NCREN Community Day
November 12 - 13, 2015
Create the Future
Venue: Wake Forest University
Benson University Center
Venue & Directions
Thursday, November 12, 2015
|Time||Topic or Activity|
|8:00 am||Registration Desk Opens. Breakfast for Pre-Conference Session Attendees|
|8:30 - 11:30 am||Pre-Conference Sessions:
1. A Community Conversation
Wendy L. Kuhn, Principal, Break Through Consulting, LLC Shannon Tufts, Assistant Professor, Public Law and Government and Director, Center for Public Technology, UNC Chapel Hill Staff Facilitator: Mark Johnson, Chief Technology Strategist
2. Maximizing Social Media for Your Organization
Corey Post, CEO and co-founder, Digital Marketing Foundry Staff Facilitator: Michelle Mitchell, Communications and Digital Content Manager
|11:45 am||Buffet Lunch for all Attendees|
Welcome and Opening Remarks
John Boehme, Associate VP, Academic and Enterprise Applications, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Jean Davis, President & CEO, MCNC
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Many of the innovations in the way we conduct our personal and professional lives have come from university environments where high performance broadband networks are available. North Carolina leaders in education, business and government will discuss how to foster an environment in the state that enables and encourages innovation and entrepreneurship.
Dennis Kekas, Executive Director, Institute for Next Generation IT Systems (ITng), NC State Jane Smith Patterson, President, Jane Patterson and Associates
Moderator: Tom Rabon, Chairman & Partner, New Kind and Chair, MCNC Board of Directors
|2:20-2:50 pm||Leadership Profile Tsegga Medhin values connecting people with the tools they need to build trust, influence, and drive sustainable results. Hear how she helps develop and empower emerging leaders by leveraging diversity of thought for innovation and collaboration.
Tsegga Medhin, Executive Director, The Pearl Leadership Institute
|2:50 - 3:15 pm||AWARDS, BREAK|
|3:15-3:45 pm||Transforming Healthcare with Technology A thought-provoking look at technology in healthcare and how delivering technology solutions differs among healthcare, academia, government, and business.
Billy Willis, Assistant Vice President & CTO, Duke Medicine
|3:50 - 4:40 pm||
STEM Education in North Carolina Educators, parents, and students from two NC STEM Schools of Distinction provide a glimpse into the exemplary leadership, instruction, and work that earned their schools the highest designation for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in North Carolina.
- Melissa Carroll, PTSA President, Atkins Academic & Technology High, Winston-Salem, NC - Marco Garcia, Junior, Greene Central High, Snow Hill, NC
- Andrianna Gardner, Senior, Greene Central High, Snow Hill, NC
- Taylor Hill, Sophomore, Greene Central High, Snow Hill, NC
- Reece Neff, Senior, Atkins Academic & Technology High, Winston-Salem, NC
- Julianne Page, Senior, Atkins Academic & Technology High, Winston-Salem, NC
- Jareunta Williams, Junior, Greene Central High, Snow Hill, NC.
|4:45 - 5:15 pm||
Throwback Thursday A Who’s Who of former colleagues reflect on changes in the network and life after retirement from the NCREN Community.
Moderator: Paul Jones, Director, ibiblio.org, Clinical Professor, SILS and the School of Media and Journalism, UNC Chapel Hill
|5:20-5:30 pm||First Day Closing Remarks|
|5:30 - 7:00 pm||Networking Reception & Sponsor Showcase|
Friday, November 13, 2015
|Time||Topic or Activity|
|7:30 am||Registration Desk Opens. Breakfast for all Attendees|
|8:00 am||Community Day 2015 Reconvenes|
|8:10-8:55 am||Business with Bacon Enjoy a hot breakfast while members of the MCNC team report on our projects, and services.
|9:00-9:45 am||FEATURED SPEAKER Regenerative Medicine: New Approaches to Healthcare Patients with diseased or injured organs may be treated with transplanted tissues. There is a severe shortage of donor organs and tissues which is worsening yearly due to the aging population. Regenerative medicine and tissue engineering apply the principles of cell transplantation, material sciences, and bioengineering to construct biological substitutes that may restore and maintain normal function in diseased and injured tissues. Stem cells may offer a potentially limitless source of cells for tissue engineering applications and are opening new options for therapy. Recent advances that have occurred in regenerative medicine will be reviewed. Applications of these new technologies that may offer novel therapies for patients with tissue injury and organ failure will be described.
Anthony Atala, M.D., Director, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
|9:50- 10:15 am||BREAK|
|10:05 - 10:40 am||Inside a MOOC After massive open online courses (MOOCs) debuted to both hype and derision, they are establishing themselves as a teaching tool that can be used to enhance learning for both online and residential students. This presentation candidly covers different aspects of producing and running a MOOC. Topics include time requirements of staff and faculty, intellectual property concerns, the realities of online student attrition, learning gains from pre- and post-testing, and opportunities for industrial collaborations. Special attention is given to the benefits of the MOOC to residential students.
Erland Stevens, Professor, Chemistry Department, Davidson College
|10:45 - 11:30 am||Privacy and Information Governance All organizations collect, use, store and share many types of data but not all organizations have a good handle on the risk presented by the data in their possession or custody. A nonstop barrage of headlines has shown that no organization, and no sector, is immune from data breaches. This session will provide an overview of data privacy basics and provide guidance on legal and technical strategies to help organizations identify and mitigate their information-related risks.
Heidi L. Wachs, Special Counsel, Jenner & Block
|11:35 am - 12:00 pm||Public Safety This talk explains the evolution on the horizon for 911, E911, and NG911 services utilizing high-speed broadband for emergency responder communications.
Richard Taylor, Executive Director, NC E911 Board
|12:00 -12:30 pm||Closing Activities, Awards, and Remarks MCNC Team|
|12:30 pm||Box Lunch to Go & Formal Adjournment|