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Tuesday, March 14
 

8:00am

ACCS; Project Management Fundamentals
Project Management Fundamentals

Speakers
DC

Dr. Charles B Daniel

Senior Lecturer, Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, Old Dominion University


Tuesday March 14, 2017 8:00am - 6:00pm
Lee
  • Session Sponsored by: ACCS

9:00am

VCCS
VCCS

Speakers
avatar for David Harrison

David Harrison

CISO, VCCS


Tuesday March 14, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Amphitheater
  • Session Sponsored by: Virginia Community College System

10:00am

ACCS SIG: Virginia Classroom Technologies
Virginia Classroom Technologies Discussions

Speakers
avatar for Dwayne Smith

Dwayne Smith

Assistant Director, Classroom and Learning Space Technologies, Old Dominion University
Dwayne Smith is the Senior Engineer for Classroom Central at Old Dominion University. I oversee the day to day activities of the Classroom Central group. I am responsible for design and integration of new technologies in the classroom environment throughout the University. I’m an... Read More →


Tuesday March 14, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm
Holley VII
  • Session Sponsored by: ACCS

11:30am

MARIA Board Meeting (Private)
MARIA Board Meeting (Private)

Speakers

Tuesday March 14, 2017 11:30am - 1:30pm
Commodore
  • Session Sponsored by: ACCS & MARIA

1:30pm

Collaborative SOC Study (Private)
Discussions about the Collaborative Security Operations Center for Virginia

Speakers
avatar for Scott Midkiff

Scott Midkiff

Vice President for Information Technology and CIO, Virginia Tech


Tuesday March 14, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Commodore
  • Session Sponsored by: ACCS

7:30pm

ACCS Game Room
At the request of several attendees we will be having a  game room available to our Higher Ed and Vendor Reps.  We will provide several games, cards and puzzles for your enjoyment. This is a chance to network, socialize and have some fun.   Additionally we will provide sodas, water and snacks. You are welcome to bring in additional beverages of your choice (including, beer, wine and mixed drinks).  

Tuesday March 14, 2017 7:30pm - 11:30pm
Admiral
  • Session Sponsored by: ACCS
 
Wednesday, March 15
 

8:00am

Full Breakfast Buffet
Wednesday March 15, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Portsmouth I - IV
  • Session Sponsored by: ACCS

8:00am

SIG Chair Breakfast / Meeting (Private)
SIG Chair Breakfast & Meeting

Speakers
avatar for David Hamel

David Hamel

Assistant Director, Academic Technology Support, Old Dominion University


Wednesday March 15, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Admiral
  • Session Sponsored by: ACCS

8:00am

Registration Open
Wednesday March 15, 2017 8:00am - 4:00pm
Registration Desk
  • Session Sponsored by: ACCS

8:00am

Vendor and Exhibit Area Open
Exhibit area closed during lunch

Wednesday March 15, 2017 8:00am - 4:00pm
Portsmouth V - VIII
  • Session Sponsored by: ACCS

9:00am

Streamlined Vulnerability Management @ ODU Using Rapid7 Nexpose
Prior to Summer 2016 ODU's vulnerability management for servers and network equipment was based on a manual process which lacked any automation and thus (1) required a significant investment of engineering hours and (2) did not meet the Information Technology Departments’ goals in terms of speed and effectiveness of the vulnerability remediation process. In Summer 2016 ODU went through a thorough analysis of current Vulnerability Management Solutions to select Rapid7’s Nexpose as a platform to expand upon and meet the University’s needs for network device vulnerability assessment and management. In the end of Summer 2016, we designed a new streamlined process for assessing, prioritizing, and remediating security vulnerabilities while thoroughly recording every step of the way. We significantly reduced the time and efforts required to complete our regular analysis, while also improved the efficacy and significantly improved the security posture of ITS servers and network devices.

Speakers
MD

Mark DeDomenic

Old Dominion University
Mark is one of the Assistant Information Security Officers at Old Dominion University, serving as the lead for the security operations team. He has a B.S. in Computer Science and has been involved with information security at ODU since 2012. Mark currently holds certifications from... Read More →
avatar for Tihomir Hristov

Tihomir Hristov

Manager, Network Engineering & Design, Old Dominion University
With a background in server, storage and heavy network administration, Tihomir Hristov is the lead for Networking at Old Dominion University Information Technology Services. He has spent the past year leading the Public Cloud Acceleration and DevOps/Infrastructure as Code initiatives... Read More →



Wednesday March 15, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Holley V/VI
  • Session Sponsored by: Old Dominion University

9:00am

SIG - Records Management: What I Learned in My Rookie Year as Records Officer
In this BoF session for the Records Management SIG, I will share lessons learned and helpful resources that were discovered in my first year serving as the Records Officer at Virginia Commonwealth University. Topics and discussion will include records/data ownership, systems inventory, retention and destruction compliance, employee training, and much more.

Speakers
DF

Derek Ferguson

Records Management Coordinator, Virginia Commonwealth University
avatar for Barry Lanneau Jr

Barry Lanneau Jr

Special Applications Director and Records Officer, VCU



Wednesday March 15, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Jefferson
  • Session Sponsored by: Virginia Commonwealth University

9:00am

An Adventure in ITSM
Join Mason as we examine the past year’s adventure in bringing our ITSM Tool (EasyVista) from selection to production. This is a continuation of the series. Slated to go into production in January 2017, Mason ITS has worked hard to make everything happen quickly, quietly, and efficiently as possible. We’ll discuss how we worked to bring groups using 3 different ticketing systems (SDE, Pinnacle, and Serena Business Manager) onto a common platform, performed user testing, and changed from system to service oriented focus, all while also coordinating with a Website overhaul.

Speakers
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Randy Anderson

Director, George Mason
Randy Anderson is the Director of IT Process and Planning at George Mason University. He and his team are leading an IT Service Management program which focuses on service process analysis and improvement.
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Ann Gerwitz

ITS Process Coordinator, George Mason University
DR

David Robertson

Business Process Analyst, George Mason
David, also known as DRob, started at George Mason in 2005 as Manager of Network Engineering. His career path moved him into a Service Delivery Manger role for Network Engineering & Technology, and has since become a Business Process Analyst for Information Technology Services as... Read More →



Wednesday March 15, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Holley I/II
  • Session Sponsored by: George Mason University

9:00am

Snow Days aren’t just for hot chocolate, sledding and snowmen anymore. VT Information Center’s telework pilot for emergencies.
VT has struggled with how to staff a 24/7 365 Information Center while providing a reasonable inclement weather policy to keep our Information center staff safe. Last year we were inspired by a presentation by VCU “Expanding Our Call Center Services To Places Far and Wide” on how they mobilized their Telecommunications group to deploy remotely during the UCI Bike race. This talk will be about how we took what we learned from VCU and applied to creating our own “Emergency Preparedness Laptop” pilot program for mobilizing out Information Center during inclement weather or other emergencies that we might encounter. In this talk we will discuss the technical challenges we had in preparing the laptops for deployment as well and the training and customer service challenges we met along the way. Finally, what did we learn from our pilot and how do we plan to improve the program.

Speakers
DH

Doug Hylton

Desktop Support Team Lead, ITEE/NIS, Virginia Tech


Wednesday March 15, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Madison
  • Session Sponsored by: Virginia Tech

9:00am

Let's Discuss
Travel in time through the history of data storage and management and where we are headed Through interactive discussion with the audience and the key characters (Bill and Ted) that are leading us on our journey, we will create a better understanding of what data truly is, how fast it’s growing and how we have and will possibly manage it in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Van Flowers

Van Flowers

Solutions Architect, Data Network Solutions
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Billy Vinson

Network Engineer, Data Network Solutions


Wednesday March 15, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Holley IV
  • Session Sponsored by: Data Networks Solutiions

9:00am

Managing Compliance for All Departments: Common Control Framework for everybody”
How do you manage the compliance requirements and still stay secure on a budget? In this day and age higher education organizations need to be agile and responsive to a growing number of regulatory requirements while trying to combat security risks from the outside (and sometimes the inside). This presentation will help you understand how to pull together all of the requirements and understand when you need to separate the different areas of your organization when they may conflict.

Speakers
avatar for Michael DArezzo

Michael DArezzo

Director of Security Services, SLAIT Consulting
20 years of IT Experience, 10 years in IT Security. My interests are security strategies, controls and policies, and penetration testing (Network, Web, Social Engineering). CISSP, CISA, and IT Management from University of Richmond



Wednesday March 15, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Monroe
  • Session Sponsored by: Slait Consulting

9:00am

Microsoft Azure & Office 365: The Importance of a Comprehensive Strategy
Microsoft Azure & Office 365: The Importance of a Comprehensive Strategy
- Cloud Planning Services and Microsoft Azure
A 2015 CDW Survey found that 59% of customers would make more use of cloud, but the complexity of migration and integration is holding them back. That same 59% believe cloud is inexpensive and/or difficult to implement and integrate with other resources
- Comprehensive Considerations for Office 365
Several aspects of a shift to O365 can go unplanned in the strategic phase. Many believe if they put their Office/Exchange environment that everything takes care of itself. Below are topics to consider when planning a move to O365
 Security
 Identity Management
 Single Sign On
 Backup/DR
 Email protection
 Email archiving
 File Sharing
 Video/Communication Services

CDW has developed a strong with E&I around cloud solutions. We are further developing a strategic list of partners/solutions that complete these overall philosophies.

Speakers
avatar for Erica Kordes

Erica Kordes

AEII, CDWG
CDW Account Executive covering DC, MD and VA. Based out of Herndon VA. From classrooms to warehouses, boardrooms to battlefields, CDW’s architects and advanced technology engineers have been designing, implementing and managing technology, communication and security solutions for... Read More →


Wednesday March 15, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Amphitheater
  • Session Sponsored by: CDWG

9:00am

The Digital Revolution in Higher Education: How the Internet of Everything is Changing Everything
Academic institutions are under tremendous pressure to cut costs. At the same time, they also need to provide greater access to education, increased security, and improved outcomes and services. Through solutions enabled by the Internet of Things (IOT), institutions can successfully address their challenges, transforming colleges and universities into connected campuses and taking them to the next level of an improved and digitized learning experience. Cisco will discuss trends and what IoE means for higher education and share best practices for strategic implementation of solutions that accelerate a digital transformation. University of La Verne will join Cisco to discuss key outcomes that they have achieved.
OUTCOMES:
Learn how to create a digital learning experience that enhances quality of life for students, faculty, and administrators
Gain best practices for strategic implementation

Speakers
avatar for Jim Haskins

Jim Haskins

Solutions Specialist, Cisco
Responsible for Internet of Things and Smart + Connected Communities Solutions for US Public Sector


Wednesday March 15, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Holley VII
  • Session Sponsored by: Cisco

10:00am

CIO Meeting (Private)
Institutional CIO Meeting

Wednesday March 15, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Commodore
  • Session Sponsored by: ACCS

10:15am

The Future of Higher Ed IT Leadership in a Digitally Disrupted World
The world is being turned upside down. Digital technology is disrupting virtually every aspect of society. The uniqueness of the college educational experience has largely protected higher education ‹ so far. But it is clear that the broad impacts of digital transformation will be felt within higher ed and IT leaders must be ready to respond.

