Monday Luncheon Keynote
Disruptive Innovation: Leading Technology Change on Campus
Higher Education IT Visionary and Change Leader
A higher education technology innovator, IT visionary, and edtech change leader, Adrian Sannier examines the disruptive innovations and IT initiatives that have succeeded on our campuses, and he explores the potential for future strategies that will bring about real transformative change.
Tuesday Opening Keynote
The Revolution has Just Begun—Envisioning the Future of IT in Higher Education
Co-Founder, OneCommunity, formerly VP for Information Technology Services and CIO
Case Western Reserve University
Lev Gonick is Vice President for Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, an institution known for its advanced technology infrastructure and cutting-edge applications. He is also the founder and now Board Chair Emeritus of OneCommunity, the award-winning project to create a connected community throughout Northeast Ohio through ultra broadband wired and wireless network connectivity.
Gonick is recognized as a leader in innovative networking initiatives that impact education and community. In 2010, he and his colleagues at Case Western Reserve launched the nation’s first gigabit fiber-to-the-home research program called the Case Connection Zone. In 2011, Government Technology awarded Gonick one of their “Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers in Public-Sector Innovation.” In the same year Crain’s Business Cleveland named him one of its “10 Difference Makers” in Northeast Ohio and Broadband Properties honored him with their Cornerstone Award for “using fiber to build an inclusive society and empower individuals.” In 2010, he was named “Visionary of the Year” by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors. Gonick is active in professional organizations nationally and internationally, and through board service, speaking, writing, and consulting on education technology integration.
Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center
Prior to accepting the position as the first Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard, he was the founder and co-director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for more than a decade. Tony consults widely to schools, districts, and foundations around the country and internationally. His previous work experience includes twelve years as a high school teacher, K-8 principal, university professor in teacher education, and founding executive director of Educators for Social Responsibility.
Tony is also a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and a widely published author. His work includes numerous articles and five books. Tony’s latest, Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change The World, has just been published by Simon & Schuster to rave reviews and will soon be available in Spanish and Chinese translations. His 2008 book, The Global Achievement Gap has been an international best seller and has also been translated into Chinese. Tony has also recently collaborated with noted filmmaker Robert Compton to create a 60 minute documentary, “The Finland Phenomenon: Inside The World’s Most Surprising School System.”
Tony earned an M.A.T. and an Ed.D. at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
Thursday Closing Keynote
The Role of Reinvention in Learning Technology
Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI)
Malcolm Brown has been Director of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative since 2009 and has initiated major ELI undertakings such as its Seeking Evidence of Impact program. Prior to assuming the ELI directorship, he was the Director of Academic Computing at Dartmouth College, overseeing a team active in instructional technology, research computing, classroom technology, and pedagogical innovation. During his tenure at Dartmouth, he worked actively with the ELI, contributing chapters to the EDUCAUSE eBooks, helping to plan focus sessions, and serving on the ELI Advisory Board. He has been a member of the EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies committee and is currently on the faculty of the EDUCAUSE Learning Technology Leadership program. He has been on the board for the Horizon Report since its inception in 2004 and served as Chair of Board of the New Media Consortium. He served as the editor of the New Horizons column for the EDUCAUSE Review.
Director of Informatics, Purdue University
Kyle Bowen is director of informatics at Purdue University, where he leads a technology group focused on creating innovative tools for teaching and learning. He leads Purdue’s Studio, a technology initiative that produces new learning tools that enable students inside and outside of the classroom. Kyle recently co-founded Skyepack, a new technology startup that provides mobile platforms for delivering interactive learning. A relentless pursuer of technologies that hack the classroom, Kyle is also a regular speaker on education technology--publishing his presentation art at classhack.com. Kyle has co-authored and edited more than 20 books within the areas of Web design, development, and usability. His work has appeared in the New York Times, USA Today, TIME and the Chronicle of Higher Education.