Cisco at EDUCAUSE 2022

Powering inclusive learning for all

October 25—28, 2022 | Denver, CO | Hybrid event | Booth #303

Join Cisco at EDUCAUSE 2022 in booth #303, and reimagine what’s possible for your institution with our secure, intelligent solutions.

A classroom is no longer a room—it’s wherever a student is. Through secure and flexible learning, Cisco securely connects your students, faculty, and administrators—no matter where they are.  

Whether you're a community college, research university, or higher education institution, count on Cisco to help you every step of the way. You need solutions that are simple to use, work together seamlessly, and are backed by world-class support. That’s why higher education institutions everywhere trust Cisco. 

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No matter what goals you are trying to achieve, we can help build the bridge to get you there.
Meet with a Cisco Executive or Subject Matter Expert at EDUCAUSE to discuss your institution’s needs and learn about the leading technologies that can help you move education forward in times of change.

Contact your Cisco Account Representative directly to set up a meeting at EDUCAUSE

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Cisco Customer Reception

We look forward to kicking off EDUCAUSE 2022 with you! Join us for light cocktails and appetizers right at the Hyatt Regency Denver, conveniently located next to the Colorado Convention Center.

Enjoy a relaxing evening as you network with other attendees and engage with Cisco executives and subject matter experts.

  • Limited capacity, must be 21+ to attend.
  • Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
    Retreat Area at Assembly Bar (Lobby Level of the Hyatt)
    650 15th St, Denver, CO 80202
  • Tuesday, October 25, 2022 | 5—6:30 p.m. MT

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Lunch and Learn | Hybrid and the Future Workforce: A Leadership Panel

Enjoy a complimentary lunch as Cisco’s Gary DePreta, Vice President, U.S. Public Sector, hosts an hour-long session focusing on hybrid learning and cultivating a resilient, prepared future workforce.

  • Limited capacity
  • Colorado Convention Center
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2022 | 12—1 p.m. MT


  • Leah Kraus, CIO, North Carolina Central
  • Nishanth Rodrigues, CIO, University of Mississippi
  • Tracey Schroeder, Vice President for Information Systems and Technology, Boston University

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Speaking sessions

CIO, CISO, Users…Who's in the Hot Seat for Untangling the Compliance Web?

Wednesday, October 26 | 11:15 a.m.—12 p.m. MT | Meeting room: 503—504

University digital transformation is a marriage of infrastructure and cyber security, and the importance of supporting all requirements across the campus (e.g. student, faculty, facilities, staff, researchers, IoT etc.) has become paramount.  At the same time, data protection and compliance requirements have also gone from simple to complex with the increased mobility and reliance of hybrid cloud access compounding the multiple types of compliance that universities need to manage, for example NIST, HIPPA, CMMC, SOC, etc.   Who is in the hot seat to make this work?  Do traditional silos mean that digital transformation is stifled?  How do NETops and SECops work together? How are CIOs and CISOs facing this new alphabet soup? 

Helen Patton, Cisco Security BU CISO and former University CISO, will bring together leading CIO and CISO panelists to discuss how their institutions are facing this increasingly complex issue and who is accountable for making it work.

Cisco speaker:

  • Helen Patton, Advisory CISO, Security Business Group, Strategy, Cisco

Cisco customer participants:

  • Matt Riley, CIO, University of Illinois Chicago
  • Donna Kidwell, CISO, Arizona State University

Integrated Threat Detection and Response: The Art of the Possible to Make Your Job Easier

Wednesday, October 26 | 2:15—3 p.m. MT | Meeting room: Mile High Ballroom 1D—F

If you are a network defender, your job is probably tedious and difficult. Most higher education institutions have complex environments with multiple siloed security solutions. Attackers are increasingly sophisticated and are looking to exploit any weakness. And even normal traffic can look malicious. So, to protect the institution, you need to monitor endless security logs and multiple solution dashboards. Then, you must manually correlate the information across the environment before you can even start to take action to stop a threat. It’s no wonder we’re all tired and frustrated. But what if a single tool could look across multiple security solutions to extended visibility, analysis, and response across networks, clouds, apps, and endpoints and then allow you to take protective action if a threat is identified? This capability is called Extended Detection and Response (or XDR) and is available now. In this session, you’ll see how XDR has helped colleges and universities reduce response times from 2 days to 15 minutes and how you can use it to see and respond to threats quicker and easier. We’ll demonstrate Cisco’s solution, SecureX, to show you the Art of the Possible in threat detection and response and how you can use it to make your job less frustrating and more valuable to your institution.

Cisco speakers:

  • Peter Romness, Cybersecurity Principal, US Public Sector CTO Office
  • Don Bryant, Cybersecurity Architect

It’s All About the LAG, Collegiate Esports Laying the Foundations

Thursday, October 27 | 11:15 a.m.—12 p.m. MT | Meeting room: 610—612

UNC Greensboro opened its new Esport Facility in April 2022, after meticulously researching the best architecture and design to maximize the overall experience for all students and faculty. This session goes behind the scenes on how it's more than about the game, the look and feel, and the devices. The devil is really in the details and why you need to become fanatical about eliminating LAG.

Cisco speaker:

  • Neal Tilley, Cisco Education Advisor

Cisco customer and partner participants:

  • UNC Greensboro, Horizon

Hybrid and the Future Workforce

Thursday, October 27 | Expo Hall Exhibit Area
10:15—11 a.m. MT, Suzanne Phillips
3—3:45 p.m. MT, Neal Tilley

The era of hybrid work has arrived across many industries as the right evolution after the pandemic. In universities, however, the move back to campus as a hybrid workforce is more complicated as many roles still remain traditional. While many want to work or learn from home or remotely. This session discusses the challenges of leading a university in the era of hybrid work, hybrid education and the impact it has on workforce development.

Cisco speakers:

  • Neal Tilley, Cisco Education Advisor
  • Suzanne Phillips, Global Education Leader

Zero Trust is a Hot Topic? Understand it and Use it to Achieve Your Institutions Goals Easier

Thursday, October 27 | 1—1:45 p.m. MT | Meeting room: 505—507

Zero Trust is one of the hottest topics in cybersecurity. It is also one of the most used and often abused buzzwords in cybersecurity these days. But if you understand it, you don?t have to roll your eyes every time you hear it. This session will review the newly released article in the EDUCAUSE Review. We?ll give you a brief overview of why ZTA is needed and where it came from. Then we?ll cut through the hype and help you understand it based upon a simple definition from NIST SP800-207.

Cisco speaker:

  • Peter Romness, Cybersecurity Principal, US Public Sector CTO Office 

Cisco customer participants:

  • UNC Wilmington

CMMC: Where Are We Now? (Online session)

Wednesday, November 3 | 1:15—1:35 p.m. MT

Session description coming soon.

Cisco speaker:

  • Helen Patton, Advisory CISO, Security Business Group, Strategy

Cisco customer participants:

  • Arizona State University UC San Diego 


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