CampusEAI Consortium is an association that has over 2,000 higher education institution members including Columbia University, Cornell University, Florida State University, Louisiana State University, Babson College, DeVry University, University System of Georgia, and Independent Colleges of Indiana. CampusEAI Consortium focuses on helping its members improve enrollment, retention and IT services by providing lessons learned iseminars, conferences and consulting services on areas such as cloud hosting, enterprise portal, web content management, single sign-on, identity management, mobile apps and service desk.
CampusEAI Consortium History and Mission
CampusEAI Consortium was established in 2003 by 14 universities as a response to increasing IT budget cuts, resource constraints and expectations of incoming technological-savvy students. The CampusEAI Consortium's mission is to help members reduce the time, cost and effort associated with implementing enterprise IT services by leveraging shared IT services, lessons learned and best practices so that each member can avoid reinventing the wheel.
CampusEAI Consortium was founded as an Ohio non-profit organization in 2003. In 2008, at the request of our Members, CampusEAI began offering a myriad of additional services to support the Consortium, including hosting, monitoring, managed and help desk services. In order to offer all these services, CampusEAI Consortium needed to invest significantly in new infrastructure (equipment and resources). Rather than seek outside investment, CampusEAI Consortium worked with its bank (Huntington Bank) and utilized a line of credit to finance this growth. The Bank required a lien on the infrastructure that was being purchased. Because the bank could not have liens on the non-profit organization, CampusEAI(for-profit) was formed. This company provides all additional services to the non-profit organization. The governance has not changed
CampusEAI Consortium is a leader in the world of higher education information technology services. The Consortium focuses on improving the future of university education through organizing, leading, and sponsoring higher education conferences. For the past 15 years, the CampusEAI Consortium Annual Conference has brought together universities and colleges from across the United States to learn from industry leaders, fellow CIOs and IT managers, vendors, and sponsors. While the Annual Conference is the largest and most popular of CampusEAI Consortium's education technology conferences, it is only one of many events put on by the Consortium. The Consortium targets regions as well, providing more concentrated and hands-on learning experiences to local institutions.
EduTech Venture Fund
The EduTech Venture Fund invests in early stage enterprise software, Internet and mobile companies that target the education market or companies created from intellectual property technology transfer from colleges and universities. The EduTech Venture fund helps founders turn imaginative ideas into enduring companies.