UNCW to Host Annual Wilmington Information Technology eXchange

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The 14th annual Wilmington Information Technology eXchange (WITX) will be held in UNCW’s Computer Information Systems building on April 10. Students, faculty, staff and regional IT professionals are invited to participate. WITX offers participants the opportunity to explore ideas through learning eXchanges, IGNITE presentations and a keynote by Michael King, an expert in biometrics and identity intelligence.

“This event offers students an opportunity to interact with and learn from IT professionals in the community,” said Tom Janicki, WITX chair and professor of information systems in the Cameron School of Business. “WITX also provides our students and faculty with a forum to share their research with industry insiders. Participants should walk out of WITX informed, challenged and inspired.”

Keynote speaker Michael King is a research scientist at the Florida Institute of Technology’s Harris Institute for Assured Information and an associate professor in the Department of Computer Sciences and Cyber Security. He has been recognized as an expert in biometrics and identity intelligence and served as intelligence community department lead for the White House. His presentation, “The Implications of a Connected Society on Identity Protection and Privacy: What’s in Your ‘Cyber’ Wallet?” will challenge the audience to question the broader implications of a connected society on identity protection and privacy.

Introducing students to new approaches that aim for continuous improvement is a key feature of the UNCW Strategic Plan. By involving students, faculty and staff in hosting exhibits, WITX supports innovation and community engagement. The event is sponsored by CastleBranch, tekMountain, Fidelity Investments and TEKSystems.

Registration is required for all attendees by April 8. The event is free for students, faculty, staff and community members; a fee will apply for anyone attending the keynote address and learning eXchanges. Visit the WITX website for more information.

--Emily S. Pierce