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Wednesday, March 14
 

9:00am EDT

Fulfilling Your Technology Strategic Initiatives
Higher education has entered a period of rapid change, driven in part by technology. As technology evolves, colleges and universities are forcing to re-evaluate how they operate, from changing funding models to increased focus on digital learning. How can schools keep up? In this session, Rajiv Shenoy will discuss how technology is changing higher education, where it is headed and what IT staff can do to better prepare for the constant evolution that drives the entire campus experience.

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Rajiv Shenoy

Chief Technology Officer, Apogee


Wednesday March 14, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Holley IV

11:30am EDT

Bring new levels of visibility to your data center. Every packet, every flow, every speed.
Are you aware of every data packet that flows through your network? With Cisco Tetration Analytics, we provide a time machine for your data center. Through application dependency mapping, we offer visibility and granularity into any packet, at any time, on any network. You are able to consolidate your data center and migrate to the cloud by confining resources that have been stranded. Unlike other analytic measurements, we enforce security policies at the application layer. We use machine-learning techniques, behavior analysis and algorithmic approaches to implement a zero-trust security model with white list policy. Let Cisco Tetration Analytics help you understand the what, when, where, and why of your data packet flows.

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Troy Levin

Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco


Wednesday March 14, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Holley IV

3:00pm EDT

Hey, You. Get off of my cloud…: Network Security - Who’s on your network, and just what are they doing there?
Come join us for a look at how people can get on your network and the types of things they can do once there. Take a look with us at all the ways devices can make it onto your network, whether intentional or accidental, and some of the technologies that can be used to mitigate the activities they may try to engage in. From the edge to the core, a proper security posture and implementation of technology can protect your environment’s most critical resource…..the DATA


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Jack Daniel

Pro Services Engineer, Data Network Solutions


Wednesday March 14, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Jefferson
 
Thursday, March 15
 

9:00am EDT

Lessons From the Front Lines
Cyber security attackers become more innovative each year with threat activities progressing on a global scale. Coverage of cyber attacks by major media outlets continues to rise year after year, and 2017 seems to have done nothing to buck that trend.

In the last 12 months, we’ve seen reports of compromises at government entities, cable companies, automobile manufacturers, law firms, insurers, delivery companies, and more. Looking back at these headlines leaves us asking two questions above all: What didn’t work in cyber defense in 2017 and what can be done to be better prepared for future attacks?

We will address those questions and many others during our presentation, “Lessons from the Front Lines,” presented by Jeff Laskowski, Mandiant Senior Manager. We will share information about:

• The more disruptive opportunistic attacks in 2017
• More advanced and increasingly frequent attacks being carried out by nation-states

It wouldn’t be a proper discussion if we didn’t also cover the lessons learned from these successful attacks so that organizations will be better prepared in the future.

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Jeff Laskowski

Director, Mandiant


Thursday March 15, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Holley VII

9:00am EDT

Simplify your Navigation to the Cloud – VMware Cloud on AWS
VMware Cloud on AWS is an on-demand service that lets you run VMware vSphere-based applications on next generation AWS infrastructure. This is ideal for simplifying the migration of applications to the public cloud, VMware Cloud on AWS brings VMware’s Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) to the AWS Cloud, which lets you move, run, and protect production applications at scale across operationally consistent VMware vSphere®-based private, public, and hybrid cloud environments. With VMware Cloud on AWS, you use the same VMware tools including vSphere, and vCenter on-premises or in the AWS Cloud without having to purchase any new or custom hardware, rewrite applications, or modify your operating model.
As an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner and VMware Premier Solution Partner Presidio was one of ten organizations in the US to participate in the VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS Early Access Program beginning summer 2017. Please join us as we share the benefits of this unique partnership and show you how you can simplify your navigation to the cloud.
As an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner and VMware Premier Solution Partner Presidio was one of ten organizations in the US to participate in the VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS Early Access Program beginning summer 2017.

Speakers
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Bob Michie

Manager, Public Sector Practice, Presidio
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Bert Short

Director of Cloud and Business Technologies, Presidio
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Ram Viswanathan

Mid Atlantic Field Marketing Rep, Presidio


Thursday March 15, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Lee

11:30am EDT

A new era of networking for Higher Education. The Network. Intuitive. Powered by intent. Informed by context.
Empower students and educators to explore new forms of education with a network that is constantly learning. Constantly adapting. Constantly protecting. Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA) makes network management more simple, automated, open and intelligent so you can personalize learning while enhancing your efficiency and security. Gain real-time analytics and deliver personalized experiences to students, faculty, and visitors. Save time and reduce complexity through policy-based automation across your campuses. Use your campus network to identify threats, even in encrypted traffic, and rapidly contain them. Provide faster service delivery, at lower costs, on physical and virtual platforms across distributed campus locations. Choose routing, switching, and wireless products designed for DNA. This is a new era of networking. The Network. Intuitive.

