Today is a great day! Not only is it Halloween but it also marks the first day of the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference.

At EDUCAUSE 2017 IT professionals from higher education institutions from across the United States – and the world – meet to find solutions to today’s most pressing challenges.  From information security and ransomware attacks to digital transformation of learning and measuring student success; to next generation enterprise IT and affordable access to education; EDUCAUSE brings together professionals who are focused on solving these challenges and improving the quality of and access to higher education.

What’s top of mind for you at EDUCAUSE this year? Is it data privacy and security? Is it the rising costs of owning and managing data centers? Is it trying to move data to the cloud so that researchers and students can achieve their goals?

In the spirit of the EDUCAUSE’s Halloween start date, we checked in with the NetApp EDUCAUSE-bound team, including Karen Borosky, Chip George, and Bob Burwell, to see what they think are the scariest challenges facing the higher education sector this year.

Want a treat on Halloween? Visit the NetApp team at Booth 1625 at the 2017 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference.