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Wednesday, March 13


Add structure to your structured cabling
A BoF discussion around structured cabling. We can discuss your successes and failures as it relates to new construction and/or renovation. Lessons learned and things that we could do to possibly avoid future headaches. A few years ago, I did a presentation about Bridgewater's wiring standards document. I will have the latest revision of that document for anyone who wishes to obtain a copy as well as talk about how the document has continued to be enhanced over the last few years and last few building/renovation projects.


Aaron Klein

Manager of IT Operations, Bridgewater College
Worked at Bridgewater College for nearly 20 years in IT. Worked in nearly every role with the department from the Help Desk to Manager of IT Operations.

Wednesday March 13, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Holley III


Mobility Based Campus Network
Learn about Aruba Campus Networking and features designed to simplify operations (make your job easier, reduce the need for change orders, etc.). This session will cover innovations in Aruba's Campus switching platform including Dynamic Segmentation/Colorless Ports in addition to automation capabilities (Python, Ansible, REST, etc.) We'll also cover Aruba "User Experience Insight", a product that provides network administrators with the insight required to troubleshoot or prove innocence to WLAN user experience issues.


Chris Kaze

Account Manager, Aruba

Wade Wells

Consulting Systems Egineer, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Wednesday March 13, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm


Enterprise Wireless to be Delivered by the Cloud
VCU's wireless network will be delivered by the Cloud by moving the complex backend controlling servers, applications, and logical functions - to the Cloud. This will reduce the hardware and software footprint on-premise while at the sametime expand the ability to use Big Data techniques and free engineering staff to grow a better customer experience. In this presentation we will show the benefits and deficits of hosting network infrastructure in the Cloud; the soft-costs and comparisons of keeping workloads and support on premise; and as well as how to quickly implement 4,000 access-points into production.

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Chris Gorbutt

Wireless Engineer, Virginia Commonwealth University

Maurice Holland

Wireless Engineer, Virginia Commonwealth University

Wednesday March 13, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Holley V/VI
Thursday, March 14


Hyper-Converged Infrastructure - Workload Acceleration - Better VM density
IDC states: "Organizations can incur significant expense in terms of infrastructure and licensing costs, staff inefficiencies, and lost productivity when their IT infrastructures and systems are not modernized and transformed with new technologies and solutions. IDC refers to the costs associated with aging technology as technical debt." Why you SHOULD care? Why is HCI replacing traditional Server/SAN architectures? What technologies make it fast? What technologies will make it faster? Would you like your virtualized servers to handle 30 to 50% more Virtual Machines? Intel will discuss how you can do this and more in our breakout session on Hyper-Converged Infrastructure.


Chuck Kausch

Industry Technical Specialist, Intel Corporation
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Erin Moseley

Higher Education and Public Sector Initiatives, Intel
Erin Moseley is a part of Intel’s U.S. strategic public sector team which supports the efforts of educators, advocacy and non-profit groups, policy makers, and public sector IT professionals to craft and implement high impact programs using technology solutions. She focuses on current... Read More →

Thursday March 14, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Holley VII


Keeping Students Safer with End-to-End Security
Today, IT teams at colleges and universities are tasked with not only keeping the network secure, which is challenging enough on its own, but also with protecting end user devices and ensuring physical safety. All of these serious responsibilities, paired with limited resources, create a challenge for higher education IT teams. How do you protect endpoints, networks, and students, all at the same time?

Meraki is uniquely positioned to help education IT teams do just that. With solutions that span all three areas, you can ensure student and staff devices are secure, the network is safeguarded from vulnerabilities, student data is protected, and everyone is safe walking around campus — all from one, easy-to-manage location. Attend this session to learn how to implement a similar solution in your higher education environment.


JT Clay

Consulting Sales Engineer, Cisco Meraki

Shannon Nagel

Cisco Meraki Product Specialist, Cisco Meraki

Thursday March 14, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm


Network like it's 2009: Transitioning to IPv6
An overview of the current generation of the Internet Protocol. Technology, business drivers, and experiences operating IPv6 enabled systems in a major research environment. Enabling simpler and more secure system designs in a world free of address exhaustion and legacy network address translation.

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Clark Gaylord

Chief Information Officer, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
Mr. Clark Gaylord is the chief information officer and director of data center operations for the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). Since 2008, Mr. Gaylord has led the strategic direction for information technology and security, data center infrastructure, and big data... Read More →

Thursday March 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Friday, March 15


Vendor Managed Distributed Printing
Does it make sense to pay a third party to install and manage departmental printers? This presentation will be a PM level recap of George Mason's implementation of Canon as the provider of printing across campus for faculty / Staff and Students. Discussions about soft and hidden costs, and road blocks affecting the ROI. Additionally, some discussion about the infrastructure required and the integration with existing systems.

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Robert Faber

IT Project Manager, George Mason University
Robert Faber is a project manager for George Mason University's IT Portfolio and Project Management Office. Additionally, he is the IT liaison to Auxiliary Enterprises and Facilities. Rob came to Mason with over 30 years of experience in both Ricoh Corporation and Xerox Corporation... Read More →

Buz Grover

Associate Director, Contracts and Special Projects, Auxiliary Enterprises, George Mason Univeristy

Friday March 15, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Holley VII


Bring Your Own "Smart" Device
See how Old Dominion University solved two major complaints from dorm residents and simultaneously added support for IoT on campus. We now support most consumer devices on Wi-Fi, including those "smart" devices that can only handle pre-shared key (WPA-PSK) authentication. We also solved the "NAT type" and port forwarding issues for online gamers. We are leveraging Aruba ClearPass to profile endpoints and allow students to self-register their MAC addresses.

Presentation: https://bit.ly/BYoSD

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James Tate

Cloud Automation Architect, Old Dominion University
I\'m a network engineer focusing on network services and automation. I also have experience in software development and Linux administration. I\'ve been with ODU for about 5 years.

Friday March 15, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm