Agenda

AREON 2020 Annual Conference

   

Monday, March 9, 2020
Pre-Conference

VIP Opening Night Reception

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Wyndham Front Entrance Shuttle Bus to Governor's Mansion (2 round trips)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Arkansas Governor's Mansion, Janet M. Huckabee Grand Hall VIP Opening Night Reception
Sponsored by Juniper Networks | Mist Systems
8:30 PM - 9:00 PM Governor's Mansion North Gate Shuttle Bus to Wyndham Hotel (2 round trips)

 


Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Conference Day

Wyndham Riverfront Conference Center

Wyndham Hotel Meeting Rooms Map Crop 2

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Presentation Downloads

Links to the presentations made during the breakout sessions are on the Downloads page if made available by the presenter.

 

Conference Photos

A selection of the photos taken during the conference is available online.

 

Registration & Breakfast

6:00 AM - 7:30 AM Silver City 7 Sponsor/Exhibitor Set-Up
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Foyer Registration
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Razorback West Speaker Preparation Room
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Silver City 5, 6 Breakfast
Sponsored by IK Network Solutions & Extreme Networks

Opening Session & Keynote

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM Silver City 5, 6 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Robert Nordmark, Executive Director, AREON
Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt, President, University of Arkansas System
Dr. Charles L. Welch, President, Arkansas State University System
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM Silver City 5, 6 Morning Keynote
James Deaton, Executive Director, Great Plains Network
"Embracing the Research Cyberinfrastructure Ecosystem"
Sponsored by IK Network Solutions & Extreme Networks

Break

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Silver City 7 Break

Breakout Session #1

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Locations Breakout Session #1
  Silver City 1 Track:  Technology
George Loftus, Associate Vice President, Network Services, Internet2
"Leveraging Regional And National Resources To Spark Innovation"
  Silver City 2 Track:  Innovation
Combined session with Technology Track in Silver City 1
 Gold Level Sponsor Silver City 3 Track:  Cybersecurity
Todd Thelen, Systems Engineer, Pure Storage
"Mitigating Against a Ransomware Attack"
 Platinum Level Sponsor 64x40 Silver City 4 Track:  Management
Ari Winkleman, Founder and CEO, Involvio (a Cisco Investments Portfolio Company)
"Digital/Virtual Student Involvement: the  Cornerstone of Student Retention"

Break & Sponsor Showcase

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Silver City 7 Break
  Silver City 7 Sponsor Showcase

Breakout Session #2

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Locations Breakout Session #2
 Platinum Level Sponsor 64x40 Silver City 1 Track:  Technology
Skip Bayro, Principal Consulting Engineer, Mist, a Juniper company
"How AI and Machine Learning is Solving the Unique Challenges of WiFi Networks in Education"
  Silver City 2 Track:  Innovation
Robert Nordmark, Executive Director, AREON
Henry Torres, CIO, Arkansas State University
Ken Wester, CIO, Arkansas Tech University
"Panel Discussion: University IT Response to a COVID-19 Outbreak"
  Silver City 3 Track:  Cybersecurity
RESCHEDULED TO BREAKOUT SESSION #1
  Silver City 4 Track:  Management
Dr. Veysel Erdag, CISO, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
"Strategic Leadership and Strategic Alignment: Tools to Overcome Security Management Problems Effectively"

Lunch & Keynote

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Silver City 5, 6 Lunch
Sponsored by Cisco Systems
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM Silver City 5, 6 Luncheon Keynote
Greg Schwem, Corporate Entertainer and Motivational Comic
"Work, Laugh, Repeat"
Sponsored by Cisco Systems

Break

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM Silver City 7 Break

Breakout Session #3

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Locations Breakout Session #3
 Platinum Level Sponsor 64x40 Silver City 1 Track:  Technology
Bud Klink, Sr. Systems Engineer, Extreme Networks
"The Explosive Growth of Collegiate eSports"
 Gold Level Sponsor Silver City 2 Track:  Innovation
Rajiv Shenoy, CTO, Apogee
"Dual Transformation in Higher Education"
 Gold Level Sponsor Silver City 3 Track:  Cybersecurity
Frank Leyva, Cybersecurity Engineer, Radware
"Why Going for High Score is a Good Thing"
 Gold Level Sponsor Silver City 4 Track:  Management
Brian McDow, Principal Consultant, Student, Collaborative Solutions & Jeff Rapp, Account Executive, Workday
"Enhancing Student Success through Modern Technology"

Break & Sponsor Showcase

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Silver City 7 Break
  Silver City 7 Sponsor Showcase

Breakout Session #4

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Locations Breakout Session #4
 Gold Level Sponsor Silver City 1 Track:  Technology
Zak Chalupka, Senior Engineer, Next Step Innovation
"Got IoT?  Utilizing Clearpass to Identify and Secure a Campus Full of IoT"
 Platinum Level Sponsor 64x40 Silver City 2 Track:  Innovation
JJ Jamison, Chief Technology Officer for Research and Education Markets, Juniper Networks
"Speeding Up Research Data Transfers: Four Ways to Fast, Compare and Contrast"
 Gold Level Sponsor Silver City 3 Track:  Cybersecurity
Randy Watkins, CTO, CRITICALSTART
"SOAR vs MDR- How to Determine Best Fit for Your Organization"
  Silver City 4 Track:  Management
Grant Olsen, Operational Informatics and Analytics Director & Brett Bailey, Senior Healthcare Informatics Specialist, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
"Transitioning from Ad-Hoc Requests to a Self-Service Reporting Solution"

Break

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Silver City 7 Break

Breakout Session #5

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Locations Breakout Session #5
  Silver City 1 Track:  Technology
AREON Engineering Update & Roundtable
Led by Scott Ramoly, CTO, AREON, & Bobby Clark, Sr. Network Engineer, AREON.
  Silver City 2 Track:  Innovation
Researcher Roundtable
Led by James Deaton, Executive Director, Great Plains Network
  Silver City 3 Track:  Cybersecurity
CISO Roundtable
Led by Steve Cochran, CISO, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  Silver City 4 Track:  Management
CIO Roundtable
Led by Steven Fulkerson, CIO, University of Arkansas System

 


Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Workshop Day

Cybersecurity Workshops

  • Morning:  Policy Management
  • Afternoon:  How to Implement Risk Management in Your Cybersecurity Program

(Separate registration required)

Time Location Description
  7:00 AM -   8:00 AM Silver City 3 Check-in / Breakfast (provided)
  8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Silver City 5, 6 Workshop #1 (Policy Management) Session #1
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Silver City 4 Break
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM Silver City 5, 6 Workshop #1 (Policy Management) Session #2
12:00 PM -   1:00 PM Silver City 3 Lunch (provided)
  1:00 PM -   2:45 PM Silver City 5, 6 Workshop #2 (Risk Management) Session #1
  2:45 PM -   3:00 PM Silver City 4 Break
  3:00 PM -   5:00 PM Silver City 5, 6 Workshop #2 (Risk Management)  Session #2