GUEST KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Jaime Casap - Keynote Speaker

Jaime Casap

Education Evangelist
Google

Jaime Casap is the Education Evangelist at Google. Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of technology and the web as enabling and supporting tools in pursuit of promoting inquiry-driven project-based learning models. Jaime collaborates with school systems, educational organizations, and leaders focused on building innovation and iteration into our education policies and practices. He speaks on education, technology, innovation, and generation z, at events around the world.

In addition to his role at Google, Jaime serves on a number of boards for organizations focused on education, innovation, and equity.  Jaime is also an adjunct professor at Arizona State University, where he teaches classes on policy, innovation, and leadership.

You can follow and reach him on Twitter at @jcasap

Dr. Alexander Cartwright - Keynote Speaker

Dr. Alexander Cartwright

Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor
SUNY System Administration

Dr. Alexander N. Cartwright has served as Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY) since September 2014. As Provost, Dr. Cartwright supports the Chancellor and Board of Trustees in carrying out their oversight responsibilities of the 64-campus system. He drives academic policy and oversees a broad portfolio including: access and inclusion; academic program planning and assessment; enrollment management; student success; global affairs; information technology; and, SUNY's broad research enterprise.

Over the past two years, Dr. Cartwright has refocused SUNY’s academic agenda around the overarching areas of: student success and completion; diversity, equity and inclusion; and, through research growth in emerging areas, increasing SUNY’s impact on state and global challenges.

Dr. Cartwright came to the role of Provost already a member of the SUNY community. He joined the University at Buffalo, State University of New York (UB) in 1995 serving on the faculty and holding increasingly senior administrative positions at the AAU research university. His immediate past position was that of Vice President for Research and Economic Development and Acting Executive Director of the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences. In these roles, he was responsible for campus/industry relations, research funding and compliance, research communications and research support for UB and the Center.

Dr. Cartwright is a prolific and highly influential scholar, producing more than 150 peer reviewed journal publications and conference proceedings. He has received considerable funding from numerous organizations including the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Department of Defense, and the Office of Naval Research, and various industrial sponsors. Dr. Cartwright holds four patents and his work has been licensed by three startup companies.

In December of 2014, Dr. Cartwright earned appointment as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Dr. Cartwright is a Fellow of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Eta Kappa Nu, and the Materials Research Society (MRS).
Dr. Cartwright holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Iowa. He and his wife Melinda have two children, both now in college, Andrew and Alyssa.

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