Speakers
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Michael Perry

Enterprise Networking Specialist, Cisco


Thursday March 15, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Madison

11:30am EDT

Apple Security and Privacy Update for Higher Education
Please join Apple Inc. for an update on the latest news about security and privacy as it relates to higher education IT. An Apple security engineer will be visiting Virginia to deliver a presentation covering the following topics, and more!
* What’s new in security and privacy for macOS High Sierra and iOS 11
* Learn about the new Secure Boot settings in macOS and what this means for imaging, and booting into Windows 10
* Do you need antivirus software on a Mac or iOS device?
* Learn about the new Face ID authentication in the iPhone X
* Find out the latest info about speculative execution vulnerability remediation on Apple devices, such as for Meltdown/Spectre.
* Learn about the latest in hard drive encryption and data protection
* Find out the latest info about network security, such as changes to TLS support for Apple devices

Speakers
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Aaron Davis

Sr. System Engineer, Apple


Thursday March 15, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Admiral

11:30am EDT

Innovative Technology Solutions for Higher Education
Today’s Higher Education institutions are faced with numerous technology challenges and opportunities. Preparing students for today’s workplace, building innovative learning spaces, introducing new learning technologies, data and learning analytics, Virtual Reality and IoT are just a few of the many topics that institutions are seeking collaborative partnerships to help strategize solutions with. Through examination of case study examples and other success stories, hear about thought leading initiatives at campuses across the country that are helping lead innovation for Higher Education.

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Jeanne Weber

Higher Education Strategist, Dell EMC | Vertical Practice, Dell


Thursday March 15, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Holley IV

1:30pm EDT

Intel Data Center and HPC Update
Intel will provide an overview of the Xeon roadmap changes for 2018-19 as well as High Performance Computing solution update. We will also discuss emerging technologies in networking, storage, data analytics and AI/Deep Learning. Please join us and bring your questions!

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Thursday March 15, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Ampitheater

1:30pm EDT

The Next Generation Data Center
The Next Generation Data Center (NGDC) enables organizations to embrace digital transformation. Organizations that are successful with NGDC technologies can simplify and automate, integrate with cloud services, gain data center efficiencies, accelerate workloads and analytics, and protect and secure data. In this session, we will discuss next generation data center technologies, specifically next generation hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). We will discuss how next-gen HCI solutions offer guaranteed performance for mixed workload environments, provide enterprise-grade flexibility and scalability, and enables organizations to avoid the "tax" tied tof first generation HCI solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Lawson

Matt Lawson

Principal Architect, NetApp
For over 15 years, Matt has been an information technology professional, primarily in support of higher education. He joined the Virginia Community College System in 2003 and served as their director for enterprise infrastructure. During his tenure with the VCCS, Matt served as Interim... Read More →


Thursday March 15, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Madison

3:00pm EDT

Enhancing Student Engagement and Retention with Wireless Analytics....Location is not just for Wayfinding anymore!
Cisco Connected Mobile Experience (CMX) not only can provide customized Wi-Fi login portals and information on how to get from class to class, but it can provide so much more. What if you could create a baseline based on a student being in the right building at the right times for classes, knowing if the time they are spending in the library is increasing or decreasing or even if they are still on campus? What if you could know about significant changes in student activity that puts a student at risk as the variance to normal begins. By integrating CMX information you can dramatically increase the overall picture of student engagement and are able to know about issues sooner in the process, when retention and engagement is easier to enact and has a higher probability of success.

What if you could do all of this from an app? Involvio leverages the Cisco wireless network to drive interventions through mobile, connecting to other systems to identify and mitigate risk. Understand the effect location analytics can have on your student engagement and retention.

Speakers
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Michael Perry

Enterprise Networking Specialist, Cisco
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Ari Winkleman

Founder and CEO of Involvio, Involvio


Thursday March 15, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Monroe

3:00pm EDT

Microsoft Cloud Update – What’s New
Come to this demo-heavy session to see what’s new in Azure and Office 365.  Marty will work through several demos which highlight recent additions and improvements to Microsoft’s cloud services—some of which you already own!  Come see how Microsoft is helping to digitally transform education!

Speakers
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Marty Smith

Account Technology Strategist, Microsoft
As the Account Technology Strategist for Microsoft Education, Marty helps customers understand how our newest technologies can help university IT organizations be more efficient, productive and better support the educational mission of the overall university.


Thursday March 15, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Madison

4:15pm EDT

Big Storage - Small Budget: Strategies for Beating the Costs of Building Enterprise-class Storage Services in Higher Ed
Every year the cost per unit of storage capacity gets a little cheaper, but this decline in cost is counter-balanced by an increased demand for capacity. As such, our annual storage spend is more or less the same, and we wish it to be lower! This session reviews a variety of strategies for lowering your storage spend. Topics include: software defined storage based on commodity hardware, novel methods of compression and deduplication, and advances in life cycle management and dynamic tiering. We also cover the overall trend toward the commoditization of enterprise storage and discuss how to strike the right balance of risk and reward when adopting new storage technologies.

Speakers
avatar for Jacob Farmer

Jacob Farmer

Chief Technology Officer, Cambridge Computer
I'm the CTO for Cambridge Computer. Our company has a unique business model that makes life easier for high tech end users without costing them any money! Impossible? Too good to be true? Its very simple, our business works like a broker/agent. We have tons of resources and a... Read More →


Thursday March 15, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm EDT
Madison

4:15pm EDT

Cloud Readiness Workshop
This presentation will be focused on enabling attendees with the understanding of how to leverage public cloud based infrastructure as a service. While labeled a Workshop, it will not be hands-on but will be prescriptive. The presentation will consist of the following:

• Public Cloud / IaaS 101 – Definitions, Service Models, Consumption Models
• Public Cloud Drivers/Outcomes
• Public Cloud Benefits
• Public Cloud Journey /Use Cases
• Public Cloud Planning
• Public Cloud Sizing for Workloads
• Workload Dependency Mapping
• Public Cloud Security and Compliance


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Rob Cox

ABS Technology


Thursday March 15, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm EDT
Lee

4:15pm EDT

Laser Projection in Today's Market
General Discussion on the differences in Laser Technology Today

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Matt Moscato

Senior Sales Manager-East, Panasonic


Thursday March 15, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm EDT
Holley V/VI
 
Friday, March 16
 

9:00am EDT

Developing a Cohesive Incident Response Plan
Developing a thorough Incident Response plan is key to being successful at recovering from incidents from malware and phishing to data theft and ransomware. This presentation will walk you through developing a framework and explain the different development steps that are key to creating and maintaining your IR plan.

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Friday March 16, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Monroe

10:15am EDT

Anyone on the Dark Web Can Access DIY Ransomware Tools: How this Proliferation of Ransomware-as-a-Service Impacts Your Campus
Ransomware continues to be the bane of existence for most IT staff. These attacks have rapidly evolved, and are using multiple vectors to enter networks. The onslaught of DIY ransomware tools available for sale on the Dark Web continue to make this an asymmetrical cyberwar between IT/businesses and cyber-criminals. And now with ransomware-as-a-service proliferating on the Dark Web, any disgruntled employee, student, or hacker with malintent or run of the mill script kiddie can turn into a formidable foe who wants to lock your data for ransom. To combat ransomware attacks, prevention and protection methods must evolve to match these threats, and IT must take a multi-prong approach in protecting their networks and more importantly their data assets.

Speakers
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Mathew Hickey

Director, Sales Engineering, Sophos


Friday March 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
Holley I/II

10:15am EDT

Enterprise Room Solutions - Simple, Scalable, Secure
Join Crestron for an interactive discussion on technology solutions for all types of learning spaces, formal and informal. We will go over the advantages and disadvantages of the four types of distribution technologies from traditional hard wire solutions, dedicated twisted pair, wireless presentation, and AV on the network. Then, we will look at the many technology needs on campus and dive into technology solution designs. We will also review the Crestron A+ Partner Program and the benefits it offers our University partners. Finally, we will close with a review of Crestron’s AV Framework web based configuration and deployment solution and an overview of Crestron Fusion for centralized web based room management and usage reporting.

Speakers
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Zachary Shearer

Education RSM, Crestron Electronics, Inc.


Friday March 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
Holley V/VI

10:15am EDT

Successfully Deploying Identity Management at Your Institution
Procuring an identity management solution can seem overwhelming. But the purchase of the software is nothing compared to the level of commitment and investment required to properly prepare your requirements for your vendor. Typically, there is a 30 to 60 day cycle of requirements gathering that can significantly delay your project or result in "undiscovered requirements" - both of which are unacceptable. Truth is, all of this can be mitigated, and without breaking your professional service budget. This presentation will show you how to prepare for your identity project even before you've selected a vendor.

Speakers
avatar for Ames Fowler

Ames Fowler

Pre-Sales Engineer, Fischer Identity
Ames Fowler is a Solutions Engineer at Fischer International Identity where his responsibilities include Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) solution consulting, solution architecture, and implementation engineering.


Friday March 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
Monroe

11:30am EDT

Making Security a Priority: How Higher Education Bridges the Gap with Cloud Security
This session will examine old paradigms and discuss current security challenges and how security posture can be improved by making security a priority while empowering users and leveraging alternative approaches to cloud security. IT leaders do more than secure the university- they advance the capabilities of the institution.

Outcomes:
-Learn alternative approaches to cloud security beyond the legacy block-and-tackle strategies and show how forward-thinking organizations can balance end user enablement and organizational security.
-Learn how to align with users, education them and alter them when they violate policy all while keeping an eye out for the occasional security incident worth leaving to the professionals.
-See first-hand how this people-centric approach transforms users into a human firewall, and how empowering users allows information security leaders to do more than simply secure the university- they advance the capabilities of an organization.

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Patullo

Kristy Patullo

Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco
During college I worked for Rutgers Office of Information Technology, post grad I've been working for Cloud Security startups as well as Cisco. I love talking about Cloud Security strategies, the threat landscape, challenges and ideas securing higher Ed networks, and hockey!


Friday March 16, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Jefferson