WiscNet Connections Attendees

We’re in the process of developing a bang-up program for you this year, so stay tuned for a schedule and agenda. If you know you’re coming no matter what, registration is open! And for hotel information, see here.


Keynote Speakers

Ana Hunsinger, Internet 2

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Ana Hunsinger, Vice President, Community Engagement at Internet2, has executive management responsibilities for Internet2’s membership and engagement programs to support Internet2’s higher education, affiliates and industry members. She also oversees research engagement and international engagement as well as community events and communications. Ana and her staff work closely with Internet2 staff in other areas to support programmatic goals and recurring proactive interaction with the Internet2 member community. As part of community engagement, Ana also leads efforts within Internet2 and the broader R&E community to increase diversity and inclusivity and more meaningful participation of women in IT.  

John Jamar, CCI Systems

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John P. Jamar has served as President and CEO of CCI Systems since 1996, with more than 35 years at CCI in the communications industry. CCI Systems is a nationally recognized leader in networks design, engineering, construction, integration, operations, and monitoring. John is a board member of American Transmission Co., WiscNet, WCCA, and the Northern Lights YMCA.



*Please note that the schedule below is (obviously) incomplete and will change in the coming weeks

Schedule of Events

Monday, may 6

8:00am - 8:45am
Registration and continental breakfast (Grand Terrace)

8:45am - 9:30am
State of WiscNet (Ballroom AB)
Dave Lois

9:30am - 10:15am
Board of Directors candidate introduction (Ballroom AB)

10:15am - 10:30am
Refreshment break (Capitol Promenade)

10:30am - 11:45am
Keynote speech from Ana Hunsinger (Ballroom AB)
Internet2

11:45am - 1:00pm
Lunch (Grand Terrace)

1:00pm - 4:30pm
WiscNet Connections Esports Invitational (Ballroom AB)

2:00pm - 2:15pm
Refreshment break (Capitol Promenade)

2:15 - 3:00pm

Launching Esports Programs In Your Organization (Hall of Ideas E)
Mike Dahle, Wisconsin High School Esports Association
James O’Hagan, The Academy of Esports
Patrick Glogovsky, Marquette University

ColLABORative Leadership: Skills to Building an Effective Interagency Team (Hall of Ideas F)
Jill Hietpas, WiscNet
Janice Mertes, DPI

Getting to Know Wisconsin’s Cyber Response Teams (Hall of Ideas G)
Michael Hemberger, Wisconsin Statewide Intelligence Center
Jay Schaefer, Winnebago County
Mindi Sharbuno, DOA/DET/BOS, State of Wisconsin

Cyber Security Threats (Hall of Ideas I)
Byron Franz, FBI

Defending Your Network with Open Source Software (Hall of Ideas J)
Max McGrath, Carthage College

Beyond the Firewall: Network Security From the End-Point to the Cloud (Meeting Room L)
AJ Hayes, Fortinet

3:05 - 3:50pm

Esports and the Scholar Gamer (Hall of Ideas E)
James O’Hagan, The Academy of Esports

Developing A Design Mind: An Introduction to Design Thinking (Hall of Ideas F)
David Jakes, David Jakes Design

Why Should I Care About IPv6? (Hall of Ideas G)
Ben Chase, WiscNet

How We Learn: Bias, Stereotypes and Microaggesssions (Hall of Ideas I)
Marc Perry, Community Action

Exploring the Research Platform (Hall of Ideas J)
Ana Hunsinger, Internet2
Dave Lois, WiscNet

You’ve Been Breached – Now What? (Meeting Room L)
Todd Heinz, Heartland Business Solutions

3:50 - 5:00pm
Reception (Grand Terrace)

Tuesday, May 7

8:00am - 8:45am
Breakfast (Grand Terrace)

8:45am - 9:15am
Annual WiscNet Business Meeting (Ballroom AB)

9:15am - 10:15am
Keynote speech from the WiscNet Membership: John Jamar (Ballroom AB)
CCI Systems

10:15am - 10:30am
Refreshment break (Capital Promenade)

10:30am - 11:30am
Connecting People roundtables (Halls of Ideas)

Groups will be divided by state region:

Northwest (Hall of Ideas F)
Southwest (Hall of Ideas G)
Central (Hall of Ideas I)
Southeast (Hall of Ideas J)
Northeast (Meeting Room L)
Next Generation Leaders (Meeting Room N)

11:30am - 12:30pm
Lunch (Grand Terrace)

12:30pm - 1:15pm

K-12 Data Privacy Panel (Hall of Ideas E)
Annette Smith, DPI
Dave Gundlach, Oshkosh School District
Jen Lotze, Husdon School District
Diane Doersch, Green Bay School District
Tim Harder, West Bend School District
Brian Casey, Stevens Point Area Public School District

Debunking Stress and Time Management Myths (Hall of Ideas F)
Dennis Cooley, Southwest Technical College

Crash Course In Crisis Communications (Hall of Ideas G)
Peter O’Leary, City of Fond du Lac

WiscNet Network Update (Hall of Ideas J)
Ben Chase, WiscNet
Josh Gorton, WiscNet
Brian Remer, WiscNet
Chris Wopat, WiscNet

1:20pm - 2:00 pm

CANs = LANs + WANs + PANs (People Asset Networks)
A Q&A from member experts paving the way (Hall of Ideas E)
WiscNet's Advisory to the Membership: Community Area Network members

What Do You Mean, Best Practices?— (Hall of Ideas F)
Felicia Barrios, WiscNet
Ibrahim Hassen, WiscNet
Baboucarr Mendy, WiscNet

IoT: One Day Your Refrigerator Will Attack Your Automobile (Hall of Ideas G)
Michael Belton, Madison College

Identity Management: Easing the Burden of User Maintenance (Hall of Ideas J)
Ryan Radschlag, Hartford J1 School District

The Key to Digital Transformation is Security in the Cloud (Meeting Room L)
Eric Bernard, iboss