Executive Dinner

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
(By Invitation Only. Presidents & Executive Team:  http://www.cvent.com/d/jvqqwl)

In the spirit of collegiality and commonality, we invite presidents, provosts, chief academic officers, chief information officers, and the executive management team of the New Jersey Higher Education institutions to meet, dine and converse with each other as a way to build the community.

(If you wish to register more executive team members please contact: Sheri.Prupis@njedge.net.)

“The Internet of Things: Opportunities and challenges today and into the future”

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The Internet of Things is on your campus now…in cellphones, lights, fitbits, sensors in water systems, connected insulin pumps, smart labs, instrumented buildings, cameras, connected vehicles…but what does that mean? Well, it means you need to think about how you can harness it, how it can harm, and the actions you must take to manage the risk IOT brings to campus while also leveraging IoT for improved student experience, enhanced learning, integrated and efficient campus infrastructure management, and supporting research and education into the future. You can create IOT labs, new curriculum, IOT business clubs, to develop the future leaders of the IOT enabled economy. On the dark side, you have to worry about the TIPPSS – Trust, Identity, Privacy, Protection, Safety and Security – of your students, buildings, physical infrastructure, and community.


Florence Hudson is Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Internet2, a not for profit consortium of 300+ academic institutions and 150+ research organizations developing innovations around the Internet. In this role she is a catalyst for innovation for the Research & Education community in advanced networking and trust & identity solutions. Engaging the research and education community, she leads Innovation Working Groups in the Internet of Things, End-to-End Trust & Security, Distributed Big Data & Analytics, and Smart Campus, with universities, corporations, national labs, agencies, regional networks and international partners.

Prior to Internet2, she was with IBM for 33 years in many leadership roles including 17 years in Vice President and Director roles in Corporate Strategy, Systems, the Industrial Sector and the Internet of Things Prior to IBM, she worked for Hewlett-Packard, Grumman Corporation and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory on projects including solar power satellites, the space shuttle program and future missions around Jupiter. Ms. Hudson graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and has attended executive education at Harvard Business School and Columbia University