administrative information technology needs. Led by Carnegie-Mellon University and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
  3. Sun Microsystems Technology Grant (1998-1999) Hardware grant to explore the use of thin-client technology in teaching and learning.
  4. IBM SUR Grant for Internet Applications (1996) Participated in a joint award with Argonne National Laboratory to explore Internet technologies and services. Implemented the docuSPACE system as part of the project and conducted trials of the Video Charger internet video streaming server.
  5. Scribe© Manuscript Viewing Environment (1994-1996) Software Developer. Created in conjunction with the Electronic Beowulf Project and the British Library; co-authored with Kathryn Powell and Deborah Coombs (University of Notre Dame). Pilot to develop a Macintosh-based tool for viewing and annotating medieval manuscripts; some functionality was incorporated into Kevin Kiernan’s Electronic Beowulf CD-ROM (London and Ann Arbor: The British Library and the University of Michigan Press, 1999). Funded in part by the University of Notre Dame.

 

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Education

Loyola University New Orleans 1987-1991 | www.loyno.edu | New Orleans, LA

BA, cum laude. Mass communications major with a specialization in broadcast production, minor in art and graphic design.

 

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Professional Development

  • Workday Student Certification (2018-present) Workday. Certification in Workday Student Core and Student Recruiting & Admissions
  • Solving Wicked Problems with Design Thinking (2017) Mission design workshop. NASA/JPL
  • Information Technology Leaders Program (2005-2006) MOR Associates. A year-long leadership development program tailored to higher education that included participants from the University of Chicago, Pennsylvania State University, MIT, and Stanford.
  • Cybersecurity Issues for Higher Education CIOs (2005) EDUCAUSE Conference Seminar
  • Art of Mentoring (2005) EDUCAUSE Conference Seminar
  • Project Management (1999) EDUCAUSE Conference Seminar
  • Management Training Program (1999) University of Chicago
  • The Nikon School (1999), Chicago, IL
  • CAUSE Institute Management Program (1998) EDUCAUSE Institute
  • Intermediate Digital Compositing (1996) Sony Pictures/Imageworks & Digital Domain, ACM-SIGGRAPH Conference Tutorial
  • Introduction to Digital Compositing (1996) Sony Pictures/Imageworks & Digital Domain, ACM-SIGGRAPH Conference Tutorial
  • Introduction to VRML, Virtual Reality Modeling Language (1995) NASA Ames & Silicon Graphics, ACM-SIGGRAPH Conference Tutorial
  • Designing Effective Interfaces for Multimedia (1995) Aaron Marcus & Associates, ACM-SIGGRAPH Conference Tutorial
  • Volume Visualization Techniques (1994) ACM-SIGGRAPH Conference Tutorial
  • Introduction to Scientific Visualization (1994) ACM-SIGGRAPH Conference Tutorial
  • Virtual Reality for Visualization (1993) NASA Ames Research Center and Columbia University, IEEE Workshop on Virtual Reality

 

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Awards & Honors

  • Best in Photography category winner for Roundabout. 51st Annual Jamestown Fine Arts Association Art Show, Jamestown, ND.
  • Univ. of Chicago Library, Partner of the Library (2008). Recognized for fostering collaboration between central IT and the Library.
  • Society for Technical Communication International Award for Excellence in Interactive Information Systems (1997). “1996-97 Resource Guide” by Valerie Archambeau, Elizabeth Bartley and Chad Kainz, University of Chicago.
  • Best of Show Award for Online Communication, “1996-97 Online Resource Guide” by Valerie Archambeau, Elizabeth Bartley and Chad Kainz. 24th Annual Chicago Technical Publications, Art & Online Communication Competition, Chicago Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication.
  • Distinguished Award for Technical Online Communication, “1996-97 Online Resource Guide” by Valerie Archambeau, Elizabeth Bartley and Chad Kainz. 24th Annual Chicago Technical Publications, Art & Online Communication Competition, Chicago Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication.
  • Award of Merit for Technical Online Communication, “1995-96 Online Resource Guide” by Valerie Archambeau, Elizabeth Bartley and Chad Kainz. 23rd Annual Chicago Technical Publications, Art & Online Communication Competition, Chicago Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication.
  • ACM-SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival Juried Selection (1996). “Hydrodynamic Simulations of Star Formation” animation of research conducted by Andrea Malagoli, Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Chicago.
  • Bonomo Broadcasting Award. Loyola University New Orleans.
  • Outstanding Student in Broadcast Production. Loyola University New Orleans.
  • Best in Photography category winner for Punishment. 26th Annual Jamestown Fine Arts Association Art Show, Jamestown, ND.

