2017 Conference Agenda

9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast
Outside the Presidential Room at the Hofstra University Club. Executive Continental Breakfast available until 10:15 a.m.

9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

 

 

 

Welcome & Opening Remarks | Presidential Room
Mr. Robert Juckiewicz, Vice President of Information Technology, Hofstra University
Dr. Gail Simmons, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Hofstra University
Dr. Niyazi Bodur, Vice President of Information Technology and Infrastructure at NYIT
Mr. Jack Chen, CIO, Adelphi University
Mr. George Baroudi, VP of Information Technology & CIO Chief Business Improvement Officer, Long Island University


Hosting A Presidential Debate - IT's Perspective | Presidential Room
Sean Donohue, Manager of Client Services (Hofstra University), Bruce Carlson, Networks Project Manager (Hofstra University), Maggie Donohue, Senior Project Coordinator for IT (Hofstra University), Robert Trusheim, and Telecommunications Project Manager (Hofstra University).

Hofstra University was the site of three Presidential debates: 2008, 2012, and 2016. Get the inside scoop on what it takes for Information Technology to prepare and manage a televised event. 

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VP/CIO Leadership | Board Room
Robert Juckiewicz, VP of Information Technology (Hofstra University), Jack Chen, CIO (Adelphi University), Niyazi Bodur, VP of Information Technology & Infrastructure (NYIT), and George Baroudi, VP for Information Technology & CIO Chief Business Improvement Officer (LIU).

Learn what is needed to become a Vice President or CIO in higher education. Hear their personal journeys to becoming leaders and learn what characteristics make good technology leaders.

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Insight of MS SharePoint at NYIT & Stonybrook Community Gallery Room
Glenn Hackett, Assessment Data Analyst (Stonybrook University) and Yongxin Ma, Director, Data Warehouse (NYIT).

Discuss why MS SharePoint is a preferred solution for universities, how it is implemented and utilized, and explore lessons learned.  

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Phishing & Security | Netherlands Room
Bobby Khatami, Instructional Technologist (Hofstra University) and Don Becker, Senior Information Security Engineer (Adelphi University)
 

10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Energy Break

11:00 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.


Women in IT | Presidential Room
Carol Ann Boyle (Adelphi University) and Ajisa Dervisevic (NYIT).

During this session we will facilitate and provide a platform to encourage and support women to succeed in the tech industry.  Empowering women to leadership roles in both higher education and their communities.

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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI): Pilot to Production | Board Room
Joshua Daubert, Systems Project Manager & Manager of Data Center Operations (Hofstra University) and Alex Fertmann, Systems Administrator II (Hofstra University).

Joshua and Alex will discuss Hofstra University's ongoing VDI project, including the pilot, technical design, and plans for future roll-outs.

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Network Infrastructure Community Gallery Room
Bruce Carlson, Networks Project Manager (Hofstra University), Fred Hicks, Director of Network and Communications (Adelphi University), and Kevin Guinn, Director of Network Services (LIU).

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Digital Asset Management Using ServiceNow | Netherlands Room
Matthew Orenstein, IT Inventory and Quality Control Project Coordinator (Hofstra University) and Richard Cheek, Inventory and Quality Control Analyst (Hofstra University). 

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Tour of Hofstra University's Robotics and Big Data Labs | Adams Hall
Luc-Philippe Paulemon, Instructional Technologist (Hofstra University) and Alexander Rosenberg, Computer Science Systems Administrator (Hofstra University).

The Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory gives the DeMatteis School of Engineering students experience in multidisciplinary systems engineering with a combination of academic rigor and best industry practices. It is designed to instill a human-centered, model-based approach to real-world problem solving and rapid prototyping. Equipment in the lab includes a complete six-work-cell automation facility with two robots, conveyor, and vision system; 10 two-person lab stations with the latest measurement and control hardware and software; a mechanical prototype tester; laser cutter; 3-D printer; seven degrees-of-freedom robotic arm; and parallel robot. 

The purpose of the new Big Data Lab is to educate students in all aspects of large and distributed information systems (e.g. system development, testing, maintenance, data security and privacy, data integration, networking, cyber-security and application development) and, thus prepare them for highly-skilled jobs in emerging and fast growing IT industries such as cloud computing, health-care informatics, finance, data integration and data analytics.

A maximum of 12 people can attend this tour.

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Tour of Hofstra University's ideaHUb | Axinn Library
Jackson Snellings, Instructional Technologist (Hofstra University)

Hofstra University opened its first business incubator in 2016, a 3,042 square foot space in the Axinn Library called the ‘’ideaHUb,” which serves as a collaborative workspace for students and startup companies. The ideaHUb houses a high-tech makerspace equipped with a 3D printer, laser cutter, milling machine, drone, and programming devices. Two startup companies founded by Hofstra students are located in the ideaHUb, including Bettr, a scheduling and analytics platform for instagram, and Dr. Multi-Tech, a technology repair center.

