The domain of education, like many other industries today, faces significant challenges to adapt and respond to users and markets demands. New modes of teaching and new curriculum approaches are brought to the market, new platforms require applications, tools, and content, and data needs to be properly managed and analysed to be used in an efficient way.

How can higher education institutions modernize their core platforms to enable disruptive change and institutional innovation?

Together with our guests, we approached this question in the "Evolving Universities" live event to provide technology experts in higher education institutions with best practices, practical solutions on available modernization tools, and opportunities for successful migration projects.

*This webinar was organized by Astadia Europe, formerly known as Anubex.


  • Financial System Modernization - the Texas A&M University System
  • Legacy Applications Modernization Approaches
  • Accelerating Digital Transformation - Mainframe to Azure Strategy

Main topics

  • The main drivers for legacy applications modernization
  • Modernization options and how to choose the one that suits your organization
  • Real-world examples and best practices from educational institutions undergoing a modernization project
  • Insights into migrating applications to the cloud


Mark Schulz, Deputy Chief Information Officer - The Texas A&M University System

Mark is an IT leader, professional, and developer with over 35 years of experience in information technology, software systems, business intelligence, networking, management, and IT operations. As the A&M System’s IT Enterprise Architect, he leads the team of IT and business professionals that create, deliver, implement, and support the enterprise applications of The Texas A&M University system.

Scott Spiro, WW Director, Specialist Mainframe Transformation, Microsoft

Scott is responsible for the mainframe and midrange to Azure GTM, sales enablement, and partner ecosystem. Scott has over 20 years of experience in the migration of mainframe and midrange workloads to the Microsoft platform (on-prem and Azure). Before joining Microsoft in 2012, Scott spent the 10 years working in the platform migration partner community, bringing clients from the Linux, UNIX, and mainframe environment to Microsoft platform. Prior to that, Scott has worked for various consulting organizations and ISV’s focusing on financial systems, e-commerce, and network security / systems management.

Louis Heymans, CEO, Anubex

Louis is CEO of Anubex, an Astadia company, and an IT leader with extensive experience in building business operations and leading teams in developing high performing migration solutions. Louis held various managing positions in multi-national organizations, such as Large Account Support Manager at Wang Labs and European MIS Manager at KPMG. He worked on large international projects with KMPG, Andersen Consulting, AON, Citibank, Deutsche Bank and more.

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