Uncategorized

OneIT Symposium Schedule: April 24, 2019

 

For viewing schedule on mobile devices (and other features), get our official event app, Whova:

iOS

Android

For Blackberry or Windows Phone, Click here

Event code is oneit

Loading…

OneIT Symposium: April 24, 2019

The OneIT Steering Committee invites you to attend the Second Annual OneIT Symposium on Wednesday, April 24 from 8:30a.m – 4:30p.m at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center.

This year’s theme is “Thriving on Change” — particularly apropos this year! The schedule includes:

  • 
Keynote speaker on “The Challenges of Leading Change”
  • GT CIO Mark Hoeting on The State of IT at GT
  • Discussion panel: What We Learned from the CAR
  • FireEye Discusses The Changing Security Landscape
  • ERP/EDM: What Should IT Folks Know About Upcoming Business Systems Transformation

We are finalizing the agenda, but if you have ideas, please send them to oneit@gatech.edu

Register Now >>

OneIT News: IT@GT 101, Azure Workshop, Peer Coaching, 2019 MOR Participants

Hello…

Some news items, circulated on behalf of the OneIT organizing committee:


1) IT@GT 101 Course Offered April 4

Those new to IT support roles on campus have few ways of learning about the various services available to them. IT@GT 101 can help.

This introductory course provides an overview of IT services on campus. The course is four hours with a 30-minute break. It is intended for people serving in a technology support role on campus. IT employees and IT student employees relatively new or of longer tenure welcome.

Location: Engineered Biosystem Building (EBB) Krone – Room 1005
Date: April 4th
Time: 1:00 – 4:30pm

Please sign up https://b.gatech.edu/2ECQWwC

2) Azure Workshop Offered March 28

This will be a one-day “intro” course conducted by Microsoft representatives. Topics will be items that the general IT community would want to know — e.g., how to access Azure, provisioning, networking, storage, etc. Agenda still being finalized.

Date: March 28, 9am-4pm
Location: TBD, likely in CODA

Signup to be circulated soon.

3) Peer Coaching Program

This spring, a small group of IT professionals (and MOR program alumni) is piloting a peer coaching program at GT. With lessons learned from this pilot, the group anticipates opening the program more broadly this fall. More information about peer coaching as a practice and about the pilot here:

http://oneit.gatech.edu/peer-coaching/

4) 2019 MOR IT Leadership Participants (GT Digital Leaders Program)

The MOR IT Leadership Program (now known here as the GT Digital Leaders Program) draws participation from many respected higher education institutions and seeks to enhance the professional development of individuals who will play management and leadership roles within higher ed information technology. More information here:

http://www.morassociates.com/itlp/itlp-readings/ITLP-Overview.pdf

This year’s program consists of 33 IT professionals from both central and campus IT groups:

  • Mike Anderson, Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Dina Archer, Resource Management
  • Sherry Belom, ITS
  • Christian Birk, AV Services
  • Victor Bolet, Instructional Technologies
  • Jeremy Bowden, GTRI-CIPHER
  • Nan Deeprasert, A&I
  • Malynda Dorsey, Communications
  • Justin Filoseta, College of Sciences
  • Stephen Garrett, Digital Business
  • Warren Goetzel, Instructional Technologies
  • JulieBeth Golden, Resource Management
  • Troy Hilley, College of Sciences
  • Ruben Lara, PACE
  • Garth Milford, ITS
  • Thomas Miller, Networking
  • Schantel Mitchell, College of Business
  • Eric Mungai, Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Natalie Palmer, EIS
  • Angelica Remolina, College of Engineering
  • Jennifer Rhodes, PPMO
  • Mark Robinson, EIS
  • Vicki Rogers, ITS
  • Larry Rowe, PPMO
  • Mark Sanders, Office of Development
  • Eric Sembrat, College of Engineering
  • Jessica Shaffer, Networking
  • Adam Smith, A&I
  • Uwanna Smith, College of Computing
  • Gabe Vannice, Engineered Biosystems
  • Bobby Wellman, GTPE
  • Christopher Wright, College of Sciences
  • Joe Zima, Ivan Allen College

Congratulations to these participants!

