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Best Advertising Management Platform

Pravin Kumar, Senior Director, Marketing Solutions, Microsoft Corp
Pravin has been in the business of developing and delivering enterprise software systems for over 25 years. He has been called on by leading VCs to help their companies with product strategy. He also speaks and writes about product development. He started off as a developer and progressed to leadership roles in Software Development, Product Management, Product Marketing, and Product Strategy. He has delivered a variety of successful SaaS-based products including systems in Digital Advertising, CRM, Procurement, Supply Chain, as well as a Services marketplace. He also delivered traditional on-premise systems that include, an integration platform, and an online documentation delivery system. He has worked at both start-ups such as Ketera & CrossWorlds and at large companies such as Microsoft, Manugistics, SAP, Sun, and Yahoo.
Norm Pensky, VP Sales, SmartAction
Norm Pensky, Vice President of Sales Norm has successfully led sales expansion at a variety of companies in his more than 30 year career, most recently as VP of Sales at SmartAction, a company that developed Artificial Intelligence for Call automation . Norm was VP of Sales focusing on Saas based Applicant Tracking Systems at both JobFlash and Talent Technolgy. He was GM & EVP of Sales at Workshare Inc., a UK-based company that is the leading content security software provider serving the Top 100 Legal firms.Prior to Workshare,Norm was the VP of Sales and Marketing at Intraware, where he built a team that grew sales from $0 to $122 million to set the stage for the company's IPO. Norm held senior sales management positions in the direct marketing division at Oracle working directly for Tom Siebel and Marc Benioff during the initial stages of the CRM expansion. And at Macromedia with OEM, Field Sales and International Sales Director responsibilities. Earlier in his career, he started and operated a telephone call center from start-up to over 200 people. At that time he was one of the founding members and President of the American Teleservices Assoc.

Best Business Directory

Andre Gilbert, Consultant, AGCB Consultation
MBA in hand from the Executive program of the Concordia University in Canada(2000), Andre Gilbert manages IT corporations since 1987. In the last decade, Mr. Gilbert has led the destiny of Orion Software Inc, a mid-sized technology corporation that he founded, and that he successfully brought on the international markets. Orion Software offered specialized management software for rental corporations. • More than 1000 customers, in 32 countries, and three languages (English, French, Spanish) • One of the world leader of their niche for new implementations since 2007 • Received eight International awards His expertise in business development allowed him to bring the first corporation he founded, Gestion Infogila Ltd, within the best resellers of renowned accounting software suites Fortune 1000 in Quebec, and Accpac in Canada, in the 1990s. Andre is also experienced in corporate governance, and implicates himself in his community: • Vice-president of the Board of the Quebec Technology Association (2005-2009) • Vice-president of the Board of Directors of Moisson Montreal (Largest Canadian Food Bank)(2001-2007) • Offered conferences at international Universities • Mentors younger entrepreneur & advisory boards You can find more by typing “andre gilbert orion software” on Google And on LinkedIn at http://ca.linkedin.com/in/andregilbert
Gayle Kosokowsky, VP Sales and Marketing, FDR Forensic Data Recovery Inc.
I have been a sales professional selling in the software and information business for over 14 years. Educated with a Masters degree in Library and Information Science I understand the information and software needs of professionals across many industries.

Best Business Information Solution

Amy Affelt, Director of Database Research, Compass Lexecon
Amy Affelt is the Director of Database Research at Compass Lexecon, one of the world's most prominent economic consulting firms. She has over fifteen years of experience in analyzing complex research issues through the use of proprietary, fee-based databases for citation in litigation. She is a professionally published author and speaker on topics of interest to the information industry, such as adding value to information, evaluating information integrity and quality, and marketing of information services. She was profiled in OCLC's NextSpace magazine and was named a 2007 Thomson Scientific Infostar for her creativity, innovation, and ability to anticipate research needs and customize information to fit those needs. Amy graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a B. A. in history and she has a Masters degree in library science from Dominican University.
Scott Attenborough, Technology Consultant, Self Employed
Scott Attenborough is an experienced leader with 20 years of experience developing, supporting and evangelizing online information products. At LexisNexis Scott was responsible for developing best in class business, financial and current awareness information products for the legal and business information markets. He is currently performing technology research and business development consultative services for customers in the health care, education, company information and internet security business.
Mitchell Cipriano, Principal, Demand By Design, Inc.
Mitch brings deep executive level experience with various industry leading companies, with particular success in developing emerging technologies into mature products and services to his current role at Demand by Design.Prior to Demand by Design, Mitch was the vice president of worldwide marketing for NetEnrich. While at NetEnrich, Mitch led the launch of packaged cloud-based managed services through the channel. The program lead to relationships with major distribution partners like Ingram Micro and Arrow in addition to hundreds of VAR partners serving literally thousands of businesses.Before NetEnrich, Mitch served as vice president of marketing at OpSource, where he successfully launched Optimal OnDemand, the industry’s first Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery platform, and SaaSTrak, which became the OpSource Cloud.In prior positions at Connectix, Maxoptix, Novell and Acer, Mitch was responsible for significantly increasing sales by developing strategies for new product lines and opening new market segments by leveraging innovative promotions, reseller and channel programs.
Guy Crossley, COO, BLR, Inc.
Guy Crossley is the COO of BLR. In that role, he oversees web development, IT, event logistics, operations, art and design. Previously, Guy was the chief executive officer and group publisher of Institutional Investor News, a publisher of financial services databases and newsletters. Before that he was the senior vice president and general manager of the list and media services divisions for MSGi Direct, providing direct-response list management and brokerage services, media planning and buying, and magazine advertising sales. Prior to that, Guy served as the vice president of marketing for Oxmoor House (a subsidiary of Time Warner, Inc.), a consumer publishing imprint and direct-response marketer. Guy received his BBS in Finance from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Board affiliations include: SIPA (Specialized Information Publishers Association), Brentwood Cool Springs Chamber of Commerce (Chair 2011), Maryland Farms YMCA (Vice-Chair 2012)
Alex Feng, Director, Strategic Research, the dd+p group
Chair, Pharmaceutical & Health Technology Division of SLA Executive Board, SLA-PHT
Barbie Keiser, President, Barbie E. Keiser, inc.
Barbie Keiser is an information resources management consultant located in the metro-Washington, D.C. area. For the past thirty years, Ms. Keiser has attempted to bring the availability of information sources to corporate management's attention and assist in maximizing their use. She has both created and reengineered corporate libraries and information centers designed to facilitate management decisions and actions at all levels of the organization. She encourages innovative use and management of information to improve clients’ profitability and growth. Barbie is an information specialist with extensive experience assisting the managements of companies deal with the development of a product or service in an environment in which constant change (shifts in the marketplace) is a given. Familiar with the information needs and concerns of companies, she works closely with clients to develop suitable and correct information strategies. Barbie has a unique blend of hands-on experience in helping transform the technologic know-how of an organization into productivity and profitability. She demonstrates an in-depth understanding of complex issues and the potential applications for information in each task she undertakes.
Joan Morris, Principal, Self
Information Professional for over 20 years in the Financial Services field. Work currently at JMF Solutions doing consulting work on knowledge enhancements,market data and cutting -edge information services. Lazard I worked on content and information systems development leading to increased dissemination and understanding of information services. Retires legacy systems, budgeting and cost analysis. Given lectures on content development. Designed library layouts.
Daniel Schaible, Senior Vice President, Publisher Services, Burrelles Information Services, LLC
Professional Background Dan Schaible’s 27 year experience in the newspaper world is evident in the successful initiatives he has directed as SVP of Publisher Services for Moreover Technologies as well BurrellesLuce. In this capacity, he has strengthened the company’s relationships with content providers and has substantially increased the number of licensing agreements with publishers, producers, syndicates, and digital media creators. Schaible also has spearheaded efforts that have resulted in significant growth of the industry's copyright compliance programs. Dan has executed use agreements with thousands of content providers on behalf of Moreover and Burrelles. The third generation of his family to enter the newspaper field, he worked in advertising and production for the Newhouse-owned Star-Ledger in NJ, Led the production and labor teams for the Murdoch-owned NY Post, and headed up production for Thomson in Utah. Until joining Burrelles in 2007, he was IT director for Hearst’s San Francisco Chronicle. Schaible is a member of the Project Management Institute, and the Media Council of The Paley Center for Media. In addition, he is member of The Copyright Society of the U.S.A and a board member of the SIIA Content Division.
DAVID TRENCK, CEO, SELF
Mr. Trenck has extensive experience in creating, analyzing and maintaining mission critical realtime database applications. He is most recognized as the first employee of EDGAR Online, Inc., a financial information company specializing in making complex regulatory reporting by public companies actionable and easy-to-use. He most recently served as Senior Product Manager and previously held the roles of Vice President, Operations and Director of Customer Support. Additionally, Mr. Trenck is the founder and President of New Parent Media, founder and President of CollectSports, LLC., and the founder and President of Firefighting Online. Previously, Mr. Trenck was the founder of 10-75, an award winning Firefighting & Emergency Services Website acquired by Diversified Medical Technologies, Inc. Mr. Trenck is a Microsoft Advertising Accredited Professional and Google Qualified Adwords Individual.

Best Consumer Information Resource

Elise Ackerman, Writer/Journalist, Twilio
20 years as a professional journalist for national newspapers and magazines, including nearly a decade covering technology for the San Jose Mercury News. Am currently a contributing writer at IEEE Spectrum. I also work to shape the story and message of Twilio, the lead cloud communications startup.
joseph martins, Managing Director, Data Mobility Group LLC
Since joining Data Mobility Group as a partner in 2002, Joe has used his storage and information management expertise to help clients understand and address the challenges and opportunities of effective storage and information management. He also has in-depth skills in 3-D modeling, animation, electronic publishing, graphics editing, video composition, Web design, Web application development, and several programming languages. Joe began his career as a systems software engineer at Lockheed Martin. He went on to co-develop General Dynamics' first e-learning system for military and commercial training and was a key contributor to the success of three enterprise content/information management start-ups in the defense, healthcare, and publishing industries. Prior to joining Data Mobility Group, Joe was business development director for the research firm Illuminata. Joe studied industrial engineering and operations research, economics, and human factors engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has been a member of SNIA and ARMA International and several times a judge of the SIIA CODiE Awards for Best Storage Solution and Best Document Management Solution.
David Stone, Lead Analyst, Self employed. Position at PCMag.com
M. David Stone, Contributing Editor and Lead Analyst for Printers. Scanners, and Projectors at PC Magazine, is an award-winning freelance writer and consultant with over 25 years of experience writing about science and technology. He has tested, analyzed, and written about computer software and hardware both for publication and for corporate clients, for both print and video formats. Although a confirmed generalist, with writing credits on subjects ranging from ape language experiments to quantum physics to Penn National Gaming (one of the top seven companies in the gaming industry), David's extensive experience working with computer hardware and software has led to an expertise in imaging technologies (printers, scanners, cameras, monitors), storage, and word processing. A recognized expert on printers in general and color printers in particular, he served as the industry-leading expert for printers on PC Magazine's Web site and wrote the Web site's buyers' guide for printers. He was also a judge for the Hewlett-Packard HP Invent Awards and is author of The Underground Guide to Color Printers (Addison-Wesley). David is very much a creative writer for high tech subjects, rather than a technical writer; he has written for a wide range of audiences in formats that include books, video,
Steve Weir, Mr., Carlton and Douglas
Steve Weir has been in product management, marketing and startups for over 15 years and brings experience from a wide range of internet marketing disciplines, including SEO, SEM, Conversion Optimization, E-mail marketing, content marketing and subscription marketing. Steve Weir was an integral member of HighBeam Research, and helped the company grow from just a handful of people in a small apartment to over 75 people and a successful exit. Steve has overseen marketing, product management, has launched new products, and helped acquire and integrate companies. Steve Weir has an undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado and a master's degree in Marketing from The Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

Best Content Management Platform

Deane Barker, Content Management Practice Director, Blend Interactive
Deane Barker is the Content Management Practice Director and founding partner at Blend Interactive, one of Sioux Falls largest and most established web development firms. He has 18 years of web experience, including implementation of large-scale enterprise content management systems and intranets. Deane is a regular speaker on the content management and strategy circuit and writes about various web technologies at Gadgetopia. Deane is current board member of Content Management Professionals.
Scott Liewehr, President & Principal Analyst, Digital Clarity Group
Scott is an analyst, consultant, speaker, strategist and writer on topics related to digital content technology. He believes digital content is transforming the enterprise, and strives to provide pragmatic advice and clarity to help organizations through the change. He is the President and Principal Analyst at the Digital Clarity Group (DCG), a research and advisory firm focused on helping leaders navigate the digital transformation, and he is the elected President of the Content Management Professionals association. He is also the host of CMS-Connected, a monthly webcast on the subject, and the chair of the Engagement Track at Gilbane conferences.
Cathy McKnight, Partner, Principal Analyst, Digital Clarity Group
A founding partner with Digital Clarity Group, Cathy has a passion for working with clients to maximize their potential for success and profitability. By helping them find the right-fit digital content management technology that will increase employee engagement and efficiencies, she helps clients and teams reach their full potential. As an analyst, consultant, strategist, speaker, and writer on topics related to digital content technology, employee engagement, and social media, Cathy has spent the past 15 years as a strong advocate of the concepts of communities both within and around the enterprise. A hybrid with deep experience in consulting, communications, and project management Cathy has provided internal web strategies and implementation roadmaps to dozens of companies from Fortune 100 to not-for-profits that led to successful intranet and portal solution implementations.
Kristina Podnar, Principal, NativeTrust Consulting
NativeTrust Consulting LLC is the brainchild of Kristina Podnar, an information management consultant with over fourteen years of practice helping organizations achieve their content management and portal solution goals. Her experience spans the government, private, and non-profit sectors, as a government employee, management consultant, and entrepreneur. Kristina is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), with expertise in large-scale cost and time-constrained systems deployments, and the strong ability to support multiple simultaneous projects with strict attention to detail. Her client work has spanned from government clients including the F.B.I., U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Small Business Administration, and the U.S. General Services Administration, to private sector clients Delta Dental, BEA (now Oracle), and Fannie Mae, as well as to associations and non-profit organizations American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), St. Jude’s Hospital, CARE International, and PBS. Kristina holds a BA in International Studies and an MBA in International Business, Pacific Rim from Dominican University of California.
Robert Rose, Contributing Analyst, Digital Clarity Group
A recognized expert in content marketing strategy, digital media and the social Web, Robert innovates creative and technical strategies for a wide variety of clientele. In addition to his own clients at Big Blue Moose, Robert serves as Strategist in Residence and Brand Advisor for the Content Marketing institute and is a contributing senior analyst for the Digital Clarity Group. From 2002 to 2009, Rose served as Vice President, Marketing and Strategy for CrownPeak; a software-as-a-service company focused on Web content solutions for online marketers. Rose is currently a Research Fellow with Coburn Ventures, a community of experts discussing and innovating urrent trends in Technology and investing. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) Software Division, and was a founding member of the Executive Council on Software-as-a-Service.
Tim Walters, Partner, Principal Analyst, Digital Clarity Group
Tim Walters is a partner and principal analyst with Digital Clarity Group. Previously Tim was a senior analyst at Forrester, where he published research on WCM, collaboration, intranets / employee portals and the digital workplace, as well as portal server technologies and globalization practices. Earlier, he managed international marketing for FatWire Software, and taught at NYU and the University of Rochester. Tim received a B.A. from Oregon State and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.

Best Crowd Sourced Solution

Tish Grier, Social Media Specialist, TishGrier.com
Ms. Grier is a professional blogger, freelance online journalist, social media specialist, and online community developer. Currently, she is developing a fashion-oriented web publication for women over 40, and contributing to All the Single Girlfriends, a blog community for single women over 40. She has been a newsblogger for the Telefonica Developer Community Blog, contributor to Poynter's E-Media Tidbits column, Chief Community Officer for Placeblogger.com. She is a thought leader in experimental journalism (crowdsourcing and "open source") as well as in methods used in blogger outreach programs.
Kathy Scott, Territory Manager, Learning.com
I have 20 years’ experience working with schools and districts of all types integrating instruction using technology as a tool to successfully engage and motivate students for success in school and beyond. Initially supported teachers with professional development to integrate technology for student success with reading and math solutions then moved to supporting schools/districts by understanding instructional needs and providing options for solutions. My strong ability to introduce new solutions to schools/districts assisting in understanding "what it will look like" through instruction has benefitted districts of all sizes. Working regionally across the United States my experience has allowed me to develop strong relationships with educators at all levels extending my breadth of knowledge with educational solutions - specifically with technology based skills and solutions.

Best Digital Rights Management Solution

Paul Burnham, CTO, Anglepoint
As Chief Technology Officer he is responsible for advisory oversight and mentoring for the development and implementation of strategies, technology and methodologies that support and facilitate the delivery of sustainable ITAM solutions. In addition, he develops and delivers various specialized training and materials on enhancing ITAM/SAM strategies, policies, processes and procedures. He promotes, educates and mentors ITAM/SAM practitioners and organizations on key areas within SAM and demonstrates the value SAM provides organizations. Mr. Burnham has an extensive background within the Software Asset Management (SAM) area with an emphasis on software license compliance. He has developed, implemented and managed various software asset management programs (includes policies and procedures for utilization, procurement, deployment, disaster recovery, license compliance, policies, procedures, strategies and reporting). Mr. Burnham has earned the following designations: Certified Software Manager (CSM) and Advanced Software Manager (ASM). He holds the following degrees: Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Computer Information Systems and Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice. Mr. Burnham is a frequent speaker at ITAM and SAM conferences and user groups.
Casey Potenzone, Director, Web Technologies, arvato
Casey Potenzone is currently the vice president of Sales for eCommerce solutions provider Avangate. Potenzone's primary objective is to spearhead sales and business development for North America with the goals of matching and ultimately exceeding the already successful European presence. Prior to Avangate, Potenzone was the CIO for digital rights and security firm Uniloc USA. Before Uniloc, Potenzone served as the head of technology operations and risk management for The Relegence Corporation where he designed corporate security operations for the content delivery leader. Prior to Relegence, he was director of digital media operations for The MTVi Group where he designed and supervised centralized asset management systems and digital delivery technologies. An expert in the design of efficient IT architectures, Potenzone has also consulted with industry leaders including Chase Manhattan Bank, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, DivX and ExoNova. Most recently Potenzone was recognized by two of the largest entertainment companies as an expert in the field of digital media and retained to provide expert witness testimony regarding ongoing litigation efforts.
Daniel Schaible, Senior Vice President, Publisher Services, Burrelles Information Services, LLC
Professional Background Dan Schaible’s 27 year experience in the newspaper world is evident in the successful initiatives he has directed as SVP of Publisher Services for Moreover Technologies as well BurrellesLuce. In this capacity, he has strengthened the company’s relationships with content providers and has substantially increased the number of licensing agreements with publishers, producers, syndicates, and digital media creators. Schaible also has spearheaded efforts that have resulted in significant growth of the industry's copyright compliance programs. Dan has executed use agreements with thousands of content providers on behalf of Moreover and Burrelles. The third generation of his family to enter the newspaper field, he worked in advertising and production for the Newhouse-owned Star-Ledger in NJ, Led the production and labor teams for the Murdoch-owned NY Post, and headed up production for Thomson in Utah. Until joining Burrelles in 2007, he was IT director for Hearst’s San Francisco Chronicle. Schaible is a member of the Project Management Institute, and the Media Council of The Paley Center for Media. In addition, he is member of The Copyright Society of the U.S.A and a board member of the SIIA Content Division.
Jeffrey Yoders, Technology Editor, Structural Enginer/CE News/RAI, ZweigWhite
15 years of experience editing print and online news. Spent last 5 years covering BIM, CAD, and IT for Building Design + Construction, a national architecture, engineering, and construction publication. Spoke at national events and blogged regularly as a building information modeling expert. Previously worked as editor of a city guide web site for AOL, an entertainment reporter for daily newspapers, and a website editor for the National Restaurant Association. Specialties Technology (software and hardware) reporting and blogging, entertainment reporting and blogging, daily and monthly print and web production and editing.

Best eCommerce & Billing Platform

Fernanda Meier, Senior Educational Manager- K12, The College Board
Fernanda Meier is a Senior Educational Manager for K12 programs at the College Board, and the President of FHM Consulting, LLC. Previously, Fernanda was the Director of Educational Partnerships for the Southeast Region at Kaplan K12 Learning Services and the Program Director for The Scholarship Academy. Fernanda has been teaching and tutoring for more than 13 years. Her experience began while she was in college, and eventually transitioned into ESL and SAT instruction with Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions. She attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison, graduating with a double major in International Relations and Latin American Studies. Fernanda was born in Accra, Ghana and has lived in Georgia, Florida and Wisconsin since moving to the United States. During her undergraduate studies, Fernanda spent one year in Ecuador studying linguistics and the African Diaspora in Latin America. - Fernanda returned to the US and began work as a Child Abuse Investigator and Social Services Case Manager. After her work with the State of Florida, she took on her role as Center Director for SCORE! Education Centers for two years. Fernanda joined the Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions team as the PreCollege Programs Director, and was then promoted to Director of Educational Partnerships at Kaplan K12 in May of 2010. In January of 2012, Fernanda transitioned to her new role at The College Board as Senior Educational Manager for K12 in New York City.
Marcin Paprzycki, Dr., Polish Academy of Sciences
Completed MS degree in Numerical Mathematics, PhD (at SMU) in Computational Mathematics. Initial research interests in high-performance computing. Current research interests in software agents and agent systems.
Shalon Thomas, Director, Technology, Benchmark Education Company
Shalon Thomas is an accomplished business developer and leader with over 15 years of progressive experience in technology product development, sales, training and e-Marketing. Key contributor to the corporate bottom line. Adept in strategic planning and sales leadership targeting highly competitive markets. Talented in cultivating profitable relationships with high level decision makers and influential parties. Compelling communicator, able to quickly assess complex situations and determine optimal solutions.

Best Financial & Market Data Information Solution

Theresa Carey, Contributing Editor, Barron's
Freelance writer specializing in financial technology since 1991, with bylines in PC Magazine, PC World, Barron's, Money Magazine, and many others.
Raina Lazarova, COO, AII Data Processing, LTD
With more than a decade in the information industry, on both the publisher and vendor side, Raina has gained significant experience in what drives the business globally. Raina's expertise stretches from data processing and content management solutions, to creation of business news and data analytics products in both the emerging and developed markets.
Jonathan Nutter, Vice President, Market Data Services, State Street Bank & Trust
Jonathan Nutter is a Vice President in State Street Global Services and he heads up the Market Data Services Vendor Management team. Jonathan has over 23 years of market data vendor management experience including 14 years managing market data at a buy-side investment firm. Jonathan also sits on the CUSIP Board of Directors for the American Bankers Association.
Jeff Wilensky, Vice President, Publishing, ProQuest
Jeff Wilensky is the Vice President of Jeff Wilensky is the Vice President of Publishing at ProQuest, overseeing all aspects of product direction for products in the following subject areas: business, general reference, social sciences, arts, literature, the humanities, and historical collections. Earlier roles at ProQuest included Global Director of Customer Service and Technical Support, where he managed a team of 90 at two locations in the United States and one in the UK, and Director of Marketing and Pricing. Jeff has over 15 years of management experience and has worked in a variety of functional areas at large and small technology companies. Prior to joining ProQuest Jeff worked for telecom equipment vendors Lucent Technologies and the privately held startup company Chromatis Networks, in product management and operations, respectively. He also spent time as an associate at a small venture capital firm, and as a consultant to numerous startup ventures. Jeff holds a B.A. in Economics from Amherst College, and earned his MBA with Distinction from the University of Michigan.

Best General Reference Service

Elise Ackerman, Writer/Journalist, Twilio
20 years as a professional journalist for national newspapers and magazines, including nearly a decade covering technology for the San Jose Mercury News. Am currently a contributing writer at IEEE Spectrum. I also work to shape the story and message of Twilio, the lead cloud communications startup.
Shalon Thomas, Director, Technology, Benchmark Education Company
Shalon Thomas is an accomplished business developer and leader with over 15 years of progressive experience in technology product development, sales, training and e-Marketing. Key contributor to the corporate bottom line. Adept in strategic planning and sales leadership targeting highly competitive markets. Talented in cultivating profitable relationships with high level decision makers and influential parties. Compelling communicator, able to quickly assess complex situations and determine optimal solutions.

Best Governance, Risk and Compliance Solution

David Davis, Business Development Analyst, Copyright Clearance Center
Dave Davis has more than twenty years of experience in content and intellectual property management. Dave joined Copyright Clearance Center after holding directorships at four libraries. As CCC, he initiated an early digital rights permissioning service, Electronic Course Content Service (ECCS). He is currently responsible for tracking, monitoring and evaluating trends in the management, protection and distribution of digital content, as well as running CCC's corporate library. He has published several articles on rights management, and delivered presentations to SLA, ALA, NFAIS, ASIDIC, and other library and information science organizations. Dave holds two Masters degrees, one of which is in library science.
joseph martins, Managing Director, Data Mobility Group LLC
Since joining Data Mobility Group as a partner in 2002, Joe has used his storage and information management expertise to help clients understand and address the challenges and opportunities of effective storage and information management. He also has in-depth skills in 3-D modeling, animation, electronic publishing, graphics editing, video composition, Web design, Web application development, and several programming languages. Joe began his career as a systems software engineer at Lockheed Martin. He went on to co-develop General Dynamics' first e-learning system for military and commercial training and was a key contributor to the success of three enterprise content/information management start-ups in the defense, healthcare, and publishing industries. Prior to joining Data Mobility Group, Joe was business development director for the research firm Illuminata. Joe studied industrial engineering and operations research, economics, and human factors engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has been a member of SNIA and ARMA International and several times a judge of the SIIA CODiE Awards for Best Storage Solution and Best Document Management Solution.
DAVID TRENCK, CEO, SELF
Mr. Trenck has extensive experience in creating, analyzing and maintaining mission critical realtime database applications. He is most recognized as the first employee of EDGAR Online, Inc., a financial information company specializing in making complex regulatory reporting by public companies actionable and easy-to-use. He most recently served as Senior Product Manager and previously held the roles of Vice President, Operations and Director of Customer Support. Additionally, Mr. Trenck is the founder and President of New Parent Media, founder and President of CollectSports, LLC., and the founder and President of Firefighting Online. Previously, Mr. Trenck was the founder of 10-75, an award winning Firefighting & Emergency Services Website acquired by Diversified Medical Technologies, Inc. Mr. Trenck is a Microsoft Advertising Accredited Professional and Google Qualified Adwords Individual.
Rene van Erk, Founder & CEO, ISVWorld
Rene is today CEO of ISVWorld, the largest global Software Industry database. part of the European management team of Wolters Kluwer responsible for Product and Business Development -- responsible for optimizing the portfolio for growth, organically and through M&A. Prior to Wolters Kluwer, Rene was an informal investor in a number of Internet and Software start-ups; he is still a member of the Board in 2 ISVs. He was also part of the management team that led the turnaround of Tridion, a leading European Content Management- and Online Solutions provider. Between 1991 and 2004 Rene worked in a number of Software companies, but spend most of his time – 9 years - in various roles across the globe for Microsoft . His last role in Microsoft was to lead the Asia-Pacific Services & Solutions business (1700 FTE) through a transition towards a more customer and solution focused organization Prior to Microsoft Rene worked in two other software companies, establishing/growing their international businesses. Rene enjoys international environments, speaks 5 languages and has worked across multiple continents; he lived/worked in Asia-Pacific, North America and Europe. He is passionate about Internet, Mobility, Digital/Online Media and Software.
Nick West, Director, LEgal Markets, LexisNexis UK
Current responsibilities As Director of Legal Markets, Nick leads LexisNexis's business in the legal market, serving law firms, legal practitioners and in-house legal departments. He is responsible for delivering LexisNexis's Legal Intelligence offering, comprising practical guidance (LexisPSL), deep research (LexisLibrary), webinars and conferences (LexisLearning) and technology applications for lawyers (LexisSmart, LexisCheck). Prior experience Nick qualified as a Solicitor, completing his training contract with Linklaters. He practised as a Competition Lawyer in London and Brussels, with a primary focus on EU and UK merger control work for large corporate clients conducting M&A transactions. Post-Linklaters, Nick worked for McKinsey & Company, the strategy consulting firm, where he advised corporate and public-sector clients on strategy. He joined LexisNexis in 2006 and prior to his current role, worked as Head of Strategy and M&A for LexisNexis International in London and Head of Strategy for LexisNexis US in New York. Hobbies/Areas of Interest outside work Nick spends much of his time outside the office with his young family. He is a keen cook and sports fan.
Tony Wojciechowski, Principal, TJW Partners LLC
Mr. Wojciechowski has worked with commercial, higher education and government organizations to improve their understanding, adoption and use of technology. His career includes substantial time as an Information Technology professional as well as a Sales Director and Regional Sales Manager. His experience spans a wide array of industries including financial services, manufacturing, higher education, utilities, refining, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and insurance. He focuses on identifying technology-centered business solutions that are directly related to achieving stated business goals and objectives. He has worked with many organizations over the past 25 years and has developed a broad knowledge of organizational functions including marketing, sales, manufacturing, finance, accounting, legal, administration and IT. His client projects have included a diverse collection of business solutions focused on strategies for using information to gain a competitive advantage. They include Customer Relationship Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Business Intelligence, Software Evaluation and Development, Quality Assurance, Infrastructure Management, eCommerce, Enterprise Architecture, HR and Financial Systems, Student Administration and IT Business Process Improvement. • Adjunct Professor MIS – Temple University, MBA Program • Board Member, Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group since 2012

Best Lead Generation Solution

Edward Cartier, Partner, Sage Technology Resources
Ed Cartier has a long and distinguished career in software marketing, licensing and sales. He is currently a partner in Sage Technology Resources, a consulting firm that specializes in providing strategic management services to emerging and growth stage companies. In his position as Sr. Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications for Eracent, Inc., he managed of all aspects of corporate marketing, channel partner development, corporate contract management and oversight of the RFP response process. Prior to taking the position at Eracent, he spent thirteen years in the Intellectual Property Division at AT&T later to become part of Lucent Technologies. Through his work at Lucent he became fully versed in all aspects of software and channel marketing and licensing. Prior to Lucent he spent 10 years at Perkin-Elmer’s Data System Group in various marketing positions. Ed has been widely published, regularly contributing articles to trade publications focused on IT asset management, including CIO Agenda, SIIA’s Upgrade Magazine, IAITAM’s ITAK Magazine and FAST Talk, published by the Federation Against Software Theft. He also authored several published white papers dealing with the role of IT asset management tools in maintaining network security and controlling IT costs. While at Lucent he was a contributor to
Adrian Davis, President & CEO, Whetstone Inc.
Adrian is a business strategist and trusted advisor for chief executives and business owners. As President and CEO of management consulting firm Whetstone Inc., he has worked with organizations such as AOL, KPMG, Motorola, Dupont, Aviva, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. His highly talented team has developed a reputation for leading organizations to innovative and practical solutions that enhance customer value and dramatically increase sales and profitability. Adrian is a certified professional in Business Process Management (P.BPM) and a certified Competitive Intelligence Professional (CIP). He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa (Dean s Honour List). 
He lives in Burlington, Ontario with his wife Jennifer and children, Ryan and Rachel. He is a thought-provoking speaker and is frequently called upon to address senior management teams and sales groups on the subjects of corporate strategy, competitive advantage and sales excellence.
Gayle Kosokowsky, VP Sales and Marketing, FDR Forensic Data Recovery Inc.
I have been a sales professional selling in the software and information business for over 14 years. Educated with a Masters degree in Library and Information Science I understand the information and software needs of professionals across many industries.
Ben Lamorte, Business Development, Alight, LLC
Responsible for Alight's marketing and sales organizations, Ben has over 15 years experience in management consulting, business intelligence, and financal modeling. After joining Alight in 2006, Ben has helped dozens of companies move beyond spreadsheets and has co-presented with successful Alight customers including Adobe Systems and Kaiser Permanente. His prior experiences include consulting with APM/CSC Healthcare and managing the business intelligence group at planetrx.com. In addition to publishing in a mathematics paper in the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, Mr. Lamorte has contributed to white papers on rolling forecasts and continuous planning. After completing his undergraduate work at UC Davis in Mechanical Engineering, he completed a Master of Science Degree from Stanford University's School of Engineering. Most recently, he was awarded doctoral candidacy with Stanford's Management Science and Engineering program. Ben brings a wide range of business experience enabling Agile Planning in F500 as well as smaller companies. He speaks regularly at budgeting and forecasting conferences including ASMI and IE Group events; most recently, he served as keynote speaker at the Financial Intelligence Forum in San Francisco where he was asked to discuss how to maximize tools to optimize financial planning processes and make planning more agile.

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Susan Becker, Principal, SB Associates
Highly accomplished B2B strategic product marketing executive with a strong track record of taking products from initial concept or an under performing state to successful commercialization. Broad skills include innovation, content and product development, strategy and marketing. Delivers impressive revenue growth and market share gains across a wide range of vertical markets including media, publishing, technology and financial services. Accomplishments include transforming a McGraw-Hill global information and data business to #1 within its category; pioneering the first online video news service for financial and business professionals; and leading the development portfolio of 35 digital workflow products for the construction, aviation and energy markets.
Margaret (Peggy) Carter-Ward, Head of Content - XpertHR, Reed Business Information
Seasoned B2B editorial and content leader in the areas of business compliance, elearning and business best practices. Particular emphasis on content and information solutions that serve busy professionals. Specialization in website management, new product development and quality assurance. Proficient in search engine optimization techniques. Proven track record of results and working effectively with all stakeholders. Proven ability to develop and manage award-winning products.
Eugene Giudice, Reference Librarian, Latham & Watkins
Over 20 years experience in knowledge management, training, and systems development. A highly customer service oriented person with an MLIS and MBA combining the best of library and research skills with excellent presentation, facilitation and technology skills.
David Peterson, Superintendent, Scottsdale Unified Schools
I have been in the education field for 20 years. I hold both a JD and an EdD degree. I am the Past President of Arizona Association of School Business Officials and work extensively to lead technology imp[lementations and BYOT initiatives.

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Mike Diaz, Executive Director, Marketing, ProQuest
Mike Diaz is a strategist, advisor, and go-to-market specialist who has planned, directed, and orchestrated business expansion efforts for diverse information and technology companies in more than 50 countries. As ProQuest’s Executive Director Marketing and Strategic Initiatives he currently manages strategic outreach efforts with libraries, graduate schools, and key customers and partners worldwide. Prior to joining ProQuest, Mike worked as Director of International Marketing at Gale and as an analyst at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he helped US information technology companies expand internationally. Mike holds degrees from American University and University of Vermont and has studied at Oxford, London School of Economics, Georgetown and University of Michigan. Mike is a frequent presenter at information industry conferences such as the Charleston Conference, Computers in Libraries, and the Society for Scholarly Publishing. His blog InfoViews and Twitter feed @mhdiaz explore the latest developments on the information user landscape and the implications of emerging trends in higher education, academic libraries, and technology.
John Raffetto, CEO, Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications
John's 20-year career spans the spectrum of communications, from journalism to politics to corporate public relations. As CEO of Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications, he is a trusted adviser to businesses seeking to build their brands, manage their reputations, and connect with decision-makers. John brings to his work deep experience in corporate and government communications. After managing a radio station and its news department in Anchorage, he moved to Washington, D.C. to serve as a Press Secretary for the late Senator Ted Stevens, and later as the Communications Director for the Senate Appropriations Committee. John went from Capitol Hill to the Podesta Group, a top public affairs firm with an impressive roster of leading technology, telecommunications, media, and healthcare clients. While there, John managed public relations campaigns to launch tech start-ups, shape telecom and healthcare legislation, and deflect damaging media coverage for a major food company during a product recall crisis. With one eye on Seattle, John joined Infotech Strategies, a consulting firm in Washington, D.C. that was attracting Fortune 500 high-tech clients but needed PR talent and a West Coast presence. He delivered both, and built the practice that is now Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications.

