2023 Business Excellence Symposium

October 19, 2023

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: Illini Union, Rooms A, B, and C

Showcasing Excellence

Departments and units across campus are employing tools, techniques and practices that are improving their daily work. Join us in October for a showcase of those tools. You’ll be able to network with business units, visit exhibitor booths and attend presentations about Business Excellence at the University of Illinois.


Exhibits are tables or booths that will be set up for guests to browse, discuss and learn. We will have exhibits from areas spanning Budget, Data, HR, IT, Procurement and Space. If your department, unit or committee would like to host a booth, please use the RSVP to indicate your interest. We will follow-up with more information.

Example Exhibits

  • Business Enterprise Program (BEP)
  • Archibus improvements
  • Data Explorers
  • Operational Excellence
  • SecApp Replacement
  • Keys management
  • FABplus
  • Web Tool Kit
  • Hiring improvements
  • Generative AI
  • PIPP and GDR
  • Business Process Improvement


  • Operational Excellence Leadership Panel
    • Facilitated by Shari Mickey-Boggs, Senior Associate Chancellor for HR; HR Advisory Governance Committee Chair
    • Amy Edwards, Associate Provost and Director, DMI; Data Advisory Governance Committee Chair
    • Brad Henson, Director of Purchasing; Procurement Advisory Governance Committee Chair
    • Robin Kaler, Associate Chancellor, Strategic Communications and Marketing; MarCom Advisory Governance Committee Chair and Steering Committee
    • Mairéad Martin, Chief Information Officer; Steering Committee
    • Mike DeLorenzo, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Operations; Steering Committee
    • Paul Redman, Executive Associate Provost, Budget & Resources; Budget Advisory Governance Committee Chair and Steering Committee
  • Soft Skills and Tools
    • Learn about some tools your department can implement today to help guide your own business excellence

Event Details

Join us October 19, 2023. Save the date to your calendar.

When to arrive: Check-in for guests begins at 8:30 a.m. Exhibit representatives should arrive by 8:00 a.m. to set up.

Food/Beverage: Light refreshments will be available.

Where to go:
Illini Union
Illini Rooms A, B & C
1401 W Green St
Urbana, IL 61801