Save The Date: Spring 2019 OneIT Symposium

Please save the date! The OneIT Spring 2019 Symposium will be held April 24, 9am-4pm in the Global Learning Center. We’ll share signup information and detail about topics and presentations in the coming weeks. We look forward to seeing many of you there!

AWS Immersion Day – October 29 – Cloud Computing with AWS

OneIT invites you to attend Immersion Day focusing on AWS cloud solutions for the research community. Join us for this Immersion Day and learn about HPC, containers, and Data Analytics with emphasis on AI and Deep Learning from AWS experts in HPC, genomics, big data and healthcare. Participate in hands on training sessions on cutting-edge data analytics techniques and learn about how to optimize your workflow to use spot instances and maximize your ROI using cloud. Registration for Immersion Day is free and lunch is provided by AWS. Use the RSVP link below to register.

Date: October 29, 2018 — 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Bill Moore Student Success Center, Press Room B
Registration: RSVP – Registration is FREE – Lunch provided by AWS
Hosted by OneIT and Presented by AWS

Program Highlights

  • 8:30 – 9:00 Welcome and Introductions
  • 9:00 – 10:00 AWS Fundamentals Recap
  • 10:00 – 11:00 High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • 11:00 – 11:15 Break
  • 11:15 – 12:15 Research Computing with Containers
  • 12:15 – 1:30 Lunch and Hands on Computing Lab
  • 1:30 – 2:30 Big Data and Analytics
  • 2:30 – 2:45 Break
  • 2:45 – 3:45 AI and Deep Learning
  • 3:45 – 4:45 Hands on ML Lab
  • 4:45 – 5:00 Wrap up and Questions

Important Notes:

This is a hands-on workshop, so please bring a laptop and come prepared with AWS access — if you don’t already have it, please sign up for a free AWS account at https://aws.amazon.com/

This workshop is open to researchers beyond the IT community — if you know researchers interested in the topics being presented, please feel free to forward the invitation to them.

OneIT: MOR IT Leadership Development 2019

One emphasis of Georgia Tech’s OneIT program is to promote professional development of IT staff across Georgia Tech, through activities like IT@GT 101 and other peer-to-peer learning; on-campus training opportunities; interest groups, book club, speaker series, and other activities.

Through OneIT, the Office of Information Technology will again make available an additional professional development opportunity: the MOR IT Leaders Program. This established program, which draws participation from many respected higher education institutions, seeks to enhance the professional development of individuals who will play management and leadership roles within higher education information technology. More information here:

http://www.morassociates.com/itlp/itlp-readings/ITLP-Overview.pdf

GT’s planned participation in this program in 2019 will consist of two cohorts of approximately six members each, drawing from both within OIT and campus units.

The program involves a significant commitment of time and resources on an individual and institutional level, including:

  • Time commitment, including four 3-day in-person instructional meetings in various cities, as well as significant time reading and preparing for these meetings
  • Monetary commitment: the program costs approximately $7k per participant as well as travel expenses (estimated $6k). For the campus cohort, OIT will cover the $7k program cost, with the home unit of the individual contributing the travel costs
  • Administrative agreement: the leadership of the campus participant’s unit (e.g., Dean, School Chair, Director) must agree to allow the necessary time for participation in the program, as well as to fund travel cost mentioned above

Note that this program is available only to IT staff currently serving in a management role (i.e., with direct reports).

The OneIT steering committee will evaluate and make recommendations for campus IT community nominees. OIT has a separate process in place to identify participants. All recommendations will ultimately be presented to GT leadership for approval.

