Pathify Fall Virtual Summit 2023
Recorded live Thursday, Oct. 5

Most ed tech marketing content the past few years begins with some version of, “the world of higher ed is changing faster than ever”…or…“higher ed is overdue for a major makeover…” The extent to which you think these statements true probably correlates closely with your vision of what challenge the status quo means.

For us, challenge the status quo has been our rallying call throughout a year that’s seen Pathify rocket past several key milestones.  We’ve grown considerably beyond 100 customers, we serve well over 1,000,000 monthly active users — all while maintaining the highest customer success scores in the industry.  

So what does challenge the status quo mean for us? During our Fall Virtual Summit you’ll hear how we’ve partnered with organizations like UNCF and Google to push boundaries while serving traditionally under resourced communities. You’ll hear how we solve the traditional SIS user experience dilemma by effectively connecting major technology ecosystems with the broader tech stack. You’ll hear from the real customers — students — and how upgrading the student portal improves their well being and overall capacity to learn. And how could we talk about truly upsetting the applecart without addressing the role of GenAI in all this? 

We’ll cover that too.

What does Challenge the Status Quo mean for your institution? 

9:00 a.m. – Welcome Remarks and Housekeeping Notes

  • Loui Atchison, Field Marketing Lead at Pathify

9:05 a.m. – Opening Address

  • Chase Williams, CEO at Pathify

9:30 a.m.Keynote Address: Gen AI in Higher Ed — Google and Pathify

  • Charles Elliott, Field CTO at Google

10:15 a.m. – BREAK: Pathify Overview Commercial

10:20 a.m. – Spotlight Session: Collegium

  • Emily Ackerman, Senior Training and Strategy Advisor at Pathify
  • Susie Palmer, Training and Strategy Advisor at Pathify

10:40 a.m. – Breakout Sessions

  • Ellucian – The Experienced Experience Alternative
    • Daniel Bruning, Lead Applications Developer at University of Denver
    • Mike Jocic, Application Support Supervisor at Des Moines Area Community College
    • Moderator: Julie Gumerman, Senior Sales Engineer at Pathify
  • Anthology – Supercharging the Anthology Ecosystem
    • Chris Becker, Software Developer at Johnson & Wales University-Providence
    • TJ Rains, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Lindenwood University
    • Moderator: Chase Williams, CEO at Pathify

11:30 a.m. – BREAK: Classic Rock Greatest Hits

11:40 a.m. – Breakout Sessions

  • Apogee – Babies and the Bathwater: Pay Less, Move to the Cloud and Keep SIS Integrations & Customizations
    • Speaker: Mike Rose, VP of Cloud Services and Application Development at Apogee
    • Moderator: Chase Williams, CEO at Pathify
  • Legacy Mobile Apps vs. Pathify – One App to Rule Them All
    • Rene Eborn, Deputy of Digital Transformation and Associate Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Utah State University
    • Jeff Ledoux, Product Manager at Pathify
    • Moderator: Dustin Ramsdell, Community Engagement Lead at Pathify

12:30 p.m. – BREAK: 90’s Hip Hop Greatest Hits

12:40 p.m. – Student Session: The Real Customers

  • Concord University
    • Bayleigh Meadows, Web Developer – Class of 2022
    • Tyler Miller, Application Integration Developer – Class of 2021
  • Concordia University Irvine
    • Christopher Haygood, Business Marketing Major – Class of 2024
  • University of the Pacific
    • Lucas Blaydes, Technical Assistant – Class of 2023
  • Moderator: Cole Peterson, Account Manager at Pathify

1:25 p.m. – BREAK: 2023 Pathify Places, Plates and Pets

1:30 p.m. – Concurrent Spotlight Sessions

  • UNCF and Pathify
    • Speaker: Julian Thompson, Senior Director of Strategy Development, Institute for Capacity Building at UNCF
    • Moderator: Loui Atchison, Field Marketing Lead at Pathify
  • Introducing Pathify’s GenAI Chatbot
    • Chase Williams, CEO at Pathify
    • Chris Hagan, CTO at Pathify

1:50 p.m. – Product Road Map

  • Jeff Ledoux, Product Manager at Pathify

2:20 p.m. – Pathify Customer Open Forum

  • Winston-Salem State University
    • Raisha Cobb, Associate Provost & CIO
  • Ventura County Community College District
    • Shawn Bochat, Director, Software Applications and Development
    • Marc Leman, Webmaster / System Administrator
  • Tallahassee Community College
    • Bret Ingerman, VP for Information Technology

2:50 p.m. – Closing Address: What Does “Challenge the Status Quo” Mean for Higher Ed in the Next 24 Months?

  • Chris Hagan, CTO at Pathify

3:00 p.m. – End of Summit