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CY2 and partners are proud to present the Education Innovation Sessions. Organized to inspire each other and keep you informed about the latest developments in education and IT. In these challenging times, are you looking for answers or are you just curious about how new technology can help you to better support your business?

Once you are registered for the event you can participate in any of the sessions that interest you. Session web-conference links will be shared via e-mail, after you have registered.

The entire event is offered online, for free!


The event starts at 13:45 and ends at 18:15. Times are mentioned in CET. See further below for the actual session content per slot.

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Both will be available during the entire event.


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Opening - 13:45 to 13:55

Welcome & Opening

Speaker: Ernst La Haye & Nancy Walhof

Slot 1 - 14:00 to 14:30

Session 1 – Getting compliant with Privacy Regulation

Speaker: Roel Griffioen (Epicenter)

Oracle has enriched the PeopleSoft suite with GDPR functionality: the Data Privacy Framework. In combination with the Page and Field configuration component this can be a powerful tool to let your student system be compliant to privacy regulation requirements. Since Campus Solutions PUM image 017 (which has come available a few weeks now) data masking has been incorporated into the framework as an added safety measure to prevent data leakage. Join this session to see how it works, and how it can help you in being compliant in an easy way without having to implement and maintain any customization’s.

Session 2 – Chatting with Holly: the road to the first chatbots of Inholland

Speaker: Jack Bommer (inholland)

Starting in 2019, Inholland University of Applied Sciences investigated the possible use case of chatbots. Since May this year we launched the first two chatbots on our website. A third chatbot is currently in development. We would like to share our experiences thus far and our ideas for the near future on this interesting topic. In this session we also provide a live demo.

Session 3 – DIY – Kibana Dashboards using Application Data

Speaker: Sasank Vemana (Oracle ACE)

Description: PeopleTools 8.58 introduced Kibana Visualization capability within the PeopleSoft UI. Applications like HCM and FSCM are building and delivering Kibana visualizations and dashboards in their latest PUM images. Why wait for Oracle to deliver these highly performing and intuitive visualizations and dashboards? The framework is available in PeopleTools! Starting from scratch, learn how we can:

  • Configure application data as search indexes in Elasticsearch
  • Configure visualizations and dashboards in Kibana
  • Import the Kibana dashboards into PeopleSoft
  • Configure and deploy the Kibana dashboards as Tiles
Slot 2 - 14:45 to 15:15

Session 1 – Rapidly Reacting to COVID-19 crisis in Campus Solutions 

Speaker: Ruhan Ferreira – Ruxsys

Modern functionality in PeopleSoft Campus Solutions allows institutions to quickly respond to institutional requirements through configuration.
This session demonstrates how the University of Cape Town was able to respond to these requirements, using functionality such as:
Activity Guides, Event Mapping Framework, Notification Framework, Personal Attributes, Configurable Fluid Self Service, Work Centre Pages, Service Requests and Rules Engine.

Session 2 – Enable Secure Remote Access: Leveraging User Behavior Analytics to Uncover Hidden Risk

Speaker: Greg Wendt – Appsian

With a rapid transition to remote access, organizations are struggling to maintain oversight into critical financial operations. For many, enabling remote access to PeopleSoft FSCM is a new requirement – even for those who had previously allowed remote access to HCM Self-Service. Because visibility is a cornerstone of oversight, organizations must enhance how they monitor user activity in order to develop rapid response and risk mitigation strategies.
In this session, you’ll learn how implementing user behavior logging and analytics provides the necessary insights to overcome blind spots. Additionally, you will learn how to:

  • Gain real-time visibility into user activity to detect anomalies and expedite incident response
  • Perform forensic investigations with a complete audit trail of access attempts and user activity
  • Simplify audits and analysis with drill-down capabilities into specific events, to review login information, data access, usage, and more
  • Cut your breach response and remediation time from months to minutes.

Session 3 – Modern student communication, why now?

Speaker: Mario School, Marcel Laan Oracle

In these dynamic times, how do we get a good insight into student communication and an overview of the channels where a student contacts the Educational Institution digitally (e-mail, whatsapp, Social Media, etc.). Mario School and Marcel Laan of Oracle guide the participants through this student communication issue and which solutions are possible.

Slot 3 - 15:30 to 16:00

Session 1 – The evolution of HE to cloud, can AI and Learner Analytics have the ultimate impact and save a life?

Speaker: Andrew Garner – Evosys

During this session Evosys will explore the key changes in the sector, looking at what’s changed over the last ten years, and where we want to be 5 years in the future. The key to this will be the computing power that the cloud brings, enabling data to be processed in ways never available before to University sized institutions. Evosys believe that this ability to leverage the data which exists in the university is the key to driving forward the Learner Analytics agenda, which has the potential to be incredibly powerful if done with the right partnership. We believe that this is going to become much more than using data, we believe that this will ultimately become artificial intelligence and machine learning saving real human lives.

