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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: Larry Godec, Sr. VP and CIO, First American Title Insurance
Topic:        Technology Business Management (TBM) Aligns Businesses for Success
9:45 – 11:00 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
10:00 – 11:00 International #1
Business Process
Improvement through
User Experience (UX) Design

Christopher Testa
UCLA

International #2
Influence of Quality
Assurance on
Organizational Culture

Mehrnaz Sadolahy
Tronc, Inc

Atlantic
Organizational Change
Management for Project
Managers

Melissa Hosboyar
First American Title

Pacific #1
What the [Bleep?!#]
Am I Supposed To Do With
All This (Big) Data?

Tamara Dull
SAS Best Practices

Pacific #2
You are Closer to a
Software Defined Data
Center Than You Think

David Angradi
Logicalis

11:00 – 11:15 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
11:15 – 12:15 International #1
The Evolving Role of
the Business
Analyst/Product Owner

Dmitry Erman
20th Century Fox

International #2
Consumers of QA Artifacts:
How to Present Test Results

Jeremiah Jones
Kinecta FCU

Atlantic
3 Secrets about Time
Management No One
Talks About

Shirley Oya
Better Together

Pacific #1
How Companies are
Leveraging Live Streaming
Video to Increase Reach,
Nurture Customer
Relationships, and
Improve Reputation

Mike Delgado
Experian

Pacific #2
Digital Transformation –
Market Trends

Kevin Parikh
Avasant
11:15-11:40

Best Practices – How to
Migrate With Near Zero
Downtime.

Greg Ross
Double-Take/
Vision Solutions

11:45-12:15

12:15 – 1:15 International Ballroom
Lunch and Alliance Partner Showcase, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
1:15 – 2:15 International Ballroom
Keynote Address: Neal Schaffer, Founder, Social Media Center of Excellence
Topic:        The Future of Social Media: Personal & Corporate Branding
2:15 – 2:30 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase
2:30 – 3:30 International #1
Enterprise SaaS
Delivery

Kevin Sahotsky
Mediamorph

International #2
Transition Management
aka “How to Keep
Operations Happy”

Raja Ammari
Capital Group

Atlantic
Conscious Career Care

Dianne Savoie
Luminosity Coaching, LLC

Pacific #1
Effective Leadership for a
Global Technical
Workforce

Erin Richards
Oracle Corporation

Pacific #2
Building an “As a Service”
Strategy into a Combined
Traditional IT and DevOps
Environment

Ryan Klein
St Joseph Health

3:30 – 3:45 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase
3:45 – 4:45 Atlantic
Increasing influence with your
Stakeholders: Practical Steps
to Building a Bridge of Trust

Erika Cilengir
Beachbody, LLC
Yvonne Hull
Beachbody, LLC

International #2
Lean Versus Six Sigma:
Two Sides of the Same
Coin?

Mike Trimble
Transformational Leadership

International #1
PANEL DISCUSSION
Hiring Junior Talent:
The Pro’s and
possible Con’s

Carole Schlocker
iSpace

Michelle Rudo
DIRECTV / AT&T

Alena Rose
DIRECTV/AT&T

Alex Godelman
Cast & Crew

Pacific #1
Emerging
Technologies:
Friend or Foe? Help or
Hindrance?

Andrea Hoy
A. Hoy & Associates

Pacific #2
Machine learning with
Service Management and
Convergence of ITSM,
ITAM & CMS

Sreenevas Subramaniam
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

4:45 – 5:00 Vendor Showcase & Conference Drawing (Surface Tablet, Drones, and other tech goodies) 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 16th, 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: Mila Diamond, CEO Diamond Mind, International
Topic:        How to Rock Productivity and Performance Without Burnout
9:30 – 9:45 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
9:45 – 10:45 International #1
PANEL DISCUSSION
Cross Generational Teams:
What are the Best Ways to
Make this Work?

Ron Rizza
Panasonic Avionics Corp

Mike Fenstermaker
OceanX

Michelle Navarro
20th Century Fox

Laura Pastoriza
Sony Pictures Entertainment

International #2
Evolution of an ITOM
Practitioner

Mark Galligan
First American Financial

Atlantic
Realize and Raise Your
Potential – 8 Business
Emotional Intelligence
Strategies

Brenda Williams
Academy of
Leadership Communication

Pacific #1
Artificial Intelligence /
Cognitive Computing

Neil Sahota
IBM Watson Group

Pacific #2
Control-M Enhanced –
What’s New

Roland Vellanoweth
BMC
09:45-10:10

Testing 500 SAP
Business Processes in 2
Hours IS Possible!

Floyd Scott
Worksoft
10:15-10:40

10:45 – 11:00 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
11:00 – 12:00 International #2
We Got This! Mastery of
Project Management

Lynda Murray-Thomas
NBCUniversal –
Universal Studios Hollywood

International #1
PANEL DISCUSSION
One Size Fits All (Not
Always!)

Ray Ybarra– Logicalis
Matthew Haag
Molina Healthcare

Jim Thomas
Kaiser Permanente

Graham Carr
Union Bank

Atlantic
Successful Career
Conversations

Alyson Garrido
Career Coach

Pacific #1
Lean Data Model Storming
for Data Project Leaders

Daniel Upton
DecisionLab

Pacific #2
The Clouds Are Lifting…!

Denis Vilfort
Dell EMC
11:00-11:25

Integrating Service
Monitoring for Better
Event Management

Ricardo Salazar
Molena Healthcare
11:30-11:55

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 – Roc Paez, 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 – 2:30 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase
2:30 – 3:30 International #1
Silent Killers Lurking in
Your Project
Management Plan

Vijay Chidambaram
Capital Group

International #2
DevOps Primer 101

Roc Paez
Hewlett Packard
Enterprises (HPE)

Atlantic
Time Management:
Breaking all the Myths
about Time

Laura Cazares
Life Mastery Institute

Pacific #1
Digital Transformation;
Let’s Go Beyond the
Buzzword

Galen Gruman
InfoWorld

TBD
3:30 – 3:45 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase
3:45 – 4:45 International Ballroom
Keynote Address: Marivi Stuchinsky, SVP, Chief Technology Officer, Farmers Insurance Group
Topic:        Disrupt or be Disrupted – Insurance Industry Trends
4:45 – 5:00 Alliance Partner Showcase & AP Sponsored Passport Drawing plus other surprise items (winner must be present to win)

latest update made on 10/2/2017