Forum Agenda


8:00-8:30 REGISTRATION
8:30-8:45 WELCOME
Robert J. Jones, Ph.D., President, University at Albany
James A. Dias, Ph.D., Vice President for Research, University at Albany 
Kevin Wisely, Deputy Commissioner, Emergency Services
Director, Office of Emergency Management, NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
8:45-9:15 OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Haden Land
Recently retired Vice President of Research and Technology for Lockheed Martin's Information Systems and Global Solution
9:15-9:45 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Data Analytics: Is it Protecting Our Homeland

Stephen Dennis
Data Analytics Engine Director, Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA)
Science & Technology Directorate, US Department of Homeland Security
9:45-10:45 PANEL DISCUSSION
Data Analytics/Homeland Security

PANEL MODERATOR:
David  Rousseau, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity

PANELISTS:
  • Stephen Dennis, Data Analytics Engine Director, Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA)
    Science & Technology Directorate, US Department of Homeland Security
  • Haden Land, Former Vice President of Research and Technology, Lockheed Martin's Information Systems and Global Solutions (IS&GS)
  • Peter Bloniarz, Ph.D., Executive Director and Senior Policy Advisor to the Governors Cyber Security Advisory Board
  • Patrick Meier, Ph.D., International Consultant, iRevolutions
  • Kevin Wisely, Deputy Commissioner, NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
11:00-11:30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
How is Data Analytics Bolstering Extreme Weather Resiliency?

Joseph Nimmich
Deputy Administrator
Federal Emergency Management Agency
11:30-12:30 PANEL DISCUSSION
Data Analytics/Extreme Weather Planning & Response

PANEL MODERATOR:
Everette Joseph, Ph.D.
Director, Atmospheric Sciences Research Center

PANELISTS:
  • Joseph Nimmich, Deputy Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Elizabeth Plale, Professor, Department of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
  • Jonathan Porter, Vice President for Innovation, AccuWeather
  • Mohan Ramamurthy, Director, Unidata
    University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
12:30-1:30 BREAK / LUNCH
1:30-2:00

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
How is Data Analytics Strengthening Public Health Preparedness and Response?

Nancy Nurthen M.P.H.,
Director, Fusion Division, Office of Emergency Management, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

2:00-3:00 PANEL DISCUSSION
Data Analytics/Public Health Preparedness & Response

PANEL MODERATOR:
Philip C. Nasca, Ph.D.
Dean
School of Public Health

PANELISTS:
  • Nancy Nurthen,  M.P.H., Director, Fusion Division, Office of Emergency Management, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Gregory Glass, Ph.D., Professor, EPI and Liberal Arts and Sciences, Geography, University of Florida
  • Craig Gordon, Ph.D., Principal Investigator/National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center, Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis, US Department of Homeland Security
  • Michael Primeau, Director, Office of Health Emergency Preparedness, New York State Department of Health
3:00-3:10 CLOSING REMARKS
Theresa Pardo, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Technology in Government
University at Albany
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