Community Day 2012 Speaker Biographies

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We are excited about our line up of dynamic speakers.

Workshop: Grant Writing

Darryl McGraw, Vice President of Information Technology and CIO, Wake Technical Community College

Workshop: Social Media

Noah Garrett, President, NGC Communications
David L. Elliott, Director, Victims and Citizens Services NC Department of Justice
Jennifer LaGarde, Educator on Loan, NCDPI, Division of Digital Teaching and Learning
Michael Vaughn, Instructional Technologist, Elon University
Moderator: Michelle Webster, Documentation and Web Content Manager, MCNC


Chris Fulkerson, Assistant Vice President for Technology/CIO, Elon University

Imagining the Internet (The Impact of Big Data)

Janna Anderson, Director of the Imagining the Internet Center and Associate Professor of Communications, Elon University

The NC Museum Natural Sciences

Meg Lowman, Director, Nature Research Center
Michelle Trautwein, Associate Director, Biodiversity Laboratory

We now have clouds - how do we walk on them? The VCentennial and vRTP vision

Mladen Vouk, Professor and Department Chair for Computer Science and Associate Vice-Provost for IT at N.C. State University,

Community Choice Topics

Paul Jones, Director of and Clinical Associate Professor for the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and SILS at UNC Chapel Hill

MCNC Historical Perspectives

Alan Blatecky, Director, Office of Cyberinfrastructure, National Science Foundation
Fred Brooks, Distinguished Professor, Computer Science, UNC-Chapel Hill
Jane Smith Patterson, President, Jane Patterson & Associates
Sherwood Smith, Former Chair, MCNC Board of Directors
Moderator: Sam Averitt, Former Vice Provost Information Technology, NCSU

Rural School-based Telemedicine for Students

Steve North, Family Physician and Adolescent Medicine Specialist, Bakersville Community Medical Clinic

NC Legislative Leadership

Sen. Fletcher Hartsell, Jr.
Rep. Linda Johnson
Moderator: Joe Freddoso
, President and CEO, MCNC

Can You See Me Now? Using Video Services to Extend the Modern Classroom

Jonathan Vester, Chief Information Officer, Nash Community College

MCNC Staff Presenters

Todd Broucksou, Sr. Director, MCNC Community Support & Systems Operations
Jeremy Buenviaje, Sr. Manager, Network Operations & Customer Fulfillment
Chris Caswell, Manager, Systems Operations
Joe Freddoso, President & CEO
Dave Furiness, Director, Client Network Engineering / K-12 Advocate
Darleene Heath, Director, Community Education & Communications
Tommy Jacobson, COO & VP Network Infrastructure Initiatives
Mark Johnson, Chief Technology Officer
Paul Kamen, Web Application Developer
John T. Killebrew, VP, NCREN Community Support
Robin Kimble, NCREN Client Advocate, Community Colleges
Brian Layh, MCNC Community Support Team Lead & NCREN Client Advocate
Pat Moody, Chief Financial Officer
John Moore, Sr. Director, Advanced Initiatives & Strategic Planning
David Warden, Sr. Director, Business Development & Fiber Plant Management
Michelle Webster, Documentation & Web Content Manager