University of Toronto (U of T) community members were invited to submit a presentation proposal aligned to the IT@UofT 2022 Conference theme: Change. Resilience. Adaptation.

The call for submissions opened on Feb. 22 and is now closed. Thank you to all who submitted!

If you have questions about submitting a proposal, please contact its.eda@utoronto.ca.

Change. Resilience. Adaption.

Presentation resources

Selected presenters who will be using slides are required to use the IT@UofT 2022 Conference PowerPoint template.

Download presentation template

Presentation streams

The conference is focused on information technology and solutions that use technology within three main streams that reflect IT@UofT’s strategic pillars.

In this stream, presenters will share their expertise on creating a culture that promotes creativity and teamwork across the IT@UofT tri-campus community. They may also cover topics such as how to cultivate high-performance team practices, including professional development, human resources operations and recruitment.
In this stream, presenters will focus on technology and operational solutions that have been adopted and integrated throughout the course of the pandemic that support the University’s mission of innovative research, collaborative teaching and learning and operational excellence. They may also deconstruct complex issues, examine tools and offer key learnings, results and analysis. Presenters are invited to tell a story about how they solved issues that arose in teaching, learning, research or administration during the pandemic and share how they think these approaches can be applied as the University moves forward.
In this stream, presenters will share technology and initiatives within IT@UofT that require a collective effort and diverse range of input and expertise. Topics may cover examples of collaborative creativity and critical thinking, efficiency in leveraging resources and frameworks for inclusive knowledge sharing. Presenters are encouraged to share the examples of how staff, students and faculty applied new tools and methods for working together. Presentations will consider what worked, what didn’t and how these new approaches will be applied as we move on from the pandemic.
Dr. Ann Cavoukian presenting at the OHEIT 2019 conference.

Topics of interest

Suggested topics came from consultation with key departments about what they want to learn more about.

  • Technologies and best practices to support work in a hybrid environment
  • Breadth of ITS services and competencies (i.e., what to use, where to go, who manages what)
  • Using the Enterprise Service Centre (ESC) intake (i.e., selecting a support group/topic)
  • How to secure your workspace
  • Securing email amid staff changes
  • ServiceNow (i.e., using the ServiceNow application programming interface (API), leveraging remote tasks)
  • Preventing ransomware
  • ITS Private Cloud API
  • Using Microsoft Forms versus fillable PDFs
  • Sensitive data and the form intake process
  • When to use different storage options (i.e., SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive, local network)
  • Data transformation using PowerShell, Python or other tools
  • Access to data sources and data lakes (i.e., performing analysis and reporting)
  • Using Microsoft Bookings (i.e., scheduling, booking spaces, transferring data)
  • How to sync OneDrive and desktop devices
  • Using Microsoft Flows for automation purposes in Microsoft 365
  • Using Microsoft Azure API gateway
  • Best practices for hosting hybrid meetings
  • How to manage and secure public meetings on Teams or Zoom
  • Tools for tracking, reporting and sharing data between units
  • Where to secure, save and share documentation
  • File naming convention to support transition to paperless offices
Download the submission guidelines