In a digitally disrupted world, student and faculty expectations are changing rapidly. The foundations of the educational process ‹ and the systems that support it ‹ are transforming to accommodate emerging approaches and modalities such as flipped classrooms and adaptive learning. More fundamental changes seem inevitable and the implications are significant for IT leaders who must guide their organizations through this uncharted territory. Based on his best selling book, ³The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change² and his on-going research in the areas of IT and Digital Transformation, Industry Analyst Charles Araujo will examine the changes reshaping the fabric of higher education and how IT leaders must adapt to lead their organizations into this future.

Speakers

Wednesday March 15, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Portsmouth I - IV
  • Session Sponsored by: ACCS

11:30am

SIG - ITSM
A funny thing happened with trying to implement Service Design

See how George Mason University is infusing Service Design into Project and Portfolio Management as part of their ongoing Service Management process maturation. How introduction of the Service Design Package is helping technical leads draft better project charters and bringing the support and communications teams to the project table from the beginning.

Speakers
AG

Ann Gerwitz

ITS Process Coordinator, George Mason University
DR

David Robertson

Business Process Analyst, George Mason
David, also known as DRob, started at George Mason in 2005 as Manager of Network Engineering. His career path moved him into a Service Delivery Manger role for Network Engineering & Technology, and has since become a Business Process Analyst for Information Technology Services as... Read More →


Wednesday March 15, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Jefferson
  • Session Sponsored by: George Mason University

11:30am

ACCS Workshop: Creating Your Roadmap to Digital Transformation
The term "digital transformation" is entering the hype cycle. But what does it really mean in real world terms? More importantly, what is required to successfully execute a transformative effort and how do you know if you've succeeded?

In this interactive session, Industry Analyst, Author and Speaker Charles Araujo will break down the real reasons to execute a digital transformation, what it means to become a digital enterprise and how to reshape your culture and your skills to thrive in the Digital Era. Based on research conducted by The Institute for Digital Transformation this session will help you see past the hype surrounding ³digital transformation² and get to what is really required for your organization to excel into the future.

Speakers
CA

Charles Araujo

Principal Analyst, Intellyx
http://www.accsva.org/speakers/charles-araujo/


Wednesday March 15, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Holley I/II
  • Session Sponsored by: ACCS

11:30am

After Hours Call Center Support - From Outhouse to In House
A few years ago, IT Support Center was charged with providing overnight call center support to meet the needs of VCU customers taking online courses and for those that study or work overseas. Our first approach was to outsource the service. This resulted in many customer complaints and labor intensive management. In early 2016, we decided to bring the service in house and provide our own after hours call center support. We are very happy with our results but it is not without its downsides. Our presentation will cover what we discovered along our journey and what we hope for in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Robinson

Barbara Robinson

ITSC Call Center Lead, Virginia Commonwealth University
Barbara Robinson is a VCU IT Support Center Call CenterLead and supervises the full time staff members. In addition to supervising, Barbara also is a key member of the IT Support Center team. Barbara has been with VCU for over 35 years, and has worked in Technology Services with all... Read More →
avatar for Scottie Wylie

Scottie Wylie

ITSC Coordinator, Virginia Commonwealth University
Scottie has been a dedicated member of the IT Support Center staff for the past 10 years. His passion is working in the higher education environment and hopes to continue doing so for many years to come.


Wednesday March 15, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Lee
  • Session Sponsored by: Virginia Commonwealth University

11:30am

Major IT Service Issue Process and You
In 2016 Virginia Tech released its first official process, the Major IT Service Issue Process. This process documents how the Division of IT and IT Support at Virginia Tech address Major IT Service outages. The process focuses on communication within the Division of IT, to customers, and to end users of IT services at Virginia Tech. Join us to discuss the challenges, successes, and continuing opportunities we have faced implementing a documented workflow for handling major outages and disruptions of core production services at Virginia Tech.

Speakers
avatar for Teresa Snavely

Teresa Snavely

Assistant Director of Training and Development, Virginia Tech
I have worked with the Division of IT for 12 years in various roles with IT Support.Several years ago, the Division of IT created a new department dedicated to Customer and employee experience and engagement; IT Experience & Engagement. I have the pleasure of being part of the unit... Read More →
LS

Lucas Sullivan

Asst. Dir., IT Support, Virginia Tech


Wednesday March 15, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Amphitheater
  • Session Sponsored by: Virginia Tech

11:30am

Demystifying “Software Defined” IT
Software-defined solutions, for networking and other areas, continue to become more prevalent in IT. What does "software-defined" really mean? What are some examples of software-defined solutions - and are they relevant for educational environments? Are software-defined solutions impacted by cloud initiatives? What impact do software-defined solutions have on IT, the, end user, administration? This session will address these questions and more to ensure you understand what software-defined IT solutions are all about and whether they are relevant to your institution.

Speakers
BE

Bill Evans

National Principal Architect, ePlus


Wednesday March 15, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Monroe
  • Session Sponsored by: ePlus

11:30am

Identify, Secure, Orchestrate - A Practical Guide for BYOD
Learn how to implement a practical approach to managing the ever increasing number and type of devices attaching to your network!

- Identify: Key attributes with Contextual Intelligence
- Secure: Real-time posture assessment and remediation
- Orchestrate: Integrate and enhance your full security portfolio

You will have an opportunity to hear how your peers have succeeded in this area, best practices on approaches you may take, and different use cases.

Speakers
KG

Karen Grover

Regional Sales Manager, Impulse


Wednesday March 15, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Holley IV
  • Session Sponsored by: Impulse

11:30am

Security Exposed: Policy to Pwn'ing
How does an organization get breached? What can you do about it? The Presidio Cyber Security team will discuss how we test a client’s security and how we help improve their overall security posture.   During this session, we will discuss real-world examples of the hacks that we have performed and explain how these could have been prevented.   We will discuss some of our common attacks that we have performed to include: phishing, spear-phishing, vishing and physical impersonation attacks.  We will explain how we exploited the vulnerability and what your organization can do to prevent against these attacks.

Speakers

Wednesday March 15, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Madison
  • Session Sponsored by: Presidio

11:30am

Transformational thinking for student success: Innovative IT solutions addressing student success challenges
Today’s employers are requiring graduates who have been trained to research, problem solve and collaborate.   Hear about thought leading initiatives for student success at campuses across the country that are preparing students for today’s workplace including innovative learning spaces, learning technologies, analytics and student safety.  

Speakers

Wednesday March 15, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Holley VII
  • Session Sponsored by: Dell

12:30pm

Lunch
Wednesday March 15, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Portsmouth I - IV
  • Session Sponsored by: ACCS

1:30pm

Adventures in Rationalizing Your Institutions's Software Portfolio
Suppose you’re managing 15 people who were technically "supporting" 130+ software applications. 30% of the apps were home-grown, created by Ex-employees, poorly documented, and technically unsound; 50% 10+ years old.
Your most expensive and mission critical apps ($100k+ annually) were under-used, disliked, misunderstood, and painfully overlapped in capabilities.
Related workflows for nearly every app were designed from the “inside out.” End users were “afterthoughts” and traditional methods of funding applications by the agency requesting it--amassed two decades of departmental policy/procedure silos/service gaps.
Data sharing was nearly impossible; technical integration was excessively expensive; and finally, supporting/maintaining the back-end operating system infrastructure was impossible to keep current. Something had to change

This is the journey of transforming a university's legacy software portfolio from departmental “mix-and match” collections toward a highly rationalized, enterprise model. It’s also the beginning of a transition from demand-driven software procurement to a capacity enabled one. The difference is a transformational—configuring rather than compiling!
If your IT organization is responding to rapidly increasing data sharing needs; constantly changing requirements; falling IT budgets, decreasing staff; woefully underutilized/duplicative software; and a growing shadow IT presence; “Adventures in Rationalizing Your Institution's Software Portfolio,” is for you.

Speakers
avatar for Terry McGhee

Terry McGhee

Director, Project Management Information Technology Services, Longwood University
Short Bio Industry (1976-1980) -started in IT in 1978 writing BASIC statistical programs for textile industrial engineering applications USAF. 1980 -1996 -retired "early" from USAF as communications officer (telecom, data, voice, satellite, air traffic control) -charter member... Read More →



Wednesday March 15, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Holley V/VI
  • Session Sponsored by: Longwood University

1:30pm

Policy to Practice: Translating Security Standard to Functional Deployments
Security standards, while providing objective means to ensure control, also constrain the options available for the engineering of solutions that are robust and scaleable. To ensure a successful implementation of a technology a clear understanding of the policies shaping the decisions is necessary. To this end using the development of a new VPN security policy delineating separation of access via three large categories is used to highlight the technical challenges and how they were overcome. The goal of the talk is to describe the translation of policy to active controls, the technical challenges and most importantly the communication and decision making methods used to create a secure and stable solution.

Speakers
MD

Michael D. Sosnkowski

Deputy Director Network Services, Virginia Commonwealth University
DS

David Spivey

Network Engineer, Virginia Commonwealth University


Wednesday March 15, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Lee
  • Session Sponsored by: Virginia Commonwealth University

1:30pm

ACCS SIG: Help Desk SIG
TBD

Speakers
CG

Candice Goodin

Asst. Dir. Client Services, Old Dominion University
Manages IT Help Desk, Marketing & Communication and Student Support (ResNet)


Wednesday March 15, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Jefferson
  • Session Sponsored by: Old Dominion University

1:30pm

ACCS SIG: HPC SIG
TBD

Speakers

Wednesday March 15, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Monroe
  • Session Sponsored by: Virginia Commonwealth University

1:30pm

ITIL Hands - Is it the devils workshop?
Dante's Divine Comedy discusses the Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. Do you find that your ITIL Program falls into one of these three realms? Are you in ITIL Paradise, do you feel that sometimes you are in ITIL purgatory, or possibly one of the nine circles of hell that Dante describes? Either way, come join us for this birds of a feather where we will discuss all things ITIL. Come prepared to discuss your successes as well as your challenges regarding your institutions ITIL integration.

Speakers
avatar for Thom Mattauch

Thom Mattauch

ITSM Program Manager, VCU
I work as the ITSM Program Manager at VCU and have a passion for IT Service Management. I am an ITIL Expert as well as having certification in LeanIT, ISM, and BRM. Outside of being an ITSM geek, I love to travel, am an avid fisherman, and love to spend time on either my boat or... Read More →


Wednesday March 15, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Amphitheater
  • Session Sponsored by: Virginia Commonwealth University

1:30pm

Setting the Stage—and the Strategy—for Successfully Standing up a NEW Unit in Information Technology
Standing up a new organization is not easy, whether it is a new department or a new unit within an existing department. A new organization is created on paper, a new leader designated… and then what?

Join Claire Gilbert, Executive Director and Joyce Landreth, Deputy Executive Director, of Virginia Tech Information Technology’s newest Unit, Information Technology Experience and Engagement, for a lively discussion about our newest endeavor – an effort to create ONE front door for IT Support and Communication and bring them under one, new, BIGGER umbrella.
• Where do you start?
• What’s the right way to communicate changes?
• What is the proper mix, and type, of resources to effectively run the new organization?
• What policies and processes are needed?
• What new strategies will you need to execute?
• What are the highest priorities?
• And how will you measure success?

Speakers
avatar for Claire Gilbert

Claire Gilbert

Executive Director, IT Experience and Engagement, Virginia Tech
Dr. Claire Krendl Gilbert is the Executive Director of the IT Experience & Engagement unit within the Division of Information Technology at Virginia Tech. This unit serves as the “front door” for users across the university, providing support and coordination of activities, and... Read More →
avatar for Joyce Landreth

Joyce Landreth

Deputy Executive Director, IT Experience and Engagement, Virginia Tech
Joyce Reish Landreth has over 30 years experience in Information Technology. She has held positions of increasing responsibility in both the private sector and academia. In her current position, she is responsible for providing strategic management, planning and direction to the Virginia... Read More →



Wednesday March 15, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Holley I/II
  • Session Sponsored by: Virginia Tech

1:30pm

University Space Management System
ODU has designed and developed home grown space management system which can keep track of all space allocation on the campus (Room and Building information and other attributes). This system is intergrated with Banner ERP system for generating space utilization reports.

Speakers
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Viabhav Dani

Assistant Dir,Enterprise Database Architecture and Student Systems, Old Dominion University
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George McLeod

Asst. Director, Geospatial & Visualization Computing, Old Dominion University
Geospatial scientist, project manager, and educator.


Wednesday March 15, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Madison
  • Session Sponsored by: Old Dominion University

1:30pm

Defend like a Spartan with F5
Timelessly known for it's superior defense, Sparta was known as one of the greatest cities without walls to ever be defended. It's walls were it's mobile and highly trained units called Spartans. Often outnumbered in battle, their defensive techniques stood the test of time during their reign.

Over the past decade In IT we have watched our walls dissolve and become porous. Our perimeter has shifted. As defenders we are highly outnumbered by motivated attackers. We are rightfully driven to SSL everywhere architectures but then lack visibility into incoming threats and inherently trust way too many root CA's. We implement things like MFA but is that enough?

Come explore these topics with me and learn how to defend like an IT spartan in a world without walls.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Scherer

Brad Scherer

Specialist Systems Engineer - Security, F5
Over 14 years of IT infrastructure, security and application experience specializing in consolidated, secure-high-availability environments. My focus is on the State/Local Government/Education and the unique cost-saving solutions we can provide to these sectors.


Wednesday March 15, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Holley IV
  • Session Sponsored by: F5

1:30pm

IoT and Digital Transformation in Higher Education
The terms “IoT” and “Digital Transformation” are getting thrown around quite a bit these days. This presentation will explain what these terms mean, why it’s important to have an IoT strategy now, common use cases in Higher Education, and how to get started.
- 50 Billion Smart Objects by 2020
- Enhanced Student Experience & Campus Connectivity
- Location in real time enables enhanced student services, safety & automated services
- Campus Safety & Security
- Energy & Facilities Management
- Connected Venues
- Transportation Benefits
- Smart Buildings

Speakers
avatar for Erica Kordes

Erica Kordes

AEII, CDWG
CDW Account Executive covering DC, MD and VA. Based out of Herndon VA. From classrooms to warehouses, boardrooms to battlefields, CDW’s architects and advanced technology engineers have been designing, implementing and managing technology, communication and security solutions for... Read More →
LL

Lisa Litherland

Business Architect - IoT/Digital Transformation, CDWG


Wednesday March 15, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Holley VII
  • Session Sponsored by: CDWG

2:30pm

Vendor Meet and Greet
Wednesday March 15, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Portsmouth V - VIII
  • Session Sponsored by: ACCS

3:00pm

Getting ahead of new software - Architecture Standards Review Board
Click through agreements, data contracts, moving services, applications, and business processes to the cloud. These things are, or should be at the top of everyone's list of concerns relating to the modern IT landscape. George Mason has been dealing with these concerns by creating a group the works across functional and departmental lines to review new software purchases to make sure that they can be implemented and that they should be implemented. This presentation would go over the formation, maturation, current efforts, and lessons learned by those who have worked both inside the process and the efforts to improve it along the way.

Speakers
DI

Debra Isaacs-Kazemi

Solutions Analyst, George Mason University
AK

Andrew Krell

Solution Integration Architect, George Mason University


Wednesday March 15, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lee
  • Session Sponsored by: George Mason University

3:00pm

Internet2 UCAN and MARIA
The Internet2 Unified Community Anchor Network is extending access and opportunities from the national research and education community to community service, public safety, museums, libraries, and non-research education institutions nationwide. Internet2 has recently announced a non-member program open to all colleges and universities that makes it easier to participate. Virginia's new statewide research network, MARIA, is working to throw the net wider to include more institutions and community anchors. Come hear about how these programs can benefit your institution and how to get access.

Speakers
JC

Jeff Crowder

Executive Director, VTIT, Virginia Tech
SS

Susannah Spellman

Executive Director, U.S. UCAN, Internet2


Wednesday March 15, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Holley V/VI
  • Session Sponsored by: Virginia Tech

3:00pm

Window PowerShell - Scripting Microsoft Updates
A look in to Washington and Lee’s process for using Window PowerShell to script the Microsoft Update process to include scheduling, installation, delayed reboot and notification.

Speakers
JR

John Raynor

IT Systems Architect, Washington and Lee University


Wednesday March 15, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Amphitheater
  • Session Sponsored by: Washington and Lee University

3:00pm

ACCS SIG: Unified Communications SIG
TBD

Speakers

Wednesday March 15, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Jefferson
  • Session Sponsored by: Old Dominion University

3:00pm

IT and Accessibility: What does it really mean?
What do ADA, WCAG, 508, 504, CVAA, AMI-HE all mean?? Just how much of our video content are we suppose to caption? What about audio description? What do "alt tags" and properly structured content really provide? Can't this all be taken care of by the Disability Services Office or Procurement?

This session will give an overview of the various federal and state regulations surrounding the accessibility of our digital environments and how our digital assets and projects are impacted.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Kressin

Lori Kressin

Coordinator of Academic Accessibility, Univ of Virginia


Wednesday March 15, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Madison
  • Session Sponsored by: University of Virginia

3:00pm

A New Era in Higher Education Cybersecurity
Cybercriminals exploit the spirit of trust and openness inherent in the Higher Education community, targeting its rich troves of research data, intellectual property, and personally identifiable information. Some attacks are highly sophisticated, while others are simple but effective like legitimate-looking emails that link to advanced malware that compromises critical hosts. Today's cybersecurity risks extend well beyond direct information loss into reputation damage, negative press, and future revenue loss.
In this session, you'll learn how this new era in higher education cybersecurity demands a new security model: One that covers the entire attack continuum -- before, during, and after an attack.

Speakers

Wednesday March 15, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Monroe
  • Session Sponsored by: Cisco

3:00pm

Big Data and Analytics across the Campus
Momentum continues to build with big data and analytics. This is not surprising considering the explosion of technology available to make sense of data across the campus. What might be a surprise is who is using and responsible for predictive analytics. TIG is finding that rather than assigning the task to institutional research or creating a new department, universities, colleges and even school districts are tapping into a number of different departments and roles.

Join our interactive session to discuss who is responsible for predictive analytics on campuses, learn about their work, how it impacts their institutions and how they make it all happen.
We will explore:
• The use of predictive analytics
• Who these data guru’s interact with and how
• Advice for those who are new to using predictive analytics
• Predictive analytics tool choices for all types of users

Speakers
avatar for Hillary Delabar

Hillary Delabar

Practice Director, Business Analytics and Big Data, Technology Information Group
Practice Leader for Advanced Business Analytics & Big Data. Responsible for creating a culture of analytics and driving the strategic agenda for growth across business analytics and big data. Leading an integrated community of strategy, technology and operations people who are serving... Read More →


Wednesday March 15, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Holley IV
  • Session Sponsored by: Technology Information Group

3:00pm

Big Data and the Hybrid Cloud
Data is growing faster than our capacity to store it. Although costs can be offset by using the public cloud compute to analyze data, how can you make it easy to move your data to the public cloud, between clouds, or bring it back on premises? What data should be kept on site? How can you maintain simplicity and flexibility in a hybrid cloud environment? We will discuss these questions and present a vision and strategy of big data and hybrid cloud and how to take advantage of the benefits of the hybrid cloud while avoiding many of the pitfalls

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 →


Wednesday March 15, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Holley VII
  • Session Sponsored by: NetApp

4:15pm

CIO Panel
Wednesday March 15, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Portsmouth I - IV
  • Session Sponsored by: ACCS

5:30pm

ACCS Welcome Luau, sponsored by Dell
Rain or shine the luau will go on!  Join us for games, food, drinks and networking!

Wednesday March 15, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Second Floor Foyer
  • Session Sponsored by: ACCS & Dell

7:30pm

ACCS Game Room
At the request of several attendees we will be having a  game room available to our Higher Ed and Vendor Reps.  We will provide several games, cards and puzzles for your enjoyment. This is a chance to network, socialize and have some fun.   Additionally we will provide sodas, water and snacks. You are welcome to bring in additional beverages of your choice (including, beer, wine and mixed drinks).  

Wednesday March 15, 2017 7:30pm - 11:30pm
Admiral
  • Session Sponsored by: ACCS
 
Thursday, March 16
 

8:00am

Full Breakfast Buffet
Thursday March 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Portsmouth I - IV
  • Session Sponsored by: ACCS

8:00am

Registration Open
Thursday March 16, 2017 8:00am - 4:00pm
Registration Desk
  • Session Sponsored by: ACCS

8:00am

Vendor and Exhibit Area Open
Exhibit area closed during lunch

Thursday March 16, 2017 8:00am - 4:00pm
Portsmouth V - VIII
  • Session Sponsored by: ACCS

9:00am

AV System Design--Configured to Work the Same
Systems that conform to standards and design greatly ease user learning curves, but many rooms are required to be a little off standard. In order to meet the requirements of a unique system without abandoning system standards, you will need to design configurable flexibility into your standards. I will share ideas that have worked, some that failed, and some that I hope to try soon.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Parker

Jeremy Parker

AV Programmer, UVA



Thursday March 16, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Holley I/II
  • Session Sponsored by: University of Virginia

9:00am

Ahoy, Mateys! Come Discover Knowledge and Content Management Strategies with Us!
Please join us for thought-provoking discussion to discover and share your Higher Ed Knowledge and Content Management Strategies. Virginia Tech is changing how we do content management from a single team of writers and editors to a model that allows any interested IT employee to contribute and manage their own content in our central ServiceNow database for knowledge and service catalog entries. We are learning how to engage new content partners, set agreements with them, and work as a team to make great content for our users. Our new model seems to be working well, but we know there's always room for improvement. So please come and share your thoughts and experiences about your instution's knowledge and content management strategies. Do you encourage others to unify their content in a central database? What level and how much control or access do you give content partners? How do you enforce a scheduled review of content? Does your team review content from partners before or after publication? Have other areas of knowledge and content management you'd like to discover? These are just some of the questions we plan to discuss during this session, but additional inquiries are HIGHLY encouraged!








Presentation Information:   Ahoy, Mateys! Come Discover Knowledge and Content Managment Strategies with Us!

 

Speakers
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Amanda Cooper

Knowledgebase Manager, Virginia Tech
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Anne Sheppard

Director of Service & Knowledge Management, Virginia Tech
Anne Sheppard has over 30 years’ experience working in Higher Education with ~20 years developing and managing strategic IT initiatives as part the Division of Information Technology at Virginia Tech. She currently serves as the Director for Services and Knowledge Management in... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Holley V/VI
  • Session Sponsored by: Virginia Tech

9:00am

It’s All Data: Records and Information Management, Information Technology and Higher Education in Virginia – The ODU Experience
Records Management is frequently mistaken for mere records retention, with its Information Management component often ignored. In addition to dealing with FERPA, HIPPA, PII, security and access in the recorded information of higher education institutions, college and university Information Technology departments in our state must deal with the Virginia Public Records Act in order to effectively manage all information holdings in all formats and locations – structured, unstructured, systems, applications, cloud, on-premises, and on and on.

Last year, Old Dominion University designed a five year plan and began its implementation with the start of Fiscal Year 2017. This presentation will examine the factors taken into account in the planning process and detail the core activities, targets and goals as the plan unfolds. Of particular note will be tools and activities that can be applied at all higher education facilities in Virginia.

Emphasis will be placed on demonstrating how ODU’s program is intended to be low maintenance and at the same time highly participatory.

Speakers
avatar for G. Mark Walsh

G. Mark Walsh

Assistant Director, Records Management & IT Policy, Old Dominion University
University Records Manager and Assistant Director for Records and IT Policy at ODU. Although not a technical person, I see the logic of placing Records Management within IT. Managing unstructured data on shared drives is a current concern. Always happy to pass on even small vi... Read More →



Thursday March 16, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Madison
  • Session Sponsored by: Old Dominion University

9:00am

ACCS SIG: Marketing and Communications
Speakers
avatar for Angela Correa-Becker

Angela Correa-Becker

Communication Director, Virginia Tech
Communications strategy, IT news & information, client relationships, media relations, customer service, making things easy for average folks to understand. SIG chair for Marketing & Communications.


Thursday March 16, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Jefferson
  • Session Sponsored by: ACCS

9:00am

Project Management Tools for Making it Real
The project and portfolio management application used at VCU fell into disrepair and disuse. While great at its reporting function, the system lacked direct benefit to project managers and project staff. In our efforts to make the tool more real and relevant for all users at VCU, SmartSheet was adopted as a key element with a web-based project and portfolio application. Come here how one university has driven its application adoption while leveraging best practices and policies.

Speakers
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Craig Kilgo

Project Manager, Virginia Commonwealth University


Thursday March 16, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Lee
  • Session Sponsored by: Virginia Commonwealth University

9:00am

Connected Classroom Experience
Video and collaboration are not new to education, however today’s advancements in technology provides innovative, transparent ways to transform schools. During this conversation, we want to explore how repurposing the right tool, for the right task at the right time, can enable a variety of communicative strategies to reach learners. We'll discuss topics from scalable interactive experiences to just-in-time learning modalities. Additionally, we’ll broach leveraging social media experiences through tools like SPARK for student interaction as well as providing alternate modalities for assessment. Whether it’s a portable media device, like the iPad or a space-centric tool like an electronic whiteboards, making use of collaboration to impact learning can transform teaching.

Speakers
avatar for Kaki Kleisch

Kaki Kleisch

Education Business Development Manager, Cisco
As a Business Development Manager for education at Cisco, we help our K12 and higher education customers align their business imperatives to technical requirements. We want to help you realize the potential of technology on campus to scale enrollment, operate efficiently, and completely... Read More →
avatar for Mary Schlegelmilch

Mary Schlegelmilch

Education Advisor, Cisco
Cisco


Thursday March 16, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Amphitheater
  • Session Sponsored by: Cisco

9:00am

Next Generation Campus Architecture
Designing the campus of tomorrow for the Internet of Things (IoT): The campus of tomorrow will be connecting more devices than ever before. In addition, the need for security and visibility is a must. This session will focus on designing a campus architecture that supports the future demands of campus networks.

Speakers
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Allen Surface

Solutions Architect, SyCom Technologies


Thursday March 16, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Holley IV
  • Session Sponsored by: Sycom Technologies

9:00am

Next Generation Storage Networking: Object Storage, Software Defined, Hyper Converged, and More
This lecture is like a crash course in everything new and interesting in the data storage industry. Of course, storage has not fundamentally changed in the last 40 years, so it would be more accurate to say that the lecture frames the state of the data storage industry in the context of hardware advancements and industry trends, while attempting to separate the vendor marketing fluff from the simple realities of how storage devices work.
The content is vendor-neutral, in that the focus is on architectures, industry trends, and problem solving, not on specific products from specific vendors. Examples are drawn from commercial as well as open source solutions.

Speakers
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Chris Robertson

Principle Archtiect, Cambridge Computer Services


Thursday March 16, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Holley VII
  • Session Sponsored by: Cambridge Computing

9:00am

Security through Intel or ‘Learning from other people’s mistakes’
A lot can happen in a year in the world of security. By reviewing the events of the world and the security incidents that occurred we can understand the good and the bad decisions that were made and how to adopt or avoid them.

Speakers
avatar for Michael DArezzo

Michael DArezzo

Director of Security Services, SLAIT Consulting
20 years of IT Experience, 10 years in IT Security. My interests are security strategies, controls and policies, and penetration testing (Network, Web, Social Engineering). CISSP, CISA, and IT Management from University of Richmond



Thursday March 16, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Monroe
  • Session Sponsored by: Slait Consulting

10:15am

Spirit of Humor: Navigating the stress of IT
Marni is one of the best speakers in the country at combining message and humor. She believes that laughter invites new friendships, connections, and networking. It eases tension, and creates a relaxed environment of camaraderie and balance. Humor is a coping mechanism, a key to survival, that assist us in dealing with the day to day challenges.

Speakers
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Ms T. Marni Vos

Keynote Speakers
http://www.accsva.org/speakers/t-marni-vos/


Thursday March 16, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Portsmouth I - IV
  • Session Sponsored by: ACCS

11:30am

SLACKing off in IT
Email was great in 90’s, but modern IT workers don’t have the time or patience for that mode of communication anymore. Modern tools like Slack allow IT organizations to operate more efficiently and openly, providing opportunities for rapid resolution.
Since incorporating Slack into its daily operations, Shenandoah University Institutional Computing has seen massive decreases in time wasted on email and significant gains in productivity and problem resolution times.
This session will cover how IC has used the tool to cut down on email, provide communication during outages and emergency situations, manage projects, as well provide a more open platform for information exchange. Future plans and next steps for the tool will also be discussed. With integrations like video and audio calls, Skype, Google Docs, and many other bots, this tool can be the one to rule them all!

Speakers
avatar for Tom Anderson

Tom Anderson

Support Resource Supervisor, Shenandoah University
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Alisa Cornell

Administrative Assistant - Institutional Computing, Shenandoah University
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Dana Lambert

Technology & Inventory Support Staff, Shenandoah University
avatar for Devon Taylor

Devon Taylor

Assistant Director, Technology Support Services, Shenandoah University


Thursday March 16, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Commodore
  • Session Sponsored by: Shenandoah University

11:30am

Storage Spaces - Affordable and Scalable Shared Storage
Storage Spaces is a software-driven storage solution that allows low cost generic commodity storage hardware to be used to form a highly-scalable and a fully redundant, reliable shared storage solution. Performance of the resulting storage solution can be dynamically tailored to each individual application and a wide variety of storage tiring and caching configurations are possible.

Storage Spaces is included in the licensing cost for Windows Server 2012 Standard and later with more advanced features such as replication included in the Datacenter edition making it an almost ideal storage solution for visualization clusters running on Hyper-V.

Learn more about how Storage Spaces works, how to design a Storage Spaces-driven cluster and how to tailor the performance characteristics of individual storage pools to suit the needs of the applications that are supported.

Speakers
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William Osborne

System Engineer, Central VA Community College/VCCS



Thursday March 16, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Holley V/VI
  • Session Sponsored by: Virginia Community College System

11:30am

Information Security through Ontological Design
Information security has been around for a long time, but throughout its history you can see that the defense has fallen behind the offense quite often. As a whole information security has been more reactive than proactive. How can this change? Through the concept of ontological design we will examine where information security has been and where it is now. Then we will observe through the looking-glass self on how information security is perceived. Finally provide some guidance on improvements to information security for now and into the future with the help of cognitive play, flow states, and active design.

Speakers
avatar for Candos Carrow

Candos Carrow

ISO, Virginia Employment Commission
Chandos Carrow is the Information Security Officer for the Virginia Employment Commission. He has worked for the Commonwealth of Virginia for 8 years and has been with the VEC for a year. Chandos has worked in a couple of state agencies in his career including higher education. He... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Holley I/II
  • Session Sponsored by: Virginia Employment Commision

11:30am

ACCS SIG: Software Licensing SIG
TBD

Speakers
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Drew Davis

Director, Computing Support, James Madison University


Thursday March 16, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Jefferson
  • Session Sponsored by: James Madison University

11:30am

Change Overload - Keeping up with the Joneses
This will be a discussion that centers around the general changes that take place in IT, both internally and externally (not necessarily Change Management) and how to support them.

How do you keep with all the changes in IT?
What resources do you use to keep up?
How to you make sure that your staff stays up to date?
How do you deal with push-back from customers?
Let's discuss!

Speakers
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Candice Goodin

Asst. Dir. Client Services, Old Dominion University
Manages IT Help Desk, Marketing & Communication and Student Support (ResNet)


Thursday March 16, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Lee
  • Session Sponsored by: Old Dominion University

11:30am

Bridging the Gap from Wireless to Mobility Strategy
Wireless connectivity once was a "nice to have" for guest access or auxiliary use. In a rather short term wireless has become primary access for many use cases and things like high density and BYOD have become critical elements of an educational institutions IT strategy. Mobility takes wireless beyond simply addressing "connectivity" and introduces things like analytics, way-finding, big data, IOT, and more. Additionally, and in many cases most importantly, it also introduces new security and management considerations with regard to migrating to the cloud and next generation data centers. This session will address all of the above and will help you begin, or clarify, your journey into mobility.

Speakers
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Bill Evans

National Principal Architect, ePlus


Thursday March 16, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Monroe
  • Session Sponsored by: ePlus

11:30am

Dell Client Product Transitions
As a Senior Client Technologist, Daniel Payne will present the roadmap for our Latitude Line (including product transitions, Clamshell, and 2-n-1’s) and New Docking Solutions. Windows 7 extension on Dell Platforms will also be covered. Additional roadmap information will encompass updates on our Precision line, OptiPlex (Desktop, All-in-one, Intel unite) and finally, an update on Dell Displays.

Speakers

Thursday March 16, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Holley VII
  • Session Sponsored by: Dell

11:30am

Fortinet Presentation
TBA

Speakers

Thursday March 16, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Holley IV

11:30am

Leveraging Symantec Validation and ID Protection Two-factor Authentication
Symantec VIP (Validation and ID Protection Service) delivers two-factor, cloud-based strong authentication that combines something you know (e.g. a username and password) with something you have (a credential such as a card, token, or mobile phone). VIP helps to protect networks, applications and data against unauthorized access using one time passwords (OTP) as part of a comprehensive information protection program. In this session, we'll cover what VIP is and how it can help secure your assets.

Speakers
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Brian Pallozzi

Principal Sales Engineer, Symantec
Brian Pallozzi has worked with Symantec as a Systems/Sales Engineer within the state, local, and education market space since 2002. His primary focus has been within the information security realm and holds a CISSP, CCSK and a number of Symantec product certifications. He has held... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Amphitheater
  • Session Sponsored by: Symantec

11:30am

Proximity Beacons and Extended Learning: An Update and Extension
In last year's presentation we introduced proximity beacon technology as an innovation with the potential to extend learning and the application of knowledge into spaces that can extend well beyond traditional teaching, training, and learning environments. Proximity beacon technology has grown and evolved significantly in the past year. Beacons are now smaller, less expensive, and much easier to program and deploy. This presentation focuses on technology developments, our experience in deploying and evaluating this technology based on a case study, reflects on the creative uses of proximity beacons, and discusses their role in extending learning beyond traditional instructional spaces as a means of creating permanent cognitive, affective, and behavioral change among learners. Attendees will also have the opportunity to use and program beacons during the session.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Burton

Jason Burton

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Radford University
avatar for Charles Cosmato

Charles Cosmato

Director, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, Radford University
Charles “Charley” Cosmato is the Director of Radford University’s Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning [CITL] where he leads a team of instructional designers, technologists, and new media developers. The CITL team leads the Radford University campus in brave exploration... Read More →
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William Kennan

Professor, Radford University


Thursday March 16, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Madison
  • Session Sponsored by: Radford University

12:30pm

Lunch
Thursday March 16, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Portsmouth I - IV
  • Session Sponsored by: ACCS

1:30pm

Understanding Audio in the Classroom
Presentation will cover audio topics relative to classrooms and small conference rooms. It will cover microphones, loudspeakers, and audio processing.

Speakers
avatar for Franklin Coffman

Franklin Coffman

Fundamental Audio Setup for AV Systems, University of Virginia
I have been with the University of Virginia since 2004. I have been pursuing my interests in audio sound reinforcement, recording, and installation for over 25 years.
avatar for Jeremy Parker

Jeremy Parker

AV Programmer, UVA



Thursday March 16, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Madison
  • Session Sponsored by: University of Virginia

1:30pm

Work Smarter, Not Harder: A Centralized Model for Content Management and Course Support in Online Learning
With budget cuts and staff shortages, Northern Virginia Community College’s Extended Learning Institute has had to invent new solutions for providing course support to over 500 hundred distinct courses and creating nearly 3000 live course sections every year. Find out how the “Most Digital Large Community College” (Digital Community College Awards, 2015) uses a centralized content model to automate course creation processes and update content in their online courses with minimal support staff.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Verneman

Michelle Verneman

Instructional Technologist, George Mason University


Thursday March 16, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Lee
  • Session Sponsored by: Northern Virginia Community College

1:30pm

IT Security for Producers – Making the most of IT Security
This session is for IT professionals who bring products and services to their school and who increasingly depend on an IT Security Team to support them. It will include opportunities for timely insights about current challenges and to ask questions of the Senior IT Security Officers from two schools. Topics may span a number of areas:
• The changing role of IT Security in Higher Education
• Risks that are beyond a breach, such as being non-competitive in the higher education market
• IT Security risks as a subset of University risk management
• Compliance, reputation and security challenges that face institutions today
• Communicating technical security threats to broad constituencies
• Cloud services security for today’s department applications
• How IT Security can add value to the planning, the product and the service
• Developing a strong and productive relationship with your IT Security office
• Questions you always wanted to ask your senior security officer

Join Darlene Quackenbush and Doug Streit, the senior security officers for JMU and ODU, as they speak from the perspectives of their roles as the IT Security Officers for their institutions.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Streit

Doug Streit

CISO & Executive Director IT Security and Planning, Old Dominion University
Doug has served at Old Dominion University for over 20 years, working as a systems engineer, server-systems support manager and technical director. He accepted the responsibilities of Information Security and Identity Management in 2011. Current responsibilities include strategic... Read More →



Thursday March 16, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Holley V/VI
  • Session Sponsored by: Old Dominion University

1:30pm

Recovering from Ransomware: It’s a brave new world
In the fall of 2016 a user clicked on a zip file in an email which started the encryption of an entire Departmental NAS Share. The Virginia Tech Provost Desktop Support Office intends to share what happened, what did not happen and what should have happened during the first 24 hours of this incident. We then wish to facilitate discussion of others experiences with prevention and recovery from ransomware.

Proposed Meeting Outcomes:
• Understanding of what Ransomware looks like and how it works
• Preventative actions to reduce the risks from ransomware
• Recovery stages from ransomware incidents
• Lessons Learned from ransomware attacks





Presentation Information:  Recovering from Ransomware

Speakers
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Nate Smith

Lead IT Technician, Virginis Tech
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Tod Whitehurst

Director of IT Office of the Provost, Virginia Tech


Thursday March 16, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Holley I/II
  • Session Sponsored by: Virginia Tech

1:30pm

Removing Admin Rights with Empathy
This presentation would discuss the process that the School of Medicine went through (and is still going through) with respect to removing admin rights from users on their local workstations while still trying to provide solutions that allow them to do what they need to do. Windows Privilege Management software Viewfinity will be discussed as a key way of allowing users to install software even when they do not have admin rights. Other subtopics would be the security of removing admin rights, implementing a solution on Macs, and various issues that were met.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Kuchta

Steve Kuchta

VCU SOM Information Security Manager, Virginia Commonwealth University


Thursday March 16, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Amphitheater
  • Session Sponsored by: Virginia Commonwealth University

1:30pm

ACCS SIG: Virginia Classroom Technology SIG
TBD

Speakers
avatar for Dwayne Smith

Dwayne Smith

Assistant Director, Classroom and Learning Space Technologies, Old Dominion University
Dwayne Smith is the Senior Engineer for Classroom Central at Old Dominion University. I oversee the day to day activities of the Classroom Central group. I am responsible for design and integration of new technologies in the classroom environment throughout the University. I’m an... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Jefferson
  • Session Sponsored by: Old Dominion University

1:30pm

Building a Next Generation Data Center
Flash and cloud are the biggest disruptors to the current way of delivering IT in the data center. Flash is faster, less costly, denser, and easier to manage than HDD-based storage systems. Moving your workloads to flash can drive the quickest TCO/ROI for your environments, but that is only half the battle. Radical simplification; using cloud for bursting, backing up, and archiving; and the benefits of automation and orchestration are all great ways to drive down the cost of delivering IT.
Learn more about the data center transformation to all-flash and next-generation architectures and how you can create a more cost effective and controllable data center with a converged infrastructure from NetApp and Cisco.

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 16, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Holley VII
  • Session Sponsored by: NetApp

1:30pm

Intel Innovation Session - Smart Campus and Beyond
Please join Intel and partners for an update on the future of the smart campus and our technology roadmap.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Moseley

Erin Moseley

Public Sector and Education Initiatives, Intel Corporation
Erin Moseley is a part of Intel’s U.S. strategic public sector team which supports the efforts of educators, advocacy and non-profit groups, policy makers, and public sector IT professionals to craft and implement high impact programs using technology solutions. She focuses on current... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Holley IV
  • Session Sponsored by: Intel

1:30pm

WIFI Experiences in Higher Education

Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Fans have high expectations for Mobility when on campus.
Reliable Wi-Fi is critical to student retention and success. Visitors and Fans expect access to high performance Wi-Fi. Using digital content to engage Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Fans around the campus. Designing High Density Wireless for user demands in 2017 takes planning.

Wi-Fi in the numbers:
• Average College Student Brings 7 Internet-connected devices to campus - 2014 College Explorer Report
• 94% of Students use Wireless Devices for Course Work
• University of Montana surveyed students that were accepted but chose not to enroll they found the top reason students cited for not attending was the lack of wireless access in the Residence Halls.
• Top Concerns for supporting Mobile Devices: 57% Security, 47% Bandwidth Limitation
• At College Games, Fans Often Leave at Halftime if they cannot connect to the internet or upload photos to social media
• Wi-Fi connectivity in Athletic Facilities and Public Venues makes more money for the University, through additional purchases, such as food, drink, merchandise or seat upgrades
• Tablets, Wearable Technology, and Data Analytics are changing coaching techniques and player performance
• Creating the infrastructure for the Connected Student that allow students the ability to interact with the campus, meet new students, and learn about the various student organizations.
• Delivering an experience rather than just publishing content in the era of digital transformation
• More and more campuses are adopting new technologies that are fundamentally altered how institutions support everything from research projects to cafeteria dining. The age of the Smart Campus is here.

Charles Lewis, CDWG Wireless Solution Architect will discuss designing Wi-Fi in public venues, dorms, and stadiums to optimize the student, faculty, staff, faculty and Alumni experience. Today, institutions must understand the applications and demands on the wireless network to create the ideal experience. Different types construction and functions within a building impact the design of the Wi-Fi network. Richard will discuss designing high Density Wi-Fi for public venues for Higher Education such as University of Maryland, University of Nebraska, and University of Phoenix Stadium. Charles has over 6 years of experience designing wireless networks.

CDWG , a Gold Cisco Partner, hold Advanced Technology Specializations for Wireless LAN, and Advanced Technology Provider Certifications for Outdoor Wireless Mesh. CDWG is a Cisco Connected Stadium-Wi-Fi Partner. The Connected Stadium Wi-Fi badge designation recognizes CDW's experience in designing high-density Wi-Fi solutions in challenging environments, as well as it's skill set and depth in wireless network. As of August 2015, CDW was one of two partners to hold this designation.

University of Nebraska Video Case Study: http://edtechmagazine.com/higher/media/video/university-nebraskas-memorial-stadium-gets-high-tech-makeOver
University of Nebraska Story: http://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2015/08/full-access-university-nebraska-huskers-fans
Connected Campus: http://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2015/10/mapping-path-connected-campus
Mobile Devices at College: http://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2015/08/report-how-millennials-use-mobile-devices-college


Speakers
avatar for Erica Kordes

Erica Kordes

AEII, CDWG
CDW Account Executive covering DC, MD and VA. Based out of Herndon VA. From classrooms to warehouses, boardrooms to battlefields, CDW’s architects and advanced technology engineers have been designing, implementing and managing technology, communication and security solutions for... Read More →
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Charles Lewis

Enterprise Wirless FSA, CDWG


Thursday March 16, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Monroe
  • Session Sponsored by: CDWG

2:30pm

Vendor Meet and Greet
Thursday March 16, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Portsmouth V - VIII
  • Session Sponsored by: ACCS

3:00pm

Metrics Madness: In-person Support Management
A birds of a feather to discuss the use of kiosk-style customer tracking systems to manage in-person support technicians.

Speakers
avatar for William Conn

William Conn

IT Support Lead, Virginia Commonwealth University
Will Conn is a musician and IT professional who lives and works in Richmond, Virginia. He is a Software Manager and IT Service Desk Supervisor with Technology Services at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he provides technical support, develops web applications, and manages... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Holley V/VI
  • Session Sponsored by: Virginia Commonwealth University

3:00pm

Skydiving through Cloud Security: How to make sure the silver lining isn’t a 747
With over 10 million documents stored in the cloud and over 160 million attempted incoming emails monthly, maintaining the security of our Google environment is mission critical. Join us on our journey of failed attempts and successes as we keep our Google environment secure while continuing to make collaboration inside and outside our organization uncomplicated for our users. Learn how we are leveraging our purchased cloud access security broker (CASB), email encryption appliance, and content security management appliance along with Google’s built-in data loss prevention (DLP) capabilities to prevent breaches.

Speakers
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Amanda Carlson

Info Tech Analyst, Virginia Commonwealth University
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Connie Whetstine

Director, Collaboration Services, Virginia Commonwealth University


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Amphitheater
  • Session Sponsored by: Virginia Commonwealth University

3:00pm

DNS Server Monitoring in a Windows Environment
Logs of DNS queries and results can be very useful in security investigations and in detecting intrusions into your network. This presentation will cover several methods of gathering usable logs from your Windows DNS servers and show how the logs can be used.

Speakers
avatar for John York

John York

Network Engineer, Blue Ridge Community College
I've been working in security, networking, and servers at BRCC for the last 13 years. I enjoy the technical aspects of security very much: setting up and monitoring IPS and IDS, and evaluating packet captures for malware take up some of my time (alas, too little.) Security policies... Read More →



Thursday March 16, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Holley I/II
  • Session Sponsored by: Blue Ridge Community College

3:00pm

Implementing the 20 Critical Controls
The 20 Critical Controls developed by the Center for Internet Security provide an operational bridge between higher level security standards such as ISO 27002, NIST 800-53 and actual implementation of the items defined in these standards. The controls are proven steps that address 75-80% of successful attacks at present. This talk explains what each control does and provide examples on performing a gap analysis to determine what needs to be done.

Speakers
avatar for Randy Marchany

Randy Marchany

University IT Security Officer, VA Tech
Randy Marchany is the information technology security officer and director of the IT Security Lab at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).Marchany has been involved in the computer industry since 1972 and has made many contributions in the field of cyber... Read More →



Thursday March 16, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lee
  • Session Sponsored by: Virginia Tech

3:00pm

ACCS SIG: 3D Printing SIG
TBD

Speakers

Thursday March 16, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Jefferson
  • Session Sponsored by: Virginia Institute of Marine Science

3:00pm

The Challenges of Managing Software Licenses and Cutting Costs
Many institutions find it challenging to manage software purchases and monitor license usage. We at VCU find it even more difficult due to the size or our institution. As vendors pricing models change and volume licensing becomes an option, we are presented with many choices. I will share with you how we began to tackle the task of identifying our license usage and the process of streamlining our Adobe purchases to reduce costs. We began with the an assessment, identifying where we are right now and what we need to do to continue to support the needs of our users. As we began to unfold the existing process, the issues became visible and quickly needed to be addressed. We began working with the institutional departments and vendors to address these issues, which exist on both sides of the isle. We accomplished many of our goals within a short period of time and will continue to monitor our usage to maximize the savings.

Speakers
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Lucy Halunko

ITSM SKMS Coordinator/Software Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Madison
  • Session Sponsored by: Virginia Commonwealth University

3:00pm

New EPSON Laser Projectors w/ 4Kenhancement
new line of EPSON Laser Projectors offering a 4K enhancement feature -Unique to EPSON - increase the Useful life of your invenstments

Speakers
avatar for Epson

Epson

Education Account Manager, EPSON America, Inc


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Holley IV
  • Session Sponsored by: Epson

3:00pm

PCI Compliance – What Information Technology Needs to Know
PCI Compliance – What Information Technology Needs to Know
It is 2017, yet information breaches in education can leave schools with unrecoverable damages as a result of undetected exposure within their compliance and prevention programs. In spite of having measures in place to safeguard information, these gaps leave the institution without a defensible position for auditors, regulators, litigators, insurance claims, and reputation damage. So why are there so many breaches, compromises, and fines handed out? And why is it so difficult for education to be compliant with the PCI DSS? What is the difference between compliance and security? And finally, is this a business issue or IT issue?

Speakers
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Ron King

President and COO, CampusGuard



Thursday March 16, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Holley VII
  • Session Sponsored by: Campus Guard

3:00pm

The Dark Web: An Organized Network for Today's Cybe
How to Build a Collective Defense Against the Bad Guys

What does it cost for malware, stolen identities or other tools of interest to the modern-day cyber criminal? It's much cheaper than you think. Join us to learn how black market adversaries use the Dark Web to infiltrate seemingly secure networks everyday.

This presentation and demonstration will outline the tools, techniques, and procedures leveraged by attackers to bypass traditional security controls such as port-based Firewalls, IPS, and anti-virus to deliver a successful attack. Through the use of live malware toolkits, a multipurpose attack will be designed and executed with specific goals defined. We will use real-world examples for the creation of malware, exploits and DDoS attacks and will provide unique insight into the security landscape through

Speakers
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Brad Ryan

Regional Sales Manager, Palo Alto Networks


Thursday March 16, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Monroe
  • Session Sponsored by: Palo Alto Networks

4:15pm

Immersive Telepresence and Student Perceptions of Instructor Credibility and Immediacy
Immersive telepresence systems offer a new standard of high definition video, high resolution audio, life size displays, camera and microphone arrays that together create a new level of seamless video conferencing experiences. The result is a communication and learning environment that virtually recreates the immediacy of face-to-face group conversations. However, few quantitative research studies have been conducted to test the return on investment compared to the impact on students. This presentation presents the early findings of an experimental study that investigated the learning effectiveness and student perceptions of instructor credibility and immediacy. These results were compared to other online multimedia treatment groups, using the same content, instructor, and presentation slides. Analysis of Variance and post-hoc comparisons indicated several statistically significant differences between the Immersive Telepresence treatment group and the other presentation trials. The findings strongly suggest technology and instructional systems design best practices based on student preferences for multimedia environments.

Speakers
avatar for Miguel Ramlatchan

Miguel Ramlatchan

Assistant VP for Technology, Office of Distance Learning, Old Dominion University
Miguel Ramlatchan is the Assistant Vice President for Technology in Old Dominion University's Office of Distance Learning. Old Dominion University is a public doctoral research institution with its main campus in Norfolk, VA., and has been a pioneer in technology delivered distance... Read More →



Thursday March 16, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Amphitheater
  • Session Sponsored by: Old Dominion University

4:15pm

Google: Transforming a Professor's Classroom
Google Apps for Education can help transform the way we teach and operate day to day. Bring your laptop and come play along as we explore 10 ways we can #changethewayyouteach using Google Apps for Education that is provided free for colleges and universities. This session will include the Google Productivity Suite, Add-ons, Google hangouts, Calendar, Google sites and more! Tips will include how to save yourself time, how to better utilize group work, creating e-portfolios, using videos as assignments, and more!






Presentation Information:   Google: Transforming a Professor's Classroom

Speakers
avatar for Charley Butcher

Charley Butcher

Instructional technology Specialist, Lynchburg College
Charley Butcher began his career teaching High School Math, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science and Physics. After 16 years in the classroom he moved into the field of instructional technology. He is now in his fifth year at Lynchburg College as Instructional Technology Specialist and... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Holley I/II
  • Session Sponsored by: Lynchburg College

4:15pm

ACCS SIG: Project Management SIG
Building on the momentum from the Pre-Conference session, let’s continue to explore concepts in Project and Portfolio Management. Last time we talked about how to build momentum in this community, let’s touch on this briefly and then dive into topics. This session is facilitated, but driven by your content needs and desires. Come with your “How do you do this?” and “How do you handle that?” questions for your fellow project managers in higher education. All are welcome – Seasoned project managers, beginners, those who attended the pre-conference training, and those who did not. You will have a chance to put faces to names and build a network to help you in current and future projects.

A few topics that could be interesting include: Project Recovery Practices; Lessons Learned/Retrospectives; Agile/Scaled Agile Framework; the Future of IT Project Management; Business Analysis and its crossover with Project Management; Resource Planning; Estimation; Project Governance; Project Management and ITIL

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Duvall

Kevin Duvall

Senior Technology Assistant, University of Virginia


Thursday March 16, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Jefferson
  • Session Sponsored by: University of Virginia

4:15pm

Breaking Through the Noise - Marketing & Communicating to your Constituents
There is always something happening in IT that your audience needs to know. But today’s faculty/staff/student is overwhelmed by messages coming at them 24/7 through all channels and from all directions. So, how do you market and communicate to your audiences? Old Dominion will share what we find helpful, what formats we use, and how we balance it. This will be a presentation as well as a discussion as we also want to know what is working (or not working) for you at your institutions. Come and share in the discussion.

Speakers
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Candice Goodin

Asst. Dir. Client Services, Old Dominion University
Manages IT Help Desk, Marketing & Communication and Student Support (ResNet)
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Dawn Midgette

Marketing and Communications Specialist, Old Dominion University


Thursday March 16, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Holley V/VI
  • Session Sponsored by: Old Dominion University

4:15pm

Moving to a Consolidated Model of IT Support
Virginia Tech's College of Ag and Life Sciences (CALS) has taken steps to consolidate IT Support under one office instead of multiple departments throughout the college. Come learn where we were successful, where we stumbled, and how we took advantage of opportunities to become the IT solution for the college.

Speakers
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Isaac Magana

User Services Manager, Virginia Tech
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Scott Shetrone

Help Desk Manager, Vinginia Tech


Thursday March 16, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Lee
  • Session Sponsored by: Virginia Tech

4:15pm

Building an Incident Response Plan
Building a IR plan is an achievable task if you have the right framework. This session will provide you with a solid framework, techniques to build the right job aids and tasks for each role, and how to use security operations uses cases when building a plan.

Speakers
DM

Don Murdoch

Director, Security Solutions, SLAIT consulting


Thursday March 16, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Holley IV
  • Session Sponsored by: Slait Consulting

4:15pm

Campus video surveillance simplified with no IT hardware needed!
Cisco Meraki MV security cameras have arrived, and they remove much of the hassle IT administrators and security camera specialists have dealt with for decades. With high write endurance, solid state storage on each camera, the MV family has turned the network video recorder (NVR) and standalone video management software (VMS) into relics of the past. Management through the beloved browser-based Cisco Meraki dashboard allows users to view video from anywhere, saving time and money. MV cameras, available in both an indoor and outdoor model, have been designed from beginning to end with simplicity in mind. Today’s enterprise security solutions rely on on-premise hardware, the NVR, to store video footage. On top of the hardware and operating costs associated with these on-prem solutions, the NVR can cause major headaches when administrators need to retrieve video after an event has occurred. Because of the high costs associated with installing up-to-date surveillance solutions, many businesses continue, even in 2016, to operate using NVRs in conjunction with DVDs, thumb drives, and VHS in some cases. The brand new MV family removes all of these pain points and streamlines the entire security camera interaction, from installation to management to software updates, in typical Meraki fashion.

Outcomes:
Learn how quickly and easily you can deploy, manage, and maintain an entire video surveillance solution for your campus!

Speakers

Thursday March 16, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Madison
  • Session Sponsored by: Cisco

4:15pm

Cloud Myths – Seeing through the Clouds’
Hype and technical advancement of cloud solutions have caused many to struggle with cloud adoption. It’s our goal to raise a discussion on the ten most common cloud myths to provoke thinking on the best application of cloud capabilities for your particular institution.

This event will provide value to you and your institution whether you have limited experience with cloud, whether you’re in the cloud, but need to accelerate your application migration, or whether you consider yourself advanced, but desire better alignment with your development & research teams and their digital transformation to Agile and DevOps in the cloud.

