Gaming in Education

PRESENTERS: Frederick Melges (Rick) DEPARTMENTS: Duke University School Of Medicine, Med Ed IT FORMAT: Poster or Information Table ABSTRACT: As teaching styles change over the years so does the audience and ways that they learn. Gaming has become part of these recent generations, and interactivity is the way of the future. Gaming brings a more […]

Getting More out of Google Analytics

PRESENTERS: Jillian Warren, Julie Grundy DEPARTMENT: Duke Web Services, OIT FORMAT: Presentation (topical discussion followed by questions) ABSTRACT: Go beyond the basic reports to get the most out of your Google Analytics! This session digs into lesser-known, easy-to-use features and customizations that will elevate your metrics knowledge and bring value to your organization. Whether you’re […]

Global IT for a Global Campus: Tips & Lessons Learned from Supporting Duke’s International Operations

PRESENTERS: Kevin Davis (moderator), Richard Biever, Joe Lopez, Daniel Fredrick, Tim Searles, Patrick Daniels DEPARTMENTS: OIT, University IT Security Office, Fuqua, Trinity Technology Services, Global Health FORMAT: Panel Discussion (Moderator and panel members discussing a topic and/or taking questions from the audience.) ABSTRACT: From Duke Kunshan University, to research sites in Africa, to work on […]

Good Karma and Web Accessibility

PRESENTERS: Joel H Crawford-Smith DEPARTMENTS: Duke Web Services FORMAT: Presentation (topical discussion followed by questions) ABSTRACT: Become part of making the web better for all people everywhere, and reap the benefits! The web is fundamentally designed to work for all people, whatever their hardware, software, language, culture, location, or physical or mental ability. When the […]

High Performance Computing – Explored

PRESENTERS: Doug Beary, Lenovo Inc. DEPARTMENTS: Vendor FORMAT: Presentation ABSTRACT: What is HPC? How is it used? Where did it come from? How can I use it! This discussion will touch on the basics of HPC and how it evolved to where it is today. We will see what kind of use cases are typical […]

Innovation and Inspiration through Cognitive Computing: IBM Watson in the Age of Discovery

PRESENTERS: Swami Chandrasekaran, IBM DEPARTMENTS: Vendor FORMAT: Presentation ABSTRACT: IBM Watson’s cognitive capabilities are transforming industries like healthcare, higher education, retail and consumer products, to name a few. Imagine if you could take the skills and experience of your organization’s top experts and scale that insight across your entire organization. Imagine if you could find new, […]

Internet of Things (IoT) Higher Ed and Healthcare

PRESENTERS: Jim Haskins, IoT Specialist, Cisco DEPARTMENTS: Vendor FORMAT: Presentation ABSTRACT: IoE is the networked connection of people, process, data and things. IoE brings together people, processes, data, and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before, turning information into actions that create new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented economic opportunity […]

IT Security Highest Risk

PRESENTERS: Richard Biever and Rosemary Herhold DEPARTMENTS: Duke Medicine Information Security Office, Duke University Information Technology Security Office FORMAT: Presentation (topical discussion followed by questions) ABSTRACT: Duke leadership has identified IT security as one of the highest areas of institutional risk in the coming years. During this session, we will provide background information and case […]

Let’s discuss your Professional Development

PRESENTERS: Christine L. Vucinich DEPARTMENTS: OIT Training FORMAT: Birds of a Feather ABSTRACT: Are you thinking about your professional development for the upcoming year? Let’s have a discussion around what types of training opportunities are available to IT staff throughout Duke as well as what your future needs are.