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Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00

Room 1 - Predict and Prevent Security Threats Before They Happen

Austin Bates (Cisco) | Chris Frost (Cisco) | Fred Ibrahimsha (CompuCom)

Learn why nothing kills attacks earlier than DNS-layer network security. Gain protection both before and after an attack by predicting threats before they happen and preventing threats before they reach you.


Room 2 - Hewlett Packard Enterprise Hyper Converged Solutions for Education

Steve Shaw (Compugen) | Zachary Dickson (Compugen)

Learn about what hyper-convergence can do for you! Deploy VMs in just 5 clicks, update hardware & firmware in just 3 clicks and simplify IT operations to reduce costs and enable faster response to your business needs.


Room 3 - Everything's Faster on Flash

Melanie Stevens (Pure Storage)

Pure Storage has taken the market by storm, showing that spinning disk (a 30 year old technology) is holding organizations back from delivering fast and efficient services to the public. Government organizations around the world are learning that all flash technology can be transformational in helping them deliver private sector experiences to constituents. Flash technology is not only affordable but simple to manage, freeing up resources to have a greater impact, the core mission of the agency. Join this session to learn how municipalities like yours are leveraging flash technology and reducing storage costs at the same time.


Room 4 - How the Workplace of the Future Can Enable Innovative Learning Environments

Tom Hibbs (Polycom)

The most innovative learning environments today provide faculty and students the ability to be located anywhere, use any device, and use multiple modalities for delivering and accessing content in a teaching and learning environment. High definition video, lecture capture, live streaming visual collaboration capabilities will enable you to provide borderless education where you can multiply your impact, extend your reach and improve your student's access to knowledge and expertise. Join Polycom as they share insights into how you can deliver the classroom of the future now with collaboration technology solutions.


Room 5 - VR's Place in Higher Education (Oculus Rift)

Christopher Wilms (Loyalist College) | Liam Edwards (Loyalist College)

This session will demonstrate how Loyalist College is creating and implementing a real-time virtual learning environment for one of its Skilled Trades programs using the Oculus Rift. It will discuss the technical and logistical aspects of the project as well as the project's overarching goals. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the potential for this emerging technology as well as enjoying the opportunity for a hands on demonstration so they can experience it for themselves.



Nilesh Mistry (Seneca College) | Andrew Wiebe (Seneca College) | Joanna Tomon (Seneca College)

A proven approach for easy upkeep of your PeopleSoft investment. 


Room 7 - CIO Roundtable

John Levay (Niagara College) | Fred Schumacher (Cambrian College) | Radha Krishnan (Seneca College) | Paul Ruppert (George Brown College) | Roger Fitch (Fleming College)

CIOs will answer prearranged questions and then take questions from the audience.