Harvard IT Summit 2019

May 14, 2019
Boston, MA


“We’re here to build our IT community, to connect more closely to the University mission, and to learn from each other.”

- Anne Margulies, University CIO

The CIO Council at Harvard University proudly presents the Ninth Annual Harvard IT Summit, an opportunity for University IT staff, key partners, and faculty to explore technology innovations and best practices in higher education. Harvard faculty and staff will present on a wide variety of IT projects and initiatives. External industry practitioners will attend and exhibit in an exhibition space and share information on industry trends and practices.

Logistical, registration, and production support for the IT Summit is provided by the Center for Digital Education, a national research institute specializing in education technology trends, policy and practices.

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Harvard Business School

Shad Hall, 70 N Harvard Street
Boston, MA 02163

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CIO Council

Ron Chandler
Chief Information Officer
Harvard Business School

Deane Eastwood
Chief Information Officer
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Stephen Ervin
Assistant Dean for Information Technology
Harvard Graduate School of Design

Stephanie Gumble
Managing Director for Administration and Finance
Harvard University Information Technology

Christian Hamer
Chief Information Security Officer
Harvard University Information Technology

Daniel Hawkins
Chief Information Officer
Harvard Divinity School

Anne Margulies
University Chief Information Officer
Harvard University

Robert Oatman
Chief Information Officer
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Donald Oppenheimer
Associate Dean and Chief Information Officer
Harvard Kennedy School

Pratike Patel
Chief Information Officer
Harvard Law School

Deborah Scott
Chief Information Officer
Harvard Medical School

Jason Shaffner
Managing Director for Administrative Technology Services
Harvard University Information Technology

Catie Smith
Managing Director for Strategy and End User Services
Harvard University Information Technology

Jason Snyder
Chief Technology Officer
Harvard University Information Technology

James Waldo
Chief Technology Officer
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Alan Wolf
Managing Director for Academic Technology Services
Harvard University Information Technology

Suzanne Wones
Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies and Innovations
Harvard University

Industry Representatives

Jason Bond
Education Technology Manager
Extron Electronics

Danny Cottler
Account Manager - New England Government

Rob Rittgers
Account Manager
Palo Alto Networks

John Rosato
Account Manager

Greg Varay
Account Executive
Dell EMC

Keith Zaletsky

Summit Exhibitors

Registration and Contact Information

Contact Information

2020 Exhibitor opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Alison Del Real
Center for Digital Education
Phone: (916) 932-1435
E-mail: alison.delreal@centerdigitaled.com

Venue - New Location

Boston, MA

Venue - New Location

Harvard Business School

Shad Hall, 70 N Harvard Street
Boston, MA 02163

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Room Reservations

There is not a room block set up for this event. For hotels near the Harvard campus, visit https://college.harvard.edu/admissions/visit/hotels.

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Shuttle Transportation

Transportation between Harvard Square and HBS will be provided every 10 minutes from 7:30 to 9:40 a.m. and again 4:10 to 6:10 p.m. on the Barry’s Corner shuttle route. Service to HBS picks up in front of Russell House Tavern (14 JFK Street) and drops off at 65 N Harvard Street. Service from HBS will pick up near the MBTA stop across the street from 65 N Harvard Street and drop off in front of Russell House Tavern.

Transportation between 784 Memorial Drive and HBS will be provided approximately every 15 minutes from 7:30 to 10 a.m. and again from 3 to 5:45 p.m. Pick-up and drop-off at 784 Memorial Drive will be in the main parking lot and at HBS will be in the rear of Shad Hall on Gordon Road.

HBS is also serviced by the Allston Campus Express Route. The Stadium stop is closest to Shad Hall and the 1 Western Avenue stop is closest to Klarman Hall.


Paid, one-day permits are available for the Soldiers Field Parking Garage, which is located at 111 Western Avenue, Boston, MA and is adjacent to Klarman Hall. To access the garage, turn off of Western Avenue onto Kresge Way. Permits are $18.00 and can be purchased from the garage attendant (cash/check only) or in advance through the Harvard Parking Office’s online portal.

Taxi / Ride Share

If you are using a taxi, Uber or Lyft, there is a taxi and ride share stand located at 111 Western Avenue. Please use this address for drop-off and pick-up.


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