Transforming the Role of the Higher Education CIO - Enterasys Convenes CIO Panel at EDUCAUSE 2012

  Transforming the Role of the Higher Education CIO - Enterasys Convenes CIO
                            Panel at EDUCAUSE 2012

Michael Krigsman Moderates Panel of the Industry's Most Innovative CIOs
Discussing Roadmap to the "Social Campus"

PR Newswire

ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 1, 2012

ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Enterasys Networks, a Siemens
Enterprise Communicationscompany, today announced prominent analyst,
consultant and blogger Michael Krigsman will moderate a panel of
industry-leading higher education CIOs who will share how they have
transformed their roles to thrive in today's high-pressure university
environment. In the face of the continuing stagnant economy, technology
upheaval, vicious competition, and the proliferation of Massively Open On-line
Courses (MOOCs) these innovative CIOs have found paths to success. The panel
is hosted by Enterasys CMO and Chief Customer Officer Vala Afshar (Twitter:

Participating on the Educause panel are Philip Komarny, CIO at Seton Hill
University; David Waldron, VP of Information Technology, St. Edward's
University; and Joanna Young, CIO at University of New Hampshire. These CIOs,
along with nine others, participated in Krigsman's project to assess how
successful university CIOs have innovatively adapted and transformed to be
successful in the evolved university environment. The project, sponsored by
Enterasys, culminated in a report, entitled "Innovation and Transformation:
Going Beyond the Social Campus" which will be available at Educause 2012.
Through extensive data, case studies, and examples, the report provides a
roadmap to success for university CIOs. It describes how CIOs must be acutely
responsive to the business needs of the school - by forming a strategic
partnership with the school's business managers - or risk becoming
marginalized. Krigsman defines social campus as an educational institution
that combines technology and organizational transformation to dramatically
increase responsiveness and innovation.

"It's been our distinct pleasure to sponsor Michael Krigsman's ground-breaking
research," said Vala Afshar, Chief Customer and Marketing Officer at Enterasys
Networks. "Enterasys provides our customers not only with the ideal campus
network infrastructure, but also the strategic guidance needed for leadership
in Higher Education."

The Social Campus and the Innovative CIO panel will be held Thursday, November
9th, 8:00 a.m. in the Mile High Ballroom 4E/4F at Educause 2012.

Michael Krigsman and Vala Afshar will both be available to meet with the media
at Educause, November 7-9. If interested in meeting Michael and Vala, along
with CIOs at EDUCAUSE 2102 please email Enterasys PR at

In addition to the panel, Enterasys will host a Tweet-up (hashtag #socialCIO)
at their booth (#1709) immediately following the panel discussion, providing
another opportunity for show attendees and others to interact with the panel
participants, including the three education CIOs, who can share their thoughts
about The Social Campus. The first 25 people to at the Tweet-up will receive
a copy of the new book, The Pursuit of Social Business Excellence, by Vala
Afshar and Brad Martin.


  oEnterasys Higher Education Solutions
  oSocial Campus report
  oVala Afshar/Brad Martin book: The Pursuit of Social Business Excellence

About Enterasys Networks and Siemens Enterprise Communications
Siemens Enterprise Communications is a leading global provider of unified
communications (UC) solutions and network infrastructure for enterprises of
all sizes. Leveraging 160 years of experience, we deliver innovation and
quality to the world's most successful companies, backed by a world-class
services portfolio which includes international multi-vendor managed and
outsourcing capabilities. Our OpenScape communications solutions provide a
seamless and efficient collaboration experience – on any device – which
amplifies collective effort and dramatically improves business performance.
Together, our global team of UC experts and service professionals set the
standards for a rich communications experience that empowers teams to deliver
better results. Siemens Enterprise Communications is a joint venture of The
Gores Group and Siemens AG, and includes Enterasys Networks, a provider of
network infrastructure and security solutions, creating a complementary and
complete enterprise communications solutions portfolio.

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