Celebrating 50 Years of Enterprise Computing

Marist College to host Enterprise Computing Conference with support of National Science Foundation and corporate partners

POUGHKEEPSIE (June 5, 2014) – Marist College will host the 2014 Enterprise Computing Community Conference (ECC) at its Poughkeepsie, N.Y. campus from Sunday, June 8 through Tuesday, June 10. The conference, which is supported by the National Science Foundation and corporate partners, including IBM and Verizon, will celebrate 50 years of enterprise computing innovation while looking ahead to the next 50 years in this critical field. Business analytics and cloud computing are the other major themes of the conference. Enterprise Computing Conference Keynote Speakers

Click here to visit the ECC website for full conference details.

Scheduled to deliver keynote addresses are: Donald J. Duet ‘88, Co-Head of the Technology Division at Goldman Sachs; Deon Newman, Vice President for Marketing & Communications for System z in IBM’s Systems & Technology Group; and James Onalfo, retired Deputy Commissioner and Chief Information Officer with the New York Police Department.

About the Enterprise Computing Community

The Enterprise Computing Community was established by Marist College with an NSF grant and the goal of building an academic and industry community to "Revitalize Undergraduate Education in Enterprise Computing." Founding members include 8 additional universities and 9 industry partners. The ECC’s stated mission is “to improve undergraduate education in large systems and graduate a new generation of talent that will provide industries with the ability to secure, sustain, and grow their operations. Filling the skills shortage will stabilize a vulnerable technology environment before the problem reaches crisis proportions.”

About Marist College

Located in New York State’s historic Hudson River Valley, with a branch campus in Florence, Italy, extension centers throughout New York, and educational offerings around the world through its online programs, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Marist educates 5,900 students in 44 undergraduate majors and 12 graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees and is recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. A leader in the use of technology and learning, Marist is home to the New York State Cloud Computing & Analytics Center, which was launched with a $3 million state grant to expand the College’s role as a driver of economic development in the area and across the state by providing IT services to new and growing businesses, including hardware, software, training, and consulting.