UW TechConnect

Consulting & Demo Lab

Service providers, subject matter experts, and IT enthusiasts will be available to share what they know, help tackle challenges, and offer consultation. Bring your questions and challenges to receive hands-on help, see demonstrations, and learn about resources.

Tables will be available in Odegaard’s Active Learning Classroom 136 from 2:00 – 4:00 for walk-in service. See the TechConnect Agenda for more details.

Scheduled Tables:

Application Integration Services (Table 2)
Coordinator: Rupert Berk, Paul Schurr
Meet with UW integration architects and engineers to explore topics related to developing and operating business Web services, enterprise middleware, and best practices for integration architecture and strategy.

Collaborative Applications (Table 1)
Coordinator: Chad Haffenden
Demo common activities, such as logins; show links to available documentation, including blogs. SkyDrive Pro, Lync, Google Apps, etc.

Enterprise Data and Analytics (Table 9)
Coordinator: Ann Wunderlin
Discover the wealth of information available to you for exploration, understanding and decision making. Learn how to get access to the UW’s Enterprise Data Warehouse, institutional reports, and data visualizations. Connect, explore, discover!

HR/Payroll Modernization (Table 5)
Coordinator: Alin Hunter
HR/Payroll Modernization is fundamentally driven by business and functional concerns. However, there are many technical implications to this major initiative. It will significantly impact the flow, use, and storage of HR- and payroll-related data around the University. The new enterprise system will provide much richer functionality than we currently experience, and will provide many opportunities for improving UW’s technical processes. Come and learn about various technical aspects of this exciting project.

Identity and Access Management (Table 3)
Coordinator: Nathan Dors
Meet with IAM team members and other members of the UW community to explore topics related to UW NetIDs, social identities, InCommon federation, multi-factor user authentication, API access controls, UW Groups, ASTRA, UWWI, and many things in between.

Learning Technologies (Table 6)
Coordinator: Jacob Morris
Meet with Learning Technologies team members, including Instructional Technologists and Technology Consultants, to discover more about UW’s teaching, learning, and research tools and services, including Canvas, Catalyst, lecture capture, custom technology workshops, cutting-edge pilot technologies, and expert consulting.

Negotiating Privacy and Information Security Terms in Contracts/Agreements/MOUs (Table 10)
Coordinator: Ann Nagel, Braden Vinroe
What information security and privacy risks are you taking by agreeing to vendors’ contract terms? Learn about some common pitfalls with contract negotiations and the right questions to ask to mitigate your risks. 

ServiceNow/ITSM Platform (Table 7)
Coordinator: Mary Mulvihill
The UW-IT Service Management Office will be hosting pre-production hands-on ServiceNow demonstrations for IT professionals.  You will experience the latest developed testing instance of ServiceNow with about 70% of the initial UW-IT release configured. See how incident and request management are shaping up as processes in the tool, and envision if your IT folks could use this ITSM tool too.

Servers, Storage, and Workstations (Table 8)
Coordinator: Brad Greer
Meet with members of the Servers, Storage, and Workstation teams as well as your peers from the UW community to discuss best practices, current UW-IT offerings, and what is on the horizon.

User Experience Design (Table 4)
Coordinator: Jason Civjan
Members of the Academic and Collaborative Applications UX team will be on hand to answer any questions that you might have about the world of UX Design.  Feel free to solicit feedback on a particular product, ask for advice, or just stop by for a general chat. Also, learn about the FREE weekly UX consultations that are available to you and your team.