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Southland Technology Conference Agenda – Friday – October 13th, 2017
Track & Times Project Management/
Business Analysis
Quality Assurance/
ITIL
Professional
Development
Emerging
Technology
Alliance Partner
Case Study
7:30 – 8:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
8:30 – 9:45 International Ballroom
Keynote Address: Peter Coffee, Vice President for Strategic Research, Salesforce
Topic:        From Breakthrough to Follow-Through
9:45 – 10:00 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
10:00 – 11:00 International #1
Trending Topics in
Project Management

Mark Penserini
InWorks

International #2
Continuous Integration:
A Tale of Transformation

Kidra Shadroo
Rooftop Digital
Suren Nandam
Rooftop Digital

Atlantic
Leadership for the Greater
Good: Creating and
Empowering an Equitable
Work Environment –
it Starts with YOU!

Laurie Lavelle
Schneider Electric

Pacific #1
Digital Disruption:
Introducing New Technology
without Disrupting
Your Business

Nemi George
Pacific Dental

Pacific #2
Logicalis
and
Service Management

Raymond Ybarra
Logicalis

11:00 – 11:15 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
11:15 – 12:15 International #1
Developing COE Capabilities
Through Standardization

Chad Garner
Experian

International #2
Think Differently:
Tips and Tricks to
Increase User Adoption

Abraham Gutsioglou
Ingram Micro

Atlantic
Intuition and Your Career

Zach Loeb
Lee Hecht Harrison

Pacific #1
What the CIO of
Today Needs to be
Ready for Tomorrow

Helen Norris
Chapman University

Pacific #2
A New Level of Excellence
for Security Operations
and Incident Response

Mark Calkins
Optiv / Fidelis

12:15 – 1:15 International Ballroom
Lunch and Alliance Partner Showcase, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
1:15 – 2:15 International Ballroom
Keynote Address: Charles Podesta, Chief Information Officer, UCI Irvine Health
Topic:        The Future of Healthcare IT
2:15 – 2:30 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase
2:30 – 3:30 Pacific #1
Agile Transformation:
How will this
Impact Me?

Arlene Semwezi
Farmers Insurance

Atlantic
QA in DevOps

Kristine Noble
Beyondsoft

International #2
Stress Free –
No More Stress
for Me

Cappi Pidwell

International #1
DevOps: New Approach
to Development in
the Age of Cloud

Lenka Vanek
Quest Software

Pacific #2
Next Generation Networking
for the Cloud Era

Edward Andros
GTT
2:30-3:00

3:30 – 3:45 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase
3:45 – 4:45 Pacific #1
How Project Management
Evolves and can be more
Relevant than Ever

David Yeung
Capital Group

International #2
Chasing the Dragon’s Tail:
How to Foster Quality
Out of Instability

Michael Cramer
Morley Builders

International #1
Transitioning, Training
and Career Growth:
How to make it Happen

Joan Samuels
MCS, Inc.

Atlantic
Business Intelligence
Disruption – Excellence
with Machine Learning

Chuck Chekuri
St. Joseph’s Health

Pacific #2
Gaining Control
of Products Releases
with Integrated ALM

Magdy Hanna
Rommana
3:45-4:15

4:45 – 5:00 Alliance Partner Showcase & iPad and Microsoft Surface and other prizes raffle (Winner must be present to win)
5:00 – 8:00 SoTeC Meetup – Come network with Speakers, Vendors and Attendees in the Hilton Lobby Bar
Friday 7:00 PM – Dinner at George’s Greek Café – 135 Pine Ave, Long Beach CA 90802. $32.00 per person. Please pre-register at http://sotec.link/fri-dinner.
Southland Technology Conference Agenda – Saturday – October 14th, 2017
Track & Times Project Management/
Business Analysis
Quality Assurance/
ITIL
Professional
Development
Emerging
Technology
Alliance Partner
Case Study
8:00 – 8:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 International Ballroom
Keynote Address: Sharon Moseley, Senior Vice President, Chief Information & Strategy Officer, Kinecta Federal Credit Union
Topic:        Hierarchy of IT needs – what IT needs to do to excel and to propel the business forward
9:30 – 9:45 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
9:45 – 10:45 Pacific #1
Putting Successful
Teams Together

Susan Ryan
The Irvine Company

International #2
Metrics: Running the
Business of Software
Quality Engineering

Anna D’Elia
AT&T

Atlantic
Managing 360

Vandana Mangal
UCLA, Anderson School
of Management

International #1
PANEL DISCUSSION
Getting to Heaven:
Migrating to the Cloud

Charles Cole– Sony Pictures
Reggie Collier– Cast & Crew
Terry Dear– Bankruptcy Mgt. Solutions
Kelly Stackpoole– 20th Century Fox

Pacific #2
How ITOM Can Help
Your IT Systems Work Better

Ricardo Salazar
Service Now
9:45-10:15

10:45 – 11:00 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
11:00 – 12:00 International #1
The Evolution of Agile
and How to keep your
Career Evolving with It

Kymberlee Page
Entertainment Partners

International #2
Test Driven
Solution Delivery (TDSD)

Jon Ifould
Capital Group
Aromal Mohan
Infosys

Atlantic
Conducting Your Career
Search with Passion
and Purpose

Michael Woore
Loan Depot

Pacific #1
Overview of Analytics, 2017

Justin Simonds
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Pacific #2
human-I-T:
Recycling with a Purpose

James Jack
human-I-T
11:00-11:30

Project Management
—As You Know It—
is DEAD!

Steve West
Project Insight
11:45-12:15

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 – Inspiration Committee
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 – 2:30 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase
2:30 – 3:30 Pacific #1
Managing the Chaos –
Best Practices for Business
Transformation Projects

Vish Nath
Molina Healthcare

International #1
QA and Dev Ops
at Microsoft

Jessica DeVita
Chef / Microsoft

Atlantic
Tricks and Tips
of Public Speaking

Rosalyn Kahn

International #2
Mobile 2.0:
What to do Now

Galen Gruman
InfoWorld

Pacific #2
API Management and
Program/Project Management:
Adding Efficiency
Without Adding Overhead

Casey Farley
CA
2:30-3:00

3:30 – 3:45 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase
3:45 – 4:45 International Ballroom
Keynote Address: Kerrie Holley, Technical Fellow, United Health Group Optum Technology
Topic:        AI, ML, DL – It’s time for Cognitive Computing
4:45 – 5:00 Alliance Partner Showcase & iPad and Microsoft Surface and other prizes raffle (Winner must be present to win)

latest update made on 9/5/2017