 

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Professional Affiliations & Memberships (Current)

  • IEEE, IEEE Computer Society & IEEE Standards Association. Member. Past vice-chair, Learning Technology Standards Committee (2003-07)
  • Apple Developer Program

 

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Major Initiatives & Projects

  1. George Mason University Student Experience Redesign (2016) Within the Strategy & Transformation practice at Blackboard, co-led the strategic redesign and roadmap development for a reimagined student experience at George Mason University by applying both design-thinking and traditional consulting practices and principles.
  2. Internet2/Blackboard Net+ Service Validation Project (2014) Project with Internet2 to define and offer a Blackboard service through the Net+ program. Joint effort with Blackboard, Internet2, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Texas – Arlington, University of Maryland – Baltimore County, and Cornell University.
  3. Education 2020 (2013) Member of the Blackboard corporate strategy team that concentrated on the impact and future of mobile on education and the evolution of the company and its products, technologies, and services.
  4. University of Chicago Logan Center for the Creative & Performing Arts (2007-2010) Working closely with the Provost’s Office, Humanities Division, Midway Studios, Facilities Services, TWBTA and others, participated as an active member and IT leadership liaison in the design and construction of the Reva & David Logan Center for the Creative & Performing at the University of Chicago.
  5. University of Chicago Language Center (2005-2008) Engaged with the College, Humanities Division and the Registrar to reimagine and design a flexible, technology-enabled and pedagogically-aligned environment tailored to language teaching and learning at the university.
  6. University of Chicago USITE/Crerar Computing Cluster & CyberCafé (1999-2000) Joint project with the John Crerar Library and Facilities Services to design and construct a pioneering multipurpose learner-focused collaboration, digital media and student computing environment within the science library at the University of Chicago.
  7. University of Chicago Media Classrooms & AV Services (1997-1999) Working closely with Registrar, Provost’s Office, College, Social Sciences Division, Humanities Division, Physical Sciences Division and Facilities Services, established a campus-wide standard, designed and installed the initial wave of media classrooms across campus and established the first campus-wide AV service in support of learning and teaching.
  8. Humanities Computing Roundtable (1998-2002) Joint effort with the University of Chicago and Northwestern University to explore technology use in the humanities.
  9. docuSPACE (1995-1997) Project Manager. Developed with Valerie Archambeau and Elizabeth Bartley. Conceived, developed and implemented a metadata-driven Web-based knowledge management and publication workflow system for self-guided user support and IT help desk services.

 

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Writing

  1. “Beyond Boutique: Educational Technology and Value on Investment” White paper. Blackboard Consulting, Oct. 2011.
  2. “Mobile Agility and the Anytime, Anywhere Impact on IT” White paper. Blackboard Consulting, Apr. 2011.
  3. “Clouds Settle on Campus” Four-part series on cloud computing for the online edition of The Greentree Gazette, Aug. 2008.
  4. IEEE 1484.20.1-2007, “IEEE Standard for Learning Technology: Data Model for Reusable Competency Definitions” Contributor. Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society, Jan. 2008
  5. IEEE 1484.4-2007, “IEEE Trial-Use Recommended Practice for Digital Rights Expression Languages (DRELs) Suitable for eLearning Technologies” Contributor. IEEE Computer Society, Sept. 2007.
  6. “That Academic Town, Chicago” The Greentree Gazette, Sept. 2007.
  7. “Academic Computing Must Be Nimble, Yet Stable” The Greentree Gazette, July 2007.
  8. “Do We Need a Place to Learn?” The Greentree Gazette, May 2007.
  9. “Learning Management in a Web 2.0 World” The Greentree Gazette, Mar. 2007.
  10. “In a Gazette Minute: Chad Kainz on the LMS” The Greentree Gazette, January 2007
  11. “University of Chicago: USITE Crerar Computing Cluster & CyberCafé.” With Shirley Dugdale, DEGW North America. Chapter 40 of Learning Spaces, Diana Oblinger, editor. EDUCAUSE, 2006.
  12. IEEE 1484.12.1-2002, “IEEE Standard for Learning Object Metadata” Contributor. IEEE Computer Society, 2002.

