Upcoming Webcasts

Overview

Upcoming Webcasts

The iSchool hosts live webcasts featuring guest speakers on a wide variety of topics throughout the academic year. All of the webcasts are recorded and made available on the on-demand webcasts section.

Webcasts Robert F. Smallwood

The Growing Importance and Impact of Information Governance
MARA Guest Lecture

Drawing from his extensive experience working with leaders in business and government, Robert Smallwood will outline the trajectory of Information Governance (IG) in the US and explain its growing impact on both the public and private sectors. He will describe the scope of a successful Information Governance program (including What-Where-Who-and How), identify risks and roadblocks that must be considered, and recommend resources to help anyone planning or evaluating their own IG program.

Webcasts Rafael Moscatel Abby Moscatel

Tomorrow’s Jobs Today
MARA Guest Lecture

A lecture based on the new book, Tomorrow’s Jobs Today: Wisdom and Career Advice from Thought Leaders in AI, Big Data, Blockchain, the Internet of Things, Privacy and More. This collection of in-depth profiles featuring Smart City CIOs, Data Protection Officers, Blockchain CEO’s, Informatics Doctors and other diverse, skilled professionals gives readers first-hand insight into what tomorrow’s jobs look like today. The hands-on experiences, subject matter expertise, and measured job advice shared within these pages demonstrate how identifying opportunities, setting the right cadence, and building strong relationships are the essential ingredients to unlocking your future’s potential.

Webcasts Robyn K. Rodgers

Lessons in Design, Control, and Teenagers: Revamping the NASA History Website
MARA Guest Lecture

As the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 loomed, interest in NASA history became a national pastime. Stories of where one (or one’s parents) was, how it felt, and memorabilia collected at the time were pretty much guaranteed to keep a party conversation going. All would be well until someone would turn to the NASA website to try to find a small fact that couldn’t quite be recalled. That’s when the embarrassing pause in conversation would start because the NASA History website did not function in a way that supported modern users. As our metrics showed the climb of users with a decreasing bounce time, it was obvious that the long-debated overhaul could not wait. With the blessing of my wonderful boss, the support and talent of my visual designer, and the patience of teenagers, the overhaul rolled out publicly just in time for Anniversary. Much was learned along the way and makes for an excellent case study in finding resources, capitalizing on hidden talents, and why Pop-Tarts are still important in web development.