Plenary Speakers

Opening Plenary

The SIGUCCS conference committee is pleased to announce that Carol J. Smith will be the opening plenary speaker talking about AI and ethics!

White woman with short hair and glasses  smiling at camera. Carol Smith, SEI Artificial Intelligence Division. Photographed on Jan 11, 2023, in Newell Simon Hall.

Carol is a Senior Research Scientist in Human-Machine Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University. She has been conducting research to improve the human experience across industries for 20 years and working to improve artificial intelligent (AI) systems since 2015. Her current research focus is making tools to support the creation of responsible and ethical emerging technologies such as AI and interactions with autonomous vehicles.

Closing Plenary

The SIGUCCS conference committee is pleased to announce that Todd Shechter will be the closing plenary speaker talking about community building, leading hybrid and remote workforces and more.

Photo of Todd Shechter CTO University of Wisconsin - Madison

Todd Shechter currently serves Chief Technology Officer at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he leads the enterprise architecture and research cyberinfrastructure functions. He is responsible for developing the strategy and processes that enable the university to meet its goals in teaching, research, community engagement, business operations, and cybersecurity. Todd joined UW–Madison in October of 2019, after serving as the Director of Information Technology in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University. He has over 20 years of experience leading IT teams and a deep understanding of complex higher education institutions. Todd believes in the power of community within information and technology professionals and works to build inclusive and diverse teams – empowering autonomy, encouraging mastery, and understanding purpose.