 

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Keynotes, Workshops & Presentations

  1. Preparing for Student Deployment: Student Readiness & Experience (2021) webinar with Edward Wilson. Workday in Small Schools Regional Users’ Group.
  2. Leading for Workday Success: Governance & Decision-Making Framework (2020) Workshop with Blake Williams. NERCOMP, Southbridge, MA. (Workshop Session)
  3. Transforming the Workday Experience Through Strategy (2019) Workday Higher Education Forum, Dallas, TX.
  4. Transforming the Workday Experience Through Strategy (2019) Workday Higher Education Forum, Phoenix, AZ.
  5. From Vision to Alignment: Using Strategy to Transform the Workday Experience (2018) Workday Higher Education Forum, Portland, OR.
  6. How Strategy Transforms the Workday Experience (2018) Workday Higher Education Forum, Memphis, TN.
  7. Widening Perspective, Shifting Focus: Adapting to Generation Next (2018) Keynote. MiBUG (Michigan Blackboard Users’ Group) Spring Conference, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI. (2018-05 MiBUG Keynote)
  8. Improving your institutional readiness for learning analytics (2018) Workshop. Blackboard Analytics Symposium, Austin, TX. (2018-02 Analytics Workshop)
  9. Capturing the Opportunity for Hybrid & Online Learning (2017) Workshop with Darcy Hardy, Blackboard. Human Capital Management for Government conference, Arlington, VA. (2017-12 HCMG Workshop)
  10. Blackboard LMS Provider Report (2017) Invited presentation. Next Generation Digital Learning Environment (NGDLE) workshop, EDUCAUSE and Internet2. American University, Washington, DC.
  11. Defining the ideal student experience from application to graduation (2017) Co-presenter with Christina Fleming, Blackboard, and Matthew Boyce, George Mason University. National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) annual conference, Boston, MA. (2017-09 NACAC Student Experience)
  12. Rolling out predictive analytics is as easy as 1, 2, 3 (2017) Co-presenter with Ed Evans, CIO TAMU-Corpus Christi, and Marlen Rattiner, Sr. Director Product Management, Blackboard. Blackboard World, New Orleans, LA. (2017-07 BbWorld Predictive Analytics)
  13. Personalized Learning (2017) Invited presentation. SURF/Dutch higher education and government leadership study tour, Boston, MA. (2017-04 SURF Personalized Learning)
  14. Enterprise Consulting (2017) With Darcy Hardy. Blackboard Leadership Summit, Alexandria, VA
  15. The Complete Package: Teaching, Learning and the Student Experience (2016) Keynote. 11th Annual Technology Showcase: A Roadmap to Transforming the Classroom, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA. (2016-02 USD Keynote)
  16. Using Design-Thinking to Lead Change, Drive Innovation and Create a Sustainable Future (2016) Workshop for college and university presidents with David Burge, George Mason University, Christina Fleming, Blackboard, and Jonathan Lewis, Thinktiv. Summer Council of Presidents, American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU), Portland, OR.
  17. Seeding Success: Cultivating Your Learning Technology Ecosystem for Online Learning (2014) Blackboard Institutional Performance Conference, Washington, D.C. (2014-10 IPC Seeding Success)
  18. Smart Strategy, Smarter Learning (2014) Blackboard Middle East Forum, Dubai, UAE. (2014-05 MEF Smart Strategy Smarter Learning)
  19. Evolving Technologies, New Inquiries (2014) Keynote. Technology to Fortify the Liberal Arts Education Symposium, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA. (2014-04 Grinnell Symposium Keynote)
  20. Enterprise Consulting: Introduction & Approach (2014) Training workshop co-led with Rob Robinson and Karen Yoshino. Blackboard Consulting & Technology Services, Blackboard, Washington, D.C.
  21. Trends in Education (2014) Keynote with Darcy Hardy, Rob Robinson and Karen Yoshino. Blackboard Consulting & Technology Services’ Annual Meeting, Blackboard, Washington, D.C.
  22. The President as Academic Leader: Education Redesign (2013) Workshop for community college presidents. Presidents Academy Summer Institute, American Association of Community Colleges, Baltimore, MD. (2013-07 PASI Education Redesign)
  23. You + Your LMS – Is It Time to Talk About Adoption? (2013) With Kris Duncan. Blackboard World, Las Vegas, NV. (2013-07 LMS Adoption)
  24. Wrangling Mobile: Developing a Mobile Strategy for Your Campus (2013) Half-day pre-conference workshop, Blackboard World 2013, Las Vegas, NV. (2013-07 Wrangling Mobile Workshop)
  25. Beyond Courses, Building Online Programs (2012) Supporting Learning and Technology in Education (SLATE) conference, North Central College, Naperville, IL. (2012-10 SLATE Beyond Courses Building Online Programs)
