New Directions in IT Education is a FREE THREE DAY CONFERENCE including hotel, meals and conference sessions that will offer IT Faculty and Industry Professionals an opportunity to cultivate understanding between industry and education in the areas of Agile/Dev Ops, Data Analytics and Cyber Security. In-depth looks as it relates Minnesota’s current strengths and future opportunities in technology and the future of education will be highlighted.
This event attracts 100 + technology faculty and industry leaders for 2 full days of networking, collaboration and cutting-edge insights.
Faculty Funding Requests
MN State IT COE will again have funds available for faculty to proposal summer work. Ideas: Curriculum enhancements, Career Readiness, Data Bootcamp (student learning), additional student learning events or trainings, industry connection training...be creative!
You will need to complete the attached form AND have your Dean and Business Office approval PRIOR to submission for fund request! Please download both files in the Additional Files area.
Sr. Principal Program Manager; Agile Coach; Scrum Master; previous Director Development at Veritas
Veritas Technologies, LLC
An experienced leader of high tech software development teams. Knowledgeable in all aspects of Enterprise Software development and delivery, agile methodologies, coaching, and collaborative leadership. Passionate drive for continual improvement, building productive engaged teams, and taking on new product architectures and functional areas. Committed to diversity with a focus on mentoring and supporting Women in Technology and encouraging girls to embrace STEM areas of study.
Senior Analytical Training Consultant
SAS Global Academic Program
James Harroun holds a Master of Science degree in Information Science and Bioinformatics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His interests include data integration, the validation and curation of big data, and aligning organizations’ data structures with analytical and reporting needs. Harroun has worked in data management and analytics for more than 20 years as a database modeler, ETL programmer, data analyst, data integration specialist, and certified SAS programmer for private businesses and higher education institutions. In his current role, he assists higher education institutions in the effective use of SAS
Manager of Analytics, SAS
A.I. Look at Today and Tomorrow
Joe Indelicato, a leader in in emerging technologies at SAS, will give an exciting look into the possibilities in, and practical uses of, Artificial Intelligence in Industry today. We will look how to get started today, using technology that can help change your tomorrow. BIO An Analytics and Machine Learning Leader with the SAS Institute in the US EMBU Practice, Joe Indelicato is skilled in predictive analytics and data mining, specializing in intelligent systems and machine learning. Joe brings with him experience as a former Head of Research and Development at a leading company in the high tech industry, and the former Lead of Advanced Analytics at a company in the oil and gas industry. Prior to those roles, he conceptualized and led the development of Artificial Intelligence for play calling and player evaluations for a NFL football team. Joe has spoken extensively on the capabilities of predictive analytics and Artificial Intelligence and its impact on industry. Joe has experience as a data research analyst, data architect, predictive analytics engineer, AI specialist and software architect. Joe’s background includes experience in many data-related technologies, including: RDBMS, OLAP/multidimensional databases, BI tools, predictive analytics, statistical analysis and artificial intelligence. He is a graduate of the University of Houston’s school of Computer Sciences
CEO, Serial Entrepreneur, Executive, Terre Verde
Cyber Security Expert, Consultant
ASU Advisory Board | CEV Acquisitions | Jefferson Wells | Authoriszor | BULL
Edward is an Information Technology Executive with over 25 years of diverse management and technical experience with a core focus on information security. He has led and managed large, worldwide integration teams in the deployment of security programs and distributed, complex technology solutions for organizations around the world. Ed has leveraged his expertise in identifying technology risks and vulnerabilities, his work with a wide variety of enterprise-level solutions, and experience as a successful entrepreneur and executive to bridge operational and technical needs of clients. As the CEO of Terra Verde Ed has utilized these skills and experiences to help build a company that designs, develops and delivers efficient, state of the art cybersecurity, risk and compliance services and managed security solutions that provide immediate value to a client’s business.