Agenda 2011

Southland Technology Conference Agenda – Friday, October 26, 2012
Track & Times Project Management/
Business Analysis
Quality Assurance/ITIL Personal Development/
Social Networking
Strategic Technologies (NEW)
7:30 – 8:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
8:30 – 9:45 International Ballroom
Opening Keynote Address: Peter McGarahan – President and Founder – McGarahan & Associates
Topic: “IT Technologies That Will Change the Way We Work” and special presentation from
Jake Henderson, Director of Computer Services. Mater Dei High School.
“Implementing Mobile Technology at Mater Dei - Planning for the rollout of 2,200 iPads for Faculty and Students, Fall 2011”
9:45 – 11:00 Break & Vendor Showcase, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
10:00 – 11:00 International #2
Verne James
Dir. Worldwide Validation
Spinning Up a Remote Test Site
International Ballroom
Robert Handler
VP & Distinguished Analyst
Gartner, Inc
Why Pefectly Rational Governance Processes Fail and What We Can Do About It
Joe Brannon
Management Institute of Southern California
Lean Out Your Management System and Transform into the NOW!
International #1
Mobile Technology Panel
Mobility—Your Next Strategic Business Enabler
11:00 – 11:15 International Ballroom
Lunch and Vendor Showcase, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
11:15 – 12:15 Atlantic
Kristine Munson
VP IT Risk & Compliance
State Street
How do you know your project status? Project monitoring and controlling
International #2
Steve Gladstone
Dir. Applications & Service
Panasonic Avionics
Innovation & Organizational Maturity: How to Effect the Right Kind of Change
International #1
HR Panel
Panelists from Sony, Molina Health Care & Farmers Insurance
How To Get Your Resume into the Hands of the Hiring Manager
Robert Devers
VP, Avery Dennison
IT Transformation – Lessons Learned along the Journey
12:15 – 1:15 International Ballroom
Lunch and Vendor Showcase, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
1:15 – 2:15 International Ballroom
Keynote Address:
  • Faith Gaudino – Senior Vice President - Experian
  • Beth Wheat – Director Global Program Management Office
Topic: “Creating a Client Centric Organization / A Strategy for Sustainable Success”
2:15 – 2:30
2:30 – 3:30 Pacific
Tatiana Shevchuk
SVP, Enterprise Applications Manager
Wells Fargo
iReports – technology solution for Reporting Consolidation
Dave Howard
Migration Technologies, Inc
Release Management: How to Drive It to a Fully Integrated & Business Aligned Reality
Laura Fleming, JD
Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth
Social Media in the Workplace: Know Your Rights!
International #1
Nick Ross
Cloud Practice Manager
Applied Computer Solutions
Dehumidifying the Cloud
3:30 – 3:45 Break & Vendor Showcase
3:45 – 4:45 Pacific
Jason Scott
120 Venture Construction
Innovation Without Reinvention: 5 Real-World Project Management Lessons
Randy Miller
Director of App Dev. Herbalife
Mobile Applications Strategy and Implementation—How Herbal Life Did It!!!
Lori Ruff
“Linked In Diva”
Integrated Alliance
The New Rules of Engagement on LinkedIn
International #1
Galen Gruman
Executive Editor
Consumerization of IT, and What That Means to
IT Management and Working With Users
4:45 – 5:00 Vendor Showcase & iPad Raffle (winner must be present to win)
5:00 – 8:00 SoTeC Tweetup – Come network with Speakers, Vendors and Attendees in the Hilton Lobby Bar

Southland Technology Conference Agenda – Saturday, October 27, 2012
Track & Times Project Management/
Business Analysis
Quality Assurance/ITIL Personal Development/
Social Networking
Strategic Technologies (NEW)
8:00 – 8:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 International Ballroom
Keynote Address: Abizar Vakharia – Director Interactive Entertainment - Microsoft
TOPIC: “The Role of Planning and Product Marketing in Innovation”
9:30 – 9:45 Break & Vendor Showcase, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
9:45 – 10:45 International #2
Fumi Matsumoto
10 Tech Trends Altering The Testing Landscape:
What These New Technologies Mean For Tech Exec
Kim Terry
Guthy Renker
Insourcing/Outsourcing: Finding the Balance
Vinu Gurukar
VP of IT, BU Relationship Manager
Christine Crawford
Edwards Lifesciences
Business Case Development and Driven System Selection
International #1
Chad Olsen
Sr. Director Creative Systems IT
Warner Chappell
Real-time Knowledge: How to Join the Discussion
10:45 – 11:00 Break & Vendor Showcase, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
11:00 – 12:00 Pacific
Mark Layton
Platinum Edge
Agile QA's Revolutionary Impact on Project Management
International #2
Matt HaagOperation Readiness
Experian Information Solutions
Quality Assurance During Service Transition
Tim Tyrell-SmithMarketing Coach & Founder
Tim’s Strategy Social Credibility: Is There A Positive Buzz About You?
International #1
Security Panel
How to Build Security Around Cloud and Mobile Computing
12:00 – 12:15
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch & Vendor Showcase- International Ballroom
Inspiration Award Presentation – Teresa Ortega Rosenbaum, Inspiration Committee Chair
1:15 – 2:15 International Ballroom
Structured Networking – Talk with your Peers and the Experts about your HOT TOPICS – Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, Certifications (PM, BA, QA), HR, Making your LinkedIn Profile stand out, Pick a topic! VERY popular at last year’s conference.
2:15 – 3:15 Pacific
Michelle Elkins
Director IT
Project Management: Managing Stakeholders and Sponsors
International #2
Byron Goodman
National Director of Quality Assurance
Software Testing in the Agile Process
Ray Ybarra
Division Director
Robert Half Tech
Business Etiquette: The New Rules in a Digital Age
International #1
Andrea Hoy
President & Virtual CSO
CyberSecurity Data Breaches : All Those Bits & Bytes
3:15 – 3:30 Break & Vendor Showcase
3:30 – 4:30 International Ballroom Keynote Address: Ginna Raahauge – Vice President IT, Cisco TOPIC: Learning to Surf: Economic Volatility and Relevant IT
4:30 – 5:00 Vendor Showcase & iPad Raffle (winner must be present to win)