Information Systems & Information Technology Network Fall Conference

Monday September 11, 2017Tuesday September 12, 2017
PPG Coatings Innovation Center in Allison Park, PA

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Member early registration: $495 (increases to $595 after August 10)
Non-member registration: $595 (increases to $695 after August 10)
Download the Registration Form: PDF icon 2017 ISITN registration form.pdf
Email registration form back to or fax to IRI, ATTN: Mallory Smith, 703-647-2581.
There is a block of rooms at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square. Please call (412) 261-2000 before August 16 to book at the group rate.
Join your fellow IS and IT professionals for two days of exciting, interactive learning and networking!
Hosted by PPG Industries at their Research & Development Center, this event will take a deep dive into several member-chosen topics. It's an excellent opportunity to bring your latest challenges to a group of experts for help and insight. Feel free to invite your colleagues, but remember, space is limited, so register soon!
Guest Speakers:
  • Perspectives on Cyber Security Trends and Resources from 
    Carnegie Mellon University

    Ole Villadsen (Carnegie Mellon University Libraries)
  • Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELN) – Simon Coles (Amphora Research Systems)
Other Topics:
  • Data Management
  • Perspectives on Cyber Security Trends and Resources from Carnegie Mellon University
  • Electronic Laboratory Notebooks
  • Clouding
  • Enterprise Repository Systems
Attendees will also get to tour the PPG Coatings Innovation Center, plus a behind-the-scenes tour of PPG Paint Arena and the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.


Information Services/Information Technology Network
Fall 2017 Meeting

Monday, September 11 – Tuesday, September 12, 2017
PPG Research and Development Center
4325 Rosanna Drive, Allison Park, PA 15101

Monday, September 11

8:00 am – 8:30 am


8:30 am – 10:00 am

Introductions and Hot Topics Roundtable

10:00 am – 10:30 am


10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Perspectives on Cybersecurity Trends and Resources from
Carnegie Mellon University

Ole Villadsen (Carnegie Mellon University Libraries)
This presentation will leave attendees with a firm understanding and appreciation for key trends in cybersecurity, authoritative resources for cybersecurity information and research, and the information security programs and research projects at Carnegie Mellon University.  Mr. Villadsen will begin with an overview of the latest developments in cybersecurity to include cyber threats and attacks, means for defense, and government legislation.  The presentation will then shift to cover reliable and respected resources for cybersecurity news, trends, and research used throughout academia and industry.  Finally, the speaker will provide a roundup of the key programs and research projects at CMU that are shaping cybersecurity and enabling our information security workforce. 


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Tracking Ideas

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Vendor Relations

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Enterprise Repository Systems

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Tour: PPG Research & Development Center

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Dinner in Downtown Pittsburgh

























Tuesday, September 12

8:00 am – 8:30 am


8:30 am – 9:30 am

Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Planning Spring 2018

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN)
Simon Coles (Amphora Research Systems)
[Abstract coming soon]

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Hot Topics Roundtable

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Knowledge Management Tools Tailored to Users

2:00 pm

Meeting Adjourns

Download the agenda: PDF icon 2017 Fall ISITN Agenda.pdf
Updated: August 10, 2017
For more information, contact Mallory Smith, VP of Professional Communities