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Monday, June 18, 2018

Pre-Conference1:00 PMGolf EventCrowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club
Pre-Conference2:30 PMBroomball1980 "Herb Brooks" Ice Arena
Registration4:00 PM - 6:30 PMRegistration OpenEdelweiss
Pre-Conference7:00 PM - 9:00 PMWelcome ReceptionCrowne Plaza, Great Room

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Conference Day #1

Plenary 6:30 AM Breakfast Salons A, B & C   Open
Plenary 8:00 AM PD - Bike Build 2.0 Lussi Ballroom D   Open
COA 10:00 AM COA Business Intervale Dan Laird, SUNY Oswego Closed
CCIO 10:00 AM CCIO Business Meeting North Elba   Closed
Plenary 10:45 AM Break Edelweiss   Open
TOA 11:00 AM TOA Business Meeting Gore Brett Southard, Farmingdale State Closed
EdTOA 11:00 AM EdTOA Business Meeting Whiteface   Closed
ITEC 11:00 AM ITEC Executive Board Meeting State Room Mike Notarius Closed
CCIO 11:00 AM CCIO Sector Meetings North Elba   Closed
Plenary 12:00 PM Lunch Lussi Ballroom Entire   Open
Plenary 1:00 PM Official Conference Opening and Welcome Lussi Ballroom Entire   Open
Plenary 1:15 PM Keynote Speaker - Bryan Alexander Lussi Ballroom Entire Bryan Alexander Open
Plenary 3:00 PM Break 1932 Jack Shea Arena   Open
Plenary 3:00 PM Technology Exhibit Opens 1932 Jack Shea Arena   Open
The STC 2018 Technology Exhibition brings together 78 exhibitors who are eager to meet with conference attendees. Computer hardware and software, networking equipment, telecommunications services, and audio-visual equipment/systems will all be represented. The Technology Exhibition provides an excellent opportunity to learn about new products, ask for vendor advice, or to begin envisioning new solutions to old problems. Attendees are encouraged to take every opportunity to use the time during Exhibition hours to meet with the conference’s technology/corporate partners. As you visit with exhibitors, don’t forget to fill out your entry in the daily drawings for technology prizes. The entry forms can be found in your registration packet. The prizes this year are just too amazing to believe. And by the way, you have to be present to win!
Vendor Promotional Giveaways
Many of the exhibitors in the Technology Exhibition hold contests for prizes. Tuesday’s winners will be posted at the exhibitor’s booth. Wednesday afternoon will close the Exhibition with winners being drawn and announced between 3:15 and 3:45PM.
Exhibitor 3:00 PM How to manage and troubleshoot the constantly growing and evolving network - Cisco Gore Jeff Letourneau, Network Maine@University of Maine, Kevin Livingston, Cisco Open
Jeff Letourneau is the Executive Director of Networkmaine at the University of Maine System where he is responsible for UMS' cyber-infrastructure including Maine’s Research and Education Network, MaineREN. Jeff is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the North East Research and Education Network, NEREN. NEREN, founded in 2003, is a consortium of non-profit organizations that provide a fiber-optic network connecting and unifying the research and education communites in New York and New England. In keeping with the theme the On-Going Search for the Next Big Thing: the Next 25 Years of Practice, Jeff will discuss preparing for the next generation network and his efforts to automate simplify, secure, and transform the network to include a cloud or hybrid cloud environment. He supports 20000 students on 7 campuses along with 6000 wireless access points across the Maine K12 system.
The presentation will briefly discuss the Cisco Digital Network Architecture(DNA) and how it can provide business agility and scale by automating one policy across the entire access network.
We will discuss the new Cisco access switches and how they will prepare you for 802.11ac Wave 2 with Catalyst Multigigabit Technology delivering speeds beyond 1 Gigabit on existing Category 5e/6 cables.
Exhibitor 3:00 PM Redefining Networking for the Digital Age - Extreme Networks Whiteface Randy Cross, Extreme Networks Open
To keep pace with the ambitions of digital businesses, Extreme has developed the Secure Automated Campus Architecture. It’s a holistic policy-based, fabric-enabled architecture that spans wired/wireless from edge to core. The Secure Automated Campus Architecture combines leading fabric networking technology with fully integrated policy, analytics, and management software to deliver simplicity, enhanced security, and increased visibility. Its foundation is based on Fabric Connect, an innovative, standards-based technology that eliminates long wait times and network design constraints.
Exhibitor 3:00 PM Ellucian Ethos Overview - Ellucian Intervale Michael Kennedy, Ellucian Open
Learn all the ways you can use the Ellucian Ethos technology platform, including Integrations, Workflow and Analytics.
