2017 TechConnect Conference

4th Annual TechConnect Conference on March 23, 2017


Husky Union Building | Seattle Campus
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


How do IT organizations prepare for the future? Keynote Brian McDonald, who helps IT leaders prepare for the complex challenges their organizations face in the 21st century, has plenty of ideas.


We asked our colleagues to submit presentations, and wow, did they deliver. This year, we are offering 18 sessions that will ignite your creativity and imagination.

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You’re not alone! The conference is built on creating professional connections, so don’t pass up a valuable opportunity to share ideas with colleagues from the entire IT spectrum.

Conference Theme

Transformative IT—The New Normal

IT community at the UW has embraced an environment of constant change and continual improvement as the new normal. Transformative IT is being driven by customer demands for leading-edge software, processes and infrastructure that increases productivity while also being reliable and cost effective. To meet these rising expectations, we must adjust our work and mindset to deal with increasing complexity in the IT field, to embrace automation and to be more agile. This conference explores how our IT community is constantly being challenged to be creative and imaginative and to rethink the status quo.