John OBrien is the Assistant Director of Academic Technology in the Office of Information Technology at Montclair State University. In this capacity, he is responsible for planning and implementation for the Universitys intelligent classroom design, operations, management and training. Recently Mr. OBrien provided key leadership in the planning and installation of $4.5 million of educational technology equipment as well as an enterprise management system for a new $80 million academic building. It is safe to say that Montclair State Universitys selection by the New Jersey Technology Council as the recipient of the Excellence in Technology Education Award would not have been possible without the litany of innovation technology projects and creative collaboration with New Jerseys K20 community. Mr. OBrien has served on Infocomm Internationals Technology Managers Council for the past 2 years and is a member of the Technology Managers Councils Membership Subcommittee. In addition, he is Co-Chair of the NJEDge.net K20 Initiative (NJEDge.net is New Jerseys Higher Education Data/Video network). The K20 Initiative fosters collaboration with New Jerseys K-12 school districts and colleges and universities in and outside of New Jersey. He is the past Co-Chair of NJEDge.net Video Resource Group (VRG). He has presented at numerous NJEDge.net events. He recently presented at the Internet2 Spring Members K20 Advisory Committee in Virginia. He currently serves on the Internet2 K20 Advisory Committee. Mr. OBrien is an active member with the New Media Consortium (NMC). He is a member of the Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC). He is a strong supporter of the Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) and the work and research of Diana Oblinger and Paul Hagner. Mr. OBrien has a BA in Political Science, a MA in Broadcasting; and has done post graduate work at New York University.