The Schedule

Day 1


12:00pm – 1:00pm CheckIn and PickUp ID Badge and Swag Bag

1:00pm – 2:00pm Welcome Keynote: Henry Ebarb Co-Founder/CEO EIGHTFOLD TECHNOLOGY, LLC

2:00pm – 2:15pm Break

2:15pm – 3:15pm Session 1

· Session 1a: Neat Ideas for the Hybrid Classroom - Arizona's own e1 Audiovisual Technologies has teamed with Neat to take the hassle out of designing, installing, deploying, and enjoying hybrid learning environments. – Kurt Maddox, Jared Bigelow

· Session 1b: Enterprise Projects – Before and After - Dan Mongeluzi with Ferrilli will lead a discussion about how CIOs/IT departments can best prepare for enterprise projects and the significant role they have post-implementation.

· Session 1c: Vulnerability Management and Patching - Managing a viable, value added vulnerability management and patch program. Identifying critical vulnerabilities in a sea of vulnerabilities. Establishing a consistent review and patch schedule. – Neil McComsey, Sheena Priebe

3:15pm – 3:45pm Break light refreshments

4:00pm – 5:00pm Session 2

· Session 2a: The Future of Hybrid Instructional Spaces – Learn about Virtual Reality classrooms, synchronous online classes and pods, and hybridized environments where instructors are teaching students both in-person and remote at the same time. - Michelle Kannegaard

· Session 2b: ERP Birds of a Feather - The open discussion may cover such topics as ERP implementations, reporting tools, database programming, database administration, functional analyst approaches, custom development, upgrade management, and many more! Also, the audience can learn about the latest vendors in the marketplace and what AZ institutions are planning for the future. - Cameron Sanders

· Session 2c: Shields Up! - We will be discussing challenges faced in Cyber Security from our community college perspective and how we are tackling these challenges. We intend for the connections made to continue beyond this single session so we can work together over time. With bad actors working collectively we can't afford not to do the same as defenders. - Rob Gibbs, Nate Guy

5:00pm – 6:00pm Evening Networking Reception with Refreshments and Raffle Prize Giveaways (must be present to win)

6:00pm-7:00pm Post-conference Esports tour, Tom Aldridge, Kevin Lewis 19-215

Day 2


8:00am – 8:30am Welcome Back for Day Two Informal Networking/Socializing with breakfast provided

8:45am – 9:45am Session 3

· Session 3a: BYOD and High Flex Spaces - One Cable for all - Utilizing current audio and video over IP (AVoIP) technologies and USB or Thunderbolt connections classrooms with integrated technologies like cameras, microphones, and smart/touch boards can scale and switch between installed computers, laptops, and mobile devices almost on the fly. – Tom Aldridge

· Session 3b: Maricopa ASSIST - Maricopa Community College’s Academic & Student Success Integrated Support Technology (ASSIST) platform enables MCCCD to affordably deliver high-quality service to all students. ASSIST allows MCCCD to avoid costs and improve service; automate communication; analyze data; and facilitate adoption, training, and support. At this presentation you will get to see the innovative, open-source, award-winning technology that was implemented at one of the largest community college systems in the country. - Lori Lindenberg, Michele Agostinelli

· Session 3c: Information Technology Audit Round Table - Patrick Burns

9:45am – 10:00am Break

10:00am – 11:00am Session 4

· Session 4a: Virtual Reality Nursing Lab Demonstration - Central Arizona College built a Virtual Reality classroom space utilizing Facebook's Oculus VR headsets. The software has now been used for instruction for almost a year and CAC is looking to expand its VR offerings. Join us to review how the build out went and what the software experience is like. -Robert Kelley

· Session 4b: Drop for Non-Payment - Presentation and discussion of dropping students who do not pay their balance due in a timely manner. Presentation will give a brief history of Yavapai College’s drop policy and go thru the process of dropping students for non-payment. What is your institution doing? - Michael Denkevitz

· Session 4c: Patch Management As a Service - Cochise College acquired endpoint and server patch management services to help lessen our staff workload and increase patch deployments. We will discuss our experiences with patch management services and pro's and con's. – David Luna

11:00am – 11:15am Break

11:15 am – 12:15pm Session 5

· Session 5a: Project Management Panel led by certified IT project managers – Cameron Sanders, Michelle Kannegaard

· Session 5b: VOIP SaaS migration from legacy PBX - Session will cover Cochise Colleges Migration and Implementation from a legacy on-premise PBX Nortel/Avaya phone system to a SaaS based VOIP system. – David Luna

· Session 5c: Let's Talk about Microsoft 365 - Over the past year, EAC has jumpstarted a project to transform our previous light-weight implementation of Office 365 into a more strategic Microsoft 365 implementation that can be better and more consistently leveraged by the institution. As part of this transformation (and still ongoing project), we've had much fun in the areas of licensing, security, governance, user expectations, and many more. We would love to share our experience and are even more eager to hear all of your experiences with Microsoft 365 at your institutions. -Thomas Thompson

12:15pm – 1:30pm Lunch Provided

1:30pm – 2:30pm Session 6

· Session 6a: Make your bed, the everyday trick to being successful in IT – Cut the clutter and become organized, effective, and successful in the IT field – Barry Lambson

· Session 6b: Aruba ClearPass for Network Security – Learn how Aruba ClearPass can dynamically help secure your network edge. – Jason Taylor, William Earles, Stephanie Nellis

· Session 6c: Ransomware Briefing -The folks from Secureworks will cover the latest on ransomware – Sam Flam, Noel Reynolds

Session 6d: Close2Home - The Phoenix College IT team creatively assembled and developed a platform that delivered a cost-effective technology service to all students and faculty, reduced the digital divide, and lowered entry while increasing access. The solution combined Apache Guacamole, Sassafras, VMware, and a custom interface. - Paul Ross, Anton Spevacek, Brandon Larkin

2:30pm – 2:45pm Break

2:45pm – 3:15pm Open Forum and Closing Remarks with Raffle Prize Giveaways (must be present to win)