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2012 Merit Member Conference Agenda Information

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  2012 MMC Links
  • Photo Archive

  • Sponsors

  • Attendee List

  • Program Committee



Wednesday, May 23
Time: Room: Topic: Presenter: Presentation
8:00 - 5:00 p.m. Atrium Registration    
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Ballroom Breakfast    
  Salon I Newcomer's breakfast    
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Ballroom After the End of the Beginning Brad Wheeler, Indiana University PDF Document - After the End of the Beginning  
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.   Transition    
10:15 - 11:05 a.m. Auditorium 1 Wireless Wars: The Battle for Spectrum and You Patrick Gossman, Wayne State University PDF Document - Wireless Wars: The Battle for Spectrum and You  
  Auditorium 2 Reaching for the Clouds: Challenges for K12 Institutions Doug Murphy and Robin Cook, Bath Community Schools PDF Document - Reaching for the Clouds: Challenges for K12 Institutions  
  Conference C Data Centers: Case Studies in Building and Moving Steven Tharp and Pete Hoffswell, Davenport University; Dick Boyd, University of Michigan PDF Document - Data Centers: Case Studies in Building and Moving   PDF Document - Data Centers: Case Studies in Building and Moving  
  Conference D What's new with Merit Services (Merit Services Track Presentation) Nicole Trinka, Merit Network; Angela DiMiceli Bawcum, Lawrence Technological University PDF Document - What's new with Merit Services (Merit Services Track Presentation)  
  Conference E Desktop Virtualization and Cost Modeling (Featured Sponsor Presentation) Brandon Sanders, Data Strategy, Inc. PDF Document - Desktop Virtualization and Cost Modeling (Featured Sponsor Presentation)  
11:05 - 11:30 a.m.   Break    
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Auditorium 1 Internet2's Innovation Platform Linda Roos, Internet2 PDF Document - Internet2's Innovation Platform  
  Auditorium 2 Disintegrating the Integrated Library System Eli Neiburger, Ann Arbor District Library  
  Conference C Mobility: For the Students by the Students Viola Sprague, Kettering University Presentation File Web Site for Mobility: For the Students by the Students  
  Conference D Virtual Desktops for Library Public Computing Centers (Merit Services Track Presentation) Jim Moran, Merit Network; Travis Bussler, Chippewa River District Library  
  Conference E A Primer on Object Storage, Cloud Storage, and High Capacity File Systems (Featured Sponsor Presentation) Chris Robertson, Cambridge Computer PDF Document - A Primer on Object Storage, Cloud Storage, and High Capacity File Systems (Featured Sponsor Presentation)  
12:20 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. Ballroom Lunch    
1:10 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Ballroom Welcome from the Merit Advisory Council Travis Bussler, Chippewa River District Library  
1:20 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Ballroom New Developments from Merit Donald J. Welch, Merit Network PDF Document - New Developments from Merit  
1:45 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. Ballroom ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO DELETE YOUR HERITAGE? (Y/N) Jason Scott, TEXTFILES.COM and Archive Team PDF Document - ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO DELETE YOUR HERITAGE? (Y/N)  
2:40 - 2:55 p.m.   Transition    
2:55 - 3:45 p.m. Auditorium 1 Making an Impact! Collaboration Through Technology Leads to Economic Development Carol Souchock, Adrian Public Library; Catherine Abad, Michigan Small Business Technology & Development Center, South Central Michigan Works; Ashley Hutchinson, TC3NET; Tim Robinson, Lenawee Economic Development Center; Jack Townsley, South Central Michigan Works PDF Document - Making an Impact! Collaboration Through Technology Leads to Economic Development  
  Auditorium 2 Desktop Virtualization in Higher Education: Increasing Flexibility on the Modern Campus Ryan Henyard, University of Michigan PDF Document - Desktop Virtualization in Higher Education: Increasing Flexibility on the Modern Campus  
  Conference C Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) Migration: Decisions and Steps Toward a Major Change Jim Cook, Ferris State University; Frank Drewes, Oxford Computer Group PDF Document - Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) Migration: Decisions and Steps Toward a Major Change  
  Conference D The Merit of Hosted PBX: MeritVoice at Jackson District Library (Merit Services Track Presentation) Jim Moran, Merit Network; Gary Ameye, TelNet Worldwide; Kathy Schoening, Jackson District Library PDF Document - The Merit of Hosted PBX: MeritVoice at Jackson District Library (Merit Services Track Presentation)  
  Conference E The Expansion of 21st Century Learning Environments with BYOD (Featured Sponsor Presentation) Dave Mexicotte, Cisco  
3:45 - 4:10 p.m.   Break    
4:10 - 5:00 p.m. Auditorium 1 Implementing IPv6: Not as Hard as it Looks Pete Hoffswell, Davenport University Presentation File Web Site for Implementing IPv6: Not as Hard as it Looks  
