Technology Leadership Conference 2015

Conference Track

September 11

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7:45 – 8:30 am Registration & Breakfast Henderson Fine Arts 9000 rooms

8:30 – 8:45 am Open Remarks Dr. Toni Pendergrass


Speakers

8:45 – 9:35 am Nikhil Krishnaswamy 9000

Communicating with Computers: Inside the Language Technology Revolution
Fifteen years ago, talking to a computer seemed like something out of science fiction. Today, not only can you talk to your computer, but it can understand you, and communicate back. Technology has irreversibly changed the way we interact with it, and with each other. This revolution rests on the back of not just increased computing capability, but on fundamental breakthroughs in the science of language itself, that have changed our notions of how humans communicate. From state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems to games on your phone, the burgeoning field of computational linguistics takes these discoveries and applies them to ever-more-sophisticated technology in an increasingly connected world. So be nice to computational linguists; you'll need them when the robots rise!


9:45 – 10:35 AM Brian Bledsoe 9000

Fears, Pitfalls and Opportunities ... Oh My!
Brian brings over 30 years of diversified experience in industry, higher education and technology. He has been with Ellucian since 2004 in various roles, with increasing responsibilities. Currently, he is responsible for Technology Management’s client operations in the Western and Latin America regions with Ellucian. He has also served as Chief Information Officer for Texas Southern University, Director of Technology for The Art Institutes of Phoenix, Global Director of Infrastructure for ON Semiconductor and various roles with Motorola Inc. He has a BS and MBA in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and lives with his family in Houston Texas.


12:45 – 1:35 PM Gerald Arnell Williams 9000

Numbers Technologies
Gerald has taught mathematics at San Juan College for twenty years. His number one passion is explaining mathematics in conceptual & transformative ways to his students and other interested adults. He delights in attempting to turn years of negative attitudes towards the subject into positive ones through the use of historical context, creative models, metaphor and story-telling. He is the author of the book, How Math Works: A Guide to Grade School Arithmetic for Parents and Teachers, which was published in 2013


Morning Break
10:35 to 11:30 am
Session 1 (click session to expand)
11:30 – 12:15 pm

Room 1614

Thomas Archuleta (Cisco)
Networking Basics, Layers 1 and 2 of the OSI Model
With the ever-growing network of physical objects utilizing an IP address, meaning Internet of Things (IoT), today's IT staff benefit from having a good understanding how systems communicate. We will take a good look at the first two layers of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model for a basic understanding of how node-to-node communications follow standardized protocols.


Room 1616

Tim McNamara
DropThought: Formative Student Feedback on Course Design and Expereince
Presentation Description: How feedback is captured from students is broken. End-of-course surveys have no long-term effects on the improvement of instruction. Become familiar with the formative feedback literature and how DropThought provides insight on face-to-face, blended, and online course design. Instructors use DropThought's free LMS integrations to prompt students for assignment/activity-specific feedback throughout the school term. DropThought dashboards and text analytics technology provide easy analytis of qualitative data captured from the moment of experience. Instituions can also use DropThought DeepText analytics for tracking student success, program reviews, and accreditaiton reporting.


Room 1621

Jeff Goldsmith (Revolve Robotics)
Using Telepresence Robotics in the Classroom for Remote Teaching, Homebound Students & Hybrid learning
We will give a presentation with a telepresence robot about telepresence robots - to demonstrate that new, simple, cost effective technologies like Kubi can be used for K12, Higher Ed, and Remote Teaching and Training.


Room 1622

Audrey Kldjian (Dell SonicWALL)
Security: Protecting your network with SonicWALL's Next Generation Firewall
Next-generation firewalls combine application awareness and deep packet inspection to give organizations more control over applications while also detecting and blocking malicious threats. Protecting your network against the increase of worldwide IT trends such as BYOD, SaaS Virtualization, compliance regulations and SSL encrypted traffic


Suns Room (1019)

Best Buy
Tech Playground
Come explore new gadgets on display.


Room 1623

Sam Bachert (SJC)
Canvas


Session 2 (click session to expand)
1:45 – 2:40 pm

Room 1614

Thomas Archuleta (Cisco)
Basic Router and Switch Configuration
As a follow-up to the Networking Basics session, we will use the command-line interface to configure two Ethernet Switches and a Router for inter-vlan communications. We will create separate VLANs on the Switches and watch basic routing in action to support host-to-host communications across the network. We will also review basic device management commands in terms of configuration and fault management as well as troubleshooting


Room 1616

Thomas McDaniel (Microsoft)
SharePoint Online End-user and Site Admin Basics


Room 1621

Sumant Krishnaswamy (SJC)
When Parallel Lines Meet: Einstein's Re-invention of Gravity
Albert Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity, published in 1905, profoundly altered our worldview about space, time, matter and energy. However, it said nothing about another fundamental aspect of the universe -- Gravity, and Einstein realized that the theory needed to be extended or modified to incorporate this concept. Many years of intense effort culminated in 1915 with his description of a geometric theory of gravitation known as the Theory of General Relativity. Predictions based on the theory have been experimentally verified to a high degree of precision. While originally of importance primarily in astrophysical contexts, today they have found practical applications in devices in common use such as smart phones employing GPS receivers. This year, physicists around the world are marking the centenary of this theory. This talk will describe the insights that led to this remarkable achievement, and highlight some of its truly fascinating implications.


