OIT Hosts 2017 Spring Tech Conference

April 27, 2017



2017 OIT Spring Tech Conference

 (OIT 2017 Spring Tech Conference registration)

 

By: Rosalind Ong De Trevino, Project Coordinator

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) held the OIT 2017 Spring Tech Conference on April 20 in the UTSA Main Campus HEB UC Ballroom. UTSA students, faculty, and staff were invited to attend and learn more about technology resources available to them at the university. Interim Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Executive Director of Infrastructure Services Anthony Espinoza opened the conference.

 Dr. Enrique Alemán Jr. delivering the keynote presentation

(Dr. Enrique Alemán Jr. delivering the keynote presentation.)

 

UTSA Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department Professor and Chair Enrique Alemán Jr. Ph.D., delivered the keynote presentation titled “Utilizing Technology to Conduct Community-Based, Historical Research: The Case of Racial Inequity and Segregation in South Texas.” Assistant Vice Provost for IT Vanessa Hammler Kenon, Ed.D, provided an introduction to Dr. Aleman’s keynote and also delivered the plaque thanking him for his presentation.

 

Conference attendees interacting with vendors during the Vendor Fair.

(Conference attendees interacting with vendors during the Vendor Fair.)

 

Information Security Operations Officer Kevin Kjosa delivered the closing remarks, providing attendees with thoughtful reflection on the Spring Tech Conference and encouraging them to share their knowledge with colleagues for future events. The event was moderated by Project Coordinator Rosalind Ong De Trevino who along with Communications Specialist Danicia Steele conducted the prize drawing segment of the conference.

More than 400 students, faculty, and staff attended sessions led by OIT staff and top technology providers including Apple, Qualtrics, MathWorks, Microsoft, Cisco, i>clicker and more. Participants were able to ask questions about various products and see demos of the newest technology available at UTSA from our technology leaders.

Several vendor partners attended the event including Adobe, GTS, Abacus Computers Inc., CDW, Academic Advising, Top Hat, Commonwealth Computing Company, Online Learning, New Horizons, the Campus Technology store, and many more.

The event was a full OIT department endeavor which was led by:

 

Project Sponsor:
  • Vanessa Hammler Kenon, Ed.D., assistant vice provost for IT

Conference Co-Chairs:
  • Rosalind Ong De Trevino, project coordinator
  • Mary-Margaret Echevarria, telecommunications manager

Customer Relations and Communications Team:
  • Dalinda Milne, webmaster
  • Yuri Martinez-Ramos, multimedia designer, 
  • Danicia Steele and Nicole Duff, communications specialists.

Business Operations Administration Team:
  • Sonia Hernandez, senior administrative associate
  • Kelsey Evans, communications specialist
  • Cindy Colston, administrative services officer III
Spring Tech Conference Committee Members:

  • April Valdez, audio-visual services specialist
  • Ben Garcia, director of customer service and operations support
  • Brad Cooper, senior security analyst
  • Edgar Madrigal, customer support supervisor
  • Gerard Bustos, video production manager
  • James Lee, systems analyst II
  • Mark McCoy, director of customer service and operations Support
  • Michael Brand, instructional development specialist
  • Ryan Key, manager of systems infrastructure services
  • Thomas Freeman, technology solutions innovator

Volunteers

  • OIT department staff & VOICES Student Organization Volunteers

 

Click here to read about the OIT 2017 Spring Tech Conference in UTSA Today: https://www.utsa.edu/today/2017/04/oitconference.html

 

For more information on the OIT Spring Tech Conference visit: www.utsa.edu/oit/springtechconference.