Director of Technology
Northern Illinois University Outreach
1120 E. Diehl Road, Suite 140
Naperville, Illinois 60563
Phone: (815) 753-8943
Fax: (815) 753-8940
Roger Swenson, Director of Technology, is responsible for research and design of high-speed voice, video and data networks. His experience includes the design and implementation of networks for Caterpillar Corporation facilities throughout North and South America, a data networks for O’Hare International Airport, a complex LAN system for the North Chicago Veterans Administration campus, wireless and fiber optic network for numerous municipal agencies. He was one of the architects for the Chicago CivicNet network that was proposed to link two thousand city locations supporting converged voice, video and data as an alternative to the existing Centrex based approach.
Mr. Swenson’s background includes over sixteen years with Digital Equipment Corporation, designing and installing local and wide area data networks. Some recent projects include the expansion of the metropolitan area networks for both Lake Forest and Hoffman Estates, and the specification document and RFP for a 1000+ IP based surveillance system for a major city. Roger is also an Adjunct teaching at DeVry University and Northwestern University.
Mr. Swenson received a Bachelor’s degree in Business from DePaul University and a Masters in Computer Science from the same institution.