Aykut is the founder and managing partner at OSP.com, a leader in optical network products. He has been in the Fiber Optic field since 1996. He designed and implemented fiber optic networks, designed new products and brought them to market. He has also taught in three different countries around the world.
Andrew Sanders has been the Director of Technology at Yough School District since 2013. Prior to Yough School District, he worked as a Systems Specialist at Baldwin-Whitehall School for six years. Andrew has a master's degree in IT Project Management, and bachelor's degree in Computer Networking Information.
Antonio Guerrero is an I.T. and Cyber Security veteran. With 20 years of hands-on experience. Antonio has taught Cyber defense and security to variety of private and public organization such as United State Department of Defense including all branches of the military, U.S Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security, HP Inc, AT&T, Apple and more.
Antonio holds numerous leading certification such as Certified Ethical Hacker, CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner, EC-Council Certified Instructor and others from Microsoft, Cisco, and VMware.
Bob Chappell has 25+ years of experience working with educational technology solutions for and within school systems. He was a special projects director at a BOCES for 6 years and a grant writer. He has led program development on state, local, and federal programs and has worked for leading edge technology and education companies for 20+ years. He has presented at numerous conferences nationwide and statewide and is a published author of an integrated adult technology guide.
Brant Kenny has over 12 years of experience in the field of educational technology. He has a BS in Music Education from Messiah College and a MS in Learning Technologies with Instructional Technology Specialist Certification from the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. After teaching music for 5 years, Mr. Kenny transitioned into the role of Technology Coordinator for a local charter school. From there, he moved to the Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12 where he currently serves as the Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12’s Systems Engineer. He is responsible for network administration and engineering, server administration including Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and cloud services administration and engineering. In addition, Mr. Kenny provides consulting services for Lincoln IU clients.
Brian Steigauf is a program director for Lancaster-Lebanon IU13. He has worked in technology education for 18 years. Brian is a GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner and has a master's degree in Instructional Design and Technology.
Bruce Sarte is a technology leader with twenty five years of experience leading educational institutions through the pitfalls and problems that plague technology in the education sector. Bruce has experience working with public and private K-12 institutions, as well as college and universities throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Bruce has worked for schools, with consulting firms, and run his own technology consulting company. He currently serves as the Directory of Information Technology at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where he has led the charge to reinvigorate the technology and reinvent the way technology serves the Cedar Crest community. Bruce holds a master's degree in Information Technology Project Management, and is a candidate for a doctorate in Educational Leadership. He is also a certified Microsoft Innovative Educator.
Carla Davis is a Systems Technical Analyst at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, a qualified professional with over 10 years’ experience in Higher Education. She has a wealth of knowledge in leading the development and implementation of new business processes, applications, and technical solutions. During this time, she has managed large-scale implementations, streamlined procedures, and increased system adoption and usage. She is experienced in analyzing current and potential business processes to identify opportunities for improvement and growth. She holds a Bachelor’s in Multimedia and a Master’s in Business Administration.
Chadwick Whenry is the Tech Support Specialist and eSports Head Coach at Conestoga Valley High School.
Dan Baker is the Network and Systems Administrator at Lancaster Mennonite School. He received a bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Messiah College in 2015 and began his work at Lancaster Mennonite the same year. Dan is responsible for local and wide area networks, server infrastructure, and telephone systems serving five campuses in Lancaster and Dauphin counties.
Dan Lezoche is the Information Technology Manager at the Bucks County Intermediate Unit 22. Dan is a longtime MCSE, and has been crucial to the implementation and adaptation of SCCM in many districts in Bucks county and surrounding areas.
Dave Light is a Systems Administrator for Lancaster-Lebanon IU13. He has worked in technology education for 18 years and has a bachelor's degree from Lebanon Valley College. He has experience working with Microsoft systems and enjoys working with Skype for Business. His work also includes administering Chromebooks in Google's G Suite and Apple devices in JAMF Pro (CCT, CJA).
From 2000 to 2013, David Pogue was the New York Times weekly tech columnist. After a five-year detour to Yahoo Finance, he is now back at the Times, writing the “Crowdwise” feature for the “Smarter Living” section. He is a four-time Emmy winner for his stories on “CBS Sunday Morning,” and a host of 17 science specials on “NOVA” on PBS.
David is one of the world’s best-selling “how-to” authors, with more than 100 titles and 3 million copies in print. They include seven books in the “For Dummies” series, his own Pogue’s Basics series of essential tips and shortcuts, and the Missing Manual series of computer books.
David graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1985 with distinction in music, and he spent ten years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals in New York. He has won a Loeb Award for journalism and an honorary doctorate in music. He has been profiled on 48 Hours and 60 Minutes.
Dr. Barnhart has been an educator for over 20 years. His background includes service as a teacher, curriculum chairperson, building principal, and district assistant superintendent. He joined IU13 in 2006 as the Instructional Services Director, was named the Assistant Executive Director in 2008, and named Executive Director in 2013. Dr. Barnhart has a doctorate in Education Policy and Leadership from Temple University.
Dr. Christopher Harrington currently serves as Founder and Director of Strategic Development at the Institute for Teaching and Leading, LLC, Chief Executive Officer of Harrington Education Associates, LLC, and Co-Founder of 360 Sports, Inc. Dr. Harrington most recently served as President of eLearn Institute, Inc. (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation), and he has experience assisting dozens of school districts across the nation in the design and implementation of blended, online, and personalized learning programs. Dr. Harrington has also earned Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) certification from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). Dr. Harrington also serves as a professor for Immaculata University teaching courses relating to teacher supervision, professional development, school law, school community relations, doctoral research, technology leadership, instructional technology integration, and network infrastructure. He has worked on local, regional, and national committees with iNACOL and various other education-based organizations aimed at transforming education through the use of technology. Dr. Harrington also served as a reviewer of virtual school applications for the Colorado Department of Education. Dr. Harrington has served in the Pennsylvania public school system as a teacher, an administrator, and a consultant for 27 years. He has earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University, and he currently holds a master’s degree in Instructional Technology, a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, an Assistant Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility, a K-12 Principal Certificate, and an Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate.
Dr. John Pickard is Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology Systems, East Carolina University. He has over 20 years of experience teaching Information technologies at college and industry level. He holds the following certifications: Certified Cisco Network Professional, Microsoft Certificated Professional, EMC Information Storage and Management, IPv6 Forum Certified Engineer (Gold), IPv6 Forum Certified Trainer (Gold), and Cisco Certified Academy Instructor. John is also an SME for the Cisco Networking Academy Assessment Development Team. Prior to his teaching career, he served for twelve years in the US Air Force as a jet propulsion technician for Strategic Air Command and a technical trainer for Air Education and Training Command. John completed his PhD in Information Technology Management at Indiana State University, received his MBA from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview Texas and his BS in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle University in Daytona Beach Florida.
Eric Treater has worked as a Systems Administrator at North Allegheny School District for 12 Years. He has held a MCSE certification since Windows 2000, and has strong experience in Exchange, SCCM, VMware, and storage appliances.
A graduate of Boston University, Jamie Ellis is a data center specialist at Cisco, covering everything from hyperconvergence and software-defined networking, to application mapping and performance monitoring. For the last three years, she has worked exclusively with public-sector customers. Whether you are a school trying to consolidate your data center, a county trying to support multi-tenancy and compliance, or a hospital trying to maintain, merge and manage disparate, legacy systems, Ms. Ellis can share experiences working with other customers who have tackled the same challenges.
Jared Gaul is a 2007 York Technical Institute graduate. He is currently a Systems Administrator for Lancaster-Lebanon IU13, having previously worked as a desktop support technician for 10 years.
As Cornwall-Lebanon School District's technology coordinator, Dr. Jason Murray seeks to promote innovative solutions to streamline technology integration and management. He believes in the altruistic concept of open source and is willing to share anything he has learned to help others in the field.
John Burd comes with years of experience starting in the technology department of his hometown school district and growing into a Director of Technology later at another district. Time has gone by and John now works for a value-added re-seller named Troxell Communications. Here John gets to do what he loves by helping and introducing schools districts in PA to technology and assist in the implementation and roll-out. John carries both a bachelor's degree and master's degree in Computer Science from Rowan University, as well as multiple industry certifications.
John Chiaro came on board with Securly in 2016 as a Regional Sales Executive, supporting school districts in the mid-West. In November of 2018, John transitioned to the Customer Success Teams where he now works along side districts in Ohio that are currently using Securly.
John Hurd is a Threat Intelligence Research Engineer at ThreatConnect who believes that technology is a powerful tool which should be intentionally leveraged to make the world a better place. As a consequence of this conviction, he enjoys developing tools and systems that enable organizations to better protect themselves. John holds a BS in Computer Science from The Master’s University. When he is not developing a new app, you can probably find him lost in the woods.
