AGENDA-AT-A-GLANCE

1:00PM-2:10PM 

Keynote: Welcome to the Connected Campus

2:20PM-2:50PM

Session 1: The Next Generation in Network Strategies is Here

3:00PM-3:30PM

Session 2: The Benefits, Limitations and Use Cases of Private Wireless Networks

3:40PM-4:10PM 

Session 3: More Access Means More Security Risks

4:10PM-4:30PM ET

Zoom - Meet the Speakers

1:00PM-1:30PM ET:

KEYNOTE: MODALITY, ACCESS & DEPLOYMENT

1:30PM-1:50PM ET:

THE PROMISING OPPORTUNITIES OF TECHNOLOGY AND PEDAGOGY

While the digital transformation is impacting every field and industry, one could debate that the most promising opportunities and the greatest potential of change lies ahead for higher education institutions.  Technology is a powerful resource that can elevate and transform education across the entire ecosystem—from the practice of learning to recruitment and retainment to research.  This session will discuss the changing student demographics, the business and student benefits of connection, the driving forces behind the new digital era of education, and developing a framework to advance student success, for all.

1:50PM-2:10PM ET:

PARTNER KEYNOTE: WELCOME TO THE CONNECTED CAMPUS

Today’s college students are incredibly tech savvy, quickly moving from one task to the next and expecting instantaneous responses. They, as well as faculty, need access to materials and each other whenever and however they want. Connectivity is the critical piece for today’s universities to help solve the digital divide. From large state campuses to rural universities in smaller communities, secure, seamless access is essential moving forward. This also includes supporting high-bandwidth mobile applications, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, as well as the latest developments in Wi-Fi connectivity.

2:20PM-2:50PM ET

THE NEXT GENERATION IN NETWORK STRATEGIES IS HERE

College students not only need complete access to each other, faculty members and courseware resources, they need it fast. Bandwidth is the key but there are many routes to get there. What connectivity investments should higher education institutions make and where should they make them? Ensuring access in a large stadium or auditorium requires different capabilities than in a smaller classroom or dorm setting. What is the benefit of moving to 5G or is 4G enough, for now? Should Wi-Fi 6 be a consideration and how does a distributed antenna system (DAS) fit?

3:00PM-3:30PM ET:

THE BENEFITS, LIMITATIONS AND USE CASES OF PRIVATE WIRELESS NETWORKS

When it comes to wireless network strategies, higher education institutions have a few network options to evaluate. They can choose to use Private Wireless Networks with LTE or 5G technology, or they could boost up their Wi-Fi networks and bandwidth via 6 GHz spectrum and Wi-Fi 6. While private networks do create a more secure environment, does it limit accessibility and speed?

3:40PM-4:10PM ET:

MORE ACCESS MEANS MORE SECURITY RISKS

As colleges and universities invest more in their connectivity and infrastructure, they are becoming more of a target for the latest malicious hackers or cyber-attack. A network is only as secure as its weakest link. Higher education institutions need to ensure their student, faculty and administration data remains secure as they continuously invest in better bandwidth solutions and other technologies.

4:10PM-4:30PM ET: 

ZOOM - MEET THE SPEAKERS