2023 Fall Symposium
Date and Time TBD
October 20, 2022, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
View the 2022 Business IT Annual Symposium page for presentation and proposal information, and a video of the keynote.
The University has been challenged to work toward Operational Excellence as a part of the Next 150 Strategic Plan. How the University manages the effort and what it can look like in our daily work is the next important step for Business IT. You are invited to be part of the conversation as we shape that future.
October 19, 2021. 9-11:30 a.m.
The University has been challenged to work toward Operational Excellence as a part of the Next 150 Strategic Plan. How the University manages the effort and what it can look like in our daily work is a next important step for Business IT. You are invited to be part of the conversation as we shape that future.
- Achieving business process consistency
- Discovering and/or using campus data
- Sharing best practices/learning opportunities
|Keynote (15 mins)|
|Discussion groups in breakout rooms|
|Report on themes|
|Suggested next steps|
Presentation Slides (Powerpoint)
- Business IT Collaboration_Demo Day_Data Visualization Download
- Business IT Collaboration_Demo Day_Adobe Sign Download
- Business IT Collaboration_Demo Day_MS Teams Project Management Download
- Business IT Collaboration_Demo Day_MS Teams Foundations Download
Welcome and Opening Remarks | 1:30 – 1:35 p.m.
- MS Teams, Part 1: Teams for collaboration and community building
- Data Visualization
- MS Teams, Part 2: Teams for project management
- Adobe Sign
Learn how to securely sign, initial, and enter other information on an electronic document rather than a physical copy with Adobe Sign. Adobe Sign also offers advanced document routing and workflow options that are highly customizable. This service is available free to all staff and faculty. Join this session to learn how to get started with improving your office’s workflows.
The University collects and maintains a tremendous amount of data including financials, student records, employee data, and everything in between. Managing this information and using the information to make timely and informed decisions has always been a challenge. Data visualization tools are designed to provide elegant visual representations of large sets of data with a goal of helping visualize vast amounts of information so that viewers can digest the data more clearly and quickly. These tools provide more easily understood information that results in an opportunity for better decision making.
Microsoft Teams is the hub for teamwork in Office 365 designed to help organizations achieve more together. Experience ways your organization can collaborate when all the conversations, meetings, files, and apps you need live together in one digital hub.
We’ll cover managing files and content, integration with Outlook to reduce point-email communications, other communications tools including conversation channels, chat and video conferencing, task management, planning boards, real-time collaboration, and how to access Microsoft Teams across all your devices to ensure you are always connected.
MS TEAMS FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Ginger Hundgen is a Project Manager with Technology Services. She is co-project manager for the Business IT Collaboration effort with Ryan Ladd. Ginger joined Technology Services in May 2021. Before this, she spent two years working as an Interim Site Manager in the Research Park and Special Event Coordinator for the Tech Entrepreneur Center in Grainger School of Engineering. Ginger has a Master of Business Administration from DePaul University with a focus in finance and operations.
MS TEAMS FOR COLLABORATION
Timisha Luster is the Executive Director of Advancement serving as the chief operating officer for the Gies College of Business Advancement Office assisting the Chief Advancement Officer with daily operations and strategic management. In this role, Timisha also provides vision and leadership for the College’s advancement infrastructure including the supervision of stewardship and donor relations, alumni engagement, communications, and operations. Over the past 16 years, she has held various accounting and business administrative roles at UIUC in administrative and academic units. Timisha is a two-time alumnus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign receiving her bachelor’s degree in Agri-Accounting and master’s degree in Educational Organization and Leadership
Julie Wagner is the Records and Information Management Coordinator. Julie joined the Records and Information Management Services Team at the University of Illinois in 2017. Previously, she has worked as records manager and archivist at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and Texas Vital Statistics Unit. She has her Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of North Texas.
Travis Ashmore is the Data Analytics Manager for Engineering IT Shared Services. Travis specializes in project management, process improvement, and business analysis. He works with Engineering partners on projects including Research Expenditures, Student Demographics, and simplifying the ASEE process. Travis has a BA and MS from Eastern Illinois University.
Tara Sadler is a Business Intelligence Coordinator for the department of Administrative Information Technology Services (AITS) at the University of Illinois System. She leads a team of developers who create, maintain, and support various types of reporting tools that make it possible for users to utilize university data stored in our warehouse for their reporting needs. Standard batch reports, ad-hoc reporting environments, and data visualization are some of the tools used to accomplish those goals. Tara created a university wide Tableau user group in 2015, with the goal to share knowledge and strengthen collaboration across university departments regarding data visualization. Tara has a BA in Speech Communication, a BS in Computer Science and a MS in Management Information Systems.
Emily Stuby is a Senior Data Analyst in the Division of Management Information (DMI). Emily is the Codebook data steward for the Urbana-Champaign Campus and works on a variety of projects and reports within DMI. Emily has a BS in Accounting and an MBA from Eastern Illinois University.
Thursday, October 15
- Welcome and Introduction (9:30 – 9:35)
- Keynote Address – Provost Cangellaris (9:35 – 9:50)
- Facilitated Discussions (9:50 – 10:50)
- Break (10:50 – 11:00)
- Showcases – Participants will Select 1 per Round
- Round 1 (11:00 – 11:25)
- Online Service In Excess/Lump Sum – Tanya Wood
- OVCR Commitments – Jason Butler and Mike Brosco
- Round 2 (11:30 – 11:55)
- Data Services Center – Michelle Rome
- ENGR Time Tracker – Brad Butler and Brandi Pulleyblank
- Round 1 (11:00 – 11:25)
- Closing Remarks (11:55 – 12:10)
Online Service In Excess: FormBuilder application developed by AITS that accommodates the Service In-Excess process in an online format with electronic routing and approvals. The tool allows units to submit SIE requests and have the request route appropriately depending on the campus and employee group of the employee performing the service. (presenter: Tanya Wood)
OVCR Commitments: Web-based application developed by OVCR that helps track agreed upon financial commitments between organizations. The application fosters transparency, accountability, and process improvement surrounding monetary promises. (presenters: Jason Butler/Mike Brosco)