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April 23, 2013 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm | The Villanova Conference Center

Journey Forward Speakers & Higher Education Advisory Board

Thank you to all of our esteemed speakers participating in our 2nd annual tech summit for IT leaders in higher education.  Please find more information about each of our event speakers and members of our Higher Education Advisory Board below.

Jerome DeSanto, Ed.D., The University of Scranton
Steven Alter, Arcadia University
Stephen Fugale, Villanova University
Donna Manley

Scott Kantner, DSS

Jerome P. DeSanto, Ed.D.

Vice President for Planning and CIO, The University of Scranton

Jerome DeSanto Ed.D. has served as the Vice-President for Planning and Chief Information Officer since 2004. In this role Dr. DeSanto is responsible for two main functional areas.  In the Planning realm he oversees institutional planning, governance, effectiveness, policy work, and accreditation. In the Information Technology (IT) area he has broad responsibilities for a highly centralized IT function that includes the campus network, data center, information security, IT services, institutional research, and the full range of institutional information assets...READ MORE.

Steven E. Alter

Vice President and CIO, Arcadia University

Steven Alter is currently the Vice-President and CIO at Arcadia University, after an extensive career as the Executive Leader of Information Technology organizations at Lockheed Martin Corporation in the CIO office. Steven has created organizations that execute the strategic vision, cultivated deep relationships with leadership and implementation partners, demonstrated on-time deliveries and financial acumen, and utilized metrics to guide decision making.  He believes that successful service delivery positively impacts student recruitment and retention. These values have cemented his reputation as a valued partner who views information technology as an enabler of the organization’s overall mission....READ MORE.

Stephen Fugale

Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Villanova Univerisity

Steve Fugale is currently the Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Villanova University where he is responsible the technology operations and networks, infrastructure, applications, instructional technologies, service, and strategy for all aspects of the university. In addition he chairs the University Strategic Planning and Information Technology Committees. He also serves on the Board of Directors for several regional companies. Steve founded...READ MORE.

Donna Manley

IT Senior Director, Computer Operations, University of Pennsylvania

Donna Manley is IT Senior Director, Computer Operations within Information Systems and Computing (ISC) at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Donna has more than 15 years in the Investment Banking and Credit Card Banking Industries (JP Morgan, MBNA, First USA/Bank One) in various roles, including Data Center Management, Help Desk Management, Project Management, Disaster Recovery, Crisis Management and associated Data Center Operations disciplines.

Following her tenure in Banking...READ MORE.

Scott Kantner

Chief Technology Officer, DSS

Scott Kantner is the Chief Technology Officer of DSS with expertise in IT infrastructure design and software engineering. Scott has been with the company since its inception, establishing corporate vision and selecting the technology that DSS delivers to its clients. Scott is an extremely knowledgeable IT consultant with over 20 years experience. He holds certifications from IBM, Tivoli, APC, Microsoft, and Novell. Scott is responsible for DSS’s internal architecture, developing DSS’s customer infrastructure solutions, and working with customers to develop IT infrastructure solutions aligned with their business requirements...READ MORE

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