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Conference 2018

October 9-12, 2018

Terrill Frantz

Professor of eBusiness and Cybersecurity
Harrisburg University

Professor Frantz began writing computer software in 1974, as a teenager. Within a year, he was challenging a computer’s security at a local university. Gradually, he built a consulting business developing for and supporting dozens of business clients. After completing college, he coded his way to working on Wall Street for some of the largest global investment banks in several countries. While in industry, he managed several, broader information-technology teams and development projects.

His work experience spans computers from micros to mainframes, jobs from support to development, to management, and includes programming using scores of languages. He started developing for the Internet in 1992. Since 2000, Dr. Frantz has also developed an expertise in Organization Change, Computational Organization Theory, Post-merger (organizational) Integration, and business involving China. He has earned separate doctorate degrees in Organization Change, and in Computer Science–from two leading universities in the USA. Dr. Frantz reoriented his professional career from industry to academics beginning in 2001 and has published numerous journal articles and book chapters since. Presently, he is Co-chief Editor of the journal Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory (CMOT).

Over the past decade, he has taught technology- and business-related courses in universities in Europe and Asia, as well as the USA. Dr. Frantz’s passionate desire is to mentor those students who oppose being slave to the technology and instead seek to become a master over that technology….nerds, geeks, or normal people, alike.

For further information, see http://scholar.terrillfrantz.com


(C5): Frenemy Networks (Dr. Terrill Frantz)
10 October 2018 02:00 PM–11 October 2018 03:00 PM

Your friend (and non-friend) network is a big factor to living a happy life, but do you measure your network as carefully as you measure your grade point average (gpa)? Unfortunately, people are terrible at estimating multiple social-relationships accurately. This session will introduce you to how social networks are measured, so that you can factually manage your network, thus eliminating the accidental fiction when thinking about our and other’s networks.

(F5): Fingerprint Biometrics
11 October 2018 02:00 PM–03:00 PM

How can your fingerprint replace your password on your phone? When you use your finger to ‘log-in’ to your laptop how does it work?  Can you fool a fingerprint reader?  This session will be full of finger lickin’ fun as we explore how computerized fingerprint biometrics actually works from capturing an electronic fingerprint, to encoding it, to matching it with previously-stored prints.