Cisco is heading to EDUCAUSE, October 14-17, in Chicago, Illinois. Come join us to discover ways technology enables a positive student experience.
On today’s smart campuses, students can connect to engaging, interactive learning; in-person and virtual communities; and to resources that offer vital support that strengthens the student experience.
As a global leader, Cisco is a bridge, delivering the integrated, secure technology that helps build these connections and enables colleges and universities to empower their students—from applicant to graduate and beyond.
To schedule a meeting or booth tour with Cisco higher education experts at EDUCAUSE, contact your Cisco account team.
We look forward to seeing you in Chicago at booth 1321.
Tuesday, October 15 | 9:45 am–6:30 pm CT
Wednesday, October 16 | 9:45 am–5:00 pm CT
Be sure to enter our giveaway for a chance to win an Apple Watch!
Visit Cisco Cloud Security at booth 107 to see product demos of Duo Security and Cisco Umbrella.
The two-person cybersecurity team at The University of North Carolina, Pembroke, is small but mighty. In just three years, they implemented an integrated, automated security portfolio, amplified with threat intelligence, to safeguard campus, slashing the number of serious incidents from 20 a day to just one or two a week.
From move-in to graduation day, students require reliable connectivity to be successful. With the emergence of Wi-Fi 6, it is even more important to ensure students can use devices everywhere on campus. Learn how higher education leaders tackle density and device challenges while creating unique experiences, all through Wi-Fi.
Director of Network and Data Center Operations, Georgetown University
CISO, Adjunct Lecturer, UNC Pembroke
Assistant CIO, Illinois College
Associate Vice President of IT and CIO, Butler University
Barry Arnold is the Director of Network and Data Center Operations at Georgetown University overseeing all day-to-day Network and Voice infrastructure. In addition, over the last 3 years Mr. Arnold has led the largest IT initiative at Georgetown to refresh the network and Wi-Fi infrastructure within 60 plus buildings. Before stepping into his current role, Mr. Arnold served as Georgetown’s Senior Manager of Network Operations overseeing all-new network initiatives and served as the IT liaison to the Georgetown Facilities Planning office on all construction projects.
Prior to coming to Georgetown, Mr. Arnold was the Manager of Network Operations, at Bloomberg BNA, where he led day-to-day IT operations and led data center migration and modernization efforts.
Mr. Arnold was involved with coaching youth football, basketball, and soccer for his 2 sons, who are now thriving in college academically. Mr. Arnold, along with his wife, is actively involved with Women Giving Back (WGB) charity. WGB supports women living in shelters in Northern Virginia and provides clothing and coaching services to help improve their skills for future career opportunities.
Peter Williams joined Butler University in June 2015. Williams came to Butler from Marian University, where he was Assistant Vice President, Chief Information Officer. In 2011, He earned both his Bachelor of Science in General Studies and his Master of Science in Information and Communication Sciences from Ball State University.
Butler deployed Cisco Meraki for their entire campus, including their basketball venue, Hinkle Fieldhouse. Peter is excited to be on the panel and learn from other Cisco Meraki customers on how they are leveraging the API capability as well as additional technologies that can be transferred into Higher Education.
With UNCP for over three years, Don sets the network security vision and operationalizes various tools to secure the data, identity and safety of all UNC Pembroke faculty, staff and students. He retired from the U.S. Army after 24 years of service and accepted a UNCP fellowship opportunity. Don's commitment to service, as well as his top-secret security clearance and expertise in cybersecurity and digital forensics, make him an important asset to the university. He also teaches three undergraduate IT management classes that are among the first to pilot the integration of Cisco Webex and the university's learning management system.
Marc has built a working relationship with all of the departments at Illinois College over the last 13 years. He has become a main point of contact when an emergency arises for many departments and is always willing to help. Marc took over the management of the campus network in 2006 and has deployed it through several iterations. As Assistant CIO, he has helped lead the IT team with patience and understanding and helped bring the department to a point where people feel comfortable requesting assistance, whether for training or simple issues.
Before starting his career at Illinois College, Marc provided technical support for PADCOM, Inc., a mobile networking solutions company in Bethlehem, PA, where he learned a great deal about customer support as well as the hands-on installation of technical equipment. Outside of his work at Illinois College, Marc also spends time coaching CrossFit, working on composing and releasing experimental music, assisting when needed with his wife's company Serious Lip Balm, and spending time with his wife and son. He holds a CCENT has an Associates in Electrical Engineering from Lincoln Technical Institute in Allentown, PA
• Quantify Student Success with Cisco and Degree Analytics
• Improve Student Retention with Cisco and Involvio
• Provide Active Learning Spaces with Cisco Webex and Oblong Mezzanine
• Connect the Campus with Cisco DNA Center and Wi-Fi 6
• Facilitate Campus Wayfinding with MazeMap
• Ensure Comprehensive Data Management with Cisco Hyperflex
• Leverage Cloud-managed IT with Cisco Meraki Dashboard
• Protect Campus Safety and Notification with Cisco Meraki MV Cameras and Singlewire
• Enable Cyber Threat Hunting with Cisco Threat Response and Cisco Cyber Defense Clinics