Outsource, Open Source, or Stay the Course?

How Economics, Politics, and Law are Shaping IT in Higher Education

June 3-5, 2008, The Resort at the Mountain, Welches, OR

Overview | Agenda | Travel/Hotel | Board Members


Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Afternoon | Golf (contact Greg Smith for group tee times)

5:30 p.m. | Reception

6:00 p.m. | Outstanding Project & Excellence Award Presentations

6:45 p.m. | Dinner

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

7:15 - 8:30 a.m. | Breakfast

CIO SUMMIT - 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

8:30 - 9:45 a.m. | Outsourcing Core Applications
Adrian Sannier, University Technology Officer, Arizona State University

Outsourcing student email to Google may signal a new era in university IT operations. Will such outsourcing grow? And, if so, how will this impact IT mission, costs, and policies?

9:45 a.m. | Break

10:15 - 11:30 a.m. | The Legal Assault on Open Source
Tracy Mitrano
, Director of Computer Policy and Law Program, Cornell University

Software corporations, feeling threatened by the rise of open source software, have launched a variety of legal actions. What are the likely effects of such attacks? Could they ultimately jeopardize the viability of open source strategies in higher education?

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Lunch

12:30 - 1:45 p.m.| Copyright and Network Filtering
Corynne McSherry, Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Organizations such as the RIAA have spurred Congress to pressure colleges and universities to adopt network filtering policies in order to address illegal P2P activities. Are such policies viable? What is Congress likely to do and what would such legislative action mean for IT in higher education?

2:00 - 5:30 p.m. | Social time - Croquet (contact Chris Ferguson to join the croquet group), Golf (contact Greg Smith for group tee times), Hiking

6:00 p.m. | Reception

6:30 p.m. | Excellence Award Presentations

7:00 p.m. | Dinner

Thursday, June 5, 2008

7:00 - 8:15 a.m. | Buffet Breakfast

8:15 - 9:15 a.m. | E-Discovery Session
Rolf Johnson,
Washington Attorney General's Office, UW Division

Federal rules for E-Discovery have evolved substantially in the past few years, posing new challenges for colleges and universities. A round-table discussion will follow a presentation on the latest developments in E-Discovery and issues that CIOs need to be aware of.

9:15 - 9:30 a.m. | Break

9:30 am - 12:00 p.m.| NWACC Spring Board Meeting (Board Members Only)