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2021 ECC Conference
June 13 - 15 Hosted on a
Virtual Platform

Arnie Leap,

Chris McCann,

Abi Sachdeva,

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.

Jarrod Ramsey

Industry Practice Lead,


Dr. Kush R. Varshney

Distinguished Research Staff Member & Manager,

IBM Research

Donna Dillenberger

IBM Fellow,

CTO Hybrid Cloud Systems Research

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Congratulations to our ECC Conference Presentation Award Winners.  For a full list of award winners click HERE.

The 13th annual Enterprise Computing Community Conference was hosted by Marist College with collaboration and support from our esteemed academic and industry partners and sponsors. The conference was held from Sunday, June 13th, 2021 to Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 on a virtual platform with synchronous and asynchronous activities.  


Conference Theme

Conference Themes

  • Artificial Intelligence/Deep Learning/Automation

Our interest this year is looking into both the implementation of systems, successes and failures, as well as ethical issues surrounding these topics.

  • Cloud Computing

Our interest in this topic is also on the practical side. What are companies doing with respect to their cloud infrastructures?  Are companies using public clouds, private clouds, or a hybrid of the two?  We're interested in hearing about the strategies behind these decisions, as well as successes and failures.




  • Presentation Awards for 1st & 2nd place in three catagories 

  • Welcome video from Conference Committee

  • Keynote presentations on Conference themes

  • Invited speaker presentations

  • Monday Evening Networking Event, a Virtual Wine Tasting

  • Birds of a Feather Networking Sessions

  • Seminars on the latest enterprise technologies

  • Educational tracks for researchers, educators and students

  • Panel discussions

  • Sponsors' Rooms

Sample Topics

Sample Topics


  • Open Mainframe Project
  • The Future of Computing
  • Cognitive Dynamic Software Defined Enterprise


  • Advances in Higher Capacity in Fiber Optic Communication
  • Securing Commercial Blockchain Networks
  • IBM Design Thinking- Transforming z Systems


  • Enterprise Computing Topics and their Integration into an Established Information Technology Program
  • IBM Z Academic Initiative Update
  • zD&T: Learning with a Personal Mainframe
  • Online Enterprise Systems Classes for Matriculating Students


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