Campus Consortium Edtalks

Changing Trends in Higher-Ed With Stronger Cyber-security featuring University of Wisconsin-Madison

Tue, Nov 21th, 2017 from 2:00 pm ET - 3:00 pm ET


About Us

About Us

Founded in 2003, Campus Consortium is a collaborative force of leaders, educators, technologists, students and community members working to bring about change in education through their varied experiences in the higher ed, k-12 and the public sector. Campus Consortium connects campuses across the world with a belief that by supporting common student success goals across campuses, all institutions gain access to innovative technologies that are developed by the Consortium, its member institutions and partners, to support these common goals, thus reducing the overall cost of ownership for an individual institution and giving all campuses and their students an equal chance to evolve and prosper in this competitive world.

Campus Consortium is a non-profit organization that unites approximately 37,000 institutions globally. The core values of the Consortium are trust, collaboration and maintaining a progressive spirit. These values help us bring about a collective impact on institutions including those with diverse income streams. We treasure the strengths, experiences and viewpoints of our members who provide guidance, leadership and best practices.

Mission Statement

The mission of Campus Consortium is to reduce the cost of education throughout the world.

Our Approach

Campus Consortium provides institutions with excellent opportunities to unite, collaborate, learn and solve problems through our technology grant programs and partnership initiatives. To support our mission, we:

  1. Provide Economic Assistance:
  2. Recent demographic and financial challenges have resulted in a need for additional funding streams to support institutional goals. We design and support grant programs that help campuses successfully implement state of the art technology solutions. Our technology grants are underwritten by the Consortium and our technology partners.

  3. Centralize Technology Agreements, Point of Contact and Management
  4. The Consortium serves as a technology partner for hundreds of institutions supporting most if not all technology solutions and services on and off campus. For institutions who are looking to simplify and centralize the management of their technology investments, the Consortium provides them with a single source for accountability, tracking and management of all vendors and agreements, including those provided by the Consortium's technology partners and third party vendors.

  5. Collaboration and Community Development:
  6. Campus Consortium provides a platform to unite its community through iSeminars, virtual introductions, case studies, thought leadership, best practice sharing, working groups and conferences. In addition to this, we enable a comprehensive, healthy and diverse community of institutions to listen to and learn from one another. Over the years, these channels of collaboration have become pivotal to the Consortium's success in delivering or supporting technology solutions that have championed adoption of innovative solutions, technology platforms and business models across the industry.

  7. Invest in Emerging Technologies:
  8. Campus Consortium's EVC Ventures initiative demonstrates our commitment to investing in new ideas that help our institutions deliver their mission. The investments made by the Consortium through EVC Ventures allow these ideas to mature into products and eventually launch as companies that are built and vetted by and for the education community.

Our approach, as outlined in the five components above, have proved successful for hundreds of colleges and universities throughout the world.


June 2003 CampusEAI Consortium is incorporated as a non-profit in Ohio by Executive Director, now Chairman Anjli Jain.
November 200314 founding campuses including Case Western Reserve University, the Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Foothill De Anza Community College District, and the University of Montana meet at EDUCAUSE to establish the mission of the Consortium, the principles of community development and the opportunities for collaboration.
June 2004CampusEAI Consortium establishes Executive Advisory Committee comprising of CIOs from various member campuses.
June 2005CampusEAI Consortium receives a grant from the City of Cleveland to move its headquarters from the BioEnterprise incubator located on the Case Western Reserve University campus to downtown Cleveland.
August 2005CampusEAI Consortium receives a Certificate of Recognition from the Mayor of Cleveland in recognition of the Consortium's active participation in creating a new IT industry in Cleveland and for the organization's dedication to servicing higher education.
January 2006In partnership with its members, CampusEAI Consortium launches industry-first hosting and SaaS services for web applications including portal, collaboration, LMS and ERP software.
April 2010Gartner announces CampusEAI Consortium as the "Cool Vendors in Web Technology" for its support of innovative new technologies and unique business model.
April 2010 CampusEAI Consortium spins out "CampusEAI" for-profit to support its growth and provide future incentives (eg. equity) to the startups its incubating.
January 2011CampusEAI Consortium establishes an office in Gurgaon, India.
March 2012CampusEAI Consortium announces investment in consolidated help desk services and partners with five campuses to launch BlackBeltHelp.
September 2012CampusEAI Consortium announces investment in mobile development and incubates Kryptos Mobile as an industry-first cloud-based, self-service app development and publishing platform.
July 2014 CampusEAI Consortium opens EVC Ventures accelerator in Gurgaon, India.
August 2014CampusEAI Consortium invests in IDaaS starting with announcing its incubation of and investment in QuickLaunch SSO.
September 2014CampusEAI Consortium officially launches of EVC Ventures.
February 2015CampusEAI Consortium launches EdTalks.
January 2016CampusEAI Consortium becomes Campus Consortium to reflect the broader technology portfolio and strategy that the Consortium is leading.
February 2016Campus Consortium announces unprecedented partnership with Government of India to launch I-MADE program with a goal of launching 1 million mobile app start-ups in 5 years by providing all 35,000 intuitions with an app development platform and programs to help campuses and students adopt and create mobile-first solutions.
June 2016Campus Consortium establishes Chicago as its new executive headquarters.
July 2017Campus Consortium appoints new Executive Director.