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February 13, 2015 17:23 ET

Colonel Ronald Dodge Announced as a Keynote Speaker for the Enterprise Learning! Conference 2015

CORONA, CA--(Marketwired - February 13, 2015) - Elearning! Media Group, producers of the Enterprise Learning! Conference 2015 (ELC15), is pleased to announce its groundbreaking lineup of Keynote Speakers for the conference. Col. Ronald Dodge, West Point CIO and an associate dean for Information and Education Technology, will speak about Next Generation Learning Environments and Cybersecurity. ELC15's theme is Building Smarter Organizations with tracks dedicated to Next Generation Learning Environments, Learning Analytics & Big Data, The Internet of Things in Learning and TheLearning! 100 Best Practices.

Dodge's keynote will take a light-hearted look at finding the security teetering point between usability and protection of learning data and infrastructure in our environment. He is an associate professor permanently stationed at the United States Military Academy where he serves as the West Point CIO and the associate dean for Information and Education Technology. Prior to this role, he was a senior research scientist and director of the West Point Information Technology and Operations Center, where he led research into emerging technologies and grew cyber security awareness programs around the United States through innovative and pioneering use of virtualization, information assurance curriculum, and cyber security exercises. Dodge is an active duty colonel in the United States Army who has served more than 27 years with military assignments ranging from combat duties in an attack helicopter squadron to faculty at the United States Military Academy.

"We are thrilled to have Col. Dodge as one of our keynote speakers. He has such vast expertise on timely topics of next generation learning environments and cyber security," said Catherine Upton, ELC 2015 conference chair. "We seek experts that own the learning technology initiatives within their organizations and drive performance to the edge. Col. Dodge has steered learning in the Defense Department and now shares his expertise with the next generation of learners and virtualization practitioners. His knowledge and experience in this field is virtually unmatched, and our audience is guaranteed to take away ideas and information that they will be able to implement in their businesses and institutions immediately."

Colonel Dodge's Keynote address will take place on Wednesday, June 10, at 9:30a.m. at the Hylton Center for Performing Arts in Manassas, Va.

Who Should Attend
Enterprise Learning! Conference 2015 (ELC15) hosts the exclusive Learning & Workplace Technology Conference for corporate, government and higher education executives June 8-10, 2015. ELC15 also hosts the Innovations in E-learning Symposium, in partnership with the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) and George Mason University (GMU). At ELC15, attendees can learn from learning technology academia, share best practices from the top corporate university -- Defense Acquisition University -- and network with the top global learning organizations, the 2015 Learning! 100. Altogether, ELC15 provides executives a collegial environment to network, share and learn from leaders across government, education and corporate enterprise.

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Defense Acquisition University
Defense Acquisition University is an award-winning corporate university for the 150,000 members of the Defense Acquisition Workforce. DAU uses classroom and Web-based training and certification programs to keep all acquisition workforce members abreast with the latest trends, developments, resources and information available for the acquisition community. While DAU faculty use a variety of proven teaching techniques to impart information to students, including both lecture- and case-based curriculum, it is also on the forefront of innovative teaching techniques such as flipped classroom and distance learning via telepresence suites to reach remote workforce members while maintaining a low per-student cost. DAU faculty not only provide the certification training that qualified acquisition professionals need, but continuously develop the body of acquisition knowledge to meet future learning requirements. Learn more at:

George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls more than 33,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. It has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity and commitment to accessibility. Mason is setting the gold standard for the modern public university. Its dynamic culture and innovative academic programs prepare Mason's hard-working students for 21st-century careers. Its commitment to teaching excellence combines with cutting-edge research that enriches the academic experience and is literally changing the world. Mason is also one of the best values in higher education, producing graduates who lead all Virginia schools with the highest annual salaries. Learn more at:

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