  26. Exploring a New Puzzle: Ivy Tech, Online Learning and the Ideal Organization (2012) With Jeff Pittman and Kara Monroe (Ivy Tech). Blackboard World, Las Vegas, NV. (2012-07 IvyTech Online Learning and the Ideal Organization)
  27. Get the Most from Mobile (EMEA Higher Education) (2012) Blackboard webinar. (2012-05 Get the most from Mobile EMEA)
  28. Get the Most from Mobile (North American Higher Education) (2012) Blackboard webinar. (2012-04 Get the most from Mobile)
  29. What’s the Value on Investment: VOI and Educational Technology (2012) Blackboard webinar. (2012-01 VOI Webinar)
  30. What’s the Value on Investment: An Approach to VOI and Educational Technology (2011) EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. (2011-10 EDUCAUSE VOI)
  31. Collaboratively Thinking (2011) Blackboard Collaborate Summit, Blackboard World, Las Vegas, NV. (2011-07 Collaboratively Thinking Workshop)
  32. Effective Use of Educational Technology: Interconnected Solutions in a Data-Driven Environment, K12 (2011) Blackboard Collaborate Summit, Blackboard World, Las Vegas, NV. (2011-07 Effective Use of Educational Technology (K12))
  33. Making Mobile Stick (2011) With Alexandria Maruska, Blackboard Mobile. Blackboard World, Las Vegas, NV. (2011-07 Making Mobile Stick)
  34. Beyond Connected: Aligning Mobile Strategy with Institutional Vision (2011) webinar. Chronicle of Higher Education. (2011-06 Beyond Connected Webinar)
  35. Global Trends & Strategic Approaches to Mobile (2011) Blackboard UK Executive Forum, London, UK. (2011-06 Global Trends Strategic Approaches to Mobile v2)
  36. Effective Use of Educational Technology (2010) Blackboard Idea Exchange, Washington, DC.
  37. Enabling Possibilities: Rethinking Academic Computing in a Connected World (2010) Plenary address, TERENA 2010 conference, Vilnius, Lithuania. (2010-05 TERENA Plenary)
  38. What Collaborators Need: A View from Bamboo (2010) Invited presentation. Common Solutions Group, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA. (2010-01 CSG What Collaborators Need)
  39. Report from the Bamboo Planning Project (2009) With David Greenbaum, University of California, Berkeley. Fall Task Force Meeting, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), Washington, D.C. (2009-12 CNI Bamboo Report)
  40. Shifting from Boutique to Scale: Humanities, e-Infrastructure and Bamboo (2009) Keynote, Uninett conference, Østfold University College, Halden, Norway.
  41. Change & Trust: supporting research and teaching at the University of Chicago (2009) Invited presentation. Uninett conference, Østfold University College, Halden, Norway.
  42. Bamboo Planning Project: Presentation to the NEH (2009) Invited presentation. With David Greenbaum, University of California, Berkeley. National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH), Washington, D.C. (2009-06 NEH Bamboo)
  43. Slice of Pizza and a Turnstile: Catalysts for Change (2009) Keynote. Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, “Small-Scale, High-Impact Renovations: Redesigning Library Spaces on a Budget.” John Crerar Library, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. (2009-05 Zar Pizza and a Turnstile)
  44. On Project Bamboo… (2009) Invited presentation. Franke Institute for the Humanities, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. (2009-04 On Project Bamboo)
  45. Bamboo Planning Project Update (2009) Invited presentation. With David Greenbaum, University of California, Berkeley. Research in Information Technology program retreat, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Princeton, NJ. (2009-02 Mellon Bamboo Update)
  46. Bamboo: Defining Infrastructure, Creating Community (2009) Invited presentation. Developing an e-Humanities Collaboratory conference, Center for Research and the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK. (2009-01 CRASSH Bamboo)
  47. Bamboo: Planning Project for Arts & Humanities Cyberinfrastructure/e-Research (2008) Invited presentation. Building Communities in the Digital Arts and Humanities workshop sponsored by the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the Center for e-Research (UK). University of Edinburgh, Scotland. (2008-11 DH Bamboo Edinburgh)
  48. Bamboo: Planning Project for Arts & Humanities Cyberinfrastructure (2008) Digital Humanities & Computer Science symposium, Chicago, IL (2008-11 DHCS Cyberinfrastructure)
  49. Bamboo Planning Project Update (2008) With David Greenbaum, University of California, Berkeley. Fall Task Force Meeting, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), Washington, D.C.
  50. Bamboo: Envisioning Cyberinfrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (2008) EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. (2008-10 EDUCAUSE Envisioning Cyberinfrastructure)
  51. Partners (2008) Keynote. Library Staff Day, University of Chicago Library, Chicago, IL. (2008-09 UChicago Library Partners)
