David Blezard
David is a Senior IT Manager at University of New Hampshire within the Academic Technology department.  He is involved in implementation, management, and administration of a range of academic-related technologies including computer labs and classrooms, web hosting services, media production and delivery, and application hosting.  David has presented numerous times at other regional and national events pertaining to technology support in higher education.  In addition, he teaches a course on network and system administration in the UNH’s Information Technology program.


Patrick Gemme
Patrick Gemme has 15 years experience working for the network team at College of the Holy Cross with an MS from WPI. He currently leads the school's wireless deployment and design team. He is currently responsible for the College's Windows Server deployment and infrastructure setup. His recent focal points center around automation, Hyper-converged solutions, DevOps ground-level build and monitoring, and cloud-based solutions. A powershell guru whose proud to admit to have been retweeted by Jeffery Snover. Enjoys Grand Tour. Previous employment includes network engineer for a financial company and tech support for Worcester State College.

Richard Nickle
Rick Nickle is a Technical Services Engineer at the College of the Holy Cross.  He has worked  for over 25 years in the areas of systems integration and systems engineering, with a focus on design automation, software and configuration management, and quality assurance for over 25 years.   He is currently responsible for the College's Linux computing environment for academic, core business and infrastructure applications.  He has developed and deployed DevOps and agile methodology for web development, cloud deployment and configuration management at the college.  Previously Rick has been a design engineer for Intel for 15 years, and worked in the manufacturing and financial industries at Rowenta and PHCS.


Ian Rifkin
Ian is the Director of Data & Systems Integration at Brandeis University where he manages a small team of people that are responsible for the University's Data Warehouse, Identity Management, and Web and Middleware programming. Lately his team has also been involved in the University's transition from PeopleSoft to Workday. In addition to his managerial role he has hands-on experience with database queries and design, web front-end coding, applications and middleware, LDAP, Shibboleth, and various other Web server technologies. Ian holds a M.S. in Information Technology tManagement.


Angelo Santabarbara

Angelo Santabarbara joined Siena College in September 2012 as the Director of Networks & Systems.  In this role Angelo is responsible for the technology infrastructure at Siena College, including the data network, telecommunications, systems security, and the design, installation and maintenance of the computer systems that provide all centrally managed information technology resources for the campus.  Previous experience includes 12 years as Director of Information Systems as well as 2 years as Systems Analyst at the NYS Public Employees Federation.

Angelo served as Co-PI and technical lead in obtaining and implementing an NSF grant for a Science DMZ at Siena College.  He currently sits on the Governance Committee and the Information Security Committee at Siena College and has presented at Nercomp and NYSERNet events.

Angelo holds a bachelor's degree and master's degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology.


Chris Schneider
Chris is a system administration within the Academic Technology department at the University of New Hampshire.  For the last 8 years, Chris has been in charge fo the web hosting infrastructure for the University of New Hampshire.  He has led the way to implement many modernizations of this environment, increasing efficiency, reliability, and agility of the service.  Chris works closely with our development teams to provide them tools needed to do their work in addition to overseeing the Linux-based architecture.