"Teaching and Technology:
A Testimony on Team Building"

Presented by:
Justin McCann, P.E.




Mr. McCann is head of the MidSouth Utility Consultants Planning and Analytics group. He is a graduate of the University of Memphis with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Southern Illinois University with a B.S. in Workforce Education, and John A. Logan College. Mr. McCann is a registered Professional Engineer in Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and has been a speaker for the IEEE Rural Electric Power Conference, Milsoft User Conference and other regional and statewide electric utility groups.

His primary responsibilities relate to power system and financial planning and analysis. He has worked on municipal and cooperative construction work plans; long range system planning and design; utility system mapping and modeling; load forecasting; fault current analysis; coordination studies; arc–flash hazard assessment and mitigation; distributed generation resource feasibility, impact, and facility studies; cost of service studies; rate design; power quality analysis, regulatory certifications, and economic development. These projects have afforded the Planning and Analytics group opportunities to service communities through utilities throughout the southeast and Midwest United States.  

"Professional Development
and Developing the Professional"

Presented by:
Ian Borbolla




Ian​ ​earned​ ​his​ ​B.S.M.E.​ ​degree​ ​from​ ​Christian​ ​Brothers​ ​University,​ ​and​ ​is​ ​a​ ​biomedical​ ​engineer with​ ​Mibio​ ​Medical,​ ​LLC.​ ​Along​ ​with​ ​medical​ ​device​ ​development,​ ​Mibio​ ​focuses​ ​on​ ​supporting​ ​an environment​ ​where​ ​collaboration​ ​and​ ​ideation​ ​is​ ​easily​ ​available​ ​between​ ​STEM,​ ​academia,​ ​and​ ​industry. Projects​ ​to​ ​promote​ ​this​ ​include​ ​developing​ ​a​ ​program​ ​with​ ​IBM​ ​for​ ​classrooms​ ​where​ ​participating faculty​ ​and​ ​students​ ​utilize​ ​design​ ​thinking​ ​principles​ ​with​ ​industry​ ​for​ ​solving​ ​real​ ​world​ ​problems.

Ongoing​ ​research​ ​includes​ ​developing​ ​software​ ​based​ ​training​ ​tools​ ​for​ ​surgeons​ ​utilizing​ ​existing medical​ ​instrumentation,​ ​and​ ​applying​ ​cognition​ ​and​ ​big​ ​data​ ​for​ ​predicting​ ​industry​ ​trends.​ ​He​ ​serves​ ​on the​ ​Mechanical​ ​Engineering​ ​advisory​ ​council​ ​at​ ​Christian​ ​Brothers​ ​University​ ​and​ ​is​ ​a​ ​board​ ​member​ ​for the​ ​Collierville​ ​Partners​ ​in​ ​Education​ ​with​ ​their​ ​Technology​ ​Advancement​ ​group.