November 5-8, 2019 | Cornell Univesity in Ithaca, NY

2019 Cloud Forum Schedule

Tuesday, 11/5

Date/Time (EST)Session
6-7 p.m.Reception and early check-in
 Dinner on your own

Wednesday, 11/6

Date/Time (EST)SessionSession Assets
8:00 a.m.Registration check-in and breakfast
8:30 a.m.Opening and Survey Results Survey recap
9:00 a.m.Presentation 1: Supporting Secure Research in the Cloud
Stefan Wahe & Eric Straavaldsen – University of Wisconsin – Madison
9:30 a.m.Reserach 1: Supercomputing in the Google Cloud Platform
Professor Amy Apon – C. Tycho Howle Director, School of Computing – Clemson University
10:15 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m.Presentation 2: AWS Organizations & Security at Notre Dame
James Smith, Jared Bulosan – University of Notre Dame
11:00 a.m.Presentation 3: Subscription Provisioning and Compliance Automation in Microsoft Azure
Josh Wrights – Penn State University
11:30 a.m.Presentation 4: Bringing Law and Order to Google Cloud Platform: Securing your GCP Organization
Bob Flynn and Ananya Ravipati – Indiana University
12 p.m.Lunch
1 p.m.Lightning Round 1Slides | Schedule
1:30 p.m.Presentation 5: A journey through migration of a monolith to a multi tenant cloud platform and lessons learned.
Graeme Baillie – SWITCH ( National Education and Research Network Switzerland )
2 p.m.Panel 1: Follow the Money: Paying for the Cloud
Jonathan White, Cloud and Infrastructure Strategist  – University of Central Florida
Martin Sager, Computer Services Manager – University of Michigan
Ben Rota, Associate Director of Technology Engagement – Harvard University
Helen Hockx-Yu, Enterprise Data Architect – University of Notre Dame
Noah Abrahamson, Director, Technology Consulting Group, IT Services – Stanford University
2:45 p.m.Break
3:00 p.m.Presentation 6: Data Warehousing in the Cloud – An Iterative Approach
Robert Snyder, Vanessa Brown – Ithaca College
3:30 p.m.Panel 2: Cloud SSO/IdP Design and Implementation
John Bailey – Washington University in St. Louis
Gerard Shockley – Boston University
Alok Vimawala – University of Michigan
Gary Windham – University of Arizona
4:15 p.m.Lightning Round 2Slides | Schedule
5:20 p.m.Dinner – Special Guest Speaker at 5:45

Thursday, 11/7

Date/Time (EST)SessionSession Assets
8:00 a.m.Breakfast
8:30 a.m.Presentation 7: But what have you done for me lately? Centralized consulting for a distributed University.
Ben Rota, Associate Director of Technology Engagement – Harvard University
9:00 a.m.Research 2: K-State’s Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Journey
Ian Czarnezki, Director of Operations, Office of the Vice President for Research – Kansas State University
9:45 a.m.Break
9:55 a.m.Lightning Round 3Slides | Schedule
10:25 a.m.Presentation 8: From operational to predictive: Evolving from a traditional data warehouse to an analytics hub
Damian Doyle, Jason Paluck – University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
10:55 a.m.Panel 3: Flipping Research
Bill Allison – UC Berkeley
Damian Doyle – UMBC
John Ellis – Emory
Rob Fatland – University of Washington
James Kenyon – University of Michigan
11:40 a.m.Presentation 9: Backup to Google Cloud Platform via Cohesity
Hans Jacobsen – Stanford Medicine
12:10 p.m.Lunch
1 p.m.Lightning Round 4Slides
1:30 p.m.Presentation 10: Enterprise-Scale DevOps with a Startup-Sized Team with GitLab, AWS, and Friends
Michael Irwin & Carl Harris – Virginia Tech
2 – 5:00 p.m.Unconference sessions and report out
5:00 p.m.Guest Speaker: Elephants and technology – we need both to save a rainforest
Professor Peter Wrege – Director, Elephant Listening Project at Cornell University
6:00 p.m.Reception
7:00 p.m.Dinner on your own

Friday 11/8

Date/Time (EST)SessionSession Assets
8:00 a.m.Breakfast
8:30 a.m.Presentation 11: A Tale of Two Projects — separate vs. existing teams to transform an organization for cloud
John Ellis, Deputy CIO – Emory University
9:00 a.m.Presentation 12: UNCG’s Cloud Cyberinfrastrcuture Innovation Lab
Jeff Whitworth – UNC Greensboro
9:30 a.m.Presentation 13: UA CloudOps – Extending the Reach of the Cloud on Campus
Gary Windham – Principal Enterprise Systems Architect – The University of Arizona
10:00 a.m.Research 3:
1. Scaling a Machine Learning Workflow to Generate Species Distributions and Population Trends Using Citizen Science Data
Tom Auer, GIS Developer at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
2. Analyzing long-term changes in nocturnal bird migration using the NEXRAD weather radar archive
Adriaan Michiel Dokter, Research Associate that the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
10:45 a.m.Break
11:00 a.m.Presentation 14: I Said Hey! What’s Going On? Effective monitoring for the Cloud
Shelley Rossell & Cornelia Bailey – University of Chicago
11:30 a.m.Presentation 15: Making Carrot Cake from Carrots
Alok Vimawala & Martin Sager – University of Michigan
12:00 – 12:30 p.m.Conference closing and adjournment (boxed lunches in lobby)