CIS Tech Summit 2018

Join us on Friday April 27th, 2018 for CIS's second Tech Summit!

Our annual Tech Summit highlights innovative uses of technology that connect people and ideas at Brown. Join us to hear from members of the Brown community who are using technology in creative and exciting ways. Topics will include accessible technology, augmented reality, big data, super secure storage, teaching with remote applications, streamlining IT security, and more. In addition, there will be a lunch keynote and tours of cool tech-enabled spaces.

We're pleased to be co-sponsoring a lunch keynote by Michael Slaby '01: From Obama's Presidential Campaigns To Startups: Changing the World Through Technology with the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship. Please register for lunch if you plan to attend.  

The Tech Summit schedule is below.  



Detailed descriptions of each session can be found here

  • 8:30-9:00 Coffee and snacks SciLi 625
  • 9:00-9:50 Opening Session: Inclusive Technology SciLi 720:
    • Join Cathie Axe, ‘87, (Associate Dean and Director of Student and Employee Accessibility Services) and Josh Miller, ‘04 (co-founder, 3Play Media) for a conversation about inclusive technology. Learn about the work being done to improve disability awareness and access to technology, including Brown’s effort to provide closed captioning and transcription services, making video accessible, searchable, and more engaging.
  • 10:00-10:30 Streamlining IT Security SciLi 720
  • 10:00-11:30 Tools for Reproducible Science in Research and in the Classroom SciLi 604
  • 10:40-11:10 Search and Discover with Solr SciLi 720
  • 11:15-11:50 Digital Contexts for Hyperlocal Histories and Community Archives SciLi 720
  • 11:15-11:50 Brown's High-Speed Research Network SciLi 725
  • 11:15-11:50 360 Video Demo Granoff Multimedia Lab, N320
  • 12:00-1:00  Keynote lunch:  Changing the World Through Technology 
    • Lunch at Petteruti Lounge: register here!
      • Michael Slaby ’01, a former Brown varsity soccer player, found himself in the world of politics and entrepreneurship soon after graduation. Through his leadership experiences in both of the Obama Campaigns to the Head of Timshel, a technology company that builds platforms to drive human progress, Michael has become obsessed with changing and improving the world through technology and innovation.  Now, he is the Executive Director of Chicago Ideas, a movement built on one core belief: When a broad spectrum of thinkers and instigators share ideas, we have the power to transform our world. Join the Nelson Center and CIS’s Tech Summit for a discussion on how the intersections of technology and entrepreneurship impact the world.  If you can't join us in person, you can watch the talk live via Zoom: 

  • 1:15-2:00  Visualization of 3D Anatomy via Holoimage Rendering in Augmented Reality Demo SciLi 720
  • 1:15-2:00  Moving Beyond the Lab: RemoteApps SciLi 618
  • 2:10-2:40  StrongholdStoring and Protecting Sensitive Research Data SciLi 604
  • 2:10-2:40  TechFinder: Delivering Just in Time Classroom Support SciLi 720
  • 2:10-2:40 Automation and AI in the Classroom SciLi 618
  • 2:20-2:40 Head-mounted Device Demo Vizualization Lab, 180 George St.  register here! 
  • 2:20-2:40 Grad Center Media Studio Tour Grad Center
  • 2:50-3:20 Zoom: Meetings Made Easier SciLi 618
  • 2:50-3:10 Head-mounted Device Demo Vizualization Lab, 180 George St.  register here! 
  • 2:50-3:10 Grad Center Media Studio Tour Grad Center
  • 3:20-3:50 YURT Virtual Reality Theater Tour 180 George St. register here! 
  • 3:50-4:10 YURT Virtual Reality Theater Tour 180 George St.  register here! 

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