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Sharecase 2013 Spotlights Tech Innovations at UCSF

Nearly 1,000 people attended the inaugural Sharecase at Mission Bay Conference Center in 2012 to learn about UCSF's tech innovations.

UC San Francisco’s popular information technology showcase returns this year, with new learning opportunities and forums for everyone on campus.

Sharecase 2013 will be held on Friday, Nov. 8, at the Mission Bay Conference Center.

Collaborate. Educate. Innovate.

Register here for Sharecase 2013, a free, one-day event at the Mission Bay Conference Center showcasing the best of IT at UCSF.

Last year’s inaugural event brought together nearly 1,000 people across UCSF who were interested in seeing how the University has leveraged tech innovations in its systems and how technology can improve their own workflows. Sharecase is the brainchild of retired Chief Information Officer Elazar Harel, PhD, JD, who successfully launched the event at UCLA and UCSD while leading IT at those campuses.

This year’s Sharecase opens with a keynote address by Sam Hawgood, dean of the School of Medicine and vice chancellor for medical affairs, who will be discussing the developing Clinical Enterprise Strategic Plan and information technology's integral role.

The afternoon keynote features UCSF advocate and Silicon Valley investor Ron Conway, who will discuss the major trends in mobile, social and real-time data that are creating massive business opportunities and how these trends might impact the health care industry. For the past 15 years, Conway has worked closely with hundreds of startups, including Google, Facebook, Zappos, Square, Airbnb, Dropbox, Pinterest, Foursquare and Twitter. Conway also is a member of the UCSF Medical Center Chancellor's Advisory Board and is active in fundraising for the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.

“Our keynote speakers will provide insights to our direction as an institution and explore the future possibilities enabled by entrepreneurs in the technology marketplace,” said Joe Bengfort, who became UCSF’s chief information officer earlier this year. “The expo also will be packed with informative sessions about our current and planned IT capabilities. In particular, I anticipate a very interactive ‘IT Leadership in the Hot Seat’ session.”

Attendees can browse more than 60 booths in the Expo Hall and see presentations throughout the day on Using Drupal at UCSF, Agile MD, Digital Health, eProposal, and Cloud Computing. Learn about the many improvements in financial management, including Finance3, MyReports, and UPlan.

There also are opportunities to win prizes such as Go Pros, headphones, iPads, Roku devices, Kindles, speakers, gift cards and more.