  Auditorium 2 Disruptive Innovation: Online Learning, Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) and One-to-One Devices...Are Your Systems Ready for This? Fred Sharpsteen, Unionville-Sebewaing Area Sebewaing Area Schools Presentation File Web Site for Disruptive Innovation: Online Learning, Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) and One-to-One Devices...Are Your Systems Ready for This?  
  Conference C The Adventures of VDI in Student Computer Labs: A Case Study Scott Arnst and Adam Robinson, University of Michigan-Flint PDF Document - The Adventures of VDI in Student Computer Labs: A Case Study  
  Conference D Accelerating Lift-Off to the Cloud: Benefits of Virtualization Professional Services (Merit Services Track Presentation) Mary Shindell, Merit Network; Troy Wissink, Saline Area Schools PDF Document - Accelerating Lift-Off to the Cloud: Benefits of Virtualization Professional Services (Merit Services Track Presentation)   PDF Document - Accelerating Lift-Off to the Cloud: Benefits of Virtualization Professional Services (Merit Services Track Presentation)  
  Conference E Connecting Data Centers over Optical Networks: Possible Security Threats! (Featured Sponsor Presentation) Todd Bundy, ADVA Optical Networking  
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Marquis Reception    
Thursday, May 24
Time: Room: Topic: Presenter: Presentation
8:00 - 1:00 p.m. Atrium Registration    
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Ballroom Breakfast    
  Auditorium 2 REACH-3MC update breakfast    
9:00 - 9:55 a.m. Ballroom Network Virtualization Changes Everything Glenn Ricart, US Ignite PDF Document - Network Virtualization Changes Everything  
9:55 - 10:05 a.m.   Transition    
10:05 - 10:50 a.m. Auditorium 1 Successful Interagency Collaboration Techniques Dan Rainey, City of Ann Arbor; Andy Brush, Washtenaw County; Jan Hallberg, Ann Arbor Transportation Authority PDF Document - Successful Interagency Collaboration Techniques  
  Auditorium 2 Collaboration Instead of Competition: Developing and Implementing an Institution-Wide Mobile Strategy Daren Hubbard, Wayne State University PDF Document - Collaboration Instead of Competition: Developing and Implementing an Institution-Wide Mobile Strategy  
  Conference C Implementing Enterprise Disk Arrays Using Open Source Software Marc Smith, Mott Community College PDF Document - Implementing Enterprise Disk Arrays Using Open Source Software  
  Conference D The Hybrid Cloud and Merit VirtualDataCenters (Merit Services Track Presentation) Jim Moran, Merit Network; Brandon Sanders, Data Strategy, Inc.  
  Conference E 100G Ethernet on Your Campus (Featured Sponsor Presentation) Matthew Albers, Juniper Networks PDF Document - 100G Ethernet on Your Campus (Featured Sponsor Presentation)  
10:50 - 11:15 a.m.   Break    
11:15 - 12:00 p.m. Auditorium 1 Downloadable Media: A Practical Look at the Industry Angie Michelini, The Library Network; Kathy Petlewski, Plymouth District Library PDF Document - Downloadable Media: A Practical Look at the Industry  
  Auditorium 2 Collapsing the Core: Virtual Networking Virtually Takes Over a Campus Doug Nelson and Jeffrey Goeke-Smith, Michigan State University PDF Document - Collapsing the Core: Virtual Networking Virtually Takes Over a Campus  
  Conference C Virtual Desktops: What Are the Real Costs? Randy Schapel, Mott Community College  
  Conference D MeritMail Collaboration Suite: Member Case Studies and Service Road Map (Merit Services Track Presentation) Leslie Williamson, Merit Network; David Bowers, Cleary University; Ryan Fetter, Zimbra; Mark Grunder, Alpena Community College PDF Document - MeritMail Collaboration Suite: Member Case Studies and Service Road Map (Merit Services Track Presentation)  
  Conference E Application Chaos: What's Really Happening on Educational Networks (Featured Sponsor Presentation) Matt Keil, Palo Alto Networks  
12:00 - 12:15 p.m.   Transition    
12:15 - 1:00 p.m. Auditorium 1 Mission Impossible? Centralizing Desktop Support in a Sprawling, Decentralized Environment Joseph Sawasky and Melissa Crabtree, Wayne State University PDF Document - Mission Impossible? Centralizing Desktop Support in a Sprawling, Decentralized Environment  
  Auditorium 2 Lecture Capture and Simulation Recording: A Case Study in Selection, Implementation and User Benefits Jane Boyden, Jackson Community College PDF Document - Lecture Capture and Simulation Recording: A Case Study in Selection, Implementation and User Benefits  
  Conference C Hands-on: Build-a-VirtualDataCenter at Merit (Merit Services Track Presentation) Jim Moran and Will Turner, Merit Network  
  Conference D Welcome to the Merit Support Center (Merit Services Track Presentation) Riva Milliken, Merit Network PDF Document - Welcome to the Merit Support Center (Merit Services Track Presentation)  
  Conference E Cloud Enablement Strategies for Government, Education, and Healthcare Organizations (Featured Sponsor Presentation) Willie Reed, EMC  
1:00 - 1:40 p.m. Ballroom Lunch    
1:40 p.m. Ballroom Merit Awards Presentation Donald J. Welch, Merit Network  
1:55 p.m. Ballroom Merit's Community: The Year Ahead Donald J. Welch, Merit Network  

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