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WTC Consulting, Inc. will exhibit at the EDUCAUSE Connect event, held March 2-4, 2016 at the Denver Marriot City Center. The theme of the event is “Solve, Network, Grow.” EDUCAUSE Connect creates highly interactive, action-driven professional development experiences focused on finding workable solutions, connecting people’s experiences, building professional networks, and growing individual and collective understanding of higher education issues.
During the event, the 250 participants will select one of four learning themes drawn from the Top-Ten IT ISSUES.
2016 Program Learning Themes:
- Enterprise Services Delivery
- Leveraging Technology and Data
- Partnerships and Collaborations
- Staffing and Talent Development
Additional event opportunities for the attendees include Corporate Displays, The CIO Experience, and two new EDUCAUSE programs: Management Boot Camp and New IT Managers Program.
EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information. EDUCAUSE helps those who lead, manage, and use information resources to shape strategic IT decisions at every level. More than 1,800 colleges and universities and more than 300 corporations create a network where valuable perspectives on IT strategies are shared.
WTC delivers fact based consulting services to higher education and healthcare clients. Since 1983, WTC has helped organizations solve their complex financial, technical, operational, and organizational issues related to information technology, networking, and telecommunications. The success of the WTC approach is based on four characteristics: Structure, Understanding, Simplicity, Experience.
To learn more about EDUCAUSE visit www.educause.edu.
ACE 2016 is the country’s premier higher education event, bringing together nearly 2,000 higher education leaders to network with one another and hear from College and University presidents discussing the most pressing issues of the day.
ACE is the nation’s most visible and influential higher education association. ACE represents the presidents of more than 1,700 member accredited, degree-granting institutions, which include two-and -four year colleges, private, and public universities, and nonprofit and for-profit entities. The organization collectively promotes, protects, and advocates for students, faculty, and administrators in higher education. ACE members represent almost 70% of all students in accredited, degree-granting institutions.
WTC Consulting, Inc. is a leader in fully integrated activity based consulting, rate and funding models, and rate implementation for information technology. Since 1983, WTC has helped many ACE members with the facts they need to make informed decisions for IT strategic planning and the annual budget process. The success of the WTC approach is based on four characteristics: Structure, Understanding, Simplicity, Experience.
To learn more about ACE and ACE 2016 visit www.aceannualmeeting.org.
WTC Consulting, Inc. is proud to be a sponsor and exhibitor at the CISOA & 3CBG 2016 Conference. This event takes place at the Hyatt Regency Orange County on February 21-24 in Garden Grove, California. More than 350 attendees and more than 100 vendors are expected at the conference. The theme of the conference is “The Future is NOW.”
The California Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA) and the California Community College Banner Group (3CBG) have teamed up to hold this conference for a third time. The conference attendees are IT professionals from the California Community Colleges, the largest system of higher education in the nation with 2.1 million students attending 112 colleges.
The organizations have come together to present a unified set of sessions that will address many of the topics of the IT professional in management, security, information systems, and IT curriculum.
Founded in 1987, CISOA provides direction to information professionals in California community colleges and increases recognition of the value and necessity of information systems for effective planning and campus management. CISOA offers its members a yearlong CISOA Certification Program, which certifies individuals for roles as Chief Information Systems Officers in the California community college system.
WTC delivers fact based consulting services to higher education and healthcare clients. Since 1983, WTC has helped organizations solve their most complex, financial, technical, operational, and organizational issues related to information technology, networking, and telecommunications. The success of the WTC approach is based on four characteristics: Structure, Understanding, Simplicity, Experience.
To learn more about the CISOA & 3CBG Conference visit www.cisoa.net.
The mission of the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo is to create a multi-disciplinary environment that inspires attendees to evoke change and the advancement of a better delivery of healthcare through the physical space. Competitors, clients, and colleagues come together as friends to collaborate, share research, hear fresh perspectives and participate in the ever changing conversation of our industry.
