2nd Annual Technology Leadership Conference
April 17, 2006

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Confirmed Presenters | Hotel Information | Registration | Schedule | Abstracts | Airlines | Map of Area

Confirmed Presenters:

  • Dr. William Graves, Senior Vice President, SunGard Higher Education(View Abstract)
  • Blake Adkins, Executive Vice President, Brainstorm Networks(View Abstract)
  • John DuBois, Senior Productivity Manager, Microsoft (View Abstract)
  • Richard MacKinnon, President, Austin Wireless City Project (View Abstract)
  • Steve Altmiller, President, San Juan Regional Medical Center
  • Matthew Stein, Marketing Manager, Enterprise Solution Marketing, Cisco Systems, Inc.(View Abstract)
  • Panel Discussion on Network and Data Security.
    Moderated by Blake Adkins;
    Panel members are Dr. William Graves, John Dubois, and Joe Michini

On the day after the conference, April 18th, you will also have the opportunity to attend a training by Microsoft’s Senior Productivity Advisor entitled “Tips and Tricks.” Training sessions will be held at 8:30am, 10:30am, and 1:30pm. Space is limited for the trainings so please contact Tiffany Kimball at 505-566-4321 as soon as possible to reserve a seat. View Abstract


Hotel Information

Special rates have been arranged at the hotels listed below. Reservations must be made by March 26 in order to receive the special rate. Refer to the Technology Leadership Conference when making reservation.

Courtyard Marriott
560 Scott Avenue
Farmington, NM 87401
505-325-5111
Rate: $72 per night

Best Western Inn and Suites
700 Scott Avenue
Farmington, NM 87401
505-327-5221
Rate: $40 per night


Registration and Fees

There are no fees for the conference, reception, and training.

Register by April 10 by contacting Tiffany Kimball by phone at 505-566-4321 or by email at tlc@sanjuancollege.edu.
Please provide first and last name and company name.


Schedule

DAY ONE

 
Sunday, April 16  
7:00 p.m. Reception at Courtyard Marriott
   

DAY TWO

 
Monday, April 17—San Juan College, Little Theater
8:00 to 8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 to 9:00 Welcome
9:00 to 10:00
(Keynote)
Shift Happens - Even in Higher
Education, Dr. William Graves,
Senior Vice President, SunGard
Higher Education
10:00 to 10:45 Building a Community Network by
Building Community, Richard
McKinnon, President, Austin
Wireless City Project
10:45 to 11:00 Morning Break
11:00 to 11:45 IT’s Role: Driving or Supporting
Strategy, Steve Altmiller, President,
San Juan Regional Medical Center
11:45 to 1:00 p.m. Lunch - Served in Courtyard
1:00 to 2:00
(Keynote)
Research to Reality: Trends for the
Next Decade, John DuBois, Senior
Productivity Advisor, Microsoft
2:00 to 2:45 The Future of Technology through
Convergence, Blake Adkins,
Executive Vice President, Brainstorm
Networks
2:45 to 3:00 Afternoon Break
3:00 to 3:45 Cisco Service-Oriented Network
Architecture, Matthew Stein, Marketing Manager, Enterprise Solution Marketing, Cisco Systems, Inc.
3:45 to 4:30 Panel Discussion: Network and Data
Security, Moderated by Blake Adkins
with Brainstorm Networks, Panel
Members: Dr. William Graves, John
DuBois, Joe Michini
4:30 to 5:00 Closing, Evaluation, and Door Prizes
Prizes include a laptop, wireless
access points, and more.
   

DAY THREE

 
Tuesday, April 18—San Juan College, Room 9012
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Microsoft “Tips and Tricks” Training
10:30 - 12:00 p.m. Microsoft “Tips and Tricks” Training
1:30 - 3:00 Microsoft “Tips and Tricks” Training

The “Tips and Tricks” training will be repeated for three sessions. Space is limited for the training. Please contact Tiffany Kimball at 566-4321 to reserve a seat.


