Higher Ed: Moving to the Cloud Is Faster Than You Think

NTT DATA invites you to our webinar “Finance Transformation: Moving to Cloud is Faster than You Think” to learn how higher education can embrace cloud applications.


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Decreased government funding and lower enrollment rates are challenging higher education institutions, but financial transformation can come to the rescue.

When you harness the cloud to reduce costs of back-office administration systems, you can focus people and budget resources on the business of attracting and retaining students.

Experts from NTT DATA, Oracle and Olds College discussed one university’s journey from legacy on-prem financial systems to Oracle Cloud Financials. It’s a success story in which the mission was accomplished in record time with no business disruption.

If you’d like to see how it happened, watch this on-demand, 30-minute webinar.

What You’ll Learn

  • How implementing cloud applications differs from traditional ERP projects
  • What drove Olds College to the cloud and what they looked for in a solution
  • How the cloud has helped Olds transform their finance management processes
  • What hurdles they faced, the lessons learned and benefits they’re seeing today
  • How Olds continues to adapt and innovate

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Our Speakers

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Susie McLeodNational Oracle Practice Leader, NTT DATA

Susie has more than 20 years of progressive consulting experience in a variety of public sector organizations including higher education, and Fortune 100 companies. She specializes in complex enterprise system initiatives with diverse stakeholder groups and global delivery teams. In her current role, she engages with clients to provide thought leadership around cloud applications and the new rules these products bring to the ERP space.

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Greg WiensFormer CFO, Olds College
At Olds College, Greg oversaw key initiatives including the implementation of Oracle Fusion. He’s also worked for a software company on the development and implementation of business analytics, asset management and project management modules. As a senior financial manager in municipal government, he managed process improvement initiatives in the utility industry and billing systems in the telecom industry. He holds CPA, PMP and CITP designations.
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Laura ShevlingDirector of Higher Education, Oracle Corporation
Laura is an experienced project and program manager with Oracle’s higher education team. Prior to joining Oracle, Laura lead University of Wyoming’s implementation and ongoing management of Oracle cloud apps, including ERP, HCM, EPM, analytics and learning cloud. She has a passion for pursuing continuous improvement, working collaboratively across divisions, and building and empowering teams to creatively identify and implement solutions to further efficiencies.