Agenda 2014 – 4 track

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Southland Technology Conference Agenda – Friday, October 24th
Track & Times Project Management/
Business Analysis
Quality Assurance/ITIL Personal Development SMAC
Social, Mobility,
Analytics & Cloud
7:30 – 8:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
8:30 – 9:45 International Ballroom
Opening Keynote Address: Sarita Maybin
Topic:      "If You Can't Say Something Nice, What DO You Say?"
9:45 – 11:00 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
10:00 – 11:00 Pacific
"Beyond Scrum: SAFe in
Large-Scale Enterprise"

Jeanette Menon
Disney
International #2
"Supercharged Integration
Testing with Rapid Test
Generating Using Mind Maps-
An Experience Report"

Tanmay Bhide
Tony Davis
Atlantic
"Getting Hired - How to
Make yourself Irresistible to
Hiring Managers and Take a
Job that Fits Perfectly"

Ann Marie Griffin
Smart Working Careers
International #1
"Big Data Analytics"

Alex Liu
IBM
11:00 – 11:15 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
11:15 – 12:15 International #1
PANEL DISCUSSION
"Knowledge Transfer: What
to do and how to manage
when you are losing
resources"


Jeanne Holm - Data.gov
Hilary Palmer - The Irvine Company
Gary Bernstein
International #2
"CSI: The Road to Genius
Status"

Robin Borough
Omnikron
Atlantic
"Technology and the
Generations at Work"

Dori Neuman
ADP
Pacific
"Why Mobile?"

Soraya Peters
Hospital Association of
Southern California
12:15 – 1:15 International Ballroom
Lunch and Alliance Partner Showcase, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
1:15 – 2:15 International Ballroom
Keynote Address: Ivan Gueron, VP and CIO, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Topic:      "Transformation in an Era of Disruption"
2:15 – 2:30 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase
2:30 – 3:30 International #1
PANEL DISCUSSION
"Issues in Security Today:
What Keeps Security
Managers up at Night"


Beth Jones - SCE
Greg Nelson - Toyota
Shane Thoney - Union Bank
Atlantic
"Examining QA and its Role
in the full SDLC"

Milind Kumbhojkar
DIRECTV
International #2
"Sales???? No...Not me!
I'm Technical"

Dianne Gubin
Amplify Roundtables
Pacific
"Pasadena's Journey to
Opan Data"

Phillip Leclair
City of Pasadena
3:30 – 3:45 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase
3:45 – 4:45 Atlantic
International #2
"Why We Should Threat Model"

Edward Bonver
Symantec
International #1
PANEL DISCUSSION
"Interviewing Techniques: A
Hiring Manager's
Perspective"


Suzanne Best-Foster - Broadcom
Paul Doris - Sony
Wendy Hershman - Amerita
Sandra Langhammer - LA
Times/Tribune
Pacific
"Rightsizing Services: A
Service Design Discussion"

Stephanie Hall
Jacobs Engineering
4:45 – 5:00 Alliance Partner Showcase & New iPad Raffle (winner must be present to win)
5:00 – 8:00 SoTeC Meetup – Come network with Speakers, Alliance Partners and Attendees in the Hilton Lobby Bar


Southland Technology Conference Agenda – Saturday, October 25th
Track & Times Project Management/
Business Analysis
Quality Assurance/ITIL Personal Development SMAC
Social, Mobility,
Analytics & Cloud
8:00 – 8:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 International Ballroom
Keynote Address: Galen Gruman, Executive Editor, Info World
Topic:      "The Changing Roles of IT and the CIO"
9:30 – 9:45 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
9:45 – 10:45 International #1
PANEL DISCUSSION
"Business Analyst: I don't
want to grow up to be a
Project Manager - Now
What??"


Duane L. Nicholson -
NBD Consulting Services
Robin Peters -
Mitchell International
Jeanette Pigeon - Sierra Cedar
Betsy Stockdale -
SEILEVEL
International #2
"How to Effectively Brainstorm
IT Service Improvement"

Rich Schiesser
RWS Associates
Atlantic
"Trends in IT Staffing:
Today, Tomorrow and Into
the Future"

Kersten Buck
Staffing Industry Analyst
Pacific
"The Cloud: Not Just A
Bunch of Fluff"

Adam Cooper
Dell
10:45 – 11:00 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
11:00 – 12:00 International #2
"Is Your Project Really a
Success?"

Kristine Hayes-Munson
State Street
International #1
PANEL DISCUSSION
"Continual Service Improvement"

Paul Dooley - Optimal Connections
Matt Haag - Molina Healthcare
Donna Holt - HelpDeskXlence
Ray Ybarra - OnX
Randy Steinberg - Migration
Technologies
Atlantic
"Use Stress to Fuel Your
Relationships and Results"

Mark Deo
Dale Carnegie Training
Pacific
"Developing Innovative
Frameworks for Selecting
Mobile Platforms"

Vadim Parizher
Allergan
12:00 – 12:15 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch & Alliance Partner Showcase- International Ballroom
Inspiration Award Presentation – Sujit Ghosh, 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 prior
year’s conferences.
2:15 – 3:15 Pacific
"Lessons in Failure and
Continuous Improvement
for Success"

David Rodriguez
DIRECTV
International #2
"Defect Prevention: The Role of
Test Teams in Improving
Process and Reducing the Cost
of Quality"

Magdy Hanna
International Institute for
Software Testing
Atlantic
"Creating your PFI:
Powerful First Impression"

Jim McLaughlin
Morrison McNabb
International #1
PANEL DISCUSSION
"How to Tie your Business
to the Next Level Leveraging
Mobile"


Ayan Roy - Ernst & Young
Jack Bicer - SekurMe
Hank Modaca - Sonic Mobile
Hector Rodriguez - Microsoft
Dinesh Srirangpatna - IDC
3:15 – 3:30 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase
3:30 – 4:30 International Ballroom
Keynote Address: Elizabeth Southerland, IS Director, Allergan
Topic:      "Dead Dichotomies and the Disappearance of IT: From Pocket-Protectors to Partnership"
4:30 – 5:00 Alliance Partner Showcase & New iPad Raffle (winner must be present to win)


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