SOURCE: EMS Software by DEA

EMS Software by DEA

July 13, 2015 13:12 ET

Higher Ed Leaders to Discuss Digital Learning Spaces at EMS Live! 2015

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Jul 13, 2015) - EMS Software by DEA, the leading provider of resource scheduling management software, today announced new higher education speakers to be featured at EMS Live! 2015, the company's annual cross-industry conference to be held in Orlando from October 26-28.

The conference is adding two new high-profile speakers to its current lineup of speakers:

  • Paige Francis: CIO of Fairfield University and a 2014 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader as well as one of the Huffington Post's Top 50 Most Social CIOs, Francis will discuss Fairfield's information technology (IT) transformation from providing traditional IT support to the creation and implementation of a personalized digital campus experience.

  • David Jakes: a global speaker and recognized leader in the educational technology field, Jakes specializes in the intersection of space and learning. He will lead a conceptual and provocative discussion about designing for a more expansive condition of learning that asks the question: "Where are your big ideas around space and learning?"

"Francis and Jakes bring incredible perspective to the discussion about the digital and physical learning space from design, implementation and management. These speakers will share the trends and best practices that are at the heart of student, faculty and staff engagement," said Robert Cesafsky, vice president of strategy and planning at DEA. Cesafsky also joins the speakers' lineup to cover digital workplace strategy best practices.

Held at the Orlando World Center Marriott, the conference will delve into a wide range of topics. They include the factors driving change in the workplace and learning space, the future work and learning places, the latest technology innovations for space and resource scheduling and the trends driving increased space utilization across an organization.

More than a thousand workplace and learning space leaders are expected to gather and connect on these topics, network with colleagues, preview the next major EMS software release and learn how to maximize use of EMS software day-to-day.

Conference attendees will have a number of opportunities to interact with the EMS Software support, development and consulting teams during sessions and at the Innovation Lab. Conference sessions will cover everything from academic scheduling and event management to office hoteling, workspace and meeting room management at any organization. Conference registration is priced at $995.00. Visit for more information.

About Paige Francis

Named a 2014 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader and listed as one of the Huffington Post's Top 50 Most Social CIOs, Paige Francis, CIO of Fairfield University, has defined the digital campus and the role of IT. Having led a highly successful digital strategy and implementation at Fairfield University, Paige believes that the role of IT must align fully with business -- from strategy to marketing to the ability to communicate well with others. With this philosophy, Paige rallies consensus across diverse functional, service and campus wide interests, and fosters teamwork and collaboration in order to maintain and implement new technology. Paige is an InformationWeek and eCampus News columnist. Follow Paige @FairfieldCIO on Twitter.

About David Jakes

A recognized leader in the educational technology field, David Jakes focuses on using the design process to create relevant and meaningful conditions for improving the profession of education. David's thought leadership includes addressing the increased need to develop agile, connected and personalized learning environments that support a contemporary education, and how the use of technology can be reimagined to create boundless opportunities for learning. Before his current position as an independent consultant and as the Director of Learning Spaces with EdTechTeam, David spent almost three decades in education as a teacher, technologist and administrator. David's design experience includes working as a Digital Designer and Strategist for CannonDesign and The Third Teacher+, a leading architecture firm and learning space consultancy. David is a frequent presenter at national and international educational conferences where he speaks about the power and promise of a new expedition for learning, and the roles that all educators have in shaping that journey. Learn more about the intersection of space and learning by following David on Twitter @djakes.

About DEA

DEA is the thought leader in workplace, meeting place and learning space strategies. More than 4,000 organizations use DEA products for their resource scheduling management needs to increase productivity, attract and engage talent and maximize space utilization. For more information visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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