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Sina Adibi, Founder & CTO, Superior Media Solutions
Mr. Adibi brings more than 20+ years of technology experience to SIIA CODiE as a judge. He is founder and CTO of Superior Media Solutions offering the first ever cloud-based multi-channel, media independent Magazine and Journal publishing platform. Mr. Adibi is also Sr. Practice Manager for Practical CTO LLC an interim technology executive consulting firm specializing in technology product management services from ideation through to portfolio analysis/ rationalization, development, marketing, launch and post-release operation. Previously, Mr. Adibi held senior executive positions with a number of major companies, most notably with the Thomson Scientific & Healthcare Division of Thomson Reuters Publishing where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, leading an international software development team. In this role, he oversaw product management, software development, and software validation of the company’s entire suite of web based R&D solutions including, the Web of Knowledge and ResearchSoft family of Reference Management platforms. He is particularly knowledgeable in the alignment of IT technology to serve business aims with emphasis on rapid product introduction using new media.
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Larry Loeb, Principal, PBC Enterprises
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Ann Michael, President , Delta Think, LLC
Focusing on the information industry, Ann Michael has worked with Wolters Kluwer, Nature Publishing Group, Sage Publications, Harcourt School Publishers, the Massachusetts Medical Society, the American Medical Association, Kaplan, and many other content creators to define and build the flexible product development environments they need to thrive in a changing world. She consults with, and leads, teams that develop products, services, and systems in publishing and information management. Ann is currently President & Principal Consultant at Delta Think, LLC.

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Edward Cartier, Partner, Sage Technology Resources
Ed Cartier has a long and distinguished career in software marketing, licensing and sales. He is currently a partner in Sage Technology Resources, a consulting firm that specializes in providing strategic management services to emerging and growth stage companies. In his position as Sr. Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications for Eracent, Inc., he managed of all aspects of corporate marketing, channel partner development, corporate contract management and oversight of the RFP response process. Prior to taking the position at Eracent, he spent thirteen years in the Intellectual Property Division at AT&T later to become part of Lucent Technologies. Through his work at Lucent he became fully versed in all aspects of software and channel marketing and licensing. Prior to Lucent he spent 10 years at Perkin-Elmer’s Data System Group in various marketing positions. Ed has been widely published, regularly contributing articles to trade publications focused on IT asset management, including CIO Agenda, SIIA’s Upgrade Magazine, IAITAM’s ITAK Magazine and FAST Talk, published by the Federation Against Software Theft. He also authored several published white papers dealing with the role of IT asset management tools in maintaining network security and controlling IT costs. While at Lucent he was a contributor to
John Gunn, Vice President Business Development, Ocius
John brings more than two decades of industry experience in senior sales and marketing positions for leading technology companies. John's diverse background includes executive roles at firms that specialize in software solutions, IT security, software DRM, ASIC development, computer peripherals, and various consumer electronics products. He has created and implemented successful growth strategies for leading manufacturers, distributors, and resellers including Aladdin, Packard Bell, 3dfx, and VisionTek.
Courtney Hastings, Account Supervisor, RH Strategic
Courtney serves as Account Supervisor for Raffetto Herman's clients in government and technology. She believes great execution leads to great results for clients, and has taken that approach during her 10 years of work developing communication programs for public, private and non-profit organizations. At Raffetto Herman, Courtney is responsible for developing and implementing communication strategies for B2B and B2G clients, focusing on safety, security and communications-technology solutions. Courtney's public relations expertise has helped her guide clients through successful entry into new verticals, re-launches following mergers and acquisitions, crisis communication planning, international market expansion, and more. Prior to joining RH Strategic, Courtney was the director of marketing and communications for the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International where she was responsible for directing the association-wide communication program, including public relations, public affairs, marketing, publication administration, and brand management.

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Manish Chowdhary, Chief Executive Officer, GoECart
Manish Chowdhary is the Founder & CEO of GoECart, the leader in on-demand ecommerce solutions. GoECart's mission is to empower Small and Mid Size merchants with cutting edge ecommerce technology that allows them to compete and win even in the most competitive online markets. Manish provides business and technology leadership to GoECart and its clients. He is an innovative business leader and a visionary who creates and executes revenue-producing strategies by developing and launching new solutions to address market needs. Manish is a recognized expert in his field and a sought after public speaker on topics such as ecommerce, entrepreneurship, and online marketing. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Bridgeport and patents in collaborative commerce." Manish is often quoted, interviewed, and featured in leading publications including: • New York Times • Entrepreneur Magazine • Internet Retailer • Website Magazine • India New England • Hartford Business Journal • Stamford Business Journal • Housatonic Community College • WGCH • WebMaster Radio
Kevin Dobbs, Owner and Managing Director, Montclair Advisors, LLC
Kevin is the founder of Montclair Advisors, a leading strategic advisory firms exclusively focused on assisting software companies with the business side of Software-as-a-Service. For the last 20 years Kevin has held executive positions with public and private software firms with operational responsibility for sales, marketing, business development, product and corporate strategy. Kevin has focused his career on how to use enterprise application software as a catalyst for transformational business change inside of all sizes of organizations. One area of Kevin’s long-term interests has been delivering easy-to-use business applications over the Internet for all types of end users. Kevin has transitioned several firms to a SaaS business model, and based on his unique perspectives of the software market, it became clear that there was an interesting market opportunity. Although there was not only a need for a technology perspective when delivering SaaS, but there is an equally important aspect which are the best practices on how to run a successful SaaS business, which led Kevin to form Montclair Advisors.
Greg Ervin, Chief Technology Officer, Aurora WDC
Reporting to Aurora's CEO, Greg is responsible for oversight of all IT initiatives of the firm, including managing Aurora’s DMS products and services, hardware, and software systems. As a manager of technology products, Greg is highly involved in the consultative process, working directly with clients to assure that Aurora's tailored solutions are a perfect fit. Greg joined Aurora after seven years with Runzheimer International where his purview included designing and implementing database solutions, mathematical modeling of international tax legislation, leading internal audit teams. Greg has a BS in Economics from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and has dabbled in graduate work in the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater’s MS in Information Services program.
Yves Lermusi, CEO, Checkster
Yves Lermusi (aka Lermusiaux) is CEO & co-founder of Checkster. Checkster is a social rating tool (www.checkster.com ). Mr. Lermusi is a well known public speaker and a Career and Talent industry commentator. He is often quoted in the leading business media worldwide, including Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Business Week, and Time Magazine. His articles and commentary are published regularly in online publications and business magazines. Mr. Lermusi was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in the Recruiting Industry” and his blog has been recognized as the best third party blog. Mr. Lermusi founded Checkster after 7 years at Taleo (TLEO) as President of Taleo Research. Prior to Taleo, Mr. Lermusi founded iLogos (acquired by Taleo) and held several positions in research and consulting organizations in Europe. Mr. Lermusi earned a degree in Physics and Philosophy, and has a diploma in Economics from the University of Brussels and from the University of London.
Nina Swienton, Group Manager, Product Marketing/Management & Customer Operations, Varitronics, A Brady Business
Over the last 10 years, I've been involved in various facets of product marketing, product life-cycle management, product development, strategic business planning, education technology and integration of technology into curriculum. I hold a BA in Marketing Management from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN and an Executive MBA from the University of St. Thomas, School of Business in Minneapolis, MN.

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Barbara Brynko, Editor in Chief, Information Today
Barbara Brynko is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Information Today and the Editorial Director of Info Pros Publications for Information Today, Inc.
Darrell Gunter, CEO, Gunter Media Group
Darrell W. Gunter is one of the leading advocates of semantic technology and social networking in the Science, Technical and Medical Industry. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at many information industry events advocating the benefits of semantic technology and social networking. He is the President of Allerton Press Inc., a division of PLEIADES Publishing LLC. PLEIADES is the publisher of the Russian Library of Science that comprises 182 English language Russian scientific journals. Previously he has served as the Chief Commercial Officer of AIP (American Institute of Physics) and as the EVP /CMO of Collexis a semantic technology and knowledge discovery company specializing in application management software. At Collexis he was one of the stewards that led Collexis to be acquired by Elsevier and he served on the Elsevier / Collexis integration team. Prior to Collexis he served as the Sr. V.P. of Sales and Marketing for Elsevier and as the Nat’l Sales Director for Dow Jones Financial News Services after beginning his career at Xerox. A graduate of Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business, where he obtained his BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. He also earned his MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He
William Kelly, Internet Product Design Manager (retired), J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. (retired)
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Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures
Bill Reichert has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and an operating executive. Since joining Garage in 1998, Bill has focused on early-stage information technology and materials science companies. He has been a board director at CaseStack, WhiteHat, ClearFuels, cFares, STEP Labs, MiaSole and ThermoCeramix. Prior to Garage, Bill was a co-founder or senior executive in several venture-backed technology startups, including Trademark Software, The Learning Company, and Academic Systems. Earlier in his career, he worked at McKinsey & Company, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and the World Bank. Bill earned a B.A. at Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. He was a founding board member and a Chairman of the Churchill Club, and a Charter Member of the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs. Currently he is the Chairman of the Small Fund Roundtable of the VC Taskforce and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

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James Diggs, Vice President Strategy & Business Development, Janeeva Inc.
Jim Diggs is responsible for setting the strategy, direction and positioning for Janeeva outsourcing relationship management solutions and is a thought leader in the industry. Jim has a long history with technology companies as vice president in ADP, IBM, BlueGill Technologies and in emerging start-up companies including CEO of Adapted Wave Technologies and Mindport IBS. At IBM, Jim led the strategy of the printing services business unit. At ADP, as Operations and Quality Champion, he led the re-tooling of the operations and was appointed to an IRS Subcommittee as chairperson of Quality and New Business Methods. Jim led the product strategy at BlueGill Technologies, which became the leader in electronic Internet billing, and was acquired by CheckFree Corporation in 2000. Jim holds a BS degree in Applied Math and Operations Research from the University of Colorado College of Engineering. He has lectured and spoken worldwide on the topics of strategic planning, building new world business models, product differentiation/positioning, the marketspace, quality re-engineering and the changing workforce. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Cathedral Corporation.
Rene van Erk, Founder & CEO, ISVWorld
Rene is today CEO of ISVWorld, the largest global Software Industry database. part of the European management team of Wolters Kluwer responsible for Product and Business Development -- responsible for optimizing the portfolio for growth, organically and through M&A. Prior to Wolters Kluwer, Rene was an informal investor in a number of Internet and Software start-ups; he is still a member of the Board in 2 ISVs. He was also part of the management team that led the turnaround of Tridion, a leading European Content Management- and Online Solutions provider. Between 1991 and 2004 Rene worked in a number of Software companies, but spend most of his time – 9 years - in various roles across the globe for Microsoft . His last role in Microsoft was to lead the Asia-Pacific Services & Solutions business (1700 FTE) through a transition towards a more customer and solution focused organization Prior to Microsoft Rene worked in two other software companies, establishing/growing their international businesses. Rene enjoys international environments, speaks 5 languages and has worked across multiple continents; he lived/worked in Asia-Pacific, North America and Europe. He is passionate about Internet, Mobility, Digital/Online Media and Software.

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Mike Diaz, Executive Director, Marketing, ProQuest
Mike Diaz is a strategist, advisor, and go-to-market specialist who has planned, directed, and orchestrated business expansion efforts for diverse information and technology companies in more than 50 countries. As ProQuest’s Executive Director Marketing and Strategic Initiatives he currently manages strategic outreach efforts with libraries, graduate schools, and key customers and partners worldwide. Prior to joining ProQuest, Mike worked as Director of International Marketing at Gale and as an analyst at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he helped US information technology companies expand internationally. Mike holds degrees from American University and University of Vermont and has studied at Oxford, London School of Economics, Georgetown and University of Michigan. Mike is a frequent presenter at information industry conferences such as the Charleston Conference, Computers in Libraries, and the Society for Scholarly Publishing. His blog InfoViews and Twitter feed @mhdiaz explore the latest developments on the information user landscape and the implications of emerging trends in higher education, academic libraries, and technology.
Darrell Gunter, CEO, Gunter Media Group
Darrell W. Gunter is one of the leading advocates of semantic technology and social networking in the Science, Technical and Medical Industry. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at many information industry events advocating the benefits of semantic technology and social networking. He is the President of Allerton Press Inc., a division of PLEIADES Publishing LLC. PLEIADES is the publisher of the Russian Library of Science that comprises 182 English language Russian scientific journals. Previously he has served as the Chief Commercial Officer of AIP (American Institute of Physics) and as the EVP /CMO of Collexis a semantic technology and knowledge discovery company specializing in application management software. At Collexis he was one of the stewards that led Collexis to be acquired by Elsevier and he served on the Elsevier / Collexis integration team. Prior to Collexis he served as the Sr. V.P. of Sales and Marketing for Elsevier and as the Nat’l Sales Director for Dow Jones Financial News Services after beginning his career at Xerox. A graduate of Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business, where he obtained his BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. He also earned his MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He

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Sina Adibi, Founder & CTO, Superior Media Solutions
Mr. Adibi brings more than 20+ years of technology experience to SIIA CODiE as a judge. He is founder and CTO of Superior Media Solutions offering the first ever cloud-based multi-channel, media independent Magazine and Journal publishing platform. Mr. Adibi is also Sr. Practice Manager for Practical CTO LLC an interim technology executive consulting firm specializing in technology product management services from ideation through to portfolio analysis/ rationalization, development, marketing, launch and post-release operation. Previously, Mr. Adibi held senior executive positions with a number of major companies, most notably with the Thomson Scientific & Healthcare Division of Thomson Reuters Publishing where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, leading an international software development team. In this role, he oversaw product management, software development, and software validation of the company’s entire suite of web based R&D solutions including, the Web of Knowledge and ResearchSoft family of Reference Management platforms. He is particularly knowledgeable in the alignment of IT technology to serve business aims with emphasis on rapid product introduction using new media.
Margaret (Peggy) Carter-Ward, Head of Content - XpertHR, Reed Business Information
Seasoned B2B editorial and content leader in the areas of business compliance, elearning and business best practices. Particular emphasis on content and information solutions that serve busy professionals. Specialization in website management, new product development and quality assurance. Proficient in search engine optimization techniques. Proven track record of results and working effectively with all stakeholders. Proven ability to develop and manage award-winning products.
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Angus Robertson, Media Consultant, Robertson Advisors
Angus Robertson is an independent advisor on content strategy and management issues, with three decades of business media experience in the real-time electronic publishing industry. He is affiliated with Sabatier Consulting, which specializes in publishing. He has held a wide variety of positions ranging from award winning reporting and editing roles to executive management and leadership responsibilities involving all aspects of the business. Throughout his career he has embraced technological change and has introduced several innovations that have become standard industry practice. In almost 20 years with Knight Ridder Inc, Angus led the transformation of a specialized agricultural newswire into a global financial news service used by most of the world’s top financial institutions. He was also closely involved in the sale and merging of Knight-Ridder’s financial information business into Bridge Information Systems, where he served as Executive Vice President for News and Media. At Bridge, he spearheaded Bridge’s efforts to apply its leading-edge technology to seamlessly integrate news content with related data, graphics and streaming video. He oversaw a news organization of more than 500 staff in 100 locations worldwide.
Charles Terry, Principal, CWT Group, LLC
Charlie has over 30 years experience in B2B software and online information services. Charlie currently consults to CEOs of e-content companies, B2B web properties, aggregators and members of their ecosystems. Recenlty he has been engaged in the financial, research, news and health information sectors. Assignments include strategic planning, go-to-market strategy and execution, product concept and design, establishing strategic alliances, due diligence as well as day-to-day operation assistance and interim CxO roles. Charlie's hands-on experience includes sales, sales management, product marketing and general management, including 14 years with CompuServe and 9 years running a public company, COMTEX News Network and most recently as President of MarketResearch.com. Terry’s specific expertise and focus is in revenue and channel development, strategic partnerships and in restructuring business models to scale both the top and bottom line. Terry attributes his successes to his bias towards making the sales channels successful by focusing all elements of the company on the customers’ view and value received.
Anders Trolle-Schultz, Managing Partner, SaaS-it Consult
An experienced sales, marketing, and business development executive, Anders is accountable for leading the strategy, execution, and management of results-oriented, business-transformation campaigns for cloud and the channel. Skillfully navigating the industry ecosystem, he leverages key relationships to establish mutually beneficial partnerships resulting in strengthened marketplace positioning and accelerated sales funnels. Anders is an internationally recognized SaaS, cloud, and channel industry leader, as well as a speaker and moderator.
Steve Weir, Mr., Carlton and Douglas
Steve Weir has been in product management, marketing and startups for over 15 years and brings experience from a wide range of internet marketing disciplines, including SEO, SEM, Conversion Optimization, E-mail marketing, content marketing and subscription marketing. Steve Weir was an integral member of HighBeam Research, and helped the company grow from just a handful of people in a small apartment to over 75 people and a successful exit. Steve has overseen marketing, product management, has launched new products, and helped acquire and integrate companies. Steve Weir has an undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado and a master's degree in Marketing from The Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

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Derrick Lee, Cofounder, DreamSimplicity
Derrick Lee is a SaaS and Cloud Computing evangelist having first cut his teeth as a sales rep on the front lines. Since then, Derrick has gone on to help create one of the leading voices on the internet promoting the use and acceptance of on demand technologies for business applications - DreamSimplicity.com. Derrick is a firm believer in true multi-tenant software-as-a-service technology as the future of business applications and embraces every opportunity learn more and spread the word about it...
Susan O'Sullivan, VP, Marketing, Knowledge Delivery Systems
Susan has over 25 years of experience in strategic planning, digital marketing and new product launches in both b-to-b and b-to-c enterprises large and small. She spent 11 years in magazine publishing and 10 years at Showtime Networks as VP, Direct Marketing. Most recently Susan was VP, Marketing at TransitCenter where she was responsible for the strategic development of all corporate marketing and public relations programs. She has been instrumental in the launch of four magazines, an international cable TV channel, as well as the turnaround and growth of several establishments. Susan has a BA in Sociology from Syracuse University.
Alan Wallace, Manager, PressContact, LLC
Alan Wallace has been in technology for 15 years as a publicist, freelance writer and broadcast reporter. Wallace was also the founder of iAgency - the first public relations and marketing firm for the Internet. Wallace has also served at S/VP level public relations lead for Live365, Panda Software, MeziMedia & CyberDefender Corporation.

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Barbara Brynko, Editor in Chief, Information Today
Barbara Brynko is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Information Today and the Editorial Director of Info Pros Publications for Information Today, Inc.
Ann Michael, President , Delta Think, LLC
Focusing on the information industry, Ann Michael has worked with Wolters Kluwer, Nature Publishing Group, Sage Publications, Harcourt School Publishers, the Massachusetts Medical Society, the American Medical Association, Kaplan, and many other content creators to define and build the flexible product development environments they need to thrive in a changing world. She consults with, and leads, teams that develop products, services, and systems in publishing and information management. Ann is currently President & Principal Consultant at Delta Think, LLC.
Angus Robertson, Media Consultant, Robertson Advisors
Angus Robertson is an independent advisor on content strategy and management issues, with three decades of business media experience in the real-time electronic publishing industry. He is affiliated with Sabatier Consulting, which specializes in publishing. He has held a wide variety of positions ranging from award winning reporting and editing roles to executive management and leadership responsibilities involving all aspects of the business. Throughout his career he has embraced technological change and has introduced several innovations that have become standard industry practice. In almost 20 years with Knight Ridder Inc, Angus led the transformation of a specialized agricultural newswire into a global financial news service used by most of the world’s top financial institutions. He was also closely involved in the sale and merging of Knight-Ridder’s financial information business into Bridge Information Systems, where he served as Executive Vice President for News and Media. At Bridge, he spearheaded Bridge’s efforts to apply its leading-edge technology to seamlessly integrate news content with related data, graphics and streaming video. He oversaw a news organization of more than 500 staff in 100 locations worldwide.
Patricia Sabosik, President, Elm City Consulting, LLC
Patricia E. Sabosik is President of Elm City Consulting a firm specializing in product portfolio analysis, digital product strategy and business/web analytics, through the application of technology and information management, for B2B information companies. Patricia has held senior management positions in market-leading information companies with a focus on building information platforms and delivering digital products. Previously, Patricia was Director, Product Strategy for Gartner where she launched two successful digital services—a collaboration suite and workflow tool for IT teams and a social networking experts’ exchange for Gartner’s IT clients. Prior to Gartner, Patricia was Vice President and General Manager for Thomson Learning where she headed the Learning Labs, a new venture responsible for market assessment, applied research and strategic product development in online courseware focused on the post-secondary market. Prior to joining Thomson, Patricia held senior management positions in large media and publishing firms including Factiva, Reed Elsevier, where she launched ScienceDirect, and America Online where she led the “You’ve Got Pictures” joint project with Kodak. She holds an MBA in International Marketing from Seton Hall University, is a member of the Board of Directors for Earth-List.com, and is a patent holder in search and match protocols for Gartner Peer Connect.
Chris Silva, Industry Analyst, Mobile, Altimeter Group, LLC
I spent 5 years covering enterprise mobility technology at leading industry research firm Forrester Research. In my role at Forrester I regularly advised technology vendors on their use of mobile technology and also technology vendors on product development, product positioning and messaging.

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Mitchell Cipriano, Principal, Demand By Design, Inc.
Mitch brings deep executive level experience with various industry leading companies, with particular success in developing emerging technologies into mature products and services to his current role at Demand by Design.Prior to Demand by Design, Mitch was the vice president of worldwide marketing for NetEnrich. While at NetEnrich, Mitch led the launch of packaged cloud-based managed services through the channel. The program lead to relationships with major distribution partners like Ingram Micro and Arrow in addition to hundreds of VAR partners serving literally thousands of businesses.Before NetEnrich, Mitch served as vice president of marketing at OpSource, where he successfully launched Optimal OnDemand, the industry’s first Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery platform, and SaaSTrak, which became the OpSource Cloud.In prior positions at Connectix, Maxoptix, Novell and Acer, Mitch was responsible for significantly increasing sales by developing strategies for new product lines and opening new market segments by leveraging innovative promotions, reseller and channel programs.
Alan Wallace, Manager, PressContact, LLC
Alan Wallace has been in technology for 15 years as a publicist, freelance writer and broadcast reporter. Wallace was also the founder of iAgency - the first public relations and marketing firm for the Internet. Wallace has also served at S/VP level public relations lead for Live365, Panda Software, MeziMedia & CyberDefender Corporation.

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Matt Childs, Founder & CEO, DreamSimplicity
Matt Childs is the founder and CEO of DreamSimplicity, Inc., an early evangelist for cloud-based business apps, and a well known experimenter with social media. Matt's background growing sales organizations in early stage startups for the past 5 years, fuels great conversations and exciting content at www.dreamsimplicity.com. Matt has been instrumental in writing, directing and deploying over 200 videos for use in highly targeted B2B social medial campaigns worldwide. Matt’s expertise lies in creating and deploying rich media to targeted audiences on the social web.
Justin Pirie, Cloud Strategist, Mimecast
Justin Pirie is a leading SaaS and Cloud specialist- he authors an influential blog and runs the largest SaaS community in the world, with over 35,000 members. He is on the EuroCloud and IAMCP UK boards, is the Cloud Strategist at Mimecast, one of the largest European SaaS companies where he helps organisations adopt Cloud successfully. Justin has been in IT over ten years, gravitating towards SaaS over the last five. Before Mimecast, Justin was an Officer at Endeavors Technology, the inventors of Application Virtualisation after running a VAR for 7 years.

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Nayan Jadeja, Vice President, R & D, Fiberlink Communications
Has more than 20 years of experience in application software development industry. Lately been involved in building on demand mobile solutions in the cloud.
Joel Orr, Associate, Office of the CIO
I've been involved in software since the early seventies, as programmer, systems architect, consultant, and industry expert. My initial areas of focus included computer graphics, CAD, GIS; later, I became more involved in the business and technology aspects of high-end product decisions. I have a PhD in math from SUNY, 1973.
Guy Smith, Principal, Silicon Strategies Marketing
Guy Smith is the chief consultant for Silicon Strategies. Guy brings a combination of technical, managerial and marketing experience to Silicon Strategies projects. Directly and as a consultant, Guy has worked with a variety of technology producing organizations. A partial list of these technology firms include ORBiT Group (high-availability backup software), Telamon (wireless middleware), Wink Communications (interactive television), LogMeIn (remote desktop), FundNET (SaaS), Open-Xchange (groupware), DeviceAnywhere (mobile apps), VA Software (enterprise software), Virtual Iron (server virtualization), SUSE (Linux distributions and applications), BrainWave (application prototyping) and Novell. Before turning to marketing, Guy was a technologist for NASA, McDonnell Douglas, Circuit City Corporate Headquarters and other organizations. Guy spent more than a decade focused on IT infrastructure issues and managing complex, multi-platform mainframe-class installations and staffs. Guy has more than a decade of experience in product marketing, product strategy and branding strategy development.
Anders Trolle-Schultz, Managing Partner, SaaS-it Consult
An experienced sales, marketing, and business development executive, Anders is accountable for leading the strategy, execution, and management of results-oriented, business-transformation campaigns for cloud and the channel. Skillfully navigating the industry ecosystem, he leverages key relationships to establish mutually beneficial partnerships resulting in strengthened marketplace positioning and accelerated sales funnels. Anders is an internationally recognized SaaS, cloud, and channel industry leader, as well as a speaker and moderator.

Best Business Intelligence/Analytics Solution

Barbara Brynko, Editor in Chief, Information Today
Barbara Brynko is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Information Today and the Editorial Director of Info Pros Publications for Information Today, Inc.
T.J. Chandler, Director of Regional Operations, Netchemia, LLC
T.J. has been involved in education his entire life, and educational technology for the past 11 years. Over his professional career, he has worked in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. Among these experiences, he has been an eBusiness management consultant with Deloitte & Touche, the Director of Business Applications and Data at the New York City Board of Education, and the founder/CEO of EducatorZapp (aka EdZapp.com). T.J. holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Willamette University (Oregon) and two Master’s degrees from Princeton University.
Greg Ervin, Chief Technology Officer, Aurora WDC
Reporting to Aurora's CEO, Greg is responsible for oversight of all IT initiatives of the firm, including managing Aurora’s DMS products and services, hardware, and software systems. As a manager of technology products, Greg is highly involved in the consultative process, working directly with clients to assure that Aurora's tailored solutions are a perfect fit. Greg joined Aurora after seven years with Runzheimer International where his purview included designing and implementing database solutions, mathematical modeling of international tax legislation, leading internal audit teams. Greg has a BS in Economics from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and has dabbled in graduate work in the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater’s MS in Information Services program.
Joe Garrow, Director, Business Development, CraneMorley, Inc
Joe Garrow has been involved in the automotive industry for over 25 years. He has worked in franchise development, business management, sales and CRM capacities for both OEMs and suppliers. He started his career working as a business management and sales incentives analyst and was promoted to District Sales Manager for Nissan. He has held Franchise Development positions at the national and regional levels for Mazda, Mercedes-Benz and Saab including dealer expansion activities throughout the USA. He has been instrumental in brand image programs including the upgrade of 70 dealers in the Western States for the launch of the Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Franchise. Garrow received a POPAI award for the Mazda Information Centers program he developed. Since 1999, Mr. Garrow has been involved in technology initiatives for the auto industry including eBusiness, CRM, and eLearning. While at Siebel Systems, Garrow consulted with OEMS on Call Center Software, CRM and eBusiness solutions. Garrow was the head consultant at Urban Science for Nissan North America where he led major dealer network representation consulting initiatives from 2002 through 2008. Currently, he is Director, Business Development at CraneMorley, Inc. Mr. Garrow earned his MBA at the University of Southern California in Management Consulting
William Grosso, EIR, Rustic Canyon Partners
I'm an EIR at Rustic Canyon. I'm also on the advisory boards of a few startups here in the Valley, a mentor at Yetizen, and a soon-to-be mentor at Outside Counsel. Previously, I was the SVP of Product and CTO at Live Gamer where, broadly speaking, I owned the Elements microtransaction platform. Live Gamer was my third PaaS company and, in addition to learning even more of the ins-and-outs of delivering software from the cloud, I now have a deep grounding in gaming and payments (as well as more knowledge about microtransactions and virtual economies than I ever thought possible).
Lauren Kelley, Chief Executive Officer, OPEXEngine
CEO, OPEXEngine, 2006-current CEO,Synopia, 2005-2006 Venture Executive in Residence,Grand Banks Capital,2003-2004 Snr VP WW Sales and Strategic Development, ATG, 1996-2002 General Manager, Borland, 1994-1995 Director, Business Development, Compaq, 1990-1994 Bosch Fellow at Siemens, 1989-1990 International Economist, US Dept. of Commerce, 1984-1990 PA EM Warburg Pincus, 1984 Education: MIA Columbia University, 1984 BA Tufts University, 1981
joseph martins, Managing Director, Data Mobility Group LLC
Since joining Data Mobility Group as a partner in 2002, Joe has used his storage and information management expertise to help clients understand and address the challenges and opportunities of effective storage and information management. He also has in-depth skills in 3-D modeling, animation, electronic publishing, graphics editing, video composition, Web design, Web application development, and several programming languages. Joe began his career as a systems software engineer at Lockheed Martin. He went on to co-develop General Dynamics' first e-learning system for military and commercial training and was a key contributor to the success of three enterprise content/information management start-ups in the defense, healthcare, and publishing industries. Prior to joining Data Mobility Group, Joe was business development director for the research firm Illuminata. Joe studied industrial engineering and operations research, economics, and human factors engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has been a member of SNIA and ARMA International and several times a judge of the SIIA CODiE Awards for Best Storage Solution and Best Document Management Solution.
Sumit Pal, Principal, WithumSmith+Brown (WS+B)
Sumit K. Pal is Principal at WithumSmith+Brown. Sumit has more than 30 years of professional experience in business consulting, IT Audits, Internal Control Assessment and systems integration. Sumit is responsible for the IT Audit and Consulting services. Before joining WS+B, Sumit provided business consulting services including Internal Controls evaluation and implementation/audit of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Previous, he was the Executive Vice President of NovaSoft Information Technology Corp. Earlier, he worked for several IT consulting companies like Mastech (now iGate), Mastek and ORG Systems for over 20 years working across three continents (Asia, Australia and Europe) where, as a part of the executive management, he ran profit centers including the services to multiple large clients. He has also performed a number of M&A transactions and successful integration of the new business entities. Sumit has rich experience in large-scale application software development, systems integration/implementation and offshore outsourcing. Sumit has contributed a number of articles on IT Audits & Security focused on the Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) in a number of trade publications including SBTV.com, SOX Television, IT Business Edge, Secure Convergence and so on. He is a regular speaker on IT Audits, Data Analytics, IT Security, etc.
Ted Sapountzis, VP, Social Marketing, SAP AG
I have been with SAP since 2004 and my previous roles included co-leading SAP’s corporate strategy group and leading SAP Business Objects’ SaaS analytics portfolio. Prior to SAP, I was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company and worked for Decision Focus Inc., a small boutique pricing optimization software and consulting firm that was bought by Manugistics in 2000. I started my career with SABRE assisting global transportation companies optimize their networks.
Brian Turchin, President, Cape Horn Strategies, Inc.
Brian Turchin is President of Cape Horn Strategies, a consultancy devoted to helping technology CEOs create vibrant and flourishing businesses. Turchin has helped dozens of CEOs successfully proceed from one business life cycle stage to another: helping start-up become growing profitable businesses; helps more mature businesses scale into a much larger business dealing with topics like business strategy, sales, leadership, organization, funding and acquisitions; and helping CEOs sell their businesses. Complementing this work, Brian Turchin is an Executive Coach helping CEOs and other "C" level executives do what they do better.

Best Cloud Infrastructure

Nick Blozan, Principal , Demand by Design
Nick has over 25 years of experience in high tech including executive positions in sales, marketing, product management and engineering. His sales experience includes both direct and channel sales in cloud, software and services companies. Nick has held executive sales and management positions at a variety of cloud, SaaS and services companies including NetEnrich, 3Tera and OpSource where he has had responsibility for defining, building and growing cloud and SaaS businesses. Nick has also held positions at executive positions at Allocity (acquired by EMC in 2004) and VERITAS where he worked for over eight years in several capacities and was most recently responsible for developing and driving the Windows strategy for the company.
Richard Dym, Managing Partner, Bondi Group
Private and public company CMO, who has spent the last 15 years marketing SaaS, Cloud and Hosting products and services to SMB and enterprise companies worldwide. As a result, I know these markets very well on both a strategic and tactical level. I've positioned and re-positioned companies, built very strong efficient metric driven marketing teams, partnered with sales to deliver thousands of qualified leads, collaboratively developed and launched category leading products and services, developed and run successful partner referral, re-seller and white-label programs for ISVs, hosting partners and integrators and established meaningful strategic relationships with major ISVs etc. including Oracle, Microsoft, and salesforce.com. And, along the way, I’ve actively contributed to securing venture funding as well as to liquidity events including IPO and M&A.
Sean Kerner, Senior Editor, QuinStreet/InternetNews
Journalist, technology user, tinkerer and sometimes Klingon. I believe that Journalist's professional biography is best expressed in his/her body of work - here's my latest as Google sees it: https://news.google.com/news/search?hl=en&ned=us&q=%22sean+michael+kerner%22&ie=UTF-8&scorin
Casey Potenzone, Director, Web Technologies, arvato
Casey Potenzone is currently the vice president of Sales for eCommerce solutions provider Avangate. Potenzone's primary objective is to spearhead sales and business development for North America with the goals of matching and ultimately exceeding the already successful European presence. Prior to Avangate, Potenzone was the CIO for digital rights and security firm Uniloc USA. Before Uniloc, Potenzone served as the head of technology operations and risk management for The Relegence Corporation where he designed corporate security operations for the content delivery leader. Prior to Relegence, he was director of digital media operations for The MTVi Group where he designed and supervised centralized asset management systems and digital delivery technologies. An expert in the design of efficient IT architectures, Potenzone has also consulted with industry leaders including Chase Manhattan Bank, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, DivX and ExoNova. Most recently Potenzone was recognized by two of the largest entertainment companies as an expert in the field of digital media and retained to provide expert witness testimony regarding ongoing litigation efforts.

