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Wednesday, May 25 • 8:30am - 9:00am
Procurement as Strategy for Building the Next Generation Learning Environment

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American universities have made great gains to streamline the procurement process to realize cost savings. To many, however, these processes continue to fall short when it comes to using procurement as part of a strategic approach for building an integrated, digital learning ecosystem. This session will identify some of the shortcomings that still exist in the procurement process and discuss how procurement can be leveraged to become an essential part of a campus’ strategic initiative to reach the next generation learning environment. We will also share what IMS is doing to help institutions articulate their interoperability expectations, with specific emphasis on LTI integration.

Speakers
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Bruce Maas

CIO and Vice Provost for IT, UW Madison
Bruce Maas is the Vice Provost for Information Technology and CIO at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a position he has held since August of 2011. He has served the University of Wisconsin System in a diversity of roles over a career of more than 37 years, including Campus Budget Manager, Assistant Dean for Business Affairs, and PeopleSoft Student System Executive Project Manager. Prior to his current position, he served for seven years as... Read More →
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Jack Suess

Vice President of Information Technology and CIO, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Mr. John "Jack" Suess is Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). As Vice President, he provides university leadership for information technology at UMBC and serves on the executive leadership team of the university. He is responsible for providing information technology services in support of teaching and scholarship, research computing, and... Read More →


Wednesday May 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am
Room 12

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