John Mason is the Systems Engineer in PA, NJ, and DE for Aerohive Networks.
John Windhausen, Jr. founded the SHLB Coalition in 2009 and became its full-time Executive Director in 2016. In prior years, he served as President of a telecommunications trade association in Washington D.C., as senior counsel to the United States Senate Commerce Committee working for Senator Hollings (SC) and Senator Inouye (HI), and as staff attorney at the FCC. Mr. Windhausen currently serves on the Board of Directors of MICTA and NDIA. Mr. Windhausen graduated from Yale University and the UCLA School of Law.
Jonathan Bowman is currently a Project Manager at Candoris, helping customers implement Salesforce in their organization. He has experience in web development, desktop and server support, and teaching. He enjoys helping people make their technological life happier, automating boring things, tinkering, and developing software solutions for unique problems.
Joshua serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Esports Integration and Horizon AVL System Integration. He designs large venue and arena systems, video broadcast studios, and projection / LED wall video displays with precision and expertise. His vast experiences span 15 years in the industry with notable work mentioned or featured in ProSound News Magazine, Front of House Magazine (FOH), Worship AVL Magazine, and in a USA Today article (March 2019) on developing esports for the education market.
Joshua was recently awarded the Excellence in Business Award for Differentiating Strategies in esports by the National System Contractor Association (NSCA).
Joshua leads both Esports Integration and Horizon AVL System Integration with industry rewards and recognition with the completion of projects such as Temple University’s Broadcast & News set with an integrated LED wall background, set designs for manufacturers at NAMM, and for earning Contractor of the Year and Commercial Top Partner with Presonus.
Karen Oberly is the Technology Services Manager at IU13 and has worked for the IU for 39 years. She has managed the IU13 Statewide Software Discount Program since its inception over 33 years ago and continues to work with major software companies to provide Pennsylvania schools with discounted pricing for highly desirable software used by school administrators, teachers and students.
Kent has lead district-wide technology in two public school districts and has been involved with various technology initiatives within Lancaster-Lebanon IU13, (an education service agency serving 22 school districts in Lancaster and Lebanon counties). A teacher for more than 14 years prior, he has worked with educators to leverage technology for learning. Kent’s experiences include student information systems integration, learning management tools, staff and student device integration, and cloud-based collaboration tools (GoogleApps, Schoology). He has taught various graduate level classes focusing on technology and change theory.
Margie Morales serves as an administrator for SharePoint and OnBase at IU13. Her work involves the enterprise content management (ECM) development and support of the intranet at IU13, as well as creating and supporting various innovative web development projects and business workflow solutions. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from Elizabethtown College.
Mark Cheramie Walz dedicates his work to the use of technology in education and advising practical solutions that reduce liability while harnessing the benefits of new technology. Mark frequently lectures to school administrators, parents, and students on the safe use of social networking and modern technology both in school and at home. Prior to joining his current firm, Mark was a Deputy District Attorney for Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where he was assigned to the Special Victims Division. While there, he gained extensive courtroom experience and specialized in the investigation and prosecution of child abuse and computer crimes cases. Through that experience, Mark has gained unique insight into computer and mobile phone forensics, social networking, and the pitfalls of modern technologies. Mark received his BA from George Washington University and his MPA and JD from Villanova University. He has bar admission in Pennsylvania; New Jersey; the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; the United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania; and the United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Pennsylvania School Board Solicitors Association, and the International Society for Technology in Education.
Matthew Ferro currently works for Bucks County Intermediate Unit as a Systems Administrator and consultant. He has worked as a professional in the IT sector since high school and has an extreme passion for computer hardware. He currently holds eight industry certifications and has 12 years of IT experience post college. He presents at multiple tech conferences yearly on a variety of technology topics and regularly attends international tech conferences to keep up with the latest trends.
Matthew Frederickson is the Director of Information Technology for the Council Rock School District, the twelfth largest of five-hundred districts in the state. He received his BA from Shippensburg University, an MBA from LaSalle University, and an MS in Learning Technologies from Drexel University. He is also an adjunct professor at Bucks County Community College, teaching the cyber security programs for the IT Academy. He holds several industry certifications.
Michael Boggess is the regional sales director for Lightspeed System.
Michael Briganti is currently a Systems Administrator at the Bucks County Intermediate Unit. He has worked his whole career in the public sector in education. His career focus is overall domain management and security. He holds a MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certificate.