This year’s Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo will focus on the intersection of design and wellness to serve the community of 2015 and beyond. A comprehensive focus on wellness begins long before the first caregiver interaction! The impacts felt throughout the entire healthcare community are real and significant, as business models shift, treatment plans change and consumer become more sophisticated, involved and independent.
This event connects all stakeholders responsible for the planning, design, construction and operations, of healthcare facilities.
Be sure to visit WTC Consulting, Inc. in Booth #1624 during the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference at the Indiana Convention Center on October 28 – 29, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The show theme is titled “The Best Thinking in Higher Education IT.” More than 4,000 attendees and 275 exhibiting companies will participate.
The Annual Conference program is derived from member-driven content organized into six program domains:
- Advancing the Academic Missions (includes Teaching and Learning).
- Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Data Management for Planning.
- Digital Scholarship, Libraries, Publishing, Curation, and Open Access.
- Enterprise Service Delivery.
- Leading and Partnering Strategically across the Academy.
- Risk Management.
EDUCAUSE helps those who lead, manage, and use information technology to shape strategic decisions at every level. EDUCAUSE actively engages with colleges and universities, corporations, foundations, government, and other non-profit organizations to further the mission of transforming higher education through the use of information technology.
Through various programs and activities, EDUCAUSE and its members contribute to thought leadership on major issues, help clarify the current environment, document effective practices, and highlight how emerging trends and technologies may influence the evolution of IT in higher education.
EDUCAUSE members are at the crossroads of important higher education issues and address a spectrum of challenges including enterprises systems, strategic leadership, teaching and learning, cybersecurity, identity management, and more.
Membership is open to institutions of higher education, corporations serving the higher education information technology market, and other related associations and organizations. A comprehensive range of resources and activities are available to all interested employees at EDUCAUSE member organizations.
From left to right: Phillip Beidelman, Kyrsten Beidelman, and Charlotte Beidelman.
On March 15th more than 26,000 runners participated in the annual running of the LA Marathon. WTC’s President and Vice President, Phillip and Charlotte Beidelman, said the race was challenging and the course was beautiful, starting in Dodger Stadium and ending in Santa Monica, close to the beach. Called the “Stadium to Sea” course, over 1,000,000 spectators lined the course as the runners wound their way throught downtown LA, over to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, past Sunset Strip, Into Beverly Hills and onto Rodeo Drive, up VA/Purple Heart Hill, down to Ocean Avenue/Palisades Park, finishing in Santa Monica.
The inaugural Los Angeles Marathon was in 1986, born from the excitement of the successful 1984 Olympics held in Los Angeles. This first LA Marathon had more than 10,000 entrants, making it the largest inaugural marathon in the world. Los Angelians have embraced this event, showing a strong presence along the route, yelling and cheering the runners on, many times by name since the runners name is printed on their front bib. Music, dancing, and other entertainment keep the runners going.
WTC Consulting, Inc. will exhibit at the NERCOMP 2015 annual Conference, held on March 31-April 1, 2015 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island. The theme for this year’s conference is “In IT Together.” The theme reflects that everyday IT actions and decisions impact one another and the future of our higher education IT community. From the frontline staff up to the CIO, we are all “in IT together.”
2015 Key Program Topics include:
- IT Services: Support Models and Practice
- Leadership and Organizational Development
- Libraries and Scholarship in the 21st Century
- Policy, Regulation, and Security
- Systems and Solutions
- Teaching and Learning
NERCOMP’s mission is to enhance the communications and dissemination of information related to the use of computers, networks and information technology in education, academic research and educational administration throughout the Northeastern United States. Its 280 plus member institutions are in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. NERCOMP is an associate of EDUCAUSE.
To learn more about NERCOMP visit www.nercomp.org.
WTC Consulting, Inc. is proud to be a sponsor and exhibitor at the CISOA & 3CBG 2015 Conference. This event takes place at the Hyatt Regency Monterey on March 8-11 in Monterey, California. WTC will be hosting the President’s Reception on Monday night from 4:30 – 6:00 pm held in the conference Exhibit Hall. More than 325 attendees and more than 100 vendors are expected for the conference.