Session 2 – Roadmap PeopleSoft Campus Solutions & Student Cloud

Speaker: Lucas Heymans (Director, Education & Research Applications Strategy, EMEA) – Oracle

Product updates on PeopleSoft Campus Solutions and Student Management Cloud: What did we do last year and what are we working on?

Session 3 – A view on PeopleSoft Campus Solutions Security

Speaker: Johan van Veen – MCX

Purpose of this session is to highlight measures taken by MCX to deliver a secure and highly avaiable SIS to customers.

Slot 4 - 16:15 to 16:45

Session 1 – Come and see, what new features are available in PeopleSoft Campus Solutions

Speaker: Nick Graham (Senior Principal Product Manager Higher Education) – Oracle

This session will focus on recent enhancements in Campus Solutions including the new Activity Guide Composer, Chatbot Integration and updates to the Data Privacy Framework.

Session 2 – Opening Doors: Tools to streamline Transcripts and Transfer 

Speaker: Paul Rhinehart (Smartpanda)

Covid-19 has increased the need for higher education to serve more students faster and cheaper.
Admissions has to handle more students faster, and students are moving now more than ever, seeking to transfer their credits.
These needs were already increasing before Covid.We will review several enhancements for PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, that automate Transcript Input/Import into your system, and also automate transfer credit equivalencies and articulations. Learn how the University of Louisville, University of Florida, and University of Houston among others are using these technologies to gain efficiencies.

SmartPandaTools will present the following technologies:

  • Raptor Cloud-based OCR for transcript import
  • Transfer Now Web Services
  • EDI PeopleSoft Import tool
  • Transcript Express accelerator
  • Rule Maker equivalencies automation

Session 3 – Introducing Kibana, PeopleSoft’s new best friend

Speaker: Dan Iverson & Kyle Benson (

Join Dan and Kyle from as they discuss PeopleSoft’s expanded use of Kibana. They will be giving an overview of what Kibaba is and how it is now being used from within PeopleSoft for analytics. Learn a little about the architecture that makes this possible and then watch as they test drive these new features, delivered in the latest PeopleSoft Images.

Slot 5 - 17:00 to 17:30

Session 1 – The corona virus experiment: suddenly working from our homes

Speaker: Various speakers from DEUG institutions

Tips and tricks from different institutions how they have coped in making the sudden transition to working and studying from home while at the same time keeping services up and running.

Session 2 – Supporting guided pathways to increase student success using Fluid Program Enrollment self service

Speaker: Ernst La Haye & Longin Gogu (Associate Vice Chancellor Enterprise Applications Lone Star College) – CY2 / Lone Star College

In a major effort to improve the time to graduatedecrease the excess credits earned by students and enhance the planning capabilities for students, Lone Star College embarked on a project to re-arrange the curricula of a large number of their programs and embrace Program Enrolment functionality to support students, advisors and staff in a more efficient manner.
CY2 was asked to partner in this project to provide knowledge about Program Enrolment, built Fluid student self-service functionality for planning and enrolment as well as adjacent rules to guide students and a synchronization engine to keep Program Enrolment and Student records data in sync.

In this session you will hear from Longin Gogu about the results of the project till date and CY2 will provide a demo of our
Fluid Program Enrolment student self-service product.

Session 3 – Chain of Trust: blockchain for higher education credentialing 

Speakers: Natalie Smolenski – Hyland Credentials (Head of Business Development) & Nicci Kleynhans – Visions Consulting (Head of Campus Solutions services)

Diplomas, certificates, badges and transcripts all contribute to a lifelong record of learning and achievement. However, these records are often still paper-based documents that are slow to issue, easy to fake and expensive to verify. That’s why many higher education organisations are now looking for alternative ways to issue credentials.Join this webinar to:

  • Hear an overview of blockchain technology
  • Gain an understanding of Hyland Credentials
  • Understand how your University can use the solution today together with your Campus Solutions deployment.
Slot 6 - 17:45 to 18:15

Session 1 – Reflections on the rapidly changing education environment

Speaker: Nicole Engelbert (Vice President
Oracle Higher Education Development) – Oracle

Session 2 – PeopleSoft User Experience Workshop: Harmonizing Your PeopleSoft Classic, Classic +, and Fluid

Speaker: Scott Hirni – Appsian

Whether you are in Campus, HCM, or Financials, the current PeopleSoft user experience is a combination of Classic, Classic Plus, and Fluid. Attendees of this session will learn how to apply strategies to harmonize the user experience including how to enable Classic Plus, create Fluid pages, convert from Classic to Fluid, combine Classic, Classic Plus, and Fluid into the same experience, and understand how to use Appsian PeopleUX to harmonize the PeopleSoft user experience.

Session 3 – Make your chatbot work for your institution.

Speaker: Stefan van Liempt – CY2

The secret of building an awesome chatbot? Well let us explain why you need one and what you need to know before putting one in production.

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