Having served in a variety of educational leadership and engineering roles for 15 years, Michael DeBakey has been involved in the design and implementation of enterprise technology infrastructure supporting over 10,000 staff and students across three school districts and one intermediate unit spanning three counties in Central Pennsylvania. He is intimately aware of the need for technology leaders to speak to all spheres of school operations. He has a BS in Computer Science from Millersville University, an MS in Instructional Design and Technology from Philadelphia/Thomas Jefferson University, and has completed additional doctoral coursework at the University of Delaware in the field of educational leadership. He has presented at regional technology conferences in Pennsylvania and New York on topics of ethics, digital age leadership, network design best practices, and infrastructure security. Michael is excited to have presented annually at every TechTalkLive Conference at IU13 during its groundbreaking ten year history.
Mike Graham is currently the Director of Technology at the Hempfield School District and holds degrees in IT and management from Carnegie Mellon University. He has worked in a variety of roles in the district since 2006 including Systems Administrator and Assistant Director and currently oversees the department's operations covering technology support, classroom integration, networks, security, data management, and AV. Hempfield operates a K-12 1:1 iPad program consisting of nearly 7,000 devices, which impacts virtually all areas of technology and instruction.
Michael M. Keene is the Network and Systems Administrator at Conestoga Valley High School
Michael Ronan, Solutions Executive with Lenovo, helps leverage advanced technologies into real world uses. He was worked for Lenovo for over 10 years, and is a subject matter expert on virtual reality and its application to enhance learning. His background includes not only K-12 advancements, but is well rounded with experience in post secondary education, healthcare, and retail environments. Michael lives in New Boston NH, with his wife and two daughters. He spends much of his free time giving back to his community. He was awarded two Lenovo "Do'ers for Youth" grants for his volunteer efforts to build an after school STEM program, and helping lead a team of students to Destination Imagination Global Finals in 2017.
Mike Matz is the Systems Engineer for Wyomissing Area School District. He is a graduate of Albright College where he received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media. He has been an IT professional for 16 years, working mostly with Macs and iPads, including implementing a 1:1 iPad initiative in grades 3-12. He has earned various Apple and Jamf certifications along the way.
With an early childhood interest in electronics and computers, Mike’s career choice was a no brainer. He graduated from YTI Career Institute, York, PA, with a Computer Systems Specialist degree in 2002. He has previously served as a Network Administrator with Fox Pool Corporation and then as a Systems Administrator for the Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13. In February of 2013, he joined the Candoris team as a Microsoft field engineer and has held multiple roles since. His current role as an engineer on the end-user compute team affords him the ability to help customers design, implement and learn enterprise software and cloud solutions. His MCSA/MCSE certifications and associated technical expertise have also helped Candoris achieve a Silver-level partnership with Microsoft.
Mike has been with IU13 for over 10 years. In his current role as Senior Network Engineer, he is responsible for WAN and LAN Engineering (Routing, Switching, Firewall, URL Filtering, etc. He has previous experience at Elizabethtown Area School District and Manheim Township School District. He is a Millersville University graduate.
Nate Kline brings over ten years of industry experience to the table. His background includes all of the company's core sales functions, including presales support and engineering, technology, and business reviews, solution design, and solution presentations. Nate has been an active volunteer of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce (GLVCC) and currently serves as the chair of the Ambassadors Council in addition to overseeing the Events Committee. He is responsible for developing, marketing, and implementing valuable events and seminars to help drive revenue for the GLVCC.
Nathan Byler became part of the Annville-Cleona administrative team as the Director of Technology in August 2016. Before coming to Annville-Cleona, Nathan was employed at the Northern Lebanon School District for 12 years. He spent 6 years as Director of Technology and 6 years as an elementary technology teacher and coordinator of the district's virtual school, the V3 Academy. Prior to coming to Northern Lebanon, he taught fifth grade and elementary technology in Hillsborough, New Jersey. Nathan earned his bachelor's degree in elementary education from Lebanon Valley College in 2001. He received his Master of Education from Wilkes University in 2010.
Nick Babiak has over 10 years of mission critical design and engineering experience and a degree from Drexel University in Architectural Engineering and Construction Management. He has worked with both large and small commercial and state, local, and education customers to provide the most economical solution for data centers, MDFs, and IDF closets.
Paul is a Systems Administrator in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at the University of Delaware. He previously worked in Central IT at the University and at Lancaster Mennonite School prior to that. He earned his bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech and has experience primarily in server and desktop administration. Paul is enjoying his current role automating desktop administration and working with developers to streamline deployments using continuous integration and deployment techniques.
