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Hobart and William Smith Colleges Host New York State CIO Conference

Chief information officers and information technologists from across New York State will convene at the Colleges to discuss information technology in higher education.

(July 17, 2003) GENEVA, N.Y.—The Hobart and William Smith Department of Information Technology will host their second State of New York Higher Education CIO Forum Wednesday, July 23, through Friday, July 25. This year's theme is “Doing More with Less”. Lectures will be held on topics ranging from developing and implementing IT standards to a survey of IT at 30 liberal arts colleges. Table discussions will address issues including user support, administrative systems, campus networks, course management, media asset and digital rights management, and the impact on IT of the Homeland Security Act.

Two keynote lectures will be given. Gary Beach, group publisher for CXO Inc., will speak on “Technology and the Role of the CIO in Today’s Economy” on Thursday. Beach serves on the U.S. Department of Commerce's National IT Workforce Committee, oversees the Computer Museum in Boston, and is a member of the Board of Directors of NetDay, a nonprofit organization that focuses on education technology. He testified before both the U.S. House and Senate on the Year 2000 technology problem. Mike Cadigan, senior IBM executive for WWW servers and storage manufacturing operations, will discuss “On Demand Computing” on Friday. Cadigan was previously vice president of technical and business operations for the storage technology division. He has spent the majority of his career in the technology group, where he held a number of executive positions. He currently serves as partnership executive for Moog Inc., SUNY Buffalo, and Flextronics.

Other speakers include Len Couture, CIO at Enterasys Networks; David Gregory, CIO/CTO at Colgate University; Max Henry, a member of the Hobart Class of 1978 and CEO of Hummingbird Leadership; Leslie Maltz, deputy vice president for IT planning and standards at Columbia University, Tracy Mitrano, co-director of the Cornell University computer policy and law program; Frank Monaco, vice president and CIO at Pace University; David Rosenberg, a member of the Hobart Class of 1966 and senior consultant with BBC Technology; David Smallen, vice president for information technology at Hamilton College; Ben Ware, vice president and CIO at Syracuse University; retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Jack Woodward, a member of the Hobart Class of 1968 and former deputy chief of staff for communications and information and CIO for the armed forces; and Brian Young, vice president and CIO at Creighton University (and formerly at the Colleges), as well as members of the Colleges IT department.

“Last year’s conference was a great place to network with great people, all working to serve their campuses technology needs,” said Frank Bartels, director of administrative systems at the Colleges. “I believe this year’s conference will provide the attendees with ideas and solutions to make them even more effective leaders.”

Major sponsorship for the forum was provided by Enterasys Networks and Gateway Computers.