A maximum of 12 people can attend this tour.

11:10 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.
 


Lunch Break | Presidential Room

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Enterprise Solutions | Presidential Room
Michael DiCrescio, Director of Enterprise Information Systems (Adelphi University) and Terry Maighnath, Director, Enterprise Systems & Services (NYIT)

Discuss the practices and challenges of uniting various software and hardware platforms within the enterprise.

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Re-Imagining the Tools Needed to Build the Portal of the Future | Board Room
Moderator: Scott Finklestein, Manager of Web Technologies (Adelphi University)

With Generation Z demanding always-on access, across a vast array of devices, how do we tailor our existing portals to meet their needs. During this open discussion, we will discuss undoing more than a decade of thinking what portals currently are and what they need to be to meet the needs of today's student.

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Disaster Recovery | Community Gallery Room
Toon-Chien Wong, Associate Technical Director of Systems and Operations (Hofstra University) and Gavi Narra, Deputy CIO, Information Systems (LIU)

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Cybersecurity in Higher Ed: Tools & Techniques | Netherlands Room
Al Brussey (LIU)

Discussion of tools and techniques that institutions can utilize to combat current threats in higher education. Topics can include IPS/IDS, firewalls, security appliances, endpoint protection, and intelligence sources.

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Tour of Hofstra University's Robotics and Big Data Labs | Adams Hall
Luc-Philippe Paulemon, Instructional Technologist (Hofstra University) and Alexander Rosenberg, Computer Science Systems Administrator (Hofstra University).

The Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory gives the DeMatteis School of Engineering students experience in multidisciplinary systems engineering with a combination of academic rigor and best industry practices. It is designed to instill a human-centered, model-based approach to real-world problem solving and rapid prototyping. Equipment in the lab includes a complete six-work-cell automation facility with two robots, conveyor, and vision system; 10 two-person lab stations with the latest measurement and control hardware and software; a mechanical prototype tester; laser cutter; 3-D printer; seven degrees-of-freedom robotic arm; and parallel robot. 

The purpose of the new Big Data Lab is to educate students in all aspects of large and distributed information systems (e.g. system development, testing, maintenance, data security and privacy, data integration, networking, cyber-security and application development) and, thus prepare them for highly-skilled jobs in emerging and fast growing IT industries such as cloud computing, health-care informatics, finance, data integration and data analytics.

A maximum of 12 people can attend this tour.

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Tour of Hofstra University's ideaHUb | Axinn Library
Jackson Snellings, Instructional Technologist (Hofstra University)

Hofstra University opened its first business incubator in 2016, a 3,042 square foot space in the Axinn Library called the ‘’ideaHUb,” which serves as a collaborative workspace for students and startup companies. The ideaHUb houses a high-tech makerspace equipped with a 3D printer, laser cutter, milling machine, drone, and programming devices. Two startup companies founded by Hofstra students are located in the ideaHUb, including Bettr, a scheduling and analytics platform for instagram, and Dr. Multi-Tech, a technology repair center.

A maximum of 12 people can attend this tour. 

1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Energy Break (15 minutes)
Coffee, tea, water, and snacks will be provided.


Technology Showcase | Presidential Room 

  • Hofstra's Digital Research Center
    Keri Crocco, Instructional Designer, Hofstra University
     
  • Indoor Location Tracking App with iBeacon
    Kiichi Takeuchi, Senior Software Developer, LIU

    Long Island University distributed 15,000 iPad to all freshmen and undergraduate transfer students as part of an educational technology program since September 2010. The aim of iPad initiative is to encourage cloud-base computing, allowing students to read email, check course schedules, and access online learning system with campus-wide WiFi. In 2017, one of the hottest area in mobile app industry is location-based app on micro-local scale. Nowadays, almost everyone uses navigation app that GPS allows outdoor tracking, but how about indoor environment? There are a lot of useful situations if there are mobile solutions to track student's activity in campus building; such as, automating classroom check-in, locating bookshelf in library, or giving reward by visiting gym within the campus.
     
  • Developing Virtual Reality Projects for Education
    Jackson Snellings, Instructional Designer, Hofstra University

 

2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 


Closing Ceremony & Remarks
Join us in celebrating our 10th conference with cake and a champagne toast! An assortment of desserts, snacks, and beverages will be served. 

Dr. Niyazi Bodur, Vice President of Information Technology and Infrastructure at NYIT
Mr. Jack Chen, CIO, Adelphi University
Mr. Robert Juckiewicz, Vice President of Information Technology, Hofstra University
Mr. George Baroudi, VP of Information Technology & CIO Chief Business Improvement Officer, Long Island University

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