Colonel Ronald Dodge, Phd.
Building Learning Environments for the Next Generation
Col. Ronald Dodge, Phd. is an Associate Professor permanently stationed at the United States Military Academy where he serves as the West Point CIO and the Associate Dean for Information and Education Technology.
Prior to this role, he was a senior research scientist and Director of the West Point Information Technology and Operations Center, where he led research into emerging technologies and grew cyber security awareness programs around the United States through innovative and pioneering use of virtualization, information assurance curriculum, and cyber security exercises.
Ron is an active duty Colonel in the United States Army and has served over 27 years with military assignments ranging from combat duties in an attack helicopter squadron to faculty at the United States Military Academy.
Dodge’s keynote will take a light hearted look at finding the security teetering point between usability and protection of learning data and infrastructure in our environment.
Jennifer Golbeck, world leader in social media research
Analyzing the Social Web
As a world leader in social media research, Jennifer Golbeck shares ways to best leverage the vast array of social data both in private and professional lives.
She authored “Analyzing the Social Web”, “Computing with Social Trust”, and “Trust on the World Wide Web”.
Her research focuses on analyzing and computing with social media. This includes building models of social relationships, particularly trust, as well as user preferences and attributes, and using the results to design and build systems that improve the way people interact with information online.
She received an AB in Economics and an SB and SM in Computer Science at the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Wayne McCulloch, Sr. Vice President, Salesforce
The Transformation of Learning & Ecosystems
A massive transformation, driven by the digital revolution, is disrupting how businesses are organized and the way people work. This shift is driven by the new ways we consume information- text, email, video, social feeds, printed and digital media.
For learning organizations, the challenge is getting learners attention, keeping it and expecting them to retain it. Learning must be adaptive and contextual, knowing what an employee needs at any time to achieve a desired result. To be effective, the systems that drive consumerization have to aggressively target workforce engagement by leveraging technologies that are social, mobile, personalized and predictive.
Wayne McCulloch, Senior Vice President, Salesforce.com will share his vision of the next generation of learning ecosystems. Innovation is in the DNA of Salesforce.com. Named “Most Innovative Company” by Fortune magazine five years running, Salesforce.com embraces Mobile first, Chatter collaboration and WAVE, a new visual big data application. How is Salesforce.com’s innovative culture translating to learning? In this keynote, this leader from the world’s most innovative company, will share his vision of learning’s transformation.