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Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Grand Hyatt Downtown Denver



Dr. W. Reid Cornwell

Emcee
Dr. W. Reid Cornwell
Conference Director
CEO The Center for Internet Research
Founder Colorado UP


6:30 AM-8:00 AM
Grand Ballroom
Registration & Breakfast

6:45 AM -7:00 AM
Grand Ballroom

Senator Brandon Shaffer
Welcome
Senator Brandon Shaffer

State of Colorado

7:00-8:00
Grand Ballroom

Gary Thuerk
"Spam – The Other Side"
Gary Thuerk
The Los Angeles Times refers to Gary as the "Father Of Spam". You will be surprised by his take on what is considered a major problem associated with the Internet.

8:00 – 8:30 AM
Grand Ballroom

Ned Curic

“Microsoft Security, Progress, Vision, Strategy”
Ned Curic

Strategic Security Advisor
Microsoft National Security Team
Synopsis: Security is number one priority for Microsoft. We will review our progress, vision and security strategy

8:30 AM–9:00 AM
Grand Ballroom

Matt Luallen
“Asset Protection & Strategic IT Security Initiatives”
Matt Luallen
CISSP
SANS Institute

9:00 AM–9:30 AM
Grand Ballroom

Andrew Hyder
"The Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Communication Platform"
Andrew Hyder
President Subjex corp.
Synopsis: For all the wonderful things technology has done for mankind it has also added many layers of complexity. This complexity is forcing people onto an increasingly steep learning curve to use modern technology. Information Technology’s goal is to make communication with technology easier by basing it upon one of the most common denominator among all people, dialog. People already know how to converse with each other and the extent to which this type of interaction can be used in technology is the extent to how user-friendly the technology can be.

9:30 AM-10:00 AM
Grand Ballroom

 

 

10:00 AM-10:30
Grand Ballroom

Paul Gustafson
“Extreme Data – Putting the "I” Back In IT
Paul Gustafson

Director, Leading Edge Forum
Computer Sciences Corporation

10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Grand Ballroom

Dr. Patrick Burns
Some Observations on the History, Trends and Status of the Internet
Dr. Patrick Burns

Associate VP for Information & IT
Past Director of the Westnet Regional Network
Colorado State University
Synopsis: The history of the internet, including NSFnet in 1986, its growth and privatization, regional networks, and the early years of the commodity internet will be described. The need for less expensive, higher capacity and higher quality networking, resulting in Internet2, will then be addressed. Current trends in networking include growth, general needs for research, the need for ultrahigh capacity, National Lambda Rail, and regional optical networks, will then be covered. Specific needs emerging in Colorado will then be described. The presentation will proceed with status of advanced public sector networking in Colorado, including the Front Range GigaPoP (the statewide, public sector networking aggregation point), and optical networking in Colorado. An observation that, in Colorado, we are approaching the 2nd generation of the “digital divide” will be explained by an exposition of some barriers to advanced networking. A summary of the status of national and state networking will conclude the presentation.

9:00 AM-9:30 AM
Mount Sopris

Dusty Fisher
"Winning the Hearts and Minds of Kids"
Dusty Fisher
Chair IEEE Pre-College Program
Synopsis: There is good news: We have acknowledged the problems, we have developed the media, and now we are spreading the word.  For years, we have been loosing the battle to produce scientists and engineers, however, IEEE’s strategic thinking is now providing leadership to connect students, scientists, teachers, engineers.  Ms. Fisher will present the latest information and materials to encourage and enable students to achieve careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.  Highlights of various efforts underway for TV programming, film and print to improve the image, a comprehensive list of resources will be available.  We will discuss IEEE’s vision and work with education and industry to attract and retain some of our nation’s brightest kids, along with Ms. Fisher’s personal experiences.  Finally, what lies ahead?  Next steps, and how you can make a difference in the coming years. 

9:30 AM-10:00 AM
Mount Sopris Room
TBD
Dr. Stephen Thompson
Director Center of Science, Math, and Technology Education

10:00 AM-12:00 AM
Mount Sopris Room
“Education Panel Discussion”
Moderator:
Tim Adams

VP and Chief Learning Officer
Knowledge Factor

Dr. Barbara McCombes – Denver Research Institute
Learner Centered Education


11:00 AM
Imperial Ballroom
Tour Exhibits

Noon
Grand Ballroom
Luncheon

12:00 – 12:30
Grand Ballroom

 
TBD
Bill Sweeney
CFO City of Anaheim, CA


Sponsored by Enterasys
 


12:30 PM PM
Mt.Sopris


Bill Ritter

Keynote Introduction
Bill Ritter

Gubernatorial Candidate

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Grand Ballroom

Governor Jim Geringer

"Quality and Innovation in Education vs. Global Competitiveness – Which comes first?"
Jim Geringer
Former Governor of Wyoming 1995-2003
Director of Public Sector Strategies
Enviromental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)

Synopsis: Are policy and technology effective as catalysts in learning and economic development?

Our competitive advantage in the world will rest on the preparation and motivation we instill in our educators, youth and policy leaders.   I will discuss the implications for technology and those who manage it.

 


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Maroon Peak

Smokie Sizemore
"Can You Hear Me Now"
Smokie Sizemore
President and CEO
Smokie Sizemore and Company, Inc.

Synopsis:
Internet and intranet are the major communication modes in the 21st century office.  Replies to interoffice emails can seem to come from a stranger without relevance to its subject.  Although Verizon made the question "Can you hear me now?" popular in their ads, anyone in the workplace will say that they are not heard.  It’s no wonder that communication is one of the biggest problems in business and life. The effects of electronic communication is fertile ground for research, particularly where different generations work together.  With focus on each person and how their strengths and liabilities influence their own and co-workers communication styles, this workshop bridges the gap between what is said and heard,  creating a more profitable, productive and pleasant work environment.

You will take away how to

·        Make great teams

·        Give the right information so people "get" what you say

·        Appreciate your office diversity

·        Keep communication open

·        Give exemplary customer service


1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Grand Ballroom
 
Darryl Austin
“Sustaining SOX Compliance, Yr2 & Beyond”
Darryl Austin

Founder
Intelisoft

2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Grand Ballroom


David Mahon
“Cyber Crime, A Historic Overview and Future Trends”
David Mahon

Supervisory Special Agent
FBI Cyber Squad

3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Imperial Ballroom
Tour Exhibits

4:00 PM-4:45 PM
Grand Ballroom

Jim Lindauer

"21st Century Local Government"
Jim Lindauer

Director, Technical Services
Jefferson County Government
Synopsis: Government at all levels in the 21st Century is facing challenges on how to provide quality services to it’s customers and at the same time dealing with limited resources and budgets. Jefferson County, Colorado is in the process of addressing those issues. This presentation will discuss from a business and Information Technology perspective, some of the challenges, successes and pitfalls that local county government face today.

4:00 PM-4:45 PM
Maroon Peak
 
Sean Curley
“Building & Maintaining High Performance Teams”
Sean Curley

Sr. VP of Engineering
ExtraQuest

4:45 PM-6:00 PM
Grand Ballroom

Marc Holtzman
Executive Reception
Welcome
Marc Holtzman

Gubernatorial Candidate
Former President The University of Denver

RMIMA Scholarship Presentation

6:00 PM Conference Ends
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