UW TechConnect

Tech Talks – April 27 from 10:00 AM to 12:10 PM

10:00 – 10:40 Updates from the Office of the CISO
10:40 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:25 What is your authentic leadership?
11:25 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:10 Text messaging using UW phone numbers

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Updates from the Office of the CISO

Presenter: Rebecca Skiver Thompson, Office of the CISO

Learn what the Office of the CISO is working on and what you can do to help protect data. We’ll talk about Enterprise Risk Management initiatives, updates to information security policy, proposed minimum security standards, and new services we are are working on. And if all of that doesn’t sound exciting enough, we’ll throw in some juicy details about our current threat landscape! So please join us to learn more about the state of information security at the UW.

What is your authentic leadership?

Presenter: Andreas Bohman, Vice President for UW Information Technology and CIO

Before we can inspire and empower others, we must first be able to identify our own passions, purpose, and values. Andreas Bohman will share how understanding your own leadership journey, and how you achieved your own professional goals, will help you become a more authentic leader in others’ eyes. The process requires a deliberate approach to personal growth and leadership development, but the results could prove transformational for your career.

Text messaging using UW phone numbers

Presenter: Tyler Preder

The evolution of telephony is upon us with cloud services providing new options. In early 2020 UW-IT Telecom developed a webpage that allows Text Messages to be sent and received using University of Washington phone numbers. Discover what some of your colleagues already have: people like Text Messaging. During this talk we’ll cover the many use cases for using Text Messaging, so come hear about the service and how some of your colleagues are using it, and then implement your own solutions.


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If you have a topic that may be of interest to the diverse multi-campus UW technical support community, please submit a talk proposal! Past topics have included virtualized computing lab management, web services, and software licensing.


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