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2011 ECC Conference
June 12 - 14 at Marist College

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Sunday, June 12, 2011
Reception at the Marist College Historic Cornell Boathouse

5:30 PM

Early Registration


6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Welcome Reception
Technology and Science Fiction, Alan Labouseur and Jeff Bass, Marist College
Sponsored by: IT-oLogy/SCANA/BlueCross BlueShield of SC


Monday, June 13, 2011
Marist College Student Center - Third Floor

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast - Student Lounge Area
Sponsored by the Institute for Data Center Professionals at Marist College
– Student Center – 3rd Floor


9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Welcome and Opening remarks
Roger Norton, Dean, Marist College 
– Nelly Goletti Theatre


9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Keynote Speaker
Stephen Wiggins, Executive VP and CIO of BlueCross BlueShield of South CarolinaS


10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Coffee Break


10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Concurrent Sessions


IBM Academic Initiative  at Your Service (Industry)
Kathleen M. Pfeiffer and Don Resnik, IBM
– Nelly Goletti Theater



Exploration into Costs and Mitigation Strategies for Invalid Defects in Systems Development (Research)
Keith Mort, Marist College
– Room 348



Management and Operational Aspects of Enterprise Computing (Industry)
Daniel Squillace, SAS Institute Inc.
– Room 349



Data Security - Corporate Struggles (Industry)
Peter Gallinari, OpenSky Corp.


11:10 AM - 11:40 PM

Concurrent Sessions


WIKI: A Systems Programming Productivity Tool Grand Prize Winner SHARE 2011 Academic Award for Excellence
Regina Robbins and John Noel, SAS Institute Inc.
– Nelly Goletti Theater




Journey to the Cloud - Economics of Cloud Computing (Industry)
Florence Huban Suraci, CISCO Systems Inc.



Look Under the Covers of the zEnterprise (Industry)
Timothy Slegel, IBM
– Room 349




Enterprise Computing is Helping Grow our Future Chief Technology Officers (Industry)
Chris Algozzine and Ken Muckenhaupt, IBM

– Room PAR



11:40 PM - 12:50 PM

Sponsored Lunch: Cabaret 
Sponsored by NewEra Software




1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Keynote Speaker
Dr. David Ferrucci, IBM Fellow and Lead Researcher The Watson Jeopardy! Project
 Nelly Goletti Theater



2:20 PM - 2:50 PM

Concurrent Sessions


Smarter Enterprise Computing (Industry)
Greg Lotko, Business Line Executive of the System z Division for IBM Systems & Technology
– Nelly Goletti theater




ERP Course and Progressive Manufacturing Award (PM100) (Curriculum)
Jill O Sullivan, SUNY Farmingdale
– Room  349



Mining Sakai to Measure Student Performance: Opportunities and Challenges in Academic Analytics (Curriculum)
Eitel Lauria, Marist College
– Room 349




Tough Choices or Tough Times: Developing Competitive Advantage by Exploiting the Changing Career Dynamics in the IT Industry (Curriculum)
Dr. Bryant C. Mitchell, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
– Room PAR



2:50 PM - 3:20 PM

Coffee Break and Technology Showcase



3:20 PM - 3:50 PM

Concurrent Sessions


Enterprise Level Application Modernization Successes (Industry)
Doug Warner, SCANA Corporation
– Room Nelly Goletti Theater



Master the Mainframe Contest& Past, Present and Future (Industry)
Paul Newton, IBM
– Room 348




The Mainframe Environment: An Awesome Place to Work (Industry)
Michael Myers and Lindsay Edwards, Mentor Services Corp.
– Room 349




Marist College's ERP System: From PLUS to Banner (Industry)
Christina Buechel, Marist College
– Room PAR



4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Industry Panel Discussion: Current Industry Trends and Skills Requirements


Lindsay Edwards, Mentor Services Corp.
Heather Czech, SAP
Lonnie Emard, IT-oLogy 
Peter Enrico, Enterprise Performance Strategies, Inc.
Scott Fagen, CA Technologies
Don Resnik, IBM
Joseph Sinnott, Verizon
Joseph Verderame, Morgan Stanley
Moderator: Angelo Corridori, Marist College