Exhibitor 3:00 PM Innovative Technology Solutions for Higher Education Van Hoevenberg Jeanne Weber, Dell EMC Innovative Technology for Higher Education Open
Today’s Higher Education institutions are faced with numerous technology challenges and opportunities. Preparing students for today’s workplace, building innovative learning spaces, introducing new learning technologies, data and learning analytics, Virtual Reality and IoT/Smart Campus are just a few of the many topics that institutions are seeking collaborative partnerships to help strategize solutions with. Through examination of case study examples and other success stories, hear about thought leading initiatives at campuses across the country that are helping lead innovation for Higher Education.
Exhibitor 3:00 PM Transforming Storage in Education - Pure Storage Legacy Andy Bonomo, Purestorage Open
Pure Storage® can provide student applications exceptional performance and dramatically simplify IT operations – all while reducing your total cost of ownership. You'll not only improve online services, you'll be able to leverage data more effectively – giving administrators actionable insight to better serve students. Colleges and universities need a storage solution that can keep pace with digital transformation and the exponential growth of data. School IT leaders are finding that all-flash storage can provide the flexibility they desire and the simplicity they need.
Join Pure Storage to find out how you can ensure end-users across campus have improved data-access performance while your IT department enjoys dramatically simplified storage management and the added benefits of modern high availability.
Exhibitor 3:00 PM A Framework for Cyber Resilience - Fortinet North Elba Rick Basile, Fortinet Open
How well would your organization remain operational during a cyber event? Human interaction during an attack likely means you're too late in your response. Implementing a level of automation can help identify critical assets and best control the porous nature of information technology today (mobile, cloud, IoT, etc.). Security controls need to be able to be measured to determine level of efficacy. Focus on protecting that which is protectable.
Join us to better understand the challenges in today's education networks, the difference between Cyber Resilience versus Cyber Security and how a framework for Cyber Resilience looks.
Exhibitor 4:00 PM Crestron's no programming solutions for classroom AV systems - Crestron Gore Anthony Chirico, Crestron Open
Come learn about Crestron solutions that requires no programming or special software to setup, configure, and deploy around your campus. The A+ Partner Program: Crestron’s free education program will also be covered in this session.
Exhibitor 4:00 PM Decreasing the complexity of IT architecture while maximizing IP efficiencies using the principles of the Modern LAN - NVT Phybridge Whiteface Stephen Leaden, NVT Phybridge, Richard Kasslack, NVT Phybridge Open
Experts from NVT Phybridge are pleased to present a unique educational session covering the next generation of IP Technologies that are revolutionizing telephony collaboration and security surveillance in education. You will learn how these new innovations, new solutions and new products are improving the way IP communication technologies are connected, managed and maintained. You’ll discover the latest PoE (Power over Ethernet) technologies are advancing institutional operational excellence, and how you can immediately benefit from new efficiencies derived from the principles of the Modern LAN.
Exhibitor 4:00 PM Virtualizing your Cybersecurity Function: Next Generation Outsourcing - GreyCastle Security Intervale Reg Harnish, GreyCastle Security Open
Studies show that there are nearly 500,000 open cybersecurity positions in the United States, a 5000% increase from 2010. Cybersecurity skills and expertise are increasingly in demand, all while supplies of these resources continue to fall flat. The reality is - the average business cannot possibly hope to build their own cybersecurity team. But there's hope. By "virtualizing" your cybersecurity function, you can expand your existing team with experts, when you need them. All for the price of a single cybersecurity resource. The results are irrefutable - better security, faster compliance and lower cost. And all without the headaches of recruiting, vacations, sick days and resignations. Join GreyCastle Security as we introduce the next-generation concept of cybersecurity program "virtualization" and the benefits that it offers
Learning Objectives:
  • Audiences will learn what a "virtualized" cybersecurity function looks like
  • How cybersecurity "virtualization" solves your cybersecurity resource issues
  • The compelling financial analysis that makes cybersecurity "virtualization" a no-brainer
Exhibitor 4:00 PM Innovative Data Protection for Higher Education Van Hoevenberg Kevin Simpson, Dell EMC Innovative Data Protection for Higher Education Open
Higher Education institutions are faced with ever evolving challenges around protecting data. IT departments are tasked with reducing or eliminating Data Center space while providing the flexibility for applications and workloads to live on-premise or in the cloud. As these decisions are made, the importance of a sound protection strategy is top of mind for most CIO’s especially around daily recoveries and cyber-attacks. A flexible, stable, innovative protection strategy is of the utmost importance as workloads become more cloud friendly. Join us and learn about what Higher Education customers are doing to protect, replicate, recover, and archive workloads.
Exhibitor 4:00 PM Addressing Today's Identity Challenges in Higher Ed with Modern IAM - Identity Automation Legacy Joel Rader, Identity Automation Open
With complex and transient user populations, countless third-party access requests, and overlapping affiliations and identity sources, colleges and universities face challenges that legacy and home-grown identity management solutions simply can’t address. All the while, budgets and team resources are static or even reduced. Overcoming these challenges comes down to picking the right identity management partners and technology. This presentation explores why modern Identity and Access Management (IAM) is key to enabling Higher Ed to do more with less, while reducing costs and increasing IT innovation. Attend to learn how we’re partnering with other SUNY schools to deliver full identity lifecycle management that increases efficiency, enhances student experience, and improves security.
Exhibitor 4:00 PM Inspire Innovation With The Cloud - NetApp North Elba Tim Dean, NetApp Open
According to the Economist, the world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data. In this session you will learn how to harness the power of your data, and accelerate digital transformation by developing a next-generation, hybrid cloud infrastructure. You will also hear how to leverage compute resources, applications, and analytics in the cloud while retaining full visibility and control of your data.
Plenary 5:00 PM Technology Reception with Exhibitors 1932 Jack Shea Arena   Open
Plenary 7:00 PM Awards & Conference Dinner Lussi Ballroom Entire Open

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Conference Day #2

Plenary 7:00 AM Breakfast Lussi Ballroom D   Open
Plenary 7:00 AM Registration Open Edelweiss   Open
TOA 8:00 AM OGS Contracts Gore Lesley Bidwell, SUNY Oneonta Open
COA 8:00 AM An Introduction to Web Accessibility Van Hoevenberg Mark Greenfield, University at Buffalo Open
Web accessibility can be defined as making sure websites work for the widest possible audience. The goal is to create web sites that more people can use effectively in more situations. In this presentation, Mark will introduce web accessibility and why it matters, give an overview of the legal landscape, demonstrate tools and techniques to identify accessibility issues, and provide a framework for creating a web accessibility program.
AST 8:00 AM ServiceNow Service Portal North Elba Aimee Swan, SICAS Center
Ralph Chille, ITEC
ITEC and SICAS have been working to develop a simple, easy-to-use interface which reduces the decision-making required by the user when entering a request or an incident. Aimee Swan (SICAS) and Ralph Chille (ITEC) will demonstrate the new and improved ServiceNow Customer Service Portal as well as some future enhancements under consideration.
EdTOA 8:00 AM Birds of a Feather - SUNY Campuses (Part A) Whiteface Fermin Romero, SUNY Broome Open
The technology issues facing SUNY colleges and universities are a complex weave of public funding, regulatory requirements, and local institutional needs. Join us as we discuss the pressing issues of the day. These may be long term needs, short term problems, community college specific, etc... All EdTOA, COA and TOA staff from college and university centers are welcome.
COA 8:00 AM We are encrypting our mobiles devices, are you? Intervale David Kahn, SUNY Oswego
Oswego is encrypting all faculty computers for both Mac and Windows operating systems. Quickly discovered were the many challenges in trying to do this in a way that was transparent to the end user, as well as easy for IT staff to administer. Come hear how it was instituted and the hurdles overcome, lessons learned, and what the future holds.
CCIO 8:00 AM SUNY Information Security Initiatives Legacy Kevin Stillman, System Administration
Chris Mullin, System Administration
Runyon Ken, System Administration
Jason Rogers, System Administration
Panel discussion about various initiatives happening around SUNY in the area of information security and how they all fit together. The panel will discuss changing regulatory requirements, recent changes in the SUNY Enterprise Risk Management office, and how the SUNY SOC and its current future and present services fit into all of this.
AST 9:00 AM SUNY System Administration Update Lussi Salon A & B Kim Scalzo, Open SUNY
Joe Gardiner, System Administration
Attend this session for an update on SUNY initiatives and organizational changes, including Performance Improvement Funding, Shared Services, status of the searches for a new Provost and CIO, and other general updates from the Office of the Provost and the Office of Information Technology.
EdTOA 9:00 AM Birds of a Feather - SUNY Campuses (Part B) Whiteface Fermin Romero, SUNY Broome Open
The technology issues facing SUNY colleges and universities are a complex weave of public funding, regulatory requirements, and local institutional needs. Join us as we discuss the pressing issues of the day. These may be long term needs, short term problems, community college specific, etc... All EdTOA, COA and TOA staff from college and university centers are welcome.
Plenary 10:00 AM Break Edelweiss & Lookout   Open
TOA 10:15 AM DAS Tale of Two Campuses Gore Kieth Hall, Binghamton University
Lionel Torres, Fashion Institute of Technology
DAS at Binghamton is using a Corning One design to extended service on campus for limited carriers. FIT's DAS solution is a Wison Pro 70 plus, serving all carriers, FCC/Provider registration.
AST 10:15 AM Project Management For The Rest Of Us Legacy Don Erwin, ITEC
Christa Glassman, ITEC
ITEC has gone through several iterations of our PM Runbooks and tools. This session will elaborate on lessons learned and give you information you can take back and use for your campus. ITEC will also be talking about The Next Big Thing for our Project Management journey and what it will mean to you as well as could mean to you!
