Agenda 2014

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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
Alliance Partner
Case Study
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
T Davis
Mediterranean
(3rd Floor)

"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
"Disruptive Technology
Trends: From Social and
Mobile...to the Internet
of Things"

Cindy McKenzie
PWC
Atlantic
"Testing for the Mobile
Internet World"

Shelly Wright
Wright1 Consulting
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"


Hilary Palmer - The Irvine Company
Lorena Connolly - Experian
Gary Bernstein - Capital Group
Lynda Murray-Thomas - NBCUniversal, Inc
International #2
"CSI: The Road to Genius
Status"

Robin Borough
Omnikron
Mediterranean
(3rd Floor)

"Technology and the
Generations at Work"

Dori Neuman
ADP
Pacific
"Why Mobile?"

Soraya Peters
Hospital Association of
Southern California
Atlantic
"The Digital Enterprise
It's Here - What Are You
Doing About It?"

Kevin Parikh
Avasant
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
"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
Betsy Stockdale -
SEILEVEL
Jeanette Pigeon - Sierra Cedar
International #2
"Examining QA and its Role
in the full SDLC"

Milind Kumbhojkar
DIRECTV
Mediterranean
(3rd Floor)

"Sales???? No...Not me!
I'm Technical"

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

Phillip Leclair
City of Pasadena
Atlantic
"Agile Mining - How A
Large Oil Sand Mining
Operation Company
Used Agile Technologies To
Lower Cost and Improve
Safety"

Brian Dreyer
Platinum Edge
3:30 – 3:45 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase
3:45 – 4:45 International #2
"Starting with the Current
State: An Antidote to
Missing Requirements and
Requirements Creep"

Erika Cilengir
Beachbody
Mediterranean
(3rd Floor)

"Why We Should Threat
Model"

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


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

Stephanie Hall
Jacobs Engineering
Atlantic
"Accelerating the SDLC
with Service
Virtualization"

Wayne Ariola
Parasoft Corporation
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
Alliance Partner
Case Study
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
"Issues in Security Today:
What Keeps Security
Managers up at Night"


Beth Jones - SCE
Greg Nelson - Toyota
Shane Thoney - Union Bank
Mike Villegas -K3DES
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
Mediterranean
(3rd Floor)

"Use Stress to Fuel Your
Relationships and Results"

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

Vadim Parizher
Allergan
Atlantic
"Getting In Gear with the
Service Catalog"

Mark Galligan
Service Now
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
"Developing Requirements
for an Agile Project
–or-
How to Herd Cats
and Keep Your Sanity"

Craig Wilson
Matincor
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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