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Thursday, March 16 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
WIFI Experiences in Higher Education

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Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Fans have high expectations for Mobility when on campus.
Reliable Wi-Fi is critical to student retention and success. Visitors and Fans expect access to high performance Wi-Fi. Using digital content to engage Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Fans around the campus. Designing High Density Wireless for user demands in 2017 takes planning.

Wi-Fi in the numbers:
• Average College Student Brings 7 Internet-connected devices to campus - 2014 College Explorer Report
• 94% of Students use Wireless Devices for Course Work
• University of Montana surveyed students that were accepted but chose not to enroll they found the top reason students cited for not attending was the lack of wireless access in the Residence Halls.
• Top Concerns for supporting Mobile Devices: 57% Security, 47% Bandwidth Limitation
• At College Games, Fans Often Leave at Halftime if they cannot connect to the internet or upload photos to social media
• Wi-Fi connectivity in Athletic Facilities and Public Venues makes more money for the University, through additional purchases, such as food, drink, merchandise or seat upgrades
• Tablets, Wearable Technology, and Data Analytics are changing coaching techniques and player performance
• Creating the infrastructure for the Connected Student that allow students the ability to interact with the campus, meet new students, and learn about the various student organizations.
• Delivering an experience rather than just publishing content in the era of digital transformation
• More and more campuses are adopting new technologies that are fundamentally altered how institutions support everything from research projects to cafeteria dining. The age of the Smart Campus is here.

Charles Lewis, CDWG Wireless Solution Architect will discuss designing Wi-Fi in public venues, dorms, and stadiums to optimize the student, faculty, staff, faculty and Alumni experience. Today, institutions must understand the applications and demands on the wireless network to create the ideal experience. Different types construction and functions within a building impact the design of the Wi-Fi network. Richard will discuss designing high Density Wi-Fi for public venues for Higher Education such as University of Maryland, University of Nebraska, and University of Phoenix Stadium. Charles has over 6 years of experience designing wireless networks.

CDWG , a Gold Cisco Partner, hold Advanced Technology Specializations for Wireless LAN, and Advanced Technology Provider Certifications for Outdoor Wireless Mesh. CDWG is a Cisco Connected Stadium-Wi-Fi Partner. The Connected Stadium Wi-Fi badge designation recognizes CDW's experience in designing high-density Wi-Fi solutions in challenging environments, as well as it's skill set and depth in wireless network. As of August 2015, CDW was one of two partners to hold this designation.

University of Nebraska Video Case Study: http://edtechmagazine.com/higher/media/video/university-nebraskas-memorial-stadium-gets-high-tech-makeOver
University of Nebraska Story: http://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2015/08/full-access-university-nebraska-huskers-fans
Connected Campus: http://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2015/10/mapping-path-connected-campus
Mobile Devices at College: http://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2015/08/report-how-millennials-use-mobile-devices-college

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Erica Kordes

Account Executive, CDWG
CDW Account Executive covering DC, MD and VA. Based out of Reston,VA.From classrooms to warehouses, boardrooms to battlefields, CDW’s architects and advanced technology engineers have been designing, implementing and managing technology, communication and security solutions for... Read More →

Charles Lewis

Wireless Solutions Architect, CDWG

Thursday March 16, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Session Sponsored by: CDWG

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