On Oct. 10–11, Wesleyan’s Information Technology Services hosted the annual Northeastern Directors of Administrative Computing Conference in Exley Science Center.
Technology professionals from 18 institutions participated, including Wesleyan, Amherst College, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Bates College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, College of the Holy Cross, Middlebury College, Hamilton College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Vassar College, Brandeis University, Skidmore College, Trinity College, Union College, Wellesley College, and Wheaton College. Pictured in the center is Dave Baird, vice president for information technology and chief information officer, and Steve Machuga, director of administrative systems.
Participants and presenters from Wesleyan included Dave Baird; Steve Machuga, Antonio Crespo, chief information security officer (pictured in center); Jane Jylkka, analyst programmer; Karen Hook, donor database implementation project manager; Barbara Spadaccini, senior project leader; Karen Warren, deputy CIO; and Tom DiMauro analyst programmer.
Topics of the conference included Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing; Enterprise Resource Planning; Advancement/Alumni Relations Systems; General Data Protection Regulation, Security and Data Governance; and Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), a suite of cloud services enabling development, execution, and governance of integration flows connecting any combination of on-premises and cloud-based processes, services, applications and data within individual or across multiple organizations.
The conference concluded with a full group session where participants asked questions and reviewed current and future challenges. (Photos by Olivia Drake and Rebecca Goldfarb-Terry ’19)