Presentations

Brokered Cloud Services and the Future of IT Service Delivery, at 2014 Harvard IT Summit, Thursday, June 5, 2014

Presenters: Barton George, Director, Developer Programs, Dell Services

Audience: IT Summit attendees

Overview: In the past, a primary role of IT was maintaining infrastructure. In the future, focus shifts to ensuring that the organization as a whole achieves strategic value from the use of technology and information, both inside and outside the traditional infrastructure model. To accomplish this, IT will need to evolve from an infrastructure shop into a services organization. In this presentation, we will define the… Read more about Brokered Cloud Services and the Future of IT Service Delivery

The Twelve Factor App, at 2014 Harvard IT Summit, Thursday, June 5, 2014

Presenters: Rob Parrott, Senior Architect, Innovation and Architecture, Harvard University Information Technology; Danny Silverman, Senior Applications, Administrator and Architect, Harvard University Information Technology; Tim Hartmann, Team Lead, Cloud, Research Computing, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Audience: IT Summit attendees

Overview: The fast-moving field of cloud computing, platform as a service, and runtime environments such as Docker & Vagrant are disrupting traditional application packaging, deployment, and… Read more about The Twelve Factor App

Hard Phone, Cell Phone, Soft Phone, What's Next? The Next Generation’s Communications, at 2014 Harvard IT Summit, Thursday, June 5, 2014

Presenters: Susan DeLellis, UC Strategy and Planning; Karen Erasmi, Voice Engineering Manager; Mike Cardoza, Video Services Product Manager

Audience: IT Summit attendees

Overview: How we communicate with each other is rapidly changing. The traditional phone call is being transformed into a more modern and flexible means of communication, supporting our mobile work habits, multiple devices, and need for anytime, anywhere access. This session will explore how the industry and Harvard’s communication methods are changing and… Read more about Hard Phone, Cell Phone, Soft Phone, What's Next? The Next Generation’s Communications

Oculus: Using Open APIs to Share Harvard’s Digitized Books and Manuscripts, at 2014 Harvard IT Summit, Thursday, June 5, 2014

Presenters: Jud Harward, Director of Research Computing for the Arts and Humanities; Jeffrey Hamburger, Kuno Francke Professor of German Art and Culture; Rashmi Singhal, Software Engineer; Randy Stern, Director of Systems Development at Library Technology Services; Jeff Emanuel, Senior Project Lead at HarvardX

Audience: IT Summit attendees

Overview: How do you view digitized books and manuscripts? A new strategy could make digital archives more open and accessible.

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Technical Challenges in Teaching (Church) Ministry in a Digital Age, at 2014 Harvard IT Summit, Thursday, June 5, 2014

Presenter: Dudley Rose, Associate Dean of Ministry Studies and Lecturer, Harvard Divinity School

Audience: IT Summit attendees

Overview: 

The HDS course, Church Ministry in a Digital Age, begins with the assumption that technology and digital media find significant use in many U.S. congregations. The course is largely practice-based. Students are required to develop websites, on-line communication instruments, social media presences, presentations of various kinds, and more. This presentation will… Read more about Technical Challenges in Teaching (Church) Ministry in a Digital Age

Content Distribution and Archival in a Digital Age, at 2014 Harvard IT Summit, Thursday, June 5, 2014

Presenters: Dan Coffey, Educational Innovation Technologist, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; David J. Malan, Senior Lecturer on Computer Science, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Audience: IT Summit attendees

Overview: It can be a struggle to keep up with all of the technologies with which to reach on-campus and off-campus audiences. No longer is it necessary to have expensive contracts with Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) to whom you need to make phone calls or send emails to configure… Read more about Content Distribution and Archival in a Digital Age

Delivering University Self-service for IT and Business Services, at 2014 Harvard IT Summit, Thursday, June 5, 2014

Presenters: Matthew Wollman, Information Technology Service Manager, Harvard University Information Technology

Audience: IT Summit attendees

Overview: How can Harvard better enable self-service requests for IT services, academic services or any service? Many systems across Harvard already have self-service capabilities. How can we unify these self-service capabilities? There is no centralized catalog of self-service requests for the University. How do faculty, staff, and students find self-service? How do we determine if they… Read more about Delivering University Self-service for IT and Business Services

Reverse Engineering Chinese Censorship, at 2014 Harvard IT Summit, Thursday, June 5, 2014

Presenter: Gary King, Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor and Director for the Institute for Quantitative Social Science

Audience: IT Summit attendees

Overview: Chinese government censorship is the largest selective suppression of human expression in history. Why is it being done and what is being done to evade the censors?

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