2018 Annual Meeting Information (Under Development)

  • Friday, February 16th, the day after the Almost Spring Career Fair
  • Confirmed Board Members: Ed Allen, Chris Conlon (wolfSSL), Pat Felzien, Larry Heck, Kris Merkel, Andreas Scherer, Larry Stefonic, Andrew Ware
  • Confirmed Guests: Laef Olson (Advisor, Apax Partners, formerly Senior Vice President, Oracle Cloud Operations)
  • Tentative RSVPs: Lynn Voss
  • Regrets: TBD

2018 Agenda

  • 11:00 a.m. - Welcome and Lunch (Barnard Hall 347)
  • 12:00 p.m. - Computer Science Panels (Procrastinator Theater)
    • Past/Present/Future of Computing in Montana
    • Past/Present/Future of Computing Globally
    • Past/Present/Future of the Gianforte School of Computing
  • 2:00 p.m. - Initiatives and Accomplishments (Barnard Hall 347)
  • 3:00 p.m. - College of Engineering Update: Dean Brett Gunnink (Barnard Hall 347)
  • 4:00 p.m. - Roundtable (Barnard Hall 347)
  • 6:00 p.m. - Advisory Board Dinner (Location To Be Determined)

Advisory Board Members

Member Name Affiliation Title
Ed Allen


Senior Director

Matt Cohen


QA Manager
Pat Felzien

Micron Technology

Director, IT Engineering
Larry Heck

Samsung Electronics

Senior Vice President, Head of Artificial
Intelligence for North America

Rob Irizarry

CodeMontana Co-Founder
Kris Merkel

S2 Corporation

President & CEO
Mike Myer


CEO & Founder

Neal Richter

Rakuten Marketing Chief Technology Officer
Tony Rosanova

Zoot Enterprises

Chief Technology Officer
Andreas Scherer

Golden Helix

President and CEO

Lindsey Sittko

Fast Enterprises HR and Recruiting

Daniel Smith

Stallergenes Greer Global Head of Information Technology
Larry Stefonic


Jason Taylor

Security Innovation

Chief Technology Officer

Jeff Trom

workiva CTO and Managing Director

Lynn Voss

SRI International Center for Software Engineering Director

Andrew Ware

University of Montana CS Interim Department Chair
Mike Woodring


VP of Developer Content