The California Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA) and the California Community College Banner Group (3CBG) have teamed up to hold this annual conference for a second time. The theme of “Partners in Student Achievement” will feature five supporting tracks: Leadership for College IT, Technology/Infrastructure, Application Development and Use, Programming Techniques, and Security. The conference will include a keynote address from California Community Colleges (CCC) Chancellor Dr. Brice W. Harris. The CCC is the largest system of higher education in the nation with 2.1 million students attending 112 colleges.
Founded in 1987, CISOA provides direction to information systems professionals in California community colleges and increases recognition of the value and necessity of information systems for effective planning and management of individual districts and the California community colleges as a whole. The organization offers its members a yearlong Certification Program that trains them to lead and manage technology organizations on their campus.
To learn more about the CISOA & 3CBG conference in Monterey visit www.cisoa.net.
WTC Consulting, Inc. will exhibit and participate in the HIMSS Southern California Chapter Annual Healthcare IT Conference “Healthcare in 2020: Innovations for the Future” on March 2, 2015 at the Center for Healthy Communities California Endowment in Los Angeles. This year’s annual HIT Event theme is “Innovation.”
SoCal HIMSS is launching its first Innovation Lab as a part of the 2015 Annual Healthcare IT Conference. With the help of the Innovation Lab, SoCal HIMSS is encouraging Healthcare Organizations/Vendors to showcase their innovative solutions to the SoCal Healthcare IT Community. Innovation Lab is a great opportunity to demonstrate Innovative Healthcare IT Products to over 300 attendees.
To learn more about the Annual Healthcare IT Conference visit www.socal.himsschapter.org.
WTC Consulting, Inc. will exhibit at the annual EDUCAUSE Connect conference, held January 28-30, 2015, at the Marriot Marquis San Diego Marina. The theme of the event is “One Community. Two Locations. Infinite Connections.” The new EDUCAUSE Connect format creates highly interactive, action-driven professional development experiences focused on finding workable solutions, connecting people’s experiences, building professional networks, and growing individual and collective understanding of higher ed IT issues.
During the event, participants will select a learning track created from the themes below and join a cohort of peers to network and share ideas — creating innovative strategies and leading change.
2015 Program Learning Themes:
- Data-Informed Decision Making
- Enterprise Service Delivery
- Partnerships and Collaborations
- Talent and Career Development
EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. EDUCAUSE helps those who lead, manage, and use information resources to shape strategic decisions at every level. Their conferences are a gathering of professionals from all levels and roles in the field.
To learn more about EDUCAUSE visit www.educause.edu.
WTC Consulting, Inc. is pleased to be an exhibitor at the ACUTA 2015 Winter Seminar held on January 25-28 at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. The theme for the seminar is Aspire to Shine. Held at “The Happiest Place on Earth,” this seminar offers attendees two different session tracks to choose from:
Track 1: Exploring Identity and Access Management Strategies
Authentication and authorization are functions that touch almost every system and solution leveraged by universities. Faculty, students, and staff often juggle multiple access credentials for services that have become a vital part of their daily activities. This track will examine various elements associated with moving to a unifying identity solution for access, roles, and rules enforcement. The track will highlight federated approaches to include resources outside institutional data centers.
Track 2: The Ever-Evolving Realm of Mobility
Mobility is in a constant state of change. Devices, WiFi network standards, and cellular networks have experienced multiple generational changes over the last five years, and this rate of change doesn’t appear to be waning anytime soon. This track will explore the implications of this constant state of change that influences budgets, projects, teaching practices, staffing requirements, learning outcomes, and strategic plans.
For more information on this event and the full list of educational sessions, please visit www.acuta.org.
WTC Consulting, Inc. has been a member and sponsor of ACUTA since 1988.
