Leading Through Disruption
Leveraging Technology to Overcome Unprecedented Challenges

RTM Higher Education CIO Congress

This “Think Tank” congress is an invitation-only, exclusive opportunity for IT leaders who are committed to transforming Higher Education. As Universities and Community Colleges strive to digitally-enable their campuses, accommodate the expectations of Faculty and tech-savvy students and devise new strategies for recruitment, enrollment, and retention, technology will be ubiquitous and ever pervasive.

The RTM Higher Education CIO Congress is a premier digital forum for CIOs, CTOs, Chief Innovation Officers and CISOs from institutions across the country who are looking to collaborate and understand the possibilities inherent in recent IT shifts.

Embracing disruption and working with it is central to every institution's success. Institutions have had to quickly adapt and evolve in order to deal with the health crisis, provide academic continuity, equitable digital access to education, and inclusive paths to graduation. Technology tools and data analytics can be used through a pandemic to help in many innovative ways. Ongoing training and support for staff and students is more needed than ever.

Planning for the new school year entails factoring in many uncertain variables, rising social justice demands, and budget cuts. Equipping students to thrive in this environment requires a greater degree of collaboration and cross-departmental understanding.

The Unique Blend

Why Join?

This virtual program is a blend of interactive discussions, workshops and unconferencing roundtables, moderated by your peers. Utilizing elements of design thinking, you will engage in creative problem-solving around business problems, technology challenges, strategic planning and Academic “wicked problems” that need new solutions in light of the pandemic.

We offer a wide array of content choices to ensure you are grouped with leaders who are like-minded and share core values. Our goal is to deliver a Professional Development experience that is highly participatory, addressing the gap posed by travel restrictions and the ramifications of the pandemic. RTM is committed to nurturing the community you have helped us build through this time.

Past Keynote Speakers

RTM has had the honor of welcoming some of the most innovative leaders and industry influencers in education at our past events, including:

Dr. Yong Zhao
Dr. Yong Zhao

Expert on Globalization and Education

Richard Culatta
Richard Culatta

Chief Innovation Officer,
State of Rhode Island

Joseph South
Joseph South

Director of the Office of Educational Technology,
U.S. Dept of Education

Phil Ventimiglia
Phil Ventimiglia

Chief Innovation Officer,
Georgia State University

Dr. Steve Riter
Dr. Steve Riter

Vice President, Information Resources & Planning,
University of Texas at El Paso

Our Commitments to you Include

Virtual Networking Opportunities

Develop and maintain business contacts with peers and other thought leaders through our small-group virtual happy hours. Networking rooms with professional facilitators provide unparalleled engagement.

Exclusive Qualified Attendance

In order to facilitate the most optimal networking and meeting opportunities, participation is invitation only and strictly limited to Senior-Level Administrators and Executives.

A Personal, Customized Itinerary

Participants customize their schedule by selecting from various sessions, tracks and 1-to-1 meetings that align specifically with their business needs and goals.

Return On Time and Objective

Your time and the objectives you have set are our top priority. The Congress will facilitate the right meetings and introductions to ensure your time out of office is being justified with real value

"It is a unique conference. Joining CIOs with other academic and administrative leaders is an excellent way to highlight great collaborations that lead to higher education outcomes we are all looking to achieve. It is great food for thought to help bring strategies home to assist our institution to achieve those outcomes."

Sean Moriarty

Chief Technology Officer,
SUNY at Oswego

"In just 2 days, you get all the benefits of a weeklong conference without having to spend a week out of the office…I would highly recommend attending."

Phil Ventimiglia

Chief Innovation Officer,
Georgia State University (GA)

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