• Does your institution have a cloud strategy and a roadmap to achieve that strategy?
• What is the right cloud strategy? What is the best venue; Private, Public or Hybrid?
• How to effectively move applications to the cloud?
• How do I extend Private IT services to the Public Cloud so the services can be offered in both target environments?
• How to manage applications in the cloud?
• How do I enable the shift to DevOps and agile development practices?
The time is right to develop, refine and execute on your strategy. Please join us as we share industry vision and how institutions are seeking help in implementing and integrating cloud solutions which enable IT and academia to come together

Speakers

Thursday March 16, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Holley VII
  • Session Sponsored by: Presidio

4:15pm

The Agile IT Organization
Companies desire to support their organization by being adaptive and agile in support of the organization. How can I prepare my IT Department to be agile?
Paul Schaapman, CDW’s CTO Mid-Atlantic, will present CDW-G’s methodology to position you to support your organization. This presentation will outline the framework of a process you can follow to become agile IT.
Paul has over four decades of experience in IT. He focuses on determining an organizations business needs, current IT consumption models and developing final solutions intended to realize those business goals.

Speakers
avatar for Erica Kordes

Erica Kordes

AEII, CDWG
CDW Account Executive covering DC, MD and VA. Based out of Herndon VA. From classrooms to warehouses, boardrooms to battlefields, CDW’s architects and advanced technology engineers have been designing, implementing and managing technology, communication and security solutions for... Read More →
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Paul Schaapman

CTO CDWG MidAtlantic, CDWG
An technologist with 35+ years of experience in the technology and enterprise architecture field who knows how to execute. A leader who draws on the expertise of staff and a diverse technical background to achieve strategic goals. An articulate speaker able to explain in business... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Monroe
  • Session Sponsored by: CDWG

5:30pm

ACCS River Cruise, sponsored by NetApp, Cisco FlexPod
Must RSVP for this event, space is limited (if you forgot to RSVP when you registered for the conference, email adamsh@vcu.edu)

Rain or shine the party starts at the hotel dock and ends with an hour long river cruise. Join us for music, food, drinks and networking while relaxing on the river.

Thursday March 16, 2017 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Off Site
  • Session Sponsored by: ACCS, NetApp & Cisco

7:30pm

ACCS Game Room
At the request of several attendees we will be having a  game room available to our Higher Ed and Vendor Reps.  We will provide several games, cards and puzzles for your enjoyment. This is a chance to network, socialize and have some fun.   Additionally we will provide sodas, water and snacks. You are welcome to bring in additional beverages of your choice (including, beer, wine and mixed drinks).  

Thursday March 16, 2017 7:30pm - 11:30pm
Admiral
  • Session Sponsored by: ACCS
 
Friday, March 17
 

8:00am

Full Breakfast Buffet
Friday March 17, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Portsmouth I - IV
  • Session Sponsored by: ACCS

8:00am

Registration Open
Friday March 17, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Registration Desk
  • Session Sponsored by: ACCS

9:00am

Google Photos: Store, Organize and Share photos
Google Photos is a powerful application from Google that helps you store, organize and share photos. It provides you with an unlimited free storage so you can back up and save as many photos as you like. Never lose a photo again from your Smart Devices.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Gabriel

Alex Gabriel

Coordinator of Academic Technologies, Thomas Nelson Community College
UT

Uulensolongo Tsolmon

Academic advisor, Thomas Nelson Community College


Friday March 17, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Holley I/II
  • Session Sponsored by: Thomas Nelson Community College

9:00am

Avoid construction blunders by having a formal wiring standards document.
How involved is your IT department in capital construction and/or renovation projects? Do you have a seat at the contractor table during these projects? When does IT review blueprints and construction documents? This presentation will go into details as to why you should make sure you’re not only involved with construction and renovation projects but provide you a starting point in developing your very own IT standards document with respect to all forms of data, voice and video cabling. Avoid having to tear up a brand new building due to architect or construction missteps in planning.

Speakers
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Aaron Klein

Manager of IT Operations, Bridgewater College
Worked at Bridgewater College for nearly 20 years in IT. Worked in nearly every role with the department from the Help Desk to Manager of IT Operations.



Friday March 17, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Lee
  • Session Sponsored by: Bridgewater College

9:00am

Strategies for supporting new Office365 features and services
Since our initial deployment of Office365 which centered around email and calendar, Microsoft has continually made changes to the service by adding new features. We will discuss our strategy for keeping up with the changes, deploying new services, and supporting an ever changing offering. The audience will be strongly encouraged to share their experiences as well,

Speakers
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Tracy Holt

Manager, Service Design, George Mason University
Tracy Holt is currently the manager of Service Design at Mason. Tracy leads projects related to the implementation of new services that integrate with Office365 and/or Mason's central authentication services.
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John Prette

Sr. IT Portfolio and Project Manager, George Mason University
John Prette is a business and technology leader with over 25 years of IT experience in IT Governance, Portfolio Management, Project Management, Business Analysis, Communications, process development, and software development. As the Senior IT Portfolio and Project Manager in George... Read More →
avatar for Marcus Wilson

Marcus Wilson

Senior Email Systems Administrator, George Mason University


Friday March 17, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Holley V/VI
  • Session Sponsored by: George Mason University

9:00am

ACCS SIG: Desktop Support SIG
TBD

Speakers
avatar for Sam Kennedy

Sam Kennedy

Director, Technology Support Services, VCU
Areas of responsibility:Campus Card Services (ID/POS/Door Access)Desktop ServicesEndpoint Computing (Endpoint Support/Emergency Notification Services)IT Support CenterStrategic Communications


Friday March 17, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Jefferson
  • Session Sponsored by: Virginia Commonwealth University

9:00am

Apple IT Update
Please join Apple Inc. for an IT update covering topics such as Mobile Device Management, Device Enrollment Program, what's new for Exchange and Active Directory integration, Cisco and IBM partnership updates, security update and iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra, a roadmap of the new Apple File System and Mac System imaging, and Q&A.


Friday March 17, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Monroe
  • Session Sponsored by: Sierra Cedar

9:00am

Bridging the gap to hybrid cloud.
The trend in Higher-Ed is one of Cloud-First from many of the CIOs we talk to. This leaves I/T teams with newer challenges around managing their applications when dealing with this new environment. Which applications make sense in the cloud? How do I connect the dots for multi-tier applications? Which cloud provider do I place my applications with and what services can I consume?

What if you had a tool that would allow you to lay out the structure of any application in your environment, off the shelf or custom, single- or multi-tier and then allow you to deploy that application anywhere? What if you had a tool that would allow you to manage application placement based on cost to help you meet project budgets over time? What if you had a tool that would allow for complete application lifecycle management from test to dev to production?

Come to this session to learn about Cisco CloudCenter and how it can help you accomplish your Cloud-First initiatives by enabling that first step towards public/hybrid cloud.

Speakers
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Kevin Armstrong

Systems Engineer, CISCO


Friday March 17, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Amphitheater
  • Session Sponsored by: Cisco

9:00am

Learn how to leverage public clouds such as AWS, vCloud Air, IBM SoftLayer, and more
Come learn how to build an agile and responsive hybrid infrastructure that extends your legacy data centers in to the public cloud securely and seamlessly. We will also highlight the benefits of MIT moving over 1,400 VM’s to vCloud Air

Speakers

Friday March 17, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Holley VII
  • Session Sponsored by: Dell

9:00am

Next-generation Security for the Public Cloud
As more and more organizations move their workloads to the public cloud, security remains a top concern because cybercriminals do not care whether your applications and data reside in your datacenter or in the cloud. Their goal is to steal data or computing resources by gaining access to the network, then moving laterally, potentially to the cloud to execute their goal.

Join us for this webinar to learn how the VM-Series protects your public cloud deployment with the same next-generation firewall and threat prevention features available in our physical appliances.

Speakers
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Brad Ryan

Regional Sales Manager, Palo Alto Networks


Friday March 17, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Holley IV
  • Session Sponsored by: Palo Alto Networks

9:00am

Penetration Testing for the everyday security analyst
How does a penetration test work and how does it actually help someone become more secure? Several regulatory compliance controls require “testing of the network” or sometimes outright say an organization is require to do a penetration test. This presentation will talk about the different kinds of penetration testing and what the different benefits your organization will gleam. The presentation will also cover what is not a penetration test to help educate security teams on what to look for when choosing a solution

Speakers
avatar for Michael DArezzo

Michael DArezzo

Director of Security Services, SLAIT Consulting
20 years of IT Experience, 10 years in IT Security. My interests are security strategies, controls and policies, and penetration testing (Network, Web, Social Engineering). CISSP, CISA, and IT Management from University of Richmond



Friday March 17, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Madison
  • Session Sponsored by: Slait Consulting

10:15am

Hosting a VIce Presidental Debate
Let's explore what was involved in hosting a VP debate. We'll talk about the physical infrastructure required, the IT requirements and the impact to the campus. We'll answer the question, was it worth it?

Speakers
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Mark Kendrick

Associate VP Information Technology Services, Longwood University
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Louise Waller

Director Capital Planning, Longwood University



Friday March 17, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Holley VII
  • Session Sponsored by: Longwood University

10:15am

Identity Management - the Hurdles and Triumphs in Higher Ed
This BoF session will center around the critical steps necessary to implement an Identity Management solution, as well as the hurdles and success stories that other higher education facilities have addressed in the identity space. The intent is that the BoF would allow the attendees to have more of an open discussion following just a few minute presentation that sets the topic baseline. While this could be a full hour-long presentation, I felt like a BoF would be more useful to my colleagues.

Speakers
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Jason Hodges

Business Relationship Coordinator, Virginia Commonwealth University


Friday March 17, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Madison
  • Session Sponsored by: Virginia Commonwealth University

10:15am

Microsoft Windows 10 Deployment in Public Labs
Windows 10 was released in July 2015, yet many workstations are still running previous versions of Windows. At Washington and Lee University, we started deploying Windows 10 to users in March 2016. Last summer, we transitioned our public labs to Windows 10. This session will focus on how we managed this change, what challenges we faced, and how we plan to move forward.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Marcais

Tom Marcais

Senior Technology Integration Specialist - STEM, Washington and Lee University
Tom is the Senior Technology Integration Specialist - STEM at Washington and Lee University. He supports a variety of technology needs for faculty and staff in the sciences.  In addition, he supports the entire campus on High Performing Computing needs through AWS (Amazon Web Se... Read More →
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Ned Norland

Systems Specialist, Washington and Lee University


Friday March 17, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Amphitheater
  • Session Sponsored by: Washington and Lee University

10:15am

Learning Stalled? Launching Lynda.com at VCU
Have you ever been tasked with onboarding a new product or service under a tight deadline? Does usage of your services suffer because you struggle with marketing on a budget? Last year the VCU IT Support Center was tasked with launching Lynda.com for usage by the greater VCU community. Join us at our presentation which will discuss our project timeline and milestones, including the development and launch of the application, highlighting our successes and roadblocks, and sharing our tips on guerilla style marketing to spread the word about our new service.

Speakers
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Hannah Steighner

Senior IT Consultant, Virginia Commonwealth University
avatar for Eliza Weeks

Eliza Weeks

IT Support Center Training & Development Lead, Virginia Commonwealth University
I began my career with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in August 2012 as an Instructional Assistant with the School of World Studies – taking a career advancement opportunity with Technology Services in December 2013. Throughout my tenure at VCU I have had the privilege... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Holley V/VI
  • Session Sponsored by: Virginia Commonwealth University

10:15am

Two Factor - Is it time yet?
In this presentation, we will talk about implementing two factor and how it relates to in relationship to the new compliance for NIST 800-171.

