Tuesday, January 13 2015 1:30 – 2:45 pm
Lost Pines 1-2-3
Lev Gonick is co-founder and CEO of OneCommunity, the award-winning non-profit organization enabling and celebrating innovation, collaboration, and productivity through next generation broadband networks and services throughout Northeast Ohio.
In 2011 Government Technology awarded Lev one of their “Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers in Public-Sector Innovation.” In the same year Crain’s Business Cleveland named Gonick one its “10 Difference Makers” in Northeast Ohio and Broadband Properties honored him with their Cornerstone Award for “using fiber to build an inclusive society and empower individuals.” In 2010 he received recognition as “Visionary of the Year” from NATOA. Lev has been recognized by ComputerWorld as a Premier 100 IT leader and honored by CIO magazine with a CIO 100 Award. Northeast Ohio’s Inside Business has recognized Lev as one of their Power 100.
Mara Hancock is the CIO, VP-Technology at the California College of the Arts (CCA). In this capacity she leads the College in defining, developing and executing its strategic vision for technology and is responsible for the IT enterprise, including academic, administrative, and network computing and the Libraries. She is very happy to be in an environment that is focused on helping students evolve as creative thinkers, innovators, designers, and makers!
Prior to taking up her position at CCA, Mara was the Associate CIO for Academic Engagement at the University of California, Berkeley. All Educational Technology units were under her oversight: Classroom Technology, Video, Video Conferencing, and Learning Systems. She has been involved with the start-up of three online learning programs: two at the University of California and one in the eLearning industry. She has been a key member of leadership teams for several open source projects: Sakai, Opencast Matterhorn, and the Fluid Project.
Mara has been working, studying, and playing in Educational Technology since the early-1990’s and takes a design and user-centered approach to creating and integrating technology that can be used to improve the educational experience.