  52. Changing Nature of Scholarship (2008) Teaching and learning workshop coordinated by DEGW. Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland. (2008-08 RGU Changing Nature of Digital Scholarship)
  53. Bamboo Workshops 2, 3, 4 and 5 (2008-2009) Workshop series co-led with David Greenbaum, University of California, Berkeley. Second set of three-day workshops focused on synthesizing ideas for arts and humanities cyberinfrastructure. Engaged over 100 faculty, librarians, researchers and information technology professionals in each workshop as part of the Bamboo Planning Project. San Francisco, CA; Tucson, AZ; Providence, RI; and Washington, D.C. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
  54. Bamboo: Cyberinfrastructure Planning Project for the Arts & Humanities (2008) Invited presentation. Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences Workshop, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. (2008-08 HASS Bamboo Cyberinfrastructure Planning Project)
  55. Bamboo Planning Project (2008) Invited presentation. With Charles Faulhaber, Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Annual meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Coral Gables, FL. (2008-05 ARL Bamboo Planning Project)
  56. Bamboo Planning Project (2008) Invited presentation. Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access (TICFIA) spring meeting, Chicago, IL. (2008-05 TICFIA Bamboo Planning Project)
  57. Mapping interdisciplinary research on campus: Bamboo Planning Project (2008) Invited presentation. Common Solutions Group (CSG), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. (2008-05 CSG Mapping Interdisciplinary Research on Campus)
  58. Bamboo Planning Project (2008) With David Greenbaum, University of California, Berkeley. Spring Task Force Meeting, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), Minneapolis, MN.
  59. Bamboo Planning Project (2008) Invited presentation. University of Chicago Library supervisors meeting, Chicago, IL.
  60. Bamboo Workshops 1a-1d (2008) Co-led with David Greenbaum, University of California, Berkeley. A series of four three-day workshops on exploring scholarly practices. Engaged nearly 400 faculty, researchers, librarians, researchers and information technology professionals from over 90 institutions as part of the Bamboo Planning Project. Berkeley, CA; Chicago, IL; Paris, France; and Princeton, NJ. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
  61. Bamboo Planning Project: A Proposal to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2008) With David Greenbaum, University of California, Berkeley. Research in Information Technology program retreat, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Princeton, NJ.
  62. Collaboration Tools [everything but the kitchen sink] (2007) Collaborative Tools in Higher Education. Common Solutions Group, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. (2007-01 CSG Collaboration Tools Everything but the Kitchen Sink)
  63. This is Not a Lab: Seminar on Developing Learning Environments (2006) Pre-conference workshop with Emily Baker, University of Chicago and Mark Cheng, MDC Architects. EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Dallas, TX. (2006-09 EDUCAUSE This is not a lab presentation, 2006-09 EDUCAUSE Not a Lab Handout)
  64. Virtual Organizations & Research: Social Sciences and Humanities Perspective [Team Science, Team Scholarship] (2006) Invited presentation. With Tom Barton, University of Chicago. Common Solutions Group, University of Delaware, Newark, DE. (2006-08 CSG Team Science Team Scholarship)
  65. Drywall, Wireless & Course Management: Rethinking the Campus Learning Environment (2005) EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. (2005-10 EDUCAUSE Drywall Wireless and Course Management)
  66. Thinking Space (2005) Learning Spaces: Collaborations & New Opportunities pre-conference workshop sponsored by the Coalition for Networked Information and the Association of College & Research Libraries. American Library Association, Chicago, IL. (2005-06 ALA Thinking Space)
  67. Library and NSIT Affinities (2005) Invited presentation. IT staff presentation, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. (2005-05 Library-NSIT Affinities)
  68. Special Collections Space Design (2005) With Alice Schreyer, University of Chicago Special Collections Research Center. Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Center for Library Initiatives Conference, Building the Future: Designing Academic Libraries as Learning Spaces. Chicago, IL.
  69. Chicago Workshop on Learning Spaces (2004) Hosted and led a workshop on learning space design for representatives from MIT, Duke, Columbia, Yale, Stanford, Boise State University, University of Pennsylvania and Herman-Miller. Chicago, IL.