Room 1621

Dale McIntyre (Pharos Systems)
Benchmark Print to Improve Sustainability AND Lower Costs
Have you ever benchmarked your school's printing hardware and habits against sustainability standards or industry best practices to improve the delivery and cost of business critical documents? What would be the possible benefits if you did? Rarely does a university possess the data to understand the true cost of their printing across the campus enterprise beyond student printing. Find out how to unveil the hidden costs of printing that extend beyond the devices and how these factors impact your carbon footprint. Learn the quickest and easiest way to acquire the data you need to benchmark your school's print performance and campus-wide costs against the top institutions in the country using a NEW cloud-based tool set from the only Certified B Corp in the print solution industry. Develop a sustainable print strategy that improves the delivery of documents that you truly need to print while reducing the costs associated with printing.


Room 1623

Sam Bachert (SJC)
Canvas


Session 3 (click session to expand)
2:40 – 3:25 pm

Room 1614

Lynn Lane (SJC)
Microsoft SWAY: What's app with that?
Sway is one of the most recent apps from Microsoft used for content creation. Sway is an online interactive brochure or eGreeting Card on steroids. You can add a chart, a video, a slide deck, and a headline; then publish; and post on Facebook or on your blog. You need a Microsoft email account to access the Sway app. The demo will be using the web version of Sway (IOS and Windows 10 or Web versions). Office 365 users can access Sway. However, you don't need to be an Office user to use it -- you can sign up at Sway.com to start building presentations, interactive brochures, interactive classroom materials, or memory books.


Room 1616

Nikhil Krishnaswamy
Language Technology and Community Revitalization
There are approximately six thousand languages in the world today, but linguists estimate one vanishes every two weeks. Technology connects the world, but it's not very useful to those who don't speak one of the major languages used online. Now, new innovations in language technology are starting to provide solutions to some of these access problems, and small communities are using them in innovative ways. Come explore how modern language technology can be used to bridge language gaps all over the world and to empower local communities to take charge of their own development.


Room 1621

Judy Castleberry (SJC)
Rain Forest in the Desert: Building the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
It takes an ecosystem to raise innovators and entrepreneurs. Our businesses of the future will rely more and more on tech talent, innovators, and entrepreneurs. How do we create a stronger ecosystem to widen our pool of talent, support our innovators and entrepreneurs, and build our future businesses? What lessons can we learn from Silicon Valley, Boulder Colorado, Kansas City, and other dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystems? Join us for a lively and interactive discussion of our present and future Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in the Four Corners.


Room 1622

Thomas McDaniel (Microsoft)
Office 365 Admin Basics


Room 1623

Sam Bachert (SJC)
Canvas


Afternoon Break
3:25 to 3:45 pm
Session 4 (click session to expand)
3:45 - 4:40 pm

Room 1614

Lynn Lane (SJC)
MS Mix: Free Add-in to PowerPoint 2013 to create interactive online videos
Using your PowerPoint notes as a teleprompter, you can create videos with your voice narration, with "John Madden" annotations. These same notes can be imported for closed captioning. In addition, polls or quiz questions can be inserted anywhere in your recordings. The Mix ribbon also lets you record screencasts. When recording is complete, you publish to MIX where your productions are shared. Mix works with Office 365 or Office 2013.


Room 1616

Todd Conaway (Yavapai College)
I Triple Dog Dare You to Take the 9x9x25 Challenge
This session focuses on professional development and the impact of a “Challenge” offered faculty at several institutions across the US. The 9x9x25 Challenge originated two years ago at a Yavapai College in Arizona and has been adapted at other colleges in Arizona, Michigan, California, and North Carolina. In our teaching and learning centers we know that faculty respond best to other faculty sharing best practices and teaching strategies. The challenge then is how to get them to participate in meaningful interactions and share the ideas they have. We discovered that by reflecting on their practice in writing and using the web to distribute the writing, we could make that happen. ITC Newsletter ( http://bit.ly/1rI4rOO ) Faculty Focus ( http://bit.ly/19sV2BS ) League for Innovation in the Community College ( http://bit.ly/1cWEjpB ) Keep Learning ( http://bit.ly/1KtW2ZX )


Room 1621

Jon Jones (SJC)
Enemy mine…Cyber security in your home
When it comes to cyber security for your home computers or network, just like business networks, it is only as strong as its weakest links. Unfortunately the perpetrators of cyber threats at home are likely to be your family. While online on their own computer they often inadvertently download all kinds of things they should not. Learn the steps to secure home computers and network from outside threats


Room 1622

Thomas McDaniel (Microsoft)
Microsoft Windows 10


Room 1623

Sam Bachert (SJC)
Canvas



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