AST 10:15 AM SUNY Learning Commons Workplace: Progress and Documented Use Cases Van Hoevenberg Kelly Williamson, Center for Professional Development (CPD)
Lisa Raposo, Center for Professional Development (CPD)
An update of the SUNY Learning Commons Workplace platform implementation, complete with SSO requirements, use cases and functional improvements.  Hear examples about how the Workplace tool can streamline communications while also establishing and re-strengthening communities of practice across the SUNY System. Areas highlighted include IT, institutional advancement, human resources and academic services.
AST 10:15 AM SUNY SOC Update Lussi Salon A & B Kevin Stillman, System Administration
Jason Rogers, System Administration
Updates on current and upcoming services from the SUNY SOC (Security Operations Center). There will be focus on the status of the SOC Managed Security Information & Event Management Service and the next steps.
EdTOA 10:15 AM How to be Green? Whiteface Mark English, SUNY Oneonta Open
As Educational Technologists, we handle a great deal of electronic equipment. What methods can we use to manage that equipment in an environmentally responsible manner – reducing power consumption, reusing equipment that’s no longer appropriate for its original purpose, disposing of obsolete technology.
COA 10:15 AM Ban The Box - SUNY Broome's Solution Intervale Scot Beekman, SUNY Broome Community College Open
SUNY Broome will share our plan to solve the Ban the Box mandate from SUNY. We will cover our 3 phase approach and our challenges along the way.
TOA 11:15 AM Network Upgrades Gore Lionel Torres, Fashion Institute of Technology
Behzad Barzideh, Stony Brook University
FIT has gone from a Cisco to an HP core solution. We are running fiber from north and south side of the campus with 6 strands of fiber to each IDF from each core box. If the north core goes down, we will not lose connectivity to the buildings.
AST 11:15 AM Degree Works Update North Elba Dawn Bookhout, SICAS Center Closed
Dawn Bookhout will discuss the migration path for Degree Works from Buffalo State to the VTC. Dawn will also outline the future upgrade plans for the Degree Works software.
EdTOA 11:15 AM Counting Seats, Transforming Scheduling Practices, and Improving Classrooms Whiteface Laurie Fox, SUNY Geneseo Open
Geneseo has been working on a plan to manage our classroom sizes ("Seat Count Crew"), provide faculty an opportunity to recommend classroom improvements, and transform our academic scheduling process. In this session, we will share how each of the project teams worked together to improve campus classroom utilization.
COA 11:15 AM Reporting with a Purpose: An Update from the Collaborative Reporting Group Van Hoevenberg Andrew Martin, SUNY Oneonta
Bill Grau, SICAS Center
An update on the Collaborative Reporting effort that SUNY programmers have embarked on. We will review what SUNY Collaborative Reporting (SCR) is, where we are, and where we are going.
CCIO 11:15 AM Women CIO's Leadership Perspectives Legacy Mary Hand, Adirondack Community College
Sue Chichester, SUNY Geneseo
Melissa Woo, Stony Brook University
Eileen Wirley, Monroe Community College
Keisha Brown, SUNY Maritime
This session will engage a panel of current women CIOs on their views and experiences with their rise to leadership, their current roles and how best to prepare the next generation of women IT leaders.
COA 11:15 AM Making users happy while enhancing security Intervale Andrew Weisskopf, Binghamton University
Michael Allington, Binghamton University
Information Security is the #1 IT issue in EDUCAUSE’s 2018 annual survey (and 2017 and 2016.)
”This issue cannot be ignored and seemingly cannot be tamed as higher education's appetite for data grows. The different types of data collected in higher education—whether to fuel student learning, analytics, provide services to students, faculty, and staff, conduct research, or run the business of the higher education institution—bring a host of legal, regulatory, and policy considerations to bear.”
A great deal of this is actually the result of decades of technical debt created by legacy processes and software. Modernizing systems, policies, and procedures in other areas will relieve the pressure on strapped information security teams while also improving services to constituents. Following best practices when implementing systems and software will improve security and user experience at the same time.
We will discuss how improving practices and updating technology at Binghamton University are improving customer satisfaction, increasing security, and meeting compliance and regulatory requirements. We’ll engage the audience to hear what strategies and processes they are using to improve security and enhance the user experience.
Plenary 12:00 PM Lunch Lussi Ballroom D   Open
Plenary 1:00 PM Technology Exhibit Opens 1932 Jack Shea Arena   Open
TOA 1:00 PM DASNY/SUCF Updates Gore Jodi Smits Anderson, Dormitory Authority of the State New York
Bob Kanarkiewicz, SUNY Construction Fund
Sally Oaks, Binghamton University
A member from DASNY and SUCF will be on hand to talk about updates and ongoing projects.
