Technology Leadership Conference 2013

Conference Track

September 27

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                         7:45 – 8:30 am          Registration & Breakfast         Henderson Fine Arts 9000 rooms
8:30 – 8:45 am                  Open Remarks                    Shelley Amator


8:45 – 9:45 am                 Mike Belcher/HP                            9000

Never let a good crisis go to waste .. .
Mike Belcher is the America’s Education Strategy Manager for Hewlett Packard. With more than 15 years’ experience building Ed Tech solutions, he led worldwide Education solutions team in the development of a multitude of Learning solutions including HP SchoolCloud, the nation’s first K12 specific Private Cloud solution. In addition, Mike also helped develop HP Classroom Manager, a high value, low cost solution for improving instruction and collaboration. In 2010, he became part of the America’s Education Solutions team; which developed the HP Digital Learning Framework. In his current role in strategy, Mike ensures that educational needs are voiced through-out HP’s product teams, helps get new solutions started, and provides subject matter expertise for HP Education clients across the Americas.

9:55 – 10:55 AM                 Robert Grassberger/UNM                            9000

Learning and work in a flat world
Bob Grassberger is a teacher, a researcher, and an entrepreneur. As a research scientist and as a consultant, Bob has published over 60 studies on business, economics, and organizational productivity. His current research focus is on using learning strategically to improve workplace and workforce productivity. Part of this research involves defining the skills workers will need to differentiate themselves in our global economy. He recently completed a three-year term as a visiting lecturer at the University of New Mexico where he taught courses in human and institutional capital development. In 2013, Bob was selected as UNM’s Outstanding Lecturer of the Year.

12:00 – 12:30 PM                 Adam Milner/Robotics                            9000

The Future of Manufacturing The intersection of robotics, 3D printing & hand made
Adam Milner is a robotics engineer, scientist, and futurist. He is a Farmington native that has advanced the state of the art in astronomy, defense, and manufacturing through robotics and automation. He graduated the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in 2002, discovered two comets, over a hundred asteroids and is a regular contributor to several open source hardware and software projects. After living in New Mexico for most of his life, Adam succumbed to the call of Silicon Valley in 2011, where he designs robots, feeds his cat and referees roller derby.


Session 1 (click session to expand)
11:05 – 11:50 am

Room 1616

A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words: Visual Social Media Marketing – Angelique Rodrigues, San Juan College & Kelsea Ferrato, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Learn more about the power of using images in social media marketing for your business or organization. Understand image-based social media and how sites like Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram can increase online involvement and interaction.

Room 7128

Improve Your Image: Photoshop in Advertising and Beyond – Luke Renner, San Juan College

Interactive 45 minute session that explores areas of Adobe Photoshop outside photo corrections. This includes ideas on how you can use the program for promotions in print, online and video projects.

Room 1621

Disrupting Education – Carie Ann Potenza, Ellucian

A glimpse into technology changes impacting education.

Room 1001 (Suns)

Basic Routing and Troubleshooting Demo – Steve Perry, Cisco

Demonstrating the theory behind routing, and what configuration is required to route traffic manually (static routes) across the network, one “site” at a time.

Session 2 (click session to expand)
1:40 – 2:25 pm

Room 1614

How Math Works: A Guide to Grade School Arithmetic for Parents and Teachers – Gerald Williams, San Juan College

How Math Works: A Guide to Grade School Arithmetic for Parents and Teachers is a book about conceptual understanding that attempts to show the beauty and power of mathematics, through exploring deep principles of the subject from elementary & down to earth viewpoints. Its goal is to improve the way nontechnical readers view arithmetic, in particular, and mathematics in general.

Room 1621

Get Ready for Office 365 – Ryan Woodward, San Juan College

Learn the basics of logging in, IM and video chatting and email through the ease of one of Microsoft’s latest products

Room 1001 (Suns)

Cisco Certification Tracks – Steve Perry, Cisco

This session will include an overview of the Cisco Career certification tracks. The presenter will carry the audience through the benefits of certification, an introduction to each level of certification, each area of specialization within each level, basic preparation methods, and costs and scheduling methods.

Room 1623

Startup Weekend Preview – Judy Castleberry with San Juan College

Startup Weekend is a global movement that acts as a catalyst for new product and business development. Startup Weekends have been held in almost 500 cities around the world and have helped create over 8000 startups. It is an intense weekend-long, hands-on experiences where designers, coders, entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs come together to develop startup products and/or business ideas. Have a great idea you want to pitch or just want to be part of a really cool experience? This session will explain how the weekend works and how it might change your life!

Session 3 (click session to expand)
2:35 – 3:20 pm

Room 1614

Journey to the Cloud – Vince Martinez, EMC

This presentation will take a look at the trends in IT today. How these trends are forming the next generation platforms. Customer workloads and end users devices are driving these trends and innovations to the next generation differentiated stack.

Room 1623

You too can Take Pictures of the Wonders of the Universe – David Miller, San Juan College

If you have a digital camera and want to take pictures of the night sky, but don't really know where to start, this is the track for you! We will cover how to shoot beautiful twilight pictures of the Moon and planets and constellations with just a camera on a tripod. We'll also cover basic information on telescopes and how to use a telescope for close-ups of planets and craters on the Moon.

Room 1621

Creating a Hybrid Storage Environment between Private and Public Clouds – Kevin Draper, NetApp


Room 1001 (Suns)

Camtasia – Lynn Lane, San Juan College

You will create a short screencast, edit and produce with Techsmith’s Camtasia software.

Afternoon Break
3:20 to 3:40 pm
Session 4 (click session to expand)
3:40 - 4:40 pm

Room 1614

Minimizing Your Digital footprint – Jon Jones, San Juan College

The information that we leave behind in the digital world about ourselves on a daily basis is known as our digital footprint. Like stepping in wet cement, these trails we inadvertently leave behind can be hard to erase. With the rise of identity theft, corporate tracking, and the ability of “Big Brother” to access our private data, it is more important than ever for internet users to be aware of how past and future data can be erased and controlled more effectively.

Room 1621

Intro to Programming Lego Robotics – AISES, San Juan College

A brief introduction on using LEGOS as a fun tool to explore robotics, electronics, and programming.

Room 1622

Information Security Basics – Nathan Holmes, Aztec Municipal Schools

This session will focus on basic information security best practices. There is no such thing as a perfect defense, but simple steps can be taken to greatly reduce the likelihood of an information security-related incident. We will cover practical and realistic strategies, guidelines, and processes that can be implemented by individuals, businesses and organizations of all sizes.

Room 1623

Delivering Secure Desktop & Data Services to a Mobile Workforce – Nate Dallimore, VMware

The dynamic nature of government/education workforce involves field based, remote and contractor personnel. This mix of environments, devices and roles present challenges for desktop management. VMware is addressing these challenges with technology and automation that enables IT to quickly provision, deploy, secure and protect sensitive data.

Closing Remarks/Prize Giveaway
4:40 to 5:00 p.m.