The 2022 Michigan IT Symposium was held November 16 and 17, co-chaired by Dush Fernando, Director of Support Services, LSA, and Asmat Noori, Assistant Director, ITS, with a total of 592 members of the Michigan IT community participating over both days. The first day of the Symposium was held virtually with a leadership message from Ravi Pendse, vice president for information technology and chief information officer, a keynote address entitled, “Transforming Relationships in Physical and Digital Spaces” by Dr. Tazin Daniels followed by a virtual poster session. Day 2 marked a return to the Michigan League for the first time since 2019 in a new hybrid format with 163 people attending in person and 310 participating virtually in 20 breakout sessions.
Providing a hybrid format required more coordination and resources but was very much appreciated by participants. Using Fourwaves, a new SaaS platform, allowed presenters and attendees new ways to experience all aspects of the symposium. As an all-in-one tool, it allowed presenters and participants to submit, register, and attend from a common interface. Many aspects proved worthwhile, and the planning committee appreciates everyone’s patience and flexibility in trying it out this year. The hybrid format allowed the flexibility needed to participate in the symposium in person, virtually, or both.
Sharing innovative topics and ideas and taking time out of your busy schedules to meet, learn and grow as a community was worthwhile for building a stronger Michigan IT - together.
Schedule of Events
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16
|1 p.m.||WELCOME to the 9th Annual Michigan IT Symposium (video) – 2022 Symposium Co-Chairs: Dush Fernando, Director of Support Services, LSA Technology Services & Asmat Noori, Assistant Director, ITS Information Assurance; and members of the 2022 Planning Committee|
|1:15 p.m.||LEADERSHIP PRESENTATION (video) – Vice President for IT and CIO Ravi Pendse|
|1:45 p.m.||KEYNOTE SPEAKER (video) – Dr. Tazin Daniels, associate director at the U-M Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT)|
|2 p.m.||POSTER SESSION|
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17
|9:15 a.m.||WELCOME to Day 2 - A Reflection and An Encouragement (video) – Joel Iverson, ITS Marketing and Communications; Co-Event Coordinator & Communication Lead for the 2022 Michigan IT Symposium Planning Committee|
|9:40 a.m.||BREAKOUT SESSIONS
|10:35 a.m.||BREAKOUT SESSION
|11:30 a.m.||SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATION
|1:15 p.m.||BREAKOUT SESSION
|2:10 p.m.||BREAKOUT SESSION
|3:05 p.m.||BREAKOUT SESSION
|4 p.m.||CLOSING REMARKS
Diane Jones, Assistant Vice President of ITS Administration and Operations
About the Michigan IT Symposium
The annual Michigan IT Symposium provides sessions to create connections between community members, showcase the innovation occurring across our four U-M campuses, and dig deeper into the technology and solutions involved. The event is composed of multiple types of interactions, including plenary and breakout events, and poster sessions. It is open to all University of Michigan IT and technology professionals and advocates.
The Michigan IT Symposium is sponsored by the office of the VPIT-CIO. The symposium is one of several activities organized by the Michigan IT Steering Committee to build community and encourage collaboration among U-M’s 2,700 IT professionals.
The 2022 Michigan IT Symposium was the university’s ninth event of this kind. See past events.
The 2022 Michigan IT Symposium Planning Committee
Dush Fernando, Director of Support Services College of Literature, Science and the Arts, Technology Services
Asmat Noori, Assistant Director, ITS Information Assurance
Joel Iverson, ITS, Event Coordinator and Publicity/Marketing Coordinator
Kim Wooton, ITS, Event Coordinator
Alyssa Longo, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, Registration Coordinator
Brian Simko, Health Information Technology and Services, Poster Coordinator
Brian Slaght, College of Engineering, A/V Coordinator
Chris Taylor, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, A/V Coordinator
Gus Malmgren, Health Information Technology and Services, A/V Coordinator
Jennifer Herron, ITS, Presentation Coordinator
Jenny Kirshman, ITS, Poster Coordinator
Josh Simon, College of Literature, Science and the Arts TS, Member at Large
Kat Hanchon, ITS, Marketing and Communication Assistant Lisa Leutheuser, Ross School of Business IT, Registration Coordinator
Michelle Zuelke, ITS, Presentation Coordinator
Mike Jacobs, Health Information Technology and Services, Presentation Coordinator
Mrunmayi Kokardekar, ITS, Volunteer Coordinator
Raine Baker, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, A/V Coordinator
Tom Bray, Duderstadt Center Ground Connect, A/V Coordinator
Tom Knox, College of Engineering, Website Assistant