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EDUCAUSE Talks Tech

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EDUCAUSE Talks Tech | An EDUCAUSE Review Podcast | Artwork with illustration of a stack of books with a mortar board on top encircled by headphones 

Authors, leaders, and community influencers talk in-depth about the complexities of higher education technology. Hosted by John O’Brien, President and CEO, EDUCAUSE.

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Season 2

Advancing Digital Accessibility

Episode 8 | April 20, 2022

Kyle Shachmut, assistant director for Digital Accessibility Services at Harvard University, shares advice on digital accessibility strategies, and talks about his own journey promoting equitable access.

The 2022 Top 10 IT Issues

Episode 7 | March 4, 2022

John O'Brien welcomes two of the 2022 Top 10 IT Issues panelists to discuss the list: Bella Abrams, Director of IT for the University of Sheffield, and Phil Ventimiglia, Chief Innovation Officer for the Georgia State University.

Report on Racial Justice Statements and Campus Equity Efforts

Episode 6 | March 4, 2022

Jill Dunlap and Alexa Wesley, research directors from NASPA, about their findings from a content analysis of racial justice statements made in the spring and summer of 2020.

President Astrid Tuminez on UVU's Digital Transformation

Episode 5 | March 1, 2022 | Originally recorded on July 28, 2021

John O'Brien talks with Astrid S. Tuminez, President of Utah Valley University, about prioritizing digital transformation on her campus.

Addressing DEI Issues through Analytics

Episode 4 | February 16, 2022

John O'Brien talks with three IT leaders working with data and analytics to develop a more fair and equitable journey for students.

Audrey Watters on the History of Personalized Learning

Episode 3 | February 9, 2022

John O'Brien, EDUCAUSE President and CEO, talks with Audrey Watters, author of the new book "Teaching Machines: The History of Personalized Learning".

Mark Brown on Increasing African American Economic Mobility

Episode 2 | January 18, 2022

John O'Brien, EDUCAUSE President and CEO, talks with Mark Brown, Executive Director of the Student Freedom Initiative, about addressing the economic disparity for HBCU students.

Paul LeBlanc on Equity, Access, and Opportunity for Students

Episode 1 | January 11, 2022

John O'Brien, EDUCAUSE CEO and President, talks with Paul LeBlanc, President of Southern New Hampshire University, about his new book, Students First: Equity, Access, and Opportunity in Higher Education.

Season 1

Ed Hudson and Michelle Norin on Cybersecurity

Episode 9 | October 26, 2021 | Originally recorded on 7/12/21

Two IT leaders discuss a cyberattack that occurred at each of their institutions and share insights into preparing for future threats.

Ed Clark on Digital Transformation

Episode 8 | October 26, 2021 | Originally recorded on 2/8/21

John O'Brien, EDUCAUSE CEO and President, talks with Ed Clark, CIO and Chief Digital Officer at the University of St. Thomas, about digital transformation.

Jamie Merisotis on the Future of Work

Episode 7 | October 26, 2021 | Originally recorded on 3/12/21

John O'Brien, EDUCAUSE President and CEO, talks with Jamie Merisotis, President and CEO of the Lumina Foundation, about how artificial intelligence and current crises will affect the future of work.

Shannon Dunn on Student Engagement

Episode 6 | October 26, 2021 | Originally recorded on 4/2/21

John O'Brien, EDUCAUSE President and CEO, talks with Shannon Dunn, Strategic Consultant, Vantage Technology Consulting, about the work that the University of Florida has done to provide students resources for engagement.

Mike Corn and Cheryl Washington on the role of the CISO

Episode 5 | October 26, 2021 | Originally recorded on 6/3/21

John O'Brien, EDUCAUSE CEO and President, talks with Mike Corn, CISO for the University of California San Diego, and Cheryl Washington, CISO, for the University of California Davis, about the increasing relevance of the Chief Information Security Officer role.

Freeman Hrabowski and Jack Suess on Successful President/CIO Collaboration

Episode 4 | October 26, 2021 | Originally recorded on 12/16/20

John O'Brien, EDUCAUSE CEO and President, talks with UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski and CIO Jack Suess about what makes their longtime working relationship a success.

Sharon Pierce and Tiffni Deeb on Leaders Working Together

Episode 3 | October 26, 2021 | Originally recorded on 3/2/21

John O'Brien, EDUCAUSE President and CEO, talks with Sharon Pierce, President, and Tiffni Deeb, Vice President of Information Technology, Minneapolis College, about how they work together effectively.

Judy Miner and Joe Moreau on Analytics

Episode 2 | October 26, 2021 | Originally recorded on 8/24/21

Every institution has to decide when the importance of using analytics becomes bigger than the doubts and hesitations.

Mitch Davis on Leadership and Change

Episode 1 | October 26, 2021 | Originally recorded on 10/22/20

John O'Brien, EDUCAUSE CEO and President, talks with Mitch Davis, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Dartmouth College, about change and the need for focus.