Best Cloud Management Solution

Ian Bergin, Mr, CloudedIssues.com
Technology & how it makes people's lives better, & the creativity it engenders is something I've grown up with from the time I was a child, & it's not just a hobby for me, but it's a fundamental part of my life - and something that drives me professionally, & personally. Throughout my career I've been very fortunate to have the chance to work for leaders within the Internet & Telecoms industries in Ireland & globally, with exposure to areas of pre & post sales support, customer service, account management, project management & team leading. It is from these experiences & the many fantastic teams I have been a part of & led, which have allowed me to achieve the successes I've had. I also believe these successes are also because I have followed some very simple personal & professional beliefs: * Understanding that everyone is a customer; always give a customer the same great levels of customer service & experience you yourself expect * Communicate well & communicate often * Great teams are not about great skills, they are about great teamwork * Honesty should always be an absolute fundamental to all your dealings
Eileen Boerger, President, CorSource Technology Group
Eileen founded and currently leads Agilis Solutions, a provider of software development consulting and outsourcing services. Eileen has been a speaker at many national events discussing SaaS Development, Mobile Development, Agile Development and other related software devleopment topics. Eileen has managed the outsourcing of software development projects to Vietnam, India New Zealand, and other countries. Prior to joining Agilis, Eileen was VP of Operations at QualityLogic. She has also held management positions at Mentor Graphics Corporation, and was President of Software Technology at Unisys Corporation. Eileen is a member of the Oregon Engineering and Technology Industry Council (ETIC), the Board of Directors of the Software Association of Oregon (SAO), and the Women in Technology International (WITI) Foundation. Eileen has been recognized by Open Computing magazine as one of the “Top 100 Women in Computing.” --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Scott Chate, VP Partner & Market Development, Corent Technology, Inc.
Scott has a broad background in IT from development and analysis to architecture and operations in a variety of roles. As manager of a global collaboration system for a large multi-national, consultant with leading industry giants, and product manager for cloud technology startups, the wide range of experience and technologies have provided a range of perspectives that are beneficial in meeting the challenges of an increasingly cloud-based world. Scott has lead technology transitions and implemented transformational IT initiatives with Oracle, IBM, leading international companies and small startups. Current challenges include establishing Corent as the leader in SaaS Enablement to help software vendors make the transformation to SaaS.
Richard Dym, Managing Partner, Bondi Group
Private and public company CMO, who has spent the last 15 years marketing SaaS, Cloud and Hosting products and services to SMB and enterprise companies worldwide. As a result, I know these markets very well on both a strategic and tactical level. I've positioned and re-positioned companies, built very strong efficient metric driven marketing teams, partnered with sales to deliver thousands of qualified leads, collaboratively developed and launched category leading products and services, developed and run successful partner referral, re-seller and white-label programs for ISVs, hosting partners and integrators and established meaningful strategic relationships with major ISVs etc. including Oracle, Microsoft, and salesforce.com. And, along the way, I’ve actively contributed to securing venture funding as well as to liquidity events including IPO and M&A.
Jerry Foster, Vice President of Research & Development, Plex Systems
Jerry Foster is one of the founders of Plex Systems, where he has been the development and technical lead for over 17 years.
David Roth, Chief Executive Officer, AppFirst, Inc.
David brings more than 25 years of experience leading organizations and leveraging partnerships for building successful hight tech companies. He sets the AppFirst, a leading SaaS based performance & big data platform, strategic direction and guides the day-to-day business execution. Prior to AppFirst, he was CEO at Trigence (now AppZero), an application virtualization company, where he established the company's success with quarter over quarter revenue growth through enterprise adoption. In 2003, David became Vice President, Sales, Services and Business Development at Consera, an IT automation company which was acquired by HP in 2004. As the Founder and CEO of Stratis Group, currently inside EMC, David built teams that drove the growth of this B2B solutions company throughout the late 1990s. David began his career as a National Accounts Manager in the late 1980s at NYNEX and early 1990s at Microsoft. David received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California.
Frits Veltink, Managing Director, SaaS Energy
Frits Veltink Managing Director, SaaS Energy Mr F. (Frits) Veltink: Frits Veltink takes a business leadership role in the international Software and Services business (SaaS). In his career he developed a strong sense for and focus on the added value of IT for businesses. He built a track record in various sales & marketing and management roles within the software branch (IBM environment) and outsourcing (BSO/Origin). Since 1999 he is an entrepreneur in the internet space by setting up and growing Siennax , Siennax Learning Services and recently SaaSplaza, a market place bringing together ISV’s and Solution Partners for the transparent delivery of software as a service on a global scale. He was also responsible for the US operations in San Diego, with a strong focus on the Microsoft Dynamics world.
After SaaSplaza he founded SaaS Energy, supporting ISV’s, Solution Providers, Distributors & ISV start-ups in their transition and acceleration towards a service oriented business model.
Frits served for two year as the European Chairman of Comptia's Software Services Group for Europe, formerly the ASP Industry Consortium, a global advocacy group promoting the ASP industry. Within the global Microsoft Incubation S+S program he is seen as a leading partner in driving the awareness and readiness of the Microsoft S+S partner community.

Best Cloud Platform as a Service

Sina Adibi, Founder & CTO, Superior Media Solutions
Mr. Adibi brings more than 20+ years of technology experience to SIIA CODiE as a judge. He is founder and CTO of Superior Media Solutions offering the first ever cloud-based multi-channel, media independent Magazine and Journal publishing platform. Mr. Adibi is also Sr. Practice Manager for Practical CTO LLC an interim technology executive consulting firm specializing in technology product management services from ideation through to portfolio analysis/ rationalization, development, marketing, launch and post-release operation. Previously, Mr. Adibi held senior executive positions with a number of major companies, most notably with the Thomson Scientific & Healthcare Division of Thomson Reuters Publishing where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, leading an international software development team. In this role, he oversaw product management, software development, and software validation of the company’s entire suite of web based R&D solutions including, the Web of Knowledge and ResearchSoft family of Reference Management platforms. He is particularly knowledgeable in the alignment of IT technology to serve business aims with emphasis on rapid product introduction using new media.
Mitchell Cipriano, Principal, Demand By Design, Inc.
Mitch brings deep executive level experience with various industry leading companies, with particular success in developing emerging technologies into mature products and services to his current role at Demand by Design.Prior to Demand by Design, Mitch was the vice president of worldwide marketing for NetEnrich. While at NetEnrich, Mitch led the launch of packaged cloud-based managed services through the channel. The program lead to relationships with major distribution partners like Ingram Micro and Arrow in addition to hundreds of VAR partners serving literally thousands of businesses.Before NetEnrich, Mitch served as vice president of marketing at OpSource, where he successfully launched Optimal OnDemand, the industry’s first Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery platform, and SaaSTrak, which became the OpSource Cloud.In prior positions at Connectix, Maxoptix, Novell and Acer, Mitch was responsible for significantly increasing sales by developing strategies for new product lines and opening new market segments by leveraging innovative promotions, reseller and channel programs.
Chris Clabaugh, VP Business Development, SQLstream, Inc.
An experienced and visionary business development executive, Chris Clabaugh heads strategic partnerships for SQLstream, both inbound and outbound. Most recently, Chris was Vice President of Business Development for Kabira Technologies (acquired by TIBCO), responsible for overseeing OEM partnerships and branch operations in Japan, and opening new markets and geographical expansion in the Americas. Prior to joining Kabira, Chris was Vice President of Business Development for CollabNet, where he launched open.Collab.net, and strengthened the company’s Japan, Korea, and China operations. Chris was Vice President of Partner Development for Progress Software, responsible for SaaS business empowerment, license strategies, and market expansion for the top 20% of global ISVs. Chris came to Progress through the acquisition of Allegrix, where he served as CEO and co-founder. Chris has for many years served on the Board of Advisors for Tulane University School of Science and Engineering, serving on the Student Recruitment and Retention sub-committee, and holds a BS in Computer Science from Tulane. Chris also serves on the boards of several commercial and recreational investment partnerships and companies, is a fan of Santa Ynez Syrah, and is an avid traveler and outdoorsman.
Howard Lerman, President, Petawana LLC
President of a results-oriented strategic marketing consultancy with over 20 years of experience. Having worked with financial services, consumer goods, non-profit, consulting, publishing, and advertising agency organizations, its roots are in a marketing and sales capacity. This experience provides them with a broad understanding of digital and traditional strategy, marketing, and business development with both large and small companies/firms.
Kristina Podnar, Principal, NativeTrust Consulting
NativeTrust Consulting LLC is the brainchild of Kristina Podnar, an information management consultant with over fourteen years of practice helping organizations achieve their content management and portal solution goals. Her experience spans the government, private, and non-profit sectors, as a government employee, management consultant, and entrepreneur. Kristina is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), with expertise in large-scale cost and time-constrained systems deployments, and the strong ability to support multiple simultaneous projects with strict attention to detail. Her client work has spanned from government clients including the F.B.I., U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Small Business Administration, and the U.S. General Services Administration, to private sector clients Delta Dental, BEA (now Oracle), and Fannie Mae, as well as to associations and non-profit organizations American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), St. Jude’s Hospital, CARE International, and PBS. Kristina holds a BA in International Studies and an MBA in International Business, Pacific Rim from Dominican University of California.
Adwait Ullal, CTO, AumSoft Consultants
Adwait is a senior technology consultant in the Silicon Valley, who is available to work with early stage start-ups that require product definition, architecture and development. He has managed teams of upto 20 and is an expert on product development for eCommerce and enterprise applications.
Rene van Erk, Founder & CEO, ISVWorld
Rene is today CEO of ISVWorld, the largest global Software Industry database. part of the European management team of Wolters Kluwer responsible for Product and Business Development -- responsible for optimizing the portfolio for growth, organically and through M&A. Prior to Wolters Kluwer, Rene was an informal investor in a number of Internet and Software start-ups; he is still a member of the Board in 2 ISVs. He was also part of the management team that led the turnaround of Tridion, a leading European Content Management- and Online Solutions provider. Between 1991 and 2004 Rene worked in a number of Software companies, but spend most of his time – 9 years - in various roles across the globe for Microsoft . His last role in Microsoft was to lead the Asia-Pacific Services & Solutions business (1700 FTE) through a transition towards a more customer and solution focused organization Prior to Microsoft Rene worked in two other software companies, establishing/growing their international businesses. Rene enjoys international environments, speaks 5 languages and has worked across multiple continents; he lived/worked in Asia-Pacific, North America and Europe. He is passionate about Internet, Mobility, Digital/Online Media and Software.

Best Cloud Application Service

Dave Asprey, Vice President Cloudy Security, Trend Micro
As Vice President of Cloud Security, Dave Asprey is responsible for thought leadership and technology evangelism for Trend Micro’s cloud computing and virtualization businesses. Dave created and launched two early cloud computing service offerings, and his writing on the cloud has been published by the New York Times, GigaOm, Fortune, and CNNmoney, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers published his book-length piece on systems management. He co-chairs the Cloud Security Alliance Virtualization Working Group and sits on RSA China’s Program Committee. He is a sought-after speaker and panel moderator who has presented at more than 100 cloud, virtualization, and security conferences globally. Dave joined Trend Micro after a spending most of 2010 as an Entrepreneur in Residence at venture capital firm Trinity Ventures, co-founding a cloud startup, and selling a web-based virtual desktop startup. He was previously VP of Technology and VP of Business & Corporate Development at Blue Coat Systems. He spent 2 years as VP Technology & Marketing at cloud networking vendor Zeus Technologies. Earlier, he ran strategic planning for Citrix’s Virtualization Business Unit and began his career in the cloud as a co-founder of the professional services group at Exodus Communications, then as Sr. Director of Product Management at Speedera, now part of Akamai.
Karthic Athreya, Head of Product strategy & Business development, Forte HCM Inc
Cross functional leader with demonstrated ability to lead teams, build new products and grow revenues ground up in B2B IT services (US/India), Cloud, HCM, BPO & Telecom. Adept in software product & services consultative sales, partnerships and CXO relationship building. Demonstrated success in conceptualizing and launching award winning products. Drove adoption of products & solutions in new markets. Expertise in P&L and SaaS business formulation.
Pallab Chatterjee, Sr. Editor / CTO, Media & Entertainment Tech / SiliconMap
BSEE UCBerkeley 1983, MSEE San Jose State Univ 1988, Independent consultant since 1985 on chip and electronic design & EDA. Completed over 400 IC tapeouts. Written several books, over 50 conference presentations, taught at UCB, SJSU, Stanford, Santa Clara Univ. Executive committee several IEEE societies - Nanotech, Consumer Elec, PV, Computer, Education. Founder and editor at M&E Tech, also write for Digikey, EDN, Chip Design. Extensive background in electronic hardware, computer architecture, and software development.
Richard Dym, Managing Partner, Bondi Group
Private and public company CMO, who has spent the last 15 years marketing SaaS, Cloud and Hosting products and services to SMB and enterprise companies worldwide. As a result, I know these markets very well on both a strategic and tactical level. I've positioned and re-positioned companies, built very strong efficient metric driven marketing teams, partnered with sales to deliver thousands of qualified leads, collaboratively developed and launched category leading products and services, developed and run successful partner referral, re-seller and white-label programs for ISVs, hosting partners and integrators and established meaningful strategic relationships with major ISVs etc. including Oracle, Microsoft, and salesforce.com. And, along the way, I’ve actively contributed to securing venture funding as well as to liquidity events including IPO and M&A.
Ben Kepes, Mr, Diversity Limited
Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an invester, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users. He is a globally recognized subject matter expert with an extensive following across multiple channels. His commentary has been published on ReadWriteWeb, GigaOm, The Guardian and a wide variety of publications – both print and online. Often included in lists of the most influential technology thinkers globally, Ben is also an active member of the Clouderati, a global group of Cloud thought leaders and is in demand as a speaker at conferences and events all around the world.
Mark Levitt, Director, Enterprise Software & Communications, Strategy Analytics
Prior to joining Strategy Analytics, Mark led IDC’s messaging, collaboration, unified communications, and related enterprise software and services research. Mark also served as Director of Market Analysis and Analyst Relations at PTC, a product design and development software and services company. With over 15 years of ICT industry experience, Mark is a highly respected analyst and advisor to enterprise software and service providers. Mark has shared his insights and analysis at many industry and vendor conferences and online webinars, as well as in blogs and Twitter. He has helped hundreds of companies to make informed decisions and develop effective product and go-to-market strategies through bulletproofing sessions, focus groups, IT and line-of-business executive interviews and surveys, business opportunity assessments, customer and market segmentations, and competitive analysis projects.
Kevin O'Brien, Senior Director, ISV/OEM Business Development & Strategy, Oracle
Kevin O’Brien is Senior Director of Worldwide ISV/OEM Business Development for Oracle Corporation. He is responsible for ongoing development and execution of Oracle’s ISV/OEM business development programs and strategies including Oracle Exastack, Oracle PaaS for ISVs and Oracle Validated Integration. Prior to this role, Mr. O’Brien worked on Oracle’s sales strategy targeting new markets including Cloud, SMB and vertical industries. Mr. O’Brien has worked in product management roles at Microsoft and PTC. He received his BA in Government from Colby College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Lidia Paulinska-Thompson, Editor / US Correspondent , Infomarket / Media & Entertainment Technologies
Lidia Paulinska-Thompson has years of diverse work experience across industries, cultures and continents. Since 2002 she has resided in Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay area. Her roles in public relations and journalism have provided her the opportunities to make extensive business connections on both sides of the Atlantic. Her journalistic skills from the interview and publication of business and government officials were recognized and rewarded with the granting a private audience with the Pope John Paul II at the Vatican and an interview with Donald J. Johnston, General Secretary of Organization for Economic Co-Operation & Development (OECD). Lidia has a Master degree from Warsaw School of Economics and MBA from Centre for Management Training in Warsaw, Poland. In addition to the technical skills, Lidia has an extensive knowledge and love of film and electronic media for both the creative and business processes. As a result, she is currently acting as a key creative and innovative catalyst & consultant for the development of high effectiveness and reduced cost multi-media exposure options utilizing techniques from the entertainment industry.
Chris Preimesberger, Editor, Features & Analysis, eWEEK
Chris Preimesberger Editor, Features & Analysis eWEEK Chris Preimesberger is Editor of Features & Analysis at eWEEK, covering a variety of IT sectors that include data center systems, storage, storage security, virtualization, green IT, and e-discovery. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. In previous IT journalism lives, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director for Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford basketball, since 1983. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four grown children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.
Li-jiuan Simpson, Adjunct Instructor, Palm Beach State College & St. Andrew's School
I have been worked as software engineer in Siemens for years before stepping into education field. I am teaching part-time in Palm Beach State College, but also teach full-time in St. Andrew's School. My software engineering skillgive me the edge of technical background, while my educational experience made me understand more on users' needs.

Best Cloud Storage & Back Up Solution

Victoria Lowe, Teacher, NYC Department of Eduation
2000 to present - Teacher, NYC Department of Education 2008-2011 - MetLife Teachers Network Fellow 2008-2010 - Lead Teacher and Mentor, NYC Department of Education 2008 - Present - Afterschool Teacher, Sports and Arts and School Foundation 2004-2008 - First Lego League Robotics Coach, NYC Department of Education 2011 - 2012 - THINKQUEST COACH, Oracle Foundation
Melanie Pinola, Writer, Lifehacker, ITworld, About.com
Melanie Pinola is a freelance writer covering all things tech-related. A former IT admin and occasional web developer, she is also a Lifehacker editor, PCWorld contributor, and the Guide to Mobile Office Tech at About.com.
Chris Preimesberger, Editor, Features & Analysis, eWEEK
Chris Preimesberger Editor, Features & Analysis eWEEK Chris Preimesberger is Editor of Features & Analysis at eWEEK, covering a variety of IT sectors that include data center systems, storage, storage security, virtualization, green IT, and e-discovery. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. In previous IT journalism lives, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director for Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford basketball, since 1983. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four grown children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.

Best Collaboration Solution

Lorinda Brandon, Director, Solutions Strategy, SmartBear Software
For more than 25 years, Lorinda Brandon has worked in various management roles in the high tech industry including customer service, quality assurance and engineering. She is currently Director, Solutions Strategy at SmartBear Software, leading supplier of software quality tools. She has built and led numerous successful technical teams at various companies, including RR Donnelley, EMC, Kayak Software, Exit41 and Intuit, among others. She specializes in rejuvenating product management, quality assurance and engineering teams by re-organizing and expanding staff and refining processes used within organizations. She has a bachelor’s degree in art history from Arizona State University.
James Caza, VP - Product Development, e-Builder, Inc.
James Caza has over seventeen years of experience in the design, engineering and operation of Web-based software. Prior to joining e-Builder, he consulted for IBM on their worldwide Internet systems. Before working for IBM, Caza designed and implemented database systems for the University of Florida College of Medicine. James is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Engineering, with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering.
David Coleman, Managing Director, Collaborative Strategies
I have had 25 years being an industry analyst focusing on collaboration, social networking and innovation. I have written 4 books on collaboration, have an active blog and write for a variety of trade magazines (Elearning, GigaOM Pro, CMSwire, Cutter IT Journel, 21st Century IT,etc.
Conor Cusack, Sales & Marketing Consultant, Saranac Surgical
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Kevin Hoffman, VP Global Information Technology, Barclays Capital
Has worked in just about every industry, working on enterprise applications, mobile apps, web apps, desktop apps, and everything in between. Written or co-written over 15 books on programming, including Mac, iOS, Windows Phone, and many titles on the .NET Framework. With a special passion for mobile and cloud computing Kevin also has experience in video game development, level design, interactive fiction, and many other areas. Kevin is also a fiction writer with several published short stories and is currently working on a fantasy novel.
Ray Solnik, President, Appnomic Systems
Ray has run various businesses including early stage, midsized private, and divisions of a public Fortune 100 company. He has a unique combination of skills in strategy and execution as well as marketing, business development, and finance. Prior to Appnomic Systems, he was at Buena Vista Business Services providing interim executive services to Silicon Valley start ups and enterprises. Ray was also President and COO of OpSource where he grew revenues 200%, tripled customer count, and doubled margins during his tenure. OpSource is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) commpany recently acquired by a division of NTT for approximately $100 million. Prior to OpSource, Ray was Chief Development Officer of New Edge Networks until the successful sale of that company to EarthLink for $140 million. Ray was president of AT&T’s consumer Internet company, AT&T WorldNet, where he had full profit and loss responsibility. He also held business development executive positions at NorthPoint Communications and SBC Internet services, now part of AT&T. Ray has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Mike Diaz, Executive Director, Marketing, ProQuest
Mike Diaz is a strategist, advisor, and go-to-market specialist who has planned, directed, and orchestrated business expansion efforts for diverse information and technology companies in more than 50 countries. As ProQuest’s Executive Director Marketing and Strategic Initiatives he currently manages strategic outreach efforts with libraries, graduate schools, and key customers and partners worldwide. Prior to joining ProQuest, Mike worked as Director of International Marketing at Gale and as an analyst at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he helped US information technology companies expand internationally. Mike holds degrees from American University and University of Vermont and has studied at Oxford, London School of Economics, Georgetown and University of Michigan. Mike is a frequent presenter at information industry conferences such as the Charleston Conference, Computers in Libraries, and the Society for Scholarly Publishing. His blog InfoViews and Twitter feed @mhdiaz explore the latest developments on the information user landscape and the implications of emerging trends in higher education, academic libraries, and technology.
Howard Lerman, President, Petawana LLC
President of a results-oriented strategic marketing consultancy with over 20 years of experience. Having worked with financial services, consumer goods, non-profit, consulting, publishing, and advertising agency organizations, its roots are in a marketing and sales capacity. This experience provides them with a broad understanding of digital and traditional strategy, marketing, and business development with both large and small companies/firms.
Fernanda Meier, Senior Educational Manager- K12, The College Board
Fernanda Meier is a Senior Educational Manager for K12 programs at the College Board, and the President of FHM Consulting, LLC. Previously, Fernanda was the Director of Educational Partnerships for the Southeast Region at Kaplan K12 Learning Services and the Program Director for The Scholarship Academy. Fernanda has been teaching and tutoring for more than 13 years. Her experience began while she was in college, and eventually transitioned into ESL and SAT instruction with Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions. She attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison, graduating with a double major in International Relations and Latin American Studies. Fernanda was born in Accra, Ghana and has lived in Georgia, Florida and Wisconsin since moving to the United States. During her undergraduate studies, Fernanda spent one year in Ecuador studying linguistics and the African Diaspora in Latin America. - Fernanda returned to the US and began work as a Child Abuse Investigator and Social Services Case Manager. After her work with the State of Florida, she took on her role as Center Director for SCORE! Education Centers for two years. Fernanda joined the Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions team as the PreCollege Programs Director, and was then promoted to Director of Educational Partnerships at Kaplan K12 in May of 2010. In January of 2012, Fernanda transitioned to her new role at The College Board as Senior Educational Manager for K12 in New York City.
Justin Pirie, Cloud Strategist, Mimecast
Justin Pirie is a leading SaaS and Cloud specialist- he authors an influential blog and runs the largest SaaS community in the world, with over 35,000 members. He is on the EuroCloud and IAMCP UK boards, is the Cloud Strategist at Mimecast, one of the largest European SaaS companies where he helps organisations adopt Cloud successfully. Justin has been in IT over ten years, gravitating towards SaaS over the last five. Before Mimecast, Justin was an Officer at Endeavors Technology, the inventors of Application Virtualisation after running a VAR for 7 years.
Casey Potenzone, Director, Web Technologies, arvato
Casey Potenzone is currently the vice president of Sales for eCommerce solutions provider Avangate. Potenzone's primary objective is to spearhead sales and business development for North America with the goals of matching and ultimately exceeding the already successful European presence. Prior to Avangate, Potenzone was the CIO for digital rights and security firm Uniloc USA. Before Uniloc, Potenzone served as the head of technology operations and risk management for The Relegence Corporation where he designed corporate security operations for the content delivery leader. Prior to Relegence, he was director of digital media operations for The MTVi Group where he designed and supervised centralized asset management systems and digital delivery technologies. An expert in the design of efficient IT architectures, Potenzone has also consulted with industry leaders including Chase Manhattan Bank, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, DivX and ExoNova. Most recently Potenzone was recognized by two of the largest entertainment companies as an expert in the field of digital media and retained to provide expert witness testimony regarding ongoing litigation efforts.
Shalon Thomas, Director, Technology, Benchmark Education Company
Shalon Thomas is an accomplished business developer and leader with over 15 years of progressive experience in technology product development, sales, training and e-Marketing. Key contributor to the corporate bottom line. Adept in strategic planning and sales leadership targeting highly competitive markets. Talented in cultivating profitable relationships with high level decision makers and influential parties. Compelling communicator, able to quickly assess complex situations and determine optimal solutions.

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Lorinda Brandon, Director, Solutions Strategy, SmartBear Software
For more than 25 years, Lorinda Brandon has worked in various management roles in the high tech industry including customer service, quality assurance and engineering. She is currently Director, Solutions Strategy at SmartBear Software, leading supplier of software quality tools. She has built and led numerous successful technical teams at various companies, including RR Donnelley, EMC, Kayak Software, Exit41 and Intuit, among others. She specializes in rejuvenating product management, quality assurance and engineering teams by re-organizing and expanding staff and refining processes used within organizations. She has a bachelor’s degree in art history from Arizona State University.
Anthony Fabbricino, Principal, Right Brain Advantage
Mr. Fabbricino is a business evangelist for the mobile enterprise. He is currently Principal of Right Brain Advantage, where he brings over 15 years’ experience launching enterprise applications and in particular mobile apps and infrastructure and is currently focusing on the synergies from mobile and cloud technologies. He has previously worked at Nokia, Vienna Systems and Mitel Corporation. He has frequently spoken to developers, analysts and enterprises about pushing the boundaries of innovation. He is an active member of ACM and has a degree in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
John Venditti, Vice President, Consulting Practice, MTS
Mr. Venditti is currently Vice President, Consulting Practice for MTS, a public software and services company that delivers a portfolio of Telecom Expense Management (TEM) and Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) consulting, licensed software, SaaS, and BPO offerings. In his current role, Mr. Venditti oversees the company’s consulting operations, marketing and corporate strategy. Mr. Venditti came to MTS from AnchorPoint, a leading TEM provider, and prior to AnchorPoint he was with eCredit, a leading provider of business information solutions for financial professionals that offers both a licensed software solution and a SaaS solution. Mr. Venditti was the Vice President of the Professional Services Organization where he managed the US and international consulting and customer support organizations. Prior to eCredit, Mr. Venditti held numerous positions at IDX Systems Corporation, now GE Healthcare. Prior to being acquired by GE Healthcare, IDX Systems Corporation was a publicly held corporation engaged in the development, installation, and support of integrated software solutions for hospitals, teaching universities, clinics, labs, and managed care organizations.

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Don Green, SVP, Analytics, Dimension Data
20+ years of high tech marketing, engineering and GM experience
Jan Levine, Chief Technology Officer, Kloudtrack
Prior to joining Kaulkin Information Systems, Levine was President of Imageers, a software development, technology engineering and eCommerce company, specializing in Internet-based imaging, document management, enterprise content management, BPM/workflow and knowledge management systems. Clients included Arthur Andersen, Bank of China, Coty Cosmetics, Jefferson Pilot Securities Corporation (now Lincoln Financial Network), Simon and Schuster, and Tyco International. Specialties Hardware, operating systems and applications program development,strategic technology "roadmapping," implementation best-practices, enterprise IT integration and project management for both early-stage and Fortune 100 companies. Hands-on competencies in knowledge management, electronic commerce, business and operations, imaging and information systems integration, computer integrated manufacturing, transportation and distribution. Top-producing registered investment advisor/financial planner Director of Compliance FedPlatform.org April 2012 – Present (9 months) FedPlatform.org is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to facilitate the education of Federal Government organizations and their employees about Cloud Computing. The organization attempts to help alleviate potential confusion surrounding the federal movement toward cloud computing technologies by providing a focused, unbiased information platform. Advisory Committee Member, Government Committee and Panel Contributor Canadian Cloud Council Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Think Tanks industry 2012 – Present Calgary, Canada Area Recent activities include appointment to the Advisory Committee, a panel appearance at CloudLAUNCH discussing Shared Services
William Loss, Self-employed, Consultant
Co-founder of two successful software companies, one in the online ad space and the other focused on human capital management. Both businesses were acquisition targets of larger providers in their respective markets and were later acquired based on their growing intellectual property, customer base and recurring revenue models.
Steven Perkins, National Managing Director, Grant Thornton LLP
Steve has 35 years of experience advising clients on the most effective use of information technology across a wide range of industries including. Additionally, he has developed and executed product and services growth strategies, specializing in software and technology services. Steve served in senior leader roles with Fortune 150 technology companies, managing profit and loss, and building and leading teams for both the US and international markets. These roles also included leading business strategy, government relations, product development and marketing functions.
Tom Siegel, Managing Director, Shepherd Ventures
Tom Siegel, a Managing Director and co-founder of Shepherd Ventures, has over 25 years experience in venture capital, entrepreneurial ventures and management consulting. He focuses on investments in mobile/wireless, digital media, Internet and software. Tom manages the firm's investments in portfolio companies including SpecificMEDIA, Quickoffice, WiSpry, Digital Orchid and LTI Lighting. As Senior Vice President of Advantage Capital Partners, an early stage venture capital firm, Tom's investments resulted in several public offerings. The US Small Business Administration selected him as a Financial Services Advocate of the Year. Prior to Advantage Capital, Tom founded and/or served as President and Chief Executive Officer of various companies, primarily in the software and publishing industries. Earlier in his career, Tom was a Management Consultant with, and a member of the M&A Group of, KPMG. Tom received a BA in Economics and an MBA from the University of Illinois. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and also holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He is a member of the CFA Institute and is a past Chairman and President of the CFA Society of San Diego. Tom is active in the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and is a past board member of Planet ATE. He

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John Cargile, Managing Director, RBTR Consulting
Marketing consultant to technology companies. Focused on inbound leads through content/SEO, social media, relationship nurturing, digital advertising, and business analysis. Previously managing editor for MediaNews Group's Niche Magazine Division and Managing Director for Software Business Magazine and Events, where I worked closely with SIIA over the years. Launched and directed publications in software, industrial technology, and wireless communications.
Margaret (Peggy) Carter-Ward, Head of Content - XpertHR, Reed Business Information
Seasoned B2B editorial and content leader in the areas of business compliance, elearning and business best practices. Particular emphasis on content and information solutions that serve busy professionals. Specialization in website management, new product development and quality assurance. Proficient in search engine optimization techniques. Proven track record of results and working effectively with all stakeholders. Proven ability to develop and manage award-winning products.
T.J. Chandler, Director of Regional Operations, Netchemia, LLC
T.J. has been involved in education his entire life, and educational technology for the past 11 years. Over his professional career, he has worked in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. Among these experiences, he has been an eBusiness management consultant with Deloitte & Touche, the Director of Business Applications and Data at the New York City Board of Education, and the founder/CEO of EducatorZapp (aka EdZapp.com). T.J. holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Willamette University (Oregon) and two Master’s degrees from Princeton University.
James Diggs, Vice President Strategy & Business Development, Janeeva Inc.
Jim Diggs is responsible for setting the strategy, direction and positioning for Janeeva outsourcing relationship management solutions and is a thought leader in the industry. Jim has a long history with technology companies as vice president in ADP, IBM, BlueGill Technologies and in emerging start-up companies including CEO of Adapted Wave Technologies and Mindport IBS. At IBM, Jim led the strategy of the printing services business unit. At ADP, as Operations and Quality Champion, he led the re-tooling of the operations and was appointed to an IRS Subcommittee as chairperson of Quality and New Business Methods. Jim led the product strategy at BlueGill Technologies, which became the leader in electronic Internet billing, and was acquired by CheckFree Corporation in 2000. Jim holds a BS degree in Applied Math and Operations Research from the University of Colorado College of Engineering. He has lectured and spoken worldwide on the topics of strategic planning, building new world business models, product differentiation/positioning, the marketspace, quality re-engineering and the changing workforce. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Cathedral Corporation.
John Martin, CTO, IQNavigator, Inc.
As CEO Emerging Markets and CTO of IQNavigator, John Martin leads all operations for the company’s SaaS solutions, including company strategy, marketing, product definition and development, technology operations, implementation services and support. John’s product ownership over nine years has led to IQNavigator’s leadership in Services Procurement SaaS solutions. Prior to joining IQNavigator, John held multiple executive positions at Saba Software as it grew twenty-fold into the leader in its segment, including VP Product Management where he led the definition and delivery of Saba’s entire product portfolio, and VP Internet Services where he led the definition and delivery of Saba’s multi-tenant hosted application. John was also VP of Convergence Technologies for CSG Systems as that company went public and grew to over $200M in sales. As a management consultant at McKinsey for four years, John led engagements to solve major strategic issues and increase value for clients across many industries. John was also one of the first employees in Oracle’s consulting division for four years as Oracle grew from its IPO into a billion-dollar firm. John holds an MBA from Stanford, where he graduated in the top 10 percent of his class, and BS degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT.
Nancy Melone, Strategic Staffing, Lockheed Martin
Today Nancy is one of 4 strategic recruiter’s who court and vet executive talent for one of the top fortune firms, Lockheed Martin. Because of her exceptional engineering background Nancy is Lockheed's strategic talent scout for software engineers. Likewise because of her deep ties to the sea services and because she is a pilot, she vets top talent for Lockheed's Aeronautics businesses. When she is not scouting leaders, Nancy teaches Military Executive Development program for West Point Women and for the United States Marine Corps. She was a software engineering manager responsible for leading teams who developed and released on time and under budget well known consumer software products. Among the first she worked for and software products. She managed: Babcock and Brown one of the largest mega project investment banks worldwide – and their investment analytics software. During her software engineering career Nancy and her teams put out Intuit products. She was Chief Architect at Sherpa where she managed development and release of Product Data Management systems and much earlier in her career: PowerPoint. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of California, resides in Northern California and is an long standing active member of TED.

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Michael Brown, Director - Product Managment, DataServ LLC
Mike has over 20 years of industry experience and has served in multiple roles of software product development, network design and engineering and sales. He has been awarded three US patents with two more pending. His industry experience has spanned a range of company sizes from the Fortune 10 to startups. He is currently leading a greenfield software redevelopment project at a pioneering SaaS company. Prior to this position he was the CTO for OEM software development company supplying the broadband industry, was a team leader for network television quality video over IP networks, designed a national broadband IP network, architected data communication networks at one of the largest US telecom companies and architected one of the earliest datacenter based production client server application prior to the Internet's adoption.
Barbara Brynko, Editor in Chief, Information Today
Barbara Brynko is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Information Today and the Editorial Director of Info Pros Publications for Information Today, Inc.
Bridget Burke, Management Consultant, Burke Consulting
Bridget is a management consultant at Burke Consulting specializing in security strategic planning and operations management for global corporations and educational institutions such as Harvard University and United Technologies Corporation. She has twenty-five years of experience in the Information Technology industry and seven years in the physical security industry focused on strategic planning, project management, business process re-engineering, development, and operational management of global, enterprise-wide IAM, Physical Security and Oracle ERP initiatives. She has specific expertise in complex enterprise technology projects that require disparate platform integrations, custom development solutions, and relationship building. She is a member of ISSA, ISACA, the Vice Chairman of ASIS Information Technology Security Council (ITSC), a co-writer of the ASIS ITSC Cyber Security White Paper, the Strategic Alliance Chair for Women in Security, and has earned certifications on numerous security industry technologies.
Jan Levine, Chief Technology Officer, Kloudtrack
Prior to joining Kaulkin Information Systems, Levine was President of Imageers, a software development, technology engineering and eCommerce company, specializing in Internet-based imaging, document management, enterprise content management, BPM/workflow and knowledge management systems. Clients included Arthur Andersen, Bank of China, Coty Cosmetics, Jefferson Pilot Securities Corporation (now Lincoln Financial Network), Simon and Schuster, and Tyco International. Specialties Hardware, operating systems and applications program development,strategic technology "roadmapping," implementation best-practices, enterprise IT integration and project management for both early-stage and Fortune 100 companies. Hands-on competencies in knowledge management, electronic commerce, business and operations, imaging and information systems integration, computer integrated manufacturing, transportation and distribution. Top-producing registered investment advisor/financial planner Director of Compliance FedPlatform.org April 2012 – Present (9 months) FedPlatform.org is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to facilitate the education of Federal Government organizations and their employees about Cloud Computing. The organization attempts to help alleviate potential confusion surrounding the federal movement toward cloud computing technologies by providing a focused, unbiased information platform. Advisory Committee Member, Government Committee and Panel Contributor Canadian Cloud Council Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Think Tanks industry 2012 – Present Calgary, Canada Area Recent activities include appointment to the Advisory Committee, a panel appearance at CloudLAUNCH discussing Shared Services
Justin Pirie, Cloud Strategist, Mimecast
Justin Pirie is a leading SaaS and Cloud specialist- he authors an influential blog and runs the largest SaaS community in the world, with over 35,000 members. He is on the EuroCloud and IAMCP UK boards, is the Cloud Strategist at Mimecast, one of the largest European SaaS companies where he helps organisations adopt Cloud successfully. Justin has been in IT over ten years, gravitating towards SaaS over the last five. Before Mimecast, Justin was an Officer at Endeavors Technology, the inventors of Application Virtualisation after running a VAR for 7 years.

