EDUCAUSE 2016: The Best Thinking in Higher Education IT
Posted by Scott Kamieneski
As a 2016 EDUCAUSE Gold Partner, we are very excited to be heading to Anaheim for the annual conference next week. Since the launch of Unit4 Student Management at the conference last year, there has been a flurry of excitement at Unit4 about how we can help universities and colleges grow faster and achieve greater success while meeting students’ digital expectations. In addition to introducing the first market-ready, touch-first, true-cloud student information system that puts your students first, we have some more game changers coming soon.
This year we are introducing Wanda, the Unit4 digital assistant, that interacts with you via natural language patterns and syncs with your business software in the ways that help you streamline operational tasks. In addition to helping employees submit timesheets and run analyses of data, Wanda has some special capabilities to help drive engagement and student success at your college or university. Wanda can help students analyze their degree paths, register for courses and support or resolve complicated situations. Stop by and let us introduce you to Wanda in Anaheim!
We’re proud to be a gold partner in a conference that really does bring together the best thinking in Higher Education IT in one place. We’d love to chat about your innovations and ideas for Higher Education enterprise software at booth #1311. And don’t miss out on our other happenings at EDUCAUSE:
Unit4’s Global Vice President of Higher Education, Jami Morshed, will be leading a hot-topic panel discussion, “Your Students’ Digital Experience: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly,” Thursday October 27 at 9:10 AM in Meeting Room 210D. Our panelists are industry experts Rob Curtin of Microsoft and Jeff Alderson of Eduventures, and customer CIOs Jay Sample of Claremont Lincoln University and Scott Krajewski of Augsburg College. These higher education experts will share findings from research on how students experience their campus’ digital technology, and how you can close the gap between expectations and reality.
We are sponsoring the CIO Lounge in Meeting Room 207A/B, which is open throughout the conference to CIOs needing a break from the hustle and bustle. Enjoy refreshments and charge your devices away from the crowd.
Lastly, don’t miss your chance to win a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 at booth #1311 – we’ll be drawing at the booth daily!