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Technology Briefings are free sessions that are open to all members of the Stanford community. The intent of these sessions is to share information about new and emerging technologies, provide vendor updates, and inform users about changes to campus technologies. No registration is required to attend these events.

Tech Briefings

Upcoming Tech Briefings

All Tech Briefings take place in Turing Auditorium (Polya Hall, Room 111). Most sessions can be attended remotely and are recorded for later viewing. If you have an idea for a Tech Briefing topic, or have questions or comments, please submit a Help Ticket.

Date Topic
  • Tue Feb 13, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Introduction to Service Design

Location: Turing Auditorium (Polya Hall, Room 111)

Presenter: Megan Miller, Service Design Manager, University IT

At Stanford, we as staff provide many types of "services" to our community, from administrative support to information technology, security, facilities, and much more. Providing quality, consistent services is at the heart of what we do.

Service design is an approach that applies design thinking and human-centered design to services, aiming to create exceptional end-to-end service experiences for our community. Megan Miller will introduce the basics of service design, its core concepts, methods, and principles, sharing how the University IT Service Design team is working to create consistent, quality experiences across the UIT service portfolio.

You will walk away inspired to take a new look at how your organization designs and delivers services to campus!

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  • Thu Feb 8, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Slack Grid at Stanford

Location: Turing Auditorium (Polya Hall, Room 111)

In this session, learn about Slack Grid at Stanford.  

Stanford has adopted Slack Enterprise Grid as the collaboration platform to connect the people and technologies in your daily work. Come hear how Slack can make your working lives simpler, more pleasant, and more productive. Facilitators include: Enterprise Product Manager and Stanford MBA Grad, Britt Jamison, as well as your dedicated Customer Success Manager, Allie Nakonek. Together, we will explore how Grid can be a differentiator, while leaving you with some key tips and tricks to apply right away!

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  • Wed Feb 28, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

SmartSheet - Center of Excellence

Location: Turing Auditorium (Polya Hall, Room 111)

In this session, learn about the latest training feature available to Smartsheet users -- Center of Excellence.

Center of Excellence  allows you to develop, maintain, and enhance your Smartsheet skills with on-demand training options at your own pace.

Stay tuned for more information on this session.

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