Community Day 2016 Program

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NCREN Community Day

November 3-4, 2016

Network. Teamwork. Make Ideas Work.

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh -
Brownstone - University
1707 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27605
Venue & Directions


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Time Topic or Activity
7:30 am Registration Desk Opens
7:45 am Breakfast for Pre-Conference Workshop Attendees
8:30-11:30 am Pre-conference Sessions: Session 1. Community Conversation Part 2
Presented by: MCNC Leadership
Session 2. Fundamentals of Video Production for the Cell Phone Users of the World
Presented by: Members of the NC State Instructional Media Production Team
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Buffet Lunch for all Attendees
1:00 - 1:10 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks Jean Davis, President and CEO, MCNC
1:10 - 1:55 pm

Utilizing NCREN: What it looks like in our Community These user stories offer a glimpse into how members of the NCREN Community leverage network connectivity to advance their missions and transform their communities.

Jeffrey Hamilton, Library Consultant, State Library of North Carolina

Jean Payne, Technology Coordinator, Daymark Recovery Services

Lamar Owen, Chief Information Officer, Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute

Facilitator: Tracy Doaks, Chief Deputy State CIO / Chief Services Officer, NC Department of Information Technology

2:00 - 2:45 pm

Expanding Broadband in North Carolina This panel will explore the motivations for expanding advanced broadband Internet access to all of North Carolina and the challenges, opportunities, and strategies for accomplishing this goal. You'll hear about business models, societal and economic impacts, how to engage the community to increase broadband availability and use, and how it has the ability to revive communities.

Dan Gerlach, President, Golden LEAF Foundation Jane Smith Patterson, President, Broadband Catalyst

Laura Spining, Director, Broadband Infrastructure, National Telecommunications & Information Administration

Moderator: Catharine Rice, Project Director, Coalition for Local Internet Choice

2:45 - 3:00 pm

Presentations from this year's Community Choice Award Nominees

Candace Holder, Vice President/CIO Technology Services, Surry Community College

Jeannene Hurley,E-rate Specialist and State Coordinator, NC Department of Public Instruction

Bob Klein, Infrastructure Coordinator, Video Communications Services, North Carolina State University

3:00 - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 - 5:00 pm
The Breakout Sessions will run concurrently.
Breakout 1: Moving FIM Forward

What is Federated Identity Management (FIM)? Why participate in a national federation? How does FIM benefit me, my organization, and MCNC?

  • InCommon Trust & Identity Ann West, Associate Vice President, Trust & Identity, Internet2
  • Eduroam Philippe Hanset, Co-Founder and CEO, ANYROAM
  • Robert Gorrell, Sr. Systems Architect, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Facilitator: Mark Johnson, Chief Technology Strategist, MCNC

Breakout 2: Realizing the Future of Health and Safety

Presenters discuss the intersection of broadband enabled initiatives, programs, and research and how they influence the way we work as well as help to transform North Carolina's health and safety efforts.

  • Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites - NC Otis Brown, Founding Director | Research Professor, CICS-NC | NC State University

  • NC Health Information Exchange Christie Burris, Strategic Communications Director, NC Health Information Exchange

  • FirstNet Allan Sadowski, State Point of Contact, FirstNet

Facilitator, Tim Poe, Director of Telehealth, UNC Cancer Network
5:00 - 6:30 pm Networking Reception

Friday, November 4, 2016

Time Topic or Activity
7:30 am Registration Desk Opens
7:45 - 9:00 am Breakfast for all Attendees
8:15 - 9:00 am Business with Bacon Now in its 5th year, we invite you to enjoy a hot breakfast as members of the MCNC team provide updates and offer insight on company projects and activities.
MCNC Staff
9:00 - 9:05 am Awards
9:05 - 9:55 am Featured Presentation: The Digital Preservation Network (DPN) DPN is a large-scale digital preservation collaborative project conceived and developed by a group of academic institutions in response to a growing concern that the digital scholarship and cultural heritage materials are not being preserved for scholars of tomorrow. The network ensures the secure preservation of stored content by leveraging a heterogeneous network that spans diverse geographic, technical, and institutional environments. Hear the latest in digital preservation and how North Carolina institutions can take advantage of the service.
Steve Morales, Chief Business Officer, Digital Preservation Network
9:55 - 10:15 am Buzz Works Activity
10:15 - 10:30 am Why Digital Inclusion is Important to Me As a student from rural North Carolina, digital inclusion and the ability to access interactive coursework from the NC School of Science and Mathematics has had a profound impact on Derrin's life. Hear his inspirational story.
Derrin Mallory, Student, Roanoke Rapids High School
10:30 - 11:00 am Break
11:00 - 11:55 am Featured Presentation: The Internet of Things Information and communications technology has evolved in many ways but the Internet of Things (IoT) really changes the game. These billions of connected “things” are already all over our planet, in our classrooms, homes, hospitals, buildings, cars, and environment. Internet2's Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer Florence Hudson will present how the Internet of Things is one of the top trends we need to embrace, to enable smart and safe connected communities, healthcare, and more.
Florence Hudson, Senior Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer, Internet2
11:55 am - 12:15 pm Awards & Door Prizes
12:15 - 1:15 pm Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 pm
The Breakout Sessions will run concurrently.
Breakout Sessions
Breakout 1: School Connectivity Initiative Forum The School Connectivity Program update will review the progress of the program, provide updates on current initiatives, share a roadmap of future initiatives, and an open forum portion to discuss challenges and gather feedback to be shared with NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) leadership and the General Assembly.
NCDPI and Friday Institute Staff
Breakout 2: MCNC Services: Video and DDoS Protection MCNC recently added to its service catalog. The video team explains how NCREN's customers can take advantage of its video offerings including the new Virtual Meeting Space. Additionally, in response to increased threats of DDoS attacks, MCNC has made significant investment in developing and implementing world-class DDoS protection capabilities. The security team reviews essential elements of the protection capabilities now available to NCREN customers.
MCNC Staff
3:00 pm Formal Adjournment