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Louis Columbus, Senior Manager , Cincom
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Greg Ervin, Chief Technology Officer, Aurora WDC
Reporting to Aurora's CEO, Greg is responsible for oversight of all IT initiatives of the firm, including managing Aurora’s DMS products and services, hardware, and software systems. As a manager of technology products, Greg is highly involved in the consultative process, working directly with clients to assure that Aurora's tailored solutions are a perfect fit. Greg joined Aurora after seven years with Runzheimer International where his purview included designing and implementing database solutions, mathematical modeling of international tax legislation, leading internal audit teams. Greg has a BS in Economics from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and has dabbled in graduate work in the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater’s MS in Information Services program.
Gayle Kosokowsky, VP Sales and Marketing, FDR Forensic Data Recovery Inc.
I have been a sales professional selling in the software and information business for over 14 years. Educated with a Masters degree in Library and Information Science I understand the information and software needs of professionals across many industries.
Bryan Yeager, Associate Director, Digital Marketing & Media Trends, InfoTrends
Bryan Yeager is an Associate Director with InfoTrends, leading its Digital Marketing & Media practice. Mr. Yeager provides guidance to technology firms, practitioners, and service providers across the marketing and media value chain on how software, business processes, and best practices can be aligned to enhance marketing and publishing effectiveness. His current research coverage focuses on mobile marketing, cross-channel marketing, interactive digital publishing workflow, and content monetization. For over four years, he has helped companies and government agencies make smart technology investments, map out strategic product development decisions, and create effective business development initiatives.

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Adriana Lumpkin, Profesor, Midland Colege
I hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master Of Science in Information Technology. My Professional career started with me working as a Computer Consultant with a small company designing and implementing solutions for industry, from writing the design document , designing the database, writing the code, etc. to training the end users on how to use the solution. I then continued working in industry as a software engineer for a multinational oil service company. The group of programs I most directly worked with was designed to calculate oil production based on well depth, type of pipe used, type of pump used and various other variables. It used third degree deferential equations and a patented method property of the company I worked for. While working with this company I taught at Midland College as Adjunct Faculty night classes. When a full time position became available at Midland College it was offered to me and I accepted.
Gloria Sin, Tech Journalist, Tom's Hardware
I'm a NYC/NJ-based tech journalist who plays with tech toys for a living. Prior to Tom's Hardware US, I was a contributing editor for ZDNet's ToyBox, and wrote biz-tech stories for FastCompany.com. In addition to reviewing gadgets, I also cover video games and tech trends for Shaw Media.

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Scott Abel, Content Management Strategist / Content Marketing Choreographer, The Content Wrangler, Inc.
Scott Abel, aka The Content Wrangler, is an internationally-recognized content management strategist and content marketing choreographer whose strengths lie in helping global organizations improve the way they author, maintain, and deliver information. In addition to his popular business blog, TheContentWrangler.com, an online resource for content professionals with an interest in content management, content standards and content technologies, Scott maintains several online communities on Facebook and Linkedin, and is a popular and influential technology blogger on Twitter. He also manages the social networking activities for several software and services firms in the high technology and digital mobile publishing arenas. A founding member of Content Management Professionals (http://www.cmpros.org), Scott previously served as Executive Director of the organization. Scott writes regularly for trade and industry publications, blogs, and newsletters. He also co-produces several content industry events, including the Web Content conference in Chicago and Intelligent Content conference in Palm Springs.
Steve Ennen, President, Chief Intelligence Officer, Social Strategy1
Steve Ennen joined Social Strategy1 from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where he was Founding Managing Director of the Wharton Interactive Media Initiative (WIMI) and Wharton Lab for Innovation in Publishing. He was a Lecturer in Marketing at the Wharton School and was responsible for the development of curriculum in emerging media and interactive media strategies at the Wharton School for both MBA program and Executive Education courses. Prior to Wharton, Ennen held the position of Vice President, Digital Business Strategies at American Business Media where he advised dozens of media and marketing companies on digital transformation, video and mobile messaging, social networks and development of digital revenue strategies. He also served as a consultant and business development executive for Neighborhood America (now Ingage Networks), an award-winning technology company specializing in enterprise social networks. He has worked with the U.S. State Department to educate foreign publishers on digital media, an instructor of media strategy at New York University, and has been guest instructor at Medill, Northwestern University, State University of New York and NYC Mayor Bloomberg's Jumpstart Program to retrain media professionals. He speaks around the globe on digital transformation strategies
Logan Harbaugh, Senior Contributing Editor, InfoWorld
Logan Harbaugh is a freelance reviewer and IT consultant located in Redding, CA, who has worked in IT for more than 20 years. He has been a Senior Contributing Editor with InfoWorld Labs for ten years, was a Senior Technology Editor at Information Week Labs for five years, and has written reviews for many publications and web sites, including Storage Magazine, TechTarget.com, Information Week, eWeek, Network World, Linux Journal, PC Magazine and Internet.com. He has also written two books on network troubleshooting.
Brian Reed, Chief Product Officer, BoxTone
As BoxTone’s Chief Product Officer, Brian Reed brings 20+ years of experience in strategy, product, and marketing in the technology industry. Brian has served in executive and management functions in a wide variety of tech markets including mobility, systems/network management, application performance management, application development, database, middleware, business intelligence and SaaS/Cloud. Brian is a frequent writer and speaker at major industry events on wide variety of topics including mobility, service management, business/IT optimization, marketing, eMarketing/social media and entrepreneurial startups.Brian currently fulfills advisory and/or board roles at several early stage technology companies.
lauren silberman, Product Manager, Macmillan
As a product manager at Macmillan Publishing, Lauren is responsible for specialized and advanced development of Macmillan Higher Education (MHE) strategies, processes, and procedures within the MHE eco-system. Her primary objective is to create innovative products that will enhance learning. She educates and mentors staff on key digital areas including: contract negotiations and management, vendor and relationship management, video games, and mobile strategy. Ms. Silberman has an extensive background creating award winning, highly engaging interactive content across media channels that is grounded in research. She has produced and designed online, mobile, and augmented reality experiences at MIT’s Education Arcade, NBC, Ralph Lauren, and other leading media companies and non-profits. Her research which investigated how sport video games mediate athletes' physical play has been published in The Journal of Physical Education and as a chapter in Digital Sport for Performance Enhancement. She has presented her research in various forums throughout the United States and abroad. She holds a Master's of Science degree in Comparative Media Studies from MIT and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Lauren is on the Jimmy Fund Board where she helps to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Mark Symonds, President & Chief Executive Officer, Plex Systems
Mark Symonds is President and CEO of Plex Systems, Inc. Joining the company in 2001, Mr. Symonds has been a key driver of the sales, marketing and growth of Plex Systems’ Plex Online software. He became CEO in 2006. Prior to Plex, Mr. Symonds co-founded and helped grow IT consulting and software development businesses in the Boston and Detroit areas. Clients included HP, Weyerhaeuser, Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, US Windpower, Levi Strauss, Kmart Corporation, DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Company and Microsoft. Mr. Symonds began his professional career at the Boston office of Arthur Andersen & Co. (now Accenture). He led teams to develop a wide variety of business applications mainly in the distribution and manufacturing industries. Clients ranged from a mid-sized liquor distributor to multi-national sporting goods manufacturers, defense manufacturers and financial firms. Mr. Symonds earned an MBA in finance and accounting from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and a BA in economics and French from the University of Rochester. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is also certified in production and inventory management (CPIM) by the American Production and Inventory Control Society.
John Williams, CFO and Board Advisor, Scenios
John Williams is CFO and Board Advisor at Scenios Inc, a provider of cloud based collaboration tools to the Film and TV production industries based in New York. John has twenty years of financial experience including Chief Financial Officer of early stage technology companies and leading Mergers & Acquisitions transactions within investment banking and Fortune 100 companies. He has particular expertise in the telecommunications and media industries. Prior to Scenios, John was CFO of UNITY Mobile, a US and European based provider of SaaS based mobile web services to enterprises, carriers and ISPs. Prior to Scenios, John was in the Global Mergers & Acquisitions Group of Lehman Brothers in New York and advised telecommunications and media clients. Before Lehman Brothers, he was Director of Corporate Development and Corporate Strategy at AT&T.

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Berj Akian, CEO, ClassLink, Inc.
Berj Akian founded ClassLink, Inc., in 1998. What began as an effort to help a local school to create a leading technology environment somewhat accidently matured into a next generation innovative cloud-based learning desktop that has the potential to save school districts tens of thousands of dollars in technology spending. Through his vision, ClassLink developed a personalized virtual desktop designed for education that is accessible from to any internet connected device, anywhere. ClassLink continues to innovate with solutions for real challenges in schools at both the classroom and district levels. ClassLink’s products have been embraced by major partners like HP and he consistently provides leadership in education technology issues. If Berj is not at work (physically or virtually!) or doing volunteer work for one of the community organizations that have his cell number (he can’t say no!) you can probably find him somewhere with his wonderful wife or on the field coaching for one of his cheerful three daughters.
Greg Ervin, Chief Technology Officer, Aurora WDC
Reporting to Aurora's CEO, Greg is responsible for oversight of all IT initiatives of the firm, including managing Aurora’s DMS products and services, hardware, and software systems. As a manager of technology products, Greg is highly involved in the consultative process, working directly with clients to assure that Aurora's tailored solutions are a perfect fit. Greg joined Aurora after seven years with Runzheimer International where his purview included designing and implementing database solutions, mathematical modeling of international tax legislation, leading internal audit teams. Greg has a BS in Economics from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and has dabbled in graduate work in the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater’s MS in Information Services program.
Joe Hu, Principal Information Systems Engineer, MITRE
Mr. Hu is a Principal Information Systems Engineer at MITRE. Prior to MITRE, Mr. Hu spent over 10 years with UPS, working as a Non-Operations Manager with UPS.com Architecture Team and UPS Global Operations IT Department. Prior to MITRE, Mr. Hu worked at AT&T, Halliburton, and Schlumberger in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility and leadership. Mr. Hu has a proven track of record in leading the architectural design of high-profile, cross-portfolio, cross-functional projects for high performance, security, scalability, availability, and maintainability & upgradeability, and the modernization of complex legacy systems for improved efficiency and cost saving. Mr. Hu has extensive experience in working with the stakeholders to prioritize and implement IT initiatives to maximize their ROI. Mr. Hu has a MBA, a M.S. in Computer Science, a M.S. in Physics, and a B.S. in Physics, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®. Mr. Hu lives in Germantown, MD with his wife and two sons. Mr. Hu enjoys running, biking, travelling/sightseeing, and coaching his sons’ baseball and soccer teams.

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Betsy Bilhorn, VP, Product Management, Scribe Software Corporation
Prior to joining Scribe, Bilhorn held several leadership positions at SaaS pioneer WebTrends, including participation in the evolution of WebTrends OnDemand. She has also held leadership positions at system integrator, Lease Dimensions, where she managed large deployments of global CRM, ERP, and financial systems, including acquisition and integration. Her clients have included American Honda, Baxter Healthcare, Cisco Systems, Ford Motor Credit, HP, Transamerica, and Volkswagen.
John Gunn, Vice President Business Development, Ocius
John brings more than two decades of industry experience in senior sales and marketing positions for leading technology companies. John's diverse background includes executive roles at firms that specialize in software solutions, IT security, software DRM, ASIC development, computer peripherals, and various consumer electronics products. He has created and implemented successful growth strategies for leading manufacturers, distributors, and resellers including Aladdin, Packard Bell, 3dfx, and VisionTek.
Sean Marzola, Chief Operating Officer, myServiceForce.com
Sean T. Marzola, Chief Operating Officer, myServiceForce.com Sean is a Senior Executive with diverse experience in Chairman, CEO, President / COO, CSO, CMO, Business Development, and Sales and Marketing roles. His ability to quickly identify, develop and implement vision, strategies and organizational concepts will allow myServiceForce.com to rapidly move the company to the next level. His specific expertise in wireless technologies has been vital to myServiceForce.com's expansion as an On-Demand, SaaS provider of Mobile Software. Prior to mSF, Marzola has held positions in, chip manufacturing, business consulting, international business development, marketing, and sales at high tech companies including Great Valley Products, Scott Medical Products, Primavera Systems, and ewd (embedded wireless devices, inc.). He is a speaker at venture forums, investment banking seminars and panel discussions on the technology trends of start ups and the overall marketplace.
Nupur Prakash, Enterprise Technology and Business Strategist, Nemeic Technologies, Microsoft Corp.
Nupur Prakash is a Technology and Business Strategist with competency in technology management, enterprise strategy, solution sales, driving innovation, cross-group collaboration, and profitable execution at Microsoft, Delta Dental, Countrywide, J.D.Power and Associates, Autodesk, and Macrovision. She also ran her own software consulting company and has worked with startup, midsize, and Fortune 500 customers. Nupur has several awards and publications to her credit; She was lead developer/architect for the best Digital Rights Management Solution in the industry which won 2004 SIIA Codie Award. She is technically focused on Cloud Architecture, PaaS, IaaS, SOA, SaaS, EAI, ETL, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, virtualization, ECM, and Social Collaboration. She holds a degree in Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley.

Best Open Source Innovation

Jan Aleman, Chief Executive Officer, Servoy
CEO of Servoy a supplier of an agile development and deployment environment that enables companies to effortlessly move to SaaS (Software as a Service). Servoy helps ISV's and corporates that need to modernize their legacy and/or 4GL based applications to a modern Java platform with capabilities of running both locally, client/server and over the internet from a single codebase. Broad international experience with clients in over 30 countries accross the globe. Frequent speaker at SaaS University, EuroCloud, ICT~Office about SaaS and Cloud Computing. Formerly: Entrepeneur, CTO, Application Developer, Database Administrator, and Project Manager in a wide variety of business applications. Interested in SaaS, client/server applications and ISV business models.
Joe Hu, Principal Information Systems Engineer, MITRE
Mr. Hu is a Principal Information Systems Engineer at MITRE. Prior to MITRE, Mr. Hu spent over 10 years with UPS, working as a Non-Operations Manager with UPS.com Architecture Team and UPS Global Operations IT Department. Prior to MITRE, Mr. Hu worked at AT&T, Halliburton, and Schlumberger in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility and leadership. Mr. Hu has a proven track of record in leading the architectural design of high-profile, cross-portfolio, cross-functional projects for high performance, security, scalability, availability, and maintainability & upgradeability, and the modernization of complex legacy systems for improved efficiency and cost saving. Mr. Hu has extensive experience in working with the stakeholders to prioritize and implement IT initiatives to maximize their ROI. Mr. Hu has a MBA, a M.S. in Computer Science, a M.S. in Physics, and a B.S. in Physics, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®. Mr. Hu lives in Germantown, MD with his wife and two sons. Mr. Hu enjoys running, biking, travelling/sightseeing, and coaching his sons’ baseball and soccer teams.
Sean Kerner, Senior Editor, QuinStreet/InternetNews
Journalist, technology user, tinkerer and sometimes Klingon. I believe that Journalist's professional biography is best expressed in his/her body of work - here's my latest as Google sees it: https://news.google.com/news/search?hl=en&ned=us&q=%22sean+michael+kerner%22&ie=UTF-8&scorin
Guy Smith, Principal, Silicon Strategies Marketing
Guy Smith is the chief consultant for Silicon Strategies. Guy brings a combination of technical, managerial and marketing experience to Silicon Strategies projects. Directly and as a consultant, Guy has worked with a variety of technology producing organizations. A partial list of these technology firms include ORBiT Group (high-availability backup software), Telamon (wireless middleware), Wink Communications (interactive television), LogMeIn (remote desktop), FundNET (SaaS), Open-Xchange (groupware), DeviceAnywhere (mobile apps), VA Software (enterprise software), Virtual Iron (server virtualization), SUSE (Linux distributions and applications), BrainWave (application prototyping) and Novell. Before turning to marketing, Guy was a technologist for NASA, McDonnell Douglas, Circuit City Corporate Headquarters and other organizations. Guy spent more than a decade focused on IT infrastructure issues and managing complex, multi-platform mainframe-class installations and staffs. Guy has more than a decade of experience in product marketing, product strategy and branding strategy development.

Best Project Management Solution

Berj Akian, CEO, ClassLink, Inc.
Berj Akian founded ClassLink, Inc., in 1998. What began as an effort to help a local school to create a leading technology environment somewhat accidently matured into a next generation innovative cloud-based learning desktop that has the potential to save school districts tens of thousands of dollars in technology spending. Through his vision, ClassLink developed a personalized virtual desktop designed for education that is accessible from to any internet connected device, anywhere. ClassLink continues to innovate with solutions for real challenges in schools at both the classroom and district levels. ClassLink’s products have been embraced by major partners like HP and he consistently provides leadership in education technology issues. If Berj is not at work (physically or virtually!) or doing volunteer work for one of the community organizations that have his cell number (he can’t say no!) you can probably find him somewhere with his wonderful wife or on the field coaching for one of his cheerful three daughters.
Richard Bird, VP, Identity & Access Management Information Risk Manager, JPMorgan Chase
Richard has been a leader, implementer and technology strategist for the past 17 years. He has delivered more than $1.5 billion in projects and programs across multiple industries and he has led dozens of large scale change events and technology solution selections in the financial services, investment banking and retail products sectors. He has held positions ranging from project manager to Chief Information Officer.
Lani Boyer, Senior Project Manager, Innovation and Concept Development, The College Board
Lani Boyer is a Project Management Institute-certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with 16 years’ experience in Internet and technology project and product management, most recently in the fields of educational technology and publishing/media. She holds an M.A. in Arts Administration from Indiana University at Bloomington and a B.A. in Music with minor in Economics (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
Lucien Parsons, Founder, Operations Catalyst - Gaming Consulting
Lucien is a Gaming Business and Operations Expert with both a programming background and a Wharton School MBA in Innovation Management. His experience covers 4 continents, 8 years of game development, and 16 years of Production working on everything from a 1MM MAU Facebook game to a (unreleased) AAA MMO (by Bethesda Games sister studio, ZeniMax Online Studios) to Serious Games for the Department of Defense and large banks. He was a founder of the MMO studio at ZeniMax, Head of Operations for 4mm Games (working with Rockstar Games co-founders), and now consults with a variety of game companies on metrics, building their business, financial planning, and operations as well as with non-game companies on integrating game design into their products and technology (AKA gamification.)
Kristina Podnar, Principal, NativeTrust Consulting
NativeTrust Consulting LLC is the brainchild of Kristina Podnar, an information management consultant with over fourteen years of practice helping organizations achieve their content management and portal solution goals. Her experience spans the government, private, and non-profit sectors, as a government employee, management consultant, and entrepreneur. Kristina is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), with expertise in large-scale cost and time-constrained systems deployments, and the strong ability to support multiple simultaneous projects with strict attention to detail. Her client work has spanned from government clients including the F.B.I., U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Small Business Administration, and the U.S. General Services Administration, to private sector clients Delta Dental, BEA (now Oracle), and Fannie Mae, as well as to associations and non-profit organizations American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), St. Jude’s Hospital, CARE International, and PBS. Kristina holds a BA in International Studies and an MBA in International Business, Pacific Rim from Dominican University of California.

Best Relationship Management Solution

Richard Bird, VP, Identity & Access Management Information Risk Manager, JPMorgan Chase
Richard has been a leader, implementer and technology strategist for the past 17 years. He has delivered more than $1.5 billion in projects and programs across multiple industries and he has led dozens of large scale change events and technology solution selections in the financial services, investment banking and retail products sectors. He has held positions ranging from project manager to Chief Information Officer.
Michael Fauscette, GVP, Software Business Solutions, IDC
Michael Fauscette leads IDC’s Software Business Solutions Group which includes research and consulting in enterprise software applications, collaboration and social applications, software partner and alliances, software vendor business models, cloud computing and software pricing and licensing. He also provides thought leadership in the area of social applications and the transition to the social business. With extensive executive experience with software vendors ranging from large enterprise companies to small Silicon Valley start ups, Mr. Fauscette brings a unique perspective by relating research data and trends to the overall strategic focus and go to market strategy of application software companies. Prior to joining IDC, Mr. Fauscette held senior consulting and services roles with seven software vendors including Autodesk, Inc., PeopleSoft, Inc. and MRO, Inc. Mr. Fauscette is a published author, blogger and accomplished public speaker on software, social business and software services strategies.

Best Security Solution

Cristian Badea, CIO, Avangate
A founding member of Avangate, Cristian Badea has had a major impact over the company's strategic direction and progress over the years. He understands new trends in technology and how to successfully and efficiently align IT to business goals. Cristian has a well rounded insight into the software industry, being a developer himself. At the same time, his expertise spans technical, financial and business areas. At Avangate, he is leading multi-departmental projects addressing solution functionality and innovation, scalability, security and efficient resource planning. An outspoken person, Cristian is a mentor and friend to colleagues and partners.
Jay Ferron, cio, Interactive Security Training
Jay has working on various projects that include training, Windows and Unix security designs, Network infrastructures, enterprise designs and installations. Clients include Microsoft, fortune 500 companies, banks, government agencies, health agencies and providers. As a speaker, Jay has presented at APCUG, Comdex, Tech Forum Managers meetings, Future Forum 2000, ISPCON, Corporate Advisory Board, CTEXPO, Web Developer conference, Microsoft Tech-Ed, WPC, Web 2.0, and many computer user groups. Jay travels the around the world teaching and training users of computer technologies. Jay is an Microsoft Springboard Technical Expert Panel (STEP) member and a Microsoft MVP. Jay has taught at colleges and published author.
Larry Loeb, Principal, PBC Enterprises
Former Editor: Byte, WebWeek. BIX Articles: too many to list for most of the major dead-tree publishers Books: Hackproofing XML, Secure Electronic Transactions
Anurag Sharma, Senior Project Manager, WithumSmith+Brown (WS+B)
Mr. Sharma is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified in Risk and Information Security Controls (CRISC) and is also trained to perform ISO/IEC 17799 based IS audits, Service Audits (SSAE 16, SOC2 and SOC3).

Best SEO Solution

Manish Chowdhary, Chief Executive Officer, GoECart
Manish Chowdhary is the Founder & CEO of GoECart, the leader in on-demand ecommerce solutions. GoECart's mission is to empower Small and Mid Size merchants with cutting edge ecommerce technology that allows them to compete and win even in the most competitive online markets. Manish provides business and technology leadership to GoECart and its clients. He is an innovative business leader and a visionary who creates and executes revenue-producing strategies by developing and launching new solutions to address market needs. Manish is a recognized expert in his field and a sought after public speaker on topics such as ecommerce, entrepreneurship, and online marketing. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Bridgeport and patents in collaborative commerce." Manish is often quoted, interviewed, and featured in leading publications including: • New York Times • Entrepreneur Magazine • Internet Retailer • Website Magazine • India New England • Hartford Business Journal • Stamford Business Journal • Housatonic Community College • WGCH • WebMaster Radio
Amanda Kleha, Sr. Director of Marketing, Zendesk
As Senior Director of Online Marketing at Zendesk, Amanda Kleha has helped take the company from approximately 1,000 to 25,000 customers. Her passions lie in the data behind marketing and optimizing the user experience. Prior to Zendesk, Amanda worked at Google and Agilent Technologies in various marketing and IT roles. She holds a MBA from Yale School of Management.
Houston Neal, Director of Marketing, Software Advice
Houston Neal is the Director of Marketing at Software Advice, a lead generation service for software companies. Internally funded and privately held since 2005, it has helped more than 90,000 software buyers find software that can best meet their needs. Today, Software Advice provides demand generation services for more than 650 software vendors. Ranked #134 in the 2011 Inc. 500 list of America's Fastest-Growing Companies; ranked #2 in Austin. Before joining Software Advice, Houston provided SEO, SEM and marketing strategy consulting services to a variety of small- and mid-sized companies in the eCommerce, finance and hospitality markets. He started his career as a Web Content Manager at Mbira Technologies, which owns and operates e-commerce and content/community-based sites in the musical instruments and equipment industry, including: zZounds.com, Gearwire.com, American Musical Supply (www.americanmusical.com) and Same Day Music (www.samedaymusic.com). Two of Mbira's sites are top 300 internet retailers. Mbira is ranked among Chicago area's top 300 private businesses.

Best Social Business Solution

John Cargile, Managing Director, RBTR Consulting
Marketing consultant to technology companies. Focused on inbound leads through content/SEO, social media, relationship nurturing, digital advertising, and business analysis. Previously managing editor for MediaNews Group's Niche Magazine Division and Managing Director for Software Business Magazine and Events, where I worked closely with SIIA over the years. Launched and directed publications in software, industrial technology, and wireless communications.
George Dearing, Founder, Dearing Group
George Dearing is Founder of the Dearing Group and helps organizations communicate and collaborate more effectively. He's spent more than 15 years consulting and writing about enterprise technology for a wide array of clients and publications. George is also an advocate for greentech and works with numerous organizations in the sustainability sector.

Best Supply Chain Management Solution

Matt Childs, Founder & CEO, DreamSimplicity
Matt Childs is the founder and CEO of DreamSimplicity, Inc., an early evangelist for cloud-based business apps, and a well known experimenter with social media. Matt's background growing sales organizations in early stage startups for the past 5 years, fuels great conversations and exciting content at www.dreamsimplicity.com. Matt has been instrumental in writing, directing and deploying over 200 videos for use in highly targeted B2B social medial campaigns worldwide. Matt’s expertise lies in creating and deploying rich media to targeted audiences on the social web.
Pravin Kumar, Senior Director, Marketing Solutions, Microsoft Corp
Pravin has been in the business of developing and delivering enterprise software systems for over 25 years. He has been called on by leading VCs to help their companies with product strategy. He also speaks and writes about product development. He started off as a developer and progressed to leadership roles in Software Development, Product Management, Product Marketing, and Product Strategy. He has delivered a variety of successful SaaS-based products including systems in Digital Advertising, CRM, Procurement, Supply Chain, as well as a Services marketplace. He also delivered traditional on-premise systems that include, an integration platform, and an online documentation delivery system. He has worked at both start-ups such as Ketera & CrossWorlds and at large companies such as Microsoft, Manugistics, SAP, Sun, and Yahoo.
John Martin, CTO, IQNavigator, Inc.
As CEO Emerging Markets and CTO of IQNavigator, John Martin leads all operations for the company’s SaaS solutions, including company strategy, marketing, product definition and development, technology operations, implementation services and support. John’s product ownership over nine years has led to IQNavigator’s leadership in Services Procurement SaaS solutions. Prior to joining IQNavigator, John held multiple executive positions at Saba Software as it grew twenty-fold into the leader in its segment, including VP Product Management where he led the definition and delivery of Saba’s entire product portfolio, and VP Internet Services where he led the definition and delivery of Saba’s multi-tenant hosted application. John was also VP of Convergence Technologies for CSG Systems as that company went public and grew to over $200M in sales. As a management consultant at McKinsey for four years, John led engagements to solve major strategic issues and increase value for clients across many industries. John was also one of the first employees in Oracle’s consulting division for four years as Oracle grew from its IPO into a billion-dollar firm. John holds an MBA from Stanford, where he graduated in the top 10 percent of his class, and BS degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT.

Best Systems Management Solution

Betsy Bilhorn, VP, Product Management, Scribe Software Corporation
Prior to joining Scribe, Bilhorn held several leadership positions at SaaS pioneer WebTrends, including participation in the evolution of WebTrends OnDemand. She has also held leadership positions at system integrator, Lease Dimensions, where she managed large deployments of global CRM, ERP, and financial systems, including acquisition and integration. Her clients have included American Honda, Baxter Healthcare, Cisco Systems, Ford Motor Credit, HP, Transamerica, and Volkswagen.
Jay Ferron, cio, Interactive Security Training
Jay has working on various projects that include training, Windows and Unix security designs, Network infrastructures, enterprise designs and installations. Clients include Microsoft, fortune 500 companies, banks, government agencies, health agencies and providers. As a speaker, Jay has presented at APCUG, Comdex, Tech Forum Managers meetings, Future Forum 2000, ISPCON, Corporate Advisory Board, CTEXPO, Web Developer conference, Microsoft Tech-Ed, WPC, Web 2.0, and many computer user groups. Jay travels the around the world teaching and training users of computer technologies. Jay is an Microsoft Springboard Technical Expert Panel (STEP) member and a Microsoft MVP. Jay has taught at colleges and published author.
Logan Harbaugh, Senior Contributing Editor, InfoWorld
Logan Harbaugh is a freelance reviewer and IT consultant located in Redding, CA, who has worked in IT for more than 20 years. He has been a Senior Contributing Editor with InfoWorld Labs for ten years, was a Senior Technology Editor at Information Week Labs for five years, and has written reviews for many publications and web sites, including Storage Magazine, TechTarget.com, Information Week, eWeek, Network World, Linux Journal, PC Magazine and Internet.com. He has also written two books on network troubleshooting.
Brian Reed, Chief Product Officer, BoxTone
As BoxTone’s Chief Product Officer, Brian Reed brings 20+ years of experience in strategy, product, and marketing in the technology industry. Brian has served in executive and management functions in a wide variety of tech markets including mobility, systems/network management, application performance management, application development, database, middleware, business intelligence and SaaS/Cloud. Brian is a frequent writer and speaker at major industry events on wide variety of topics including mobility, service management, business/IT optimization, marketing, eMarketing/social media and entrepreneurial startups.Brian currently fulfills advisory and/or board roles at several early stage technology companies.
Alan Wallace, Manager, PressContact, LLC
Alan Wallace has been in technology for 15 years as a publicist, freelance writer and broadcast reporter. Wallace was also the founder of iAgency - the first public relations and marketing firm for the Internet. Wallace has also served at S/VP level public relations lead for Live365, Panda Software, MeziMedia & CyberDefender Corporation.

Best Video Tool

MJ Vilardi, VP and Chief Operating Officer, Hart Learning Group LLC
MJ Vilardi is an Emmy-award winning video and film producer with a diverse background in broadcast television, media production, and screenwriting. He served as Art Director at WUSA, and Creative Director at Capitol Video Communications. As Creative Director for Roku Technologies, he led efforts to make information management software more intuitive and user-friendly. He supervised the creative team behind Washington DC’s award-winning “Bird’s Eye Tour” website, and has recently presented professional workshops on leveraging new media to the American Medical Association Communications Conference. He is CEO of Vilardi Creative Associates, which offers creative consulting, video production services, concept development and script writing. Recent screenwriting honors include two 2011 Telly Awards for "Revolutionizing Lifelong Learning" for the American College of Cardiology. Currently VP & COO of Hart Learning Group LLC, which offers innovative training and professional development solutions.
Alan Wallace, Manager, PressContact, LLC
Alan Wallace has been in technology for 15 years as a publicist, freelance writer and broadcast reporter. Wallace was also the founder of iAgency - the first public relations and marketing firm for the Internet. Wallace has also served at S/VP level public relations lead for Live365, Panda Software, MeziMedia & CyberDefender Corporation.
Bruce Watts, Video Pro Teacher, School District 23 -Central Okanagan
Bruce Watts teaches Video Production at a Dr. Knox Middle School in Kelowna, BC. Bruce is in his third action-packed year in this position and enjoys the energy and ideas his students bring to their productions.

EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY CATEGORIES

Best Postsecondary Personalized Learning Solution

Carolyn Brockman, Instructor, Ozarks Technical Community College
I have a master's degree in Instructional Technology Distance Education and have all but my dissertation for my doctorate in the same field. I have taught future teachers instructional technology since 2006. I use instructional technology to teach math study strategies and computer study strategies. My dissertation topic is long-term memory strategies for course objectives. I supervise the tutoring center computer lab when I'm not in class.
Tom Conley, Career Resource Center Coordinator, Kishwaukee College
Tom is A.B.D. in late imperial Russian history, specializing in unemployment. To gather current information, Tom joined the Adult Education program at Kishwaukee College and works at their satellite site at the Illinois workNet Center in DeKalb, assisting unemployed residents living in northern Illinois.
Julia Hengstler, Educational Technologist & Instructor, Faculty of Education Vancouver Island University
Julia Hengstler is the Educational Technologist and an Instructor at the Faculty of Education at Vancouver Island University. Along with a Certificate in School Management & Leadership (University of Victoria) & a Master of Arts in Distributed Learning (Royal Roads University), she spent over a decade teaching grades 6-12 (including adult night school) covering all major subject areas in both traditional & non-traditional settings. She served on the executives of the Educators for Distributed Learning PSA (BC Teachers’ Federation) & the BC Computer Curriculum Consortium. She has presented at international conferences such as AERA 2012 (Vancouver), AACE’s World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (Vancouver, 2007) as well as in districts across British Columbia. Her writing credits include, “Managing Your Digital Footprint: Ostriches v. Eagles” in Education for a Digital World 2.0 Volume 1; “Open Source for Educators” (Chapter 8 in Education for a Digital World, Commonwealth of Learning, 2008); Adminfo (Dec. 2008 & Oct. 2007), and Academic Exchange Quarterly (June 2001). Julia's current interests are incorporating cloud computing and social media into K12 & post-secondary education and developing frameworks for digital citizenship (K12 & post-secondary).
David Hunt, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Augusta State University
Education 1990-1996 Ph.D., Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1988-1991 M.S., Sociology, Brigham Young University 1983-1988 B.S., Sociology, Brigham Young University Teaching Experience 2009-present Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Social Work, Augusta State University Courses: Introduction to Sociology Methods of Social Research I Methods of Social Research II Sociology of Education Social Stratification Sociology of Religion Sociology of Sport 1999-2007 Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, The University of Southern Mississippi Courses: Understanding Society (Introductory Sociology) Social Problems Sociology of Education Social Inequality/Stratification Quantitative Methods/Statistics Sociology of Religion Sociology of Sport Sociology of Adolescence Research Experience 2009-present Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Social Work, Augusta State University 2008 Consultant, Center for Research in Creative Learning, The University of Southern Mississippi 1999-2007 Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, The University of Southern Mississippi 1996-1999 Postdoctoral Fellow, Rockefeller Foundation-National Synthesis of the Evaluation of the Comer School Development Program, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University 1992-1996 Office of Computing and Communications for the Social Sciences, UIUC Statistics, Research, and Computer Applications Consultant Current Research Effects of Societal Shifts on Education, Principal Investigator Transition from Middle School to High School, Principal Investigator Domestic Abuse among College Students Effects of Specific Extracurricular Activities on Academic Success in High School
Larry Lambert, Online Instructional Support Specialist, Southwestern College
Professional educator, writer and administrator for 30+ years. National Award winning college faculty. Innovative and successful online course and curriculum developer. College and university national consultant for online learning programs and technical services. Professional web designer and graphics specialist. Faculty mentor for online coursework and state award winner for top-rated online course design.
Angela Velez-Solic, Instructional Design Specialist, Indiana University Northwest
Dr. Angela Velez-Solic is an experienced online educator, faculty developer and trainer. She spent the first ten years of her academic career teaching traditional college courses in English and the Humanities; during that time she started teaching online as well. In 2007 she started full time work with online faculty, devoting her time, attention, and graduate research on the best ways to train and develop online faculty. She also has extensive experience in designing courses for traditional as well as online learning. Angela enjoys presenting at conferences regularly and has written two book chapters that will be published this year. She has a B.A. in English & Education, a M.A. in English, a Ph.D. in Adult & Postsecondary Education and works full time at Indiana University Northwest.
Mel Whiteside, Director - Engineering Technology, Wichita State University
- Master of Arts in Career and Technical Education - Ball State University - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Tabor College - Director, Engineering Technology, Wichita State University (current) - Program Revisions Manager, FlighSafety International (3 yrs.) - Lead Instructor, Engineering Graphics Technology, Butler Community College (8 yrs.)

