Afternoon Session: Track 1

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Track 1: Paving a Path for the Future: Teaching and Research, Cloud Strategy, and Workforce Development 

This track will provide sessions for you to learn more about three of the the six strategies in the Reimagining IT Strategic Plan. First, the Teaching, Learning, and Research working group will explore various tactics to provide faculty and students with the essential tools and data they need. Second, a panel of IT professionals from across campus IT units will talk about their professional journey to the work they do now and the skills they think are needed as part of our developing Workforce Strategy. And third, members of the Cloud Strategy working group will discuss how the campus is responding to the wide range of cloud-based services available to us and what a UC Berkeley cloud strategy should address. 

Track 1: Sessions

Core Research & Teaching Technologies

Workforce Strategy 

Cloud Conundra and Reimagining IT 
at UC Berkeley


Tuesday, July 18, 12:30 - 2 p.m.

Tuesday, July 18, 2:45 - 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 18, 3:45 - 4:30 p.m.


Haas School of Business, Andersen Auditorium

Haas School of Business, Andersen Auditorium

Haas School of Business, Andersen Auditorium


This session will explore the Reimagining IT work performed by the Research, Teaching and Learning (RTL) Core Services group. Participants will discuss the recommended tactics for Teaching and Research technologies. By providing important information about the impact and feasibility of service-specific recommendations, this discussion will support the next phase of our Reimagining IT work.

We know that our workforce of the future will need to develop a new set of skills and capacities. To help imagine what may be in store for our future career paths, we’ve assembled a panel of 5-6 people from across the IT community who have re-imagined their own career paths and made the leap into new roles and/or organizations. Each panelist will share their own unique experiences to offer their first-hand perspective, followed by a Q&A session with questions from the audience.

UC Berkeley has had a cloud strategy for 8 years and many systems in the cloud. As we take stock of where we are now and where we want to be in the next 5-10 years, come help us think about where we go with the cloud from here! Where are we *not* all in with the cloud? What do the next few years look like? How do we position policy, security, legal, procurement, governance for services in the cloud? These are just a few of the questions we will explore.

Session Leaders

Meggan Levitt
Chris Hoffman

David Greenbaum
Aaron Culich

Gabriel Gonzalez
Marlita Kahn
William Allison

Learning Outcomes

Evaluate and refine the recommended tactics identified by the the “RTL Core Services” team.

Gain a better understanding of the scope of  this work, participate in strategic planning and analysis, and development of project management skills.

Foster IT community conversation around roles and job skills that will be relevant in our future workforce.

Help the IT community imagine their own possible future career paths by sharing stories from panelists who’ve made leaps in their own careers.

Gain a better understanding of the tough choices and career-altering changes we have to make that are often overlooked in purely strategic technology decisions.

Get an overview of the IT Cloud Workgroup projects on campus to see how this can help in or may impact your own role on campus.

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