The session will end with a campus director in the facilities department joining in a panel discussion about how we can work better together to improve construction projects on our campuses.
EdTOA 1:00 PM EIT Accessibility at SUNY Whiteface Nazely Kurkjian, System Administration Open
Over the last year, the University-Wide Electronic & Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility Committee devised a policy and guidelines for sustaining accessible environments for all, regardless of disability. The presentation will be a high-level overview of the Committee results and future expectations for SUNY campuses and System Administration.
AST 1:00 PM SICAS Update Van Hoevenberg Bill Grau, SICAS Center Closed
Bill Grau will discuss the progress that SICAS has made transforming its applications to Banner 9 as well as its eliminating its SQR’s.
AST 1:00 PM Sharing Has Always Been the Next Big Thing, But We Mean it this Time: Building New Shared Library Infrastructures in SUNY North Elba Maureen Zajkowski, OLIS
Shannon Pritting, OLIS
The Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS) will provide an update on the activities taking place in SUNY Libraries. The presentation will include information on the migration of the SUNY library system to a shared Library Services Platform (LSP) environment. Also, the operations at the SUNY OER Services (SOS), a shared service model to help campus scale OER adoption, and the plans being developed to support the SUNY Open Access Policy.
COA 1:00 PM SUNYNet Technology Services Update Intervale Matt Morgan, System Administration
Tishawn Smith, System Administration
Join the SUNYNet team for a project status update and an introduction to our brand-new offering: SUNYNet's Managed Firewall Service!
CCIO 1:00 PM Searching for strong teams - Diversity starts at hiring Legacy Melissa Woo, Stony Brook University Open
Diversity is a core tenet of SUNY. The SUNY website points out "Diversity enriches lives and the educational experience. By capitalizing on diversity, our SUNY campuses invigorate conversations, awaken curiosity, foster civic engagement, and widen perspectives." Additionally, research shows that diversity improves team performance and results.
At a time when it seems hiring is becoming more difficult, Stony Brook University is implementing a project to encourage a deeper, more diverse pool. Join us to see why and how they are examining their search and hiring practices and the support processes they implemented for the hiring committees.
Exhibitor 2:00 PM How to manage and troubleshoot the constantly growing and evolving network - Cisco Gore Mark Sonstein, Purdue University
Ken Livingston, Cisco
Mark will discuss Purdue’s experience with their network lifecycle replacement and how they are laying out the goals and infrastructure they need to support the growing proliferation of IOT devices and the new mobile world. He will discuss how they use cloud compute allowing them the flexibility to provide services to students quickly. Leverage automation speed to recovery machine learning speed to deploy ability to aligning to use automated systems to help them address issues.
Mark is responsible for the strategic plan ‎for the University's infrastructure services. He oversees activities relating to the engineering, implementation and overall technical support of the IT infrastructure services environment. Mark will discuss how Purdue is preparing their infrastructure for the next big thing. He will focus on how the campus is approaching their lifecycle replacement to support mobile devices and IOT.
The presentation will briefly discuss the Cisco Digital Network Architecture(DNA) and how it can provide business agility and scale by automating one policy across the entire access network.
We will discuss the new Cisco access switches and how they will prepare you for 802.11ac Wave 2 with Catalyst Multigigabit Technology delivering speeds beyond 1 Gigabit on existing Category 5e/6 cables.
Exhibitor 2:00 PM Modernize the Student Experience - ServiceNow Whiteface Andrew Prestron, ServiceNow
Natalie Davies, ServiceNow
Higher Ed is competing for the best students like never before -- both in initial admissions and retention. Student engagement systems, often provided and managed by IT are the front line of the University’s brand and can be the baseline for an institution’s reputation.
Learn how ServiceNow can connect, engage, and automate student support with a one-stop solution for Student Experience. This solution will align departments across the University and knock down silos getting everyone on the same page with a single system of work.
Exhibitor 2:00 PM Managing the Influx of BYOD and IoT Devices onto Campus Networks While Maintaining Security Posture - Vandis Van Hoevenberg Matt Kagan, Aruba/Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Open
Aruba will discuss how the massive influx of student BYOD devices along with IoT devices is causing disruption in higher ed campus networks. We will also address their impact on the security profile of the campus environment and ways to take proactive measures.
Plenary 3:00 PM Breaking in the Exhibition 1932 Jack Shea Arena   Open
TOA 3:45 PM Division 27 Gore Curt Underwood, SUNY Oneonta
Bob Kanarkiewicz, SUNY Construction Fund
TOA has been working with the SUNY Construction Fund to create a Division 27 standard for SUNY. We will cover the current status of the project.
