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Distinguished Speaker Series Features Technology Strategist Greg DeYoung on Nov. 13

By Jeff Murphy, November 5, 2020

Greg DeYoung

WARRENSBURG, MO – An experienced technology leader, strategist, digital advisor and education advocate, Greg DeYoung, director of Technology Strategy for Microsoft Education, will open the 2020 Fall Distinguished Speaker Series at the University of Central Missouri. His free virtual presentation on the “Impact of the Public Cloud on Digital Transformations in Organizations” will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13 via Zoom.

The Distinguished Speaker Series is made possible by the Computer Information Systems and Big Data and Business Analytics programs within the UCM Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies.

DeYoung’s presentation and all other events offered through this series are open to all who are interested, however, individuals planning to attend are asked to register online. A Zoom meeting link will be emailed to individuals after they have submitted their registration.

DeYoung has worked in the information technology (IT) industry for more than 30 years, serving in roles such as chief executive officer and chief technology officer. He has also worked in K-12 and higher education for15 years.

In his current role with Microsoft Education, he serves as a technology strategist, and his focus is on working with educational institutions to help achieve their digital transformation vision and strategy. He helps find ways to positively improve student outcomes, instructional staff/teacher empowerment, organizational effectiveness, and educational transformation.

DeYoung’s work in technology innovation and educational transformation has been recognized through several national awards. He has used his expertise to benefit his professional field by serving on multiple national technology boards and advisory groups. A sought-after speaker, he also has made numerous presentations across the country and has led panels at Educause, CoSN and ISTE conferences. He has shared his knowledge through education technology articles that have appeared in magazines and blogs.

DeYoung’s education includes a Master of Science in Technology and a Graduate Certificate in Information Technology, both from Eastern Illinois University.
To learn more about DeYoung, follow him on Twitter and Linkedin. Individuals who have questions about the 2020 Distinguished Speaker Series should contact Prasad Rudramuniyaiah, Ph.D., assistant professor, Computer Information Systems, Big Data and Business Analytics, at


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