Enterprise Computing - Hands On! (ECHO!)
Angelo Corridori, Marist College
– Nelly Goletti Theater



6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

Dinner Reception on Hancock Saland Plaza
Sponsored by IBM Corporation



Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Marist College Student Center - Third Floor

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast - Cabaret
Sponsored by: The Institute for Data Center Professionals


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Keynote Speaker
Deputy Commissioner James Onalfo, CIO of NYPD The NYPD Real Time Crime Center
– Nelly Goletti Theatre



10:20 AM - 10:50 AM

Concurrent Sessions


Linux on the Mainframe, When it Makes Sense (Cents) (Industry)
Len Diegel, Velocity Software, Inc.
– Nelly Goletti Theatre




Enterprise Networks for Low Latency, High Frequency Financial Trading (Research)
Casimer DeCusatis, IBM
– Room 348




On the Issue of Managing 100,000 Servers Daily (Research)
Uriel Carrasquilla, National Council on Compensation Insurance
– Room 349




A Survey of Mainframe Operating Systems  Similarities and Differences (Curriculum)
Mike Myers, Mentor Services Corp.
– Room PAR


10:50 AM - 11:05 AM

Coffee Break

11:05 AM - 11:50 AM

Curriculum Panel Discussion  Computing Education in the 21st Century


Adopting Agile for Enterprise Software

Roger Norton, Ben Carle, Anne Matheus, and Eitel Lauria, Marist College; 
Chu Jong, Illinois State University;
Cameron Seay , North Carolina A & T State University;
and Suk-Chung Yoon, Widener University
Moderator: Roger Norton, Marist College
– Nelly Goletti Theater




12:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions
An Industry Partnership Curriculum Development Model Introduction to Enterprise System Testing Class It Can Work for You Too! (Curriculum)
Richard Prewitt, IBM, and John M. Thompson, Mobile Collaborative Education Consulting
– Nelly Goletti Theater



Business Intelligence IBM Cognos on z/Linux (Industry)
Timothy Ondrey, Marist College
– Room 348



Optimizing Guest System's Performance in a VM Environment (Research)
Niranjan Sharma, Illinois State University
– Room 349



Virtualization in Linux a Key Component for Cloud Computing (Research)
Aparicio Carranza and Harrison Carranza, New York City College of Technology, The City University of New York




12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Sponsored Lunch: Cabaret 
Sponsored by Chicago-Soft, Ltd.


1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Industry Enterprise Innovation - 360
Bill Thirsk, VP and CIO Marist College; and Brian Gormanly, Marist College
– Nelly Goletti Theatre



Career Paths in Enterprise Systems Testing (Industry)
Michael Browne, IBM
– Room 348




Capacity Improvement of WiMAX Networks by Dynamic Allocation of Subframes (Research)
Syed Rashid Zaidi, New York City College of Technology, The City University of New York
– Room 349




Exploiting zOS: A look into zOS, its coupling facility, DB2 data sharing, and oh.., did we mention it's all running on a laptop?
Sean Goldsmith, Marist College and Doug Trimboli, IBM
– Room PAR



2:10 PM - 2:40 PM

Concurrent Sessions

The Future is Now - Next Generation Mainframe Management (Industry)
Scott Fagen, CA Technologies
– Nelly Goletti Theatre



Closing the IT Skills Gap: 2011 SHARE Survey for Guiding University and College IT Agenda (Industry)
Harry Williams, Marist College, representing SHARE
– Room 348




Red Hat Enterprise Linux on IBM System z Mainframe (Industry)
Brad Hinson, Red Hat
– Room 349




Effects of Cloud Computing on Vendors' Data Center Network Component Design (Research)
Carolyn Sher- DeCusatis, Pace University
– Room PAR



2:40 PM - 3:10 PM

Coffee Break and Technology Showcase



3:10 PM - 4:00 PM

Student/Recent Graduate Panel
Anthony Cocuzza and Brian Smith, IBM ;
John Noel and Regina Robbins, SAS Institute Inc.;
Niranjan Sharma and Birendra KC, Illinois State University; 
Lakhbir Singh, Widener University
Moderator: Alan Labouseur, Marist College



4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Closing Session
– Nelly Goletti Theatre



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