Abstracts

Shift Happens—Even in Higher Education

by Dr. William H. Graves, Senior Vice President, SunGard Higher Education
Graves will discuss the implications of Friedman’s “flat world” and the work of the Commission on the Future of Higher Education to argue that the time is right for higher education to seize the opportunity to use IT to improve performance in ways that will increase alignment, success, and satisfaction among students, instructors, boards, and external policy makers. More Information

The Future of Technology through Convergence

by Blake G. Adkins, Executive Vice President, Brainstorm Networks
From Data to Voice to Video to Mobility, the world as we know it is on an aggressive course of convergence being driven through Internet Protocol (IP). Encompassed in this growth curve we must consider the ramifications this will have on our current networks and technologies with respect to new technologies and growing concerns with regards to security. Mr. Adkins will be discussing the strategic direction of technology with respect to Voice over IP, Video over IP, Wireless and Mobility and the security road map his company believes technology decision makers must consider in this growing environment.

Research to Reality - Trends for the Next Decade:

by John DuBois, Senior Productivity Manager, Microsoft
This presentation takes look at the research and technical challenges in areas such as mobility, human-computer interaction, simulations, graphics, and technologies for education. An overview of project work within Microsoft Research that has impacted the technologies we use or will soon use will also be presented.

Building a Community Network by Building Community:

by Richard MacKinnon, President, Austin Wireless City Project
The Austin Wireless City Project started as a grass-roots movement with volunteers drawn from the leadership of established like-minded non-profits in the region. With the mission of the improving the availability and quality of public free Wi-Fi, AWC set out to deploy a system of networked hotspots that that offered users and venues more features and performance than was currently available from existing free and for-pay alternatives. Within 6 months, the network overtook T-Mobile in the number of Austin hotspots. Today AWC is the central coordinator for all regional public wireless initiatives with partners including City of Austin Communication Technologies Management, City of Austin Public Library, City of Austin Parks and Recreation, Austin Park Foundation, Round Rock Public Library, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Austin Wireless Alliance, Austin Technology Incubator, The University of Texas at Austin, TimeWarner RoadRunner, Lower Colorado River Authority, Austin Energy, Capital Metropolitan Transit Authority, and over 70 independently-owned businesses. AWC estimates that it generated an additional $500,000 in 2004 related revenues for its participating independent businesses. The network includes 140 hotspots (40 of which are outside of Austin, as far as Bangkok) and 75,000 registered users who combine 20,000 monthly connections

Presentation by Matthew Stein, Marketing Manager, Enterprise Solution Marketing, Cisco Systems, Inc.

The presenter will:

  • Describe how SONA is positioned within IIN (Intelligent Information Network)
  • Portray Cisco's future vision of the network as a business platform: a virtualized, automated, and self-managed network that builds on an end-to-end fabric of services rather than the traditional seven-layer OSI stack
  • Describe Service Oriented Architectures (SOA's) and how SONA relates to SOA
  • Demonstrate the network multiplier effect and be able to use the available tools to help the customer to do a quick self-assessment
  • Show what Cisco's strategic alliance partners (SAP, IBM, Oracle, TIBCO etc) are doing in this space and be able to have a sensible discussion on this with the CIO, CXO and chief architects.

Tips and Tricks Training Session Abstract:

Microsoft Office has evolved from a suite of personal productivity products to a more comprehensive and integrated system. Building on the familiar tools that many people already know, the Microsoft Office System includes programs, servers, services, and solutions designed to work together to help address a broad array of problems in education and in business.

The Office System Tips & Tricks training is a fast paced 90-minute session designed to provide general users of all skill levels with the information they need to use Microsoft Office more effectively in order to simplify their work and maximize their productivity. The session is founded on Microsoft Office System 2003 and highlights the “best of the best features” many users may have missed. Learn how to use the improved tools of Office 2003 to facilitate effective and efficient collaboration and information sharing. Whether it's powering through your Inbox or breezing through complex spreadsheets, you'll find easy-to-learn ways to save time.


Airlines

The following offer flights to and from the Four Corners Regional Airport
Mesa Airlines 1-800-MESA-AIR
Great Lakes Airlines 1-800-554-5111
America West Airlines 1-800-2FLY-AWA


Map of Area

Map of Area