School of IT presents 10th annual IT Expo

Virtual event will include keynotes, senior design projects, research presentations and more

The University of Cincinnati’s annual celebration and showcase of information technology students, researchers and practitioners, the IT Expo, will be held Tuesday, April 13.

Presented by UC’s School of Information Technology, the IT Expo is now in its 10th year. This year’s Expo is billed as “where Cincinnati’s IT community meets, where ideas evolve and where the future is made”.

For the second straight year, the IT Expo will be held virtually. The event, presented between 8:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., is free to attend simply by visiting the event website. All are welcome.

“The IT Expo brings the experience of the in-person event to your personal computer,” said Jenna Goedde, IT Expo chair. “Just like the in-person IT Expo, you have the freedom to pick the sessions you attend, but we hope that you attend the event in its entirety — the keynote, presentation breakouts and awards ceremony and closing sessions — to get the most out of the experience.”

As it has in the past, the IT Expo will feature design projects presented by graduating seniors, as well as projects by high school students, research projects by graduate and doctoral students and networking opportunities with partner companies. Project areas of focus include cloud solutions, infrastructure and networking solutions, cybersecurity, mobile development, application development, virtual reality and gaming and data management and analysis.

“The School of Information Technology hosts this free public event, which allows attendees to explore these projects while also providing opportunities to network with top IT professionals and faculty,” School of IT Director Hazem Said remarked.

The IT Expo will kick off with opening remarks from UC Provost Kristi Nelson, UC Chief Innovation Officer David J. Adams and FIS executives Barbara Morgan and Dave Tarbox. FIS, a global provider of technology solutions for merchants, banks and capital market firms, is the premier sponsor of the event. 

Said and Larry Johnson, dean of the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, will give remarks to kick off the afternoon awards program which follows the event. 

Experience IT yourself

The UC School of Information Technology's IT Expo is free, open to the public, and requires no registration. Visitors are encouraged to arrive to the virtual event when convenient and stay for as long as they like.