Best Classroom Management Solution

Shawn Denny, Information Services Librarian, Taylor University
Professor Shawn Denny is an Internet industry veteran with over seventeen years of experience in Internet application and web site management and development. His experience spans both educational, public and private sectors, with an emphasis on user interface design and user experience. He also has over 8 years of experience in library environments, primarily focused on user experience solutions, but also in the breadth of librarian service as a tenure-track faculty librarian. His current experience is in managing the electronic information resources, technology, and user experience for the Taylor University Zondervan library, with emphasis on managing and developing applications to improve the management of the library and user experience for students and faculty. In private industry, his most recent experience focused on visual presentation of business intelligence data in the travel and financial industries for clients such as Expedia and Citibank, as well as working in cross-company efforts to complete SAS70, Visa CISSP and SOX compliance. He has worked in the telecommunications industry supporting pioneer efforts to provide high speed internet services in the hospitality and multi-family markets. As one of the first three webmasters of AOL, he co-developed AOL's first Web sites, and was responsible for the content, coding, and management.
Sonya Franklin, Associate Professor of Nursing, Cleveland State Community College
My work history includes teaching in an Associate Degree Nursing program, teaching for an online RN-BSN transition program and teaching online for Axia (UOP). Prior to teaching I worked as the Nursing Supervisor for my local Health Department for about five years. In May 2009 I completed my MHA degree with University of Phoenix Online and in January 2010 I opened a free health clinic in my community for the uninsured. I completed my MSN program in May 2006, also from UOP and then took a short break from school. I earned my BSN with the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2003. I started my college education at a community college and just couldn’t seem to stop going to school. I love to learn and I especially enjoy the freedom online education affords my busy schedule. As a nurse I have worked in Pediatrics (my true love) both hospital bedside nursing and office nursing. From there I worked six years in Public Health. I am a first second year doctoral student and I plan to do my dissertation on the need for a nursing curriculum that works for today's student.
June Gerred, Mrs, Glenpool Public Schools
BA in Early Childhood Education. Experience with Music, grades PK - 3rd, including Multi-age. Currently Director of Curriculum Technology. Responsible for implementation of instructional management software, development of district benchmarks, development and implementation of data driven standards based grading.
John Hughes, Professional Educator, John C Hughes
After graduating from Southern Utah University, in Cedar City, Utah, I started my teaching career in the Alpine School District, in Cedar Hills, Utah. I was a computer technology teacher for 1200 students during my first year of teaching. I have since taught 5th grade for 3 years and have been teaching 6th grade for the past 7 years. I have served as a teacher ambassador for Scholastic Book Clubs in 2006 and spent 3 days in New York City providing a teacher's prospective to their marketing teams. Last spring I completed my Masters of Administration from the University of Utah and have also recently earned a math endorsement from the State of Utah. I love teaching and look forward to many more years of helping educate tomorrow's leaders.
Chitra Mahajani, Teacher, PGCPS
I am currently working in Duval High School as a mathematics and Engineering(PLTW) teacher. I Am also in Duval High School's STEM team and a participant of the NCTAF learning studios. I work with NASA scientists to create project based lessons in order to promote STEM education among students.
Dennis Michalski, Music Specialist, Maricopa Unified School District #20
Music teacher since 1991 Currently employed by Maricopa Unified School District #20 in Arizona.
Christine Ortiz, Executive Director, Lawton Chiles Preparatory School
Christine Ortiz is a social entrepreneur, with expertise in the fields of marketing and branding, youth empowerment, education and curriculum design. An MIT grad with two masters’ degrees (M.Ed and MNM from the University of Central Florida), Ortiz spent her high school years working on the national, teen anti-smoking Truth Campaign and advising corporate executives on engaging youths for social change. At the age if 18 she founded her company, Allen Ortiz Consulting, through which she developed youth empowerment curriculums, designed marketing and branding strategies for social change initiatives, launched state and country-wide change campaigns, and spoke in front of hundreds of thousands of youth and adults. She opened a tutoring and test prep center, a stepping-stone to her most recent venture, a K-12 school. Lawton Chiles Preparatory School is an innovative school, with mixed-age classrooms, an integrated and thematic curriculum design, and a constant focus on individuality. While this alternative structure works well for all students, it is particularly successful with students that would otherwise have fallen through the cracks, particularly twice-exceptional students, students that are gifted and also have a learning disability. Her background in entrepreneurship, branding, marketing and empowerment help mold her innovative approach to education.
MaryAnn Powell, Instructional Technology Facilitator, Edgecombe County Public Schools
August 2012-present: Instructional Tech Facilitator, Edgecombe County Public Schools October 2010-June 2012: Tech Facilitator, Edgecombe Early College High School November 2009-October 2010: Department Manager, Office Depot, Rocky Mount, NC January 2008-June 2009: Director of Testing & Accountability, Halifax Co. Schools January 1999-January 2008: Technology Facilitator at 2 different schools in Wake County Public School System (Fuller Elementary and Millbrook Elementary)
Kelly Ralston, Assistant Principal, USD 233
My philosophy regarding academic leadership is based upon the work of Richard DuFour and Professional Learning Communities. This foundation enables educators to work interdependently with the focus on student learning. The collaborative approach opens the door for teacher reflection and learning and maintains the focus on data to make decisions. As Alan Blankenstein (2004) states, “Failure is Not an Option”. While failure is most often associated with students who need intervention strategies, we cannot neglect the student who is underachieving because we have not provided the rigor or opportunity to accelerate. Through the use of common assessments, SMART goals for students and staff, and differentiation, we help all students. Even if an organizations’ foundation is strong and embedded with educators focused and committed to the learning of each student, as Jim Collins (2001) states in his book Good to Great, “Good is the enemy of great”, and the responsibility of the administrator is to keep the passion, focus and vision alive so all students succeed.
Jacque Rice, 5th Grade Lead Teacher, Dallas County R-1 Schools
After receiving my Bachelor's degree in Education in 1998, I began teaching 5th grade in Buffalo, Missouri. Having a great passion for technology and "gadgets", I went on to obtain my Master's Degree in Instructional Technology. I have taught adjunt technology courses at local universities and provided many professional development courses to teachers in my district. I have worked hard to bring and implement new technology in our building every year. This year I have the honor of being the only classroom in the district to be all digital using MacBooks and iPads.

Best Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solution

Angela Akins, Chemistry Teacher, Diocese of greensburg
Graduate of St Vincent College 1997 Taught 13 years at Greensburg Central catholic High School (Modern Chemistry and Introduction to Chemistry and Physics.
Jeff Burleson, Associate Dean if Instructional Design, King College
Ph.D. in Education: Occupational and Technical studies. Research emphasis: Web-based learning and instructional design. Twenty (20) years teaching higher education and K12 faculty to develop and deliver web-based courses based on instructional design and pedagogically sound best practices.
Marian Casey, Principal, MEC Consulting
Marian Casey Specialist in eLearning and Organizational Design Marian Casey is passionate about the process of learning and technologies that can transform the learning experience. She is an independent consultant with MEC Consulting Services, where she assists nonprofit and corporate clients design and produce innovative onsite and web-based learning and research solutions. She brings to her work a unique blend of academic, business and technological perspectives that result in learning solutions that align with business needs and improve organizational performance. • Conducted needs assessment for Certain Software regarding the technical tools and delivery methods this software-as-a-service company would need to develop to enter the higher education continuing education marketplace • Developed an eLearning Design Strategy and Learning Systems Assessment for Eved, Inc., an early-stage software-as-a-service company. • For Deltak Innovation led curriculum design of multimedia online course to teach higher education faculty the fundamentals of online teaching and learning • At Perspectives, Ltd., facilitated communication, team development and mentor training for health care clients including Northwestern University and University of Chicago Medical School • Created a Social Media Strategy and Implementation Plan for the YMCA of the USA Marian has a M.S. in Learning and Organizational Change from Northwestern University and a J.D. from Chicago Kent College of Law. Her master’s thesis, “Utilizing Computer Based Simulations to Develop Employees Soft Skills”, involved original research on the use of advanced simulation environments as tools to instruct employees in leadership and communication skills. She is the founder and Executive Director of Answers for Special Kids (ASK), an Illinois-based not for profit that has helped several hundred families around the country to obtain appropriate special education services for their children with special needs. An active community member and experienced board member, Marian has assisted in the launching of various charter schools and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Namaste Charter School in Chicago.
Lynne Crawford, Director of Special Services, Rutherford Public Schools
B.S. and M.S. i Special Education, Professional Diploma in Administration and Supervision, J.D. licensed attorney in NY and NJ, Special Education teacher and Staff Development Specialist for 19 years with the NYC Board of Education, 3 years as Compliance Officer and Assistant to the Executive Vice-President and then President at Bergen Community College, 3 years as Assistant to the Director of Special Services in Ridgewood Public Schools, 1 year as attorney for Schwartz, Simon, Edenstein, Celso and Kessler, 10+ years as Director of Special Services for Rutherford Public Schools, 9 years as a school board member for the South Orange/Maplewood School District.
Larry Lambert, Online Instructional Support Specialist, Southwestern College
Professional educator, writer and administrator for 30+ years. National Award winning college faculty. Innovative and successful online course and curriculum developer. College and university national consultant for online learning programs and technical services. Professional web designer and graphics specialist. Faculty mentor for online coursework and state award winner for top-rated online course design.

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Christina Badman, Dean of Curriculum/MS LA Teacher, Sacred Heart Catholic School
I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Education at Wright State University and my Master's Degree in Instructional technology and curriculum online through Grand Canyon University. I was an elementary teacher (grades 3-5) for 14 years and have been teaching middle school Langauge Arts(grades 6-8) for the past 2 years now. I attend many different conferences including ISTE, FETC and ASCD programs and regularly use Twitter and other social media to extend my own professional development. I love to integrate technology in all my classes and am always looking to find different ways to use new ideas or tools with my students. In June of 2010, I became the Dean of Curriculum at my current school and began assisting my principal with all learning and assessment aspects of the school. I am also a trained representative of the Florida Catholic Conference and particpate in school visitations in the state of Florida. These visitations provide the FCC with validation as to the school's compliance with their accreditation. I am currently working on an action research project using a gaming sytem academically in my classes and have been selected, along with a colleague, to present at FETC in January of 2012.
Ed Bonhaus, Technology Integration Specialist, Kenton County School District
As the Instructional Technology Consultant for the Kenton County School District, I am responsible for encouraging and assisting teachers with integrating technology into their classrooms. I am a certified SMART Notebook 11 for Windows, SMART Response, & SMART Classroom Suite Certified Trainer as well as a Thinkfinity trainer and Microsoft Innovative Educator.
Shu-Ying Bonner, Teacher, Hawaii State Department of Education
I have been teaching high school English for near 15 years. In 2006, I got my ANational Board Certificate. Often, I went to professional development workshops to shaarpen my skills as a teacher. Also, I frequently participate in Hawaii State Assessment grading process, which has trained me to work at the judging level in the course of making decisions.
Scott Horsch, Curriculum Director, Mendota High School
I have worked as an educator for twenty seven years as a teacher, counselor, principal, and central office administrator. Throughout my experiences, I have worked with technology in educational settings as it has developed over the past twenty four years. My experiences have included: working with interactive whiteboards, wireless slates, lcd projectors, student management systems, e-mail systems, digital cameras, and portable handheld data collection devices.
Vicki Napper, Faculty, Weber State University
Currently working in Teacher Educatiion, previous experience as an Instructional Designer at the Center for Distance Learning (University of Alaska Anchorage), System Analyst for SouthWest Research Institute, product development for special needs populations and parents.
Andrew Nelson, Associate Principal, Oregon Community Unit District 220
I worked for 19 years as a 7-12 language arts instructor in Wisconsin and Illinois. In 2007, after finishign my educational administration coursework, I became site director for an alternative high school. The following year, I was hired as associate principal at Oregon High School. I now oversee three departments and am leading a team that will attempt to move our school to be more responsive to student needs and best education practices for the 21st century. Effectively using technology will play a larger role in the work our team will do.
Amy Perry-DelCorvo, CEO/Executive Director, NYSCATE
Newly appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of NYSCATE –New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education, Amy joins us with over 15 years of Educational Service Agency experience as the Assistant Superintendent of Monroe 1 BOCES and previously as the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES. Amy is the recipient of the prestigious "Forty Under 40" award from the Rochester Business Alliance and is one of the founding members of the USNY Technology Policy and Practice Council, led by the Board of Regents in New York State. Amy is currently a COSN Board Member, and recently completed her fifth year on the Board of Directors for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), where she served on the Organizational Affiliate Executive Committee. She has served on the leadership team of the Technology Standards for School Administrators (TSSA) Collaborative and has worked with many educational institutions across the country regarding best practices and projects regarding effective and efficient uses of technology in schools.
Heidi Roycroft, Teacher-Librarian, North Thurston Public Schools
A teacher-librarian for over a decade, I have been a part of many digital transformations and am excited when new solutions can be applied to improve the teaching and learning process. I am the Listserv Moderator for the Washington Library Media Association, a professional organization for teacher librarians. I compose and send the twitter feeds for Komachin Middle School @kmswolves. I'm an avid reader of blogs and twitter and a member of the edWeb.net community of educators where I regularly participate in webinars and the email listserv.
Emily Silverman, Teacher, Parent-Teacher Conference Coordinator, Greens Farms Academy
BA Yale University MA Hunter College Emphasis on creation of meaningful understanding and content via authentic integration of technology. Presented at local, state, and national level.
Heather Spaulding, Instructional Assistant, West Rutland School
I have been involved with education since my own beginnings of school in 1992. I began working as an Instructional Assistant in 2006 as a freshmen in college. I completed my Bachelor's program in 2009, where I became full time at the school as an Assistant. I am currently in an Autism Behavior Intervention Program that will be completed within the next three years. I am familiar with assistive technology such as Vantage boards, smartphone apps, Ipad apps, and SMART board technologies.
Lyn Sweetapple, ITRT, Fauquier County Public Schools
After becoming a teacher, I ended up teaching techology because I had previously been an adminstrative assistant. Computers didn't scare me. Since then I have fully embraced helping others find technologies to make their time, teaching, and learning more productive.

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Edlena Adams, Ms, Ministry of Education
Ms Adams has worked in the techcnical vocational education field for the past 19 years. Was head of the Business Administration and Hospitality department of the Technical and Vocational division of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Community College. She was responsible for ensuring that students were given the help needed in order to succeed, and to ensure that the standards used were current, relevant and easy to follow. She holds a 1st degree in Business Administration and a 2nd degree in a Masters of Arts in Distance Education. Ms Adams is involve with community group to write projects to seek funds for the development of road and education resources.
Cathy Baker, District Instructional Tech Coordinator, Elmhurst CUSD 205
I have been in education for over 21 years and have had a focus in educational technology for the past 16 years. I currently work for a school district of 8200 students from Early Childhood to grade 12 providing education tech guidance and professional development for a staff of 600.
Sharon Bolan, Library Media Specialist/ITRT, Lunenburg County Schools
I have my Masters degree in Education with an endorsements in NK-8, Reading K-12, and School Library Media. I have been employed in the same county for 23 years. I was awarded the ITRT of the year in 2010 and Master Teacher of the year in 2007.
John Ittelson, Professor, California State University, Monetery Bay
JOHN C. ITTELSON Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Information Technology and Communication Design ~One of the founding faculty at CSUMB, his areas of expertise include distance and on line learning, multimedia development and ePortfolio issues. Dr. Ittelson received a Bachelor's degree in Radio-Television-Film, a Master's Degree in Instructional Television, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Instructional Design from Northwestern University. John has taught in the CSU System for over 33 years, first at CSU Chico and then as a founding faculty member at CSUMB. Additionally, he sits on the Boards of: Access Monterey Peninsula Cable Consortium (AMP), the California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (CASCD, Pacific Metrics and the National Board of the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CLIC). John has been appointed as an Apple Distinguished Educator, an Adobe Educational Leader and serves as the co-facilitator of a Community of Practice: EPAC - Electronic Portfolio Action and Communication, a national group focused on using ePortfolios. He is also the co-chair of the Academic ePortfolio Workgroup for Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC). John’s primary interest is in ePortfolio development, and the effective use of technology in mobile teaching and learning. Additionally, he consults to the CalStateTEACH program and to th
Cindy Murphy, Curriculum Specialist, Seneca Highlands IU9
Cindy Murphy. Cindy has taught in rural schools in Northwestern Pa for 12 years teaching 8th Grade Math, Remedial Math, Algebra I, and evening adult GED classes. She has presented at the national, state and local level at Math and Technology Conferences. Cindy is currently a Curriculum Specialist at Seneca Highlands IU9 where she has facilitated professional development in math, literacy, school improvement, data analysis and technology for local teachers and administrators for the past 5 years.
Cathy Poplin, Deputy Assoc. Supt for Educational Technology, Arizona Dept of Education
Cathy Poplin is the Deputy Associate Superintendent for Educational Technology at the Arizona Department of Education (ADE). She oversees several large technology initiatives: e-Learning Task Force, IDEAL (Integrated Data to Enhance Arizona’s Learning) Portal project, Statewide Instructional Technology Project and the EETT grant program. Before coming to ADE, she held educational technology roles in 3 local districts and taught in the College of Education at Grand Canyon University. In June 2008, Ms. Poplin was elected to the SETDA (State Educational Technology Directors Association) Board of Directors and was elected Chairman in June 2010. She currently holds the office of Treasurer for the Arizona Technology in Education Alliance (AzTEA, an ISTE affiliate). She has a BS in Training and Development from Grand Canyon University and a M.Ed. in Learning and Instructional Technology from Arizona State University. Cathy is a frequent presenter at local, state and national technology conferences.
John Rumery, Owner, Rumery Communications
John Rumery wears multiple hats. He is the Innovation and Jobs Editor for Rapid Growth Media. He is also an adjunct faculty in the business department at GRCC. In addition to being an experienced faculty member at both GRCC and Grand Valley State University, John is the founder of Rumery Communications which creates web-based content and training solutions for organizations. He is also one of the founders of Interaction Works, a Grand Rapids-based business that helps businesses build their customer database and increase social interaction with their clients. . John is also very involved in the community; board member of AimWest, co-organizer of Startup Weekend West Michigan, and music programmer at WYCE. For a complete review, please visit John Rumery on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/johnrumery
Munir Shaikh, Director of Online Education, Human Assistance and Development International
Munir Shaikh is Director of Online Education at CLASSRoad, the Center for Languages, Arts and Societies of the Silk Road, a California-based non-profit dedicated to providing online professional development solutions for teachers of world languages, and educational materials about world cultures. He has over 20 years of experience in the non-profit educational sector, with expertise in world history, social studies and teaching about world religions, and is passionate about applying the emerging education technologies and associated new pedagogies in the humanities. He provides a rare combination of technology savvy, content knowledge, and administrative competence in developing CLASSRoad courses, engaging user communities, and conceptualizing new applications.

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Keith Barnes, Technology Integration Specialist, Bullitt County Schools
As a former Classroom Teacher & Librarian I saw the need for technology coaching of teachers and students. As a Technology Integration Specialist I provide coaching and support of a variety of technology tools and soluctions.
Corrie Bergeron, Instructional Designer, Lakeland Community College
25+ years professional experience designing, developing, and delivering educational technology products and services for the private and public sectors. Created interactive multimedia self-paced training for IBM, AT&T, 3M, etc. Developed commercial multimedia courseware for the school market. 10+ years training HE faculty to teach effectively using technology, including 12+ years as a Blackboard system administrator. Certified Peer Reviewer and SME for Quality Matters, Certified MERLOT peer reviewer, reviewer for a major international Ed Tech journal.
Amanda Buschmann, Librarian, Humble ISD
I graduated from UH with a B.A. in English and I graduated from SHSU with a Masters in Library Science. After teaching high school English for over 5 years, I transferred to the role of librarian.
Margaret Chmiel, Educational Technology Specialist, Smithsonian Institution
Marjee Chmiel has been professionally involved with science education and educational technology for nearly 13 years. A former high school chemistry and physics teacher, she managed and designed numerous award winning educational video games, interactives, and web applications for organizations such as National Geographic's JASON Project and Public Broadcasting Service's TeacherLine.She has presented and published on the topic of designing online learning spaces for inquiry-oriented science education and is completing her doctoral dissertation on this topic. Marjee has also worked as an instructional technology specialists for Fairfax County Public Schools in Northern Virginia where her experience includes grades K-12 and everything from Title 1 elementary schools to a STEM magnet high school. She has taught game design workshops for middle school-aged students. Marjee is currently an educational technology specialist with the National Science Resources Center, a unit of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.
Serge Danielson-Francois, Librarian, Divine Child High School
I have been a librarian for 11 years and have worked in public and academic settings. I am current vice president of Michigan Chapter of Catholic Library Assocation, recipient of 2009 MCCLA St Jerome Award and Michigan Library Association Leadership Academy 2010-2011 participant. I have contributed brief article for ISTE Web 2.0 How to for Educators. My article was on our school 's use of WizIQ to support remediation and enrichment efforts. I coordinate my school's ACT , SAT , CLEP and HSPT prep classes. I am teaching World Religions and have supervised independent studies for AP Psychology and Comparative Wrld Literature.
Bryan Fendley, Director of Academic Computing, University of Arkansas at Monticello
Fourteen years experience in higher education as a department head. Professional Speaker, with strong understanding of accreditation, learning theory, and technology management. Commitment to professional involvement at state and national levels. Blackboard Catalyst Award Winner 2011. Background in programming and systems management. Currently teaching video game programming, and speaking on the subject of games and learning.
Ann-Marie Fine, Social Studies Teacher, Beverly Hills High School
I earned my BA in History and Latin from Butler University in 1994. Latin and History were my curriculum subjects at Archbishop Blenk High School, New Orleans, LA from 1995-1999. From there, I moved to teaching History at Beverly Hills High School, Beverly Hills, CA where I am currently employed. In 2003, I earned my MS in Educational Technology in the Curriculum from Walden University, Minneapolis, MN. During my tenure at BHHS, I have also taught Latin and am an active part of our department's technology integration. I have served as a Technology Tutor to Teachers on staff, and am a member of our district's technology committee.
L. Robert Furman, Principal, South Park School District
I was a band director for 8 years before becoming a middle school now elementary school principal. I am the author of "Instructional Technology Tools: A Professional Development Plan." I also write for the Huffington Post as an educational blogger. I am a member of the Principal's Advisory Board for Scholastic Book Fairs and write a monthly column for their Principal to Principal Magazine on the latest technology apps etc for educators. I present nationally at several educational conferences including ASCD(2013),NAESP(2008,2009), AMLE(200,2010,2011),NELMS(2010,2011 2012)ISTE 2011) With more this year coming up. I live with my wife and two boys in South Park, PA
Norton Gusky, President, NLG Consulting LLC
After over 35 years as a classroom teacher and technology coordinator Norton formed NLG-Consulting, LLC. Norton focuses on projects that empower kids, educators, and communities. Norton is currently consulting with several school districts on project-based learning and personalizing learning. Norton also works with a Western Pennsylvania IT firm, Questeq, to develop a new vertical market in Technology Assessments. The assessments include tools to analyze the "State of Technology" and the impact of "Bringing Your Own Technology." In addition Norton coordinates the programming for the Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference, the premier K-20 learning conference in Western Pennsylvania held each November, and the Quality Classroom Consortium, a series of workshops that address the use of data to inform instruction, assessment, and curriculum. Norton shares his expertise as an adjunct faculty member at the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University. He teachers two courses – Planning for Innovation and Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning.
Karen Ivers, Associate Dean, College of Education, CSU Fullerton
Currently serving as Associate Dean at CSU Fullerton, overseeing College Technology Committee and Strategic Task Force. Former Chair and Professor in the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education. Expertise in educational technology and student learning and teacher professional development. Co-developer of first online master's degree at CSUF: Instrucational Design and Technology. Author of four books and numerous articles on educational technology. Former elementary school teacher. Over 25 years of education experience.
Diane Johnson, Assistant Director, Faculty Services, Saint Leo University
Dr. Diane Johnson holds Masters and Doctoral Degrees from Nova Southeastern University in Education, specializing in Instructional Technology and Distance Education. Johnson has supported distance learning initiatives in three institutions of higher education since 1985. Johnson is currently Assistant Director of Faculty Services for the Center for Online Learning at Saint Leo University in Florida. In the world of distance learning, writing is a basic communication skill necessary to succeed in any course. Dr. Johnson is currently concerned about high tech, high touch, and caring issues within online courses in higher education.
Sherry Jones, Adjunct Instructor, Community College of Denver
I am an English Rhetoric and Composition Instructor who integrates the latest educational technology, composition theories, and pedagogical models to help students experience digital rhetoric, and create rhetorically compelling digital compositions for the contemporary audience. My academic background in Contemporary Philosophy, Linguistics, English Studies, and Analytical Writing enables me to teach logic, critical thinking, multimodal textual analysis, and academic writing conventions; all of which are skills that students must acquire to prepare for writing-across-the-curriculum (WAC) in Higher Education Given that contemporary writing by and large occurs on the Internet (and that the global audience expects writing to be delivered through digital mediums), I believe teaching students to use Web 2.0 tools and games prepares students to write digital compositions that are rhetorically compelling for an increasingly tech savvy audience; the use of Web 2.0 tools and games raises students' awareness and understanding of the rhetoric of web-based communication, the diverse rhetorical situations in virtual reality, and the unique compositional forms constructed via Web 2.0 mediums. In essence, students who excel in technology use are better equipped to write rhetorically effective web compositions in consideration of rhetorically rich web situations, compelling a global audience who primarily communicates through Web 2.0
Ruth Kable, Comp/Tech Instructor, Fullerton Magnet Center
I have been with the same school for 16 years doing the same job & in this district for 17. I have been working with technology one way or another for over 30 years.
Larry Lambert, Online Instructional Support Specialist, Southwestern College
Professional educator, writer and administrator for 30+ years. National Award winning college faculty. Innovative and successful online course and curriculum developer. College and university national consultant for online learning programs and technical services. Professional web designer and graphics specialist. Faculty mentor for online coursework and state award winner for top-rated online course design.
Eamonn O'Brien, Teacher, Julia Morgan School for Girls
Eamonn O'Brien teaches 7th grade English and Social Studies at an all girls school Oakland. His classroom is heavily tech oriented involving frequent project work focused on getting his students to express their creativity through digital media, as well as learn about the world through the uses of technology. In addition, he asked been asked to present at the Computer Using Educator's (CUE) Annual Conference, the CUE Fall Conference, and the Florida Educational Technology Conference on topics including letting students take the lead in digital media creation, as well as the efficacy and usage of video games in the classroom.
Lauren Roy, Interactive Technology Director, St. Joseph Catholic School
Lauren will complete her M.S. Ed. in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue in December 2013. She is currently the Interactive Technology Director overseeing a middle school 1:1 iPad program at St. Joseph Catholic School in Stuart, Florida.
Emily Silverman, Teacher, Parent-Teacher Conference Coordinator, Greens Farms Academy
BA Yale University MA Hunter College Emphasis on creation of meaningful understanding and content via authentic integration of technology. Presented at local, state, and national level.
Terry Smith, Dr., Western Illinois University
Dr. Smith earned his Ed.D. in Learning Technologies from Pepperdine University. He has taught teacher education courses in science, social studies, classroom management, and educational technology. He has been a consultant at Indiana University for the Quest Atlantis virtual environment and with Northern Illinois University for Mark Twain/Mississippi River studies. He taught in the elementary classroom for 14 years, including talented and gifted, and has been certified in Illinois, Missouri, and Texas. He has taken elementary students to Taiwan twice for international education experiences. Dr. Smith is active in global Internet projects serving as manager for a Kidlink social studies project called Landmark, and also managing a yearly project-based learning event called Monsters. His dissertation was a study of 21st century competencies in a virtual learning environment. His research interests include project-based learning, educational technology, virtual learning environments, and teacher education.

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JoAnn Conlon, Director, Spring Branch Independent School District
Masters Library Information Services Masters of Education Bachelors of Science
Michelle Eichelberger, Systems & Electronic Services Librarian, Genesee Community College
I serve on the college's Web Team, IT Group, and Web Services committees. I have co-authored articles in peer-reviewed library journals (College & Research Libraries and Library Hi-Tech) on student use of library electronic resources, and I recently co-presented my research findings at the 25th International First-Year Experience Conference in Vancouver, B.C. I have been a professional librarian since 1998 and I have held previous positions at Penn State University's Altoona's Eiche Library and at Finger Lakes Community College in Canandaigua, NY.
Carol Holzberg, Technology Director, Greenfield Public Schools
Computer journalist and tech integration specialist. Currently working in Massachusetts as the Technology Coordinator of Greenfield Public Schools. Also teaches in the licensure program for Hampshire Educational Collaborative (Northampton, MA) and online in the School of Education at Capella University
Tracy Keeley, School Library Media Specialist, Union Public Schools
I am a School Media Specialist for the Union Eighth Grade Center. I hold a Bachelor's degree in English Education from Northeastern State University and a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to working the Eighth Grade Center, I started my education career teaching American Literature to high school students. I then became the School Library Media Specialist for the Rader Treatment Center for eight years helping students discover the joy of reading. I started at the Eight Grade Center in the fall of 2008. My goal is to help students learn the skills necessary to become college and career ready for the future. I work collaboratively with teachers and staff to provide a variety of learning environments for students. Through various and unique reading programs, I continue to help students discover how reading can enrich their lives and help them in all areas of their lives.
Larry Lambert, Online Instructional Support Specialist, Southwestern College
Professional educator, writer and administrator for 30+ years. National Award winning college faculty. Innovative and successful online course and curriculum developer. College and university national consultant for online learning programs and technical services. Professional web designer and graphics specialist. Faculty mentor for online coursework and state award winner for top-rated online course design.
Diana Leddy, Consultant, Everywrite Educational Consulting
An award winning educator and busy consultant, Diana Leddy has spent over 30 years focused on the creation of methodologies and materials to improve the teaching of writing in elementary schools. The results of her efforts are impressive: Schools she's taught in and consulted for see an immediate rise in test scores and a long term increase in student proficiency. The Painted Essay(TM), one of Ms. Leddy's many teaching tools, is used by teachers around the globe. Diana's work with small schools throughout New England has helped her formulate curricula that are effective in today's challenging rural teaching environments.She has even taught in a one room schoolhouse in New Hampshire. She sees technology as a crucial tool in meeting the diverse needs of students in rural areas. Diana was recognized for her efforts in 2009 with her selection as Vermont State Teacher of the Year. Her book, Writing for Understanding, was published in 2008, and her most recent journal article on integrated curriculum appeared in Social Studies and the Young Learner.
Jodi Mulholland, Principal, Kinnelon Public Schools
Jodi Mulholland is currently an elementary school principal with a vision for changing the landscape of learning for all students. She encourages her staff and students to embrace technology in the classroom by introducing tools to lift the learning to new heights. Her philosophy is rooted in 21st Century active learning that helps the adults and community understand that learning is not about memorizing facts, but using technology as a tool to help students gain and use information in thoughtful and innovative ways.
Elizabeth Nebeker, School Librarian, CFISD
I graduated with a MLS in the Summer of 2010. I have been in education 17 years and have taught students from Pre-Kindergarten- 8th grade. I was awarded Discovery Education Star Educator status in September of 2012.
Dawn Nelson, Instructional Media & Technology Coordinator, Osseo Area Schools
Dawn Nelson is the Instructional Media and Technology Coordinator with Osseo (MN) Area Schools. Their initiatives include a program which allows students to bring their own technology to school and a technology staff development program which received the ISTE Seal of Alignment in January of 2012. They use Google Apps for Education, Edmodo, and Moodle for instruction. Currently projects include digital curation using a variety of options, integration of ereaders and ebooks into our programs, and updating a digital citizenship and inquiry curriculum. Her passion for technology, books, libraries, and learning is a perfect fit with today’s school libraries and she has been a teacher-librarian in both elementary and secondary schools. She is a Past-President of MEMO (Minnesota Educational Media Organization) and served on the 2011 AASL Conference Committee. Besides her day job, she enjoys music, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.
Lesa Parker, Library Media Specialist, Marion County Board of Education
I am a library media specialist in a 9-12 rural high school. I have a BA in English, masters of Library and Information Science and an Education Specialist degree in School Library Media. I achieved National Board Certification in 2010. I am currently a National Board Certified Teacher Candidate Support Provider and served as a YALSA mentor for 2011-12. I am a board member for the Clyde Nix Public library and a member of the Northwest Alabama Arts Council. I am a member of Alabama School Librarians Association, American Library Association American, Association of School Librarians, Assembly on Literature for Adolescents and Young Adult Library Services Association. In 2012, I was a National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Scholar.
Donna Strobel, Teacher, Middletown Board of Education
I have used educational technology for most of my teaching carreer. Recently i have worked reviewing educational videos for WatchKnow (until the funding ran out). I have taught computer applications on a graduate level as well as doing staff development in our district. Currently I am working with the tech department to pilot Google Applications in our building. I am working a an EDD in e-learning.