  70. Red Hats: NSIT Academic Technologies (2004) Networking Services & Information Technologies’ management and leadership team meeting, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. (2004-04 Red Hats)
  71. Digital Media + New Sources = New Possibilities [Megapixels, Movies & Manuscripts for 2004] (2004) Multimedia Week presentation, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. (2004-01 Digital Media-MMM)
  72. Greater Than Imagined (2003) Invited presentation. Support and sales team meeting, Blackboard, Inc., Washington, D.C. (2003-12 Blackboard Greater than Imagined)
  73. Symbiosis: Beyond IT Convergence & Toward Interdependence (2003) Keynote. Center for Digital Education, Chicago, IL.
  74. IEEE 1484: Standards for Learning (2003) Invited presentation. Common Solutions Group, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. (2003-05 CSG IT Standardsd for Learning)
  75. Greater Than Imagined: A CMS is not just a piece of software anymore (2003) Keynote. Supporting Learning and Technology in Education (SLATE) conference, Chicago, IL. (2003-10 SLATE Greater than Imagined)
  76. Computer Labs: What if you could start over? (2003) With Kaylea Hascall, University of Chicago. Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) TechForum, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI.
  77. Context, Creativity & Collaboration: Redefining computing spaces through relationships (2003) Spring Task Force Meeting, Coalition for Networked Information, Washington, D.C. (2003-04 CNI Context Creativity Collaboration)
  78. USITE/Crerar: Way of thinking, first. Computing laboratory, second. (2003) ACM/SIGUCCS Computer Services Management Symposium, Monterey, CA. (2003-03 SIGUCCS USITE Crerar Way of thinking first)
  79. Trends in IP Video (2003) webinar. ACUTA Winter Seminars, ACUTA, Phoenix, AZ. (2003-01 ACUTA Trends in IP video)
  80. Second year phenomenon of virtual learning environments (2002) Keynote. Blackboard UK Conference, Univ. of Durham, Durham, UK. (2002-12 BbUK The Second-Year VLE Phenomenon)
  81. e-Learning in America (2002) Closing Plenary. Shock of the Old 2: Innovation & IT in Traditional University Teaching conference, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. (2002-10 Oxford eLearning in America)
  82. Working on IT Projects in Collaboration with Academics (2002) Herding Tigers: Promoting & Developing IT in Higher Education. University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
  83. Megapixels, Movies & Manuscripts: Technologies and Possibilities for Manuscript Studies (2002) Invited presentation. 37th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. (2002-05 Megapixels Movies and Manuscripts)
  84. ‘That’s great, but you’ll never get it built’: Redefining the computing cluster at the University of Chicago (2001) EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN. (2001-10 EDUCAUSE Computing Lab Redefined)
  85. IP Video (2001) webinar with Michael Wellings, University of Washington. Hosted by ACUTA.
  86. Little Wins and Quantum Leaps (2000) Two keynote addresses for “Teaching Styles and Today’s Learners: Enhancing Traditional Pedagogies with Technology.” Workshop sponsored by Ameritech and the Associated Colleges of Illinois. Lake Forest College (northern Illinois) and Principia College (southern Illinois). (2000-06 ACI Little Wins and Quantum Leaps)
  87. Chalk Project: New Tools for Teaching and Learning (2000) Council of the Faculty Senate, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
  88. Teaching & Learning Infrastructure at Univ. of Chicago (1999) Invited presentation. Common Solutions Group, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. (1999-10 CSG Teaching Learning Infrastructure)
  89. Paradigm for Collaborative Computing: Crerar Computing Cluster (1999) Executive briefing presentation. Apple, Cupertino, CA.
  90. No, Really, It’s 3D. Using VR for Manuscript Image Delivery & Presentation (1998) Invited presentation. 33rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.
  91. Virtual Reality Tours (1996) 22nd Council for Advancement & Support of Education (CASE) District 5 Conference, Chicago, IL.
  92. Digital Video Experiments at the University of Chicago (1995) Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Conference on Digital Video, Chicago, IL.
  93. “The Art Historian in Multimedia & Visualization” (1995) Guest speaker. Department of Art History, Humanities Division, University of Chicago.
  94. “Techniques and Criticisms of Scientific Visualization” (1993) Guest speaker. Department of Art History, Humanities Division, University of Chicago.
  95. CAMDARS: Cardiology Multimedia Diagnostic & Research System (1991) Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA.