AST 3:45 PM FLEXspace 2.0 "We've Come a Long Way!" Legacy Lisa Stephens, University at Buffalo
Rebecca Frazee, San Diego State University
"FLEXspace 2.0 is rapidly being adopted as a tool to support integrated learning space planning, project execution and assessment. Launched as a FACT2 Task Group in 2011 and shared at subsequent conferences in 2012, it was clear that FLEXspace could help campuses around the world share ideas and best practices – particularly with newly developed tools, practices and pedagogies. FLEXspace 2.0 now features a new portal to browse and share richly tagged spaces, as well as access to planning tools and resources. Members will be able to invite each other to securely collaborate on “idea boards.” In less than a few years, FLEXspace has grown from a few SUNY test spaces into participation from over 3,000 members from 1,400 unique educational institutions across 45 countries!
FLEXspace offers a respectful place where vendors can also be invited to share ideas. This boosts expert participation because members have confidence they won’t be directly “pitched to” or have their email account “harvested” which results in a cluttered inbox. This presentation will:
  1. Share research of how the portal was redesigned through user feedback,
  2. Demonstrate the newly designed features: uploading and tagging a space for campus showcasing; space collaboration, and how FLEXspace can be used to manage campus collections, and;
  3. Describe how to connect with other academic professionals and faculty through public and private idea boards and use of rich toolkits that provide open access to academic and applied research, white papers and templates available for use.
COA 3:45 PM Accessible Technology Acquisitions Intervale Nazely Kurkjian, System Administration
Cheri Weber, University at Buffalo
As the awareness of sustaining accessible electronic and information technology (EIT) environments grows, colleges and universities are challenged by how to include accessibility within the procurement process. This presentation will provide an overview of trends and expectations, considerations,while sharing examples of how campuses are gathering accessibility information, evaluating for accessibility, determining exceptions, and methods for monitoring compliance. The presenters will also share findings from the University-Wide ElT Accessibility Procurement Subcommittee, which aims to provide guidance for SUNY campuses in achieving accessible technology acquisitions.
AST 3:45 PM ITEC's Next Big Thing Lussi Salon A & B Mike Notarius, ITEC Open
Come to this session to learn the inner most thoughts on our IT strategy.
What is on the horizon and what it means to you as we begin our Next Big Thing.
You won’t want to miss this!
EdTOA 3:45 PM What an Analog Doofus thinks of Digital? Whiteface Bill Schultze, Alfred State Open
Bill from Alfred returns! Like all the great stories that have come before, any story worth telling must be told as a trilogy. Join the thrilling conclusion of the "Doofus" lecture series from the previous two STC's as Bill Schultze: walks us through new digital compression capabilities, provides new thoughts on digital signals, destroys the one ring, and blows up the death star.
AST 3:45 PM U-Wide Information Security Forum Van Hoevenberg Ken Runyon, System Administration Closed
The focus of this presentation is to highlight ongoing and future u-wide information security initiative including those directly associated with enterprise risk management. Topics to be covered are:
  1. Updating the SUNY SAQ
  2. Risk driven information security
  3. GDPR, PCI
  4. Open Discussion
Plenary 5:30 PM Whiteface Event Whiteface Open

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Conference Day #3

Plenary 7:00 AM Breakfast Lussi Ballroom D   Open
Plenary 7:30 AM Registration Open Edelweiss   Open
AST 8:00 AM ITEC's Next Big Thing In Technology Lussi Salon A & B Mike Radomski, ITEC
Joe Hoot, ITEC
ITEC was one of the early adopters of virtualization, starting off with storage and then quickly moving to server virtualization. Today we are more than 99% virtualized, so what is next? The Next Big Thing for us in technology will be the Software Defined Data Center. Come to this session to see how this will enhance our services to you, keep costs down and provide portability to your environment, while also enhancing our security posture and in effect, yours!
AST 8:00 AM Open SUNY Update Legacy Kim Scalzo, Open SUNY Open
Attend this session for an update on Open SUNY services and initiatives. We will share the status and progress of Open SUNY projects that impact campuses and plans for the evolution of our services for campuses. This will include organizational updates and the impact of Open SUNY on campuses and system priorities.
AST 8:00 AM NY Alert Update Van Hoevenberg Carrie Pause, System Administration Open
Updates on the current Phase I conversion from NY Alert as well as Phase II direction. There will also be a demo of the Everbridge software.
EdTOA 8:00 AM Designing Sound for the Olympics Whiteface Sun Hee Kil, SUNY New Paltz Open
Sun Hee Kil, associate professor of Theatre Arts, served as assistant sound designer for the opening and closing ceremonies at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Kil’s job was making sure that all the communications were working correctly, and that everyone was in sync to ensure the athletes walk in at the right time, with the right music. Sunny had an opportunity to work with her ex-boss Do Kyung Kwon, who she calls a mentor and “the best musical sound engineer in South Korea.”
