Higher Education at BoxWorks 2018

Higher Education at BoxWorks 2018

During BoxWorks several hundred higher education community members, including CIOs and CISOs, IT practitioners, faculty, researchers, and students, will gather to discuss their cloud content management strategies, share best practices, and engage with peers and colleagues. This back-to-school season finds many campuses grappling with the challenges that come when their important content, whether administrative, research, course materials, student records, is fragmented across multiple cloud-based and on-premise systems. The proliferation of consumer tools combined with higher education's openness also makes content management in higher ed especially difficult for IT, executives, and end users.

Several sessions at BoxWorks will highlight best practices for campuses developing their content management strategies as well as the advantages that come from leveraging a secure, compliant cloud content management solution integrated with other best-of-breed tools like Office 365, G Suite, DocuSign, learning management systems, etc.

The BoxWorks Higher Education track includes:

Creating a Modern Digital Campus with Box

How can CIOs and IT leadership drive digital transformation and deliver the modern digital campus experiences their faculty, staff, and students expect? In addition to an overview of Box's higher education strategy and dedicated program for colleges and universities, leading higher education IT executives will contribute their perspectives on the challenges, opportunities, and strategies they've encountered driving digital campus initiatives and how cloud content management from Box fits into their strategic plans. Since major universities encompass all traditional lines of business and administrative functions, in addition to their core missions of teaching and research, their insights and approaches have broad applicability beyond higher education.

Building Next-Generation Research & Education Applications with Box Platform

Content services are at the core of modern teaching, learning, and research oriented applications. Come hear from emerging and established companies and universities leveraging the Box Platform to power their applications that are delivering modern learning experiences to millions of students, enabling the future workforce as well as powering cutting edge scientific research.

This session will feature presentations from:

  • EduLab 
  • EdCast
  • BrownDog from the National Center for Super Computing Applications 
  • Kumo at Indiana University

Admin Perspectives on Large Complex Enterprise Deployments

Colleges and universities deploying Box have unique challenges such as: large and transitory student populations, individuals in multiple roles, faculty and researchers who often operate autonomously within a large organization, and complex nested departmental hierarchies and matrixed relationship. What are best practices for navigating these and other more common challenges of large enterprise deployments? Come hear from veteran Box service owners their perspectives on what works when deploying Box to tens or even hundreds of thousands of users

This session will feature admin perspectives from:

  • Brigham Young University 
  • Duke University

Campus Lightning Talks

Over a thousand of the world's leading colleges and universities have standardized on Box across their campuses, for all their students, faculty, and staff. Come hear from IT leaders at several of Box's leading higher education customers in a series of "lightning talks" about how their campuses are leveraging cloud content management.

This session will feature presentations from:

  • Northwestern University 
  • University of Nebraska

In addition to the sessions on the Higher Education track listed above, higher ed community members will be presenting in various other sessions at BoxWorks, including their experience participating in the Box Skills beta, how Box applications like Box Drive, Box Notes, Box Edit and Box Mobile are being used on campus, and others.

Finally, we'll be hosting a higher education happy hour on Wednesday evening, August 29, for some informal conversations and networking -- details and an invitation will be sent to all higher ed BoxWorks attendees early next week. If you've not registered yet, it's not too late, contact highered@box.com for more information and a discount registration code!