Director, Advancement Information Systems & Analytics, California Institute of Technology
Author of Tableau Data Visualization Cookbook, Ashutosh R. Nandeshwar is one of the few analytics professionals in the higher education industry who have developed analytical solutions for all stages of the student life cycle (from recruitment to giving). He enjoys speaking and ranting about data professionals' chase of "interesting" things (example: http://youtu.be/dHbl9t5eNjg). He received PhD/MS from West Virginia University and BEng from Nagpur University all in industrial engineering.
You can follow him on Twitter @n_ashutosh and on his website http://www.nandeshwar.info
Assistant Provost and CIO, Southern Illinois University (SIU)
R. David Crain is Assistant Provost & Chief Information Officer for Southern Illinois University (SIU). David has been in this position since April 1st, 2012. As Chief Information Officer at SIU, David is responsible for all aspects of Information Technology. Previous to his employment at SIU, David was an Assistant Vice President at the University of Missouri where he acted as Chief Technology Officer responsible for the technology infrastructure including data networks, data centers, servers, storage, virtualization, cable television, telephony, Enterprise Architecture, Disaster Recovery and more.
Prior to that, David was the Chief Information Officer for the Missouri House of Representatives. In that position he was responsible for directing all technology efforts as well as budgeting and strategic planning in the technology area. He is also certified by the state of Missouri in project management.
He has served on the Missouri Enterprise Architecture Committee and the Missouri Information Technology Advisory Board, along with the MO Statewide Network Consortium. Additionally, David was chairman of the following committees; the State of Missouri’s Customer Relationship Management Committee, the Missouri Information Technology Mentoring Committee, and the University of Missouri Disaster Recover Committee. He is currently chairman of the Illinois Partnership to Advance Technology in Higher Education. David holds a Master’s of Science degree in Information Systems and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Communications and Political Science. David’s career in Information Technology management began in 1995.
Co-Founder, Chief Research and Strategy Officer PAR (Predictive Analytics Reporting) Framework,
Dr. Ellen Wagner is co-founder of the PAR (Predictive Analytics Reporting) Framework and serves as chief research and strategy officer. PAR is a non-profit provider of learner analytics as a service, focused on institutional effectiveness and student success. She continues as Partner and Senior Analyst with Sage Road Solutions, LLC. She served as Executive Director of the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technology from 2009 through 2013. Ellen is the former senior director of worldwide eLearning, Adobe Systems, Inc. and was senior director of worldwide education solutions for Macromedia, Inc. Before joining the private sector, she was a tenured Professor and Chair of the Educational Technology program at the University of Northern Colorado, and held a number of administrative posts, including Director of the Western Institute for Distance Education and Coordinator of Campus Instructional and Research Technologies, Academic Affairs. Her Ph.D. in learning psychology comes from the University of Colorado - Boulder. Her M.S. and B.A. degrees were earned at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Higher education is in the business of bringing students to their school and ensuring they get a degree. But graduation rates are suffering across the country, with one in three students never finishing college and over half of students finishing college ...
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