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Harper Reed HeadshotKeynote Speaker - Harper Reed

Harper Reed is a hacker/engineer who builds paradigm-shifting technology and leads others to do the same. Harper loves using the enormity of the Internet to bring people together, whether as CTO of Obama for America, CTO at Threadless.com, or on his own projects. Harper and his team created Dashboard, a site that connects volunteer teams and acts as an online component of the field office.
Learn more at harperreed.com.

 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

8:00 – 9:00AM - Gallery Foyer, 4th Floor

REGISTRATION/CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Sponsored by Cisco

9:00 – 10:30AM - Gallery Ballroom, 4th Floor

live stream video available

WELCOME AND OPENING PLENARY
Welcome: H. Carl McCall – Chairman, SUNY Board of Trustees
Introductory Remarks: Nancy Zimpher – Chancellor, The State University of New York (SUNY)
Keynote Address: Harper Reed - Former CTO, Obama for America

Session Chair: Jason Lane – State University of New York (SUNY)

10:45 – 12:00PM - West Ballroom and Studios, 2nd Floor


CONCURRENT BREAKOUTS:

  1. Improving the Student Experience: Focusing on Learning Outcomes
     
    Phil Regier - Arizona State University Online,
    Timothy Renick - Georgia State
    Ellen Wagner - WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies
    Clare van den Blink - Cornell University
    Moderator: Juliette Price - State University of New York (SUNY)
  2. Enhancing the Research Enterprise: Utilizing Big Data in Research
     
    Matthew Jockers - University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Thomas Furlani - University at Buffalo (SUNY)
    Dean Krafft - VIVO
    Richard Janikowski – Strategic City Solutions
    Moderator: Ken O'Brien - State University of New York (SUNY)
  3. Using Big Data to: Maximize Public Value Through Community Partnerships
     
    Lead Panelist: Meghan Cook - Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany (SUNY)
    Maria Gotsch - Partnership Fund for New York City
    Irving Wladawsky-Berger – Citigroup, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, SUNY Levin Institute Senior Fellow
  4. Getting the Job Done: Lessons Learned From Big Data
     
    Vivian Riefberg - McKinsey & Company
    R.G. Conlee - Xerox
    Emily Coleman - Lancome/L’Oreal
    Brian Ford - Cisco
    Moderator: Johanna Duncan Poitier - State University of New York (SUNY)

12:00 – 1:45PM - Gallery Ballroom, 4th Floor

live stream video available

LUNCHEON PLENARY
Data Scientist: the Sexiest Job of the 21st Century
Sponsored by EMC/Content Archiving Solutions
 
Harper Reed – Former CTO Obama for America
Vivek Wadwha - Singularity University
Michael Rappa - North Carolina State University
Shirley Malcom - American Association for the Advancement of Science
Moderator: Scott Jaschik - Inside Higher Ed

2:00 – 3:15PM - West Ballroom and Studios, 2nd Floor

CONCURRENT BREAKOUTS:

  1. Improving the Student Experience: How Big Data Can Influence Student Affairs to Spur Student Engagement
     
    Lead Panelist: Linda Baer - i4Solutions
    Lisa Foss - St. Cloud State University
    Fred Fonseca - Penn State University
    Steve Gallo - University at Buffalo (SUNY)
    Gregory Fulkerson - College at Oneonta (SUNY)
  2. Enhancing the Research Enterprise: Research on Big Data
     
    Elizabeth Bruce - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Gali Halevi – Elsevier
    Michael Bender – Stony Brook University (SUNY)
    Moderator: Timothy Killeen - Research Foundation for SUNY
  3. Using Big Data to: Advance University Infrastructure
     
    John Cheslock - Pennsylvania State University
    Mitch Leventhal - SUNY
    Jennifer Foutty - Kuali
    Rebecca Martin - NASH
    Moderator: Kevin Kinser- University at Albany (SUNY)
  4. Getting the Job Done: How Big Data is Changing the Face of Remediation and College Readiness
     
    David Coleman - The College Board
    Bernadine Fong - Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
    Peter Crosta - Teachers College Columbia University
    Moderator: Jay Quaintance - State University of New York (SUNY)
3:45 – 5:00PM - Gallery Ballroom, 4th Floor


live stream video available

AFTERNOON PLENARY
Tapping Big Data to Strengthen the Education Pipeline
 
Jeff Edmondson – STRIVE National Network
Daniel Greenstein – Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
David Kuntz – Knewton
Rebecca Petersen - edX
Moderator: Amy Scott – Marketplace

6:00 – 8:00PM - The New York Academy of Sciences

CONFERENCE RECEPTION

 


 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

8:00 – 9:00AM - Gallery Foyer, 4th Floor

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST/BOOK SIGNING
SUNY Critical Issues, Volume 2
Higher Education Systems 3.0: Harnessing Systemness, Delivering Performance

9:00 – 10:30AM - Gallery Ballroom, 4th Floor

live stream video available

MORNING PLENARY
The Cautionary Side of Big Data
 
Rebecca Costa – The Costa Group
Michael Chui – McKinsey & Company
Steve Hirdt - Elias Sports Bureau
Anthony Belfiore – JP Morgan Chase and Company
Moderator: Elizabeth Bringsjord - State University of New York (SUNY)

10:45 – 12:00PM - West Ballroom and Studios, 4th Floor

CONCURRENT BREAKOUTS:

  1. Improving the Student Experience: Big Data’s Impact on Admissions/Recruitment
     
    Lead Panelist: Jay Goff - St. Louis University
    Chis Shaffer - Shawnee State University
    Rajika Bhandari - Institute of International Education
    Ben Wildavsky - Rockefeller Institute of Government (SUNY)
  2. Enhancing the Research Enterprise: Big Data in Entrepreneurial Endeavors
     
    Lead Panelist: Vivek Wadwha - Singularity University
    Lee Fisher - CEOs for Cities
    Thomas Moebus - SUNY Levin Institute
    J.R. Robles – Empire State College (SUNY)
  3. Using Big Data to: Shape Academic Planning and Strategy - What Big Data Tells us about Tomorrow’s Workforce and How to Match the Future Need
     
    Sean Gallagher - Northeastern University
    Tristan Denley - Tennessee Board of Regents
    Lisa Montiel – State University of New York (SUNY)
    Brian Prescott - Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
    Moderator: Jim Malatras - State University of New York (SUNY)
  4. Getting the Job Done: How Big Data is Driving Workforce and Economic Development
     
    Lead Panelist: Richard Rodts - IBM
    Hao Wang - SUNY
    Naveen Sharma - Xerox
    John Jahnke - Pivotal
12:30 – 2:00PM - Gallery Ballroom, 4th Floor


live stream video available

CLOSING PLENARY/ LUNCHEON
Big Data: A Knowledge Revolution
How will Big Data transform higher education?
Sponsored by McGraw Hill Education

 
Katharine Frase - IBM
Alfred Spector – Google
Dr. Ulrik Christensen - Area9
Francisco Cigarroa – University of Texas System

Moderator: Jason Lane - State University of New York (SUNY)

2:30PM


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