IT Connect

Get the Edge – Emerging Networking Technologies
June 1st, 2017
6:00pm – 10:00pm

IT Connect is a conference that brings together IT professionals who are passionate about the future of networking. This year, IT Connect will be dedicated to the theme Emerging Networking Technologies, and will feature a pre-conference competition (3-6 pm), keynote speakers, workshops, online presentations, technology tours, opportunities for networking and more!

As a public college, Champlain Saint-Lambert has been offering numerous Information Technology (IT) AEC programs over the years, most notably our IT Client Support, Cisco CCNA, Cisco CCNP programs as well as our DEC in IT Network Management. This conference is therefore an ideal way to keep up to date on the ever-growing field of networking – Get the Edge!

Registration for this conference is currently limited to Champlain students, alumni, and sponsors.

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Speakers and Presenters

Todd Lammle

Todd Lammle

World-renowned author, speaker, trainer, and consultant

Session title: Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD)

Session description: Todd Lammle will discuss and demonstrate the Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) which is the best Security product in the world right now. Learn the how, why and what of a future of network security with Cisco Firepower and ISE PxGrid and why this product is better than Palo Alto and other competitors.

Biography: Todd Lammle is the authority on Cisco certification and internetworking and is Cisco certified in most Cisco certification categories. He is a world-renowned author, speaker, trainer, and consultant. Todd has over three decades of experience working with LANs, WANs, and large enterprise licensed and unlicensed wireless networks, and lately he’s been implementing both large Cisco data centers world-wide, including Cisco Firepower/FTD technologies.

His years of real world experience is evident in his writing; he is not just an author but an experienced networking engineer with very practical experience working on the largest networks in the world at such companies as Xerox, Hughes Aircraft, Texaco, AAA, Cisco, and Toshiba, among many others. Todd has published over 70 books, including the very popular CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide, CCNA Wireless Study Guide, CCNA Data Center Study Guide, SSFIPS Firepower Study Guide, as well as the brand new Firepower 6.x FTD Study guide. He runs an international consulting and training company based in Colorado.



Brian Beach

Brian Beach

Sr. Solutions Architect, AWS Public Sector Sales

Session title: The Cloud: The New Normal

Session description: Cloud has become the new normal for computing, either to deploy new applications built for the cloud or to migrate existing applications to gain new efficiencies.  Start-Ups and traditional Enterprises are adopting cloud because the old rules of scale and capital investment have changed.  Come learn how over 1 million active customers have embraced AWS as a way to innovate faster than ever while reducing their security and compliance risks.

Biography: Brian is technology leader with more than fifteen years of experience in software development and cloud architecture. He has been with Amazon Web Services since 2014 and currently works a Solutions Architect helping universities move to the cloud. He is also the author of Pro PowerShell for Amazon Web Services from Apress.



Svetlana Sidenko

Svetlana Sidenko

President of IT Chapter

Session title: IT Service Management with ITIL

Session description: Each IT Professional needs to know about IT Service Management and how to provide the best service to their customers. ITIL is a IT Service Management (ITSM) best practice which has been used for the past 25+ years, and its longevity and extended usage validates its value. Join our session to learn why ITIL has been adopted by thousands of organizations worldwide and how to become ITIL certified.

Biography: Svetlana Sidenko is the President of IT Chapter, a certified women-owned, Montreal-based company, which specializes in IT consulting and IT Best Practices training, which she co-founded in 2003. With her first Master degree in Education, she also a graduate of John Molson School of Business in BComm and MSc (Admin), she spent over 17 years in management, including 15 years in IT. Over the years, she led teams towards full Service Management and IT Governance implementation in various organizations, participated in numerous Business Transformation initiatives, and implementations of processes improvements, including building organizational structures (PMO, SMO, QMO, AMO). She has trained hundreds of students in her client’s organizations and in public courses in ITIL®, CobiT®, TIPA, BRMP®, Project Management and other disciplines.

Svetlana is a PMP® since year 2003 , Certified in Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT®, ISACA), ITIL® Expert, PRINCE® 2 Practitioner, Business Relationship Management Professional (BRMP®), Certified Process Design Engineer (CPDE®), TIPA Lead Assessor and Accredited Best Practices Trainer of several disciplines. As a consultant, she has experience in various industries, and worked in Global enterprises/virtual teams, of both small and large sizes as well as in major Canadian corporations.

She excelled in various domains of her expertise: ITIL/ITSM, IT Governance, Project and Program Management, PMO, Business Transformations and Transition Management, Maturity Assessments, Service Desks and Service Management Offices, Quality Management and Continual Improvement.

Her strength are: excellent business relationship and communication skills, business acumen in combination with solid understanding of IT, strategic planning, consulting and strategic accompaniment, teaching and coaching.



Frank Sullivan

Frank Sullivan

Regional Vice President Sales, Operations at Cisco

Session title: Digitization: How You Can Profit From It.

Session description: Frank Sullivan will discuss the impact of digitization: a digital network architecture as a new infrastructure layer to address new requirements. He will debate on how digital business helps in day-to-day life and how it makes the whole client experience possible.

Biography: Frank Sullivan is the Regional Vice President of Sales and Operations for Cisco’s Global Service Provider division in Eastern Canada. He has direct accountability for a sales and support team that delivers $100M+ of annual revenues while providing leading cable and media companies with access to world class innovations. A telecom professional with over 20 years of sales and management experience he joined Cisco in 2000. Frank provides expertise in national channel management, business development, and worldwide direct sales gained in the software industry.

Frank has a BA from Concordia University and is also a graduate of the Université Canadienne à Nice, France.

In the past, Frank served as a committee member of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation and recently was the Chair, Corporate Sales at RBC Canadian Open held in Montreal, July 2014.



Doneyli De Jesus

Doneyli De Jesus

Systems Engineer at Cloudera

Session title: How to Accelerate Customer Success on Multiple Cloud Environments

Session description: Accelerate customer success by enabling production-ready Big Data analytics across multiple cloud and hybrid cloud environments. In significant numbers enterprise companies including Adecco, Airbnb, GoPro, Nielsen, Novantasand others are running Big Data on public cloud infrastructure.

Biography: Doneyli De Jesus has more than 13 years of experience in Information Technology with the last 10 years focusing on BI & Analytics. As a Systems Engineer for Cloudera, he has been designing and architecting Big Data solutions for large enterprises in Canada. He’s incredibly data-driven and believes that data can help us solve the most complex problems in the world.



Maxime Guévin

Maxime Guévin

Directeur général, 4Degrés centres de données

Session title: Colocation

Session description: Maxime Guévin expliquera pourquoi aujourd’hui, plus que jamais, les centres de données sont importants à l’ère de la numérisation et leur rôle crucial dans une infrastructure TI. Joignez-vous à la session et découvrez comment les centres de données 4Degrés, bâtis spécifiquement pour offrir des infrastructures de colocation sophistiquées et hautement sécurisées, répondent aux standards les plus élevés de l’industrie.

Biography: Maxime Guévin a fait son entrée chez Vidéotron en 2000. Il fût nommé Directeur général, Grossiste et Service aux télécommunicateurs, Vidéotron Service Affaires, en décembre 2011 et Directeur général, 4Degrés centres de données en 2015. Il s’est fait rapidement remarquer en raison de son leadership et de sa capacité à mobiliser ses équipes.
Maxime pilote de nombreux dossiers stratégiques, dont l’acquisition d’actifs pour continuer à améliorer notre réseau filaire et sans fil de Vidéotron à travers le Québec. Maxime s’est vu confier la responsabilité de négocier des contrats d’envergure à l’international, tels que des ententes d’itinérance pour le sans-fil. Il pilote également l’achat de services de communication aux télécommunicateurs nationaux et internationaux afin de répondre aux besoins de Vidéotron et des filiales de Québecor. De plus, depuis l’acquisition de 4Degrés, Maxime s’est vu confier la gestion des ventes, l’approvisionnement et les opérations générales de l’entreprise. Il est également responsable de l’expansion des installations de la ville de Québec de même que la construction du centre de données de Montréal. En 2014 et 2015, le leadership de Maxime fût mis à profit lors de la construction du Centre Vidéotron de Québec où il était en charge du projet de déploiement de l’ensemble des infrastructures de télécommunications du centre.

