EdTech: Focus on Higher Education explores technology and education issues that IT leaders and educators face when they’re evaluating and implementing a solution. EdTech: Focus on Higher Education is published by CDW which is headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill.

CDW is a leading multibrand technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. A Fortune 500 company with multinational capabilities, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs more than 8,900 coworkers. For the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2018, the company generated net sales of approximately $16 billion. For more information about CDW, please visit www.CDW.com.

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About the Team

Ryan Petersen
Editor in Chief | Email
About: Ryan has been a magazine and newspaper editor for 18 years, with the last 12 covering a variety of bases for CDW’s family of tech magazines. As Editor in Chief, he works on developing editorial strategy and is always on the lookout for new writing talent and sharing great stories with the IT world. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, biking and obsessively following Iowa Hawkeye sports and Cubs baseball.
Vanessa Roberts
Editorial Director | Email
About: Vanessa has worked on the magazine since April 2005. Previously, she spent 18 years at Government Computer News, as managing editor, news editor and writer. In her former spare time, before her family-of-four years, she liked to read a book in one or two sittings and dive wrecks along the Carolina shores and reefs around any Caribbean island.
Tara E. Buck
Executive Editor | Email
About: Tara has worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for more than 13 years. Most recently, she was the special publications editor at The Daily Record in Baltimore, which published a variety of legal- and business-focused supplements in addition to higher education and consumer guides. In her downtime, Tara enjoys cooking and traveling with her husband.
Amy Burroughs
Managing Editor | Email
About: Amy began her career as a journalist, spending almost 10 years as a newspaper reporter and editor. She has an extensive background in print and digital communications, including content strategy, marketing, and publishing, with experience as a writer, editor, and project manager. She has worked on websites, print collateral, magazines, books, and academic journals. A North Carolina native, she enjoys running, camping, hiking and creative writing.
Kelly Konrad
Senior Editor | Email
About: Kelly is a long time reporter, writer and editor, with extensive experience in features, corporate communications, trade publications and content marketing. As a mom to three teenagers, Kelly is especially excited about her role as senior editor, as higher education is never far from her thoughts. Outside of work, you can find her either carpooling her kids, watching the Chicago Cubs with her husband or with her nose in a book.
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Sara Elder

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Editorial Calendar

Read the editorial calendar for the quarterly print magazine.

Q1-19

Themes
Cloud
Data Center
Internet of Things
Security
Hardware
Software
Trending
Colleges Find Their Way with Beacon Technology
2019 Higher Ed Technology Trends
In Hybrid Data Centers, Colleges Get Best of Both Worlds
Colleges Tap Tech to Provide Academic Support for Student-Athletes
In New Building Construction, Get IT Involved Early and Often
CASBs
Blockchain
Tech to Watch
VR Headsets in the Classroom
5G Networks
Artificial Intelligence to Support Security
End of Support for Windows 7
Smart Assistants
Events
50 Must-Read Higher Ed IT Blogs List (March)

Q2-19

Themes
Changing the Way Users Work
Collaboration
Mobility
Data Analytics
Networking
Security
Software
Trending
Mobility Trends Spur Focus on Endpoint Security
Data Analytics Applications Mature and Expand
As Students Expect More Personalized Learning, New Tools Deliver
Cloud Collaboration Systems Power Growth of Online Programs
Kick Off Your Next Major IT Initiative with a Technology Audit
Tech to Watch
Mesh Networks
Cloud Network Monitoring Solutions
End of Support for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008
Drones on Campus
Integrated Web Conferencing Solutions/Collaboration Apps
Events
IT Staff Prepare for Summer Upgrades: Active-Learning Classrooms
Graduation (May)
UBTech Conference (June)

Q3-19

Themes
Cloud
Classroom
Data Center
Managing Risk
Networking
Upgrading and Preparing for the Future
Trending
Next-Gen Technologies Require IT Staff with Next-Gen Skills
The Next Computer Lab Is in the Cloud
New Solutions and Student Preferences Drive Push for Active-Learning Classrooms
Smart Networks Leverage Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
Manage Cloud-Based Assets for Security and Efficiency
Tech to Watch
Identity and Access Management
Network Management Control
Hyperconverged Infrastructure
Intrusion Prevention Systems
Events
Summer IT Projects (June/August)
Back to School (August/September)

Q4-19

Themes
Cloud
Networking
Digital Transformation
Security
Backup
Storage
Data
Emerging Technologies
Trending
Resolved: Build a Better Disaster Recovery Plan
Tech Trends to Watch in 2020
Cybersecurity Outlook: What’s New and What’s Next
The Right Strategy and Right Solutions to Move Data to the Cloud
Tech to Watch
Virtual and Augmented Reality
All-Flash Storage to Support Internet of Things
Machine Learning for Threat Intelligence
Software-Defined Networking
Last call on Windows 7?
Events
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (October)
EDUCAUSE (October/November)
IT for 2020
Apr 25 2014