Marist College Conference Tackles 'Critical Skills Shortage' in Enterprise Computing

Marist College in New York will play host to a new NSF-funded conference focusing specifically on enterprise computing and how to address the "critical skills shortage" in large system technology.

The Enterprise Computing Community Conference will focus on developing higher education curricula for teaching "large system technology skills to computer science, information technology, and information systems students."

Education and industry will be represented at the event. Twenty-five sessions will focus on a wide range of topics, from open source applications and cloud computing to mainframe management and data center operations. IBM Fellow Nicholas Donofrio will lead the keynote session.

"Industry and government are struggling to attract new technologists to replace aging workers who manage the enterprise computing systems that are vital to continued economic growth and national security," said Roger Norton, dean of the School of Computer Science and Mathematics at Marist, in a statement released Friday. "This will leave gaps in the workforce in a variety of areas critical to our country: banking, commerce, healthcare, public safety, transportation, and the military."

The Enterprise Computing Community Conference will be held June 22-23 in the Student Center at Marist College. An opening reception will be held June 21. Registration is free, and the event is open to the public. Further information can be found here.

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