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Kathrine Bailey, Manager, Multimedia and Servers, Austin Peay State University
Kathrine Bailey is the Multimedia Manager at Austin Peay State University with 6 years of experience in multimedia in education as well as the use of mobile devices in education. Kathrine serves as part of the Tennesse Board of Regents Mobilization Team and presents on various gaming and augmented reality topics in education. Kathrine also has experience in multiple course management systems for education as well as lecture capture systems and software.
Thomas Berrios, Principal, The Academy of Our Lady of Peace
Educational Biography 2001-2008- Queen of Peace High School North Arlington, NJ Social Studies teacher Religion Department Chair Person Summer school vice-principal (2006-2008) 2008 to Present Principal, The Academy of Our Lady of Peace New Providence,NJ
Judy Brown, Analyst, Self
Judy Brown has been involved in technology for learning for over 30 years, and with mobile learning since 1996. She now works entirely in the mobile learning area with government, corporations, and schools. Judy retired as the Emerging Technology Analyst in the Office of Learning and Information Technology at the University of Wisconsin System. In early 2000, she founded and was Executive Director at the UW System of the Academic ADL Co-Lab with the U.S. Department of Defense. Following UW retirement she contracted to ADL headquarters to build and lead an ADL Mobile Learning Team. Currently she continues to currate the ADL Mobile Learning newsletter while working on specific mobile learning initiatives with Problem Solutions and others. She is currently updating mLearnopedia.com.
Patricia Carley, Business Education Teacher/Test Coordinator, East Baton Rouge Parish School System
Teaching experience at post-secondary and secondary levels for 30+ years. Experience in district level Office of Professional Development as Instructional Technology Faciliator. Job duties included providing support for products, training educators on use of software, mobile devices, educational equipment, and research based instructional methods. Extensive personal and professional user of all things technology related. Currently teaching computer related course and working with faculty on technology skills and integrating technology across the curriculum. Also have wide and varied experience as professional presenter and trainer. Areas of interest include libraries, mobile devices, educational games, interactive whiteboards, and educational websites. My personal goal is to always do my best to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in technology, especially educational technology so I may share with others.
George Christoph, instructor/adjunct professor, River Ridge HS/Saint Martin's University
44 years of teaching secondary, undergraduate, and graduate courses in mathematics. Former Fulbright exchange teacher to UK. National Board Certified in YA mathematics. State finalist for Presidents Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching for 2012. National presenter in mathematics education at numerous conferences.
L. Robert Furman, Principal, South Park School District
I was a band director for 8 years before becoming a middle school now elementary school principal. I am the author of "Instructional Technology Tools: A Professional Development Plan." I also write for the Huffington Post as an educational blogger. I am a member of the Principal's Advisory Board for Scholastic Book Fairs and write a monthly column for their Principal to Principal Magazine on the latest technology apps etc for educators. I present nationally at several educational conferences including ASCD(2013),NAESP(2008,2009), AMLE(200,2010,2011),NELMS(2010,2011 2012)ISTE 2011) With more this year coming up. I live with my wife and two boys in South Park, PA
Maya Georgieva, Associate Director, NYU Stern Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, New York University
Maya Georgieva is the Associate. Director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. Maya provides strategic leadership to advance academic initiatives that transform the teaching-learning environment. She has spearheaded the implementation of instructional technology, learning space design, blended learning, assessment and faculty development. In her role at Stern, Maya also works to foster institutional and external partnerships. In 2010 - 2011, in partnership with XanEdu Publishing Maya lead the iPad pilot initiative at Stern. The project was recognized with the Campus Technology Innovator Award for designing a student centered iPad App. Campus Technology annually recognizes visionary projects in the Teaching and Learning category for pioneering learning design/instructional design; immersive technologies; social software, Web 2.0 and mobile learning. Maya holds a MIA degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University with extensive coursework in Teachers College. Her research interests include global education policy and the unique opportunities presented by emerging technologies and social media in curriculum development and international programs.
Debbie Hickerson, 5th Grade Teacher, Murfreesboro City Schools
Elementary Educator for 18 years; Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education with Elementary Ed endorsement; Master's Degree in Reading Specialist; Currently attending graduate school to earn Ed. S. degree
Adam Indorf, Mr. , Norwayne Local Schools
I have been teaching for nine years, becoming a leader in the use of technology and curriculum within our building/district. I have a strong foundation in science with a bachelors degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Along with this I obtained a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction; I am currently pursuing a second Masters in Administration in hopes of becoming a building principal.
Tom Jansen, Technology Teacher, Summit County Educational Service Center
As an Educational Technology Consultant for the Summit County Educational Service Center, I routinely design and deliver dynamic and engaging professional development opportunities for educators and school administrators. I hold a master's degree in Music Technology, and have professional experience in graphic design and web development. I have presented numerous times at regional and state level educational technology conferences and events. I also have an extensive background in designing and developing websites and online applications. A number of my programs have been purchased and are utilized by school districts all across Ohio. One unique aspect of my current job is that I get to truly practice what I preach, as twice a week I teach technology classes to preschoolers up through third graders. This grants me first hand experience with what works and doesn't work in regards to using technology with students. I am fascinated by the many ways that technology can be used to teach, to create, to communicate, to collaborate, to problem solve, to analyze, to challenge and to inspire. But as amazing as the technology is, I am constantly reminded that it is the way that it is used that makes all the difference. It always comes back to the teacher.
Lynn Johnson, Principal, Fulton County Board of Ed. - Mimosa Elementary
I began my teaching career in 1998 and have taught kindergaten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades. Eight years ago, I became the Assistant Principal at Mimosa Elementary in Roswell, Ga. In 2010, I became the Principal at the same school.
Mark Kostur, Technology Supervisor, Amherst Exempted Village Schools
EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONAL Proven project management skills with ability to lead and motivate teams to maximize productivity and results. Organized, take-charge professional, exceptional follow-through abilities, sees projects to successful completion to ensure maximum customer satisfaction. Known as a versatile communicator and facilitator; effective with participants at all levels within an organization. Maintains current knowledge of technology developments to plan for upgrades and make sound business decisions. Personal strengths include excellent work ethic, broad-based knowledge, flexibility, and strong organization skills. Experienced with budgeting and financial accountability
Karen La Cross, English Teacher, Public Schools of CLK
Mrs. La Cross has taught English at Calumet High School in Calumet, Michigan, for 14 years. She is also the Journalism/Yearbook teacher producing the yearbook and the school newspaper.
Chad Norman, Graduate Student, Michigan Tech University
For the past 12 years I have be a fifth and sixth grade public school teacher. Much of my time was spent actively incorporating technology into the classroom. I have worked with teacher cohorts to adopt strategies for supplementing classroom instruction with web based applications. This year I am beginning a PhD program to develop a usability index for web and mobile educational applications. My index will incorporate general usability indices with assessments aligned with Common Core State Standards.
Carolina Nugent, Director of Education, KinderTown
Carolina Nugent is an authority in early childhood education with nearly a decade of experience in public schools and private early childhood programs. As the Director of Education at KinderTown, an educational app store that helps busy parents find the best apps for young kids, she's evaluated more than 1,500 apps for kids. She scours the app world from the Philadelphia area where she lives with her husband and two dogs. You can see more of her app reviews at Time To Play, on the RoundUp for CircleofMoms.com, or in the FREE KinderTown App, available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
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Margaret Porciello, Professor, Farmingdale State College (SUNY)
During my tenure at Farmingdale, I have served as department chair for almost 9 years. I have also served as an active member on various school and college committees. I have been involved with local industry during my service on the executive board of a national professional organization, and I have been asked to serve as peer reviewer for two separate professional journals.
Michael Qaissaunee, Professor and Chair, Engineering and Technology, Brookdale Community College
Professor Michael T. Qaissaunee is Chair of Engineering and Technology at Brookdale Community College. Mr. Qaissaunee is Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) for the National Center for Information and Communications Technologies (NCICT) located in Springfield, Massachusetts, serving as a subject matter expert in wireless communications and leading the Center’s national dissemination efforts. Additionally, Mr. Qaissaunee is Co-PI for the Social Media Enabled Technician project, a collaboration with the Education Development Center, focused on helping faculty use social media tools. Mr. Qaissaunee has been active at his own campus and around the country in promoting the adoption of new technologies in and approaches to teaching and learning, including: blogs, audio and video podcasts, wikis, mobile computing, e-books, and educational gaming and simulation. He has conducted workshops and presented keynote addresses at more than 50 conferences and seminars nationwide on topics including wireless, wireless security, iPhone programming, e-books, and Web 2.0. Mr. Qaissaunee is the recipient of two educator of the year awards, including the 2007 Global Wireless Education Consortium (GWEC) Wireless Educator of the Year Award and the 2009 High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HI-TEC) Educator of the Year Award.
Jacque Rice, 5th Grade Lead Teacher, Dallas County R-1 Schools
After receiving my Bachelor's degree in Education in 1998, I began teaching 5th grade in Buffalo, Missouri. Having a great passion for technology and "gadgets", I went on to obtain my Master's Degree in Instructional Technology. I have taught adjunt technology courses at local universities and provided many professional development courses to teachers in my district. I have worked hard to bring and implement new technology in our building every year. This year I have the honor of being the only classroom in the district to be all digital using MacBooks and iPads.
Sandra Rimetz, Professor, Manchester Community College
An active member of the technology community for over 25 years with a strong background in internet technologies, web usability and technology trends. She is currently a professor at Manchester Community College where she develops and teaches courses focused on the web and digital technology.
Brett Tanaka, Educational Specialist, Hawaii Department of Education
Brett Tanaka (Tanaka) is the program manager for 21st Century Readiness Support and Magnet E-Academy. The 21st Century Learning program focuses on preparing students with 21st century skills. The Magnet E-Academy program focuses on Information Technology-related career pathways for students. Brett has more than 14 years of experience working in both information and educational technology programs for the Hawaii Department of Education.
Sharon Tettegah , Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Sharon Tettegah is currently a faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She recently completed a rotation st the National Science Foundation. She participates on to National Games Committee established by the White House 's Office of Science Technology and Policy.
Kristen Walker, Digital Media Resources Developer, Santa Barbara County Education Office
As the Digital Media Resources Developer at the Santa Barbara County Education Office, I've been professionally involved with educational technology for over 5 years. I am an active member of our local Computer Using Educators affiliate group and a former speaker at the CUE conference in Palm Springs. Most recently I became Google Apps Qualified and hope to be a Google Apps Certified Trainer by the end of the year. Technology is transforming education before our eyes, and I am excited to serve the ed-tech pioneers in our county. Professionally, my main objectives are to focus on the most effective ways that technology can make a difference, continue to be well versed in latest trends, and support educators who are integrating technology in their classrooms.

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Kim Cavanaugh, Technology Program Specialist/Instructional Webmaster, School District of Palm Beach Co (FL)
Kim Cavanaugh began his career with web-based learning materials in 1994 as a classroom teacher. From there he went on to teach web and interactive design, to author 3 books on web design, and is the author of the longest-running virtual course on web design available today. Kim's current job involves insuring that teachers in his school district have easy access to the many instructional materials available today.
Nina Harris, Teacher, Detroit Public Schools
I have implemented 2011- 2012 technology curriculum into the k- 6classrooms. I have also conducted workshop on Rm Easiteach, Whiteboard , interactive projector, document reader. And setting online grade book system . As the literacy instructional specialist I provide teachers with resources and workshops on implementing the ELA common core curriculum.
Andrew Hopkins, 4th grade teacher, Harper Woods Public Schools
I have been in education for 19 years. After my Masters, I went on to get an edspecialist in Instructional Technology. I have used this education adn training to develop methods of incorporating technology into the classroom. Also, this has allowed me to Adjunct at ITT Tech and Baker College where I instuct classes in technology with regular ed students as well as teacher preperation students.
Toni Jones, Dr., Falls Church City Public Schools
Doctorate in Educational Administration Masters in Reading Administrative Certification Dual Bachelors in Special Education and Regular Education National Distinguished Principal 2004 Intel and Scholastic Previous Winner Smart Technology Showcase School Leader Previous Instructional Technology Leader Implemented Hybrid Learning Program Currently setting up BYOD network Rolling out 1,200 machines this month
Larry Lambert, Online Instructional Support Specialist, Southwestern College
Professional educator, writer and administrator for 30+ years. National Award winning college faculty. Innovative and successful online course and curriculum developer. College and university national consultant for online learning programs and technical services. Professional web designer and graphics specialist. Faculty mentor for online coursework and state award winner for top-rated online course design.
Nina Miller, Teacher, Billings Public Schools
I have been an elementary teacher for the past 35 years. I have taught grades K, 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6. For 8 years I was an elementary math coach for my district. My responsibilities were to support teachers in improved math delivery for students in grades K-6. I provided professional development training in the area of math. As a Math Coach, I also helped develop and write math curriculum for our district. This included the plan for implementing Math Common Core in my district. I have been an AIMS Education Foundation trainer since 1990. In this capacity, I have traveled extensively in the United States to support and train teachers in effective math and science techniques. I am currently training for Sally Ride Science in my district.
Dr. Judy Moran, Principal, St. Francis School
Present;y, Principal of a Catholic Elementry school. Prior to August1, I served ast the asistant superintendent for instruction for the Fair Lawn Public schools in NJ. Educational Technology was also a responsibility of my office.I have been one of the architects of the district technology plans for the past 10 years.
Leah Morgan, Visual Arts Instuctor, Orleans Schools
Teacher at k-12 level for 37 years, including remedial reading, visual arts, physical education, and high ability classes in science and social studies. I have been a college adjunct instructor at Oakland City University since 1997 and a Ski Instructor since 1997.
Christine Peterson, Associate Professor, California University of PA
Dr. Christine Peterson is a faculty member for the Early, Middle, & Special Education Department at California University of PA. She serves as program coordinator for the department’s online programs in Early Childhood Education, English as a Second Language, and National Board Teacher Certification Preparation in addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. Dr. Peterson has 20 years of experience as an educator, including public school teacher in Maryland Public Schools, Prince George’s County and Harford County Schools and assistant principal at Waynesburg Central Elementary School in Waynesburg, PA. She earned a Master’s of Science degree in Administration and Supervision of Schools from Johns Hopkins University and a Doctorate degree in Technology Education with a specialty in distance education and instructional technology from West Virginia University. She has taught undergraduate and graduate level classes in reading and language arts, computer technology, field experience, and has supervised student teachers. She possesses certification in Elementary K-6, Reading Specialist K-12, and Elementary Principal K-6.
Marilyn Rosas, Retired Teacher, Oneonta City Schools
I taught Business and Computer courses and was a leader in using technology in my school district. I have been a judge for Disney Teacher of the Year awards and was a member of the technology committee of our school district for many years.
Kathryn Storey, Ms., Educate Online
I have taught math and served as a math coach in low achieving schools for 10+ years. My Master's degree is in Technology Integration. My doctoral program is Curriculum and Instruction. I am writing my dissertation on Assessment. I have experience in curriculum and technology as pertaining to the educational system.
Michelle Sweet, Teacher, Walkerville public Schools
17 years teaching at the lower elementary level. All teaching has been in the same district, at 4 different grade levels. The past two years, I have also done small group and individual remediation through the Title I program.

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Christie Allison, Special Education / Transitions Online Teacher, MN Online High School
I have worked as a special education / transitions teacher since 2005. I completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education in 2005 and a Master of Education degree in Special Education and Transition in 2007. From fall of 2007 to spring of 2009, I was a graduate assistant on an NSF grant funded project studying biology concepts taught through a multiplayer online game developed for the grant. In fall of 2008 I started researching for my doctoral program the use of massive multiplayer games to teach self-monitoring and social skills to students with disabilities. I have delayed completing this program to get more experience working out in the field as a special education teacher. Currently, I am looking at how to teach transition, or life skills, and academic skills to students with disabilities through games and specialized software.
David Ayersman, Vice President, Technology Services, New River Community and Technical College
David J. Ayersman received his doctorate from West Virginia University in Educational Psychology with an emphasis on Instructional Computing and a minor in Public Administration in 1994. Since then he has taught numerous courses in Educational Technology as a Visiting Assistant Professor for West Virginia University, as an Assistant Professor for SUNY Plattsburgh, and as a Distinguished Guest Lecturer for Mary Washington College where he also served as Assistant Vice President for Instructional Technology for several years. From 2004-2007, Dr. Ayersman was the Chief Information Officer at Virginia Commonwealth University in Doha, Qatar which is located in the Middle East. Currently, he serves as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for New River Community and Technical College, which has five campus locations in southern West Virginia. His research interests include instructional multimedia systems, learning theory, and systematic approaches to the curricular integration of technology. He has authored more than 25 refereed publications and has served as the Editor of the Journal of Research on Technology in Education as well as on the editorial review boards of other professional journals in the area of instructional computing.
Christine Boyd, Ms., Warsaw Community Schools
District Technology Committee for WCS Doctoral student - Ed.D in Technology Leadership at Morehead State University graduation date May 2013 AECT member Educator for 24 years - Secondary Capstone project - an interactive virtual suturing simulation for Vet Tech students
Paul Braun, Librarian/Technology Teacher, Iroquois Central School District
I changed careers after 18 successsful years in Business Management at a National Health Insurance Company. I hold a BS in Finance, an MBA in Health Care Management and a Masters of Library Science. While in business my tasks at Blue Cross included Cost Accounting, Statistician, Provider Relations and finally Network Management. Since I have changed careers I have worked in a High School Library for two years before accepting my current position here at Wales Primary School. My primary responsibilities include teaching Library and Information Skills as well as integrating Technology into the classrooms. Outside my role as a Library Media Specialist I continue to provide insight to companies in the Health Care Industry. I currently am on the Steering Committee for a Home Medical Equipment provider in the Western New York area. We meet quarterly to discuss current trends in the industry and provide suggestions for future direction of the Company.
Jeff Burleson, Associate Dean if Instructional Design, King College
Ph.D. in Education: Occupational and Technical studies. Research emphasis: Web-based learning and instructional design. Twenty (20) years teaching higher education and K12 faculty to develop and deliver web-based courses based on instructional design and pedagogically sound best practices.
Paul Cohen, IT Director, Beverly Public Schools
I have worked as a software developer and then software manager before moving to the educational field where I have been for 14 years. I have a MS in CS and an Ed.D. in Educational Technology
Beth Hausler, ITRT, Caroline County Public Schools
I have been an educator for over ten years. In this capacity, I have worked in both the elementary and secondary levels. I taught middle school science for six years. After completing my M.Ed in curriculum and instruction, I became an instructional technology resource teacher. Currently, I work in three elementary schools as an ITRT. In addition to this role, I serve as a science specialist for grades K-12.
Toni Jones, Dr., Falls Church City Public Schools
Doctorate in Educational Administration Masters in Reading Administrative Certification Dual Bachelors in Special Education and Regular Education National Distinguished Principal 2004 Intel and Scholastic Previous Winner Smart Technology Showcase School Leader Previous Instructional Technology Leader Implemented Hybrid Learning Program Currently setting up BYOD network Rolling out 1,200 machines this month
Larry Lambert, Online Instructional Support Specialist, Southwestern College
Professional educator, writer and administrator for 30+ years. National Award winning college faculty. Innovative and successful online course and curriculum developer. College and university national consultant for online learning programs and technical services. Professional web designer and graphics specialist. Faculty mentor for online coursework and state award winner for top-rated online course design.
Emily Silverman, Teacher, Parent-Teacher Conference Coordinator, Greens Farms Academy
BA Yale University MA Hunter College Emphasis on creation of meaningful understanding and content via authentic integration of technology. Presented at local, state, and national level.
Margaret Spiller, Teacher/Tech Coach, Ramona Convent Secondary School
Teacher: Math, Science, Technology 1966-present Vice-principal, curriculum: 1976-1988 Principal: 1988-2000 Community leader: 2000-2006 Teacher/Tech coach: 2007-present
Luke Stedrak, Assistant Professor, University of Southern Mississippi
Dr. Luke J. Stedrak completed his undergraduate degree at The Pennsylvania State University in Secondary Education. At West Virginia University he completed two master’s degrees in both Secondary Education and Educational Leadership. Dr. Stedrak also completed his Doctor of Education in Educational Administration and Policy at the University of Florida. He is member of the Board of Advisors for the National Education Finance Conference, and his most recent publication was in the Spring 2012 issue of Educational Considerations. His primary research interests are education finance, school law, virtual education, and the use of developmental technology in the classroom.
Agnes Whittle, Teacher, Lunenburg County Public Schools
Agnes L. Whittle 1499 Brown Town Road Brodnax, Virginia 23920 Telephone: 434 – 729 -2117 Professional Email: agnes.whittle@k12lcps.org Education 1985-1987 Master of Arts in Education, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 1971-1976 Bachelor of Arts in English, Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC Employment 2012-- Interim Assistant Principal, Central High School, Victoria, VA Assist principal in supervising building maintenance, instructional observations, student discipline, areas of student congregation, professional duty assignments, school improvement assessments and design, locker assignments and monitoring, textbook inventory, and any other duties assigned by the principal. 1976--2012 Teacher of English, Lunenburg County Public Schools, Victoria, VA Deliver writing and literature instruction, create and implement curriculum aligned to Virginia’s Standards of Learning, design syllabus and implement Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition instruction, perform duties of department chair, chair various site-based management and school improvement committees, provide teacher training courses in writing and language skills, represent the district at various professional conferences. 1987-1988 Adjunct Instructor, Southside Virginia Community College, Alberta, VA Lectured and facilitated skills development in public speaking, writing, and basic communication. 1990-1991 Adjunct Instructor, Saint Paul’s College, Lawrenceville, VA Adjunct instructor of composition and teacher certification courses Summer 1992 Humanities Instructor, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA Summer instruction for the Governor’s School for the Humanities and Visual and Performing Arts Extracurricular Activities Coordinator of Gifted Services, Central High School Chairperson, English Department Virtual Virginia mentor E2020, administrator National Honor Society
Susan Williams, Director of Technology, Alhambra School District
Dr. Nan Williams is starting her 28th year in education. Over the past 27 years, she has been a classroom teacher, an instructional technology coach, the Director of Educational Technology for the Arizona Department of Education, and is currently in a district administrator role as the Director of Technology for an urban school district in the Phoenix area. She believes that education is the great equalizer in our country and that it is our responsibility to prepare our students for any opportunity they wish to pursue.

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Sheryl Abshire, Chief Technology Officer, Calcasieu Parrish Schools
As the Chief Technology Officer for the Calcasieu Parish Public schools in Lake Charles, Louisiana and Assistant Professor Lamar University Beaumont, Texas, Dr. Abshire has served as a catalyst to initiate the integration of technology throughout the nation and internationally by providing leadership on numerous national, state and district committees focusing on the role of technology and curriculum in changing educational practice. A forty year veteran educator, she has worked as a school principal, K-5 teacher, library/media specialist, and as a university professor. She was the first teacher inducted into the National Teachers’ Hall of Fame, is past chair of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) Board, on the ISTE Standards and Accreditation Committee, and is Co-Chair of the ISTE/CoSN Policy Committee. Sheryl is past President of the Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators and serves on the FCC Universal Services Administrative Corporation (USAC) Board representing K-12 schools and libraries. Additionally, she works in diverse staff development programs throughout the nation involving restructuring schools through the infusion of technology and curriculum enhancements. In May of 2009, ISTE awarded Dr. Abshire the first Public Policy Advocate of the Year Award for decades of work promoting educational technology.
Sonja Bridges, Dr., Gadsden County Schools
I have been working in education for 28 years. I have taught 4th grade and been a technology Specialst at a school for 15 years. I have served as a district level administrator for 13 years. I am a member of the following organizations: Florida Council of Instruction, Technology Leafers, ASCD, FAmE, FAEDS and ISTE.
David Chan, Technology Integration Specialist, Evanston Township High School
David Chan is the Technology Integration Specialist at Evanston Township High School. He is also the Science/Technology editor at Blogcritics. He enjoys gadgets, sports, and caring for his newborn son. At night, he's catching up on Chicago sports while surfing his iPad in between diaper changes. For more articles about teaching and learning technology, check out his blog at http://www.chanatown.net.
Chris Franzen, Technology Coordinator, Nokomis CUSD #22
Technology Coordinator with over 5 years of experience in current role. Have successfully migrated student management databases for 2 separate districts. Successfully managed the switch from Microsoft Exchange to Google Apps for Education thus providing more technology for students and staff. Previously worked as a Technology Coordinator Assistant in another K-12 district.
Tracy Keeley, School Library Media Specialist, Union Public Schools
I am a School Media Specialist for the Union Eighth Grade Center. I hold a Bachelor's degree in English Education from Northeastern State University and a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to working the Eighth Grade Center, I started my education career teaching American Literature to high school students. I then became the School Library Media Specialist for the Rader Treatment Center for eight years helping students discover the joy of reading. I started at the Eight Grade Center in the fall of 2008. My goal is to help students learn the skills necessary to become college and career ready for the future. I work collaboratively with teachers and staff to provide a variety of learning environments for students. Through various and unique reading programs, I continue to help students discover how reading can enrich their lives and help them in all areas of their lives.
LeAnn Morris, Technology Integration Specialist/2008 Nevada Teacher of the Year, Carson City School District
I am the 2008 Nevada Teacher of the Year. I have my Masters of Education degree in Educational Technology and am currently pursuing my PhD in Educational Technology, as well. I am SMART Notebook v.10 Certified from SMART Technologies, as well as a SMART Exemplary Educator, even providing a week-long SMART Board training in Quito, Ecuador in 2009 at a K-12 American International school for all staff. I also provide extensive district-wide technology professional development to elementary teachers in the Carson City School District. I am a 2009 recipient of the National Education Association Foundation Awards for Teaching Excellence and a 2010 recipient of the Kappa Delta Pi Teacher of Honor Award.
Ed O'Neill, Director, Felicity School
After attending the University of Chicago for part of my undergraduate experience and earning a Master's Deggree (Educational Administration) from the University of Illinois, I spent 27 years working in a variety of roles in Township High School District 214 (Northwest suburban Illinois). I am finishing my career as a Central Office Administratot (SPED) in the Round Lake Area School District #116. I started my career in January, 1980, in an alternative school classroom located in rented space inside of a warehouse in Wheeling, Illinois. Technology in this setting involved a clean chalkboard and a fresh box of chalk. In my most recent experience, I have been involved in researching to find a remedial, web-based reading program to support our poor readers at the middle/high school levels, assessing individual student's needs for assistive technology, researching to find a web-based IEP program that is user friendly and administratively helpful in developing reports, and developing the skills needed to use (and eventually train others how to use) our District's student information system. I have had a fascinating career to date and look forward to manty more exciting years to come. I only wish I had access to the tecnology tools available today!
Trad Robinson, Director of Technology, Cherokee County School District
Accomplished senior information technology manager offering over fifteen years of demonstrated career success developing and executing strategies to promote organizational growth. Extensive experience leading operations in technology, technology integration, and IT training within K12 educational institutions.
Steve Taffee, Dr, Education Collaborators
Steve Taffee is a progressive educator with deep experience in change management, innovation, and technology. He was with Castilleja School (Palo Alto, CA) from 2002 - 2012), initially as Director of Technology and later as Director of Strategic Projects. Steve has in-depth experience with 1-1 BYOD programs, social media, operations and policy, space planning, environmental sustainability, and emergency planning. Prior professional experience include roles as an software designer and executive with MECC and the Learning Company and as Director of Development for Netscape’s international web sites. He blogs at taffee.edublogs.org and may be followed on Twitter @sjtaffee. Steve is a graduate of Central Michigan University and holds advanced degrees from Michigan State University.

Best Mathematics Instructional Solution

Bruce Boehne, MS Dept Chair, Zion Lutheran School
Instructor for Sixth grade Math through HS level Algebra I.  Instructor for Life, Earth and Physical Sciences in Middle School  Selected as a STARS Educator - Summer of 2005 at UT Southwestern.  Selected to attend the FDA Food Science Program - Summer 2006.  QuarkNet Fellow, Fermi National Laboratory – Summer 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010  Princeton Plasma Physics Workshop – Summer 2009  Financial Math Institute – Drexel University, Philadelphia, Summer 2010  NASA Aerospace Scholar – JSC, Houston, TX Summer 2011  NSTA Technology Review Panel Member Fellowships Belin-Blank Fellow for the Gifted – University of Iowa Teaching and Learning Fellow – Quarknet, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Science Teacher Fellow Memberships Texas Regional Consortium of Teachers – Region 10 MASTA – Math and Science Teachers Association, Texas A&M-Commerce NSTA – National Science Teachers Association NCTM – National Council of Teachers of Math MAA - Mathematical Association of America SSMA – School Science and Math Association Presentations Three time presenter to the annual Texas District Teachers Conference in Math and Science instruction. Presenter at Lutheran Educators Association Nation Convention in Math 2007, and Science 2010 Inquiry Based Science Lecture Series – SMU (ongoing) National School Math and Science Convention 2009– Reno, NV Two Poster Presentations at AAPT 2008 – Washington DC Presentation in Inquiry Based Science-CAST, Houston
Matthew Bracher, Math Teacher, Cascade Christian Schools
Graduated 1992 with a BS in Computer Science; continued education with teacher certification and endorsements in Math and English. Taught Computer Science and Math at a public high school for three years, and am now in year twelve teaching Math at a private high school.
Sativa Carter, Castle Rock Middle School
I am a 7th and 8th grade math teacher at Castle Rock Middle School. I have been teaching for 11 years. I also hold National Board Certification in Early Adolescence Math. I am always researching the latest teaching methods, and technology that will help me to better connect to my students and bring math "to life."
ihor charischak, consultant, self employed
A career mathematics educator Ihor retired from Stevens Institute of Technology in October, 2007 and continues to pursue his passion of firing up teachers imaginations about how learning and teaching math with technology can be interesting, useful and empowering. At Stevens Ihor led projects dealing with technology applications in mathematics education at the Center for Innovation in Engineering & Science Education (CIESE) at Stevens since 1990. He has more than 35 years experience as a classroom teacher and teacher educator. He helped found the Council for Technology in Mathematics Education (CLIME) in 1988 which is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and has been active member on their technology committees. He participated on the Editorial Panel for the NCTM 2005 Yearbook on technology and mathematics. At CIESE he last managed a professional development project in Elizabeth, NJ where he worked with eleven middle schools to help strengthen teacher content knowledge and pedagogy as well as help them align their textbook lessons with more engaging, technology based activities and projects. You can find out more about his current adventures in his role as president of CLIME at http://clime.org.
Donna French, Title I Coordinator/teacher, Hanover-Horton Schools
I have been teaching since 1974. I have taught preschool through High School. I taught k-12 Special Education for 16 years in a Resource Room. Since then I have taught Title I students k-8 in the areas of math and reading. I also spent 15 summers teaching Driver Education. I have served on and chaired School Improvement Commities for my school. I have been using SuccessMaker Software since 1993. I also use Acceleraed Math and Accelerated Reader for several years. We are trying currently to find a grant for TI Nspire Navigator System and Kindles for my Title I students.
Jessica Furman, Teacher, Combs High School
6th year teaching at a semi-rural high school in Arizona. School district has just unified (first graduating class in May 2012). Served as middle school department chair for two years. Currently Galileo (benchmark testing) coordinator for site. Serve on district Curriculum Council and Site Council. Working with district/school administrators to implement online credit recovery program.
Karen Gartner, Math Dept Head, New providence school distinct
Have taught mathematics for over 25 years: middle school, basic skills, and high school math Have written over 12 different math curricula, including basic skills, algebra, middle school, geometry, financial literacy, and calculus. Edited a grade 6 textbok for a major publisher. Wrote multiple supplemental materials for computer use, enrichment, reteaching, and multi-cultural activities.
Richard Greene, Mathematics teacher, Bristol TN City Schools
Master of Secondary Education Degree Bachelor of Mathematics Degree 7year public education veteran 5 year Colkege instructor 5years of technology administration
Tywania Griffin, Secondary Math Teacher, Weston Ranch H.S.
I have been a secondary mathematics teacher since 2005. I first began teaching on the East Coast in Delaware and then moved to the West Coast in California. I have taught various levels of mathematics including Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, and Precalculus. I encourage and promote the use of technology in and out of the classroom. I currently use a Smartboard in my daily lectures and have piloted online math learning programs. Social media has played a big role in my teaching techniques. I am always looking for the next great stategy or technique that can help make my educational processes more beneficial and practical for the educator. I love finding out about engaging educational products that can help motivate and excite my students to want to learn more about the world of math. There is so much out there to explore and learn and I enjoy opening those opportunities to all students.
Rachel Harrington, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, Western Oregon University
Completed a PhD in mathematics education at Oregon State University in 2008. Research focused on how pre-service teachers learned to teach mathematics with technology. Currently teaching mathematics education at Western Oregon University. Research interests include the use of tablet technology to teach mathematics and the knowledge needed to teach content with technology.
Andrew Hopkins, 4th grade teacher, Harper Woods Public Schools
I have been in education for 19 years. After my Masters, I went on to get an edspecialist in Instructional Technology. I have used this education adn training to develop methods of incorporating technology into the classroom. Also, this has allowed me to Adjunct at ITT Tech and Baker College where I instuct classes in technology with regular ed students as well as teacher preperation students.
Anissa Labrador, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Montverde Academy
I have been an elementary classroom teacher for 18 years. During the last ten years, I used technology increasingly as a teaching and learning tool with my students. My experience with becoming an Mimio Certified instructor led me to train with my colleagues to use interactive whiteboard technology. I saw a need to offer professional development at our school on demand as teachers needed it, not at an isolated workshop. I am in the process of learning as much as possible about ed tech and would like the opportunity to judge products in the ed tech field. My experience as a teacher and now a tech trainer will help me form my opinions objectively as a judge.
Larry Lambert, Online Instructional Support Specialist, Southwestern College
Professional educator, writer and administrator for 30+ years. National Award winning college faculty. Innovative and successful online course and curriculum developer. College and university national consultant for online learning programs and technical services. Professional web designer and graphics specialist. Faculty mentor for online coursework and state award winner for top-rated online course design.
Tracy Lavengood, Math Teacher, Wachusett Regional School District
I hold a degree in applied mathematics and physics and have done graduate work in biostatistics and epidemiology. When I changed careers I began teaching with high needs special education students aged 10 to 21. I have taught regular education middle school math since 1991. I have also taught engineering and have combined mathematics and engineering as one course. I have tutored pre-K through college. I have extensive experience training other teachers under grants for my state's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as well as other local and regional organizations. Areas of interest include the role of language in mastery of mathematics and facilitating the transition from concret to abstract thought in early adolescence.
Kim Moore, STEM consultant/math and science coach, unemployed
I have an undergrad in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Education. I currently a NASA Endeavor Fellow designing STEM curriculum utilizing NASA assets. I have spent my career as a teacher finding innovative ways to engage and challenge my students in math, engineering, science and technology. I aspire to helping develop curriculum for Title 1 schools that integrates innovative learning techniques. My interest in technology and gaming has been piqued over the last several years and I enjoy keeping up with the latest in technology.
Mari Peddycoart, Professor of Mathematics, Lone Star College - Kingwood
I am originally from South Dakota and moved to Texas in 1986; I graduated high school in 1988. I attended Lamar University in Beaumont, TX where I graduated with my bachelors of science in mathematics in 1995. I contemplated teaching in high school but I was awarded an assistantship at Lamar and started my graduate degree; I graduated with a master’s of science in mathematics in 1997. I started teaching immediately upon graduating as an adjunct instructor both at Lamar University - Beaumont and Lamar College - Orange, TX. I moved to Kingwood, TX in 2002 when I was hired by Lone Star College - Kingwood as a full time mathematics professor. I have taught levels of math varying from Pre-Algebra, College Algebra, and Trigonometry to Business Calculus. I have used several math technologies (mostly for online homework and quizzes) in recent years, some good and some bad. I recently put into practice students doing homework and quizzes online (35% of the student grade) and this is to a degree why I am interested in participating as a judge of online technology.
Iris Phipps, Teacher/math Coach, Detroit Public Schools
I am a certified teacher and a National Board Certified Teacher and have been teaching fifteen years. I currently teach sixth grade in an large urban school district. In addition to being a classroom teacher, I have been a Mathematics Coach for the school district for 1.5 years.
Peter Price, Lecturer, Christian Heritage College
I have taught primary / elementary classes for several years, and now teach undergraduate preservice teachers in mathematics, science and general education courses. I am now co-owner and founder of Classroom Professor, which produces resources for teaching K-7 mathematics, including software and worksheets solutions for assisting students to develop numeracy and mathematical thinking.
Kristen Ritter, Math Teacher, NYC DOE
I studied Mathematics and Spanish at Wittenberg University in Ohio before realizing my passion for teaching. I then attended Teacher's College of Columbia as a Math for America Fellow in 2008. I have been teaching in New York City High Schools ever since. I am passionate about including technology and interdiscipline studies into my math classroom. From the SMARTboard to Adobe Premier, I hope to integrate technology literacy with math literacy for every student.
Georgette Schraeder, Principal, St. Leo School
B.S. in Biology Science Education for St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN... M.A.E. in Middle School & Biology Education from Ball State University, Muncie, IN... Administration, Curriculum and Supervision Certification from UNC-G, NC... NC Licensure: Principal K-12, Curriculum Specialist, Mentor, Biology and Middle Science... 20 years as a classroom teacher; 16th year as a principal
Gregory Severino, Honors Math Coordinator, Our Lady of Calvary School
I am a professional mathematics educator with over 20 years experience in the classroom. I am fully versed with the Common Core Curriculum, have served on numerous Middle states evaluation teams, routinely train new teachers in mathematics, and constantly strive to link classroom instruction with new, cutting edge technologies. I hold several computer certifications, and I now am responsible for deploying the iPad across our mathematics curriculum.
Debra Vitale, Mathematics Coach, Bristol Public Schools
I have been involved in the field of mathematics education for the past 15 years. I believe in the need for students to understand conceptually the concepts they are studying in order for them to apply this knowledge in unique and novel situations. Helping both students and teachers to understand and love mathematics is a huge part of my daily life as a math coach. I am constantly trying to infuse technology and other media sources into mathematics instruction to capture student interest and promote learning that is relevant to their world. Math is the only subject that counts!

