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If you’re in the C-Suite leadership team on your campus, we invite you to a curated track of activities and experiences designed specifically for leaders like you.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • “Closed door” discussions with your peers on the most pressing opportunities and risks you are facing.
  • Facilitated roundtable discussions on the most relevant topics.
  • Time to network and collaborate on insights gained from HEUGX and TownHall sessions from earlier in the day.
  • Some special surprises to make your time together memorable, and beneficial.

Event Agenda


Monday, March 4th, 2024
Powered by Beyond Academics

Each session is led by a peer CIO/CFO and co-facilitated by Beyond Academics. Each session starts with a 10 minute overview from the facilitators followed by group discussion at each table. Ideas are bubbled up from each table, and there is a share-back/read-back window where each table presents its top findings.

This day is all about you, the C-level executive. It’s about having your voice heard, your thought leadership shared, and gaining rich, and relevant insight directly from your peers.

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch. Interact with colleagues in our casual social setting.


2:00–2:50 p.m.

Building & Sustaining Culture In Times of Leadership Turnover, Staffing Shortages, and Budget Pressure.


3:00–3:50 p.m.

A Successful Path To The Cloud: What’s [all] In The Way? This session is all about discussing if/when you plan to migrate to a new ERP/SIS, lessons learned from your last migration, the role of SIS in the future-ready institution, idea-sharing on best practices, and more.


3:50–4:00 p.m.



4:00–4:50 p.m.

The Future of The IT Shop In Higher Ed. This session is all about thinking through how to deliver with so many open positions on staff, how to move from being perceived as a break-fix shop, to strategic leader in the institution, and even what the future-ready IT shop looks like structurally, and operationally.


5:00–6:00 p.m.

Networking & Celebration Time. Light appetizers and drinks included.

Tuesday, March 5th, 2024
Powered by Infotech

We are elated to offer an afternoon of profound discussions and networking at Alliance 2024. This exclusive event will feature insights from our strategic sessions with Infotech and the esteemed Mark Roman, Managing Partner for Education, and Mark Maby, Research Director for Education, built around the key challenges and industry hot topics you’ve identified at your organization.

As we prepare for this exclusive event, we've arranged four pre-event discussions to gain a deeper understanding of your current challenges and opportunities. Your input is essential; please register below.

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch Interact with colleagues in our casual social setting.


2:00–2:15 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction. A brief overview of the day's schedule and an introduction to the presenters and Info-Tech Research Group.


2:15–3:45 p.m.

Exponential IT in Education. Exponential IT is a framework defined by Info-Tech Research Group to instruct IT leaders across all IT domains on how to elevate their maturity and value creation capabilities and how to close the gap between the exponential progression of technological change and the linear progression of IT's ability to successfully manage that change. This session will discuss the actionable principles needed by IT professionals to extract the value from accelerating technology advancements.

    • Breakout discussions on the impact of Exponential IT in Education


3:45–4:00 p.m.

Break A short interlude to refresh

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Responsible AI in Education (compliance, ethics, & governance). Responsible AI is the practice of determining the principles by which AI will be designed to engender trust and confidence in the technology. It also defines the governance policy & processes to effectively implement AI consistently in an autonomous organization

    • Group discussion on Responsible AI in Education.


5:00–6:00 p.m.

Networking Reception. Mingle, converse, and connect with fellow leaders, HEUG Leaders, Mark Roman, and Mark Maby. Refreshments and light appetizers will be served.

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