Higher Education in 2020/2021
Addressing the Pending Budget Gap

Online and On Campus Higher Education 

July 30, 2020 | 4:30 PM –5:30 PM EST


Millions of students are set to head back to school in less than two months, but what does "back to school" look like in the midst of a global pandemic?! BWG Connect invites you to participate in an interactive discussion addressing this new normal environment. Hear from your peers in higher education, real-world challenges being faced and solutions being implemented.

This event is co-hosted by BWG Connect and Optimal Campus.

This will be a fully interactive session with direct feedback from participating institutions:

  • Outlook for 2020/2021 Fall Trimester - Feedback on learning formats: remote vs. on-campus
  • How are schools meeting budgets with hybrid learning
  • Maintaining enrollments and addressing the risk of students selecting gap years
  • Sustaining and creating revenue streams with students off campus
  • Ideas for managing costs 
  • Leveraging IT to enable the mixed online / on-campus experience

Guest Speakers

Nuno Couto 

Founder & Managing Partner at Optimal Partners 

Currently managing multiple IT infrastructure projects at Boston College, Nuno was previously a Consultant/Project Manager at Harvard University for a multi-million dollar implementation for Research Administration. He has managed projects involving strategy, application development, vendor product implementations, data warehousing, business intelligence, eLearning, infrastructure, ERP, identity management, cloud technologies and more.

Michael Ginzberg

Principal Consultant at Optimal Consulting 

Michael is an educator, consultant, and advisor with 30+ years experience in senior leadership positions in the business schools of major research universities, focused on developing and executing effective strategies suited to the organization's unique situation. He has extensive consulting experience in technology management and board experience with not-for-profit organizations, government agencies, and privately held corporations.

Elmore Alexander 

Principal Consultant at Optimal Consulting

An experienced executive in higher education with 30+ years experience as a dean and department chair, Elmore specializes in working with executive and management teams in the development of strategic plans, the improvement of group effectiveness, the management of conflict, and career effectiveness.

Event Moderator

Greg Irwin

COO at BWG Strategy LLC

BWG Strategy is a research platform that provides market intelligence through Event Services, Business Development initiatives, and Market Research services. BWG hosts over 1,800 interactive executive strategy sessions (conference calls and in-person forums) annually that allow senior industry professionals across all sectors to debate fundamental business topics with peers, build brand awareness, gather market intelligence, network with customers/suppliers/partners, and pursue business development opportunities.

Space is limited! Provide your information below and we will be in touch.

Event Information

June 30, 2020 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM EST

Event format

Roundtable Layout
Featuring 20+ executives, where everyone can contribute, ask questions and learn from peers
On-Topic Discussions
Q&A format, moderated by BWG Connect with group interaction throughout
Make Connections
Opportunities to network before and after

What is BWG Connect?

BWG Connect provides executive strategy & networking sessions that help brands from any industry with their overall business planning and execution. BWG Connect, in conjunction with BWG Strategy, has built an exclusive network of 125,000+ senior professionals and hosts over 2,000 virtual and in-person networking events on an annual basis.

In addition, BWG Connect provides free consultations & specializes in helping brands of all sizes with their eCommerce planning and execution. Our team has decades of experience related to the eCommerce & retail ecosystem, and will take the time to understand your goals so that we can help you build a winning strategy that is curated specifically for your business. We have had 1x1 conversations with over 3,000 brands and have a real-time pulse on what digital strategies are successful and why. This in-depth knowledge allows our team to operate on the cutting edge and provide our clients with best -in-class guidance on how to win in the digital world.
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