Be sure to visit WTC Consulting, Inc. in Booth #1130 during the EDUCAUSE 2014 Annual Conference at the Orange County Convention Center on September 30 – October 1, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. The show theme is titled “The Best Thinking in Higher Education IT.” More than 4,500 attendees and 260 exhibiting companies will participate.
The Annual Conference program is derived from member-driven content organized across seven overarching IT domains: 1. Analytics and Data-Driven Decision Making, 2. Digital Content Libraries, 3. Enterprise/Administrative IT, 4. Leadership and Management, 5. Security Compliance, Privacy, and Risk Management, 6. Service Management and Support, and 7. Teaching and Learning.
EDUCAUSE helps those who lead, manage, and use information technology to shape strategic decisions at every level. EDUCAUSE actively engages with colleges and universities, corporations, foundations, government, and other non-profit organizations to further the mission of transforming higher education through the use of information technology. More than 500 speakers will be participating in 300+ sessions, 60+ webcasts and online sessions.
Be sure to visit WTC Consulting, Inc. Booth #613, at the NACUBO 2014 Annual Meeting held in The Washington State Convention Center in Seattle on July 19-22, 2014. The 4-day event offers an opportunity for attendees to showcase solutions, initiate provocative discussions, and share effective strategies to manage the many challenges facing campus administrators.
The theme for 2014 is “Scaling New Heights.” The educational sessions are organized into 8 tracks to help attendees navigate the complete schedule:
- Cultivating Leadership
- Doing the Numbers
- Sustaining the Built Environment
- Financing the Enterprise
- Fostering Organizational Effectiveness
- Planning and Budgeting
- Running the Campus
- Serving the Student
The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) is a membership organization representing more than 2,500 colleges, universities, and higher education service providers across the country and around the world. NACUBO specifically represents chief business and financial officers through advocacy efforts, community services, and professional development activities. The association’s mission is to advance the economic viability and business practices of higher education institutions in fulfillment of their academic missions.
The regional associations cooperatively founded the National Association of University Business Officers (NACUBO) in 1962. The regional and national associations work together in the following ways:
- Joint programming and administrative support
- Leadership sharing Sharing of best practices
There are 4 regional associations:
- Eastern Association (EACUBO). Founded in 1962.
- Southern Association (SACUBO). Founded in 1928.
- Western Association (WACUBO). Founded in 1936.
- Central Association (CACUBO). Founded in 1909.
To learn more about NACUBO visit www.nacubo.org
To learn more about WTC Consulting, Inc. visit www.wtc-inc.net
Join WTC Consulting, Inc., Booth #634, at the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) 49th Annual, International Conference on July 12-16, 2014 in the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. WTC is pleased to exhibit and be a sponsor at this annual event. Over 1,500 senior-level higher education leaders and design professionals are attending.
The theme for 2014 is “Plan for Transformation” in Higher Education. More than 100 educational sessions and intensive workshops will be conducted on strategic, academic, fiscal, technology, and facilities planning practices that will provide practical solutions and applications. Topical areas include:
- Academic Program Prioritization
- Leading through Disruptive Change
- Institutional/Educational Effectiveness
- Stewardship of Resources
- Engagement and Inclusiveness in the Planning Process
- IT and Learning Environment
- Environmental Sustainability
The Society for College and University Planning was established in 1965 and is a community of senior, higher education leaders who are responsible for, or are involved in, the integration of planning on their campuses and for the professionals who support them. SCUP’s Annual, International Conference & The Corner is a premier conference focusing on best practices in integrated planning. Activities throughout the conference will inform, challenge, and give you take away knowledge you can immediately apply on your own campus. Attendees will include a broad range of people in higher education who have responsibility for, or interest in, planning issues on their campus, including Chancellors, Presidents, Vice Presidents and Chief Operating Officers, Provosts, Principals and Partners, Deans, department heads, faculty, project directors, architects, engineering, and more.
To learn more about SCUP visit www.scup.org\annualconf49
To learn more about WTC Consulting, Inc. visit www.wtc-inc.net