Speakers
avatar for Ray Usler

Ray Usler

Ray Usler currently serves as the Director of IT Security and Information Security Officer at the University of Mary Washington. He holds CISSP and CISM certifications and is a member of several information security associations.


Friday March 17, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Holley I/II
  • Session Sponsored by: University of Mary Washington

10:15am

ACCS SIG: Networked Learning Collaborative of Virginia (NLCVA) SIG - Topic: IT's Challenges in Supporting the Online Distant Instructor and Learner
The purpose of this SIG session is to share with and gather important information from ACCS attendees who must plan, procure, implement and support the myriad technologies used in online distance learning at the institutions represented. The Networked Learning Collaborative of Virginia will use the information gathered to understand and help address the challenges faced by IT administrators, technical staff and helpdesk support when dealing with students and in some cases, faculty, who never physically visit the campus. The following questions will be used to generate discussion:

• What are your challenges in providing and supporting technology for completely online students?
• What are your challenges in providing and supporting technology for completely online online faculty?
• Are there special technology requirements your institution has for distance learning?
• What policies are in place—or you wish were in place – to ease the burden of supporting the online distant instructor and learner?

NLCVA (https://nlcvirginia.org) is a membership-based learning technology federation of fourteen Virginia public and private colleges, universities and organizations. The goal of the NLCVA is to advance the academic missions and learning technology activities of member institutions through knowledge sharing, leveraged resources, and collaboration on innovative programs and ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Cheverton

Sarah Cheverton

Assistant Coordinator, Online Learning, James Madison University


Friday March 17, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Jefferson
  • Session Sponsored by: James Madison University

10:15am

A Walk Through The Phoenix Project
The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford, provide a fictional romp through the very real problems of IT and management of IT. This session will discuss the various management concepts presented in the book, including DevOps, Kanban, Agile, Lean, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Edward Gray

Edward Gray

Systems Integration and Support Specialist, UMW
Edward is currently a Systems Integration and Support Specialist at the University of Mary Washington. He has served in IT at UMW for just over 18 years. He holds a number of certifications, including CompTIA, Microsoft, ITIL, HDI, VeriSM, and Lean IT. He is a member of several professional... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Lee
  • Session Sponsored by: University of Mary Washington

10:15am

Ethernet Video Streaming Demonstration
Ethernet is quickly displacing proprietary standards such as HD-BaseT and analog as the preferred method for real-video delivery. Presentation will focus on Biamp's line of Video encoders and decoders and include a hardware demonstration

Speakers
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Evan Chadwick

Area Manager - Biamp, BIAMP


Friday March 17, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Monroe
  • Session Sponsored by: Biamp

10:15am

The Internet of Things and Education
The Internet of Things, or IOT, is a massive buzz word in and around IT. The first thing that many think about with IT is a smart refrigerator, smart washing machine, or maybe even a smart car. However, there is much more to IOT than those things. Educational institutions have the possibility of leveraging IOT in a similar way to how they may leverage virtualization and cloud - to decrease costs and increase capabilities inside and outside of IT. Additionally, IOT is not only an IT discussion - it has the potential to impact entire aspects of an organization. This session will address all of the above as well as identify how to get started on your institutions IOT journey.

Speakers
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Bill Evans

National Principal Architect, ePlus


Friday March 17, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Holley IV
  • Session Sponsored by: ePlus

11:30am

Critique from a Distance: A New Approach
One of the most difficult aspects of teaching an art or design course online is replicating critique. Critique is the culmination of hours, days, or weeks of work on a specified task; it is an opportunity for a student to share the reasons behind their creation as well as to get feedback from their peers and the instructor. Learning to talk about one’s work as well as take constructive criticism is an extremely important skill and should not be overlooked when developing an online section of a design/art course. VoiceThread is a great option for offering an effective critique experience from a distance. This session will cover a step-by-step approach using VoiceThread to deliver an effective critique exercise online. I had to use a text-based solution for many years before I found VoiceThread; now there is more engagement and an even better understanding of suggestions for improvement. In my class, students are encouraged to redo their work based on feedback received in critique. I believe that students learn more when they work through their mistakes and critique is the foundation for this learning process. A successful technique for critique can make all the difference.

Speakers
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Elaine Reeder

Learning Specialist, Virginia Commonwealth University


Friday March 17, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Holley I/II
  • Session Sponsored by: Virginia Commonwealth University

11:30am

Mapping Telecom Infrastructure with the Mapcom M4 Software Suite
The presentation would cover the mapping of JMU's physical Telecom Infrastructure using Mapcom's M4 Visual Operations System. The M4 solution is a geographic information system that uses GPS technology to accurately map and manage physical cable plant components including conduit runs, fiber optic and copper cabling, manholes, pull boxes, etc. We would present our reasons for mapping our infrastructure, touch on the RFP process, discuss the various M4 modules and GPS collection tools, outline our project plan and design, highlight potential gotchas, demo our actual M4 project (about 30 minutes), and take questions.

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Sean Haugh

Infrastructure Systems Manager, James Madison University
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Dennis Little

Director Telecommunications, James Madison University


Friday March 17, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Amphitheater
  • Session Sponsored by: James Madison University

11:30am

I’m Not Dead Yet: iPad Pro + Pencil in Higher Education
The iPad was one of the most rapidly adopted devices in history since its introduction in 2010. Sales of iPad only devices have dramatically decreased, due in part to the rise of hybrid touch screen / laptop devices such as the Microsoft Surface, and the increasing size and functionality and size of smartphones.

In Shenandoah University’s unique 2:1 layered technology model impacted over 1000 students in the fall of 2016, who received a Macbook Pro and iPad Pro + Pencil. This presentation considers how the CASPER management system may inform administration about adoption and use of the iPad Pro + Pencil across different programs by addressing the following questions:

How do volume licensed app downloads iPad Pro and Pencil differ by program? Classification G/UG?

Why is it important? Assess the user's’ actual use of licensed programs. Opportunity for faculty

staff development or re-evaluation of volume licensed applications purchases.

How does memory used / free memory use differ by program/classification?

How does activity differ by program / classification?

Faculty survey results will also be included to clarify adoption and usage patterns of the iPad Pro + Pencil.

Speakers
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Don Silvius

Mobile Learning Support Specialist, Shenandoah University
Don Silvius came to Shenandoah University in 2006 as the Laptop Support Specialist after spending seventeen years in the software world. With the beginning of the iMLearning Program in 2009, he also took on the role of manager of the Help Desk. In 2011, Don moved into the role of... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Monroe
  • Session Sponsored by: Shenandoah University

11:30am

The Virginia Cyber Range: Cloud-based Resources for Cybersecurity Education
The Virginia Cyber Range is a Commonwealth of Virginia initiative with a mission to enhance cybersecurity education in our high schools, community colleges, and universities. The range will provide an extensive courseware repository for educators and a cloud-hosted virtual environment where students will practice what they have learned in immersive, hands-on laboratory exercises to complement their cybersecurity courses. Our cloud-based approach allows fast deployment and scalability, and it eases the burden on Virginia schools of providing infrastructure for cybersecurity labs. In this talk, I’ll describe the vision for the range, discuss the current status, and show an example range exercise that serves to demonstrate how we are bringing this vision to reality.

Speakers
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David Raymond

Director, Virginia Cyber Range
Dr. David Raymond serves as Director of the Virginia Cyber Range and Deputy Director of Virginia Tech’s IT Security Office and Lab. He also teaches courses on networking and cybersecurity in the Virginia Tech Masters of Information Technology program and serves as faculty advisor... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Lee
  • Session Sponsored by: Virginia Tech

11:30am

2FA@Mason - From Concept to implementation
Phishing, Spear Phishing, Whaling! Universities are seemingly always under attack these days. How can we protect ourselves and the University’s assets while at the same time, minimize the impact on our customers? With Two-Factor Authentication (2FA). Join us to learn how, in a financially and resource constrained environment, George Mason University leveraged the Duo Security solution and implemented 2FA to protect both its data center assets and the Virtual Private Network (VPN) boundary layer. We will walk through the process that identified these key target areas for protection with 2FA; the decisions that factored into the 2FA solution – Mason’s culture, technical environment, and the ever-present audit finding; the development of the stakeholder and team structure, and more. We’ll wrap up by sharing our lessons learned and next steps as the solution continues to evolve and drive improvements in other areas.

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Andrew Krell

Solution Integration Architect, George Mason University
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John Prette

Sr. IT Portfolio and Project Manager, George Mason University
John Prette is a business and technology leader with over 25 years of IT experience in IT Governance, Portfolio Management, Project Management, Business Analysis, Communications, process development, and software development. As the Senior IT Portfolio and Project Manager in George... Read More →
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Erik Sundstrom

Solutions Analyst, George Mason University



Friday March 17, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Madison
  • Session Sponsored by: George Mason University

11:30am

ACCS SIG: Security SIG
TBD

Speakers
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Darlene Quackenbush

Information Security Officer, James Madison University
Darlene leads JMU’s information security program in the areas of security planning, risk and contingency management, and incident response. She also facilitates information technology policy development, strategic planning, and audit processes for JMU's Information Technology department... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Jefferson
  • Session Sponsored by: James Madison University

11:30am

Project management BOF
If you haven’t had enough Project and Portfolio Management, let’s round out the last part of ACCS and have some closing thoughts on the topic. If the Project Management SIG left you with some additional questions or you would like to explore a topic in more detail, this is the session for it. Come with your “How do you do this?” and “How do you handle that?” questions for your fellow project managers in higher education. All are welcome – Seasoned project managers, beginners, those who attended the pre-conference training, and those who did not. You will have a chance to put faces to names and build a network to help you in current and future projects.

Topics not covered in the Project Management SIG can be covered here, including (but not limited to): Project Recovery Practices; Lessons Learned/Retrospectives; Agile/Scaled Agile Framework; the Future of IT Project Management; Business Analysis and its crossover with Project Management; Resource Planning; Estimation; Project Governance; Project Management and ITIL

Speakers
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Kevin Duvall

Senior Technology Assistant, University of Virginia


Friday March 17, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Holley V/VI
  • Session Sponsored by: Virginia Commonwealth University

11:30am

Microsoft Education Update (Azure/Security/Office/Windows)
Microsoft Azure, Security, Office 365 and Windows 10 have seen a lot of updates and new features added this year. Come to this session to see demos and descriptions of the new services and changes, some of them you already own! Marty will also show some free assistance offerings that can help you implement these new services.

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.


Friday March 17, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Holley IV
  • Session Sponsored by: Microsoft

11:30am

Portable NFAT Tools, Techniques, and System Build
With today’s malicious software and myriad of network aware client-side software, one of the tools that should be in the forensic analysts’ toolbox is a response system for data collection and analysis. This presentation will provide a cookbook approach to build a forensic workstation using several virtual environments, which when installed together with supplemental hardware, provide a network forensic tool for portable incident response and Network Forensic Analysis. All of the techniques presented can be easily adapted to provide a malware analysis lab.

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Don Murdoch

Director, Security Solutions, SLAIT consulting


Friday March 17, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Holley VII
  • Session Sponsored by: Slait Consulting

12:30pm

Lunch
Friday March 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Portsmouth I - IV
  • Session Sponsored by: ACCS