TOA 8:00 AM PMP Roadmap Gore Duane Theleman, Binghamton University Open
The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) is recognized world-wide as the "gold standard in project management." This session will cover what the certification is, what is necessary to qualify to take the certification exam, resources that can help get you prepared and some possible paths to becoming PMP certified.
COA 8:00 AM E-Form It! - A Campus' Journey to Electronic Forms Intervale Matt Roche, Farmingdale State
Brett Southard, Farmingdale State
Over the last few months, Farmingdale State College has started working towards replacing our traditional paper-driven workflows and moving to an electronic form submission process. In this presentation, we’ll discuss the pitfalls associated with the process as well as the successes and benefits gained from following through with this initiative.
TOA 9:00 AM Phone Redundancy Gore Gail Levy, Stony Brook University
Zach Jones, Binghamton University
Stony Brook and Binghamton will discuss their backup systems which include hardware and additional infrastructure.
AST 9:00 AM The Next 5² Years Of ITEC Services, What It Means For Your Campus Legacy Don Erwin, ITEC
Mike Radomski, ITEC
You have asked for it and you got it (SLA, Uptime, PIA), now what?
ITEC will discuss The Next Big Thing with regard to our services and what it means for you and your campus.
Come to this session to hear about the evolution of our Banner service, how we are addressing campus needs, maturing services, adding tiers of service, etc.
EdTOA 9:00 AM What do you know about that? Building a Knowledge Base.... Whiteface Christopher Taverna, SUNY Fredonia Open
Fredonia recently instituted a knowledge base system using Atlassian Confluence. This presentation will look at some best practices for knowledge management, how Fredonia is using Atlassian Confluence, and some other things to look out for if you are planning your own knowledge base set up.
CCIO 9:00 AM Making an Impact: A CIO Panel Lussi Salon A & B Holly Heller-Ross, SUNY Plattsburgh
Sue Chichester, SUNY Geneseo
Brennan Jon, Hudson Valley Community College
John Bradley, SUNY Plattsburgh
How does IT make an impact? What is the value added by IT to campus goals for student learning outcomes, faculty productivity, student retention, institutional efficiency, and campus brand and prestige? What is the campus return on investment (ROI) for all our work and effort? Proving ROI directly contributes to our ability to keep our campuses vibrant and secure resources going forward.
A panel of CIO’s will share campus successes that have potential to be reproduced on other campuses using the Pecha Kucha model of presentation. This fast-paced, exciting presentation style will engage and delight as well as inform.
COA 9:00 AM Performance, users, applications, inventory - we have it all! Intervale David Kahn, SUNY Oswego Open
I will share with you how SUNY Oswego is using SysKit Monitoring to gain insight into our virtual app usage as well as how it is configured to monitor critical services like print spoolers, disk quota, cpu load...all the good things you need to keep an eye on to keep your environment always running.
COA 9:00 AM People and Process, Not Just Tech - Developing a Low-Cost Information Security Program with a High Payoff Van Hoevenberg Jason Fried, Suffolk County Community College Closed
Suffolk County Community College recently formed an Office of Information Security within the IT department. Security controls are already in place. Policies are published on the college website. Is the institution in a healthy position to defend against threats and attacks? Suffolk’s ISO, Jason Fried, will discuss plans to boost their security posture through simplification of policies and standards, targeted outreach, training and other enhancements to reduce risk, safeguard privacy and maintain a robust and resilient Information Security program in an ever-changing realm.
Plenary 9:45 AM Break Edelweiss & Lookout   Open
TOA 10:15 AM Net Neutrality Gore Jarrett Cummings, Educause
Odette Fung, University at Albany
Jarret Cummings, EDUCAUSE Director of Policy and Government Relations, oversees the association’s efforts to address federal policy and regulatory issues with significant implications for member interests. This includes serving as the lead contact for such issues; managing the activities of consultant. Jarret will be discussing policies and information related to Net neutrality.
COA 10:15 AM Web and Electronic Document Accessibility Roundtable Lussi Salon A & B Dan Laird, SUNY Oswego
Rick Buck, SUNY Oswego
SUNY Oswego, like many other colleges and universities, was put under the microscope by the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights with regards to Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as well as Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. As of January 18, 2018 Section 508 states that websites must meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA standards to remain in compliance with federal law. This means that digital content, user interfaces, online services and programs must be fully accessible to a wide range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity or any combination of these.
We would like to take this opportunity to share information about the steps we have taken at SUNY Oswego and to hear from other institutions about the work they are doing to build an accessible and inclusive digital experience for everyone. Promoting the mission of inclusion for all to our digital content both online and in the classroom is a massive undertaking that will take much time, effort and resources from all of us. How are you going about doing fulfilling that mission? What success stories do you have? What pitfalls have you learned from? What training have you taken and would recommend for others? What resources are available that help you define your mission and solve everyday problems?
