Innovations 2015
Mar 8 – Mar 11 all-day
Innovations 2015 @ Boston Marriott Copley Place | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Visit Excelsior College at booth #121. See attachment for our sessions.

2015 presentations

Webinar: Introduction to Cybersecurity: Web Security
Mar 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for this FREE webinar on March 12, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET).


When we think of the impact of the Internet on our daily lives, we can’t help but be astonished at the breadth and depth of the effect it has on all aspects of our world. For the vast majority of us, the Web is our means of accessing Internet resources. The Web employs an innovative and unique method of incorporating text, graphics, audio, video, and links to other sites to allow us to transcend geographical and other barriers as we use it to communicate, search, share, and buy.

In fact, both the Internet and the Web were designed for just that: to enable an open and flexible community of world users to share information freely. The concept of security was not included in its design. This webinar will introduce basic concepts of security while using the internet.

This webinar is the fifth in a series of eight webinars discussing the fundamentals of cybersecurity (Cybersecurity 101).

Presenter: Derek Smith

Derek Smith is responsible for the development and coordination of cyber security initiatives at the National Cybersecurity Institute. Formerly, he has worked for a number of IT companies including Computer Sciences Corporation and Booz Allen Hamilton. Derek spent 18 years as a special agent for various government agencies and the military. He has also taught business and IT courses at several universities for over 20 years. Derek has served in the US Navy, Air Force, and Army for a total of 24 years. He completed an MBA, MS in IT Information Assurance, Masters in IT Project Management, and a BS in Education.

This webinar qualifies for 1 CPE credit from IAPP.

Doing Business Overseas, What Changes on the Cyber Front?
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This webinar will examine a number of the issues and differences in doing business internationally from a cybersecurity point of view. Issues like the variation in legal systems, privacy concerns, and protection of intellectual property impact business operations outside of the United States. This webinar will offer some insights to consider when exploring opportunities to expand overseas.


Presenter: Dr. Kevin Newmeyer

Currently the Senior Operations Director for the CREATEtm project of the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program, Dr. Newmeyer has successfully held a variety of positions in the military, academia, international civil service, and the private sector. His research focuses on international policy issues in cybersecurity. Along with his Ph.D. in Public Policy from Walden University, Dr. Newmeyer’s educational career is highlighted by his selection as an Olmsted Scholar which enabled him to earn his MA in International Relations from the Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset in Madrid, Spain.  He holds additional degrees from Escuela Diplomática of Spain (Diplomado de Estudios Internacionales), George Mason University (MBA), and the US Naval Academy (BS). Dr. Newmeyer is also a fellow at the National Cybersecurity Institute.

This webinar qualifies for 1 CPE credit from IAPP.

Revolutionary Learning 2015: Using Games and Simulations to Solve Critical Issues in Public Health
Mar 20 @ 7:30 am – 6:30 pm

Eventbrite - Revolutionary Learning: Using Games and Simulations to Solve Critical Issues in Public Health


The Ebola scare this past year, the heroin epidemic in the northeast, the surprisingly high infant mortality rate heightened awareness of precarious public health. How can a revolutionary new educational approach to these issues through games and simulations provide inroads to solving these critical problems? Join a group of stellar game and simulation designers and public health experts in a dynamic hands-on exploration of creative problem solving.

The keynote address will be presented by Sharon Sloane, President and CEO, Will Interactive.

Presenters include:

  • Randy Brown, CEO, Virtual Heroes, A Division of Applied Research Associates, Inc.
  • Dr. Manny Dominguez, Deputy Chief Learning Officer (DCLO),Veterans Health Administration, Employee Education System (EES).
  • Lindsay Grace, Director, Game Lab and Studio, American University
  • Dr. Elizabeth Holmes, CAPT.,USN (Ret.) Ph.D., ABPP MSC, Director of Assessment at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the US Naval Academy.
  • Lynn Fiellin, M.D. Yale Associate Professor of Medicine.
  • Lyn McCall, Chief Operating Officer, Will Interactive.
  • Dr. Mark Milliron, Chief Learning Officer, Civitas Learning.
  • Dr. Richard Riegelman, Professor of Epidemiology-Biostatistics, Medicine, and Health Policy, George Washington University Medical Center
  • Akhila Satish, Founder, CyberDoctor.
  • Lee Sheldon, Associate Professor, Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Narrative Designer, MegaZebra.

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Webinar: Key Steps After a Data Breach
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Over 50 % of small businesses have been hacked in 2013. Today, the question is not whether your company will be hacked, but rather when will it be?

Join us in this webinar to learn more about:

  • Key steps a small business can take to reduce the pain of a data breach
  • What are the legal issues after a data breach
  • What you should tell the media, customers and vendors
  • What you can do to reduce chances of a future attack


Presenter: Carolyn Schrader

Carolyn Schrader is the founder of Cyber Security Group, Inc. that provides corporate services including vulnerability assessments, awareness training, in addition to the development of policies and procedures. Schrader has years of experience in business management, cyber security and information technology. Prior to launching Cyber Security Group, Schrader was instrumental in rapidly growing a high tech company with Fortune 100 clients where she managed a state-of-the-art data center and implemented a number of security measures to protect high-profile clients’ confidential information. Schrader holds a degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Carolyn Schrader is also a fellow at the National Cybersecurity Institute (NCI).

This webinar qualifies for 1 CPE credit from IAPP.

Meet the Dean in the Nation’s Capital
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Meet Dr. Robert E. Waters, dean of the School of Public Service, at this alumni reception in Washington, DC. It’s a great opportunity to hear an update on the College, while networking with local alumni and students. Light refreshments will be served (cash bar).

Nearest Metro Stations: Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter, Gallery Pl-Chinatown, and Judiciary Square)

Registration Required.

RSVP by April 22, 2015. This event is free of charge, but space is limited.

Questions? Email or call 800-647-2388, ext. 145.

School of Nursing Annual Educational Institute: The Power and Empowerment of Nursing
May 1 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Sponsored by the Excelsior College School of Nursing, The Kinsinger Institute for Nursing Excellence, The Tau Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, and Albany Medical Center.

The Power and Empowerment of Nursing

Informing nurses on nursing empowerment, innovations, and initiatives in nursing

Who should attend

Nurse educators, nurse administrators, and interested graduate nursing students.

Keynote Speaker

Helen R. Connors, PhD, RN, Dr PS (Hon), FAAN, E. Jean M. Hill Professor, University of Kansas School of Nursing and Center for Healthcare Informatics

Description of Event

Keynote speaker Dr. Helen Connors will address nursing empowerment and innovations in nursing education and practice. Poster sessions and podium presentations will follow during the course of the day.

Visit the event website for more info & to register