Association of Computer Professionals in Education
Association of Computer Professionals in Education

2010 Conference - Dare 2 Share IT

Keynote Speakers

photo of Howard Charney

Howard Charney
Senior Vice President, Office of the President

Senior Vice President Howard Charney is a member of Cisco's Office of the President and Executive Staff and reports directly to CEO John Chambers. He contributes to Cisco's strategy and direction and advises customers on implementing critical Internet technologies to improve productivity and competitiveness. He is the company's Executive Sponsor for the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau.

During more than 30 years in Silicon Valley, Charney has overseen the development and proliferation of key technologies that led directly to the global build-out of the Internet. After joining Cisco with the acquisition of Grand Junction Networks, he helped grow Cisco's new two-tier distribution business to more than US$2.4 billion and, with Cisco's brand and market momentum, helped turn Fast Ethernet and low-cost switching into fundamental, global Internet technologies.

Previously, Charney founded Grand Junction Networks in 1992. Grand Junction invented Fast Ethernet and low cost switching, which transformed the economics of switching. In 1980 Charney co-founded 3Com, the progenitor of Ethernet and local area networking. 3Com's breakthrough technologies enabled Internet access to the desktop. A licensed patent attorney, Charney belongs to the State Bar of California and the Federal Bar. He sits on the boards of several technology companies and on the advisory board for the Center for Science, Technology and Society at Santa Clara University. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and master's of business administration and juris doctor degrees from Santa Clara University.

photo of David Warlick

David Warlick
Owner and principal consultant of The Landmark Project

David Warlick, a 30 year educator, has been a classroom teacher, district administrator, and staff consultant with the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction. For the past ten years, Mr. Warlick has operated The Landmark Project, a consulting, and innovations firm in Raleigh, North Carolina. His web site, Landmarks for Schools, serves more than a half-million visits a day with some of the most popular teacher tools available on the Net. David is also the author of three books on instructional technology and 21st century literacy, and has spoken to audiences throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, The Middle East, and South America.

David Warlick's unique voice and message combine a wide range of experiences, both in and outside the education arena. He ran two businesses before graduating from high school and spent more than a year in manufacturing before completing his undergraduate work. Mr. Warlick worked for nearly ten years as a middle school social studies, math, and science teacher, during which he also wrote award-winning instructional software and introduced hundreds of teachers to the educational potentials of personal computers.

Since 1995, Mr. Warlick has been the owner and principal consultant of The Landmark Project, a professional development and innovations firm in Raleigh North Carolina. During this time David has spoken at conferences and delivered workshops for educators throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, The Middle East, and South America.

David Warlick has been an innovator and leader in the field of educational technology and a prolific programmer. His classroom blogging site, Class Blogmeister, serves more than 100,000 users, and his attribution tool, Citation Machine, receives more than a half-million page views a day. These and all of his other web tools for teachers are free.

David has also written three books about technology and contemporary literacy, and has contributed to other publications including Technology & Learning Magazine, ALA's KnowledgeQuest, Education World, and CUE Online, and has been quoted in Education Week, The San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times, Washington Post, and USA TODAY.

Keynote Speech: Welcome to "Their" World
For many of our students, change is status-quo. They've watched an emerging dynamic information environment and have had a hand in shaping its landscape, utilizing technologies that have defined their culture. The outside-the-classroom information experiences of our students are deep, diverse, rich, and compelling—and understanding these information experiences may be the key to achieving learning 2.0 in our classrooms.


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