2018 Michigan IT Symposium

The 2018 Michigan IT Symposium took place November 28 and 29 at the Michigan League. It kicked off late Wednesday afternoon with a Poster Preview and Reception followed by a full day of presentations, posters and breakout sessions followed on Thursday, November 29. All together more than 425 Michigan IT professionals attended the event highlighted by an invigorating and challenging keynote presentation by Dr. Kyla McMullen, professor and leader of the SoundPAD Laboratory at the University of Florida, and the first African American woman Ph.D. graduate in computer science from U-M and a U-M IT Leadership panel discussion moderated by Dr. Ravi Pendse, U-M’s vice president for IT and chief information officer.

The Michigan IT Symposium is an annual event to help create connections between community members, while highlighting the innovation and ingenuity occurring across all of the U-M campuses. The event is open to all members of Michigan's IT community and includes multiple types of interactions, including plenary and breakout events. It is one of several activities sponsored by the VPIT-CIO and organized by the Michigan IT Steering Group to build community and encourage collaboration among U-M’s 2,700 IT professionals.

Keynote Address

Dr. Kyla McMullen, professor and leader of the SoundPAD Laboratory at the University of Florida, and the first African American woman Ph.D. graduate in computer science from U-M.

U-M IT Leadership Panel

Ravi Pendse, Ph.D., Vice President for IT and CIO poses questions and moderates a discussion with Dr. Andrew Rosenberg, CIO, Michigan Medicine, Carrie Shumaker, CIO, UM-Dearborn, and Dan Maletta, Executive Director of IT, College of Engineering.

Posters and Presentations

Presentations and posters for this year's symposium aligned with categories in an IT practice area or a category related to the culture and community of IT at Michigan.

  • IT Practice Areas: Teaching & Learning, Research, Patient Care, IT Services & Tools
  • IT Culture and Community: How We Work, Michigan IT Community, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Questions

Send additional questions, feedback, and ideas to michigan-it-symposium@umich.edu.