Randy McNally has been a Director of Technology for almost 20 years. He recently accepted a position as a network administrator for Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School. It has been his pleasure to present for the past 4 years at Tech Talk Live on various topics. His formal education includes an undergraduate degree from Villanova University, a master's degree from Drexel and St Joseph's, along with an Instructional Technology Certificate.
Rick Fern has 20+ years of experience as a systems engineer in the networking and security industries. He has held engineering positions with Hewlett Packard, Lucent Technologies, Avaya, Blue Coat Systems, and Juniper Networks. In his current role as a systems engineer with Palo Alto Networks, Rick supports education and government markets in Pennsylvania and Delaware. While serving in the U.S. Army, Rick received a degree in Biomedical Technology.
"Roy Hoover has over 25 years of experience working with technology in educational environments. He has an associate's degree in Electronics from York Technical Institute and a bachelor's degree in Management and Organization Development from Eastern Mennonite University. He started his career as an audio-visual technician at Eastern Lancaster County School District and held a number of positions there before moving to IU13 as a technology specialist. His current role at IU13 is Network and Telecommunications Coordinator, where he is responsible for the regional wide area network that provides network connectivity to public and private schools in the region. He is also responsible for the local area networks in IU13 buildings, as well as telephones and cell phones.
Sam Benham is the regional sales manager at Lightspeed Systems.
Scott Harken is an Account Executive with Trinity3 Technology and has over 8 years of experience in the technology marketplace. He prides himself in staying up-to-date with the latest in educational technology so he can provide the most up-to-date information that will help improve your School District’s EdTech and will prepare your students. He is eager to share his knowledge and help your school district and the educational marketplace that he cares about deeply.
Shawn Mellinger is a graduate of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. He has been employed by Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 as a Senior System Administrator for the last 5 years. Previously, he worked in the manufacturing and consulting fields as a Senior Systems Engineer. Shawn has over 13 years experience working with Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory.
Stephen Tucci has been a DataComm Specialist with Schaedler Yesco for eight years and has received BICSI teaching certification. As a certified trainer, Steve provides customers with an in-depth review of best practices for designing structured cabling systems.
Steve McClatchy is a keynote speaker and author of the award-winning New York Times Bestseller Decide: Work Smarter, Reduce Your Stress & Lead by Example. Decide has enjoyed global success and has been translated into 10 languages including Chinese, Russian, Japanese, and Spanish. In every speech, Steve weaves insight, interaction, and actionable content with humor, inspiration, and motivation. Over the past 16 years Steve has worked with the most prominent organizations in the world including Google, Under Armour, Disney, John Deere, Microsoft, NBC Universal, Accenture, HP, Tiffany’s, Wells Fargo, Campbell’s Soup, and many teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB. He speaks frequently at Harvard, Wharton, and Chicago Booth. He has appeared on CNBC, ABC, CBS, Fox News, WSJ TV, and NBC’s The Today Show and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, WebMD, Oprah Magazine, Entrepreneur, and Investor’s Business Daily. Steve’s passion is for continuous improvement and believes that when we stop growing, learning, gaining experience, and achieving goals we stop living. You will be captivated, motivated, and truly inspired by his unique and practical approach to effectiveness and success.
Sumanto comes from a data protection and primary storage vendor background who now loves blending the two solution sets with HPE SimpliVity.
Susan Koetzle Hoffman came to the Elizabethtown Area School District Technology department via a circuitous route. With degrees in English, a BA from St. Joseph's University and an MA from Villanova, Susan started her work life as a college English instructor. From there she moved to the Penn State University Libraries as Circulation Supervisor at Pattee Library. While with the libraries, she wrote instruction manuals for the then in-house circulation system developed by library programmers, as well as gave workshops for library faculty and staff in the use of DOS and Microsoft Office applications. Susan joined the Elizabethtown Area School District in 2000 as a classroom reading and math assistant. In 2012, she left the classroom and brought her understanding of the end user’s perspective to her new role manning the Technology Help Desk and Technology Emergency Line for the district and writing the department’s monthly technology newsletter. Susan has been a presenter at Tech Talk Live since 2015 and a regular contributor for the Tech Talk Live Blog.
Tim McCleary has been the Supervisor of Technology for Cheltenham School District for the past ten years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Millersville University and a Master of Science in IT Leadership from La Salle University. He has been deploying and managing macOS systems for over 20 years and adapting to the many changes over that time period.
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