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Sally Bair, Retired at this writing, Consultant
Sally Bair has been invited or selected to speak at numerous conferences and events during her 35 year career in K-12 public education. She has received numerous awards including a fellowship for summer study at Northwestern University, the PAECT Pioneer Award, and CoSN Volunteer of the Year. Most recently, she has been named a MAGPI Fellow for the 2009-2010 school year. Sally has earned degrees from Mansfield University, NYU and Bloomsburg University. Presently, she serves as Technology Facilitator for the Northern Lebanon School District in Central PA. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, photography, NYC - where she is a member of the Washington Square Music Festival Benefit Board, college football and hoops and her family, friends and dog.
Juanita Burch-Clay, Principal, K-12, WRS
I have been a teacher and administrator for over 30 years. After graduating from Princeton Univ. I worked in international schools around the world for 25 years, before returning home to Vermont, where I was principal at two public schools. During this time, I earned my MA in educational administration from Vermont College of Norwich Univ. and was founding director of an independent program at Green Mountain College. My professional interests include developing collaboration and shared decision-making within schools, including students, parents and teachers. I am currently researching alternative programs in Vermont.
Mary Burns, Senior Technology Specialist, Education Development Center
Mary Burns brings more than 20 years of experience in teaching, curriculum development, teacher professional development, Website and database design, qualitative research and evaluation, and instructional design—primarily in educational technology. Her domestic work at EDC includes online instruction, evaluation of online programs and digital content, school-based coaching, and research on virtual schools. Internationally she has worked on EDC projects in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East focused on facility design, creating online content, teacher training, evaluations, developing teacher training curriculum, and technology planning and program design. She has written state and national educational technology plans, authored over 40 articles, books or book chapters on technology and teacher learning and has been a keynote or main speaker at numerous international conferences. Most recently she authored Distance Learning for Teacher Training: Modes, Models and Methods (go.edc.org/07xd).
Gayle Cole, Dean of Technology Integration, Chandler School
Gayle Kolodny Cole began her career in education teaching high school English as a Second Language through Teach for America in Houston, Texas. After moving to California, she spent eight years as a classroom teacher and eight years as an Instructional Technology Facilitator at The Center for Early Education. In 2011, she took a position at the University of Southern California's Shoah Foundation as Associate Director of Online Education, where she focused on transformative education through digital storytelling. During her tenure there, the online learning platform she helped direct, IWitness, was honored by the American Association of School Librarians. She presented IWitness at numerous conferences, online and face to face. Cole has an M.S. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology and multiple teaching credentials. She is a Google Certified Teacher and a three time participant in the National Writing Project. She completed the Administration and Supervision graduate certificate program in Education through Johns Hopkins University and the International Society for Technology in Education in 2011. Her professional passions include learning, teaching, participatory professional development.
Sherry Craigo, RLA Curriculum Specialist, Putnam County Schools
I have been in the education profession for 21 years as a Kindergarten and Title I teacher, as well as my current position as the reading specialist for Putnam County Schools. I graduated from West Virginia State College with a BS in education and from Marshall University with a MA and EdS in reading education. I taught graduate classes in reading at Marshall University for six years. I was a member of the West Virginia Department of Education Reading Cadre for six years. I am trained in Reading Recovery and Wilson reading instruction. I am currently completing certification for administration at Marshall University.
Tom DAmico, Superintendent - Student Success Learning Technologies, Ottawa Catholic School Board
Tom D'Amico was a former business and computer studies teacher in Ottawa Ontario. He has been with Ottawa Catholic School Board for 22 years He is the co-author of three accounting textbooks, "Principles of Accounting" and has received several awards including "The Prime Minister's Award for teaching excellence in Science, Technology, and Mathematics", a Royal Bank National Fellowship in Information Technology and he is a recipient of The Learning Partnership's award as one of Canada's Outstanding Principals. Tom D’Amico is currently the Superintendent of Student Success – Learning Technologies, and has responsibilities for family of schools K-12, Assessment and Evaluation, and equity and inclusive education for the Ottawa Catholic School Board
Daniel de León, EdTech Coordinator / Instructor, Sandia Preparatory School
Education Technology Coordinator & instructor of history and modern languages @ Sandia Preparatory School, ABQ NM, . M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction
Mindy Frisbee, Senior Research Assistant, University of Oregon
Mindy Frisbee, M.S. is a Senior Research Assistant at the University of Oregon Center for Advanced Technology in Education (CATE). She serves as project manager./ director on several large scale projects and is an expert in issues of supported electronic text, personal learning environments, and strategies for online learning. Ms. Frisbee has extensive experience with the development, implementation, and study of technologies within the K12 curriculum and special education programs. She has worked to develop Computer-Based Study Strategies (CBSS) for students with learning disabilities aimed at improving student study skills and academic outcomes. She has developed online courses, studied mobile learning environments and has given many presentations and workshops on supporting student reading and learning through technology.
Brian Fulmer, Teacher, St Madeleine Sophie School
Brian Fulmer was born in Pontiac and raised in Cadillac - cities in Michigan, not cars. He is a graduate of Earlham College where he studied religion and holds a Master's Degree from the University of Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program. Brian taught 5th and 6th grade for five years in Atlanta, GA, and spent a year working at a public access television station back in Michigan, where he did . . . everything. He now teaches 6-8th grade Science and Religion in Bellevue, WA. In his free time, Brian enjoys reading, cooking, hiking, and going to the beach with his wife and daughter.
Michelle Irinyi, Teacher Mentor/Trainer, Senior Writer, NAMC
As a holistic constructivist, I believe in authentic education that makes learning personal and relevant. I am extremely passionate about helping students succeed and believe that all students, adults and children, deserve the utmost respect and strive to set high standards. I fully support the use and implementation of engaging, pedagogically sound technology and e-learning to deliver content and meet the needs of today's diverse learners. I have over 20+ experience in K-12 education, both public and private, conventional and Montessori. I am a proponent of project-based, real-world application that respects the ability and complexity of each learner.
Tracy Keeley, School Library Media Specialist, Union Public Schools
I am a School Media Specialist for the Union Eighth Grade Center. I hold a Bachelor's degree in English Education from Northeastern State University and a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to working the Eighth Grade Center, I started my education career teaching American Literature to high school students. I then became the School Library Media Specialist for the Rader Treatment Center for eight years helping students discover the joy of reading. I started at the Eight Grade Center in the fall of 2008. My goal is to help students learn the skills necessary to become college and career ready for the future. I work collaboratively with teachers and staff to provide a variety of learning environments for students. Through various and unique reading programs, I continue to help students discover how reading can enrich their lives and help them in all areas of their lives.
Larry Lambert, Online Instructional Support Specialist, Southwestern College
Professional educator, writer and administrator for 30+ years. National Award winning college faculty. Innovative and successful online course and curriculum developer. College and university national consultant for online learning programs and technical services. Professional web designer and graphics specialist. Faculty mentor for online coursework and state award winner for top-rated online course design.
Tracy Lavengood, Math Teacher, Wachusett Regional School District
I hold a degree in applied mathematics and physics and have done graduate work in biostatistics and epidemiology. When I changed careers I began teaching with high needs special education students aged 10 to 21. I have taught regular education middle school math since 1991. I have also taught engineering and have combined mathematics and engineering as one course. I have tutored pre-K through college. I have extensive experience training other teachers under grants for my state's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as well as other local and regional organizations. Areas of interest include the role of language in mastery of mathematics and facilitating the transition from concret to abstract thought in early adolescence.
Monique Liles, Teacher, Clayton County Public Schools
I am a STAR Discovery Educator, and the Blog Coordinator for the Georgia Discovery Educator Network Leadership Council. I am an avid user and promoter of instructional technology, and am the Technology Committee Chair at my school, and the Science Great Effective Lead Teacher (G.E.L.T.). I train teachers on the use of technology in the classroom. I have designed professional lesson plans that include technology applications for the Carter Center Library and Museum as a Geography Consultant, and the Richmond County Board of Education to accompany a video series created with a Teaching American History Grant called American History Through Southern Eyes. I use instructional technology on a daily basis with my students as a way of engaging them in the curriculum and providing real world relevant, and inquiry based learning tasks.
Ron MacDonald, Co-director, Model Secondary Schools Project
Working with diverse teams of educators at every level to extend potential for implementing educational solutions of high value for students and communities. Experience includes technology systems development and support, teaching at all levels from K- 20, professional development, fund raising, team building, community engagement, professional learning commnity development and support, program advocacy, strategic planning and project management, development and suppport of innovative solutions at classroom, school and district levels.
Kathleen McClaskey, President, EdTech Associates
Kathleen H. McClaskey, President of Ed Tech Associates, is an education technology consultant, trainer and innovator leader in her 28th year in using technology in the classroom. She has been a computer teacher, technology integration specialist, K-12 technology director and graduate instructor for in online and onsite technology courses. Kathleen is a frequent international, national and regional workshop presenter on topics that include technology for diverse learners, Universal Design for Learning, Moodle and the 21st Century Classroom, math and technology, the role of technology to improve literacy outcomes for all students and utilizing interactive whiteboards in group instruction with autistic students. In 2007, she was awarded a three-year NH Math and Science Partnership grant for the “Science4All” project. In 2009, Kathleen designed and is directing the Tools for Learning Math Intervention Project where tools are applied to UDL researched-based instruction in math. In late 2009, she became the professional development director of three ARRA technology funded projects in NH to create 21st Century Classrooms. Kathleen has presented at ISTE 2010, NECC, CUE Conference, TRLD Conference, IDA Conference, TCEA Conference, Christa McAuliffe Technology Conferences, American Community Schools in Athens, Greece, Schools Moving Up and ISTE Webinars along with numerous state conferences.
Sarah Nolan, English Teacher, Cathedral High School
I teach junior and senior English and Debate at Cathedral, a private Catholic high school in Indiana. As a member of the Technology Integration Team, I've assisted with the implementation of our 1:1 iPad program, which has allowed me the chance to work with teachers in all subject areas with varying levels of technology experience. I'm a member of the International Society of Technology in Education, and I spend an embarrassing amount of free time reading #edtech tweets and blogs to find new apps, products, strategies, and ideas.
Gretchen Oltman, J.D., Ph.D., District Gifted Facilitator, Bellevue Public Schools
Educator, lawyer, and gifted education facilitator for Nebraska's Bellevue Public Schools. Author of Violence in Student Writing: A School Administrator's Guide. Classroom teacher for almost a decade. Certified school administrator. Adjunct lecturer of education law and teacher education.
zac opps, teacher, park county school district #1
I have taught high and middle school computer science classes at public schools for the last 9 years.
Mary Beth Patton, Teacher, Boyd County Schools
Certified: K-5 Teacher, K-12 Special Education Teacher. Currently teaching 3rd grade.
Jill Pierce, STEM Coordinator, McMinn County Schools
I am 20 year veteran of Instructional Technology. I am currently employed by McMinn County School as their STEM Coordinator. Before that I worked for PCS, Inc. as an Educational Technology Trainer working with schools across the state of Tennessee providing instructional training on the use of technology in the classroom. This includes Microsoft Innovator Educator Trainer, Certified Promethean Activclassroom Trainer, Mobile (iPad & Droid) Technology and STEM Training. Before coming to work at PCS, Inc. I worked for Loudon County Schools as their Technology Director; this included training, implementation, & maintenance of all technology.
Andrew Quell, Middle school science teacher , Mater Christi School
Mr. Andrew Quell Middle School Science Teacher (grades 5-8) Education: M.S in the Teaching of Science and Mathematics Union Graduate College B.A in Biology/Secondary Education The College Of Saint Rose Personal Teaching Philosophy: I know how Edison felt the first time that he turned on the lightbulb. Each day I get to see the lightbulb come on for my students. Much like Edison, for them it came through hard work and a constant pursuit of inquiry. For me as a teacher, each time I can provide my students an opportunity to learn through inquiry, weather through trips to Saint Rose science labs, or creating a large intestine out of stockings, I know that I have done my job. Middle school science teacher at Mater Christi School in Albany, NY. I love being able to teach: Physical Science, General Science, Earth Science, Regent Biology and Life Science, it always keeps me on my toes. “Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.” - Carl Sagan
Emily Silverman, Teacher, Parent-Teacher Conference Coordinator, Greens Farms Academy
BA Yale University MA Hunter College Emphasis on creation of meaningful understanding and content via authentic integration of technology. Presented at local, state, and national level.
Joanne Troutner, Columnist, Teacher Librarian
I have been an educator for over 30 years and involved with instructional technology since 1980. In addition to working with several school districts, I have done work for ETS, IBM, ASCD, Tom Snyder Productions, and the Bureau of Education & Research. I have been a K-12 librarian , taught English, social studies, and science at the middle school level, and been a district technology director.
Mary Wegner, Assistant Superintendent, Sitka School District
For the past 27 years, I have been working to transform the learning and teaching environment to help students become literate in today's world through engagement in academic content. I am currently the Assistant Superintendent in the Sitka School District in Sitka, Alaska, and am the Past-President of the Alaska Society for Technology in Education, which is the largest educational organization in the state of Alaska. Additionally, I work to promote advocacy efforts at both the state and national levels through leadship in the EdTech Action Network and the policy committee work of the International Society for Technology in Education
Heather Wells, Technology Integration Specialist, TIES
Heather has been a technology educator for seven years starting out as a digital video instructor for ID Tech Camps and as a Learning Technology Center Instructor at the Science Museum of Minnesota. She worked for three years at TIES, in Saint Paul Minnesota, providing professional development training to teachers in the Twin Cities metro area and assisted in planning the annual TIES Education Technology Conference. She holds a BFA in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University and a M.Ed in Learning Technologies from the University of Minnesota.
Laura Whitacre, Teacher, St. Rose of Lima School
I have been a teacher for nine years, and in that time, I have seen education change immensely. With two masters' degrees (one in education), I use what I have learned in school and in the classroom in order to aid my students to the best of my ability. Most recently, I have integrated the use of iPads into my classroom on a daily basis, and I just started using Apple TV in the classroom to further integrate technology. I use technology to work with students at a myriad of different levels and styles. I have taught students from ages 10-60; I started my career teaching at the post secondary level, then moved to high school, and am now in my fourth year of teaching middle school. I work closely with the other teachers on my team in order to create a cross-curricular learning environment; I have created more than one comprehensive cross-curricular units that are used in all subject areas and am currently working on another. I am a teacher who loves when students succeed; I use many different types of learning tools to accomplish this, and I hope that judging for CODiE will give me the opportunity to do more.

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Dameon V. Alexander, Director, Strategic Initiatives, The George Washington University
Dr. Alexander has a colorful professional background ranging from broadcast media, banking, investments, teaching, instructional technologies, entrepreneurship, and university management. Motivated by a potpourri of experiences across education, business, and technology, he recently published his first academic book entitled The Imprint of Business Norms on American Education, a work that has been supported by both American and British scholars as crucially important to the sociology of education. His textbook can be found in research libraries in the United States and internationally. Alexander has appeared as a keynote and guest speaker for many educational events including a No Child Left behind congressional panel. He earned a B.A. in Electronic Media/Business Administration as well as a M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. He later earned a Doctorate from the University of Cambridge. Alexander is Director of Strategic Initiatives in the department of Academic Technologies and a professor of Sociology at The George Washington University. Alexander is also a part-time professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. He teaches, economic sociology, education, and research methods.
Emory Craig, Director, eLearning, College of New Rochelle
Emory Craig is responsible for coordination and implementation of online learning initiatives at the College of New Rochelle, including planning, program development, faculty support and the integration of emerging technologies into the curriculum. As a six campus system, CNR serves both traditional age and adult students in the NYC metropolitan area. An active participant in EDUCAUSE, AACE and other organizations, he also works with a wide range of organizations, including AMICAL, an international library consortium, EDUCAUSE, programming committees for international conferences, the U.S. Department of Education, and a NY State consortium of independent colleges and universities to further the innovative use of technologies in the teaching-learning environment. A frequent presenter at conferences and active user of - and commentator on - social media, he also teaches an interdisciplinary course on the humanities and the digital revolution.
Sher Downing, Executive Director, Online Academic Services, Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Business
Sher Downing is Executive Director for Online Academic Services in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. She has over twenty-five years experience in post-secondary education, serving at senior administrative levels at several post-secondary institutions including private, community college and university campuses. She has spent the last fifteen years launching online schools and programs, overseeing the design and development of academic, administrative and student services in a virtual environment. She has also served as senior online faculty and curriculum development specialist for several colleges and universities and as a private consultant for specialized degree programs. Dr. Downing’s research focus is the transition of faculty from the traditional classroom to online and hybrid instruction. She has served as a national presenter and author and been active in numerous eLearning groups including USDLA, WAOE, and eGuild. She holds a Ph.D. and master’s degree, both with specializations in Instructional Design for Online Learning, from Capella University and a bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University. She recently completed a post-doctoral Master of Legal Studies degree at ASU, focusing on eLearning issues of intellectual property and is a 2010 Fellow, Arizona Program for Policy, Ethics & Education Leadership, APPEEL, professional development
Maya Georgieva, Associate Director, NYU Stern Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, New York University
Maya Georgieva is the Associate. Director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. Maya provides strategic leadership to advance academic initiatives that transform the teaching-learning environment. She has spearheaded the implementation of instructional technology, learning space design, blended learning, assessment and faculty development. In her role at Stern, Maya also works to foster institutional and external partnerships. In 2010 - 2011, in partnership with XanEdu Publishing Maya lead the iPad pilot initiative at Stern. The project was recognized with the Campus Technology Innovator Award for designing a student centered iPad App. Campus Technology annually recognizes visionary projects in the Teaching and Learning category for pioneering learning design/instructional design; immersive technologies; social software, Web 2.0 and mobile learning. Maya holds a MIA degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University with extensive coursework in Teachers College. Her research interests include global education policy and the unique opportunities presented by emerging technologies and social media in curriculum development and international programs.

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Stephanie Arsht, eLearning Student Success Specialist, Palm Beach State College
Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Higher Education Management. Dissertation study: Preparing Florida College Faculty to Teach Online. Currently work in distance learning at a community/state college. Taught online for seven years. Train faculty, students on learning management system, student engagement, retention, and other technologies. Assess and use free technologies including social media and content curation platforms.
Eric Lovik, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, College of The Albemarle
PhD in Higher Education and Graduate certificate in Institutional Research, both from Penn State University; MEd in Educational Administration from Temple University. Director of Institutional Effectiveness at College of The Albemarle, 2011-present. Director of Institutional Research at Clearwater Christian College, 2006-10. Assistant to the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, Penn State University, 2001-06. Online instructor at Clearwater Christian College, Northcentral University, and Liberty University. Currently use Datatel Colleague (Ellucian), Informer, and Tk20 for postsecondary education enterprise software.
David Stone, Director, Educational Support and Online, Southern Polytechnic State University
David Edwin Stone serves as the Director of Educational Support and Online Learning at Southern Polytechnic State University, where he has led online and technology enhanced learning initiatives since 2010. David's current areas of focus include the development of student centered services and process for online students, as well as strategic planning and marketing to grow online programs. David is currently a doctoral candidate in the Instructional Technology Ph.D. program at Georgia State University (anticipated completion: Summer 2012), where he received a Master of Science in Instructional Technology. David earned his Bachelor of Science - Computer Science from Southern Polytechnic. David has taught on-campus, online, and hybrid courses, both at the undergraduate and graduate level. David has been active in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) outreach programs for middle and secondary students in the State of Georgia, including the Georgia BEST Robotics competition and Future City. David's research interests are in the area of organizational change and development within the context of higher education. Research activities include international research in the area of English as a second language via the use of virtual environments in China, in addition to research conducted in the area of organizational change and development in Higher Education.
Evelyn Ting, E-Learning Specialist, Contract
After a career in software development at AT&T, became an edcational technolgy specialist. Lead the initial development team for the SUNY Learning Network, served as Director of the Center for Learning and Technology, and served as Assistant Vice President in the Office of Educational Technology at SUNY Empire State College. Was Executive Director of GPC Online, the largest online program in Georgia.. Have managed enterprise LMS, college web site, tecnology help desk, online library resources and services, enterprise application development, faculty development in technology, development of self-paced workforce training, and a number of eLearning products and services. Hold an MBA from Georgia State University and an Ed M from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Additional graduate training in cognitive psychology, instructional design and curriculum development. Graduate of EDUCAUSE Leadership Institute and Harvard MLE program.

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Marwin Britto, Executive Director, Lone Star College-Online, Lone Star College System
Marwin Britto is currently serving as the Executive Director of Lone Star College-Online at Lone Star College System in Houston, Texas. With 90,000 students enrolled (29,000 online) , Lone Star College System is one of the largest college systems and the fastest growing higher education institution in the United States. Britto has served in a number of positions in higher education as an administrator and faculty member. He has had 10 years of university experience as a fulltime faculty member. His online, face-to-face and blended teaching experiences span K-12, ESL in Canada and Japan, community college, and university undergraduate and graduate levels. His administrative experiences in higher education include positions as Director of the Educational Technology Center, Director of Instructional Technology, Chief Information Officer and University Librarian. Dr. Britto has completed more than 100 refereed conference presentations and 45+ peer-reviewed papers in academic journals and conference proceedings in the areas of distance education/online learning, teaching and learning, teacher education, instructional technology, library science and change management. He holds four graduate degrees including an ALA-accredited Masters in Library and Information Science, a Master in Educational Technology and a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology.
Denise Farley, Assistant Professor, Sussex County Community College
MA in Educational Technology and Communication from Teacher's College, Columbia University, NYC,NY and a BS in Education from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. After teaching in Special Education for 10 years, switched to a technology focus with Sussex County Community College in Newton, NJ. Technology and I have kept pace for the past 25 years. Spent six months on sabbatical in Honduras working in a local school’s computer lab. Active in reviewing textbooks, training, and assessment. Recognized nationally with a NISOD award and by my college as a recipient of the 2010 Academic Citizenship Award. I retain immense curiosity and excitement about the potential of technology.
Loretta Griffy, Associate Professor in Department of Mathematics & Statistics and Title III Director Center for Teaching & Learning, Austin Peay State University
Dr. Griffy has over twenty years of experience in developing and delivering curriculum in a post-secondary environment. She currently serves as an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at and as the Title III Director of the recently established Center for Teaching and Learning at Austin Peay State University. She has presented at a variety of conferences to include National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association, National Association of Developmental Education and National Conference on Student Recruitment, Retention and Success . Dr. Griffy has recently served as the chair of the Tennessee Board of Regents Faculty Sub-Council and serves on APSU’s Faculty Senate Executive Committee. She currently is the Director for a Title III Strengthening Institutions grant awarded to APSU and Project Manager for a National Science Foundation grant for Mathematics and Physics students.
Diane Johnson, Assistant Director, Faculty Services, Saint Leo University
Dr. Diane Johnson holds Masters and Doctoral Degrees from Nova Southeastern University in Education, specializing in Instructional Technology and Distance Education. Johnson has supported distance learning initiatives in three institutions of higher education since 1985. Johnson is currently Assistant Director of Faculty Services for the Center for Online Learning at Saint Leo University in Florida. In the world of distance learning, writing is a basic communication skill necessary to succeed in any course. Dr. Johnson is currently concerned about high tech, high touch, and caring issues within online courses in higher education.
Orrin Murray, Assistant Professor, Penn State University
Prior to pursuing a doctorate I spent over a decade in the high tech area with a focus on sales and marketing technologies in education. While most of that time I worked with and at Apple, I also worked with principals at a number of start-ups.
Sandra Rimetz, Professor, Manchester Community College
An active member of the technology community for over 25 years with a strong background in internet technologies, web usability and technology trends. She is currently a professor at Manchester Community College where she develops and teaches courses focused on the web and digital technology.
Ellen Treadway, Visiting Assistant Professor, Arkansas Tech University
Education: Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2000. Dissertation research in two-way dula language bilingual education program implementation and educational policy in the U.S. Southwest. Graduate Assistant, Cultural Immersion Student Teaching Projects M.A. in Latin American Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1990. M.A. in Teaching Secondary Spanish from the University of Memphis, 1987. B.A. in Spanish, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, 1986. Professional Experience: Currently on faculty at the Center for Leadership at Learning at Arkansas Tech University working with nontraditional licensure and graduate students enrolled in the curriculum leadership program. All graduate courses taught using a hybrid asynchronous hybrod format using Blackboard. 2010-2012: Teaching and Learning Specialist with the Arkansas Public School Resource Center. 2005-2010: Deputy Associate Director of Curriculum, Assessment, and Research at the Arkansas Department of Education, Division of Learning Services 2001-2005: Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, University of Texas at El Paso 2000-2001: Visiting Assistant Professor of Reading and Bilingual Education Public School Teaching Experience: Spanish teacher, Germantown High School, 1986-1988. Interim Director of Bilingual Education, Hatch Independent School District, 1995-1996. Middle School Newcomer Center Program Director and Multicultural Education Specialist, Las Cruces Public Schools, 1996-1998. Third Grades Bilingual Education Teacher, Gadsden Independent School District.
Peggy Watt, Professor, Western Washington University
Peggy Watt is chair of the Department of Journalism at Western Washington University, where she has taught since 2004. She remains a Contributing Editor to PC World magazine, where she was previously Online News Editor. She also covered technology in Silicon Valley for more than 20 years and previously was a CODiE judge as Software Editor of InfoWorld.

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Laura Armer, Instructional Designer, San Jacinto College
Laura Armer has worked in the instructional design and online learning field for over fifteen years. As an instructional designer, she has been able to merge her love of teaching and learning with her previous career as a software engineer. Always an early adapter of technology, she has enjoyed trying out new educational technology products and solutions, serving as a co-author of the McGraw Hill book, CD-ROMs Rated, and most recently serving as a reviewer for the Blackboard Catalyst 2012 Awards. With over ten years’ experience as an online instructor for Capella University and University of Phoenix, and with her experience as an online graduate student, she has seen a lot of changes in instructional products and solutions over the years. In her current position as an instructional designer for San Jacinto College, she works with subject matter experts and faculty to design and enhance online delivery of college courses and professional development online workshops. She also evaluates current courses to identify quality improvements and compliance with standards, provides instructional design consulting and training for faculty on various educational technology tools, and teaches a student success course for first time in college students.
Gary Bitter, Professor/Executive Director, Technology Based Learning & Research, Arizona State University
Dr. Gary Bitter is a Professor of Educational Technology at Arizona State University and Executive Director of Technology Based Learning & Research (TBLR). He has received lifetime achievement awards from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) as well as outstanding alumnus awards from Kansas State University and Emporia State University. His groundbreaking research and development of digital curricula and professional development materials is poised to transform PreK-16 and adult learning environments. At Arizona State University, his research focus is on such areas as the impact of integration of technology into curricula on student achievement and attitude, the impact of information technology fundamentals on the digital divide and the future of technology. Garys accomplishments are exemplified in his numerous journal articles, books, book chapters, conference presentations, invited talks, funded projects, and innovative courses. Gary also has an enviable record for leading successful research and development grant projects. Over the past decade, Gary has received grants in excess of ten million dollars to support his research and development efforts. Grants sources include the U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation, Intel, Cisco, Texas Instruments, Apple, IBM, and others. Through these grants, he
Tracy Keeley, School Library Media Specialist, Union Public Schools
I am a School Media Specialist for the Union Eighth Grade Center. I hold a Bachelor's degree in English Education from Northeastern State University and a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to working the Eighth Grade Center, I started my education career teaching American Literature to high school students. I then became the School Library Media Specialist for the Rader Treatment Center for eight years helping students discover the joy of reading. I started at the Eight Grade Center in the fall of 2008. My goal is to help students learn the skills necessary to become college and career ready for the future. I work collaboratively with teachers and staff to provide a variety of learning environments for students. Through various and unique reading programs, I continue to help students discover how reading can enrich their lives and help them in all areas of their lives.
Larry Lambert, Online Instructional Support Specialist, Southwestern College
Professional educator, writer and administrator for 30+ years. National Award winning college faculty. Innovative and successful online course and curriculum developer. College and university national consultant for online learning programs and technical services. Professional web designer and graphics specialist. Faculty mentor for online coursework and state award winner for top-rated online course design.
Jennifer Lin, Graduate Student, University of Southern California
Extensive urban schooling experience through nonprofit volunteer work and clinical education. Education technologies entrepreneur.
Carol Nelson, Elementary Education Professor, Central Christian College
I am a technology explorer! I love to "play" with technology. Sometimes I probably know enough to be considered armed and dangerous. Non-the-less I am ready to explore and share my knowledge! I have my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with a Certificate in Educational Technology.
Dawn Nelson, Instructional Media & Technology Coordinator, Osseo Area Schools
Dawn Nelson is the Instructional Media and Technology Coordinator with Osseo (MN) Area Schools. Their initiatives include a program which allows students to bring their own technology to school and a technology staff development program which received the ISTE Seal of Alignment in January of 2012. They use Google Apps for Education, Edmodo, and Moodle for instruction. Currently projects include digital curation using a variety of options, integration of ereaders and ebooks into our programs, and updating a digital citizenship and inquiry curriculum. Her passion for technology, books, libraries, and learning is a perfect fit with today’s school libraries and she has been a teacher-librarian in both elementary and secondary schools. She is a Past-President of MEMO (Minnesota Educational Media Organization) and served on the 2011 AASL Conference Committee. Besides her day job, she enjoys music, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.
Ronald Paige, Director for Instructional Technology and Media Services, Cleveland State Community College
Ronald D. Paige, PhD BA Liberal Arts: Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY MS Educational Technology, SUNY Albany, NY PhD Education/Technology Specialization, Walden Univeristy, Minneapolis, MN Doctoral dissertation: received 2005 Don E. Ackerman Research Fellowship in Educational Leadership for PhD research related to self-directed adult learning; awarded the 2007 Harold L. Hodgkinson Award for Research Excellence; nominated for UMI Best Dissertation 2008. 2006-present: Director of Isntructional Technology and Media Services for public community college. Member of state committees for Distance Education and the use of mobile devices for education. 2010-present: MS-level instructor, Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, Walden University with primary assignment teaching Distance Education. 2010-present: Creator, director, manager of P-16 Summer Summit on Teaching with Technology conference helping teachers at all levels in southeastern TN. 1998-2006: academic integration specialist and computer hardware/software instructor for NYS vocational school system 1980-1998: entrepreneur and independent business owner Paper presenter on educational technology at numerous conference including International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, NISOD, ATEA, League of Innovation, and regional conferences. Published articles in International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences and ATEA Journal; book chapter for The Teacher for the Knowledge Society (pp. 71-95), Organ for FoU-publikasjoner – Høgskolen i Nesna.
Cassandra Pereira, Teacher, Santa Teresa High School
Cassandra Pereira is in her tenth year as a high school educator, and is the adviser for the Santa Teresa High School Media Journalism program. She runs three blended learning courses and one online course, in addition to advising the production of the yearbook, daily television broadcast, and news website. She is also the professional development coordinator for her school site. Cassandra is a passionate believer in technology's ability to enhance and improve education for all students.
Mildred T. Sparks, DIRECTOR, Salt Lake Community College
Mildred T. (Millie) Sparks was born in Montgomery, Alabama where she obtained her early academic education. During that time, she received a broader education of the Civil Rights Movement by her participation in the Alabama Bus Boycott. Millie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in English and Social Studies from Alabama State University, one of the charter Historically Black Colleges, and a Master’s of Science Degree in Adult Education from Pepperdine University. Millie matriculated in the Doctoral Program in Adult Education at the University of Wyoming. She also received Contract Management Certification from University of Phoenix and undertook postgraduate studies at Claremont College, California State University, San Bernardino; Cal State-Santa Barbara, and Boston College. She has been an educator, in Alabama, Ohio, Louisiana, Oklahoma, California and Utah. Prior to her 2003 full-time faculty appointment in SLCC’s School of Developmental Education Millie held several positions in management and community relations. Examples include: Contract Administrator for Alliant TechSystems (formerly Hercules Aerospace Company) and Director of the State of Utah Office of Black Affairs from 1997-2000(Governor LeavittMuch of her work continues to be in education of the adult learner. Millie is currently the Director of Salt Lake Community College’s Faculty Teaching and Learning Center and

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Sarah Brown Wessling, Johnston High School
Sarah Brown Wessling is a high school English teacher at Johnston High School in Johnston, Iowa. She also serves as Teacher Laureate for Teaching Channel (teachingchannel.org) and is the author of Supporting Students in a Time of Core Standards. In 2010, Sarah was selected as the National Teacher of the Year. She is a frequent presenter throughout the country.
Nicholas Colarossi, Teacher, Catholic Memorial School
Nick Colarossi has been in front of a classroom since 2001. He regularly leads dynamic lessons in English and for several years now has worked to teach high school students the power of communication. As students give rise to their voice and articulate their thoughts, the classrooms in which Mr. Colarossi works come alive. Previously, Mr. Colarossi held marketing communications and PR positions at several small start-up companies as well as at larger Fortune 500 companies where he worked to postion those compnaies in the marketplace. At each location, he streamlined the communications process, created consistent collateral materials, and represented his copmanies in the press and at industry trade events. With a master's degree in education from Emmanuel College in Boston, as well as a bachelor's degree in psychology from Harvard College, Mr. Colarossi is married with three children.
Lisa Endicott, teacher, Madison Metropolitan School District.
I am working very hard at implementing more software and technology into my classes and am seeking to be up to date. I have been a teacher for 22 years with the majority of my experience in the science and ELL field. I was a software coordinator in Viroqua Middle School for four years. My degrees are from UW La Crosse and UW Madison. Our school is stressing from formative assessment and making student's learning visible. I love software and technology that will engage my students and challenge them to push themselves to a higher level of achievement.
Melissa Greenwood, Senior Education Editor, SmartBrief
Melissa Greenwood is SmartBrief’s senior education editor, with responsibility for the content in a variety of SmartBrief’s education e-news briefs. She also manages content for SmartBlog on Education and related social media channels. Prior to joining SmartBrief, Melissa held a variety of positions in the education field, including classroom teacher and education editor and writer.
Phyllis Hallam, Education Program Consultant, CA Department of Education
I've been a technophile educator since Tandy TRS-80s, teaching Logo to gifted students in the early 1980's, but mostly incorporating word processing into the writing curriculum as a special education and a language arts teacher - until the Web hit big in the 1990's, while I was earning my Ph.D. in literacy assessment at UC Berkeley. I completed post-doctoral work researching the validity of teacher assessments at Berkeley Evaluation and Research Center in early 2000's. I reviewed portfolios of teachers from all over the US. Now I have I job where I get to meet teachers in person, and it's tremendously exciting to see educational technology leaping to its potential.
Beth B Kennedy, Chair, Board of Directors, LEMA Pilot High School, LAUSD
Beth B. Kennedy has worked as an English & Media Arts teacher since 2003, before opening LEMA in 2010; and as an adjunct professor of law at Southwestern University School of Law. Ms. Kennedy earned a BA from the University of Michigan, an MA from the UCLA and a Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern University School of Law. Kennedy held senior positions in the entertainment and media arts industries, at MCA/Universal Studios, Universal Pictures and Universal Television, Sony Family Entertainment, Microsoft Enhanced Television. Kennedy was CEO for Kaizen Heron Group, which produced interactive entertainment content for America Online, which was honored by The Kennedy Center's Imagination Celebration, and for clients such as Sony, Jenny Craig, General Motors Distance Learning Group and Microsoft’s Enhanced Television Group. Ms. Kennedy was the keynote speaker at MIDIA, and visiting professor of interactive media in Australia; presented at ATAS, MPAA, NAB, CES, DGA, SAG, WIF and other entertainment organizations, guilds and unions, and was Mayor Bradley’s “Film Czar,” representing the city.
Marlene LaMar, Retired, Retired
Prince George's Community College - Reading Professor Prince George's County School District - Teacher Niagara Falls School District - substitute Building Administrator, Professional Development Specialist,Theme Specialist, Reading Teacher Medaille College - Reading specialist/pre freshmen students Concordia Publishing House - monthly magazine contributor
Larry Lambert, Online Instructional Support Specialist, Southwestern College
Professional educator, writer and administrator for 30+ years. National Award winning college faculty. Innovative and successful online course and curriculum developer. College and university national consultant for online learning programs and technical services. Professional web designer and graphics specialist. Faculty mentor for online coursework and state award winner for top-rated online course design.
David LeNoble, Implementation Coach, Diploma Plus
Masters of Arts in Education, Univ. of Phoenix 2004; Bachelor of Arts, Univ. of Northern Colo. 1986; Teacher in Miami Dade Florida (15 years); Teacher in Jefferson County Schools Colorado (10 years); Educational Coach and Implementation Coach in using technology and alternative educational resources in Education. I feel that I will be an excellent choice for judge. I have used and continue to coach educators, administrators, and Japanese educators in using technology in the classroom and beyond to enhance all learning opportunities with at-risk and regular students. Thank you.
Merle Marsh, Director, Special Projects, Children's Software Press/Worcester Prep
Dr. Merle Marsh, an administrator at Worcester Preparatory School on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, began her writing about education and technology in the early 1980s with the series, "Comes the Dawn", first published by The Computing Teacher Journal and later reprinted in Principal magazine and in books Her Universal Truths about tech and schools were first published first in Ed Week. She's written several books for parents and has been quoted in publications such as Fortune Magazine, San Jose Mercury, Chicago Tribune, Houston Chronicle, USA Today, etc. and in Microsoft news releases. She received national awards from Apple, the Computer Learning Foundation, and other organizations, and has spoken at conventions throughout the United States and at Kings College in Cambridge, England and in Singapore for the Singapore Teachers’ Union. For Microsoft and Apple, she’s did television satellite tours, radio interviews, media panel discussions, and videos. For Cisco, she created a middle school site called Packetville. She served on advisory councils for Scholastic, Apple, Apple User Groups, Social Education, Technology & Learning, etc. For the Children’s Software Press she writes content for CableVision’s Power to Learn site. With editor Diane Kendall, Dr. Marsh enjoys exploring possibilities for the use of tech in classrooms.
Caroline McGaha, English Teacher, Anderson County High School
I have been in education in some form or another for over 20 years. My work with students has ranged from elementary to high school. Because I am certified in several areas, I have been able to bring cross-curricular content into classrooms that was previously non-existent to students. I have also worked in jobs outside academia that has allowed me to provide advice and guidance to my students. I have also done free-lance editing which has kept my skills sharp. I was born with Spina Bifida, and that has also helped me to encourage my students to press on even when things get hard. Each student has a special place and finding the right combination of teaching for him or her is extremely important. All my experiences both in the academic world and outside of it have helped me to reach my students.
Jessie Minter, teacher, Galveston ISD
Having taught in many fields and many levels from Pk through College, I have had my hands on the technology that supports learning. In addition, I have worked in the corporate workplace to assist with putting folks to work long term through training programs driven by technology. I have certification for teaching online all the subjects I am certified to teach in the classroom. This drives my interest in finding the very best products available for education and how they can serve everyone. I have in my classrooms access that allows true 21st Century learning and that is where we need to go for all, participating in learning programs such as GLOBE (and International learning program that has a virtual conference for students, ARTIST BOAT radio broad cast developed on a computer, projects with school in other countries using SKYPE and email. These efforts need improving to make a 21st Century education available to all. That is my driving force.
Sarah Nolan, English Teacher, Cathedral High School
I teach junior and senior English and Debate at Cathedral, a private Catholic high school in Indiana. As a member of the Technology Integration Team, I've assisted with the implementation of our 1:1 iPad program, which has allowed me the chance to work with teachers in all subject areas with varying levels of technology experience. I'm a member of the International Society of Technology in Education, and I spend an embarrassing amount of free time reading #edtech tweets and blogs to find new apps, products, strategies, and ideas.
Maggie Slater, Assistant Coordinator of Tutoring, Butler County Community College
Maggie Slater is the Assistant Coordinator of Tutoring for Butler County Community College in Pennsylvania. Prior to this position, she was the Assistant Director of Admissions, BC3@Lawrence Crossing Center Specialist, and has taught speech communications. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 2007 and her Associate in Arts degree from Butler County Community College in 2005. She is a volunteer private tutor and has spoken professionally at various functions. She sits on the SRU Communication Department's Advisory Board and serves as a judge/interviewer for the Department.
Katherine Stanton, teacher, El Monte City School District
I have taught 4th-6th grade over the last 11 years (4 years in 4th, 4 years in 5th, 3 years in 6th). During this time I have also taught teaching credential courses for a local private university- University of La Verne as a teaching strategies instructor, as well as held positions within my district as a professional development lead teacher and technology lead teacher. I currently have 1/3 of my class receiving special education services for conditions ranging from autism to ADHD, and other learning disabilities.
Gwendolyn Thomas, Teacher-Facilitator of Technology/Title I and II Liaison, St. Mary Parish School Board
Gwendolyn P. Thomas is currently the Teacher-Facilitator of Technology Liaison for the Title I and Title II Programs St. Mary Parish School District. My role involves providing instructional technology trainings, workshops, and in-services for administrators, teachers, and students throughout the district, supporting parental outreach activities in Title I schools, as well as providing professional development consultations for non-public schools in St. Mary Parish. I also serve as a member of the Fast ForWord District Team which involves the facilitation and implementation of the Fast ForWord Reading Intervention Program in the middle and high schools. I am an educator who has lovingly served 37 years thus far in the field of education in varying roles: teacher, reading facilitator, and presently instructional technology facilitator. I am a wife to a wonderful husband, a mother of 3 children, and a grandmother who dotingly spoils 2 grandchildren at every opportunity possible. I enjoy traveling, reading, riding bike, dancing, and spending time with members of my family.
Patsy Truett, ELA teacher, Hilton Head Island Middle School
After teaching core subjects in grades K-8 for several years I discovered my passion for learning and implementing educational technology. This led me to teaching middle school computer literacy for several years. During this time I maintained an Apple IIe computer lab and observed students' magnetic attraction for technology. What fun those years gave me! During this tenure I was awarded grants for adding updated equipment to my precious lab. At that time, I was very proud of winning one of the National Geographic Kids Network grants and being among the first in our district to use a modem for telecommunicating with students in Japan. The next wonderful opportunity was working at the district office as an instructional technology specialist. This job afforded me on the job training and technology educational opportunities. As the technology evolved and improved so did my learning and passion for sharing the ever changing technology resources with other educators. I worked in a comprehensive high school as an assistant principal. One of my many duties was supporting the Career Technology Education Department. While here I supported the faculty and staff with utilizing the web and winning grants for handheld technologies in the math and science department.
Kelley Jo Walters, Program Director, Ed.D. & Ed.S. Programs , Walden University
Dr. Kelley Walters has more than 25 years in the field of education. She has served as a teacher, elementary principal, and language arts consultant and now serves as an administrator of online programs. She is currently Program Director for Walden University's Ed.D. programs in Teacher Leadership, Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, and Special Education. She recently received Walden University’s 2012 Presidential Award of Faculty Excellence, awarded to only 2 faculty members annually, and Kappa Delta Pi’s Teacher of Honor Award. She has written numerous articles including: Treadwell, J., & Walters, K. (2012). The impact of discovery learning in writing instruction on fifth-grade student achievement. The Journal of Elementary and Secondary Education, 5(1), 1-31. Walters, K. (2011). Authentic Assessment & the Online Environment. Journal of Virtual Leadership, 2(9), 1-17. Walters, K., & Shaw, M. (2010). Distance learning courses: A survey of activities and assignments. In Yefim Kats (Ed.). Learning Management Systems Technologies and Software Solutions for Online Teaching: Tools and Applications. (pp. 394-409). Hershey, NY: IGI Global Publications. De Gagne, J. C., & Walters, K. (2009, December). Online teaching experience: A qualitative metasynthesis (QMS) study. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 5(4), 577-589. In addition to Dr. Walters' publications, she is also an accomplished public speaker. She has presented at the Sloan Consortium Conference, the Ubiquitous Learning Conference, International Learning Conference, International Reading Association Conference and the Michigan Reading Association Conference.
Laura Whitacre, Teacher, St. Rose of Lima School
I have been a teacher for nine years, and in that time, I have seen education change immensely. With two masters' degrees (one in education), I use what I have learned in school and in the classroom in order to aid my students to the best of my ability. Most recently, I have integrated the use of iPads into my classroom on a daily basis, and I just started using Apple TV in the classroom to further integrate technology. I use technology to work with students at a myriad of different levels and styles. I have taught students from ages 10-60; I started my career teaching at the post secondary level, then moved to high school, and am now in my fourth year of teaching middle school. I work closely with the other teachers on my team in order to create a cross-curricular learning environment; I have created more than one comprehensive cross-curricular units that are used in all subject areas and am currently working on another. I am a teacher who loves when students succeed; I use many different types of learning tools to accomplish this, and I hope that judging for CODiE will give me the opportunity to do more.

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Rebecca Cavener, HS Science Teacher, Marionville R-9 Schools
I am currently in my 2oth year of teaching. I teach high school science. The classes I teach are; Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Physical Science. I am a dual credit instructor through Missouri State University, in Springfield Missouri. The dual credit classes I teach are the Physics, Chemistry and Biology. I am currently participating in a study with the University of Missouri in Kansas City. The basis of the study is teaching by inquiry in the science classroom. During the 2011-12 school my chemistry students and I participated in a study with Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana. The study concerned, computer assisted learning. Currently I am working on another study with UMKC. This study is again based on inquiry learning in science.
Margaret Chmiel, Educational Technology Specialist, Smithsonian Institution
Marjee Chmiel has been professionally involved with science education and educational technology for nearly 13 years. A former high school chemistry and physics teacher, she managed and designed numerous award winning educational video games, interactives, and web applications for organizations such as National Geographic's JASON Project and Public Broadcasting Service's TeacherLine.She has presented and published on the topic of designing online learning spaces for inquiry-oriented science education and is completing her doctoral dissertation on this topic. Marjee has also worked as an instructional technology specialists for Fairfax County Public Schools in Northern Virginia where her experience includes grades K-12 and everything from Title 1 elementary schools to a STEM magnet high school. She has taught game design workshops for middle school-aged students. Marjee is currently an educational technology specialist with the National Science Resources Center, a unit of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.
Marti Dayton, Curriculum Developer/Designer, SIATech
Have worked as a traditional teacher for 18 years, virtual teacher for 4 years, and curriculum developer/designer for 1.5 years. Have also worked as a research scientist. Undergraduate degree in Biology, Master's in Educational Technology. Very proficient in teaching math and science, and able to teach those with learning disabilities as well as those that are gifted. Very versatile and well versed in both subject areas.
Lezli Giancarlo, Clinical education Coordinator, Genesee Community College
*Working on my MS in respiratory care *BS in Psychology *AS Respiratory Therapy *AS Respiratory care *AS Cardiopulmonary technology *Registered respiratory therapist, NY state *Member of the American Association for Respiratory Care and the New York Society for Respiratory Care *Mebmer of the curriculum committee, Genesee Community college *Alternate delegate of the faculty senate, Genesee Community College *20+ years in the field of respiratory therapy
Lindsey Own, Teacher, The Evergreen School
Lindsey Own is in her 9th year as a middle school science and health teacher, a career that has been interspersed with research-based curriculum development and state-level science education reform administration. Her love is in the classroom, supporting her students in understanding themselves, their growth, and the great impact they can have on the world. Lindsey has pushed forward technology use since commandeering her first school's decrepit, unloved MacBook cart. She now sends her students backpacking with digital data collection probes, Skyping with UC Berkeley students as consultants on undergraduate science documentary projects, and creating animated games to demonstrate their understanding of the many pathways throughout the human body. Lindsey was a Microsoft Partners In Learning US Forum participant in 2012, and co-organizer of Seattle Startup Weekend EDU in October 2012. She's a nanotech start-up wife and mother of two awesome little kids.
Kristin Rybicki, I.T. Coordinator, Assumption Catholic Schools
Kristin Rybicki has worked in the Educational field for 25 years--all of them within the Assumption Catholic Schools System. She has held positions in Faculty, Secretarial, Development and I.T. Kristin has a unique perspective on how a school system runs and the various aspects of making it run smoothly. Kristin has been full time in her current position--I.T. for six years with the 3 previous years overlapping with Development Duties. Kristin has extensive experience in working with all types of personalities and has strategies for working well with all of them. She is adaptive to different situations and provides intuitive support to her co-workers. Kristin loves to learn about new technology and how it affects the classroom environment, its teachers and its learners. Kristin's "claim to fame" is that she has held more positions in the Assumption Catholic Schools System than anyone else!
Mindy Thompson, RN, BSN, Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology
I began my teaching career at Platt College in Tulsa, OK as an evening instructor in the Practical Nursing program. In this program I instructed 15-25 students in the areas of Nutrition, Introduction to Nursing, and Fundamentals of Nursing. I transitioned to a clinical position where I managed two groups of six to eight students in clinical settings that included acute care, sub-acute care, and long-term care. In this position I completed my Bachelors of Science in nursing degree from Northeastern State University (NSU). I was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International’s Zeta Delta Chapter in the spring of 2011. Showing leadership, I accepted the position of president elect for this Sigma chapter for the year of 2012-2013. My term for chapter presidency will span 2013-2015. Opportunity led me to teach Foundations of Nursing and Nursing Dosage Calculations at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (OSUIT) in which I became part of a team teaching environment to teach theory, clinical, and skill to 30 students every semester. In this position I have pursued my Masters of Science in nursing also from NSU which will be completed 12/15/12.
Cynthia Varamo, Teacher, St. Mary's School
Currently I am teaching MIddle School Science in a Private school. Teaching is my first love, but it is my 2nd career. I teach general science, biology and physical science and utilize technology in every lesson. I want my students to love learning and become independent thinkers. Previously I was an Accounting Manager for an insusrance company; where I managed accounts receivable, payable, and fixed assets. I also was responsible for the procedures in our field offices. I am involved with technology and always look for ways to bring it into the classroom.
Luann Voza, Dr., Lyndhurst Board of Ed
Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Minor in Curriculum Item writer/Math grades 2-6 Article author/NCTM journal Convention presenter, NJEA 2012
Bryan Yorksmith, Principal/ 7th Grade Math & Science Teacher, St. Anthony School
Bryan Yorksmith is the acting principal and 7th grade math & science teacher for St. Anthony School located in the White Mountains of Arizona. Bryan has a B.S. in Wildlife & Fisheries Science and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership. Bryan has worked extensively to incorporate technology into his classroom. Students use online books and "techbooks" throughout the day along with a variety of other digital media. Students use desktop and laptop computers, tablets, iPads, iPods, and even smartphones in their work each day. Bryan uses a variety of teaching techniques in his classroom including newer concepts based on the "Flipped Classroom" where students use teacher created videos and lectures at home and do their homework in class with the guidance of the teacher. Bryan is always looking for new ways to incorporate successful teaching strategies into his classroom.
Nathalie Zhou, Librairan, Durham College/University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Librarian at several academic libraries
Sally Zubarik, PLTW & MS Science Teacher, St. Roman School
Teaching/Classroom experience: Public and private school professional educator for over 17 years, primarily middle school math and science. Education: B.S.Ed and M.S.Educational Technology) Additional training/experience: Project Lead the Way instructor for 7 years and a Master Teacher providing training for new PLTW teachers in the PLTW-GTT curriculum for the past 3 years. Professional memberships in a variety of organizations (local, regional, & 'online global groups' via the web)

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Jane Bartosz, Teacher, Oregon Connections Academy
I have over 20 years of experience in education in private, public, and virtual schools. Most of my teaching experience has been in grades 5-8. I have a K-9 grade elementary teaching certificate with Bachelors degrees in Education and Psychology.
Peter Desberg, Professor, California State University Dominguez Hills
I am a professor and have been the coordinator of the Technology Based Education M.A. Program at the California State University Dominguez Hills for the past 20 years. I teach courses on educational software design and development.For 10 years I hosted a TV program called Introduction to Computers in Education in Los Angeles. I am the author of twenty books, seven in the area of technology including Teaching with Technology, a book housed on the Internet, published by Allyn and Bacon. I have also published several pieces of instructional software. I have also created a piece of interactive software for performing educational software evaluation. For several years I served on the board of Governors of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. I have been a Codie Judge for well over a decade. I had a PT3 (Preparing Tomorrow's Teacher's for Technology) grant where I trained university faculty to infuse technology into their teaching. The area of research for my PhD was cognitive science, and I'm also a licensed clinical psychologist.
Lesley Kauffman, Professor, San Jacinto College
I am currently a certified Quality Matters reviewer. I have also assisted my department in creating a reader for U.S. History. Over the past few years, I have developed my own resources for my World online and History of England online, as well as evaluated resources from various publishers for my classes.
Daniel Kealy, Social Studies Department Chair, Horizon Charter Schools
I have teaching for 24 years. I have taught history for much of the 24 years. In the past four years I have begun to implement more technology into my class. Currently I am completing a graduate certificate in technology integration for the classroom.
Lynne Kennette, Professor, Durham College
Instructor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI: 2005-present (psychology courses: Elements of Psychology, Cognitive psychology, Perception, and introductory psychology labs). 2005- 2011: Educational Assistant (French-language secondary and elementary schools, special needs classroom). Ph.D. Cognitive Psychology (doctoral minors in statistics and linguistics). M.A. Psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI B.A. Psychology and French, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON Awards: numerous teaching awards, the most recent was a national (USA) competition for psychology instructors by the American Psychological Association (McKeachie Teaching Award). Subsequently, I have been on their judging panel for future winners. I have presented and published on a number of topics including pedagogical topics such as the use of multimedia in the classroom and how cognitive science can inform the practice of teaching.
Kristine Simons, Principal, Covert Public Schools
Certified Secondary Principal in Michigan and Indiana--awarded through 54 hours of post master coursework at Western Michigan University. Master of Arts in History from Northern Illinois University. 22 years as secondary principal, 5 years as a university administrator and 10+ years as a teacher. Completed 21st Century technology Skills training.

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Jennifer Binkley, Autism/ behavior specialist, Ccsd
I have teaching students with special needs for twenty years. My experience spans a varsity of age ranges and settings from birth to there through post secondary and group home settings. I am currently specializing in the field of Autism and behavior .
Deborah Driesel, Special Education Teacher, Cave City School District
Deborah is a doctoral candidate in educational leadership studying the effects of math interventions on student performance. Deborah has taught all ages as a special education teacher for 9 years. She has worked with children with both learning and physical disabilities, specializing in children with visual impairments and cross categorical instruction. Currently, she serves as a special education teacher in Arkansas.
Ann Francis, Special Education Teacher, DallasR1 School District
I have been a special education teacher for 7 years and have been a leader in my school to integrate new technologies into the classroom, including iphone, ipad, fusions, mimio boards and various software. I have begun to teach and participate in webinars and are working with developers of apps. I also write for teacherswithapps.com
Jennifer Smith, Dr, Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology
Ed.D. Higher Education Administration Oklahoma State University 2004 M.A. Elementary Education Mathematics Houston Montessori Center M.A. Classics University of Colorado 1997 B.A. Letters and Mathematics University of Oklahoma 1995
Michelle Todd, Asst. Professor, Hannibal-LaGrange University
Chair of the CIS department of the Hannibal-LaGrange University, Associate Professor, Michelle Todd. M. A. Resource Information Mangament, has been in the field for 13 years. Michelle is currently doing PH.D. work in information managament and teaches several disciplines from the IT field. She serves on the Student Learning Improvement lead team for HLGU and is the parent of a special needs child.
Fay Willeto, teacher, CUSD #24
Bachelor's degree in Special Education in the areas of Specific Learning Disability and Emotional Disability. Special education teacher for 18 years of kindergarten to 8th grade students. Masters degree in Educational Leadership.
Ellen Wilson, Pre-K Teacher, RCDS
2006-Present Teacher at The Rumson Country Day School. Pre-K Teacher I have a masters in Deaf education and one in Elementary reading and literacy. Working with young children and is really where my heart is at. I have worked with preschool through High school throughout my teaching career. This is my 13th year of teaching.
Susan Wright, Educator, Durand Area Schools/Michigan State University
I have a Masters degree in special education from Michigan State University. I also am an instructor for their Educational Technology Certificate Program - teaching the three required classes needed for the Masters program.

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Karen Belfer, Dean for the Centre for Teaching, Innovation and Applied Research, Vancouver Community College
Karen Belfer is the Dean for the Centre for Instructional Development and School of Instructor Education at Vancouver Community College. Prior to VCC she worked as an Educational Consultant for BCIT, UBC and TechBC. As a consultant, she has managed projects internationally and in various canadian institutions. Her focus is the implementation of educational technologies to enhance the learning process (e.g. eportfolios, social software, online learning). Karen did her undergraduate work in Informatics, her Masters in Education, and Ph.D. in Educational Research at the Anahuac University in Mexico, where she taught for over 10 years. Karen has extensive experience in faculty training, research, development, design, implementation and evaluation of the use of technology in higher education. Her research interests are in the assessment of online social learning environments, teaching perspectives and teamwork.
Cynthia Cornwell, Technology Resource Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools
Ms. Cynthia Cornwell is currently Culbert Elementary School's Technology Resource Teacher (TRT). She provides staff development and support to teachers and students in the use of computer hardware and software. She has many roles as a program manager, technology integration consultant, staff trainer, computer problem troubleshooter and reporter, and oversees the overall technology program. She also provides ongoing staff development both in the school and online for Virginia's North Tier Consortium, which includes 10 area school districts. A graduate of Loudoun County High School, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Shenandoah University (cum laude), teacher certification in computer science, online teaching, journalism, and government, a Master's degree in Educational Administration and Leadership from George Mason University, K-12 administrator certification, and is pursuing an EdD at Shenandoah University in Administrative Leadership. This is her 18th year in the public schools and her 11th year as a TRT. Prior to being a TRT, she was the LCPS Asst. Public Information Officer/web site administrator, a classroom teacher in computer technology, communications, reading/writing remediation, history, government, and was director of a parent's morning out program.
Theresa Cullen, Principal, St. Dominic School
BA - Elementary Education MA - Education (Reading) MA - School Leadership & Administration 1978-2001 Teacher - (K-8) schools in California and Missouri. 2001-present - Principal - (K-8) schools in California. Throughout my career, I have been challenged to stay current with the new educational trends available to children, realizing that the future is never static. Change can be positive or negative (at times concurrently), and it is often my own perspective that will make the difference as to how a classroom practice is received by the students, parents, and my colleagues. Married - 33 years 1 child - daughter - graduate of Gonzaga University - BA - Psychology
Justin Cutts, Assistant Principal, Del Oro High School
I was a high school teacher for ten years where I taught math, social science, and media. In 2010, I became an assistant principal at Placer School for Adults developing online curriculum and working to credit recovery students. In 2011, I came back to the high school as an assistant principal and athletic director here. Today I oversee over 100 coaches, 1000 athletes, and a $300,000 budget. In addition I support our technology department and our overall technology plan on campus. I am also the WASC coordinator helping to plan our curriculum, instruction, and assessment strategies in the short and long term.
Sarah Halbesma, Principal, St. Peter's School
I began teaching in 2002, teaching Kindergarten in DeKalb Illinois. After I was married, my husband and I moved to Wisconsin where I began teaching middle school math. In 2005 I became principal and continue that job today.
Debbie Hickerson, 5th Grade Teacher, Murfreesboro City Schools
Elementary Educator for 18 years; Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education with Elementary Ed endorsement; Master's Degree in Reading Specialist; Currently attending graduate school to earn Ed. S. degree
Larry Lambert, Online Instructional Support Specialist, Southwestern College
Professional educator, writer and administrator for 30+ years. National Award winning college faculty. Innovative and successful online course and curriculum developer. College and university national consultant for online learning programs and technical services. Professional web designer and graphics specialist. Faculty mentor for online coursework and state award winner for top-rated online course design.
David Mathew, Mr, University of Bedfordshire
David Mathew works in the Centre for Learning Excellence at the University of Bedfordshire, UK, and as an independent researcher and writer. His wide areas of interest include psychoanalysis, linguistics, distance learning, prisons and online anxiety. With approximately 600 published pieces to his name, including a novel based on his time working in the education department of a maximum security prison (O My Days), he has published widely in academic, journalistic and fiction outlets. In addition to his writing, he co-edits The Journal of Pedagogic Development, teaches academic writing, and he particularly enjoys lecturing in foreign countries and learning about wine. He is a member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists and Allied Professionals, Evidence Informed Policy and Practice in Education in Europe (EIPPEE), and the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing. He is also a member of The Health Technology Assessment programme (www.hta.ac.uk), as part of the NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre at the University of Southampton (2009 - Present).
Beverly Owens-Musick, Teacher/Instructor, Russell County Public Schools
University of Virginia's College at Wise (Clinch Valley College) B.S. in Elementary Education East Tennessee State University M.S. Mathematics (30 semester hours, awarded Aug. 2006) Teaching Experience Dickenson County Virginia (1983-2005) Russell County Virginia (2005-present) Lebanon Middle School Adjunct Instructor at: Virginia Highlands Community College Virginia Intermont College Southwest Virginia Community College Professional Activities National Education Association (29 years) Virginia Education Association (29 years) Dickenson County Education Association (22 years) Former Treasurer and Faculty Representative Who’s Who among American Teachers Russell County Education Association (7 years) Cambridge Who’s who Among Executive and Professional Women in Teaching and Education Appalachian Teacher Partner- Chosen as a Master Teacher Participant for the PIMSER project with the University of Kentucky (2010-Present) College Board AP Grader/Reader for Statistics
Gilpatrick Peyton, Principal, Nocona ISD
As a public school principal for the past 12 years and assistant for seven before that, I have had an opportunity to use and observe many different programs. I have seen programs that were very easy to use, but not much help instructionally and I have seen some that were great for kids but difficult from the management side. I would be happy to help in this endeavor.
Steven Sandy, ITRT, Loudoun County Public Schools
I am in my sixth year as the Instructional Technology Resource Teacher (ITRT) for Ashburn Elementary School. In addition to my role as ITRT, I serve on the TRT Advisory Board for Loudoun County Public Schools. This board is tasked with setting the technology plan for Loudoun County Public Schools. LCPS is on of the top school districts in the United States. This is my twentieth year in education and eighth year in Loudoun County. Prior my present assignment I taught high school Earth Science, Biology, and Conceptual Physics at Douglass school in Leesburg for two years and Physical Science at Frederick County Middle School in Winchester VA for twelve years. I received my undergraduate degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 1992 and my Masters degree from Shenandoah University in 2005.
Mary Jude Schmitz, Ms., Nerinx Hall High School
I have taught high school math for 13 years in an all girls, private school. I have been Department Chair for the last two years. Our school became a 1 to 1 laptop school 7 years ago and all of our students and teachers have Apple MacBooks. For 5 years I worked both as a math teacher and in our technology department, helping students and teachers with hardware and software issues, and helping teachers integrate technology in their classrooms. I have also been on the METC committee for 4 years and have helped to plan and put on the Midwest Education Technology Conference in St. Louis all of those years.
Tiffany Stellhorn, Mrs. , Belleville School District 201
I am in my 4th year of teaching. My first three years was in a district with 65 kids in the high school, and now I'm at a school of 2,200. I have taught several subjects from Algebra 1 to Calculus.
Kathryn Storey, Ms., Educate Online
I have taught math and served as a math coach in low achieving schools for 10+ years. My Master's degree is in Technology Integration. My doctoral program is Curriculum and Instruction. I am writing my dissertation on Assessment. I have experience in curriculum and technology as pertaining to the educational system.
Michelle Todd, Asst. Professor, Hannibal-LaGrange University
Chair of the CIS department of the Hannibal-LaGrange University, Associate Professor, Michelle Todd. M. A. Resource Information Mangament, has been in the field for 13 years. Michelle is currently doing PH.D. work in information managament and teaches several disciplines from the IT field. She serves on the Student Learning Improvement lead team for HLGU and is the parent of a special needs child.
Agnes Whittle, Teacher, Lunenburg County Public Schools
Agnes L. Whittle 1499 Brown Town Road Brodnax, Virginia 23920 Telephone: 434 – 729 -2117 Professional Email: agnes.whittle@k12lcps.org Education 1985-1987 Master of Arts in Education, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 1971-1976 Bachelor of Arts in English, Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC Employment 2012-- Interim Assistant Principal, Central High School, Victoria, VA Assist principal in supervising building maintenance, instructional observations, student discipline, areas of student congregation, professional duty assignments, school improvement assessments and design, locker assignments and monitoring, textbook inventory, and any other duties assigned by the principal. 1976--2012 Teacher of English, Lunenburg County Public Schools, Victoria, VA Deliver writing and literature instruction, create and implement curriculum aligned to Virginia’s Standards of Learning, design syllabus and implement Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition instruction, perform duties of department chair, chair various site-based management and school improvement committees, provide teacher training courses in writing and language skills, represent the district at various professional conferences. 1987-1988 Adjunct Instructor, Southside Virginia Community College, Alberta, VA Lectured and facilitated skills development in public speaking, writing, and basic communication. 1990-1991 Adjunct Instructor, Saint Paul’s College, Lawrenceville, VA Adjunct instructor of composition and teacher certification courses Summer 1992 Humanities Instructor, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA Summer instruction for the Governor’s School for the Humanities and Visual and Performing Arts Extracurricular Activities Coordinator of Gifted Services, Central High School Chairperson, English Department Virtual Virginia mentor E2020, administrator National Honor Society

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Vicky Allen, classroom teacher, fine arts chair., Kingfisher Public Schools
public educator for 36 years member NEA member OEA Certified Distance Learning Instructor quad ruby National Forensic League Coach president of Okla. Central Academic Conference OSSAA Regional Speech Committee CASA National Beta Club sponsor Member of Okla. Academic Coaches' Association Sigma Alpha Iota
Stephanie Arsht, eLearning Student Success Specialist, Palm Beach State College
Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Higher Education Management. Dissertation study: Preparing Florida College Faculty to Teach Online. Currently work in distance learning at a community/state college. Taught online for seven years. Train faculty, students on learning management system, student engagement, retention, and other technologies. Assess and use free technologies including social media and content curation platforms.
Mark Choman, Associate Professor, Luzerne County Community College
Mark Choman (PhD candidate at Marywood University, MS, MS) is an Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems at Luzerne County Community College. His research interests include virtual world adoption practices and applications development for mobile devices and the web. Prior to teaching, he worked at LCCC as an Instructional Support Specialist, assisting faculty with technology integration to support their teaching. Before LCCC, he worked as a computer programmer with Capital Blue Cross (healthcare insurance provider).
Kadidia Doumbia, Teacher, Excelsior College AAB
BS in Liberal Studies from Regents College, The University of NY Specialist in Gender and Education Graduate Degree in Business Administration
Maxine Fisher, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Brooklyn College
I am currently an adjunct faculty member at the College of Staten Island and Brooklyn College, CUNY, teaching educational administration,literacy and digital literacy courses. I am also an online facilitator at Walden University as a faculty member in the Masters in Adolescent Literacy and Technology program. I am most passionate about using technology to create relevant and engaging learning experiences for students. I am also an online facilitator at Walden University. I am a faculty member in the Masters in Adolescent Literacy and Technology program, and also mentor doctoral students. I am most passionate about teaching educators how to embed technology to create memorable learning experiences. My current challenge is learning how to navigate the Second Life virtual world, in hopes of showing my graduate students how to use this environment to engage their students as active participants in their learning.
L. Robert Furman, Principal, South Park School District
I was a band director for 8 years before becoming a middle school now elementary school principal. I am the author of "Instructional Technology Tools: A Professional Development Plan." I also write for the Huffington Post as an educational blogger. I am a member of the Principal's Advisory Board for Scholastic Book Fairs and write a monthly column for their Principal to Principal Magazine on the latest technology apps etc for educators. I present nationally at several educational conferences including ASCD(2013),NAESP(2008,2009), AMLE(200,2010,2011),NELMS(2010,2011 2012)ISTE 2011) With more this year coming up. I live with my wife and two boys in South Park, PA
Kevin Koelbel, Teacher, Coleman Community Schools
Vocationally certified Business education teacher with a minor is Spanish. I have a master’s degree in Educational Technology from Wayne State University. Spent the last six years teaching in a small community based school, I have made technology a key component of the curriculum.
Larry Lambert, Online Instructional Support Specialist, Southwestern College
Professional educator, writer and administrator for 30+ years. National Award winning college faculty. Innovative and successful online course and curriculum developer. College and university national consultant for online learning programs and technical services. Professional web designer and graphics specialist. Faculty mentor for online coursework and state award winner for top-rated online course design.
Vann Lassiter, Instructional Technologist, Edenton-Chowan Schools
I have worked as a classroom technology teacher for five years and currently work as an Instructional Technologist for a school district. This is my first year. I have been named the 2010-2011 AT&T Northeast NC Regional Teacher of the Year. I serve on several committees and serve on two state boards.
Sherri Mack, Assistant Professor, Butler County Community College
My background is in business training, consulting, and teaching at the college level for over 20 years. I hold an Associate Degree in Computer Science, a Bachelors Degree in Information Technology, and a Masters Degree in Database and Systems Development. My focus is in preparing people for the job market with knowledge of current trends in the computer industry.
Amanda Mascellino, 3rd and 4th Grade Resource Teacher, Montour School District
I am currently finishing my Masters Degree in Instructional Leadership at Robert Morris University. I have held the following teaching assignments prior to earning my position as Resource Teacher: Kindergarten, 4th Grade, and 2nd Grade. My current position includes (but is not limited to) teacher technology training, student small group instruction, technology integration planning and implementation, data analysis and plan development.
Ann McCandless, Dean of Educational Technology, Butler County Community College
Ann McCandless, Dean of Educational Technology at Butler County Community College, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Communications Media, and a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Communications Technology. Ann holds the Pennsylvania Instructional Technology Specialist Certification, and is a trained peer reviewer for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Maryland Online Quality Matters Program. Ann is a member of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology (PAECT), and the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA).
Margaret Patterson, Teacher, KEYS Academy
I have a Bachelors from Tarleton State University; a Masters in Adolescent Literacy and Technology from Walden University; and I am working on my PhD in Global and Comparative Education. Prior to being a teacher, I worked in a law firm in NYC. I have taught high school for 17 years, and I have been a PBL teacher for the past 4. I serve as PBL campus coordinator, team leader, service learning coordinator, and volunteer coordinator for our campus. I also conduct workshops for the district as well as outside the district.
Gina Ramage, Teacher, Boone County Schools
Nursing experience, Special Education Teacher (p-12)/ Elementary Education(p-5), Autism unit for 4 years. I love to use technology with our special needs students as well as our general education students! I tutor ACT prep as well as AP and Honors Chemistry and Biology.
Roy Rodriguez, Teacher and Director of Forensics, A&M Consolidated High School
Roy R. Rodriguez is the Director of Forensics and Teacher at A&M Consolidated High School in College Station Texas. As a first year coach of the AMCHS Speech and Debate Team he has won numerous awards with his students including Top 32 in the World in an International Debate Essay Contest, Top 6 in the State in Duo Interpretation and a pair of qualifiers to the National Speech Tournament. Roy has received his B.A. in Communication from Texas A&M University in 2009 and is happily married to his wife, Bobbi, who is also a teacher.
Laura Smith, Technology Instructor and Facilitator, Trinity Lutheran School
Teaching technology is like second nature for me. Ever since I got my first Apple IIe, I’ve been programming and tinkering with computers. After completing my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, I gained teaching experience in the Harford County Public School System, teaching first and second grade. I then moved on to train with a technology education company, and began teaching Computer Skills at Trinity Lutheran School in 2001. Since starting at Trinity, I have strived to continually improve the Technology Education program. In addition to writing my own fully integrated k-8 Computer Curriculum, I also helped train the staff in many new technologies as they were implemented in our school, such as SMARTboards, Tablet PC’s, and a 1-1 Student Laptop initiative. My students learn programming, global communication using Multi-User Environments, wikis, and Skype, video production, photography and image editing, internet safety, and have recently been dabbling in Augmented Reality. Two years ago, I became a STAR Discovery Educator, and have since served as the Chairperson for the Maryland Discovery Educator Network Leadership Council, and have presented workshops at statewide conferences.
Kristen Waarvik, Miss, Glasgow Public Schools
I am a high school math teacher from Glasgow, Montana. In five years of teaching I have taught a broad range of mathematics courses to students grades 7-12.
Amy Wickert, Instructor, Tidioute Community Charter School
I received my degree in secondary education in Social Sciences in Nebraska. I have taught for Head Start for four years. Today I teach Middle School and High School English, Social Studies and Business classes full time at a rural charter school in Pennsylvania. We offer expeditionary learning and a world-class education in a rural setting.