The nomination process for campus nominees will require:

  • A brief nomination letter supporting the nomination (600 words maximum). Either a self-nomination or nomination by a colleague is acceptable. This should address how the candidate and GT could be expected to benefit from the individual’s participation in the program; factors suggesting the candidate’s prospects for success in the program; and any other supporting reasons for the nomination.
  • Confirmation that the candidate’s unit leadership agrees to the potential commitment of time and money. (The OneIT steering committee will solicit this agreement on behalf of nominees while evaluating nominations.)

Those with potential interest who want to talk to past participants may contact one or more of the graduates of the most recent program listed below.

Campus nominations should be made through

https://gatech.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dhFWHSaW3m8Ph2d

by end of day on October 24 2018.

2018 MOR ITLP Graduates:
Joe Blount
Alana DeAngelis
Steve Goeke
Jeff Fischer
Stephen Fuller
Steve Hodges
Charles Leggett
Paul Manno
Kevin McVay
Noel Moreno
Ed Nelsen
Diego Remolina
Lawrence Sharp
Shannon Thomas
Angi Whatley
Charlie Wright

OneIT Fall 2018 Symposium: October 8, 2018

The OneIT Steering Committee invites you to attend the OneIT Fall 2018 “Half Symposium” on Monday October 8 from noon – 4:30p.m at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center.

Similar to the “Full Symposium” earlier this year, content will be organized into three tracks focusing on ITIL, Products and Services, and IT Community — and time before and between sessions for professional networking and connecting with colleagues. Full schedule below.

Capacity is limited – Please register now!

We hope you can make it!

Cheers,
OneIT

OneIT Fall 2018 Symposium Schedule

Monday, October 8 noon – 4:30 pm
Georgia Tech Global Learning Center

(PDF version of schedule)

Program

Registration/Networking
Noon-1pm
1:00-1:55 pm

ITIL Overview Workshop

GLC 235

Presented by Knowledge Toolworks, this workshop is intended to provide the campus IT community with an overview of ITIL so that participants can determine how and which parts of ITIL may be of benefit to their IT organization. The workshop describes the ITIL Lifecycle phases and how they can help align IT with “the business”, control cost, improve IT service quality, balance resource allocations, and make IT a more enjoyable and stable working environment.

 

Also:

 

Mike Sewell, GTPE
“Anticipating the Culture and Tools of ITIL”

and

Vickie Rogers, OIT
Central IT ITIL Practices

IT Service Management (ITSM) @ GT

GLC 222

Cari Lovins, OIT
Jim Pete, OIT
Noel Moreno, OIT

Gain understanding of GT’s path with ServiceNow

Automated Workflow with Docusign API

GLC 233

Steve Hodges, Ivan Allen College
and
Mark Robinson, OIT

—- and —-

GT Web Future, Drupal 8 and GT Theme 3

GLC 233

Eric Sembrat. College of Engineering

2:10-3:05 pm

IT Community Panel

GLC 222

Moderator: Gabe Vannice

Enterprise Data Management (EDM) and Enterprise Service Bus

GLC 233

Katie Crawford and Michelle Thackeray, EDM

and

John Wilson, OIT

3:20-4:15 pm

Demystifying Employee Onboarding @ GT – What Happens When?

GLC 222

Panel of HR and IT

Introduction to David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD)

Charles Leggett, OIT

GLC 233

4:15-4:30pm Closing Remarks and Feedback
Facilitator: Mike Sewell
GLC 235
Closing Remarks and Feedback
Facilitator: Ben Pritchett
GLC 222
Closing Remarks and Feedback
Facilitator: Gabe Vannice
GLC 233

 

Speaker Series Event: Kimberly Friedman of Microsoft

We’re excited about the next event in the OneIT Speaker Series:

On Thursday August 2, 1-4pm in GLC 235, Kimberly Friedman of Microsoft will present on “How Collaboration Happens at Microsoft”. Describing her presentation, she says: “We have a very large matrixed company, so while some organizations have challenges with silos to break down, our challenge revolves around mastering our ability to collaborate effectively in a highly matrixed environment.” Kimberly will of course discuss how Microsoft uses software tools to address this challenge.

