Meetup #39 - Enabling the Creative Campus

sheridan SCAET n Hazel BUILDING 600x300 An Overview of Sheridan College’s Information Technology

In a postsecondary education institution it is an enormous challenge to ensure that students, faculty and staff are ready and equipped with technology tools and skills for their respective education and professional endeavors. The balancing act for Information Technology is to serve the wide range of users from the Tech Savvy to Tech Adverse, with technology solutions that will satisfy both.

Powered by town of Milton-300x55Sumon Acharjee, Chief Information Officer for Sheridan College shared insights and strategies for IT that enable Sheridan’s Creative Campus(es). His focus is to make “IT invisible” – intuitive, interactive and robust in which finding the right balance between “lights running IT” and integration that drives a universal experience across Sheridan’s campuses. Sumon and his team are consistently implementing solutions at the forefront of today’s technology themes that include connectivity, virtualization, Cloud, BYOD etc.


Keynote slidedeck from CIO of Sheridan College.

Slidedeck for Meetup 39, containing the G2KYM's.

Pix of event.


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About Sheridan College

Sheridan College is one of Canada's premier polytechnic institutes and is dedicated to exceptional applied learning and graduate success. Sheridan is a leader in providing skills-based educational programming that integrates theory with application, preparing students for careers in visual and performing arts, business, community services and technical fields. Sheridan serves close to 17,000 full-time students annually at its campuses in Oakville, Brampton and Mississauga, Ontario.

About the Presenter

Sumon 150x150Sumon Acharjee, Chief Information Officer, Sheridan College. Sumon joined Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advance Learning in 2008 returning to Canada after working several years in the United States. He has over 18 years’ experience in planning, developing, and implementing cutting edge information solutions in a diverse variety of industry sector including pharmaceutical , consumer electronics, consumer products, automotive, food, financial services, and now education. As a highly successful leader in Information Technology, he fully comprehends the strategic importance of technology and innovation in achieving and maintaining competitive advantage in today's economic environment. Sumon has merged disparate technologies and personnel into team-centered units using his expertise in motivation, cross-functional team training, innovation and retention of industry professionals.

Milton Centre for the ArtsThis event is Powered by The Town of Milton.  They made the MinMaxx Hall @ Milton Centre for the Arts (MCA) available to us. MCA is the Milton's cornerstone for creativity! Officially opened in 2012, this new unique, state-of-the-art facility offering exciting performing, visual, media and literary arts experiences for all ages. It's a big place, so follow the signs (note to self: bring signs).

Event Snapshot 

Topic: Enabling a Creative Campus
Target Audience: Technology entrepreneurs, business owners, professionals, educators and students
Meetup Track: Technology Innovation
Date & Time: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 @ 7pm
Location:  Milton Centre for the Arts, MinMaxx Hall. 1010 Main St. East, Milton | Google Map

 How much it costs: Nothing but your time.

Pre & Post-Event Q&A

Silicon Halton members can participate in a pre & post-event conversation with the presenters in our private Linkedin group. Help them make this meetup relevant to you.


Who Registered?

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