Join the IT Department for an innovation packed event where our strategic partners will demonstrate the technology at our campus and the new systems to be adopted in the future. There will be fun activities and product giveaways!

Featured Technologies

Nueva Span

Nueva Span is an expansive canvas for visual collaboration. It will power our team with tools designed to accelerate core collaborative processes. Whether you’re adding notes, using templates, sharing screens or more, you’ll have everything you need to work better together, in the same room or around the world.

Fresh Services

With Fresh Services our IT service desk operation is simplified, transparent, efficient and modernize IT and our other business functions with a refreshingly easy-to-use, simple-to-configure IT service desk solution in the cloud.


Polycom marries provides us with superior voice quality as well as powerful video and content performance, and is scalable for all our College community constituent and types of meeting spaces.

MicroSoft HoloLens

Microsoft HoloLens is the first self-contained, holographic computer, enabling you to engage with your digital content and interact with holograms in the world around you.

Keynote Speaker


Maureen Lande

Since co-founding MDS with her husband Stewart, Maureen Lande has focused on exceptional client experiences delivered through forward-thinking and well-implemented technologies. Maureen’s passion for technology and commitment to success has led her to become one of the industry’s most highly respected leaders. Her ability to cultivate and honor long-lasting relationships, paired with her intrinsic understanding of the value of technology investment, continually put her and MDS at the forefront of innovation in an increasingly demanding field.

Maureen Data Systems (MDS): Excellence through Technology
MDS is a woman-owned IT services and solutions company committed to developing custom, streamlined solutions for customers to achieve their business objectives. MDS structures its highly skilled engineers to align with how our customers consume technology-with one team responsible for infrastructure, another heading up productivity and applications, a third committed to identity and security solutions, with a fourth rounding it out with managed services. Our diverse team of IT professionals go beyond standard canned offerings to implement end-to-end project solutions for product procurement, consulting, solutions engineering, project management, and managed services.


Brian Cohen

Vice Chancellor for Technology and University CIO

Brian Cohen joined The City University of New York (CUNY) as its Chief Information Officer (CIO) in December 2001. As the Vice-Chancellor for Technology and University CIO, Cohen directs the Office of Computing and Information Services (CIS), which supports the enterprise IT needs of the University and houses its data center. He is also responsible for developing the University’s technology strategy and providing leadership and direction with respect to the operation of CUNY’s technology systems, core business applications, voice and data networks, IT Security, data center operations as well as the implementation of the University’s enterprise resource planning project (CUNYfirst).

Cohen has taken multiple steps to ensure that CUNY has state-of-the-art, cost-effective technology in areas as disparate as student registration to emergency management. In addition to bringing the Blackboard learning system to CUNY Cohen has developed and spearheaded CUNYfirst – a major multi-year effort to replace over 25 disparate, antiquated university systems that support student administration, financial management and human resource management with one fully integrated solution. He was also instrumental in developing CUNY Alert, a customized, campus-centered emergency messaging system built upon a single university-wide platform.

Tech Day Program


10:00 am – 10:15 am Welcome Remarks
10:15 am – 10:30 am Introductions: Troy Hahn, MEC Chief Technology Officer and Daniel Evers-Everette, MEC Deputy Technology Officer
10:30 am – 10:45 am Keynote Speaker, Maureen Lande, CEO of Maureen Data Systems, talk on female entrepreneurs in tech
11:00 am – 11:30 am Microsoft demonstrations on Office 365, Microsoft Teams, OneNote, and HoloLens
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Polycom demonstrations on telephone and conference systems the College will use in future
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Fresh Service demonstration on the updates to our helpdesk ticketing system that will increase efficiencies on campus
12:30 pm – 1:00pm Nueva Span demonstration on the panoramic projector that is currently used in select classrooms
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Vice Chancellor and CUNY CIO, Mr. Brian Cohen
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Breakout Sessions in select rooms on 2nd Floor of AB1