Ingénieur et gestionnaire chevronné, Maxime se démarque notamment par son grand sens du leadership. Doté d’un dynamisme exceptionnel et d’une grande expérience en télécommunications et centres de données, il consacre toutes ses énergies à offrir aux clients de Vidéotron et 4Degrés le meilleur service qui soit.

Maxime Guévin est titulaire d’une maîtrise en administration des affaires (MBA) de l’École des hautes études commerciales de Montréal et d’un baccalauréat en génie électrique de l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Il est membre de l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. Avant de joindre l’équipe de Vidéotron, Maxime a œuvré chez SR Télécom inc. comme Ingénieur de chantier à l’international et chez Télébec ltée comme Directeur de projets à l’ingénierie.


Call for Proposals

Workshop and Presentation Formats

The 2017 IT Connect Conference Presentation Formats are:

Active Workshop (30-45 minutes)

Active Workshops blend ideas with practice. In this format, participants are led through a series of steps or operations aimed at developing a new skill or the manipulation of a new idea. Most of the work or “talking time” is done by the participants. Workshop leaders are present as facilitators. Please plan to allocate 10 to 15 minutes for questions and answers at the end of your workshop.

Presentation (45 minutes)

Presentations are topic-centered. Participants will be interested in attending in order to get new information or attend an inspiring talk. Participants are not asked to participate in an overt fashion. Please plan to allocate 10 to 15 minutes for questions and answers at the end of your workshop.

Submission Guidelines

If you are interested in being a conference presenter or workshop leader, please access the submission form below and complete the required fields. If your proposal is accepted, conference organizers will contact you in order to finalize the details. Please follow these guidelines as well.

  1. Please fill out all fields in the submission form.
  2. Please be clear and concise.
  3. Include a brief “abstract” of your presentation. This abstract will be used during the conference to attract participants.
  4. Include “key words” that define your presentation. Separate them with a comma.
  5. Include all required IT equipment in the appropriate field.
  6. If you would like to send us a document, article, research paper or other, please use the document submission button found below.

Submission Form

Important: If your proposal is accepted, you will not need to pay for a ticket for the conference. If you represent a company and would also like a kiosk, the regular fees will apply – please use the “Register Online” button above to see the prices. There are different prices for current collaborators – please contact us to see if you qualify for these rates.

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    We'll use this to promote your presence at IT Connect.
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Competition

Pre-Conference Networking/Server Competition

Context

Champlain College’s June 1, 2017, IT Connect: Emerging Networking Technologies Conference is hosting a networking/server competition in room D-103. Participants will troubleshoot and fix technical issues in nine pods containing misconfigured routers and switches. Trouble tickets will test knowledge in the following areas, but not limited to: VLAN, VTP, ETHERCHANNEL, DHCP, OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP, among others.

Purpose

The goal is to get current candidates from the different Champlain College Information Technology (IT) programs (ITNM, ITCS, CCNA and CCNP) working together to prove their acquired knowledge in troubleshooting an IT Network by fixing the issues presented in the given scenarios.

Quality

  • Teams of three will resolve 10-15 trouble tickets
  • Prizes will be awarded to the team that resolves the most tickets in the given timeframe

Quantity

  • Pre-assigned teams of three (3) candidates
  • The network will have 4 switches and 3 routers, plus some PC’s and a Server

Resources

Teams will be permitted to use the following resources:

  • Laptops
  • Telnet/SSH
  • Console Cables
  • Paper
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Routers/Switches

Time

Each team will have 75 minutes to resolve all trouble tickets. Two timeframes for this activity:

  • 3:00 – 4:15 pm
  • 4:30 – 5:45 pm

Space is limited to 24 participants—first come, first served.

When registering and paying your fee for the conference, you will be able to sign up for the competition.

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