2018 Annual Meeting Information

  • Friday, February 16th, the day after the Almost Spring Career Fair
  • Confirmed Board Members: Ed Allen, Chris Conlon (wolfSSL, Engineering Manager), Pat Felzien, Rob Irizarry, Kris Merkel, Bill O'Neill (Quig, VP of Engineering), Andreas Scherer, Jason Taylor, Lynn Voss, Andrew Ware, Travis Wheeler, Mike Woodring
  • Confirmed Guests: Brook George (LUMEDX), Laef Olson (Advisor, Apax Partners, formerly Senior Vice President, Oracle Cloud Operations)
  • Regrets: Matt Cohen, Larry Heck, Stephani Horstman, Mike Myer, Neal Richter, Lindsey Sittko, Daniel Smith, Larry Stefonic, Jeff Trom

2018 Agenda

  • 11:00 a.m. - Welcome and Lunch (Barnard Hall 347)
  • 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. The Past, Present and Future of Computing (Procrastinator Theater)
    • Panelists: Ed Allen, Mary Ann Cummings, Pat Felzien, Rob Irizarry, Kris Merkel, Laef Olson, Bill O'Neill, Andreas Scherer, John Sheppard
    • Moderator: John Paxton
  • 1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. The Past, Present and Future of Computing at MSU (Procrastinator Theater)
    • Panelists: Chris Conlon (2010), Brett Gunnink (2002-present), Gary Harkin (1974-2005), Marie Morin (2019), Brendan Mumey (1998-present), John Paxton (1990-present), Rocky Ross (1983-2015), Jason Taylor (1997), Lynn Voss (1997), Mike Woodring (1992)
    • Moderator: Hunter Lloyd
  • 2:00 p.m. - Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering Update: Dean Brett Gunnink (Barnard Hall 347)
  • 3:00 p.m. - Initiatives and Accomplishments (Barnard Hall 347)
  • 4:00 p.m. - Roundtable (Barnard Hall 347)
  • 5:00 p.m. - Advisory Board Dinner (Advance RSVP Needed)

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

Oracle Director, Customer Experience Optimization
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 Curriculum