The Foundation of an IT Future presented at CISOIndianapolis 2014

by Gerry Mccartney, Bradley Wheeler,

Summary : What will tomorrow’s IT jobs entail? What skills will be necessary and valued? For Purdue CIO Gerry McCartney and Indiana CIO Brad Wheeler, these questions have long-term implications for higher education. As the futures of research and education become increasingly technologically dependent and interdependent, institutions need to cultivate knowledgeable, experienced graduates who can navigate a rapidly changing landscape. In this point/counterpoint conversation, McCartney and Wheeler discuss how to collectively find better and more systemic ways to develop this talent in our digital world. What constitutes a true IT education, and which opportunities and constraints are we facing?