OIT Forum Tech Panel
OIT Forum Tech Panel

As technology improves and network capabilities expand, digital signage has become an increasingly effective and affordable solution for higher education. Nearly 70 percent of colleges have installed digital displays, according to Higher Ed Tech Decisions. Digital displays allow for information to be shared across a campus nearly instantaneously and can help enhance learning both inside and outside of the classroom. Here are a few good ways digital signage can be used in higher education:

  • Safety information
  • Social media sharing
  • Marketing
  • Teaching partnerships
  • Enhancements to courses of study

During this month's OIT Forum, we will be hosting a panel discussion to discuss what a digital signage strategy looks like, what tools and capabilities are needed to accomplish your goals, and things to consider when implementing digital signage.

Joining us on the panel are Jessie Budd, Tom Stipes, and Arrington Ross. Moderating the panel is Shannon Cepica.

Jessie Budd is a Digital Media Specialist at the University of Texas at Dallas, acting as a content and technology guru. Early this year, she was published in College Planning & Management on Reaching and Engaging Students with Digital Signage. Her passion is design and how it can be used to better communicate our ideas. Budd is pursuing her Masters of Fine Arts and will be continuing to explore the interaction between arts and technology, and how it applies to digital media.

Arrington Ross is the Video Conference Engineer and Digital Signage support at University of Texas at Dallas. He has a BA in Communications from the University of Alabama and has been in the Video Conferencing field for over 16 years. Before coming to UT Dallas he worked for Tandberg/Cisco, the largest manufacture of the video products. He is committed to providing great service and support to meet the needs of our University.

Tom Stipes has had a long career in the worlds of sports marketing, media sales and communications, having had leadership positions with the PGA TOUR, IMG College, Host Communications and the NFL’s San Diego Chargers. In his new role with Georgia Tech, Stipes will lead the exploration into a new campus-wide digital communications platform, delivering real-time information across many different digital screens and offering large amounts of compelling content. Stipes also founded eBS, its chief product being a proprietary software he developed to allow events and organizations of all sizes to more effectively store and present digital sponsorship assets to sponsors, resulting in a greater presentation of ROI.

At the end of the panel, we hope that you have gained enough knowledge about digital signage that you can incorporate it in your job.

Additional topics covered in this month's forum include:

  • Adobe Creative Campus visit and recap
  • Patch Management Opportunities and Challenges

Please join us for this informative occasion on June 22nd, 2017 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. Seating is limited. Please contact Pat McEachern ([email protected]) to reserve your spot today.

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