Information Technology Outreach Webinar Series

Bloomsburg University's Information Technology (IT) Outreach Webinar Series engages its local constituents in a purposeful manner about the trending topics within the IT field. The webinars are designed to help create a reciprocal dialogue between organizations, individuals, and the university. Together, we can help identify, educate, and possibly begin to solve critical IT issues and opportunities facing organizations.

It's important to highlight that the webinar series leverages volunteers from IT industry, external partnerships, and faculty expertise to maximize impact on people in Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Webinars are approximately 30 minutes in length. Admission is free and the webinars are open to the public. However, participants must register for the webinar for access to the live or on-demand feed.


Program Coordinator
Loreen M. Powell, Professor of ITM
Sutliff Hall 303 | 570-389-4752

NEW ONLINE Masters of Science in Information Technology
Careers in Information Technology
Get involved!

Frank Negro

Changes in the Development of IT Strategies

Wednesday, April 24, at noon

    Frank Negro | Advisory Consulting for NTT DATA Services | Healthcare and Life Sciences Solutions

Mr. Negro consults on the strategic issues related to healthcare information systems and their environments. This work includes planning for mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, healthcare information security programs, systems selections, regulatory systems compliance, and enterprise data architecture.

Before joining NTT Data Services in 2011, he had over 35 years of experience in the healthcare information systems field, including hands-on management, leadership and board-level positions in healthcare organizations. He has been a programmer, systems analyst, application development manager, CIO, and regional CIO, and has worked at community hospitals, tertiary care hospitals, regional health systems, and a national not-for-profit health system.

Jim Walker

The Real Cyber Threats a Big OS Vendor Won’t Tell You

Wednesday, May 1, at 1 pm

    Jim Walker | Chief Security Officer | Syntervision Inc.

Mr. Walker began studying computers in 1979; his career has been a hybrid of Corporate Software Sales Executive by day and Software Developer by nights and weekends. He's worked at VMware, Netscout, EMC, and other Enterprise software companies in the role of Account Executive. Since 2014, he's been actively developing Cryptographic software, Anomaly detection applications and most recently a product to stop the infiltration of Windows memory by fileless malware.

Today, he leads a sales operation of Partners to evangelize a Managed EDR (End Point Detection and Remediation) Service in Huntsville, AL. He's currently employed by Syntervision Inc, as their CSO (Chief Security Officer) or CRO (Chief Revenue Officer).

Ronald Fussell

Software Systems Design Considerations

Wednesday, May 22, at noon

    Ronald Fussell | Program Manager | Zel Technologies, LLC

Mr. Fussell’s career in technology and engineering includes work for the U.S. Department of Defense, the United States Intelligence Community, NASA, and commercial space companies. Major career contributions include active participation in two U.S. Department of State aerospace projects (Project Peace Pharaoh and Project Peace Sun), engineering support of multiple U.S. Space Transportation System (Space Shuttle) scientific payloads, International Space Station development and deployment, as well as, the development of Earth-monitoring sensor networks.

He actively participates in engineering education accreditation with ABET as a university program evaluator and holds multiple patents with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a U.S. Air Force veteran and holds graduate degrees in areas of technology and government contracts.

More IT Outreach Webinars are to come in June, July, and August. To learn more about information technology, enroll in the Master of Science in Information Technology.

In partnership with

Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce
Rural Business Innovation