St. Louis, MO – June 9, 2014 – Dr. Khalil Yazdi, CIO in Residence at Internet2, will be the keynote speaker on June 10 at Three Rivers Systems’ CAMS Connect annual users conference. His presentation “The Emerging Higher Education Community Cloud: What It Portends for the Future of IT in Education” will provide an overview of the research and education community’s Internet2 NET+ initiative that aims to leverage advanced networking and community engagement to make cloud services more relevant and accessible.
Internet2, a member-owned advanced technology community founded by the nation’s leading higher education institutions in 1996, provides a collaborative environment for US research and education organizations to accelerate research discovery, advance national global education, and improve the delivery of public services. Internet2’s membership includes U.S. and international leaders in research, academia, industry and government, including Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, MIT, Stanford, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and the National Institutes of Health.
Universities and colleges are rapidly adopting cloud computing as a way to provide technology services and deliver new applications and services more cost effectively and efficiently. A community cloud is a private cloud that is shared among a group of like-minded organizations with common technology needs.
“Our clients are natural fits for the community cloud model, so we’re excited to bring someone of Dr. Yazdi’s stature to speak at our Global User’s Community Conference,” said Amir Tajkarimi, President and Founder of Three Rivers Systems. “Our company has made significant R&D investments in its CAMS Cloud offering over the past several years and we believe it is unique in its ability to deliver a true cloud-based solution that reduces the costs, complexity and risks associated with academic ERP projects.”
Dr. Yazdi brings more than three decades of practical experience on strategic IT challenges facing higher education executive leaders and is well respected as a cloud computing expert. As CIO in Residence at Internet2, he is responsible for cloud services development, working with service providers and university IT leadership to identify opportunities where strategic engagement will drive value to the Internet2 community.
A record number of Three Rivers Systems customers are expected to attend this year’s CAMS Connect conference, held June 9-11 in St. Louis for users of its CAMS Enterprise academic enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Other planned activities include a keynote presentation from Christophe Savard, CIO at Canadian University of Dubai, numerous client presentations, topical working sessions hosted by Three Rivers Systems subject matter experts, and updates on recent and future enhancements to the CAMS Enterprise software.
About CAMS Enterprise
CAMS Enterprise’s disruptive technology makes it a fundamentally different academic ERP unlike all others that were designed for the past and are incapable of operating efficiently in the modern world. CAMS Enterprise is an easy-to-use and implement, totally integrated, Web-native management system with everything in one place — admissions; student information; financial aid; student services; fiscal management with HR and payroll; fund-raising; alumni relations; document management, learning management, a full suite of portals, and more for managing the entire student life cycle. With an out-of-the-box configuration and self-service customization, CAMS Enterprise removes all barriers to success seen with conventional systems. CAMS’ affordable licensing, off-the-shelf configuration and easy implementation translate into the lowest total cost of ownership of any academic ERP while yielding the quickest and highest ROI.
About Three Rivers Systems Inc.
Three Rivers Systems Inc. is the only privately-held, independent, debt-free, one-stop company focused solely on high-quality academic ERP solutions for higher education institutions of all sizes. For more than 25 years from its St. Louis headquarters, the company has focused on innovation and service to its worldwide customers. Always innovating, the company invests significant revenues back into product R&D to improve existing products while developing new ones so users always get the exact functionality, industry experience and accurate project management they need. Its business model and products are designed to ensure institutional effectiveness, more-efficient business processes, student success and satisfaction.
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