AST 10:15 AM State Procurement Processes and Procedures Legacy Thomas Hippchen, System Administration
Glenn Massey, System Administration
Attend this session for a review of the NYS and SUNY procurement rules and regulations.  The process and requirements for initiating multi-campus and SUNY-wide contracts through the Office of University-wide Procurement will also be discussed.
EdTOA 10:15 AM Maximizing Conference Space on a Small Campus Whiteface Dylan Tucker, SUNY Delhi
Shawn Brislin, SUNY Delhi
SUNY Delhi was faced with a challenge when it came to the largest conference room in the administrative building. The room had served as a surge classroom space during an academic building remodel and hadn’t been refreshed in 5 or 6 years. In this session we will discuss how SUNY Delhi used off the shelf readily available equipment and on-campus talent to meet the functional requirements of this multi-use space.
COA 10:15 AM Phishing Simulations - How they work and why they are effective Van Hoevenberg Paul Chauvet, SUNY New Paltz
Dao Erikson, System Administration
We will talk about the problem of phishing from both technical and psychological perspectives. Learn how criminals use psychology in their phishing campaigns, and how psychology can be used to defend against this. We'll also talk about both open-source phishing simulation tools, as well as the SUNY SOC's simulated phishing training service.
TOA 11:15 AM Efax Gore Odette Fung, University at Albany
Chad Hisert, SUNY Cobleskill
Fax Services and Call Queuing for Offices with Imagicle’s Application Suite. We will speak about the Imagicle’s Application Suite – specifically the Fax Server Solution and the Call Queueing Solution. We will take a look at the web interface for both products and we will speak about email to fax interface.
AST 11:15 AM ESM/GIT/Extensibility Lussi Salon A & B Pete Andrusyszyn, SICAS Center Closed
Latest ESM updates, consortium mode, and future plans will be discussed along with how to use ESM to deploy Admin Pages and SICAS/Local extensions to Admin Pages. How to obtain the Ellucian and SICAS source code GIT repositories will also be discussed.
AST 11:15 AM SUNY Technology Contracts Update Legacy Brian Bartlett, Center for Professional Development (CPD)
Glenn Massey, System Administration
Attend this session for an update on various University-wide procurement activities taking place at SUNY System Administration through Academic Technologies and Information Services and the Office of University-wide Procurement. We welcome participants to provide any insight regarding campus needs and any related suggestions for vendor-provided solutions that your campus would be interested in.
COA 11:15 AM Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success: a MOOC for ALL learners to gain essential 21st century skills Intervale Jim Whitlock, University at Buffalo Open
In this session, participants will test drive the “Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success” (#EmTechMOOC). This MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is a globally accessible learning opportunity targeted toward students, faculty, and anyone with an interest in learning how to use emerging technologies to succeed in today’s rapidly changing environment. #EmTechMOOC is funded through a SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grant. The project web site is available at: http://suny.edu/emtech
IT professionals will appreciate this MOOC as it helps to educate their university faculty, staff, and students about technology tools and resources. It also encourages participants to take responsibility for their own learning and helps them set up a lifelong learning framework to do so.
Built on the success of the SUNY Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP), learners in this MOOC gain an understanding of the value and implications of using established and emerging technology tools for career and personal advancement in a framework of lifelong learning strategies and the 4Cs of 21st century skills. TOEP has had a successful 5-year history as a means for faculty and staff professional development. Pre- and Post-Surveys of faculty participants have shown an increase in the comfort level and likelihood to use technology tools in their courses. We anticipate this to continue with #EmTechMOOC.
EdTOA 11:15 AM Live Squared - Live Streaming and Live Captioning Whiteface Alan Hlavenka, Farmingdale State
Drew Tucci, Binghamton University
Tyrone Johnson-Neuland, SUNY Oswego
Commencement ceremonies have slowly migrated online as streaming technology becomes the prevalent means by which consumers access media. Join this open presentation as we hear from three schools who are both live streaming and live captioning their largest annual event. What challenges were faced? What did we learn? Come with your questions and answers, as audience participation is encouraged.
COA 11:15 AM Shifting to a Culture of Security Van Hoevenberg Scott May, SUNY Delhi
Shawn Brislin, SUNY Delhi
SUNY Delhi has worked over the past 24 months to increase organizational awareness of security issues and practices. We have had a welcome reception to our training efforts resulting in greater recognition of phishing attempts, adopting new strategies, implementing SUNY SOC into our practices and moving quickly toward PCI compliance.
his session will discuss the challenges in getting started and how we eventually built the momentum necessary to shift the culture towards one of greater security consciousness. We will also show the phishing and training tools used to track compliance and success.
Plenary 12:00 PM Lunch to Stay or Go Lussi Ballroom D Open