 

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Panels

  1. Disrupting the Learning Ecosystem (2018) Panel moderator. 92nd Annual Conference, Distance Education Accrediting Commission, San Diego, CA.
  2. Federal Learning & Development Trends in Tomorrow’s Workforce (2017) Panelist. Blackboard World, New Orleans, LA.
  3. Innovation in Higher Education: Application of New Technologies at Colleges and Universities Nationwide (2010) Panelist representing IT support in higher education. Exploring Entrepreneurship: Innovations in the Midwest Education Industry conference, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Chicago, IL.
  4. Cloudsourcing: The Next Outsourcing? (2009) Moderator. EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Denver, CO.
  5. Supporting the Digital Humanities: putting the jigsaw together (2009) Panelist, Digital Humanities 2009. Project Bamboo representative with individuals from CLARIN, DARIAH, and centerNet. University of Maryland, College Park, MD. (2009-06 DH Bamboo Jigsaw)
  6. Digital Humanities Initiatives and Internet2: A National Dialogue (2009) Panelist, Internet2 Spring Member Meeting. Project Bamboo representative with individuals from the National Endowment of the Humanities, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Internet2, George Mason University, and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH). Arlington, VA.
  7. Faculty: Scholars or Software Developers? (2008) Moderator, Point/Counterpoint session. EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. (2008-10 EDUCAUSE Scholars or Software Developers)
  8. Changing Nature of Scholarship: Arts and Humanities (2008) Panelist within the session entitled Digital Scholarship and the Changing Library. Society of College and University Planners (SCUP) conference, Montreal, Canada. (2008-07 SCUP Changing Nature of Scholarship)
  9. Collaborative Applications, Suites and Tools (2007) Panelist. Advanced Campus Architectural Middleware Planning (CAMP) workshop, Scaling Secure Collaboration, Portland, OR.
  10. IT Leadership for the Future (2007) Panelist. EDUCAUSE Enterprise Technology Conference, Chicago, IL
  11. Course Management System Landscape (2007) Panelist. SunGuard Higher Education Executive Summit, Las Vegas, NV.
  12. Lessons from the Wireless Campus (2006) Panelist. Seminars on Academic Computing (SAC), Snowmass, CO.
  13. Learning Technology Standards Roundtable (2004) Panelist. International Open Forum on Standards in e-Learning, Montreal, Canada. IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee roundtable representative with individuals from ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36, IMS and the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative regarding the UN World Summit on the Information Society. Hosted by the Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities (CREPUQ), Working Group on Standardization (GTN) of Quebec, Standards Council of Canada and Telecommunications Standards Assn. of Canada.
  14. Supporting desktop environments: are all operating systems equal? (1999) Panelist. Seminars on Academic Computing (SAC), Snowmass, CO. (1999-08 SAC Supporting Desktop Environments)

 

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Posters

  1. Value on Investment & Educational Technology: A Conteporary Model for Contemporary Challenges (2011) EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  2. Project Bamboo (2008) With Sara Ware, University of Chicago. NITLE Summit, San Francisco, CA.
  3. START Initiative: Support for Technology & Applications in Research & Teaching (2004) With Roberto Marques, University of Chicago. MITC Instructional Technology Conference, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN.

 

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