OIT Staff Represents UTSA at the 2017 InnoTech Conference

April 28, 2017

By: Danicia Steele, Communications Specialist

UTSA’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) staff members represented the university at the 2017 annual InnoTech Conference. The conference took place from April 12- 13 at the Norris Conference Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Jayashree Iyengar speaker during the InnoTech Conference

(Jayashree Iyengar speaking during the InnoTech Conference.)

The Inno Tech Conference presents an opportunity for IT staff to collaborate and discuss current technology issues and successful techniques used in their IT work environment. At the event, guests are given the opportunity to attend sessions, a vendor fair, and special events. Some of the session topics included mobility, IT security, IT leadership, and business intelligence/ analytics.

Chip Meadows on panel at the Security Engagement Series

(Chip Meadows on panel at the Security Engagement Series)

Director of Application Development and Support (ADS) Jayashree Iyengar served as a speaker on April 12 for “Enterprise DevOps: It Takes a Village.” The session focused on the community of stakeholders needed to achieve cultural transformation in enterprise DevOps. On the following day, Senior Information Security Analyst Chip Meadows served as a panelist for “Security Engagement Series: Advanced Persistent Threat.” The security panel provided different viewpoints on Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) affecting their establishments and the steps they are taking to avoid, identify and respond to the threats.

Anthony Espinoza at the CIO Panel forum.

(Anthony Espinoza at the CIO Panel forum.)

On April 13, Interim Executive Director of Infrastructure Services and Deputy CIO Anthony Espinoza represented UTSA at the InnoTech special event. Espinoza served as a panelist during the CIO Panel forum presented by the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Technology Council. The event opened with the new North San Antonio Chamber CIO Panel video highlighted perspectives from CIO’s, entrepreneurs, and millennial students on innovation, customer service, and digital disruption. The video was created by the following UTSA OIT Staff members:

  • Director of Video Technology Ernest Hernandez III
  • Video Production Manager Gerard Bustos
  • Senior Producer James Borrego
  • Project Coordinator Rosalind Ong De Trevino
  • Communication Specialist Danicia Steele


During the CIO Panel forum, Espinoza and other panelists discussed the “Business Value of IT Innovation” where they provided different viewpoints on IT innovation and shared how they position their business strategy to prepare for competitive innovation now and in the near future. The event concluded with an open discussion as panelists responded to pertinent questions from attendees.


For more information about the North SA Chamber of Commerce click here.

To view the North San Antonio Chamber CIO Panel video click here

For more information about the InnoTech Conference visit: http://www.innotechconferences.com/sanantonio/