We anticipate that Kimberly will present for an hour or so. The remainder of the time can be used for Q-and-A and then professional networking among attendees (while enjoying GLC’s famous afternoon ice cream).

To help with planning, would those interested in attending please register here:

http://bit.ly/2OiBsR8

Teaser: Next month’s planned Speaker Series event will be Thursday September 6, 1-4pm in GLC. Sanjay Agravat, Machine Learning Specialist for Google Cloud Platform [ https://cloud.google.com/ml-engine/ ] will provide an overview of Google Cloud platform with emphasis on its machine learning tools. We will of course be in touch before that event with reminder and signup.

Thank you!

Note: OneIT events are announced on many campus IT mailing lists and are also published in two places:

-the OneIT web site’s events section at http://oneit.gatech.edu/events/

-a shared o365 calendar named “OneIT” — anyone may subscribe

 

OneIT: Summer 2018 Update: Speaker Series and Coffee with the CIO

On behalf of the OneIT organizing committee we would like to share information about a couple of upcoming program activities.

1) Speaker Series

We will be starting a monthly speaker series in July. These are opportunities for guests (external or internal) to give a moderately in-depth presentation (~45-75 minutes) on a topic of broad interest to the IT community.

We are planning these events at the GLC on the first Thursday of every month from 1-4pm. Based in part on feedback from the April OneIT Symposium, we wanted to include enough time for the invited speaker to present, for q-and-a, and for professional networking time with colleagues (and also the very popular afternoon ice cream break 😉

Important note: Because of the July 4 holiday, the first speaker series date will deviate a bit — it will be held on Thursday July 12. Also: We are also including in the speaker series an additional event on July 18, “AWS Immersion Day” — details below. But in general the “first Thursday” scheduling is the plan.

The first four speaker series events will be:

-Thursday July 12, 1-4pm, GLC — ServiceNow representatives will present an overview of the ServiceNow platform, which is playing an increasingly important role at GT. Emphasis is a general introduction to the platform and its several capabilities, including request management, incident management, HR service delivery, knowledge management, and more.

-Monday July 16 or Wednesday July 18, 8:30-4:30pm (date not yet finalized, location not yet finalized) — Brian Beach of Amazon will present an AWS “Immersion Day” — this will include presentation and hands-on experience with various aspects of AWS and EC2 (introduction, networking, storage, security, identity, etc).

-Thursday August 2, 1-4pm, GLC — Kimberly Friedman, Microsoft — “How Collaboration Happens at Microsoft” — her description: “We have a very large matrixed company so while some organizations have challenges with silos to break down, our challenge revolves around mastering our ability to collaborate effectively in a highly matrixed environment.”

-Thursday September 6, 1-4pm, GLC — Sanjay Agravat, Machine Learning Specialist for Google Cloud Platform [ https://cloud.google.com/ml-engine/ ] — Sanjay will provide an overview of Google Cloud platform with emphasis on its machine learning tools.

Future potential topics include GT/OIT/GTRI alum Trey Palmer on aspects of Mailchimp’s IT operations; IBM Watson; and SEO.

If you’d like to suggest topics or speakers, we’d love to hear: oneit@gatech.edu

We will be in touch with more info and reminders about these as the dates approach, but we wanted the community to be aware of what’s planned.

2) Coffee with the CIO

We will be organizing informal meetings for members of the GT IT community to chat over coffee with GT CIO Mark Hoeting. Starting in July we will send invitations to gather a group of 10-15 members of the IT community for informal chat, listening, and feedback.

OneIT Symposium: April 24, 2018

The OneIT Steering Committee invites you to attend the First Annual OneIT Symposium on Tuesday, April 24 from 8:30a.m – 4:30p.m at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center.

