Cisco at EDUCAUSE 



October 30–November 2, 2018 
 Denver, CO

Booth 731

October 30-November 2, 2018
Denver, CO

Visit our intuitive campus at EDUCAUSE!


On today’s college campuses, an intuitive network connects everything—and opens doors to new ways of teaching and learning that were previously unimaginable. The beneficiaries: the latest generation of unbounded learners, who are empowered to learn without limits. Visit us at booth 731.


At EDUCAUSE 2018, you will:

  • Explore the intuitive network at work, detecting and protecting against threats, simplifying operations, and fostering innovation.
  • Learn new ways to improve the student experience securely, from the active-learning classroom to the connected dorm room, to everything in between.
  • Gain insights into using and protecting data, from management and governance to storage and sharing, and from cutting-edge research to day-to-day operations—end to end across your campus.
  • Meet with Cisco higher education and engineering experts. Contact your Cisco account team to schedule a meeting. 

Connected Dorm

Imagine a dorm room where a student can engage securely and seamlessly with faculty, collaborate with other students, and interact with family and friends—from any device using Cisco Webex. Students can access virtually any type of content—from lecture notes and live lab broadcasts to the latest courtroom drama and cat video. This environment protects what matters most, students and data, including with Cloudlock, which secures cloud users, data and apps.

Active-Learning Space

In technology-rich, active-learning classrooms, the focus in on fostering broader student engagement to improve student outcomes. In class, students collaborate and share—in person and online from their devices, as well as at distance—with classmates and faculty, even with off-site experts using Cisco Webex and Videoconferencing. Seamless LMS integration means that faculty can use a single sign-on to assess student progress, deliver course materials, share resources, engage in discussion forums, and more.

Research and Data

With accurate data, anything is possible. Use analytics and intelligence to inform the dialogue among key decision makers and answer the big questions that matter to the future of the institution, such as “How safe is our campus?” or “How can we predict student success?” It’s possible with AppDynamics, Tetration Analytics, and Stealthwatch. Data—and the ability to share it broadly—also empowers cutting-edge innovation and research, which are supported on premise or in the cloud by solutions like Unified Computing and Hyperflex.

Campus-Wide IT Strategy

IT is an enabler of both an institution’s short-term strategy and long-term mission. Through Cisco’s Intent-based, Software-defined Access, an institution can ensure that each user receives the level of service they require, made possible through the network management and command capabilities of DNA Center and the consistency and accuracy assured by Network Assurance Engine. Intent-based networking ensures that management of the environment is simple, automated, and intelligent to allow personalized learning while ensuring efficiency and security.

Safer, More Secure, Campus

Institutions need to protect what matters, from students to data, online and on-site. The Cisco integrated security portfolio enables an intuitive platform approach that integrates access control, surveillance, collaboration, notification and cybersecurity. Schools can identify, prevent, protect, detect, and respond to threats, whether from environmental or human sources, as they simplify operations and foster innovation.


Join us at these EDUCAUSE Sessions.

Wednesday, October 31

Thursday, November 1

Friday, November 2

Wednesday, October 31

Time: 10:45am-11:30am  |  Meeting Room 304

Speaker: Jerry Sheehan, VP for Information Technology & Chief Information Officer, Montana State University


Discover how moving to a user-based approach to networking reshaped the research and academic landscape at Montana State University. Learn how creating a converged environment using Cisco's Software Defined Access (SD-Access) positions the network as an enabler for all campus users—including those with unique requirements for data-intensive science. See performance data that demonstrates how intent-based networks save time and money for campuses through automated monitoring, algorithmic suggestions for network troubleshooting, enhanced security and flexibility, and more.

Time: Session 1: 10:45am-11:30am | Meeting Room 301/302



Eric Loepp, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Renee Patton, Cisco Global Director of Education, Cisco Systems Inc.

Elena Pokot, Asst. Vice Chancellor and CIO, University Wisconsin-Whitewater

Nicole Weber, Director of Learning Technology, University Wisconsin-Whitewater


This presentation will explore the importance of developing strategic partnerships inside and outside universities to create course learning experiences that enable student success. Understanding needs, designing vision, growing partner relationships, and leveraging motivated faculty champions to investigate solutions to common teaching challenges will be discussed.


Thursday, November 1

Friday, November 2

Wednesday, October 31

Thursday, November 1

Time: Session 1: 12:30 – 1:30 pm and Session 2: 3:15 – 4:00 pm | Board 602 Poster Area, Exhibit Hall B, E

Creative Ways to Attract Young Women into STEM Careers


Victoria A. Farnsworth, Executive Director, Purdue University

Regina Kunkle, Regional Vice President State and Local, Higher Education, SAP Public Services Inc.

Amy Hershman, Strategy, Planning & Operations Leader: America’s Partner Organization, Cisco Systems Inc.


We will provide different ideas for delivering a successful campus event where young women can be exposed to and intrigued by STEM. The goal is to encourage college-aged women to pursue a well-rounded curriculum to prepare them for careers in IT.

Time: 10:45am - 11:30am | Meeting Room 507


Christopher Arcarese, Director of IT Services, Community College of Denver

Renee Patton, Global Director of Education, Cisco Systems 


IT must not only keep wired and wireless networks secure, but protect end-user devices and ensure physical safety. These responsibilities create challenges for IT. How do you provide robust wireless while protecting endpoints, networks, and students, at the same time? Hear how IT leaders tackle common wireless and security challenges.

Friday, November 2

Wednesday, October 31

Thursday November 1

Friday, November 2

Time: 9:00am to 9:45 am | Mile High Ballroom 1A/B, Ballroom Level


Michele Norin, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Neal Tilley, Education Advisor, Cisco Systems Inc


The landscape of the university campus has digitized and the expectations (students, faculty, and stakeholders) lean heavily on the IT team's capabilities. Traditional IT has to adapt its workforce to match technology advances. This panel will discuss whether to focus on upskilling or move to IT as a service.

Time: 10:45 am to 11:30 am | Meeting Room 507


Chris Arcarese, Director of IT, Community College of Denver

Donald Tharp, Chief Information Technology Officer, Ashland University

Sherry Watson, Executive Director, Technical Services, Lone Star College

Alex Henson, Chief Information Officer, Virginia Commonwealth University



Joyce Kim, Analyst, Education Technology, Ovum


IT must not only keep wired and wireless networks secure, but protect end-user devices and ensure physical safety. These responsibilities create challenges for IT. How do you provide robust wireless while protecting endpoints, networks, and students, at the same time? Hear how IT leaders tackle common wireless and security challenges.

Wednesday, October 31

Thursday, November 1

Friday, November 2



EDUCAUSE takes place at the:

Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado

700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202


Register for EDUCAUSE on the official conference website. Find pass and cost information on the registration page.

  • Conference sessions will be Wednesday, October 31, at 8:00 a.m. MT, through Friday, November 2, at 11:15 a.m. MT
  • Exhibit Hall will be open and available for attendees Wednesday, October 31 (9:00 a.m.–5:45 p.m. MT) and Thursday, November 1 (9:00 a.m.–4:15 p.m. MT)


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