We’ve organized a varied agenda that includes a keynote address on “The Future of IT in Higher Education” by speaker Laura McCain Patterson (currently of MOR Associates; former University of Michigan CIO 2009-2016) and a “State of IT” presented by Georgia Tech’s CIO, Mark Hoeting; an ITIL Overview and three program tracks in the afternoon. Full schedule below.

Capacity is limited – Please register now!

RSVPs are due no later than Friday, April 13.

Lunch will be provided.

We hope you can make it!

Cheers,
OneIT

OneIT Spring 2018 Symposium Schedule

Tuesday, April 24 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Georgia Tech Global Learning Center

Morning Program

8:30-9:00 am Registration (coffee and pastries available)
GLC 236
9:00-9:45 am Keynote: The Future of IT in Higher Education
Laura McCain Patterson (MOR Associates, and former CIO University of Michigan 2009-2016)
GLC 236
10:00-10:40 am State of IT at Georgia Tech
Mark Hoeting, VP Information Technology and CIO, Georgia Tech
GLC 236
10:40-11:10am Q&A Session with Laura and Mark
GLC 236
11:20-11:30 am OneIT Program Status Report
Marissa Jules and Steve Hodges
GLC 236
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Buffet lunch provided for all registrants (with a special visitor)
GLC First Floor Atrium

 

Afternoon Program

1:00-1:55 pm

CANCELED:
Instructor Not Available Because of Emergency

ITIL Overview Workshop

GLC 235

Presented by Knowledge Toolworks, this workshop is intended to provide the campus IT community with an overview of ITIL so that participants can determine how and which parts of ITIL may be of benefit to their IT organization. The workshop describes the ITIL Lifecycle phases and how they can help align IT with “the business”, control cost, improve IT service quality, balance resource allocations, and make IT a more enjoyable and stable working environment.

Canvas @ GT

GLC 236

* Warren Goetzel, Digital Learning, OIT

Gain understanding of GT’s ongoing Canvas rollout while following along in the same training sandbox used for faculty training

Microsoft Azure and Machine Learning Demo

GLC 222

Microsoft representative Gaurav Hind will present Microsoft Azure with specific reference to Azure machine learning (AzureML). Observe as a basic ML experiment is developed, and explore on your own after the session using the presentation materials.

Note: The demonstrated AzureML experiment requires an Azure account. If you want to repeat this demonstration during or after the session, you can sign up for a free Azure account using your GT credentials. From https://azure.microsoft.com choose “Free account” -> “Start free” and use GT account of the form gburdell3@gatech.edu. After signing in via SSO, verify identity by card (it won’t be charged unless you explicitly convert to a paid account).

2:00-2:55 pm

Salesforce @ GT

GLC 236

* Shannon Thomas, Scheller College of Business
* John Wilson, Enterprise Information Systems, OIT
* Jeff Fischer, Professional Education

Learn how Salesforce is currently being used at GT and plans for future use

Amazon AWS Machine Learning and Alexa Demo

GLC 222

Amazon representative Brian Beach will present AWS machine learning technology with specific reference to Alexa technology. Observe as a basic Alexa “skill” is developed, and experiment after the session using instructional materials provided. Stephen Garrett of GT will speak about ITG group’s recent work with Alexa.

Note: The demonstrated AWS skill requires an AWS account. If you want to repeat this demonstration during or after the session, you can sign up for a free AWS account. From https://aws.amazon.com/ choose “Create an AWS Account”. You’ll automatically be placed in the “free tier”, though credit card info is required for identification and in cases where usage exceeds the free tier.

3:00-3:55 pm

IT Governance @ GT

GLC 236

* John Gilleland, Office of Strategic Consulting

Better understand the structures and processes around IT governance at GT; see examples of projects that have gone through the process

Panel: The Technological Diversity of GT’s Campus IT

GLC 222

4:00-4:30pm

Closing Remarks and Feedback

GLC 236